OKLAHOMA CITY (AP)- NBA scoring leader Russell Westbrook poured in 27 points and added 11 assists and Enes Kanter contributed 25 points and 16 rebounds as the Thunder beat the Lakers 127-117 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory.
Kanter had a double-double in the first quarter with 15 points and 10 rebounds as Oklahoma City raced out to a 37-27 lead.
After trailing by 15 at the half, the Lakers closed to 70-61 before Westbrook scored twice in 15 seconds on his way to 14 third-quarter points. The Thunder led 100-88 after three and played reserves most of the fourth quarter.
Jordan Clarkson scored 30 for the Lakers, who lost for the 10th time in their last 12 games.
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