Lakers outlast Thunder 114-106 in double OT

By Greg Beacham

Associated Press

Published: Sunday, April 22 2012 4:55 p.m. MDT

CORRECTS SPELLING OF NAME TO METTA, NOT META, AND TYPE OF FOUL TO FLAGRANT, NOT FRAGRANT - The Los Angeles Lakers Pau Gasol (16), of Spain, stands between Oklahoma City Thunder and other players after Lakers' Metta World Peace (15) was called for a double flagrant foul and ejected from the game in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 22, 2012, in Los Angeles.

Reed Saxon, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant scored six of his 26 points in the second overtime, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from an 18-point deficit in the second half for a 114-106 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday.

Metta World Peace scored 12 points before getting ejected late in the second quarter for a vicious elbow to the back of James Harden's head while celebrating a dunk. Harden, who had 14 points, briefly returned to Oklahoma City's bench, but didn't play again.

Pau Gasol had 20 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists for the Lakers, who made an impressive comeback in their regular-season home finale against off-target Thunder stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, who combined to miss 42 of their 56 shots.

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