Oklahoma City was scorched by Kobe Bryant for 26 points as the Lakers defated the Thunder 114-106 in NBA action on Sunday.
Bettors who backed the Lakers were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 1 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 199.5.
Los Angeles got 20 points from Pau Gasol and another 14 points from Jordan Hill. Pau Gasol contributed 9 assists, while Jordan Hill cleaned the glass with 15 rebounds.
The Thunder got a 35-point performance from Kevin Durant, who was supported by 18 points from Serge Ibaka. Russell Westbrook had 10 assists in a losing cause for Oklahoma City, while Serge Ibaka grabbed 14 rebounds.
The Lakers hit the break trailing 52-47 before taking care of business in the second half.
Los Angeles had a 67-54 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Los Angeles looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Kings. The Thunder will aim to get back on the winning track vs Sacramento.