The Warriors came back from a 16-point deficit and took a fourth-quarter lead, but clutch shooting from Kobe Bryant proved to be the deciding factor in tonights 104-101 loss to the Lakers at Oracle Arena.
Brandon Rush went off in the second half, scoring 21 of his 23 points after the intermission.
David Lee totaled 23 points and nine rebounds in the loss.
Klay Thompson maintained his scoring run, chipping in 20 points while dishing a game-high seven assists.
Dorell Wright tallied 13 points on 5-for-8 shooting.
Kobe Bryant finished with a game-high 30 points and five rebounds in the win for L.A.
The Warriors will look to bounce back on Wednesday when they take on the New Orleans Hornets at home.