National Basketball Association
Oklahoma City 116, L.A. Lakers 101
When: 10:30 PM ET, Friday, January 11, 2013
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
#33 Sean Corbin, #75 Eric Dalen, #48 Scott Foster
Thunder 116, Lakers 101: Kevin Durant scored a season-high 42 points and Russell Westbrook added 27 and 10 assists as visiting Oklahoma City handed Los Angeles its sixth straight loss.
Kevin Martin contributed 15 points for the Thunder, who have won four of their last five contests.
Kobe Bryant scored 28 points and Antawn Jamison chipped in 19 and 10 rebounds off the bench for the Lakers, who have dropped six in a row for the first time since a seven-game skid from March 2-15, 2007.
Durant's turnaround jumper with 2:52 left in the first gave Oklahoma City a 25-14 lead, but Bryant scored five points as Los Angeles ended the quarter with an 11-0 run to forge a tie. Durant took over in the second, scoring 16 of the Thunder's 39 points and capping a quarter-ending 14-3 burst with a 3-pointer that gave the Northwest Division leaders a 64-48 halftime lead.
Durant continued his onslaught in the third as he poured in 13 of Oklahoma City's first 16 points in the quarter, including 11 straight in a span of less than four minutes, for an 80-57 advantage. He handed over the reins in the fourth to Westbrook, who scored 10 of his team's first 12 points in the period as the Thunder cruised to victory.
GAME NOTEBOOK: The Lakers failed to convert a 3-point attempt in the first half, going 0-for-11 from beyond the arc. ... Los Angeles scored 25 points in the third quarter, with Jamison (12) and Bryant (10) accounting for 22. G Steve Nash accounted for the rest of the points with a shot from beyond the arc. ... The Thunder improved to 7-0 when Durant scores at least 35 points. Durant and Westbrook combined for 69 points after entering the game with an average of 49.9 as a duo.
Top Game Performances
Kevin Durant 42
Kobe Bryant 28
Russell Westbrook 10
Steve Nash 7
Nick Collison 9
Earl Clark 10
Kevin Durant 6
||Free Throws Made
Kobe Bryant 10
Kendrick Perkins 2
Kobe Bryant 2
Kendrick Perkins 3
Earl Clark 3
Team Stats Summary
L.A. Lakers will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Lakers have a W/L % of .467 after a win and .381 after a loss.
Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against Portland. The Thunder have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .875 after a loss.