LA Lakers beat Oklahoma City in NBA playoff series Kobe Bryant shot a perfect 18-of-18 from the free-throw line and had a game-high 36 points as the Los Angeles Lakers beat Oklahoma City 99-96 to hand the Thunder their first loss of the 2012 playoffs. LA Lakers free-throw to victory The Los Angeles Lakers have beaten the Oklahoma City Thunder 99-96 in game three of their best-of-seven NBA playoff series. LA Lakers beat Oklahoma City Thunder 99-96 in LA The LA Lakers rallied late for a 99-96 victory over Oklahoma City in Game 3 on Friday night at the Staples Center. NBA: Oklahoma City 77, LA Lakers 75 OKLAHOMA CITY, May 17 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant and James Harden led a game-closing 9-0 run Wednesday that rallied the Oklahoma City Thunder a 77-75 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. LA Lakers: Kobe's Implosion in Game 2 Is Only One of the Lakers' Issues Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is not known for conceding anything to opponents, so it was strange to hear his response when asked by a reporter on ESPN's SportsCenter how his Lakers could match the Oklahoma City Thunder 's energy after getting blown off the court in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals. Bryant said there was no way the Lakers could match the youthful exuberance of ... Denver Nuggets survive LA Lakers onslaught Kobe Bryant had a 43-point night, but it was overshadowed by Nuggets determination. What Wounded LA Lakers Must Do to Reach NBA Finals The Los Angeles Lakers are in a deep hole right now, but a few changes can put them back on track towards winning another championship. Los Angeles is down 0-2 in the Western Conference semifinals against the Oklahoma City Thunder , and both losses were particularly painful for Lakers fans. The first was a 29-point blowout. The second was much closer, but came after the Thunder went on a 9-0 run ... LA Lakers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Game 2: Running Diary, Live Score, & Analysis The Oklahoma City Thunder got out quickly against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinal. Oklahoma City looked unstoppable from the perimeter and in the passing lanes on their way to a breezy 119-90 blowout victory. Should they continue to achieve at that pace, there is no collection of players that can hope to derail them from their prize: the NBA Championship ... NBA: LA Lakers 99, Oklahoma City 96 LOS ANGELES, May 19 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant and Metta World Peace combined to hit six free throws down the stretch Friday to give the Los Angeles Lakers a 99-96 win over Oklahoma City. LA Lakers head home with 3-1 NBA playoffs lead Ramon Sessions nailed the go-ahead three-point shot with 48 seconds left to lift the Los Angeles Lakers to a 92-88 win over the Denver Nuggets in game four of their first round NBA playoff series.
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