Friday, July 13

Warriors 90 - Lakers 50 | Box Score

Cox Pavilion - Las Vegas, Nevada

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The Golden State Warriors defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 90-50 in the third game of the first day of action at the 2012 NBA Summer League at the Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. The Warriors were led by rookie Harrison Barnes, who scored 23 points on 8-for-13 shooting, including a perfect 4-for-4 3-pointers. His efforts were complimented by Klay Thompson, who scored a team-high 24 points, including 14 points in the second half.

The Warriors led from start to finish, fueled by Barnes' and Thompson's hot hands. They combined for 47 points in the contest, including 10-for-12 from behind the arc.

The Warriors dominated the first quarter, opening the game with a 9-0 run before taking a commanding 17-2 lead with just under five minutes to play in the period. The Lakers outscored Golden State 10-7 in the final three minutes of the frame, though, to finish down 24-12 going into the second. Barnes, the No. 8 pick in last month's NBA Draft, was on fire in his first period as a Warrior, scoring 10 points on 4-for-5 shooting.

The Lakers and Warriors traded buckets in the second period, scoring 14 and 16 points, respectively. At the end of the first half, the Warriors led 40-26, having owned a much as an 18-point lead. Draymond Green played all 10 minutes in the second, scoring seven points to lead the Warriors attack in the period.

Golden State charged out of the halftime break, outscoring the Lakers 28-10 in the period on the back of a blistering 20-3 run in the final six minutes of the third. Barnes and Thompson put on a shooting show, hitting a combined 7-for-9 from behind the arc to propel Golden State to a commanding 68-36 lead at the end of three.

The Warriors extended their lead in the fourth quarter, holding the Lakers to only five points in the period's opening seven minutes. The Lakers shot only 27 percent from the floor and 14 percent from three, while Golden State connected on 52 percent from the field and 68 percent from beyond the arc.

The Lakers were led by Andrew Goudelock, who scored 14 points off the bench.

Both teams return to action Saturday, when Golden State faces the Denver Nuggets at 3 p.m. PT, while the Lakers take on the Sacramento Kings at 5 p.m. PT. Both games will be played in the Cox Pavilion.