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Warriors down Lakers in preseason battle

Oct 12, 2007 - 7:48 AM HONOLULU, Hawaii (Ticker) -- The Golden State Warriors are riding last season's playoff momentum right into the new campaign.

Kelanna Azubuike scored 22 points to the lead the Warriors past the Los Angeles Lakers, 119-106, on Thursday night, for their second win over their cross-state rivals in three nights.

After sneaking into the playoffs as the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference, Golden State knocked off the top-seeded Dallas Mavericks in six games before losing to the Utah Jazz in the conference semifinals.

Azubuike, who scored 27 points during Tuesday's 111-110 victory, led the way again for the Warriors, making 7-of-14 shots from the field and 3-of-4 from behind the 3-point arc.

Kobe Bryant scored just 11 points in over 25 minutes, but showed that he could share the ball with his teammates, dishing out eight assists.

Derek Fisher and Vladimir Radmonovic each scored 12 points to lead the Lakers scoring. After playing the first eight years of his career in Los Angeles, Fisher joined the Lakers during the offseason after spending the 2006-07 campaign with the Jazz.

The Warriors, meanwhile, had no trouble scoring, as six players finished in double-digits - including rookie Marco Belinelli, who scored 18 points.

Belinelli has chosen to try his luck in the NBA after spending the first five years of his professional career with Bologna of the Itaia Serie A league in Italy. The 21-year-old guard averaged 16.4 points for Bologna in 2006-07 while making almost 34 percent of his 3-pointers.






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    Warriors vs. LakersOct 12 11:22 PM


  • AT HONOLULU
    NBA GOLDEN STATE 119
    LA LAKERS 106 FINAL

    Oct 12 3:31 AM


  • AT HONOLULU
    NBA GOLDEN STATE 93
    LA LAKERS 81 END, 3RD QTR

    Oct 12 3:03 AM


  • AT HONOLULU
    NBA GOLDEN STATE 63
    LA LAKERS 56 HALFTIME

    Oct 12 2:17 AM


  • AT HONOLULU
    NBA GOLDEN STATE 30
    LA LAKERS 27 END, 1ST QTR

    Oct 12 1:41 AM