Thunder Go On Huge Run For Another Blowout of Lakers
The Oklahoma City Thunder went on a 40-4 run from the second quarter into the third quarter to blow open the game on their way to a 120-85 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The Thunder led by 10 after the first quarter, then saw the Lakers come back to take a 42-39 lead in the second quarter before the decisive run.
L.A. native Russell Westbrook led the Thunder with 23 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists.
Kevin Durant had 21 points and 7 rebounds, while Andre Roberson scored a career high 15 poits and added 7 rebounds and 4 blocks.
Two other Thunder players were in double figure scoring, with Serge Ibaka scoring 17 and Enes Kanter 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Kobe Bryant, who didn’t play against the Thunder in Oklahoma City last Saturday, had 19 points, but made just 7 of 22 shots from the field.
The Thunder made 54 percent from the field, holding the Lakers to just 36 percent.
OKC had the rebounding edge 61-35.
The win was OKC’s third in a row, all over the two teams in Los Angeles.
The Thunder improved to 20-9 on the season, while the Lakers dropped to 5-24 on the year.
OKC will host Chicago on Christmas Day at 1:30 at Chesapeake Arena.