Kobe Bryant poured in 30 points for Los Angeles on Tuesday, as they defeated Golden State 104-101 at Oracle Arena.
Los Angeles won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 8-point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 196.5.
Los Angeles got 19 points from Pau Gasol and another 18 points from Matt Barnes. Kobe Bryant contributed 5 assists, while Pau Gasol cleaned the glass with 17 rebounds.
Golden State got 23 points from David Lee in a losing cause and another 23 points from Brandon Rush. Klay Thompson contributed 7 assists for the Warriors, while David Lee had 9 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Los Angeles were victorious, as the score was 55-48 at the break.
Los Angeles won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 52-35.
Los Angeles heads into a battle against the Thunder. Golden State, meanwhile, will have their next action against New Orleans.