Oklahoma City Defeats Los Angeles 100-85 - Recap
Los Angeles was victimized by Kevin Durant for 33 points as the Thunder defeated the Lakers 100-85 in NBA action on Thursday.
Bettors who backed the Thunder were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 7.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 195.5.
Oklahoma City got 19 points from Russell Westbrook and another 16 points from James Harden. Russell Westbrook contributed 6 assists, while Serge Ibaka cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.
Los Angeles got 24 points from Kobe Bryant in a losing cause and another 22 points from Pau Gasol. Metta World Peace contributed 5 assists for the Lakers, while Andrew Bynum had 12 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Oklahoma City were victorious, as the score was 46-43 at the break.
Oklahoma City won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 44-41.
Oklahoma City looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the 76ers. The Lakers will aim to get back on the winning track vs Minnesota.