Field Goal %
- OKC 44.4
- 55.4 LAL
Three Point %
- OKC 25.0
- 41.2 LAL
- OKC 10
- 14 LAL
- OKC 43
- 54 LAL
- Los Angeles, CA
- Line: OKC -3.0
0:00 - 4th Quarter
End of Game
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.
While Kevin Garnett won't join the Clippers as a player, coach Doc Rivers hopes to add him in some unnamed role in the future.
Rockets guard Patrick Beverley respects the athletes that are using their platform to protest and speak out on social injustices around the country, but Beverley says he'll never protest the national anthem because of the five years he was overseas.
Amin Elhasssan examines the timing of Kevin Garnett's retirement and the legacy he left on the game.