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Up next for Lakers: Tuesday vs. Oklahoma City

Kevin Durant and former UCLA guard Russell Westbrook lead the Thunder into Staples Center, where Lakers return after a five-game trip.

December 22, 2009


When: 7:30.

Where: Staples Center.

On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 710, 1330.

Records: Lakers 22-4, Thunder 13-13.

Record vs. Thunder: 1-0.

Update: In their first road game this season, the Lakers, without Pau Gasol, edged the Thunder, 101-98, in overtime on Nov. 3. Kevin Durant is fourth in the league in scoring at 27.2 points per game, but he is shooting only 28.4% from beyond the three-point arc. Former UCLA guard Russell Westbrook runs the Thunder offense and averages 6.6 assists a game but is shooting only 38.5% from the field. The Thunder has lost five of its last eight games.

-- Barry Stavro

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