(15-13)
(13-14)
The Warriors opened the game up with a 21-4 third-quarter run and held on the rest of the way for a 102-83 victory over the Lakers on Saturday night at Oracle Arena. On a night in which neither team was particularly sharp offensively (the Warriors shot just 38.8 percent from the field while holding the Lakers to a season-low 32.5 percent), Andrew Bogut cleaned up the boards and set a season-high with 20 rebounds to accompany his 12 points. David Lee had a double-double of his own with 19 points and 10 rebounds and Stephen Curry added 18 points and nine assists. The win pushes the Warriors to 15-13 on the season and they’ll return to action on Monday when they visit the Nuggets.
BEAT L.A.
This season’s final Bay Area matchup between the Warriors and Lakers falls on another Short Sleeve Saturday, presented by adidas. The Dubs have gone 2-1 this season when wearing their short sleeve uniforms and they will look to improve to that mark against their division rival this season after the teams split their first two matchups. The Warriors have sold out 50 straight games at Oracle Arena and that streak will surely continue on Saturday, although some individual tickets are still available for this West Coast showdown. GET TICKETS
LAST TIME OUT
The Warriors were tormented by turnovers in Thursday’s 104-102 loss to the Spurs at Oracle Arena. The Dubs gave it away 24 times, leading to 31 points for a Spurs team that was playing without Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. Despite the sloppy play, the Warriors still had a chance to tie it in the game’s final possession, but Stephen Curry’s long-distance shot was off the mark. David Lee led the Warriors in a losing effort with 32 points and 13 rebounds and Stephen Curry had 30 points and 15 assists. GAME RECAP
CURRY ON FIRE
Despite the result, Stephen Curry's performance on Thursday showed once again that he belongs on the short list of elite NBA guards. He and Clippers guard Chris Paul are the only players in the NBA this season with a 30-point, 15-assists game and Curry leads the league with three 30-point, 10-assist efforts. The fifth-year guard has scored at least 20-points in 12-straight games, the longest such streak in the NBA. Curry now ranks fifth in the league in scoring (24.5 points per game) and second in assists (9.3 apg). DUB THE VOTE
KLAY VS. L.A.
Whenever the Warriors play the Lakers, it’s always worthwhile to keep an eye on Klay Thompson. He’s had some big games against L.A. in recent memory, including this season’s Opening Night when he had 27 of his career-high 38 points in a 125-94 win at Oracle Arena. Overall, Thompson averages 20.6 points for his career against the Lakers, his highest output against any individual team. Whether it’s because he’s playing in front of his father, former No. 1 NBA Draft selection Mychal Thompson who currently serves as a Lakers radio broadcaster, or some other factor, Klay Thompson always seems to have a little bit extra in the tank against the Lakers. Thompson currently is tied for the lead with 83 made 3-pointers, and the Warriors would certainly welcome another big game from him to help get the team off of its current funk. DUB THE VOTE
LAKERS SCOUTING REPORT
The Lakers will be playing the back end of a back-to-back after hosting the Timberwolves on Friday. However, the big story with the Lakers is, as usual, Kobe Bryant. The future Hall of Famer, who has missed this season’s first two games against the Warriors, will be out six weeks with a fracture in his left knee. The Lakers have played the majority of the season without their best player and have certainly held their own. Nick Young and Pau Gasol are capable of putting up big numbers and the Warriors will have to bear down and not let any of these usual “role players” have a breakout game. If the Warriors can do that, they should have a decent chance of getting back on the winning track.
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Injury Report
GSW: Festus Ezeli (recovery from right knee surgery), Ognjen Kuzmic (fifth metacarpal fracture, right hand) and Jermaine O’Neal (right wrist surgery) are out.

LAL: Kobe Bryant (fractured left knee), Steve Blake (torn ulnar collateral ligament), Jordan Farmar (left hamstring tear) and Steve Nash (nerve root irritation) are out.