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Kobe and Co. beat Thunder, Lakers nation rejoices while others question the win

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After taking some hard losses to the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Los Angeles Lakers finally got back on their feet when they arrived in LA for Game 3 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals. It was a tight one, and it could have gone either way, but with only one team being able to walk out with the win, the Lakers stepped it up and took their first win in this best-of-seven series.

Lakers fans piled on the praise on Twitter, expressing new-found hope in a series that was possibly one game from being too far gone:

Glad the lakers were able to pull this one out tonight 3more to go .. LAL @Lakers

— Bobby Brown (@DoubleBBrown) May 19, 2012

I love seeing a @Lakers win. Next game, time to tie up the series #fb

— Eliot Hong (@eliothong) May 19, 2012

What a great night!!! Lake-Show prevails!!! Gotta get another one tomorrow…#Lakers

— Gabe~®eal™ (@1soxnation3) May 19, 2012

Plenty of celebrities also commended the squad on a job well done:

https://twitter.com/#!/KaleyCuoco/status/203725186707623938

#LAKERS!! Huge game tomorrow! C'mon baby!

— Josh Duhamel (@joshduhamel) May 19, 2012

It's about time the Lakers did some work.

— Dustin Belt (@dbeltwrites) May 19, 2012

The Empire Strikes Back. #Lakers

— Chamillionaire (@chamillionaire) May 19, 2012

Big win, Lakers. Respect.

— DALES. (@brianlogandales) May 19, 2012

But it just wouldn’t be a Lakers victory without a bit of controversy. The Lakers were fantastic from the foul line tonight, making 41 out of 42 attempts, but there were those who questioned the quantity of foul shots, focusing on referee Joey Crawford.

Joey Crawford is both the offensive and physical presence the Lakers have been lacking in this series.

— Jason Smith (@howaboutafresca) May 19, 2012

https://twitter.com/#!/brandonbuss/status/203719512279883776

Didn't understand how LA could get 42 ft's until I found out Joey Crawford was reffing. Everybody obviously paid to see him. #whatajoke

— Aaron McCord (@AaronJMac) May 19, 2012

Easy to not give the game away when you are at the charity stripe. 12 of Lakers last 14 points were Free Throws. Joey Crawford Effect.

— Eric T0upal (@BrawnyTom) May 19, 2012

The Lakers took 42 FTs. That translates into roughly 30 assists for Joey Crawford. #ThrowItDown

— Not Bill Walton (@NotBillWalton) May 19, 2012

Joey Crawford played quite possibly his best game as a Laker. I am interested in hearing his thoughts in the post game press conference.

— Not Bill Walton (@NotBillWalton) May 19, 2012

Game 4 is right around the corner and the Lakers will be looking to tie up the series and get back on the championship path. The Oklahoma City Thunder have other plans, of course, but will have to try and take this one from LA’s home court.

The series continues …

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