Have the Lakers found their groove?

Updated: January 28, 2013, 12:34 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- They sent purple and gold streamers down from the rafters in the final seconds of the Los Angeles Lakers' 105-96 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday afternoon at Staples Center.

Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard found each other near halfcourt for a long embrace. Pau Gasol looked up to the heavens, let out a sigh that was part relief, part joy and all kinds of bottled up frustration and emotion.

The sellout crowd roared with approval, then stuck around a ...

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