West showdown: Lakers vs. Thunder

5-on-5: After a busy start to 2012-13, which team would win a seven-game series?

Updated: December 7, 2012, 11:55 AM ET

They appeared to be on a collision course for the Western Conference finals at the start of the season. But now? Things aren't as crystal clear for the Los Angeles Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder, which square off in OKC on ESPN Friday night (9:30 ET, following Celtics-Sixers at 7).

Should the Lakers deal one of their cornerstones? Will Kevin Durant ultimately have more scoring punch than Kobe Bryant? Which team wins a playoff series now? Our panel weighs in.

1. Fact or Fiction: ...

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