Team Stats

  • Field Goal %

    • LAL 42.9
    • 48.8 OKC
  • Three Point %

    • LAL 39.3
    • 52.9 OKC
  • Turnovers

    • LAL 17
    • 14 OKC
  • Rebounds

    • LAL 54
    • 48 OKC

Game Information

Chesapeake Energy Arena
,
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Line: OKC -7.0
Attendance: 18,203
100%
Capacity: 18,203
Referees: Sean Corbin, Violet Palmer, Mike Callahan
12/8/2012 Associated Press

Durant scores 36 as Thunder hold off Lakers

Kevin Durant had 36 points, Russell Westbrook scored 27 of his 33 in the first half to stake Oklahoma City to a commanding lead and the Thunder beat the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers 114-108 Friday night.

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Game Flow

LAL
OKC
0:00 - 4th Quarter

LAL

108

OKC

114

End of Game

Shot Chart

  • Kobe Bryant misses two point shot
  • Antawn Jamison misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Kobe Bryant makes 25-foot three point jumper
  • Kendrick Perkins blocks Dwight Howard 's 14-foot jumper
  • Metta World Peace misses 22-foot three point jumper
  • Serge Ibaka blocks Dwight Howard's shot
  • Antawn Jamison makes layup (Dwight Howard assists)
  • Kobe Bryant misses 24-foot jumper
  • Metta World Peace makes layup (Dwight Howard assists)
  • Darius Morris misses driving layup
  • Dwight Howard makes two point shot
  • Kobe Bryant misses layup
  • Dwight Howard misses 3-foot two point shot
  • Jodie Meeks makes 24-foot three point jumper (Darius Morris assists)
  • Darius Morris misses 19-foot jumper
  • Darius Morris misses driving layup
  • Antawn Jamison makes two point shot
  • Jordan Hill makes layup (Devin Ebanks assists)
  • Devin Ebanks misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Nick Collison blocks Jodie Meeks 's 1-foot layup
  • Antawn Jamison misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Antawn Jamison misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Jordan Hill misses 5-foot jumper
  • Dwight Howard misses two point shot
  • Kobe Bryant makes 25-foot three point jumper (Chris Duhon assists)
  • Dwight Howard makes dunk (Kobe Bryant assists)
  • Chris Duhon misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Metta World Peace misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Antawn Jamison misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Metta World Peace misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Chris Duhon makes 25-foot three point jumper (Kobe Bryant assists)
  • Dwight Howard makes two point shot
  • Kobe Bryant makes 9-foot two point shot
  • Dwight Howard misses 7-foot two point shot
  • Chris Duhon makes 24-foot three point jumper (Antawn Jamison assists)
  • Metta World Peace misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Kobe Bryant makes driving layup
  • Kobe Bryant makes 24-foot three point jumper
  • Kobe Bryant misses jumper
  • Dwight Howard makes dunk (Kobe Bryant assists)
  • Antawn Jamison misses tip shot
  • Kobe Bryant misses jumper
  • Dwight Howard makes 7-foot two point shot
  • Kobe Bryant makes 4-foot two point shot
  • Dwight Howard makes 9-foot two point shot
  • Kobe Bryant misses 8-foot jumper
  • Kobe Bryant misses 14-foot two point shot
  • Kobe Bryant makes three point jumper (Chris Duhon assists)
  • Jodie Meeks misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Kevin Durant misses 14-foot step back jumpshot
  • Russell Westbrook makes 25-foot three point jumper (Thabo Sefolosha assists)
  • Thabo Sefolosha makes 23-foot three point jumper (Russell Westbrook assists)
  • Kendrick Perkins misses 17-foot jumper
  • Russell Westbrook misses 18-foot two point jumper
  • Kobe Bryant blocks Serge Ibaka's layup
  • Serge Ibaka misses 19-foot jumper
  • Kevin Durant misses 10-foot two point shot
  • Serge Ibaka makes two point shot
  • Serge Ibaka misses 19-foot jumper
  • Russell Westbrook makes two point shot
  • Russell Westbrook misses three point pullup jump shot
  • Russell Westbrook makes 27-foot three pointer
  • Nick Collison makes driving dunk (Kevin Martin assists)
  • Nick Collison makes layup (Eric Maynor assists)
  • Kevin Durant makes 9-foot two point shot (Nick Collison assists)
  • Kevin Durant makes dunk (Eric Maynor assists)
  • Eric Maynor misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Kevin Martin makes 1-foot dunk (Russell Westbrook assists)
  • Russell Westbrook misses 19-foot jumper
  • Kevin Martin makes layup
  • Kevin Durant makes two point shot (Russell Westbrook assists)
  • Kobe Bryant blocks Kevin Martin 's 22-foot jumper
  • Russell Westbrook makes 18-foot jumper
  • Russell Westbrook makes 18-foot two point shot
  • Serge Ibaka makes jumper (Russell Westbrook assists)
  • Kendrick Perkins misses jumper
  • Russell Westbrook makes 24-foot three point jumper
  • Russell Westbrook misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Russell Westbrook misses 7-foot jumper
  • Thabo Sefolosha makes layup
  • Kevin Durant misses 16-foot step back jumpshot
  • Hasheem Thabeet makes dunk (Kevin Durant assists)
  • Dwight Howard blocks Russell Westbrook's layup
  • Serge Ibaka misses two point shot
  • Kevin Durant makes 24-foot three pointer
  • Serge Ibaka makes 15-foot jumper (Kevin Durant assists)
  • Hasheem Thabeet misses
  • Russell Westbrook misses driving layup
  • Nick Collison makes two point shot (Kevin Martin assists)
  • Kevin Martin misses 20-foot jumper
  • Jordan Hill blocks Nick Collison's layup
  • Jordan Hill blocks Thabo Sefolosha's layup
  • Russell Westbrook misses 6-foot jumper
  • Nick Collison makes two point shot
  • Russell Westbrook makes driving layup
  • Nick Collison makes dunk (Russell Westbrook assists)
  • Kevin Durant misses 14-foot jumper
  • Thabo Sefolosha misses jumper
  • Serge Ibaka makes jumper (Kendrick Perkins assists)
  • Kevin Durant misses jumper
  • Kevin Durant makes 10-foot two point shot (Thabo Sefolosha assists)
  • Kevin Durant misses three point jumper

Research Notes

  • Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant led their respective teams in scoring Friday and had similar games in terms of shooting distance. Bryant and Durant combined to make 12 of 16 shots from inside 10 feet and were 6-for-13 from at least 20 feet (including 6-9 from the 3-point line). But the duo struggled on mid-range jumpers, shooting a combined 3-for-14 (21.4 percent) on shots between 10 and 19 feet. Entering the game Bryant was shooting 47.6 percent and Durant was shooting 44.6 percent on such shots.

  • Dwight Howard scored 12 of his 23 points on post-up plays Friday and was more efficient in the post than he's been all season. Howard entered Friday's game averaging 0.81 points per play on post-ups, on pace to be his lowest efficiency on those plays in the last five seasons.

  • Russell Westbrook made eight of his 14 field goals from at least 15 feet Friday, his most made shots from that distance in a game this season. Westbrook entered Friday shooting 32.9 percent from 15+ feet and 49.7 percent inside 15 feet, but reversed that trend against the Lakers.

  • The Thunder used their transition game to outscore the Lakers by 15 points in the second quarter Friday and build a lead they never relinquished. Eighteen of Oklahoma City's season-high 41 second-quarter points came in transition and the Thunder continue to be the most efficient transition team in the NBA this season, averaging 1.32 points per play.

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