With Kobe Bryant playing with a broken finger, sore knee and bum ankle he still scored 39 points. The Black Mamba carried the Lakers in the fourth quarter, and Los Angeles beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 95-92 on Tuesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference playoff series.

“My free throws felt good,” Bryant said. “I put in a lot, a lot of work over the last month fine-tuning my stroke and trying to get it back to being consistent.”

Gasol had 25 points and 12 rebounds, and Bynum six points.

Game 3 is Thursday in Oklahoma City and with the playoff’s being a best-of-seven series it’s going to be good.

“That place is going to be rocking and rolling,” Bryant said. “The last time we were there they did a number on us.”

  • saqrahman1

    Lakers, y’all really disapointed me on game 3. Kobe, I think, maybe you were just taking to many shots toward the end. You can’t just pull up in front of the defender’s face. In my opinion, I say you should drive see if you can step back and pull up, which would be a smarter shot, or find some one cutting to the basket. I don’t mean to be a crtic, but this is a word of advice. DOn’t let the young thunder destroy yall. D-Fish is too slow to guard westbrook, and ron artest is too short to guard KD and his wingspan. Try using Lamar on KD, if y’all can. Please, don’t let us down. I just hate losing clutch games, but love winning me. But its best to play it safe, and win at all times. Good Skill (Luck won’t do anything)

  • kobeforever

    congratulations to all.
    lakers beat thunder again . :)

  • asa223

    cool game nice i think tht is it la
    kers won the champ all ready

  • skassis

    Congrats for the first two wins of the playoff for the team, the third game, it spinned out of their hands, they know that. the Thunder smart out the lakers in their selections of unit last quarter, especially Durant on Kobe and Fisher on Westbrook. The team will look at the game back, will surely make the adjustment, with different strategy. I am confident the lakers will come home with a third win, with much more energy after this loss. Go Kobe, Pau, Odom, Bynum,Artest,Fisher,Shanon !!!!!!!!! don’t let the game slip this time.

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/mamba24/ Roberto Blanco

    Good game…only kobe need to pass more the ball….to win this…all is on that….to make the team better!!!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/dsl10/ crazy fan of KB24

    woww kobe u were great .
    39 wow great result
    u r #1

  • lakergyrl

    *Bravo Kobe, & the Lakers* On To The Next One!