VIDEO: Lakers highlights of their Game 3 win vs. OKC

Last night the Los Angeles Lakers got their first win of the series versus the Oklahoma City Thunder. It was the first game of the series at home and the crowd were into the game early, with a lot of fans opting to wear the free gold t-shirts that were handed out, something that doesn’t normally happen with a Laker crowd.

The Lakers won the game at the free throw line, with them hitting 41 of their 42 attempts. Andrew Bynum shot 11-of-12 from the charity stripe and Kobe Bryant was perfect, making all of his 18 attempts – a franchise playoffs record.

The Thunder pulled away slightly during the third and fourth quarters, but 14 points in the final 12 minutes by Bryant pushed the Lakers to victory, despite OKC holding a 5-point lead with just 2 minutes to go.

The Lakers are back at it again tonight at Staples Center as they try to even the series up at 2-a-piece. The last time the Lakers played back-to-back playoff games was in the lockout-shortened season in 1999.

TOP PERFORMERS:

Kobe Bryant (36 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists) Andrew Bynum (16 points, 11 rebounds, 3 blocks) Pau Gasol (12 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 blocks) Ramon Sessions (12 points, 4 assists.) Metta World Peace (10 poinbts, 2 blocks) Steve Blake (12 points, 8 rebounds).

Written by Ross Pickering

Ross Pickering is the founder of Lakerholicz.com. He’s here to bring you daily updates on your Los Angeles Lakers, despite living 5,485 miles away from L.A. in England. You can follow him on Twitter: @RossPickering