Updated: April 23, 2012, 12:25 AM ET

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Which L.A. Team Would Thunder Prefer?

By ESPN Los Angeles

OKC has been far more successful this year against the Lakers than the Clippers. Any sense they'd rather draw the purple and gold in the second round?

Royce Young, Daily Thunder: I think so. Like I said, Chris Paul in the pick-and-roll has been a scary thing for OKC this season. The Lakers are a bit more traditional with their bigs, which allows the Thunder to play Kendrick Perkins and Serge Ibaka more. The Clippers can go small with guards and force the Thunder to match that, which makes them vulnerable on the glass.

But then again, the thought of having to get past Kobe Bryant and the Lakers before the Western Conference finals isn't a fun thing to think about. Just the mental aspect of having to beat the Lakers that early might be enough to want the Clippers instead.

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