Lakers lose to Oklahoma City, 100-85
The Lakers got run off the court by the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 100-85 loss on Thursday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Thunder had 21 fastbreak points, the Lakers only had six.
The Lakers' two All-Stars, Andrew Bynum and Kobe Bryant, never found their shot in the game. Bynum had 14 points on five-for-15 shooting. Bryant had 24 points on seven-for-24 shooting.
The Lakers (20-14) fell to 6-12 on the road this season, 0-11 when trailing after three quarters away from home.
Indicative of their night was a remarkably poor sequence right before halftime. The Lakers allowed a three-pointer by Russell Westbrook with 0.8 seconds left and a 15-footer by Kevin Durant after he stole a lazy inbounds pass by Bynum.
The Lakers trailed at halftime after that flurry, 46-43. They never led again.
Bryant had his second bad shooting night in a row. He made only four of 15 shots in the Lakers' 96-91 victory Wednesday over the Mavericks in Dallas.
Durant had 33 points and six assists for Oklahoma City (27-7), which improved to 15-1 at home. Westbrook had 19 points, six assists and five rebounds while Serge Ibaka finished with 11 points, 13 rebounds and three blocked shots for the Thunder.
The All-Star Game is Sunday in Orlando. The Lakers do not play again until a home game next Wednesday against Minnesota.
Photo: Lakers power forward Pau Gasol scores inside against Thunder center Kendrick Perkins, left, in the first half Thursday night in Oklahoma City. Credit: Sue Ogrocki /Associated Press