NBA Game Summary - LA Lakers at Golden State
(Friday, December 14th)
Final Score: Golden State 108, LA Lakers 106
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Baron Davis scored 22 points, including 5-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc, to lead Golden State over the Lakers, 108-106, at ORACLE Arena.
Al Harrington also scored 22 points for the Warriors, who have won two of their last three games and topped the Lakers for the first time since April 18, 2005, a span of 10 games.
Stephen Jackson added 20 points and eight rebounds, Monta Ellis contributed 19 points and six assists, while Andris Biedrins chipped in with 10 points and 11 boards.
Kobe Bryant scored 21 points for the Lakers, whose four-game win streak came to a halt. Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum each posted double-doubles, with Odom collecting 18 points and 14 boards, and Bynum scoring 17 points while matching a career-best with 16 boards.
Sasha Vujacic knocked down a three which put LA ahead 90-85 1:12 into the fourth, but the Warriors came back to tie 92-92 on Jackson's finger roll with 7:43 remaining.
Los Angeles sprang to life during a cold spell for Golden State thereafter, ripping off a 10-2 run and taking a 102-94 lead on Odom's slam with 3:59 to play.
Davis drained a three from the right side and it was a two-point game, then off a turnover, Jackson's slicing layup with 1:54 left gave the Warriors a 103-101 edge.
Davis hit another trey with 16.7 to play to cap a 14-2 Golden State run for a 108-104 lead.
Bryant missed a long three-pointer with 8.8 on the clock, then on the inbound, Odom hit a running layup while being fouled to make it 108-106. He bricked the free throw, and the ball ended up in the Warriors' hands in the final seconds to ice the victory.
Bryant's jumper with a man in his face put the Lakers up 22-15 with 2:45 left in the first quarter, and his pair from the line gave the visitors a 28-17 edge after one.
Vladimir Radmanovic nailed a three-pointer less than a minute into the second for a 31-19 LA edge, but Harrington's three with just under five minutes played brought Golden State within 37-30.
A Bynum putback dunk with 2:26 remaining gave the Lakers an 11-point lead, but Davis' three-ball with 22 seconds left once again made it a seven-point game, 54-47, at the break.
Jackson's slam and a three by Davis capped a 9-2 run to open the third and tied the game 56-56, and when Ellis sank one-of-two from the line at the 3:30 mark, the Warriors had their first lead of the game since 2-0, at 60-59.
Bryant hit a driving layup just after the midway point to restore a Lakers edge at 69-67, then, after another lay-in, hit one-of-two from the line when Harrington was whistled for a personal and technical foul on the play to make it 73-70.
Harrington struck back with a long trey which tied the game, 77-77 with just over two minutes to go in the period, and after Jackson hit a jumper with 12 seconds left, Odom nailed a three from the right side for an 86-83 Los Angeles lead heading to the final 12 minutes.
The Lakers had won 14 of the last 15 meetings...Golden State shot 34 percent (17-of-50) in the first half...The Warriors' 17 points in the first quarter was their lowest total at home this season...Their 36 points in the third was most in that period this season...Bynum's 10 rebounds in the opening quarter matched season high.
12/15 01:42:39 ET