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Kobe and resurgent Lakers silence Thunder

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) talks with Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24), after a technical foul is called on Westbrook, during the second half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, California January 27, 2013. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) talks with Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24), after a technical foul is called on Westbrook, during the second half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, California January 27, 2013....more

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) talks with Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24), after a technical foul is called on Westbrook, during the second half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, California January 27, 2013. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo
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Oklahoma City Thunder shooting guard Thabo Sefolosha (2) knocks the ball away from Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) to steal the ball during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, California January 27, 2013. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo

Oklahoma City Thunder shooting guard Thabo Sefolosha (2) knocks the ball away from Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) to steal the ball during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, California January 27, 2013....more

Oklahoma City Thunder shooting guard Thabo Sefolosha (2) knocks the ball away from Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) to steal the ball during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, California January 27, 2013. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo
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Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (R) fouls Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (L) on a shot attempt during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, California January 27, 2013. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo

Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (R) fouls Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (L) on a shot attempt during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, California January 27, 2013. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo

Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (R) fouls Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (L) on a shot attempt during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, California January 27, 2013. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) lets go a shot with Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) and Lakers forward Metta World Peace (15) defending during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, California January 27, 2013. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) lets go a shot with Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) and Lakers forward Metta World Peace (15) defending during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, California January...more

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) lets go a shot with Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) and Lakers forward Metta World Peace (15) defending during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, California January 27, 2013. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo
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Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) competes with Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (R) for a loose ball while playing against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, California January 27, 2013. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo

Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) competes with Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (R) for a loose ball while playing against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, California January 27, 2013....more

Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) competes with Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (R) for a loose ball while playing against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, California January 27, 2013. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo
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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) drives to the basket with Oklahoma City Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha defending during the second half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, California January 27, 2013. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) drives to the basket with Oklahoma City Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha defending during the second half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, California January 27, 2013. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) drives to the basket with Oklahoma City Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha defending during the second half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, California January 27, 2013. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo
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Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) reacts after a referee's call for a foul against Bryant playing against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, California January 27, 2013. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo

Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) reacts after a referee's call for a foul against Bryant playing against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, California January 27, 2013....more

Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) reacts after a referee's call for a foul against Bryant playing against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, California January 27, 2013. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo
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