Oklahoma City, OK (SportsNetwork.com) - Russell Westbrook, Enes Kanter and Steven Adams all posted double-doubles in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 127-117 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.
Westbrook led the way with his 15th double-double in his last 17 games, finishing with 27 points and 11 assists in just under 30 minutes. Kanter now has 10 double-doubles in 15 games since joining OKC after putting up 25 points and 16 rebounds, and Adams added 16 points and 10 rebounds in the win.
"We did a good job staying in attack mode and finishing in the paint," said Westbrook.
Dion Waiters had 23 points and Mitch McGary pulled down 10 rebounds off the bench for the Thunder, winners in four straight and six of their last seven.
Rookie Jordan Clarkson stuffed the stat sheet with 30 points, seven assists, four rebounds and three blocks for the Lakers, who took down Philadelphia on Sunday to end a four-game slide.
"They have a lot of weapons," said Clarkson. "They're a really good team. We competed, we just didn't have it in the end."
The Lakers were without head coach Byron Scott, who is home with his family grieving the death of his mother. Paul Pressey assumed the coaching duties and immediately inserted Jeremy Lin into the starting lineup after he spent the previous 25 games coming off the bench.
Lin had 19 points and seven assists, and Ryan Kelly and Wayne Ellington scored 16 and 15, respectively, in the loss.
Kanter set the tone for Oklahoma City, recording 15 and 10 in the first quarter. The Thunder outrebounded LA by 10 in the first and led 37-27.
The Lakers never got closer than seven after that.
It was 43-36 midway through the second when D.J. Augustin found Westbrook for a thunderous alley-oop that highlighted an 8-0 run. The spread reached 17 in the period, 20 in the third and never dipped into single digits in the fourth.
The Thunder won all three meetings this season ... OKC guard Andre Roberson (ankle) is expected to miss 2-to-3 weeks ... The Thunder dominated the glass, 49-28.