L.A. Lakers 104, Golden State 102
OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 15 (Ticker) --
With Kobe Bryant
took leadership of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Odom scored the team's final five points, including a
tie-breaking driving layup with 1.3 seconds remaining, as the
Lakers rallied for a 104-102 triumph over the Golden State
Warriors, who have lost nine straight games.
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With the game tied at 102-102, Odom received the inbounds pass
beyond the arc, drove the lane and lifted a lefthanded layup
past the outstretched arms of Clifford Robinson
After scoring just three points in the first half, the
first-year Laker finished with a season-high 27 and grabbed 12
rebounds. Odom also drew a charge against center Adonal Foyle
set up the go-ahead possession.
Golden State's Speedy Claxton
had a chance to win the game, but
his 3-pointer bounced off the back of the rim.
In the starting lineup due to Bryant's sprained ankle, Chucky Atkins
added 20 points for Los Angeles, including a 3-pointer
that provided a 97-96 lead with 2:40 left, its first since the
start of the third quarter.
scored a career-high 29 points against his former
team, but he couldn't prevent Golden State from losing a nine-point fourth-quarter advantage.