LA Lakers were halted in their resurgence by the Oklahoma City Thunders with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander getting 28 points for a 107-104 victory.
He added three rebounds and six assists in only Oklahoma’s second victory after eight games of the season – both wins coming against the Lakers.
Russell Westbrook clocked 27 points, six rebounds and five assists but failed to force overtime with a late three-pointer attempt for the Lakers, who were without the injured LeBron James.
In other games the Phoenix Suns beat the Houston Rockets 123-111 for their fourth win of the season.
Devin Booker’s 27-point haul in just 34 minutes inspired Phoenix with the help of a further 19 from Landry Shamet and 16 each from Mikal Bridges and Deandre Ayton.
For the Rockets, who led 93-86 in the third quarter, Kevin Porter scored a season-high 20 points, while Christian Wood added 18.
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