LOS ANGELES – It was the game the Thunder expected, but not the desired result.

Physical and tough, back and forth, neither the Thunder or the Los Angeles Lakers were willing to give in or give an inch. Game 3 came down to the final seconds and a series of plays that went the Lakers’ way in a 99-96 victory that cut the Thunder’s lead to 2-1 in this best-of-seven, second-round series.

Guess what? Both teams will do it again tonight in Game 4. Tipoff is 9:30 p.m. Central and will air exclusively on TNT and the Thunder Radio Network.