Kevin Durant scored 43 points and added 12 rebounds to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a close victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, 107-103. Oklahoma City (43-12) is now on a three-game winning streak.
Durant shot 14-33 from the field (3-13 on 3-pointers) and 12-12 from the free throw line. He also registered 7 assists and 3 steals. Other top contributors for Oklahoma City included Reggie Jackson with 16 points and 5 rebounds, and Serge Ibaka with 10 points and 7 rebounds. On 8-13 shooting from the field and 2-4 from the free throw line, Wesley Johnson put up 19 points for Los Angeles in the loss. Shawne Williams contributed 15 points and 9 rebounds, Kendall Marshall finished with 14 points and 17 assists, and Steve Blake put up 13 points and 6 rebounds.
Los Angeles (18-35) has now lost three in a row.
Coming up next, the Thunder battle the Miami Heat, who are 37-14 on the year. The Lakers match up with the Houston Rockets, currently 36-17 this season. The Thunder are 1-0 versus Miami this season. The Lakers are 1-1 versus Houston this season.