Oklahoma City was victimized by Kobe Bryant for 36 points as the Lakers defeated the Thunder 99-96 in NBA action on Friday.
Even though Los Angeles won, nobody won at the betting window as the game was a push (based on the closing point spread of 3). Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 189.5.
Los Angeles got 15 points from Andrew Bynum and another 12 points from Pau Gasol. Kobe Bryant contributed 6 assists, while Pau Gasol cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.
Oklahoma City got 31 points from Kevin Durant in a losing cause and another 21 points from Russell Westbrook. Thabo Sefolosha contributed 4 assists for the Thunder, while Serge Ibaka had 11 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Los Angeles were victorious, as the score was 50-47 at the break.
Los Angeles won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 44-37.