Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Russell Westbrook scored 36 points on Thursday and the Thunder dominated the Lakers in the second half en route to a 102-93 win at Staples Center.
Westbrook had just one turnover and Kevin Durant added 21 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for the Western Conference-leading Thunder, who won their fifth straight game.
The Lakers had won three of four entering Thursday and sported a 20-4 home record, but were outscored 58-44 after the break to suffer the loss.
Andrew Bynum, who was benched by coach Mike Brown for attempting an ill- advised three in Tuesday's win over Golden State, responded with 25 points and 13 rebounds. Kobe Bryant had 23 points on 7-of-25 shooting.