The Los Angeles Lakers seemed like they had shut down the Oklahoma City Thunder, holding them to 20 second half points with just over two minutes left. But James Harden got two layups, Kevin Durant got a huge steal off a pass to Kobe Bryant, and Durant hit a runner down the baseline over Pau Gasol.
The Lakers had a chance to take the lead late when Steve Blake got a wide open look when Russell Westbrook was caught looking, but Blake's shot hit iron and time ran out on the Lakers.
Bryant had 20 points, but need 25 shots to get it. Andrew Bynum had 20 points and nine rebounds, and Pau Gasol added 14 points and 11 rebounds. Durant had 22 points, seven rebounds and five assists, Russell Westbrook had 15, and Harden had 13.
Los Angeles is now down 2-0 in the series, with Game 3 Friday night at the Staples Center.
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