Without Stars, Thunder Shine In Win Over Lakers
With Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Steven Adams all out due to injuries, the Oklahoma City Thunder used a balanced scoring attack to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 108-101 on Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Five Thunder players scored in double figures in the win, with Serge Ibaka and D.J. Augustin both scoring 18 points to lead the way.
Ibaka added 14 rebounds and Augustin had 9 rebounds and 5 assists.
Enes Kanter recorded his third double double season coming to the Thunder, with 16 points and 15 rebounds.
Jeremy Lamb scored 14 points off the bench, and Nick Collison added 12 points.
OKC never trailed in the game and hit 11 three-pointers as they ended a two-game losing streak.
Durant is out as he continues to heal from a procedure to relieve soreness in his right foot, while Westbrook did not play after suffering a fractured cheekbone on Friday night at Portland.
Adams missed the game with a broken finger.
Durant will be re-evalauted this week to determine if he can return, and Westbrook will be looked at later in the week to determine his status.
The Thunder improved to 33-27 with the win, and return home Wednesday night to host Philadelphia at 7:00 at Chesapeake Arena.