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Kobe, Lakers Pull Off Upset Over Thunder

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 03.29.2013 | Sports

LOS ANGELES — After every plot twist and dramatic turn in the Los Angeles Lakers' soap opera of a season, perhaps their stars' latest identity s...

HIGHLIGHTS: Thunder Dominate Lakers

AP | JEFF LATZKE | Posted 12.08.2012 | Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY -- In a reversal of roles, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers know they're the predators trying to track down Kevin Durant's Oklahom...

Mavs Reserve Takes Shot At Kobe

Posted 05.22.2012 | Sports

With the final moments of the Lakers' season ticking away on Monday night, someone who helped last year's NBA champions eliminate L.A. seemed to take ...

Shots Fired In OKC After Thunder Win

AP | Posted 05.22.2012 | Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma City police say at least eight people were shot late Monday blocks from Chesapeake Energy Arena after the NBA playoff game b...

Rolling Thunder: OKC Advances To Western Conference Finals

AP | JEFF LATZKE | Posted 07.21.2012 | Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Ramon Sessions did the best he could to keep Russell Westbrook from making a high-flying dunk that would energize the Oklahoma City T...

Thunder Stun Lakers With 4th Quarter Comeback

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 07.19.2012 | Sports

LOS ANGELES -- Kevin Durant stood above the 3-point line and watched the shot clock dwindle in the final seconds of Game 4. When Metta World Peace bac...

Kobe Leads Lakers To Thrilling Win Over Thunder

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 07.19.2012 | Sports

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 con...

WATCH: Harden Gets Revenge Against World Peace

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 05.17.2012 | Sports

Remember that vicious elbow that Metta World Peace delivered to the head of James Harden late in the regular season? It appears that Harden, despite b...

HIGHLIGHTS: Kevin Durant Caps Stunning Thunder Comeback

AP | JEFF LATZKE | Posted 07.16.2012 | Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY — Down in desperation time, Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks called on Kevin Durant to show that he's more than just a thr...

Lakers Face Darwinian Challenge: Adapt Or Lose

Jordan Schultz | Posted 07.15.2012 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

Instead of force-feeding the post to Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol and playing inside-out, Brown is content merely to run his half-court offense through Kobe Bryant.

Thunder Blow Out Lakers

AP | JEFF LATZKE | Posted 07.14.2012 | Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY -- For the second time in less than a week, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers must figure out how to fight back after a humbling lo...

Can Lakers Get Swagger Back?

AP | TIM DAHLBERG | Posted 05.14.2012 | Sports

-- Kobe Bryant hit his only shot that really mattered, then celebrated by slapping hands with Justin Timberlake. In the closing seconds of a Game 7 p...

NBA Suspends Metta World Peace

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 06.24.2012 | Sports

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — The NBA responded to Metta World Peace's latest act of aggression with a seven-game suspension that will lighten the Los An...

WATCH: Vicious Elbow Gets World Peace Ejected

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.23.2012 | Sports

This was the sort of performance that could have had everyone talking about Metta World Peace. Until one momentary lapse of reason (and one wild elbow...

Lakers Rally To Beat Thunder In Double OT

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 06.22.2012 | Sports

LOS ANGELES — Metta World Peace was subdued and contrite in the Los Angeles Lakers' locker room, apologizing to Oklahoma City's James Harden for...

Best Of The West? Thunder Prove Too Much For Lakers

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 03.30.2012 | Sports

LOS ANGELES -- Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant started slowly. Once the NBA's highest scoring duo got going, they ran right through the Los Angeles...

Thunder Tie Heat As NBA's Best With Win Over Lakers

AP | JEFF LATZKE | Posted 04.24.2012 | Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY — It's not so easy any more for the Los Angeles Lakers to push around the Oklahoma City Thunder. Kevin Durant scored 33 points, R...

Lakers Lose 5th Straight

AP | By BETH HARRIS | Posted 06.10.2011 | Sports

LOS ANGELES -- Kevin Durant scored 31 points, Russell Westbrook added 26 and the Oklahoma City Thunder sent the Los Angeles Lakers to their fifth stra...

All-Star Guard Makes Incredible Move On Kobe

Posted 12.27.2011 | Sports

Late in the second quarter of Oklahoma City's home game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook got the best ...

Lakers Knock Out Thunder With Last-Second Tip-In

AP | JEFF LATZKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY — Pau Gasol tipped in a missed jumper by Kobe Bryant with a half-second left and the Los Angeles Lakers survived a late comeback e...

Lakers Rout Thunder, Retake Series Lead

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant sometimes thinks the Los Angeles Lakers are an orchestra in need of a conductor. He picked up the baton in Game 5, dri...

Thunder Destroy Lakers, Even Series At 2-2

AP | JEFF LATZKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY — At the time last summer when Kevin Durant suggested the Oklahoma City Thunder should be shooting for the playoffs this season, i...

Thunder Beat Lakers In Home Playoff Debut

AP | JEFF LATZKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY — There's no doubting that Kevin Durant can score. But it took some convincing for the NBA's scoring champion to believe that he ...

Lakers Edge Thunder NARROWLY, Take 2-0 Lead

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant had been waiting for a breakout game, the kind of high-scoring effort he's made his reputation on. He got it just in t...

Lakers Overpower Thunder, Take Game 1 87-79

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

LOS ANGELES — Pau Gasol scored 19 points, Andrew Bynum added 13 and the Los Angeles Lakers used their twin 7-footers to dominate inside against ...