Kevin Durant scored 33 points, Russell Westbrook added 19 and
the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Los Angeles Lakers 100-85
Thursday night to head into the All-Star break tied for the
league’s best record.
The Thunder won their 12th straight home game and denied Los
Angeles the chance to head into the midseason break with
back-to-back statement wins on the road. The Lakers had won at
defending NBA champion Dallas a night earlier and were trying to
follow it by knocking off the other half of last year’s West
Kobe Bryant scored 24 points but went 7 for 24 from the field
for Los Angeles. Pau Gasol had 22 points and nine rebounds.
Oklahoma City and Miami both have NBA-leading 27-7 records at