Lopez scores 20, helps Lakers top Thunder 108-104 - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Lopez scores 20, helps Lakers top Thunder 108-104

By CLIFF BRUNT
AP Sports Writer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Brook Lopez scored 20 points, Julius Randle added 19 and the Los Angeles Lakers sent the Oklahoma City Thunder to their fourth straight loss, 108-104 on Sunday.

Jordan Clarkson scored 18 points and Brandon Ingram added 16 for the Lakers, who have won six of eight.

Russell Westbrook scored 36 points and Paul George added 26 for the Thunder. Oklahoma City had won eight in a row before its current skid.

The Lakers took an 82-79 lead into the fourth quarter. Westbrook checked back in with the Lakers leading 87-84 and just over eight minutes remaining.

The Lakers went up 98-90 on a fast break layup by Josh Hart. Ingram made a layup for the Lakers and George fouled him.

George argued the call and was issued a technical foul with 3:32 left. Ingram and Clarkson each made a free throw to give the Lakers a 10-point lead. The Lakers pushed the lead to 12 before the Thunder rallied.

A 3-pointer by George trimmed the Lakers' lead to 107-104 with 24.7 seconds to play. Randle was fouled with 17.9 seconds left, and he made the first of two free throws. Westbrook missed a long 3-pointer, and the Lakers pulled down the rebound to escape.

TIP-INS

Lakers: G Lonzo Ball missed his 10th straight game with a sore left knee. ... Coach Luke Walton was called for a technical foul late in the first quarter. ... Lopez made 4 of 9 3-pointers. ... Hart had 14 points and 11 rebounds. ... F Kyle Kuzma, the team's leading scorer, finished with 2 points in 16 minutes.

Thunder: Anthony had six rebounds in the first quarter. He finished with 10 points and 13 rebounds. ... Anthony and C Steven Adams were called for technicals in the third quarter. ... Made just 7 of 25 3-pointers.

UP NEXT

The Lakers host Phoenix on Tuesday.

The Thunder play at Golden State on Tuesday.

Follow Cliff Brunt on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CliffBruntAP .

More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • SportsMore>>

  • The Latest: Jazz rookie Mitchell wins slam dunk contest

    The Latest: Jazz rookie Mitchell wins slam dunk contest

    Saturday, February 17 2018 1:50 PM EST2018-02-17 18:50:09 GMT
    Sunday, February 18 2018 3:43 AM EST2018-02-18 08:43:18 GMT

    Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and fellow star point guard Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Ray Allen are among the 13 finalists for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

    Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and fellow star point guard Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Ray Allen are among the 13 finalists for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

  • Balanced offensive attack from MSU Women leads to rout of WNMU

    Balanced offensive attack from MSU Women leads to rout of WNMU

    Saturday, February 17 2018 10:50 PM EST2018-02-18 03:50:06 GMT
    (Source: Midwestern State University)(Source: Midwestern State University)
    Seven different players scored at least five points as MSU Texas dominated a feisty Western New Mexico team, 80-45, on Senior Day at Drag's Court.   The game was never in doubt as MSU led for over 38 minutes in the contest. Of the 14 players that saw action for the Maroon and Gold, 12 recorded at least one made field goal and seven different players scored at least five points.   Leading by 12 at the half, MSU blew the game open in the second half, outscoring the Mustangs 45...
    Seven different players scored at least five points as MSU Texas dominated a feisty Western New Mexico team, 80-45, on Senior Day at Drag's Court.   The game was never in doubt as MSU led for over 38 minutes in the contest. Of the 14 players that saw action for the Maroon and Gold, 12 recorded at least one made field goal and seven different players scored at least five points.   Leading by 12 at the half, MSU blew the game open in the second half, outscoring the Mustangs 45...
  • MSU Tennis power past 22nd-ranked St. Mary’s, 7-2

    MSU Tennis power past 22nd-ranked St. Mary’s, 7-2

    Saturday, February 17 2018 10:48 PM EST2018-02-18 03:48:08 GMT
    (Source: Midwestern State University)(Source: Midwestern State University)
    The 23rd-ranked MSU Texas men's tennis team capitalized off its early momentum of taking three doubles matches to a 7-2 win over 22nd-ranked St. Mary's on Saturday at Rohrbach Stadium in San Antonio.   The Mustangs improve to 3-1 on the young season, taking down their first NCAA DII opponent of the year.   In doubles, MSU's tandem of Dillon Pineda and Nolan McCaig secured a huge upset, knocking off St. Mary's third-ranked team of Jeremiah Gonzalez and Boj...
    The 23rd-ranked MSU Texas men's tennis team capitalized off its early momentum of taking three doubles matches to a 7-2 win over 22nd-ranked St. Mary's on Saturday at Rohrbach Stadium in San Antonio.   The Mustangs improve to 3-1 on the young season, taking down their first NCAA DII opponent of the year.   In doubles, MSU's tandem of Dillon Pineda and Nolan McCaig secured a huge upset, knocking off St. Mary's third-ranked team of Jeremiah Gonzalez and Boj...
Powered by Frankly