Halftime: Lakers 56, Warriors 38

The Lakers are halfway to their third straight victory to start the season, toying with the Golden State Warriors in the first half tonight at Staples Center. Four of their five starters have scored in double figures already, led by Pau Gasol with 16 points. Lamar Odom had 13 points, 10 rebounds and four assists. He might get a triple-double if he plays enough in the second half. The way things are going, it might be a stretch. Monta Ellis has 17 for Golden State, which has resorted to chucking 3-pointers in an attempt to play catch-up.