The Los Angeles Lakers were not going to catch the Oklahoma City Thunder by surprise this time around, after shocking them on Sunday at Staples Center, winning 114-110. The Lakers came in to tonight’s game as 16 and half point underdogs, and they couldn’t even cover that, losing 131-102.
Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant led all scorers with 29 points each. Serge Ibaka had a nice line with 15 points, 13 rebounds and 7 blocks.
Jodie Meeks wasn’t quite able to duplicate his 42 point performance from Sunday, scoring less than half of that total, ending with 19 points.
Here is the recap of the game from Lakers’ beat writers on Twitter, reaction from the fans and photos of fans from the game on Instagram:
FINAL: Thunder 131, Lakers 102. The Lakers will wrap up their back-to-back road trip at San Antonio on Friday. Tip-off is at 5:30pm PT.
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 14, 2014
Lakers' 131-102 loss to OKC marks 10th consecutive game the conceded more than 100 points
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) March 14, 2014
FINAL: Thunder 131, Lakers 102. It's the 10th 20+ point loss for the Lakers, tying a franchise record set in 1958 & 1975.
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) March 14, 2014
LAL fall 131-102, and are rewarded with a back to back at San Antonio, winners of 8 straight games & holders of the NBA's best record.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) March 14, 2014
Oklahoma City Thunder Beat
Durant's 25-point streak is the longest in the NBA since Michael Jordan did it 40 straight times in 1987.
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) March 14, 2014
Durant, Westbrook score 29 apiece. Thunder earns home win over Lakers 131-102. Thunder sets new season scoring high. pic.twitter.com/kChKStn9hS
— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) March 14, 2014
Thunder now 5-0 with Andre Roberson in the starting lineup. Almost as impressive as the "7-0 with Royal Ivey on the roster" stat.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 14, 2014
Post game comments from Lakers Players, past and present:
— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) March 13, 2014
Fan Game Reaction:
Sacre is worthless! He is worse than Luke in the worthless dept…#Lakers
— #Lakers4Life! (@iamcherry) March 14, 2014
Games like this are a lot easier to watch when you know were getting a top five pick for our troubles! #Lakers
— Dwayne T. Knight (@24KTGLASS) March 14, 2014
— Arturo Gomez (@artgmz) March 14, 2014
I just wasted 2 hours of my life by watching this #Lakers game
— ★Neva Change★ (@maliik_redrick) March 14, 2014
Fan Photos from the Game on Instagram: