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We see you, Jodie Meeks’ commercial. Lol.
OKC had a huge edge on the glass, their athleticism an LAL problem: 37-18 overall, 12-1 on the offensive glass. LAL hit 14 FT's, OKC just 2.
Thunder had an 18-point lead but the Lakers nearly tied it before the half. They came to play today.
Kevin Durant is well on his way to a triple-double. Has 10 points, 8 assists, and 7 rebounds.
After trailing by as many as 18, Lakers head into halftime down, 56-51. "We turned the ball over, " Durant said on ABC.
Durant's on near triple-double watch with 10 points, 8 assists and 7 boards. Westbrook had 10, 3 & 3 but 6 of OKC's 11 TO's.
LAL trimmed a once 18-point OKC lead to 56-51 at the half. Meeks had 18 points, Johnson 10, Gasol/Kelly 6 apiece. Kelly added 4 dimes.
At halftime the Lakers are down by 5. Not 50. 5.
Kevin Durant (10 pts, 8 ast, 7 reb) finds Ibaka for a dunk right before the half to put OKC up 56-51. Meeks has 18 pts for LAL
Halftime: Thunder 56, Lakers 51. Jodie Meeks with a game-high 18 points.
Not sure which is worse: The Lakers rebound or the Thunder's inability to finish at the rim.
Random, as Ibaka guards Gasol: Jose Calderon told me to ask Gasol about an apparently epic Pau-Ibaka ping pong match (Spanish nat'l team).
Scot Brooks said the Thunder players plan to talk to Derek Fisher about coming back next season.
Westbrook's been a bit out of control w/his engine revved up today. He's just 4 for 12 from the field and has 6 turnovers already.
Scott Brooks on Derek Fisher: “He’s one of the greatest winners this game has ever seen.”
Meeks missed an open 3 that would have tied it, and Gasol missed a layup that would have gotten LAL within 1.
Meeks now has 10 points in the quarter and 18 overall but just missed a 3 badly.
Jodie Meeks. (Clear) path to greatness.
Two clear-path foul steals by Jodie Meeks in the 1st half. One guy is certainly still trying for LA
Kevin Durant committed a clear path foul on Meeks (the 2nd CP one for Meeks), who hit both FT's (8 of 8 today) for 18 points. LAL within 3.
Some guy and girl did an overtly platonic hug on the Kiss Me cam. Excuse me, this is not ‘Nam. This is Kiss Me cam. There are rules. AK
Hey buddy, it's not the "Hug Me Cam."
I think it’s pretty clear now why Jodie Meeks has his own commercial.
Credit the Lakers, but a lot of self-inflicted pain for the Thunder, who have committed 11 turnovers.
With that run, LAL have cut the 18-point lead to 5 at 48-43 with 3 minutes to play in the 2nd. Meeks has 16 points.
Let the comeback begin.
It's a 15-2 run for the Lakers. Jodie Meeks capped it with a corner 3, his second in the past minute, book-ending a Johnson and-1 layup.
It's a 17-4 run for the Lakers. They trailed 44-28 when Jodie Meeks checked into the game with 7:58 left in the second.
Meeks from the corner and suddenly the Thunder lead is down to five, 48-43. Lakers playing D, too
Jodie Meeks' corner 3 brings OKC's once 18-pt lead down to 5 with 3:22 left in the half. Meeks is up to 16 pts.
The Lakers are only down by 9 late in the first half. Cameras caught Mike D’Antoni smiling =)
Cameras just caught D'Antoni smiling. Probably been a while since Lakers fans have seen that
The Thunder have gone cold. Their FG% just dipped under 50%.
LAL have played better since falling behind by as many as 18, Meeks hitting his 1st and LAL's 2nd 3 to cut the OKC lead to 11 at 48-37.
Westbrook didnt like that offensive foul call and gets a T. Maybe he was still thinking about that airball moments earlier.
Offensive foul on Westbrook followed by a T on Russ. Thought for a second that T was going to be on the equally fired up Kevin Durant.
Nice layup by Ryan Kelly. Lakers need more though.
Me: “The Lakers are down by 18.” The wife: “That’s pretty good!” BK
A 4-0 run comes courtesy of a Meeks' steal of Durant's pass, as he drew a clear path foul for 2 FT's, & Bazemore scored on the possession.
Fisher steal, Durant pass, Westbrook dunk. OKC 46, LAL 28.
Bazemore's pretty pass to Sacre for a dunk snapped OKC's run, the deficit now 16 at 44-28.
That’s Shawne Williams, ABC. Not Jodie Meeks.
That 4-point play from KD was the beginning of an 11-0 run for the Thunder.
Has anyone else noticed that Mike D’Antoni always mentions Robert Sacre in post-game interviews? Even when he only plays 5 minutes...
That's a 7-0 run in this 2nd Q after Durant's and-1 triple to close the 1st. LAL are shooting just 8 of 23 from the field 34.8%).
An 11-0 OKC run, again coming against LAL's bench (as did the first big push from the Clippers) has the Lakers trailing 42-26.
Good things truly happen when Robert Sacre is in the game. 42-26 Thunder early in the 2nd.
The Thunder open up the 2nd Q on a 7-0 run to take a 42-26 lead. Lakers call timeout.
OKC on an 11-0 run and leads 42-26. A timeout isnt going to change anything
Mike D'Antoni calls a timeout after a Jeremy Lamb 3 puts OKC up 42-26.
It’s bad enough having to wear sherseys, but when the other teams gets to wear jerseys, that's just mean. AK
Ryan Kelly notched two blocks in the first quarter. He started and played 10 minutes, scoring 4 points.
Durant has 10 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists after the first quarter.
Plenty of seats available in Section 323 for today's Lakers-Thunder game. http://t.co/m12uOMLoq7
A 4-point play from Kevin Durant allows OKC to close the quarter w/a 35-26 lead. Durant also had 5 boards and 5 assists.
Tank you, Kevin Durant.
Thunder lead 35-26 after the 1st Q. Durant has 10 pts, 5 reb, 5 ast already. Jodie Meeks leads the Lakers with 8 pts.
Kevin Durant completes a four-point play to put OKC up 35-26 a tthe end of the first quarter.
OKC on pace for 140 points. Nobody's surprised.
Farmar's 1 of 2 FT's at 1:10 have LAL within 5 at 29-24. That was their first miss in 10 early attempts, while OKC's yet to take a FT.
Welcome back, Jerami Grant. We missed you. Much needed W for the Cuse. Time to get right for the tourney.
And with these white sleeved jerseys today the Lakers' transformation into a Summer League team is now complete.
Let's just say fans of the team I used to cover never welcomed Derek Fisher with a reception as warm as the one he just received here in LA
Lakers fans applaud Derek Fisher. He still carries some clout in this arena.
We see you, Derek Fisher!
A nice ovation for Derek Fisher as he checks into the game.
First off the LAL bench is Farmar, replacing Marshall (2 assists, 1 board). Bazemore & Henry will likely be in after the next time out.
A good, tough finish from Meeks despite contact from Hasheem Thabeet - the NBA's tallest player - tied the game at 19 at the 4:27 mark.
Lakers wearing clingy "Los Lakers" jerseys with sleeves today for NBA promotion. Kendall Marshall said he wished he had an XL instead of L.
OKC's a far more athletic team, as we've seen on the glass w/t Thunder grabbing 5 offensive boards already. They lead 17-14 early.
Lakers putting forth good effort here early vs. all sorts of Westbrook activity, both good and bad. OKC 17, LAL 14 midway through 1Q.
Midway through the 1st, the Lakers trail 17-14. Not bad.
“Can’t guard me” - Ryan Kelly after scoring on Russell Westbrook. Not really.
A pretty baseline J from Ryan Kelly followed Wesley Johnson's 3 to tie it up at 7 early in L.A. vs. OKC.
Let's see if the Lakers can keep it within 50 against the Thunder. (That's not a joke.)
Thunder - 5. Lakers - 0.
LAL and OKC have tipped from Staples Center. In Westbrook's only game in his native L.A. (vs. LAL) this year, he opens w/a deep 3.
If you’re wondering why ABC isn’t showing Lakers-Thunder yet, blame LeBron.
Bulls and Heat going to overtime, cutting into the Lakers and Thunder matchup for ESPN viewers. And the earth kept spinning.
One reason (aside from Johnson on Durant) Bazemore moves to the bench? May be tired. Played 278 min. in 9 games for LAL; 268 in 44 for GSW.
Hoping Staples crowd (maybe even Lakers) gives DFisher a great tribute, if this is indeed his LA appearance vs. Lakers. One of the good guys
At Mass today priest says he would give up the Lakers for lent, but seems he gave up on them at this time last year. Ouch.
Scott Brooks says that he's heard some of OKC's players talking about how they plan to convince Derek Fisher not to retire after this year
Brooks said Fisher is on the floor because it's warranted for how he's playing, not his leadership. Also: "His effort is perfect."
Brooks on Derek Fisher: "He has a great ability to lead and inspire his teammates ... guys respect him because of who he is."