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Thunder vs. Lakers, Game 3

by Nate Billings Modified: April 18, 2013 at 11:56 am •  Published: May 19, 2012
Oklahoma City's Thabo Sefolosha (2) defends against Los Angeles' Kobe Bryant (24) during Game 3 in the second round of the NBA basketball playoffs between the L.A. Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Friday, May 18, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Thabo Sefolosha (2) defends against Los Angeles' Kobe Bryant (24) during Game 3 in the second round of the NBA basketball playoffs between the L.A. Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Friday, May 18, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

 

It’s a hectic day at the Staples Center where the Clippers have just been beaten by the Spurs and the arena workers are now changing the floor over for Game 4 of the Thunder vs. Lakers NBA playoff series. As I wait to be allowed on the court to begin setting up for tonight’s game, I thought I’d post a few shots and a link to the photos from last night’s Game 3.

For OKC fans who would prefer to not think about yesterday’s loss, check out our photos from Game 2.

Special thanks, by the way, to Sarah Phipps and Joe Billings for help with editing pictures last night with the late start and tight deadlines.

Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka (9) and Los Angeles' Pau Gasol (16) chase a rebound during Game 3 in the second round of the NBA basketball playoffs between the L.A. Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 19, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka (9) and Los Angeles' Pau Gasol (16) chase a rebound during Game 3 in the second round of the NBA basketball playoffs between the L.A. Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 19, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) and Los Angeles' Metta World Peace (15) fight for the ball before a scrum and double technicals in the second quarter during Game 3 in the second round of the NBA basketball playoffs between the L.A. Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Friday, May 18, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) and Los Angeles' Metta World Peace (15) fight for the ball before a scrum and double technicals in the second quarter during Game 3 in the second round of the NBA basketball playoffs between the L.A. Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Friday, May 18, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Kendrick Perkins (5) lies on the court after being called for an offensive foul in the fourth quarter during Game 3 in the second round of the NBA basketball playoffs between the L.A. Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 19, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Kendrick Perkins (5) lies on the court after being called for an offensive foul in the fourth quarter during Game 3 in the second round of the NBA basketball playoffs between the L.A. Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 19, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

-Nate Billings

 

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by Nate Billings
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Nate Billings never planned to become a photojournalist. He took pictures as a hobby growing up and worked as an assistant for his father, a commercial still and video photographer, but chose to study English Literature in college. Billings did...
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