Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Kobe Bryant scored 26 points on Sunday and
the Lakers overcame a double-digit fourth-quarter deficit to down the Thunder,
114-106, in double overtime.
The Lakers, seeded third in the Western Conference, were down by 17 in the
fourth before eventually reclaiming the lead on Bryant's one-footed running
three-pointer with 1:21 remaining in regulation. They moved one game ahead of
the Clippers, who play later Sunday, in both the Pacific Division and
Bryant had six points in the second overtime while Pau Gasol finished with 20
points and 14 boards and Jordan Hill scored 14. Metta World Peace had 12
points before being ejected in the second quarter for violently elbowing
Thunder guard James Harden in the side of the head.
Kevin Durant scored 35 points to pace Oklahoma City, which fell one game
behind San Antonio for the top spot in the West. The Spurs play later Sunday.
Serge Ibaka added 18 points and 14 rebounds in the setback and Russell
Westbrook chipped in 14 points and 10 assists. Harden did not return to the
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