Kobe Bryant exploded for 40 points as the Lakers grabbed a 120-112 win over the Warriors. Pau Gasol added 26 points with 11 rebounds, and Ramon Sessions tallied 23 points and nine assists. Andrew Bynum left the game in the first quarter with an ankle injury and did not return.
Los Angeles has won five of its last seven games.
David Lee finished with 27 points, seven assists and six rebounds for Golden State. Klay Thompson added 18 points while Nate Robinson scored 17 with seven assists off the bench for the Warriors, who have dropped five straight contests.
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