NBA Game Summary - LA Lakers at Golden State
(Saturday, January 15th)
Final Score: LA Lakers 104, Golden State 102
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Lamar Odom scored 27 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and scored the game-winning bucket with 1.3 seconds left to lift the Los Angeles Lakers to a 104-102 win over the Golden State Warriors.
Chucky Atkins added 20 points for the Lakers, who placed injured star Kobe Bryant on the injured list before the game with a severely strained right ankle that was suffered in Thursday win over Cleveland.
Caron Butler tallied 16 points and Chris Mihm had 16 points and 12 boards for Los Angeles, winners of two straight and four of five.
Derek Fisher had a career-high 29 points against his former club, but it wasn't enough as the Warriors dropped their ninth straight. Speedy Claxton added 15 points and 10 assists, but his three-point attempt as time expired bounced off the back rim.
Troy Murphy recorded 14 points and 19 rebounds and Mike Dunleavy had 21 points for Golden State, which has lost four straight to the Lakers.
Los Angeles trailed 92-83 after Fisher drained a jumper with 8:21 remaining. However, the club responded with a 16-4 burst to take the lead. Mihm started the run with four straight points and Tierre Brown's driving layup with 2:12 left gave the Lakers a 99-96 cushion.
Dunleavy answered with a three-pointer to tie the contest with 1:58 on the clock and the two teams would go back and forth until the final seconds.
Just prior to Odom's winning basket, Golden State's Adonal Foyle was called for an offensive foul after grabbing a rebound and going back up against Odom.
Odom then took an inbounds pass from Butler and dribbled at half court until he went to the rim with veteran Cliff Robinson guarding him. Odom beat him off the dribble and laid the ball off the glass for the winner.
"With Kobe out of the game there will be more shots available," said Odom. "At the end of the game I had it going a little bit one-on-one, so I was able to make plays. It's going to be like that while he's out. When he comes back that's his role."
The Lakers led 33-29 after one quarter and held a 51-49 edge at halftime. Golden State rallied in the third to take an 81-76 lead into the fourth.
"I hope they (the fans) don't give up on us," said Fisher. "We're trying real hard and just coming up short more times then we'd like to. Just stick with us there will be much brighter days."
The Lakers shot 46 percent for the game...Golden State went for 42 percent...LA went only 12-of-22 from the free throw line, but went 8-of-12 from three...GS went 12-of-31 from long range.
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