NBA Game Summary - Golden State at LA Lakers
(Monday, January 22nd)
Final Score: LA Lakers 108, Golden State 103
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Kobe Bryant poured in 42 points on 11- for-22 shooting, as Pacific Division rivals battled with the Los Angeles Lakers holding off the new-look Golden State Warriors, 108-103, at the Staples Center.
Maurice Evans scored 14 points off the bench for the Lakers, who avoided their first three-game losing streak of the season. Brian Cook scored 13 points and Smush Parker had 11. Andrew Bynum added 10 points and 15 rebounds.
Al Harrington scored 30 points for the Warriors, who lost their third straight. Monta Ellis scored 16 points off the bench. Mickael Pietrus had 14 points and 14 boards. Stephen Jackson added 13 points.
The Warriors made a blockbuster trade Wednesday, revamping their lineup by acquiring Jackson, Harrington, Sarunas Jasikevicius and Josh Powell from the Indiana Pacers for Troy Murphy, Mike Dunleavy Jr., Ike Diogu and Keith McLeod.
Two-time All-Star Baron Davis, who was suspended one game by the league on Saturday for swinging at the Clippers' Quinton Ross during the Warriors' 115-109 loss, returned to notch 15 points and seven assists.
With the Warriors trailing by two, Jackson missed on a jumper with 46 seconds left, and Bryant then converted a pair of free throws with 26.6 seconds left to make it a two-possession game at 105-101.
Jackson then threw the ball away on the ensuing possession and the Lakers raced downcourt for a layup by Parker with 13.4 seconds on the clock.
Golden State got a quick basket by Pietrus with 5.7 seconds left, but Bryant converted a free throw with 3.4 seconds remaining to seal the win for LA.
"A good win for us," LA coach Phil Jackson said. "We found a way to come back to win. We started going through them, and won by going to the foul line."
The Lakers went 31-for-41 at the charity stripe.
Golden State attained an early advantage, leading 35-32 heading into the second quarter.
The Warriors went on a 13-2 run capped by a pair of Harrington free throws at the seven-minute mark, but LA answered on an 11-0 spurt, capped by a three- point play by Bryant with 2:41 remaining. The Lakers held a 61-57 halftime advantage.
Golden State regained the lead in the third, going on a 13-1 burst, culminated by an Ellis layup with 5:49 left, and led 85-80 heading into the final stanza.
"We played a good game," Golden State coach Don Nelson said. "We were competitive, but not able to win yet. We stopped making shots."
LA committed a season-high 24 turnovers...This was the second of four meetings between the clubs this season. The Lakers picked up a 110-98 road victory on November 1st in Oakland...Golden State has lost seven straight at the Lakers, who have won six in a row in this series.
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