Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Jodie Meeks (20) shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka (9) and small forward Perry Jones (3) during the second half at Staples Center. Photo by Richard Mackson, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.
The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder, 114-110, despite a triple-double from OKC’s All-Star forward Kevin Durant.
Jodie Meeks scored 24 of his career-high 42 points in the second half, while becoming only the third player to reach the 30-point mark this season for Los Angeles.
Pau Gasol added 20 points and 11 rebounds for the injury-ravaged Lakers, who had lost 29 of their previous 37 games.
Meantime, Durant had 27 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists for his third triple-double of the season.
Serge Ibaka also registered a double-double of 21 points and 15 boards in a losing effort for Oklahoma City. -- Report from ANC