Warriors Comeback To Beat Lakers

lakerswarriors.jpgL.A. Times: Baron Davis was blowing kisses to the crowd, never a good thing for the Lakers.

Recent history was rewritten when the Golden State Warriors ended a nine-game losing streak to the Lakers with a 108-106 victory Friday at Oracle Arena.

It was getting to the point that a Warriors-Lakers game story could be written at tipoff, assuming all the Lakers’ starters were healthy enough to walk out to center court.

The Lakers had also won 14 of their last 15 games against the Warriors, but that went askew as soon as the Lakers did in the final three minutes.

A six-point edge was erased with surprising swiftness, the capper a three-point shot by Davis with 16.8 seconds left, giving the Warriors a 108-104 lead.

Davis then showered the crowd with affection as he ran to the bench. The Warriors had dropped the Lakers, finally.

Nether Kobe Bryant nor Lamar Odom shot well, leaving Andrew Bynum to do most of the high-percentage scoring after he managed to not get ejected while collecting 17 points and 16 rebounds. He made eight of 10 shots, including a swooping third-quarter dunk in which he towered above everybody as he went through the lane.

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  • drew

    did you guys see that shove by barnes… i hope he get some kind of penalty for that.

  • http://nba.com IMmichael

    guys its just a los long way to go losing is a part of the game it always happens warriors just got lucky and odom is a dumbass

  • David

    How did we lose??!! I was having the perfect day, this just ruined it for me. I won’t be able to sleep tonight.

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    Barnes = punk.

    As far as the game, horrible shot by Davis, yet you have to give him the props. Ice cold. They’re lucky Kobe was hurt… that’s all I’ll say.

    I just finished highlights and am ready for bed.

    Keep your heads up, we’ll beat the Clipps by 25 – book it

  • drew

    hey the first post is by someone named drew? the webiste allows there to be 2 people with the same name…cause thats mine too and i know i been drew for a while.

    ask the guys in the shoutbox and they will know me to be the real drew.

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    Another thing to keep an eye on – Kobe’s injury:

    Most likely a sprained/pulled groin:

    “It felt like a little tweak, and I tried to shake it off, but when I started running downcourt, it felt like I got shot,” said Bryant, the NBA’s second-leading scorer.

    1st Injury: Knee Tendinitis
    2nd Injury: Wrist
    3rd Injury: Shoulder bruise
    4th Injury: Bruised ribcage
    5th Injury: Pulled Groin

  • two0one7

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    Yeah all these injuries seem to be taking a toll on Kobe. It might be wise for him to take a few games off and heal up a bit.

  • Rpoc

    The Phil of the last Warriors game at home disappeared and in comes the Phil of the Nets name!

    That and Kobe being ice cold.

    And B-diddy has fraking ice in his veins.

  • Jrich

    Kobe shot terrible tonite. 6-23. All those dumb shots he takes after he pump fakes doesn’t work anymore. And he took some really dumb 3 pointers in the 4th quarter when we were up late in the game. He should’ve fed Bynum in the post. Sh*t the whole team should’ve got Bynum involved but they didn’t. Terrible.

  • Rob

    Phil lost this game. No time outs and no coaching at all

  • Flush Odumb

    Why does Lame-ar keep shooting 3′s? When will one of the coaches tell him that his shooting sucs?

    Lame-ar was brilliant on the last two possessions. That move he made in the paint where he lost the ball after nearly falling over looking like a retard was classic Lame-ar and the way he failed to haul in the rebound after he missed the final freethrow was real clutch. And he thinks he is an All Star? What a farce! The sooner we get rid of this worthless rag the better the team will be. Is there a player in the league that clumsily falls over when making a “move” right into the defender who is parker waiting for him to drive the only way he can go?

    There is no hope for this clown! Unload this TURKEY!

  • lakerfan81

    Tough loss for the Lakers. A few things I noticed that let GS come back and get the W.

    1. Pace was too fast in the 2nd half. Its difficult to beat GS in a fast paced game
    2. Too many jump shots. This feeds right into GS style game; creates a faster pace and doesn’t exploit their lack of size.
    3. I don’t remember a single post entry pass into Bynum in the 4th quarter. There was one play in the 4th where Bynum set a screen for Kobe but he was too injured to go to the basket. Both defenders still went with him and Bynum rolled to the basket. But Kobe ignored and set up his own shot which was a missed 3 pointer.
    4. Odom didn’t post up in the 4th quarter either.

    Oh well. A tough loss which never tastes good, but all teams have them. And I guess GS had to eventually snap their losing streak against the Lakers.

  • LA Forever

    I dont know why lakers never get there 5th win in those 4 game winning streak. But in this month there great 4-2 where the had all 6 games.
    1.Orlando- they lost in the 4th quarter they would of won if they did great in the 4th.
    2.T-Wolves- they just suck lol
    3.Nuggets- Great win
    4.Golden State- Great win too.
    5.Spurs- Bad win but still a win
    6.Golden Stat- HAD THE WHOLE GAME UNTILL THE 4th
    That is the problem of the lakers they need to score more in the 4th.

  • LA Forever

    O yea i think lakers might get a 5 winning game streak or even more. Look at there schedule
    -Clips, they are stumbling and we can win
    -Bulls, they are stumbling too and we can win
    -Cav, we gtta play good there but i know we can win
    -Sixers, we can destroy them
    – AND the 5 one is Knicks, we will kill them thank god its in newyork im go and see it
    -Suns im sure we gonna win its home and its Xmas
    -Jazz we want revenge home too
    -Celtics we gonna give them there 3rd lost of the season i BELIVE
    Who thinks that we gonna win atleast 7out of those 8 or even ALL

  • http://LA-LakerPride Jeremy

    I have ben revewing this website for a long time, Reading eeryones post. Now I Need to speak out
    Get rid of Lamar- give me someone who is a true 2nd option, He has no fighter menatlty
    Kobe had a off night but he is Kobe. I agree he should of feed bynum the rock in the post.
    All and all this was a bad lose for the lakers you could tell they lost momentum towards the end..And Lamar had Kwames hands at the end of the game, fall on the ball..I am still impresed with our team but they need to do exaaclty what jackson said win back to back and stay consetent..think about it if we would of not lost alot of these close games we would have at least 4 more wins i know of….TRADE-LAMAR-good dude but not a All-Star

  • ab4sure

    Very bad loss. Leading by 8 with 3 minutes left. Alot of reasons why this loss happened. First, PJ is to blame for not pulling kobe out when he was injured. Kobe is to blame for wanting to play with his injury. He was 0-5 with a turnover after his injury. You only play with an injury when you can help your team not hurt it and when you don’t make your injury worse. I think he did neither. He also couldn’t guard anyone as he was limping around the court. Davis was driving right around him. Odom despite his good stat numbers also was making stupid mistakes and looked scared out their in crunch time. Luke is lost, i hope he finds his shot this season. Sure this is only one loss, but one the lakers had. I just hope it doesn’t cost us when we are seeded for the playoffs.

  • http://deleted JBMONKEYMAN

    You have to chalk this loss up to Kobe’s injury, im surprised more people arent talking about this, barely mentioned in the articles im reading. i have never seen Kobe that hurt. He will miss a minimum of 5 games in my opinion.

  • Ballin_’08

    Lamar Odom: I think it’s time to bench Lamar…seeing as how he won’t be traded soon, start Walton, who was more confident as a starter at the beginning of the season…Lamar was not clutch at all…our lack of defense cost us the game, but Lamar’s inability to realize he has no shot and losing the ball at the end just gave it to them…

    Baron Davis: Very clutch 3, but he can keep blowing kisses and he’ll never win a championship, scoring title, etc. on the Warriors.

    Kobe Bryant: Kobe took some dumbass shots…so he can’t really look down on anyone for this loss, he needs to stop forcing shots, especially since he couldn’t run out there w/ the injury…Stephen Jackson was not gonna cut him any slack.

    Andrew Bynum: This kid needs to learn to throw it down everytime!! He’s big enough, to throw it down like Shaq use to but tries to play with the finess of Kareem…I know that’s his coach, but save that for practice or when were up by 30 when you’ve mastered it.

    Phil Jackson: Since the dawn of time…this Laker team has had issues w/ defense, but it’s the other stuff that adds to the hole that they dig themselves in. Their inability to grasp the concept of boxing out is bewildering. They alow too many second chance points b/c of it. Who am I to question the coaching of the best coach in basketball, but let’s face it, Phil has gotta stop letting this Laker team just “play through it,” and rip into them when they get lazy!!

    Trevor Ariza: Trevor Should have played more.

    Matt Barnes: A punk ass flagarant foul on Turiaf. Hope he gets suspended just b/c.

    Vladamir Radmonovic: Needs to learn to play defense. Nice hand-off to Barnes…

  • gugy

    LO ship his ass out!

    Artest now!

  • JoJoEnglish94Bulls4ever

    That was funny!

  • RDLAKB24

    Walton did not do anything positive last night.. he played like shit.. no jumper and slow!!

  • MILO

    Vlady is not cutting it, would a trade of LO and Sasha or maybe a pick for Miller help??? how can this trade work???How much is Miller making (Memphis) whom else would the Lakers have to pick up in order for the trade to work cap wise???How about Walton and a pick for Miller (to entice them) WE DESPERATELY NEED MORE OF A THREAT BEYOND THE ARC

  • MILO

    Forgot to say 1 word for Bynum WOW! what shame that his great effort did not result in a win for us Phil should have put him in earlyer in the 4th…

  • MILO

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    Walton is not the same since his ankle last year…

  • http://hhb KobeBryant15

    We shouldnt blame this all on 1 person…

    And if we did.
    it would be kobe

    what 6 for 20 something
    thats horrific
    and i know no ones perfect but he forced too many shots especially in the late stretch..
    And I think wen they subbed ariza for kobe, and if trevor would of got that steal, we would have won that game…

    Anyways whatever.. this game ruined my day, but we’ll
    meet c-lipz tomorrow.

  • Al

    The Zen Master is the Idiot Master. How can you keep Kobe playing with a groin injury when he is obviously a defensive liability. On top of that, he couldn’t buy a basket, but kept shooting and taking terrible shots with no ability to elevate. Kobe should have taken himself out of the game but was too egomanical to realize that he is the one losing the game for the Lakers. And Phil, any high school coach is better than you. You are stealing money from Lakers.

  • sK

    get artest.

  • http://www.myspace.com/dbricks DBricks

    Those are the games you have to win. Those are the games that the pistons,spurs,suns..etc pull out. If we wanna be a 5 seed. Be considered a legit contendet in the playoffs games like the Bucks game,and especially this game we gotta pull out and get those w’s. Only good side. The next 5 games are all good for the lakers and we could with consistent play go 5-0 in the next 5!

  • RYAN24

    ONLY IF THEY KEPT BUTLER THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN GOOOD they would have had a much better record 2

  • BEC

    Bad loss all around, Lamar, Kobe, and the rest who finished the fourth werent great. Bad shots and turnovers really cost us the game.

    For the people who want our guys to feed Bynum in the post in the fourth, first off I understand Warriors are a small team and theres an advantage there, I dont know what Bynum youve guys been watching, but he isnt that good on the post one one one, post moves arent great and his jump hook is sub par. Most, if not all of his baskets come from put backs, lobs, or off picks little to none are post up situations. Hes just not that good at it yet and for one, Bynum is not very assertive at this point, hes not really aggressive at gaining good position on the block, hes a calm kid, hes growing and hes getting there but hes not there to point where you can really feed him in the post and be that go to guy on the block. We dont really need him to be that guy anyways, hes growing and getting better on the defensive end, which is where hes need the most anyways.

    As for the ones who are worried about seeding, who gives a s*** where we are seeded, its not about the playoffs, its not about getting past the first round, its about winning titles. NBA TITLES.

    “Sometimes you have to kind of put a fire to them a little bit so that they understand that we’re playing for higher stakes,” Bryant said of his teammates. “Once they understood that and saw me come into training camp saying ‘Look, I’m tired of playing for the playoffs. I’m not playing for that. I don’t know what you guys are playing for, but I’m not playing for that.’ Once they understood that ‘Hey, this guy’s head is on a championship level, this is where we need to get,’ then it kind of ignited another side of them and they started looking at this thing a little differently.

    Its all about winning a title and this team is progressing nicely

  • LA Forever

    1 bad lost = 5 good wins, so ill take that

  • ab4sure

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    Seeding isn’t important???? That is an ignorant statement. Why doesn’t PHx, SA, Mavs, etc… just play for a 6th, 7th, 8th seed??? Why don’t they??? Becuase they know the higher seed you are the farther your more likely to go. First of all, you have home court advantage, and that is important. Secondly, you play weaker teams. I would rather play the nuggets the first round than the spurs because if we play the spurs in the first round we are one and DONE!!!! So in answer to “who give a s***???? The lakers do and you should too!!!! Thirdly, how far do 7th and 8th seeds go??? Answer… Not very far.

  • BEC

    ab4sure,
    “Seeding isn’t important???? That is an ignorant statement. Why doesn’t PHx, SA, Mavs, etc… just play for a 6th, 7th, 8th seed??? Why don’t they??? Becuase they know the higher seed you are the farther your more likely to go. First of all, you have home court advantage, and that is important. Secondly, you play weaker teams. I would rather play the nuggets the first round than the spurs because if we play the spurs in the first round we are one and DONE!!!! So in answer to “who give a s***???? The lakers do and you should too!!!! Thirdly, how far do 7th and 8th seeds go??? Answer… Not very far.”

    Youre right about the importance of home court advantage and the easier route to the NBA Finals, but the Suns, Mavs, and Spurs have a legit shot at the NBA Finals, its totally different. Im talking about the Lakers, so what we get a fifth seed in the playoffs against Denver and blow them out, its not like were going into the second round with legit shot to win against the Spurs or the Suns. Its important to a title contending team, which the Lakers are not, not at this point anyways. From my point of view, sure a second round birth is a good confidence builder this and that and whatever, but anything short than a trip to the NBA finals, doesnt mean that much, because at the end of the day you still lost first, second, or conference finals you still lost. Seeding is just not that important for this team at this point, seeing that we arent a real contending team. The main thing that I really wanted to say was, that theres a bigger picture than just the playoffs and second rounds, Phil and Kobe and Fish, im sure arent thinking about seeding and second rounds, they are thinking about only one thing and thats TITLES. And hopefully our other guys are aiming for that too. Seeding is helpful but not important, its all about going into the playoffs at your best, which the spurs did last year there path wasnt easy denver, suns, and jazz are elite teams, if youre clearly a better team regardless of path or home court advantage youll come out, this isnt one and done, its a seven game series.

  • http://hhb KobeBryant15

    The guy who said seeding isnt significant is idotic

    wow..
    one of the dumbest posts ive seen inawhile
    no hate just being real kid.

  • BEC

    [Comment ID #19593 Will Be Quoted Here]

    Why dont you contribute to this site and tell me exactly why my statements are idiotic? Calling them idiotic and dumb without some sort of facts or opinions or explanation is just childish. No hate though man, just being real little kid.

  • Michael_23

    Lakers put out a pretty good effort. I just HATED the part where Baron sunk in that 3 and kept kissing to the fans like it was all over. He’s worse than Gilbert Arenas.

    After all that gestures and talk Gilbert made, look where he ends up half last season and half this season, on the injured list. Karma bites and I hope Baron gets his.

  • yesIknowIMright

    LAKERS WILL NOT WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP WITH KOBE. HE WAS CLEARLY WAS HURTING THE TEAM AND HE WOULD NOT GIVE THE ROCK TO BYNUM. KOBE CLEARLY HATES SHARING THE SPOTLIGHT OR HE MUST REALY THINK HE’S JORDAN AND CAN DO IT ALL WITHOUT A BIG MAN. PHIL JACKSON IS KOBE’S BIAATCH. WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU COACH??? TAKE HIM OUT IF HIS HURTING THE LAKERS MORE THAN HELPING, HE WAS 0-6 DURING THAT RUN?

  • LA Forever

    yesIknowIMright
    Dec 15th, 2007 at 5:27 pm
    LAKERS WILL NOT WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP WITH KOBE. HE WAS CLEARLY WAS HURTING THE TEAM AND HE WOULD NOT GIVE THE ROCK TO BYNUM. KOBE CLEARLY HATES SHARING THE SPOTLIGHT OR HE MUST REALY THINK HE’S JORDAN AND CAN DO IT ALL WITHOUT A BIG MAN. PHIL JACKSON IS KOBE’S BIAATCH. WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU COACH??? TAKE HIM OUT IF HIS HURTING THE LAKERS MORE THAN HELPING, HE WAS 0-6 DURING THAT RUN?

    Shut up man you are such a retard, if you dont like kobe then why you here talking crap about him and just stfu and leave. Kobe was just injured ok, yea its true he hurt the team but tell me where he never helped the team before huh tell me ok.

  • LA Forever

    The only person that you have to blame for this game is Phill
    1. He should of put kobe out because he was injured in the 4th
    2. Should of played Ariza more(Only 4min)
    3. No timeouts when the warriors where going on a run
    4. Should played Bynum in the begging 4th
    So dont blame no one Only the COACH!!

  • REDDOX

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    Actually, it goes like this:
    The only person that you have to blame for this game is Odom
    1. STUPID fall-away off-balance shot in the last minutes that didn’t even hit the damn rim!
    2. Missed free-throw.
    3. Got the ball stolen after a rebound during the last seconds
    4. Stupid hair-style

    We need Artest. Trade Odom before he drops his trade value even more!

  • ab4sure

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    I am sure PJ, Kobe, and Fish are thinking about titles and they know you need to have a higher seed to get there. They also want a higher seed. You have a defeatist opinion. The lakers need to go far just for the experience and if they get to the second round all bets are off. Lakernation didn’t think they would be this good this year, who knows how good they will at the end of the year. PJ, Kobe, and Fish think a higher seed is important so why don’t you???

  • LA Forever

    ” LA Forever on December 15, 2007 at 6:54 pm said:

    The only person that you have to blame for this game is Phill
    1. He should of put kobe out because he was injured in the 4th
    2. Should of played Ariza more(Only 4min)
    3. No timeouts when the warriors where going on a run
    4. Should played Bynum in the begging 4th
    So dont blame no one Only the COACH!!

    Actually, it goes like this:
    The only person that you have to blame for this game is Odom
    1. STUPID fall-away off-balance shot in the last minutes that didn’t even hit the damn rim!
    2. Missed free-throw.
    3. Got the ball stolen after a rebound during the last seconds
    4. Stupid hair-style

    We need Artest. Trade Odom before he drops his trade value even more!

    Lol that too lol number 4.

  • BEC

    ab4sure,
    “I am sure PJ, Kobe, and Fish are thinking about titles and they know you need to have a higher seed to get there. They also want a higher seed.”

    You do need a higher seed and im sure they do want it, but so what. This team is no where near contention, so the seeding is just not that important. If this team drastically improves and turns elite, then yeah seeding is important, but this team is just not near contention and I dont think itll happen this year, even if they do keep improving. Hopefully im wrong, but I doubt it. Whats the point of placing high if your just going to lose.

    “You have a defeatist opinion. The lakers need to go far just for the experience and if they get to the second round all bets are off. Lakernation didn’t think they would be this good this year, who knows how good they will at the end of the year. PJ, Kobe, and Fish think a higher seed is important so why don’t you???”

    All bets are off second round??? WTF?!? Spurs are the Spurs ans Suns are the Suns regardless what round you play, its still basketball and a seven game series. Like you said, if we play the Spurs in the first round we are one and DONE, what makes you think we can suddenly beat them in the second round, just because we beat a lesser team like Denver we can suddenly take the Spurs in a seven game series, come on now. I agree with the experience, because that can help, but you gain much much much more experience losing to a really good team like the Spurs than beating a team that youre better than. And gaining experience beating someone like Denver in one series, isnt going to make them better enough to take the Spurs.

  • LakersFirst (Change) (Close)

    I can’t believe people haven’t mentioned the horrific free throw shooting by the Lakers down the stretch!!! Not making their free throws down the stretch is the reason why they lost on Friday night. The Lakers dominiated the Warriors all night but when the Lakers had the chance to put them away with their free throw shooting, they didn’t do it.

    Kobe missed one down the stretch (the technical that Baron got was missed by Kobe. Why isn’t Fisher taking all technicals when he’s on the court. He’s a 90+% free throw shooter this year), LO missed a few down the stretch, Turiaf had four free throws and converted on only one (we had an 6 point lead at that time and Turiaf could’ve made it double digits killing any hope Warrior hope for a comeback). Even Fish missed a free throw down the stretch.

    When you miss free throws down the stretch, you’re just inviting the inferior team to steal the game, just as the Warriors did. Personally, I think the Lakers are much better than the Warriors.

  • Nabil

    We love you Lamar, but its time to “say goodbye, say goodbye to Hollywood.”

  • ab4sure

    BEC,
    They are closer to contention than you would give them. This is a better team than last year. If you want to right them off as an eigth seed then go right ahead but remember you also wrote Bynum off as expendable and the lakers should trade him. You were wrong about Bynum and I believe your wrong about the team.

  • BEC

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    Why bring irrelevant stuff into this? Bynum has nothing to do with this. First off, the only reason I wanted the trade was becasue we had Smush as a starting PG, and I felt a strong PG is more important than a big man at that time, we didnt have Fish yet.

    I never wrote them off as an eighth seed and I think they are very close to contention, this team as is even with improvements can be a top tier team but just not a true contending team come May and June.