L.A. Lakers 101, Oklahoma City 94

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, January 17, 2011 10:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #27 Dick Bavetta, #67 John Goble, #31 Scott Wall
Attendance - 18997

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Oklahoma City 28 27 20 19 94
L.A. Lakers 28 30 23 20 101

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oklahoma City 27-14 15-6 12-8 L1
L.A. Lakers 31-12 17-5 14-7 W1

Recap

Pau Gasol led a balanced attack with seven of his 21 points in the fourth quarter as the host Los Angeles Lakers held off the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-94 on Monday night.

Russell Westbrook had 32 points and 12 assists and Kevin Durant had 24 points and eight rebounds for the Thunder (27-14), which has lost 11 straight against the Lakers at Los Angeles dating back to 2006 when they were the Seattle Sonics.

Kobe Bryant also scored 21 points and had seven assists, while Lamar Odom had 16 points and seven rebounds and Derek Fisher scored 15 for the Lakers (31-12).

Andrew Bynum added 10 points and 10 rebounds for Los Angeles, which has won six straight at home and improved to 8-1 in second night of back-to-back games – including six straight – this season.

Oklahoma City, which was 2-for 22-from 3-point range, fell to 11-2 when Westbrook scores 25 or more points.

The Lakers opened the second half with an 18-6 run to take a 76-61 lead, but the Thunder went on a 14-2 run before they eventually trailed 81-75 after three quarters.

It was the first meeting between the teams since the Lakers eliminated the Thunder in the first round of the playoffs last season in six games.

Top Game Performances

Oklahoma City   L.A. Lakers
Russell Westbrook 32 Scoring Kobe Bryant 21
Russell Westbrook 12 Assists Kobe Bryant 7
Serge Ibaka 10 Rebounds Andrew Bynum 10
Russell Westbrook 8 Free Throws Made Kobe Bryant 6
Jeff Green 3 Steals Derek Fisher 2
Kevin Durant 1 Blocks Pau Gasol 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Oklahoma City 94 42.5 2-22 18-22 21 40 5 7 9
L.A. Lakers 101 50.0 7-14 18-26 24 41 5 4 15

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game on the road against Dallas. The Lakers have a W/L % of .800 after a win and .538 after a loss.
  • Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against Denver . The Thunder have a W/L % of .556 after a win and .857 after a loss.
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