Thunder Light Up Scoreboard & Lakers as Homestand Ends
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Oklahoma City Thunder shot nearly 56 percent from the field and had five players in double figure scoring in a 127-117 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City.
The Thunder had three players score at least 23 points, led by Russell Westbrook, who had 27 points and 11 assists.
Enes Kanter had 25 points and 16 rebounds, and had a double-double in the first quarter alone, with 15 points and 10 rebounds in the opening period.
Dion Waiters added 23 points, while Steven Adams had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Anthony Morrow added 12 off the bench, all on four three-pointers.
The Thunder led by 15 points at halftime, 68-53, then built the lead to 20 in the third quarter before the Lakers trimmed the deficit to seven at 72-65.
OKC responded with a 15-2 run to build the lead back to 20 again.
The Thunder hit 11 of 21 from three point range and outrebounded the Lakers by 21.
Former Tulsa Golden Hurricane star Jordan Clarkson led the Lakers with a career high 30 points.
OKC sweeps the three game regular season series against the Lakers, and has now won six straight games at home.
The Thunder improved to 41-30 on the season, and concluded a stretch of playing eight of 10 games at home.
The Thunder start a three-game road trip at San Antonio Wednesday night, before traveling to Utah Saturday and Phoenix Sunday.