The short-handed Lakers didn't quit after falling behind by five points with about two minutes left, but
Durant made 14 of 33 shots (42.4%) from the field and all 12 of his free throws in the game. He also collected 12 rebounds and dished seven assists.
Lakers point guard
Turnovers were a major problem for the Lakers.
Durant had six turnovers himself, although the Thunder finished with 15 as a team.
The Lakers shot only 59.1% (13 of 22) at the free-throw line while the Thunder missed only three all night (21 of 24).
Thunder point guard
The Lakers had six players at 10 or more, including Johnson (19),
Oklahoma City shot 44.3% from the field as a team. The Lakers, who made 48.2% of their shot, lost the game with turnovers and missed free throws.
The Lakers (18-35) are off until Wednesday when they host
The Thunder (43-12) return home after the All-Star break to host the
The Lakers held onto their lead against the Thunder, pushing it up to 15 points late in the third quarter before Oklahoma City scored the final five points.
Lakers point guard
Thunder All-Star forward
The Lakers played some of their best basketball in weeks, taking a nine-point lead over the Thunder into the half.
Durant scored 12 points but shot only 5 of 13 from the field. Point guard
The Lakers shot 51.1% from the field and 53.8% (7 of 13) from three-point range. The Thunder made only 2 of 11 shots (18.2%) from long range.
Despite playing extremely short-handed against the team with the top record in the
The Lakers shot 43.5% and had seven assists on their 10 field goals. Marshall led both teams with three assists.
The Lakers (18-34) host the Oklahoma City Thunder (42-12) on Thursday night.
Injuries have decimated the Lakers. They'll play without
For a more in-depth breakdown, check out Preview: Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder.