HONOLULU (AP) -- Golden State turned up the pressure. The Los
Angeles Lakers didn't respond well at all.
Baron Davis had 18 points, six rebounds and eight assists, Mike
Dunleavy scored all 16 of his points in the first quarter, and the
Warriors beat the Lakers 112-81 on Wednesday night to earn a split
of the teams' preseason games at the University of Hawaii.
"Exercise. Futile exercise," Lakers coach Phil Jackson replied
when asked what his team got out of the game.
Kobe Bryant and Lamar Odom, who combined for 44 points in the
Lakers' 101-93 victory Tuesday night, totaled 15 in this one.
"I thought we were better on defense, and it allowed us to get
out on the break more consistently," Warriors coach Mike
Montgomery said. "I think it was important for us to get a split
just so the kids will get some confidence in themselves and what
Derek Fisher added 13 points and Jason Richardson scored 11 for
the Warriors, who blew the game open by outscoring the Lakers 19-3
for a 65-40 lead early in the third quarter. Davis had three
3-pointers and Richardson and Troy Murphy added four points each
during the spurt.
"We stepped our intensity up, played better defense, applied
the pressure," Davis said. "The same thing they did to us
(Tuesday) night. But we put halves together. Tonight, we really
focused on what we needed to do.
"Anytime you're playing against those two guys, especially the
great one in Kobe Bryant, you want to try to be focused as possible
on him defensively. Lamar Odom, being one of the rising stars in
the league, a triple-threat element ... I think it was really
important that we honed in on them defensively."
Bryant had 11 points and seven rebounds and Odom had four points
and nine rebounds. Both came out for good with 4:16 remaining in
the third period and the Warriors holding a 20-point lead. Davis
took a seat 72 seconds later.
"We didn't execute," said Bryant, who had 28 points Tuesday
night. "Tonight they stepped up their pressure."
And the Lakers didn't respond, as evidenced by their 27
turnovers to 16 for the Warriors. Golden State also outrebounded
Los Angeles 55-45.
"We looked like we were lethargic out there," Jackson said.
"We shot 50 percent in the first half, and had 16 turnovers to go
with that, which is not acceptable. The second half was a
disappointment not only with the choice of shots, but with the
execution. Golden State had something to do with that."
The Lakers took a 10-4 lead before Golden State went on a 16-2
run to go ahead 20-12. The Warriors led the rest of the way.
Dunleavy, who shot 2-of-8 and scored six points Tuesday night,
made six shots without a miss -- including four 3-pointers in the
first quarter, which ended with the Warriors leading 32-22.
The Warriors led 46-37 before outscoring the Lakers 12-3 to
finish the second quarter for a 58-40 halftime lead and 7-0 to
begin the third period.
It was 71-46 when the Lakers ran off nine straight points to
draw within 16 midway through the third quarter. But Davis scored
four points and Fisher added two free throws to extend Golden
State's lead to 22.
It was 85-65 entering the fourth quarter. Both teams used
rookies and reserves exclusively in a sloppy final period, with the
Lakers being held scoreless for nearly five minutes before Brian
Cook made two free throws. Golden State's Ray Young scored 10
points in the period.
An announced crowd of 7,646 watched the game at the Stan
Sheriff Center. The attendance was 7,307 on Tuesday night. ... The
teams were scheduled to return home Thursday after spending over a
week in training camp on the island of Oahu. The Lakers trained in
Honolulu, the Warriors in Laie. ... The Lakers made a change in
their starting lineup, subbing veteran Aaron McKie for young
Parker. But McKie played the first nine minutes before coming out
for good, and Parker started the second half. ... Lakers rookie
Adam Parada's last name was spelled correctly on the back of his
jersey one night after it was spelled "Perada." ... The Warriors
shot 17-of-48 from 3-point range in the two games, while the Lakers