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Oklahoma City Thunder: Jordie Meeks' career-high 42 points help sink Thunder

Jodie Meeks scored 24 of his career-high 42 points in the second half, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat Oklahoma City 114-110 on Sunday despite a triple-double by Thunder star Kevin Durant.
By JOE RESNICK Published: March 9, 2014
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/articleid/3941609/1/pictures/2371105">Photo - Los Angeles Lakers guard Jodie Meeks makes a reverse layup in front of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Derek Fisher, left, and guard Reggie Jackson during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The Lakers won 114-110, with Meeks scoring a career-high 42 points. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
Los Angeles Lakers guard Jodie Meeks makes a reverse layup in front of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Derek Fisher, left, and guard Reggie Jackson during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The Lakers won 114-110, with Meeks scoring a career-high 42 points. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

The Lakers took a 12-point lead into the fourth quarter and increased it to 95-77 on Jordan Farmar’s 3-pointer with 9:42 remaining. Durant then fueled a 20-7 run with 10 points and former Laker Derek Fisher capper the rally with back-to-back 3s 24 seconds apart, pulling the Thunder to 102-97 with 4:36 to play.

Russell Westbrook, who had 20 points, seven rebounds and eight assists for the Thunder, narrowed the gap to 110-107 on a driving dunk with 57.3 seconds on the clock. But he missed everything on another 3-point try 24 seconds later and newly acquired Kent Bazemore helped put it away with a driving layup — two of his seven points in the final 2:02.

Ibaka paced Oklahoma City to a 56-51 halftime advantage with 14 points, while the Thunder held the Lakers to 37.8-percent shooting and outrebounded them 37-18.

Durant’s four-point play with 9.4 seconds left in the first quarter gave the defending Northwest Division leaders a 35-26 lead, which they increased to 44-26 on Reggie Jackson’s layup with 9:41 left in the half. The Lakers sliced the deficit to 51-49 with a 21-5 run fueled by 10 points from Meeks and capped by Gasol’s layup 1:25 before intermission.


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