Golden State 101, L.A. Lakers 104

Date - Tuesday, March 27, 2012 10:30 PM
Location - Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
Officials - #56 Mark Ayotte, #24 Mike Callahan, #12 Violet Palmer
Attendance - 19596

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Lakers 25 30 24 25 104
Golden State 16 32 24 29 101

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Lakers 0-0 0-0 0-0 W1
Golden State 0-0 0-0 0-0 L2


: Kobe Bryant scored 30 points and hit the go-ahead 19-foot baseline jumper with 32.3 seconds left as visiting Los Angeles slid past Golden State.

Pau Gasol had 19 points and 17 rebounds and Matt Barnes added 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Lakers beat the Warriors for the 14th time in the last 15 meetings.

Brandon Rush scored 21 of his season-high 23 points in the second half, David Lee had 23 points and nine rebounds and Klay Thompson scored 20 points for Golden State, which has lost seven of nine games.

The Warriors rallied from a 16-point deficit and took their first lead of the contest at 97-95 on Lee’s left-handed turnaround over Gasol with 1:22 to play.

Bryant scored his first points of the fourth quarter on a jumper to tie the game at 97 with 1:04 left. He then delivered the tiebreaking basket on the Lakers’ next possession.

Bryant also raised his career point total to 29,283 career points, surpassing second-place Michael Jordan (29,277 with the Chicago Bulls) for most points scored with one franchise. Former Utah Jazz standout Karl Malone holds the record of 36,374 with one club.

The Warriors trailed by 14 points with three minutes to go on in the third quarter before exploding for a 15-3 surge. Rush’s dunk cut the Los Angeles lead to 80-78 with 10 minutes remaining, and Golden State finally caught the Lakers at 95 on Richard Jefferson’s 3-pointer with 2:35 remaining.

Los Angeles had a 52-35 edge on the boards to help overcome 41.9 percent shooting from the field.

Dorell Wright added 13 points and Charles Jenkins tallied 12 points for Golden State.

Los Angeles led 45-29 midway through the second quarter after Barnes drained a 3-pointer. The Warriors finished the half on an 11-4 run to pull within 55-48 at halftime.

Rush scored 11 points in the third quarter and his layup with 15.7 seconds remaining left the Warriors trailing 79-72 entering the final stanza.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Gasol is averaging 15.7 rebounds over the past three games. … Rush’s previous season high was 20 points against Sacramento on Jan. 31. … Barnes had three 3-pointers but Los Angeles was just 5 of 20 from behind the arc. … Golden State guards Stephen Curry (ankle) and Nate Robinson (hamstring) missed the contest.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Lakers   Golden State
Kobe Bryant 30 Scoring David Lee 23
Kobe Bryant 5 Assists Klay Thompson 7
Pau Gasol 17 Rebounds David Lee 9
Kobe Bryant 11 Free Throws Made David Lee 7
Pau Gasol 1 Steals Klay Thompson 2
Matt Barnes 2 Blocks Dominic McGuire 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Lakers 104 41.9 5-20 27-34 23 52 5 3 13
Golden State 101 42.9 6-19 17-18 22 35 9 4 5

Upcoming Games

  • Golden State will play their next game at home against New Orleans. The Warriors have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game at home against Oklahoma City. The Lakers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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