Pau Gasol put up his 7th double-double this season, scoring 24 points and registering 10 rebounds, to help the Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Golden State Warriors, 102-95. The Lakers were on fire, finishing 39-82 (47.6%) from the field, including 11-24 (45.8%) from beyond the arc. Los Angeles (6-7) has now won back-to-back games after defeating Detroit Pistons on Sunday.
Gasol shot 11-19 from the field. Other top performers for Los Angeles were Jordan Farmar with 14 points and 8 assists, Steve Blake with 14 points and 5 assists, and Jordan Hill with 10 points and 9 rebounds. On 7-17 shooting from the field and 7-8 from the free throw line, David Lee scored 21 points for Golden State in the loss. He also recorded 13 rebounds. Andrew Bogut chipped in 12 points and 13 rebounds.
This drops Golden State (8-5) to 1-1 versus Los Angeles on the season.
Coming up next, the Lakers take on the Sacramento Kings, who are 4-8 on the year. The Warriors go up against the Portland Trail Blazers, currently 11-2 this season.