Bryant, Lakers top Thunder in Game 3


By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES — With their Game 2 collapse still fresh in their minds, the Los Angeles Lakers avoided a sequel with the only game plan they're confident will work against the younger, faster Oklahoma City Thunder.

Drew, a former Piston, led the team to a 40-26 record despite being without All-Star center Al Horford for all but 11 games of the regular season. The Celtics eliminated Atlanta in the first round of the playoffs. LA Lakers: Forward Pau Gasol won the

By Brian Kamenetzky The Lakers knew their season was on the line Friday night in Game 3 at Staples Center against Oklahoma City, and put in an effort matching the gravity of the situation. After racing to an early 16-4 lead, they found themselves down

By AP LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant didn't miss on 18 free throws and scored 14 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied late for a 99-96 victory over Oklahoma City in Game 3 on Friday night, cutting the Thunder's

Drew, a former Piston, led the team to a 40-26 record despite being without All-Star center Al Horford for all but 11 games of the regular season. The Celtics eliminated Atlanta in the first round of the playoffs. LA Lakers: Forward Pau Gasol won the

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