Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol of Spain puts up a shot during the first half in Game 3 of an NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference semifinal against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Friday, May 18, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
In the books
Kobe Bryant celebrates the Lakers' Game 3 victory over the Thunder at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Bryant scored 36 points in the win, which cut Oklahoma City's series lead to 2-1.
Fast and loose
Lakers forward Metta World Peace wrestles for the ball with Thunder guard Russell Westbrook during the first half of Game 3. The tussle turned into an altercation that led to both players getting technical fouls.
The referees and players from both teams intervene after an altercation between Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (left) and the Lakers' Metta World Peace (not pictured) late in the second quarter of Game 3.
Thunder forward Serge Ibaka holds off Lakers forward Pau Gasol and attacks a rebound during the second half of Game 3. Ibaka and Gasol each had 11 rebounds in the game, but the Lakers outrebounded the Thunder 44-37 on their way to the victory.
What are you doin'?
Kobe Bryant tries to regain control of the ball during the second half as the Thunder's Thabo Sefolosha applies pressure.
Pau Gasol goes strong with his left hand during the first half of Game 3. Gasol had a strong game for the Lakers with 12 points, 11 rebounds and six assists.
Battle of the bigs
Lakers center Andrew Bynum grabs a first-half rebound between teammate Jordan Hill and Thunder forward Serge Ibaka.
Russell Westbrook of the Thunder leans in and shoots during the first half in Game 3 against the Lakers in Los Angeles.
We've got this
Forward Andre Iguodala hugs guard Jrue Holiday during the fourth quarter of the 76ers' stunning Game 4 victory over the Boston Celtics in Philadelphia. The Sixers trailed by 15 points at half before rallying to tie the score 83-83. Iguodala then snapped the tie with five straight points and Philly ended on a 9-0 run to win 92-83 and even the series at 2-2.
Turner & hoop
Evan Turner of the 76ers drives to the basket between the Celtics' Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce during Game 4. Turner scored 16 points, but he made just 5 of 22 field-goal attempts.
Boston's Ray Allen frees the ball from the grasp of 76ers forward Thaddeus Young in the second half of Game 4, but he gets a lot of Young in the process. Young was big off the bench for Philly with 12 points and nine rebounds.
The 76ers' Evan Turner soars for a rebound during Game 4 against the Celtics.
Up and over
The Celtics' Brandon Bass lets fly over the 76ers' Spencer Hawes during Game 4. Bass was a bright spot for Boston, scoring 15 points.
Kevin Garnett uses his length to try to alter a shot by the 76ers' Evan Turner during Game 4. Garnett had three blocked shots, but he struggled otherwise, scoring just nine points and turning the ball over seven times.
Easy does it
Rajon Rondo glides to the basket during the second quarter of Game 4. Rondo had 15 points and 15 assists for the Celtics, who led 46-31 at halftime before the Sixers rallied.
Celtics forward Paul Pierce tries to get past 76ers forward Andre Iguodala during the first half of Game 4. Pierce led the Celtics with 24 points in a losing effort.