Los Angeles Lakers at Oklahoma City Thunder Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 3/12/2014
Thursday, March 13th, 2014 6:30 PM on TNT
Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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The Lakers came up with a victory against the Thunder the last time these two teams met by a score of 114-110. Trailing most of the game, the Lakers did not see their first lead until Jodie Meeks sank two free-throws with 4:35 left in the third. The Lakers managed to add onto it going into the forth with a 12pt lead after being down by as much as 18 points in the second.
Kevin Durant had his 3rd triple-double of the season, scoring 27 points, grabbing 10 boards and dishing out 12 assists. Russel Westbrook had 20 points, 7 boards and 8 assists, including a driving dunk with 57.3 seconds left in the game, making it 110-107 Thunder. He returned fire just 24 seconds later with a three-pointer but missed everything. Westbrook also had a career high in turnovers with eight. Former Laker Derek Fisher also helped keep the Thunder in the game with back-to-back 3's, 24 seconds apart, making the score 102-97 Thunder with 4:36 to play.
But nothing could stop the wrath of Jodie Meeks, who scored 24 of his career high 42 in the first half. He was 11-of-18 from the field and shot a perfect 14-of-14 from the line. Pau Gasol also helped the Lakers out with 20pts and 11 boards.
Los Angeles is 19-14 ATS on the road this season
Los Angeles is 20-12-1 against the over/under on the road this season
OKC is 18-15 ATS at home this season
OKC is 17-16 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
03/12/14 C Jordan Hill Knee expected to miss Thursday vs. Oklahoma City
03/12/14 G Kobe Bryant Knee out for season
03/04/14 G Nick Young Knee out indefinitely
02/24/14 G Steve Nash Leg out indefinitely
03/02/14 G Thabo Sefolosha Leg out indefinitely
02/22/14 C Kendrick Perkins Groin out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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