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Bryant helps Lakers down Thunder

7:28 PM, Jan 27, 2013   |    comments
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Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Perhaps a more generous Kobe Bryant is the answer to the Lakers' problems.

For the second consecutive game, Bryant finished with more assists than shot attempts and Los Angeles took down the Oklahoma City Thunder, 105-96, at the Staples Center on Sunday.

Bryant scored 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting and matched Friday's assist total against Utah with 14 to help the Lakers to their second consecutive victory. He also tallied nine rebounds.

Five other Lakers scored in double-figures, with Steve Nash scoring 17 and Paul Gasol pouring in 16 off the bench. Metta World Peace tallied 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Dwight Howard battled foul trouble most of the contest. He scored eight points and grabbed 10 boards.

Kevin Durant scored a game-high 35 points and Russell Westbrook contributed 17 points with 13 assists, as the Thunder alternated wins and losses in capping a six-game road trip. Serge Ibaka and Kendrick Perkins each scored 10 in defeat.

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