Poor fourth quarter buries Lakers

Durant shut down Bryant at the end of Game 3 after a crafty defensive switch

Updated: April 23, 2010, 11:42 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

OKLAHOMA CITY -- For five days, two games and three quarters it looked as though the Los Angeles Lakers had found the elusive switch, parading through the Oklahoma City Thunder with few obstacles and coming 12 minutes of game clock away from a vice-like grip on their first-round series with a 3-0 lead.

Then the fourth quarter happened Thursday.

After the Thunder came away with a 101-96 win to draw the series to 2-1, whatever cohesiveness Los Angeles had suddenly regained ...

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