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Lakers Lose Five in a Row
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kevin Durant scored 31 points, Russell Westbrook added 26 and the Oklahoma City Thunder sent the Los Angeles Lakers to their fifth straight loss, 120-106 on Sunday night.

James Harden added 16 points and Serge Ibaka 15 for the Thunder, who moved a game behind the Lakers and Dallas with two remaining in the race for the No. 2 seed in the West. It was the Thunder's fourth straight win and their first against the Lakers on the road since March 12, 2006.

Kobe Bryant scored 31 points, Pau Gasol added 26 and Andrew Bynum had 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Lakers, who led by five early in the fourth and by one with 3:10 to go, only to see the Thunder close on a 16-2 run.

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