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             === Lakers try to clear another hurdle in Oakland ===
 (  - The Los Angeles Lakers shocked the basketball world and
 will  look for two  in a row as they visit the Golden State Warriors for their
 season opener.
 The  Lakers, without  Kobe Bryant, bumped off the vaunted Los Angeles Clippers
 Tuesday  night 116-103.  With Bryant still out nursing his surgically repaired
 Achilles tendon, the Lakers bench gave them a whopping 76 points.
 Xavier  Henry (22), Jordan Farmar (16), Jodie Meeks (13), Jordan Hill (12) and
 Chris  Kaman (10) were awesome. Wesley Johnson played better than his 1-for-11
 shooting night, too.
 "They've been good," Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said of his second unit. "They
 showed  it in  preseason and exhibition games. It gives them a different look.
 They turned the gas on."
 Pau  Gasol had 15  points and 13 rebounds and Nick Young chipped in 13 points.
 The  other three  starters -  Steve Nash,  Steve Blake  and Shawne  Williams -
 combined for 12 points.
 Most didn't see good things for the Lakers this season, especially with Bryant
 on  the  shelf for  an undetermined  amount of time.  Dwight Howard bolted for
 Houston, but the Lakers shot 48 percent from the three-point line on Tuesday.
 Next up they travel to Oakland to meet a Warriors team ready for a big season.
 After  a first-round playoff upset of the Denver Nuggets, the Warriors battled
 the  San Antonio  Spurs in round two,  but came up short. They reloaded in the
 offseason,  signing Andre  Iguodala to address the team's desperate need for a
 perimeter defender.
 The  team  is led by Steph  Curry. He is  an All-Star in waiting and alongside
 Klay  Thompson, established a new NBA record for most made three-pointers by a
 duo in a season with 483.
 One  question would  be who would start  for Golden State once the team signed
 Iguodala.  Harrison Barnes exploded in the playoffs after starting all season,
 but  on Tuesday, the  team announced he'd miss the first two games with a foot
 However,  Jackson  announced Curry,  Thompson, Iguodala,  David Lee and Andrew
 Bogut would be the starting five.
 "That's  going  to be our starting  lineup moving forward," Jackson said. "Our
 responsibility is to maximize what we have."
 Barnes  will be the  first guy off the bench when healthy. The team brought in
 veterans  Jermaine  O'Neal and Mo Speights  to solidify the second unit, which
 lost huge contributors Jarrett Jack and Carl Landry in the offseason.
 The  Lakers have won  seven of the last eight against the Warriors and nine of
 their previous 11 at Oracle Arena.
 10/30 10:46:24 ET

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