Lakers edge Thunder 90-87

Pau Gasol had 18 points and 11 rebounds,
Kobe Bryant scored 17 points and the Los Angeles Lakers extended
their cushion over Oklahoma City in the Western Conference
standings by beating the Thunder 90-87 on Sunday.
Andrew Bynum added 16 points and 10 rebounds, but the Lakers
weren't able to simply overpower the a Thunder team that added
Kendrick Perkins for interior toughness but won't get him in the
lineup for a couple weeks.
Lamar Odom missed a pair of free throws with 10.9 seconds left
to leave the door open for Oklahoma City, but Kevin Durant and
James Harden each missed 3-pointers from the top of the key in the
closing moments.
Russell Westbrook led Oklahoma City with 22 points and Durant
scored 21. The Thunder were held to a season-low 31 second-half
points in suffering their first three-game losing streak of the
season.