NBA Game Summary - Golden State at LA Lakers|
(Friday, November 22nd)
Final Score: LA Lakers 102, Golden State 95
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Pau Gasol scored a game-high 24 points
with 10 rebounds, Nick Young netted 21 points off the bench and the Los
Angeles Lakers maintained their home dominance over the Golden State Warriors
with a 102-95 win on Friday night.
Jordan Farmar and Steve Blake each scored 14 points and the backcourt mates
had a combined 13 assists for Los Angeles, which won its 11th straight home
game against Golden State.
Golden State played without point guard Stephen Curry, who missed his second
straight game with a concussion he suffered against Utah on Monday.
David Lee tallied 21 points and 13 rebounds, while Harrison Barnes and Klay
Thompson chipped in with 20 and 19 points, respectively, in the loss.
"I thought most of the game was pretty good," said Lakers head coach Mike
D'Antoni. "I thought the ball movement was pretty good. We had some guys that
made some big shots, Nick Young especially."
Golden State relinquished its nine point halftime deficit after Andre Iguodala
hit a 3-pointer with 4:23 left in the third quarter to tie the game at 63.
Gasol added a layup on the ensuing possession to spark a 12-0 run to end the
Los Angeles grabbed its largest lead to that point in the final minute when
Farmar pushed the ball in transition and skipped a pass cross-court to Young
on the wing. Young pump faked to get the defender in the air, spun to his
right and buried a three to give the Lakers a 75-63 lead after the third.
Young gave the Lakers their largest lead of the contest after a three-point
play with 8:54 left in the fourth for an 83-67 advantage. Golden State
couldn't recover as the Lakers had an answer to everything the Warriors threw
at them in the final minutes.
"We had enough to get it done and we did not get it done," said Golden State
head coach Mark Jackson. "We can not walk away with a good taste with how we
played and the effort we put forth."
The Warriors built a 10-4 lead in the opening minutes of the game, but Los
Angeles tied the game with a 6-0 run capped by a Jordan Hill dunk.
Golden State responded with a 6-0 run of their own to take a 16-10 lead with
4:42 to play in the first.
The Lakers, however, closed out the quarter just as a home team should,
leading 22-21 after Farmar knocked down a three with 2 seconds left.
Los Angeles led for the entire second quarter, ending the stanza on a 7-0 run
which was capped by a Blake 3-pointer with 21.2 seconds left to give the
Lakers a 55-46 lead at half.
Iguodala left the game in the third quarter with a hamstring injury and did
not return ... Andrew Bogut had a double-double with 12 points and 13 boards
for Golden State ... The Warriors are on a two-game losing streak following
four straight wins ... LA is on a two game win streak following Sunday's win
against Detroit ... Golden State outrebounded Los Angeles 50-36 ... Golden
State has dropped 36 of the past 39 games against LA ... Los Angeles wraps up
a four-game homestand Sunday against Sacramento ... Golden State returns home
for a matchup against Portland on Saturday.
11/23 01:56:16 ET