Team Stats

  • Field Goal %

    • OKC 44.4
    • 55.4 LAL
  • Three Point %

    • OKC 25.0
    • 41.2 LAL
  • Turnovers

    • OKC 10
    • 14 LAL
  • Rebounds

    • OKC 43
    • 54 LAL

Game Information

STAPLES Center
,
Coverage: ABC
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Line: OKC -3.0
Attendance: 18,997
100%
Capacity: 19,060
Referees: Monty McCutchen, David Guthrie, James Williams
1/27/2013 Associated Press

Kobe, Nash take over as Lakers top Thunder

Kobe Bryant had 21 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds, Steve Nash added seven of his 17 points in the final 5 1/2 minutes, and the Los Angeles Lakers held off the NBA-leading Oklahoma City Thunder 105-96 Sunday.

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Thunder2330222196
Lakers27252330105

Game Flow

OKC
LAL
0:00 - 4th Quarter

OKC

96

LAL

105

End of Game

Shot Chart

  • Russell Westbrook misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Serge Ibaka misses 13-foot jumper
  • Russell Westbrook misses layup
  • Kevin Durant makes 7-foot two point shot (Kendrick Perkins assists)
  • Kevin Durant makes 2-foot driving dunk (Russell Westbrook assists)
  • Serge Ibaka misses 16-foot jumper
  • Kevin Durant misses jumper
  • Serge Ibaka misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Kevin Durant misses 12-foot jumper
  • Russell Westbrook misses
  • Kendrick Perkins makes two point shot (Kevin Durant assists)
  • Pau Gasol blocks Kevin Durant 's 2-foot layup
  • Serge Ibaka makes two point shot (Russell Westbrook assists)
  • Nick Collison makes two point shot
  • Kevin Martin makes driving layup (Russell Westbrook assists)
  • Kevin Martin makes 21-foot jumper
  • Russell Westbrook misses 11-foot jumper
  • Serge Ibaka makes 3-foot two point shot (Russell Westbrook assists)
  • Kevin Durant misses 4-foot jumper
  • Antawn Jamison blocks Kevin Durant 's 3-foot layup
  • Hasheem Thabeet makes 1-foot two point shot
  • Reggie Jackson makes driving layup (Nick Collison assists)
  • Russell Westbrook misses 27-foot three point jumper
  • Kobe Bryant blocks Kevin Durant 's 6-foot jumper
  • Kevin Durant makes 19-foot jumper (Kendrick Perkins assists)
  • Russell Westbrook misses 19-foot jumper
  • Serge Ibaka makes 7-foot two point shot (Russell Westbrook assists)
  • Serge Ibaka misses 20-foot jumper
  • Thabo Sefolosha misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • Russell Westbrook makes 22-foot jumper
  • Kendrick Perkins makes layup (Kevin Durant assists)
  • Kendrick Perkins makes layup (Russell Westbrook assists)
  • Russell Westbrook misses 19-foot jumper
  • Kevin Durant misses 27-foot three point jumper
  • Thabo Sefolosha misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • Kendrick Perkins misses hook shot
  • Kevin Durant makes driving dunk (Russell Westbrook assists)
  • Russell Westbrook makes 26-foot three point jumper (Kevin Durant assists)
  • Kevin Martin misses layup
  • Russell Westbrook makes two point shot
  • Russell Westbrook misses 16-foot jumper
  • Russell Westbrook makes 3-foot two point shot
  • Kevin Martin makes driving layup
  • Kevin Durant misses 20-foot jumper
  • Serge Ibaka makes jumper (Reggie Jackson assists)
  • Russell Westbrook makes two point shot
  • Kevin Durant makes 25-foot three point jumper (Russell Westbrook assists)
  • Kevin Durant misses two point shot
  • Russell Westbrook makes two point shot
  • Kevin Durant misses 18-foot jumper
  • Russell Westbrook misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Kevin Durant misses 5-foot hook shot
  • Serge Ibaka blocks Earl Clark 's 5-foot jumper
  • Serge Ibaka blocks Kobe Bryant 's 8-foot jumper
  • Kobe Bryant makes two point shot
  • Metta World Peace misses 13-foot jumper
  • Kobe Bryant misses 7-foot hook shot
  • Earl Clark makes 26-foot three point jumper (Kobe Bryant assists)
  • Pau Gasol misses 21-foot jumper
  • Kobe Bryant makes 20-foot two point shot
  • Antawn Jamison misses jumper
  • Steve Nash makes two point shot
  • Steve Nash makes 24-foot three point jumper (Kobe Bryant assists)
  • Antawn Jamison makes 20-foot jumper (Chris Duhon assists)
  • Antawn Jamison makes driving layup (Metta World Peace assists)
  • Antawn Jamison makes 19-foot jumper (Jodie Meeks assists)
  • Thabo Sefolosha blocks Jodie Meeks 's 26-foot three point jumper
  • Chris Duhon misses 27-foot three point jumper
  • Kobe Bryant makes two point shot (Steve Nash assists)
  • Steve Nash makes 27-foot three point jumper (Kobe Bryant assists)
  • Metta World Peace misses 23-foot three point jumper
  • Serge Ibaka blocks Metta World Peace 's 4-foot jumper
  • Steve Nash misses 7-foot jumper
  • Dwight Howard makes two point shot (Kobe Bryant assists)
  • Dwight Howard misses tip shot
  • Metta World Peace misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Kobe Bryant makes 19-foot jumper
  • Earl Clark misses layup
  • Kobe Bryant makes driving layup
  • Pau Gasol makes 16-foot jumper (Kobe Bryant assists)
  • Kobe Bryant misses jumper
  • Earl Clark makes layup (Pau Gasol assists)
  • Pau Gasol misses 21-foot jumper
  • Earl Clark makes two point shot (Steve Nash assists)
  • Jodie Meeks makes 27-foot three point jumper (Pau Gasol assists)
  • Jodie Meeks makes 13-foot jumper (Metta World Peace assists)
  • Pau Gasol makes 5-foot two point shot
  • Metta World Peace misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • Steve Nash misses 13-foot two point jumper
  • Earl Clark misses 9-foot Running Jumper
  • Kobe Bryant misses 14-foot jumper
  • Kobe Bryant makes layup
  • Pau Gasol makes layup (Kobe Bryant assists)
  • Kobe Bryant makes 19-foot jumper

Research Notes

  • The Lakers had a pace of 93.6 possessions per 48 minutes Sunday, which would rank 12th slowest in the NBA. Entering Sunday's game, they were averaging 97 possessions per 48 minutes, third fastest in the NBA. The slower pace resulted in an effective field goal percentage of nearly 61 percent.

  • Once again, Kobe took fewer shots and the Lakers came out on top.

  • Kobe Bryant scored 21 points in the Lakers win over the Thunder Sunday. In games which Bryant has scored fewer than 28 points, the Lakers are 11-6, compared to 8-19 when he scores 28 or more.

  • Kobe Bryant has played much more selflessly in the Lakers' last 2 games, and it has paid off with back-to-back wins. He's cut his FG attempts in half, while dishing out 14 assists in both games. After outscoring opponents by an average margin of 0.8 points per game in the first 42 games, the Lakers outscored their last 2 opponents by an average of 13.5 points.

  • The Lakers had struggled with the Western Conference's elite this season but scored an impressive win over Oklahoma City today. LA got its 1st win over a top 4 Western Conference foe today after losing its 1st 8 games against the Thunder, Spurs, Clippers, and Grizzlies.

  • Kobe Bryant has 14 assists for the second straight game Sunday. It's the second time in his career he's had at least 14 assists in consecutive games. The last time was December 8-10, 2002.

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