May 18, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) moves the ball against the defense of Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden (13) during the first half of game three of the Western Conference semifinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE
The Lakers and Thunder will meet in Game 4 of their series on Saturday. Oklahoma City leads the series 2-1.
The Los Angeles Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder will meet in Game 4 of a best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal series Saturday. It will be the second consecutive day the teams have played. The Lakers won Game 3, 99-96, Friday night. Oklahoma City still holds a 2-1 lead in the series.
Game 2 and Game 3 of the series were decided by a combined five points. Kobe Bryant is averaging 25.3 points per game in the series to lead the way for the Lakers. Bryant scored 36 points in Los Angeles' Game 3 win. Oklahoma City's leading scorer, Kevin Durant, is averaging 26.0 points per game in the series. The two teams combined to make 67-70 free throw attempts in Game 3.
Saturday's Game 4 is scheduled to tip off at 10:30 p.m. EDT and will be broadcast on TNT.