OAKLAND — The Lakers got their sixth consecutive victory and their eighth in nine games, rallying to overcome the Golden State Warriors tonight. Monta Ellis finished with 38 points for the Warriors, but Kobe Bryant scored 39, including 30 in the second half. The Lakers trailed after the first, second and third quarters but Bryant and Lamar Odom rallied them. Odom scored 16 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter. Next: the Lakers reach the midway point of the season when they face the New Jersey Nets on Friday at Staples Center.
Of scoring 17 points in the fourth quarter, Bryant said: “You have a responsibility to your team to try and come through in those situations and make the right play, and tonight I did that.”