Another great showing from Andrew Bynum. It’s obviously pre-season, and we can’t depend on these games as precursors for a successful regular season — still very hard not to get excited.
Yahoo! Sports: Kobe Bryant scored 21 points and Andrew Bynum had 20 points and nine rebounds to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 113-107 preseason victory over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night.
The game drew a sellout crowd of 10,410 to Citizens Business Bank Arena.
Anthony Morrow(notes) had 24 points, including four 3-pointers, for the Warriors (3-4), while Stephen Jackson(notes) and Monta Ellis(notes) had 15 each.
Jackson was suspended for two games after calling Bryant a “dirty” player and arguing with Golden State coach Don Nelson following the Warriors’ 110-91 win over the Lakers on Oct. 9.
Lamar Odom, who had missed the past two games with a leg contusion, had 16 points for the Lakers (5-1), while Derek Fisher and Josh Powell both had 10.
Pau Gasol (right hamstring) and Luke Walton (back) of the Lakers missed their fourth consecutive games.
The Warriors were without Nelson, who was attending to family business in Southern California. They also had Devean George (sore left knee), Acie Law (sprained left ankle) and Kelenna Azubuike (bone bruise) in street clothes, while Brandan Wright (left shoulder surgery) did not make the trip.