L.A. Lakers 101, Golden State 93
HONOLULU, Oct. 11 (Ticker) --
Phil Jackson's second tenure as coach of
the Los Angeles Lakers got off to a pretty good start.
scored 24 of his 28 points in the first half to lead
the Lakers to a 101-93 victory over the Golden State Warriors
in the preseason opener for both teams.
After guiding the Lakers to three NBA titles in four seasons,
Jackson left the team following the 2004 Finals amid growing
disagreements with Bryant, who was second in the league in
scoring (27.6) last season.
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Jackson, who wants to return the Lakers to the playoffs after
they missed the postseason for the first time since 1993-1994,
saw his team rally to erase a 24-8 deficit in the first quarter.
scored 16 points and Brian Cook
added 10 for the
Lakers, who finished 2004-05 losing 19 of their last 21
Golden State, which won 15 of its final 20 games last season,
took a 56-55 halftime lead before letting its reserves play most
of the second half.
scored 17 points for the Warriors and brought the
crowd to its feet in the second quarter when he drove the lane
and banked the ball off the backboard to Jason Richardson
finished with a thunderous one-handed dunk.
Richardson scored 14 points and Mickael Pietrus
added 13 for