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

Lakers Bounce Back, Down Thunder, 99-96

The Lakers are alive after handing the Thunder their first loss of the postseason in Game 3 on Friday night.

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Costumed Thunder Fan Celebrates

What do you do when your team takes a five-point lead in the fourth quarter of a road game? Well if you are this Oklahoma City fan, you pull out every celebration you know and do them while wearing an oversized fake beard and headband. Via @cjzero.

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First you shoot the finger pistols, then you holster them, then you fist pump for the exclamation point. The whole routine clearly has the Lakers fan to the right disgusted.

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VIDEO: Metta World Peace, Russell Westbrook Scrap Over Loose Ball

After wrestling for a loose ball with 4:14 to play in the second quarter, Russell Westbrook and Metta World Peace had to be separated by officials after a mini skirmish.

Westbrook dove on the floor for a loose ball before Wold Peace tried to tie him up for a jump ball. The Thunder called a timeout, and as the players were separating, it appeared World Peace dropped a knee into Westbrook. Westbrook then reacted and the two players were separated. It was hard to tell if there was intent behind the knee or if it was just a result of World Peace trying to untangle from Westbrook. In any event, Westbrook took exception.

Via @dailythunder

Both Westbrook and World Peace were assessed technical fouls. It's possible some of Westbrook's reaction stems from World Peace's previous incident with Thunder guard James Harden. World Peace was suspended for seven games after he elbowed Harden in the head during a regular season game.

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