Halftime: Lakers 47, Thunder 39

The Lakers answered a whole lot of questions in the first half today. First and foremost, Andrew Bynum snowed he was ready to play after sitting out for 13 games because of an Achilles tendon injury. He dunked in the face of Oklahoma City’s Nenad Krstic for two of his nine points on 4-for-6 shooting in the half. Kobe Bryant had a team-leading 14 points and Pau Gasol scored nine points and added nine rebounds. The Lakers had a double-digit lead for most of the half, but then former UCLA standout Russell Westbrook went a little nuts and scored eight of his 10 points in the closing minutes for OKC. Kevin Durant added 10 points for the Thunder. The Lakers led by as many as 17 points in the second quarter.

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