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Metta World Peace made his return from a seven-game suspension in front of a home crowd eager for him to help the Los Angeles Lakers survive a first-round playoff scare and advance with a thrilling Game 7 victory. That won’t be the case tonight when the Lakers start the Western Conference semifinals at Oklahoma City ( 6:30 p.m., TNT) in the teams’ first meeting since he – gave the Thunder’s James Harden a concussion by hitting him in the head with his elbow. “Good, old-fashioned Southern hospitality. That’s the type of reception that I expect that he’ll get, and that’s fair game,” said former teammate Derek Fisher, now a bench player for the Thunder. – AP