Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/8/12
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Oklahoma City -- Russell Westbrook had that look. Before he and his Oklahoma City teammates took on Los Angeles, he had the look of someone who was locked in and ready to punish the Lakers. That is exactly what Westbrook did Friday as he led the Thunder to a 114-108 victory over the Lakers at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Westbrook scored 33 points, dropped eight assists and was 5-for-8 behind the arc. But the Thunder needed every point. For three quarters. Oklahoma City pounded Los Angeles. But their 19-point lead in the fourth quarter was whittled down to 110-105 with 20 seconds left. Westbrook was fouled and he hit a pair of free throws before the Lakers Kobe Bryant knocked down a fade away 3-pointer from the corner. With the Thunder leading by four, Kevin Durant was fouled and he went to the stripe and hit both free throws to put the game away. Bryant paced the Lakers with 35 points on 11-for-24 shooting. Dwight Howard racked up his 11th double-double of the season with...
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