Lakers Handle Warriors
Monday, December 10th 2007, 8:31 am
By: News On 6
UNDATED (AP) -- The Golden State Warriors have been one of the NBA's hottest teams recently, but they continue to struggle against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers are 14-and-1 in their last 15 games versus the Warriors following last night's 123-113 win at Staples Center. Kobe Bryant scored 20 of his 28 points in the second half and fueled an 18-4 run that put the Lakers ahead 88-77.
Andrew Bynum matched a career high with 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Lakers won their third in a row.
Baron Davis had 20 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for the Warriors, who lost for only the third time in 14 games since their 0-and-6 start. Golden State is 1-and-16 against the Lakers at Staples Center.
Pat Riley picked up his 1,200th victory in Miami's 100-94 win over the Clippers in Los Angeles. Dwyane Wade had 35 points and 10 assists to help Riley became the third coach in league history with 1,200 wins.
Chauncey Billups finished with 20 points and six rebounds as Detroit handled Charlotte 104-85. Antonio McDyess delivered 19 points and nine boards in the Pistons' sixth victory in seven games.
The New Orleans Hornets have the NBA's sixth-best record at 14-and-7 after a 91-88 win against Seattle. Chris Paul had 29 points and 10 assists as the Hornets won their second straight while ending the SuperSonics' two-game winning streak.
Caron Butler scored 20 of his 28 points in the second half as Washington beat New Jersey for the first time in seven tries, 104-89. Butler outscored the Nets 10-1 over a three-minute span of the fourth quarter to give the Wizards a 92-77 lead.
Chris Bosh scored 21 points and had 10 rebounds in Toronto 93-80 win over Houston. Bosh played 41 minutes after missing the Raptors' previous five games with a groin injury.
Brandon Roy hit the go-ahead layup and finished with 26 points as Portland rallied in overtime for a 117-113 triumph over Milwaukee. The Bucks were ahead 112-107 until the Trail Blazers closed on a 10-1 run for their third straight win.