Curry leads Warriors to rare win over Lakers

Updated: March 26, 2013

Stephen Curry didn’t go for 30 points this
time, but he still did more than enough.

Curry had 25 points and 10 assists in the Golden State Warriors’ 109-103 win
over the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Warriors have won six of their last eight games with Curry averaging 30.2
points per game while shooting 59.6 percent from beyond the arc in the five
prior victories during the stretch coming in. Curry was 3-of-9 from 3-point
range Monday.

Curry was questionable prior to the start of the contest due to a right ankle
sprain that he suffered during the fourth quarter of a win over the Washington
Wizards on Saturday.

David Lee tallied 23 points and 12 rebounds, while Klay Thompson added 22
points for Golden State, which defeated the Lakers for just the second time in
its last 20 tries.

Kobe Bryant netted 36 points, while Dwight Howard finished with 11 points
and 15 boards for the Lakers, who have dropped three in a row and four of
their last six tilts.

Curry and Lee had four points apiece during an 11-2 first-quarter run that
propelled Golden State to a 21-10 lead.

The Warriors took a 28-16 advantage after a period of play and netted seven of
the first nine points of the second to build a 37-18 cushion with 9:52 in the
second before taking a 63-40 edge into the break.

Back-to-back 3-pointers by Thompson and Curry pushed the spread to 75-50 with
8:32 left in the third. The Warriors led 94-76 after three and the Lakers
never seriously threatened until the closing seconds.

Game Notes

The Lakers are still 32-5 against Golden State over the last 37 meetings
between the squads … Jarrett Jack registered 19 points for Golden State …
Curry was 9-of-24 from the field.