Half: Lakers 58, Thunder 55

The Lakers (surprise!) had their hands full with the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight at Staples Center. It looked like a repeat of the teams’ first-round playoff series last April, when the top-seeded Lakers needed six games to eliminate the eighth-seeded Thunder. Lamar Odom was one of four Lakers to score in double figures in the opening half, scoring 12. Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum and Derek Fisher each had 10. Russell Westbrook scored 18 for the Thunder, and Kevin Durant added 16. The Lakers scored 36 points in the paint; the Thunder had 32. Oklahoma City was 1 of 9 on 3-pointers.

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