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2012 NBA Playoffs: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, Western Conference Semifinals, Game 4

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2012 NBA Playoffs Western Conference Semifinals
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City Thunder

Series Index:

G.1: Thunder 119, Lakers 90 - at Oklahoma City
G.2: Thunder 77, Lakers 75 - at Oklahoma City
G.3: Lakers 99, Thunder 96 - at Los Angeles
G.4: Thunder 103, Lakers 100 - at Los Angeles
G.5: Thunder 106, Lakers 90 - at Oklahoma City
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Los Angeles Lakers 1 - 3 Oklahoma City Thunder

GAME 4: L.A. Lakers 100 - Oklahoma City Thunder 103

Leaders Points Rebounds Assists
Lakers Bryant: 38 Bynum: 9 Bryant/Sessions: 5
Thunder Westbrook: 37 Durant: 13 Westbrook: 5
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Tot
LAL 29 27 24 20 100
OKC 24 22 25 32 103
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May 19 - Los Angeles. The Lakers built a 10-point lead in the second quarter and kept it for most of the game, but at the end they run out of gas and the Thunder closed the fourth quarter with a 18-6 run to win 103-100 and take a 3-1 lead in their Western Conference Semifinals series.

Kobe Bryant had 38 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. he made 2 free throws to tie it at 98 with 1:04 minutes to go. But Gasol committed a costly turnover with 33 seconds left, Kevin Durant stole his pass in a play that brought back bad memories from game 2 when KD did the same with a pass from Kobe in the final minutes. Durant then surprised everybody when he made a long 3-pointer with 13 seconds left to raise his personal count to 31 points and Kobe missed his own three seconds later.

After going to a game 7 in the first round of the Playoffs against Denver, playing the team's first back-to-back playoff games in 13 years was too much for the Lakers and at the end they couldn't sustain the level of energy of the first 3 quarters. Andrew Bynum had 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists but Pau Gasol added just 10 points and they both disappeared at the end.

The Lakers couldn't stop Russell Westbrook who led the Thunder with 37 points, shooting 15-for-26. His 9 consecutive points for Oklahoma in a span of 2 and a half minutes closed the gap to 92-96 with 4:15 remaining, setting the stage for the recovery and for Durant heroics.

The Quotes

Mike Brown (LAL Coach): "We can talk about us offensively, because we had some struggles. 'But it comes down to those guys scoring 32 points in the fourth quarter, and I thought they did that very easily. That's the most disappointing thing"

Kobe Bryant (Lakers): "Pau has got to be more aggressive. He's got to be aggressive, got to shoot the ball, drive to the basket, and he will next game. ... (The turnover was) just a bad read on Pau's part. It happens.' ... "We're all upset and extremely frustrated, (but) I don't think anybody is worried about going into Oklahoma City and getting a win. 'We don't think about winning three in a row.''

Kevin Durant (Thunder): "We know no game is over. We've witnessed that before. We play hard every possession and live with the results, and we came out on top."

Scott Brooks  (Thunder Coach): "I wish I could sit up here and say how that happened...it just happened."

Highlights

Los Angeles Lakers Oklahoma City Thunder
Leaders: Pts Reb Ast St Bl More
Kobe Bryant 38 8 5 - -  
Pau Gasol 10 5 2 - 3  
Andrew Bynum 18 9 4 2 3  
Ramon Sessions 10 1 5 - -  
M. World Peace 14 6 2 2 -  
Leaders: Pts Reb Ast St Bl More
Russell Westbrook 37 2 5 1 -  
Kevin Durant 31 13 2 2 1  
Serge Ibaka 14 4 2 1 5  
James Harden 12 6 3 - -  
Derek Fisher 5 1 1 1 -  

Complete Boxscore

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER
Starters Min FG 3P FT Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF +/- Pts 
Kevin Durant, SF 46 10-18 3-4 8-10 1 12 13 2 2 1 3 3 +8 31
Serge Ibaka, PF 34 7-11 0-0 0-0 4 0 4 2 1 5 1 5 +9 14
Kendrick Perkins, C 32 1-3 0-0 0-0 1 8 9 1 0 3 1 3 +9 2
Thabo Sefolosha, SG 19 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 2 -3 2
Russell Westbrook, PG 43 15-26 1-2 6-7 1 1 2 5 1 0 1 2 +9 37
Bench Min FG 3P FT Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF +/- Pts 
Derek Fisher, PG 15 2-4 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 -10 5
Nazr Mohammed, C 4 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 -4 0
Nick Collison, PF 12 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 -6 0
Daequan Cook, SG 2 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -5 0
James Harden, G 33 2-11 1-6 7-8 0 6 6 3 0 0 1 3 +8 12
Totals 38-77 6-16 21-25 9 30 39 16 6 10 7 23   103
Percentages: 49.4% 37.5% 84.0%
Fast break points:   14
Points in the paint:   34
Team TO ( points off ):   7 (8)
+/- denotes team's net points while the player is on the court.
LOS ANGELES LAKERS
Starters Min FG 3P FT Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF +/- Pts 
Metta World Peace, SF 43 4-10 4-8 2-4 1 5 6 2 2 0 2 4 -4 14
Pau Gasol, PF 39 4-10 0-0 2-2 3 2 5 2 0 3 3 5 -7 10
Andrew Bynum, C 43 9-15 0-0 0-2 5 4 9 4 2 3 0 2 +1 18
Kobe Bryant, SG 40 12-28 0-2 14-17 3 5 8 5 0 0 2 1 -9 38
Ramon Sessions, PG 32 4-9 0-3 2-2 0 1 1 5 0 0 1 3 +11 10
Bench Min FG 3P FT Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF +/- Pts 
Matt Barnes, SF 5 0-3 0-1 0-0 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
Steve Blake, PG 24 2-6 1-4 0-0 1 2 3 1 1 0 0 3 -6 5
Jordan Hill, C 14 2-5 0-0 1-2 4 3 7 0 0 1 0 1 0 5
Totals 37-86 5-18 21-29 18 25 43 19 5 7 8 19   100
Percentages: 43.0% 27.8% 72.4%
Fast break points:   15
Points in the paint:   48
Team TO ( points off ):   9 (14)
+/- denotes team's net points while the player is on the court.
Flagrant Fouls: None
Technical Fouls: PLAYERS: 2 OKCITY ( K Perkins 1, R Westbrook 1 ) - TEAMS (def3sec): None - COACHES: None
Officials: Ken Mauer , Ron Garretson , Dan Crawford

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