Lakers edge Thunder 90-87

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The Lakers took the lead for good on Brown’s two free throws that made it 78-76 with 8:10 to play. Bryant’s 3-pointer from the right wing made it 87-80 with 4:38 remaining and L.A. hung on from there.

Notes: Bryant picked up his 11th technical foul of the season with 59.8 seconds left before halftime when he turned to official Steve Javie to apparently protest a non-call with Sefolosha guarding him. Players get a one-game suspension if they accrue 16 technical fouls in a season. … Lakers coach Phil Jackson questioned just how much playoff knowledge Perkins can impart on the Thunder, despite the fact he helped Boston win the title against L.A. in 2008. “Kendrick’s a pretty young guy. I don’t know how much experience he has if Garnett’s not talking in his ear and sending him where to go. I think he’s got the notion but whether he can be a leader and lead that deal, that’s another story.” … Mohammed and Robinson were both on the active roster but neither played even though coach Scott Brooks said both should be ready to contribute. “It probably doesn’t say good about my playbook, but I think they picked it up pretty good,” he said. “I should just lie to you guys. ‘They’re only on Page 1 right now.’”

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