Oklahoma City 114, L.A. Lakers 108

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, December 7, 2012 9:30 PM
Location - Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials - #24 Mike Callahan, #33 Sean Corbin, #12 Violet Palmer
Attendance - 18203

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Lakers 27 26 22 33 108
Oklahoma City 26 41 22 25 114

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Lakers 9-11 7-5 2-6 L1
Oklahoma City 16-4 10-2 6-2 W7

Recap


Thunder 114, Lakers 108:
Kevin Durant scored 36 points and Russell Westbrook had 27 of his 33 points in the first half as host Oklahoma City defeated Los Angeles for its seventh consecutive victory.

Serge Ibaka scored 14 points, Nick Collison added 13 and Kevin Martin chipped in 11 as the Thunder topped 100 points for the 11th straight contest while improving to 10-2 at home.

Kobe Bryant scored 35 points, Dwight Howard had 23 and 18 rebounds and Jodie Meeks tallied 17 points for the Lakers, who dropped two games below .500 while losing for the sixth time in eight road outings.

Westbrook connected on five 3-pointers in the first half to help Oklahoma City to a 67-53 advantage. The Thunder were 8-of-11 from 3-point range in the half and racked up 41 points in the second quarter.

The Lakers trailed 89-75 entering the final quarter, and Oklahoma City’s lead increased to 100-81 with 7:41 remaining on Collison’s dunk. Los Angeles made a late run and narrowed its deficit to four on Bryant’s 3-pointer with 15.3 seconds remaining before Durant hit two free throws with 14.1 left to help seal it.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Howard had 10 rebounds in the opening quarter and Los Angeles finished with a 45-36 edge on the boards. … Westbrook’s first-half output was the highest of his career. … Lakers F Pau Gasol (tendinitis in both knees) missed his third straight game.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Lakers   Oklahoma City
Kobe Bryant 35 Scoring Kevin Durant 36
Kobe Bryant 7 Assists Russell Westbrook 8
Dwight Howard 18 Rebounds Kevin Durant 9
Kobe Bryant 9 Free Throws Made Kevin Durant 14
Kobe Bryant 3 Steals Thabo Sefolosha 3
Kobe Bryant 2 Blocks Nick Collison 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Lakers 108 42.9 11-28 25-31 17 45 5 11 17
Oklahoma City 114 48.8 9-17 23-28 22 36 3 6 14

Upcoming Games

  • Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against Indiana. The Thunder have a W/L % of .750 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game at home against Utah. The Lakers have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .545 after a loss.