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Lakers vs. Thunder Game 3 (Final ): Thunder 101, Lakers 96

April 22, 2010 |  9:23 pm

Lakers8_510 Oklahoma City roared back in the fourth quarter to beat the Lakers, 101-96, as the young Thunder won their first game of the series.

Kevin Durant hit two free throws with 13 seconds left to secure the win.

Russell Westbrook led the Thunder with 27 points, including 10 in the final quarter. Durant also did a fine job defending Kobe Bryant; Bryant missed 8 of 10 shots in the fourth quarter. Durant scored 29 points despite a poor shooting night.

At one point in the final quarter the Lakers went nearly four minutes without scoring.

The Lakers lead the series, 2-1, with the Game 4 scheduled for Saturday night.

--Barry Stavro

Photo: Lakers power forward Pau Gasol grabs an offensive rebound in front of Oklahoma City power forward Jeff Green in the first half of Game 3 on Thursday night. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times