Westbrook, Thunder top struggling Lakers

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Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) - The Los Angeles Lakers simply couldn't keep up with Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and the rest of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Thunder's dynamic duo combined for 69 points en route to a 114-108 victory more one-sided than the final score indicated.

Westbrook scored 27 of his 33 points in a first half that saw him drain a career-high five 3-pointers. Westbrook also handed out eight assists, while Durant totaled 36 points and nine rebounds in Oklahoma City's seventh straight win.

Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard kept the Lakers somewhat competitive. Bryant finished with 35 points on 11-of-24 shooting, while Howard added 23 points and 18 rebounds in the loss, LA's sixth in nine games.

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