Thunder Notebook: Westbrook, Bryant get chippy
BY DARNELL MAYBERRY NewsOK.com
Monday, January 28, 2013
1/28/13 at 3:35 AM
The last thing the fiery rivalry between the Thunder and Lakers needed was more gasoline.
It got some anyway Sunday.
Thunder guard Russell Westbrook and Lakers guard Kobe Bryant got into a brief shoving match with 8:05 remaining in the third quarter of L.A.'s 105-96 win at Staples Center. The two exchanged words, and Bryant was hit with a technical foul but both were allowed to remain in the game.
"He pushed me. That's what happened," Westbrook said of Bryant. "I just got pushed. I don't mind talking, but I don't like nobody putting their hands on me."
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Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook passes as Los Angeles center Dwight Howard defends during Sunday's game in Los Angeles. REED SAXON / Associated Press