Durant’s 43 help Thunder beat Lakers 107-103 (Yahoo Sports)

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder dribbles against Wesley Johnson #11 of the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on February 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

For three quarters, the Los Angeles Lakers tempted the sellout crowd at Staples Center into believing they would pull off one of the most improbable upsets of the NBA season. Then Kevin Durant took over and the Lakers got sloppy with the ball, turning it into just another loss in a season full of them for coach Mike D’Antoni’s undermanned squad. Durant scored 19 of his 43 points in the fourth quarter and the Oklahoma City Thunder sent the Lakers to a record-setting seventh straight home loss with a 107-103 victory on Thursday night. But I’m not going to go there – because when you play against an NBA team that’s prideful like the Lakers, they’re going to have a good game,” Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks said.

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