With a 11-game winning streak on the line the Golden State Warriors fought back from a 12-point deficit and beat the Los Angeles Lakers 83-77, advancing to the semi-finals of the 2013 NBA Summer League Tournament and extending their win streak to 12.
The Warriors were led by Kent Bazemore with 26 points while Cameron Jones with 18. Draymond Green added 12 points for the Warriors while pulling down a game high 11 rebounds. The Lakers were led by Lester Hudson who had 18 in the contest while Elias Harris added 17 and Marcus Landry added 14.
The Lakers jumped out to a quick start with a 7-2 lead before the Warriors caught up and tied the game up at seven a piece. Hudson had seven of the Lakers first nine points while Jones scored seven of the Warriors first nine points. The remainder of the quarter was a classic see-saw battle featuring six ties and four lead changes. The game was all tied up at 16 apiece heading into the second quarter of play.
Both teams struggled out of the gate in the second quarter, neither team scoring until the 7:24 mark when the Lakers' Lazar Hayward connected on one of two free throws. The first field goal of the quarter came at the 6:32 mark when Lakers guard Hudson stole the ball and connected on a layup. The Lakers opened up a 12 point lead in the quarter and were up 43-33 at the half. The Lakers' offensive spark was provided by Harris who scored nine of the team's 27 points.
Down as many as 11 in the third quarter the Warriors went on a 7-0 run and closed the gap to three points with just over two minutes to play in the period. The Lakers maintained the lead and took a xx-xx advantage heading into the fourth quarter. The Warriors comeback was sparked by Bazemore who scored 10 points in the period.
The Warriors tied up the game at 58 on the first basket of the fourth quarter made on a Davis dunk and went on to take their first lead of the game since 5:45 mark in the second quarter mark on a Goulbourne layup. The Warriors streak continued as they went on a 14-4 run in the fourth and built their lead to as many as eight. The Lakers went on a 9-2 run and came within one of the Warriors (72-71) at the 2:53 mark in the quarter.
The Warriors (5-0) will take on Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday at 5 p.m. in the 2013 NBA Summer League Tournament Semi-Finals in the Thomas & Mack Center. The game marks the end of the road for the Los Angeles Lakers, finishing the tournament at 3-2.