Larry Nance Jr. with Dunk of the Year candidate on Kevin Durant


LOS ANGELES — Monday night at Staples Center belonged to Kobe Bryant.

Well, except for the moment when Larry Nance Jr. destroyed Kevin Durant with a dunk at the end of the first half.

Durant started his own problem with an ill-advised look-ahead pass that was deflected and stolen, leading to a transition chance the other way. And Nance — who may have had the best dunk of last season on Brook Lopez —  knows how to finish.