Feb 23, 2012; Oklahoma City OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) drives to the basket against Los Angeles Lakers small forward Matt Barnes (9) during the first quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Richard Rowe-US PRESSWIRE

Lakers Vs. Thunder: L.A. Falls In Oklahoma City

The Lakers are 6-12 on the road this season.

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Andrew Bynum To Have Routine Injection In Knee, Will Be Fine For All-Star Game

Usually the words 'routine' and 'injection' don't belong in the same sentence, but when it comes to the health of Los Angeles Lakers big man Andrew Bynum, doing whatever it takes to keep him on the floor should be routine.

That's why Bynum will meet Dr. David Altchek in Port St. Lucie, FL to receive a Synvisc injection on his right knee as part of ongoing treatment to maintain his knee's health. The injection is intended to serve as extra lubricant for the knee, providing Andrew with some added relief.

Bynum will not participate in Saturday's Western Conference practice run by Thunder coach Scott Brooks, but he is expected to take part in Sunday's All Star game, something he's been waiting a long time to be a part of.

Bynum came into the season the healthiest he's been since joining the league, averaging 16.3 points and 12.7 rebounds in 34.6 minutes, all new career highs for him.

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Lakers Vs. Thunder Final Score: Kevin Durant Leads Oklahoma City To 100-85 Win

Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) - Kevin Durant scored 33 points, Russell Westbrook netted 19 and the Thunder rolled to their 12th straight home win, a 100-85 decision over the Lakers at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Serge Ibaka totaled 11 points and 13 rebounds, while James Harden had 16 points and helped shut down Kobe Bryant to send Oklahoma City into the All- Star break with a Western Conference-best 27-7 record.

Pau Gasol finished with 22 points and nine rebounds, while Andrew Bynum added 14 and 12 for Los Angeles, which had won five of six coming in.

Bryant scored 24 points, but shot just 3-of-12 from the field after a 10-point first quarter, which ended with the Lakers holding a 23-19 lead.

Durant netted 11 points in the second, including a buzzer-beating jumper after stealing Bynum's lazy inbounds pass off a Wesbtrook three-pointer. The basket gave Oklahoma City a 46-43 edge.

The Thunder never lost the lead in the second half, going up 63-53 when Ibaka's jumper capped a 12-3 run with 4:42 on the clock. The margin reached 13 shortly thereafter, and was 73-62 entering the fourth.

The Lakers were within seven on several occasions in the final stanza, but midway through the frame Westbrook converted a three-point play and Harden soared for a dunk to give the hosts an 86-74 cushion.

Harden and Bryant exchanged words down the stretch, but it was the former getting the last laugh as the buzzer sounded to seal another Thunder win.

Game Notes

The Thunder improved to 15-1 at home this season...Oklahoma City will kick off a three-game road trip through Philadelphia, Orlando and Atlanta after the break...The Lakers will begin a three-game homestand versus the Timberwolves, Kings and Heat after break...The Lakers had won four of five in Oklahoma City.

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Lakers Vs. Mavericks Final Score: Derek Fisher Keys Fourth Quarter Run In 96-91 Win

The Los Angeles Lakers used a 9-0 run in the fourth quarter to seize the lead and beat the Dallas Mavericks 96-91 on Wednesday night at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. The Lakers trailed 82-80 with 6:19 remaining, but then began their run which was capped by five points from Derek Fisher.

Fisher not only beat the Mavericks with a three-pointer in the final seconds at Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 16, but he tormented Dallas Wednesday with a season-high 15 points on six-of-eight shooting.

The Lakers had their lead cut to two points in the final minute, thanks to missing six straight free throws, but Matt Barnes hit two free throws with 18.9 seconds remaining to widen the lead. The Lakers made just 18 of 31 free throws on the night.

Andrew Bynum scored 19 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Lakers (20-13), who shot 46.1% on the night. Pau Gasol led the Lakers with 24 points and grabbed nine boards. Kobe Bryant had one of his worst games of the season with seven turnovers and 4-of-15 shooting. Bryant ended with 15 points and five rebounds.

Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavericks (21-13) with 25 points and 12 rebounds, though he missed two free throws, a rarity of rarities, with 3:29 remaining in the game. Vince Carter added 20 points for Dallas, including 18 points in the first half. Jason Terry had nine of his 16 points in the fourth quarter to keep the Mavericks close.

Los Angeles is 2-0 against Dallas this year after getting swept out of the playoffs last season. The Lakers end their first half Thursday night in Oklahoma City against the Thunder.

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Lakers Vs. Mavericks Game Score: Vince Carter Scores 18, Game Tied 48-48 At Halftime

The Los Angeles Lakers led in the first half by as many as 14 points, but thanks to Vince Carter - yes, Vince Carter - the Dallas Mavericks rallied to pull even with Los Angeles, 48-48 at halftime Wednesday night at the American Airlines Center. Carter scored 18 points for Dallas, including three field goals from three-point range.

Dallas ended the half on a 10-1 run in the final three and a half minutes.

Pau Gasol scored 16 points and grabbed four rebounds for the Lakers, who shot 46.3% (19 for 41) in the opening half. Andrew Bynum added nine points and five rebounds for Los Angeles. Kobe Bryant scored five points on just 1-of-6 shooting.

The Lakers hit five of 10 three-point shots.

Dirk Nowitzki added eight points and four rebounds for the Mavericks, who shot 42.6% (20 for 47) in the first half. Center Brendan Haywood led everyone with seven rebounds as Dallas outrebounded the Lakers 27-19.

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Lakers Vs. Mavericks Game Time, TV & Streaming Info And More

The Los Angeles Lakers return to the site of their playoff demise last year, battling the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night at American Airlines Center. Here are the relevant details of tonight's contest, the second meeting of the season between the Lakers and Mavs:

Records: Lakers (19-13); Mavericks (21-12)

Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas

Time: 6:30 p.m.

TV: ESPN, with Mike Breen on play-by-play, Jeff Van Gundy on analysis, and Lisa Salters reporting on the sideline. Locally, the game can also be seen on KCAL, with Bill Macdonald and Stu Lantz on the Lakers broadcast.

Streaming: ESPN3, not WatchESPN.com

Offensive Efficiency: Lakers, 103.1 points per 100 possessions (15th in NBA); Mavericks, 102.0 (20th)

Defensive Efficiency: Mavericks, 97.9 (third); Lakers, 100.6 (11th)

Series History: The Lakers have won their last three encounters with Dallas, including an ugly 73-70 victory on January 16 at Staples Center.

1,000/1,000: Dirk Nowtizki on Monday recorded the 1,000th block of his career, becoming just the third player in NBA history with 1,000 blocks and 1,000 three-pointers, joining Cliff Robinson and Rasheed Wallace.

For more Lakers news and information, be sure to read Silver Screen and Roll.


Lakers Vs. Mavericks: L.A. Returns To Site Of Playoff Sweep

The Lakers are 1-0 against Dallas this season.

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