Field Goal %
- LAL 42.9
- 48.8 OKC
Three Point %
- LAL 39.3
- 52.9 OKC
- LAL 17
- 14 OKC
- LAL 54
- 48 OKC
- Oklahoma City, OK
0:00 - 4th Quarter
End of Game
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.
Ramona Shelburne provides insight into why the Knicks are going to part ways with Phil Jackson, putting Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis first.
The Knicks and president Phil Jackson are expected to announce they're parting ways early Wednesday morning, sources told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. Conversations accelerated this week, when the organization decided it would not buy out Carmelo Anthony.
Rockets star James Harden is pushing hard for free agent-to-be Chris Paul to come to Houston and has made his interest known to the Clippers' All-Star point guard, sources told ESPN's Marc Stein.