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Thunder Rally To Edge Lakers 77-75 In Game 2

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144653959 Thunder Rally To Edge Lakers 77 75 In Game 2

Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder dunks against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 16, 2012 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Kevin Durant scored 22 points and rattled in the go-ahead basket on a baseline runner with 18 seconds left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder scored the final nine points to rally for a 77-75 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals Wednesday night.

Oklahoma City trailed by seven with 2 minutes left before surging back with a series of defensive stops by its stars to take a 2-0 lead.

Game 3 is Friday night in Los Angeles.

Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum scored 20 points apiece for the Lakers, who came up empty on their last six possessions after Bynum’s hook shot made it 75-68 with 2:09 remaining.

Russell Westbrook added 15 points for Oklahoma City.

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