The Lakers took advantage of a depleted Golden State Warriors squad to take a 102-95 victory at Staples Center on Friday night.
Playing without point guard Stephen Curry (concussion) and backup point guard Toney Douglas, the Warriors also lost their temporary replacement, Andre Iguodala, when the point forward left the game with an apparent hamstring injury in the third quarter.
The Lakers took advantage, scoring 15 consecutive points after the injury to Iguodala to turn a 63-63 tie into a double-digit lead.
Pau Gasol, who pledged $1,000 for every point scored to Philippine typhoon relief, had 24 points and 10 rebounds.
Lakers point guards Steve Blake and Jordan Farmar each scored 14. Farmar also had eight assists in only 18 minutes. Guard Nick Young also gave the Lakers a boost from the bench with 21 points.
The Warriors were led by power forward David Lee with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Center Andrew Bogut also had a double-double with 12 points and 13 boards. Forward Harrison Barnes and guard Klay Thompson added 20 and 19 points, respectively, for Golden State.
The Lakers shot 47.6% from the field and 45.8% (11 of 24) from three-point range. The Warriors shot 41.5% and 40.9% (9 of 22), respectively.
While the Warriors played shorthanded (also missing Jermaine O'Neal, Festus Ezeli and Ognjen Kuzmic), the Lakers were without Kobe Bryant (Achilles' tendon), Steve Nash (back) and Chris Kaman (back).
The Lakers, who improve to 6-7 on the season, will host the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night.
The Warriors (8-5) host the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night.
The Warriors made up their nine-point halftime deficit to tie score at 63, but the Lakers would score 12 unanswered points to finish the third quarter ahead by 12 points.
Andre Iguodala left the game with the Lakers leading 65-63 with what seemed to be a groin or hamstring injury. Golden State, already playing without point guards Stephen Curry (concussion) and Toney Douglas (leg), turned to Kent Bazemore with little success.
Pau Gasol scored 20 points to lead the Lakers. Nick Young contributed 13 for the Lakers, who have shot 47.7% from the field and 38.9% from three-point range.
The Warriors had 14 turnovers while shooting 41.1% from the field. Klay Thompson scored 17 to lead Golden State.
Lakers turn back depleted Warriors, 102-95
Los Angeles Times | Nov 23