Found May 19, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers had the fight to the finish Friday night in Game 3 of their NBA playoff series against Oklahoma City that they lacked in Game 2. The Lakers rallied from a five-point deficit in the final minutes and earned a 99-96 victory over the Thunder, avoiding the deadly 3-0 series deficit. Kobe Bryant scored 36 points, hitting all 18 of his free throw attempts to set a new Lakers playoff record -- including two clutch ones after drawing a foul on Russell Westbrook with 33.8 seconds left. Those free throws offset a Kevin Durant jumper just before and gave the Lakers a 95-94 lead. The Thunder tried to go back to Durant but couldn't get the lead back again. Durant had one more chance in the final seconds but missed a 3-pointer that could've forced overtime. "That's two games in a row that we controlled tempo," Bryant said. "We did a good job of controlling the pace of the game and being physical. As you see, there were stret...

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