Oklahoma City 120, L.A. Lakers 106

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, April 10, 2011 9:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #52 Pat Fraher, #13 Monty McCutchen, #63 Derek Richardson
Attendance - 18997

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Oklahoma City 36 30 22 32 120
L.A. Lakers 31 33 26 16 106

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oklahoma City 54-26 30-10 24-16 W4
L.A. Lakers 55-25 29-11 26-14 L5

Recap


Kevin Durant scored 31 points and the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder used a late 15-0 surge to send the Los Angeles Lakers to their fifth straight loss with a 120-106 victory on Sunday.

Russell Westbrook finished with 26 points, seven assists and six rebounds, while James Harden scored 16 off the bench for Oklahoma City. The win keeps the Thunder (54-26) within one game of the second seed in the Western Conference.

Kobe Bryant’s 31 points paced the Lakers (55-25), who have their first five-game losing skid since 2007 and dropped into a tie with Dallas for the West’s No. 2 spot.

The Lakers carried a five-point lead into the fourth quarter but slowly watched it dissipate. Nazr Mohammed hit a 15-foot jumper at the 6:54 mark and Durant then hit a jumper to put the Thunder ahead, 100-97.

Bryant was fouled while converting a layup with 3:10 to go, hitting the free throw to give the Lakers the 104-103 lead. But that would be the Lakers’ final basket until nine seconds remained.

Thabo Sefolosha followed Bryant’s bucket with a 3-pointer, Durant hit a long jumper and Westbrook finished a layup and then a four-point play for a 114-104 advantage with under a minute left.

Top Game Performances

Oklahoma City   L.A. Lakers
Kevin Durant 31 Scoring Kobe Bryant 31
Russell Westbrook 7 Assists Kobe Bryant 4
Russell Westbrook 6 Rebounds Andrew Bynum 13
James Harden 9 Free Throws Made Kobe Bryant 9
Russell Westbrook 2 Steals Ron Artest 3
Serge Ibaka 3 Blocks Andrew Bynum 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Oklahoma City 120 55.6 8-17 32-35 19 38 6 7 13
L.A. Lakers 106 46.9 7-15 23-28 23 34 5 10 10

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game at home against San Antonio. The Lakers have a W/L % of .782 after a win and .480 after a loss.
  • Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against Sacramento . The Thunder have a W/L % of .623 after a win and .778 after a loss.
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