Halftime: Warriors 60, Lakers 53

Playing their third consecutive game without Ron Artest, the Lakers gave up a season-high 60 points in the first half to the Warriors tonight at Staples Center. Golden State shot a sizzling 55.6 percent in the half (25 of 45). Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 13 points. Kobe Bryant had 17 points and Pau Gasol added 16 for the Lakers, who were playing for the fourth time in five days. The Warriors were coming off wins Monday over the Boston Celtics and Saturday over the Phoenix Suns. The Lakers lost Monday at Phoenix.