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Jodie Meeks scored a career-high 42 points vs. Oklahoma City, the most for a Laker since Kobe Bryant recorded 47 at Portland on Apr. 10, 2013. Meeks set a career mark with 14 made free throws and tied his career mark with 11 made field goals. Postgame Interview
Pau Gasol scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds vs. Oklahoma City, his sixth straight game with at least 20 points. In the last six games, Gasol is averaging 23.5 points, 8.2 rebouds and 3.3 assists on 55.2 percent field goals.
Ryan Kelly recorded the first double-double of his career with 24 points and a career-high 11 rebounds at Denver. He started vs. Oklahoma City and handed out a career-high eight assists, to go along with 12 points, five boards and two blocks.
Jordan Farmar tallied 12 points and three assists off the bench vs. Oklahoma City. In the last seven games, Farmar is averaging 16.4 points and 4.9 assists, while shooting 52.0 percent from the floor (39 for 75) and 63.9 percent from the three-point line (23 for 36).
Kendall Marshall handed out 10 assists vs. Oklahoma City, the fifth time in the last six games he's posted double-digit assists.
Xavier Henry has reached double figures in three of five games since returning from his knee injury. During this stretch, Henry is averaging 8.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists.
Kent Bazemore posted 11 points and seven rebounds in 20 minutes off the bench vs. Oklahoma City. In 10 games with the Lakers, he is averaging 14.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.2 steals on 45.9 percent field goals and 40.4 percent on three-pointers.
Nick Young, who injured his left knee at Cleveland on Feb. 5, returned vs. Brooklyn on Sunday, Feb. 23, and scored 10 points in 20 minutes. He has been sidelined the team's last eight games, however, due to knee soreness.
Jordan Hill has missed the team's last three games because of knee soreness.
Kobe Bryant gave an update on where he's at in his recovery and rehab process prior to the 2014 All-Star Game. On Friday, Feb. 21, it was determined Bryant will be re-evaluated in three weeks, as there is still pain, swelling and soreness in his knee.
Injury Update: Kobe Bryant | Transcript: Kobe Bryant All-Star Media Session | Photo Gallery
Nick Young wore the suit, Kobe Bryant posted the photo to his Instagram, Jordan Hill helped edit the photo. All three came together to make one finished product. Blog: Lakers Teamwork Off The Court
Check out the top five social media moments of February. SEE MORE
While a member of the Golden State Warriors, Kent Bazemore became known for his work on the bench just as much as his work on the floor. The young guard’s enthusiasm even spawned a phenomenon that became known as #Bazemoring.
Blog: #Bazemoring to a Victory
Following five games in seven days, the Lakers will not practice today or on Tuesday. They will return to the practice floor on Wednesday in advance of their flight to Oklahoma City, with the next two contests being back-to-back road games at Oklahoma City and at San Antonio on Thursday and Friday, respectively.
In case you missed anything from the last two games, get caught up to date with our game and postgame coverage:
A Deeper Look
When the Lakers traded Steve Blake for Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks, they got in Bazemore a player that had flashed some versatile talent in the NBA Summer League, but had barely played enough actual NBA minutes to prove it. Read more about his strong play since the trade. Bazemore's Emergence
Check out the top five plays of February. VIDEO
After the trade deadline passed, Mitch Kupchak addressed the team's beat writers at the Lakers practice facility.
Mitch Kupchack: Post-Deadline Presser | Part 1 VIDEO | Part 2 VIDEO | Related: Mitch Kupchak on the Trade Deadline | Related: Q&A with Mitch Kupchak
Watch Jodie Meeks' pregame routine, where he got the idea and why it works for him. VIDEO
Get to know more about Nick Young: fashion, family and four-point plays. VIDEO
Director of the Lakers PRO Nutrition Program, Dr. Cate Shanahan, spoke to Lakers.com's Mike Trudell about the Lakers nutrition program and addressed various topics on how her plan is implemented by the players and how nutrition plays a key role for athletes during the season. Q&A with Dr. Cate Shanahan
Despite being sidelined the entire summer and nearly all of preseason after having surgery on his right foot in early April, Ryan Kelly is having a successful rookie season. Read about how his changed eating habits has helped Kelly perform on the court. Ryan Kelly's Changed Diet Aiding Strong Play
Voices In The News
Following the Lakers 114-110 win vs. Oklahoma City, coach Mike D'Antoni and some of the players addressed the media:
D'Antoni on Jodie Meeks' performance:
“He got on fire and mixed up going to the basket, which he has been doing. He has really improved his game. Defensively, he was out of sight and on Russell Westbrook the whole time. He put out a lot of energy this game, but he has been doing it on a pretty consistent basis.”
Jodie Meeks on his career day:
“It was one of those games. It was fun out there. The most important thing is we got the win. It was close at the end, but I’m glad we pulled it out.”
Pau Gasol on the team's defensive effort:
“I think we got into it. We went after it a little more than we have in the last few games and that was a key part of our success tonight.”
The Laker Girls
Jenny, a second-year Laker Girl, was highlighted in #LakerGirlsCenterCourt on Sunday, Mar. 9, vs. Oklahoma City. At each home game for the rest of the season, one Laker Girl will be profiled. Jenny has some Laker Girl audition tips for you.
Brandi, a second-year Laker Girl, was highlighted in #LakerGirlsCenterCourt on Thursday, Mar. 6, vs. the Clippers. At each home game for the rest of the season, one Laker Girl will be profiled. Getting game-time ready. See you on the court!
Maddy shares her thoughts on the Lakers season thus far in the latest Laker Girl blog. READ MORE
Shelbie B., a first-year Laker Girl, was highlighted in #LakerGirlsCenterCourt on Tuesday, Mar. 4, vs. New Orleans. At each home game for the rest of the season, one Laker Girl will be profiled. Shelbie B. and the rest of the Laker Girls are pumped for the game. | Shelbie B. on her recent trip to New Orleans for NBA All-Star Weekend.
Learn what it takes to be a Laker Girl at this workshop held on June 14, 2014. READ MORE
Blake, a first-year Laker Girl, was highlighted in #LakerGirlsCenterCourt on Friday, Feb. 28, vs. Sacramento. At each home game for the rest of the season, one Laker Girl will be profiled. Blake signing photos for fans as they entered the arena. | Blake and the Laker Girls debuting a new routine!
We asked Lakers small forward Nick Young and Laker Girl Chloe to answer a round of "Would You Rather" questions on a motley crew of topics. Here's what they had to say: Would You Rather: Nick Young vs. Chloe | Laker Girl Chloe's Profile
Laker Girl Auditions for the 2014-15 season will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014. READ MORE
Check out the latest Laker Girl Fitness Profiles from Jessie, Hunter, Blake, Rebekah, Jennifer and Shelbie B. READ MORE
The 2013-14 regular season is winding down. Don't miss out on your chance to catch your Lakers live in action.
Wednesday, March 19, vs. San Antonio | Friday, March 21, vs. Washington Wizards | Sunday, March 23, vs. Orlando
Jodie Meeks' performance was the first 40-point performance by a Laker other than Kobe Bryant since Andrew Bynum scored 42 points at Los Angeles Clippers on Jan. 21, 2009.
Jodie Meeks' went 14 for 14 from the free throw line, the most by a Laker without a miss since Kobe Bryant went 18 for 18 on Apr. 10, 2013 at Portland. Meeks fell two makes shy of the NBA record this season for makes without a miss (16, by Carmelo Anthony and James Harden). .
The Lakers are shooting 46.4 percent (85 for 183) from the three-point line over the last seven games.