Great Kobe was too fast for the Sonics
Indeed, the Sonics have now lost 11 of their 13 games this season, including their last five. The Lakers used Seattle's futility to break their own three-match losing streak.
IT's good to say that Lamar Odom added 20 points for Los Angeles, while Andrew Bynum chipped in 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Derek Fisher had 14 points and eight assists.
As we know, Seattle got 25 points from Kevin Durant and 18 from Chris Wilcox. Kurt Thomas grabbed 13 rebounds to go with his seven points, while Earl Watson came off the bench to net 16 more.
And after a closely contested first quarter that saw six ties and seven lead changes, the Lakers edged ahead 30-25 going into the second period. Despite the situation, Seattle battled back to tie it at 54-54 at the half.
Los Angeles Lakers used a 9-2 run in the third quarter to take a double-digit lead but the Sonics pulled back to within 68-64. But they faded and the yellow team led 85-73 going into the fourth quarter and kept them at bay the rest of the way. This result will help Kobe's team a lot in order to find tranquility.