Lakers Finish Preseason With OT Win Over Warriors
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ONTARIO (AP) – Kobe Bryant scored 22 points, Shannon Brown hit the go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame Monta Ellis’ NBA preseason-high 41 points in a 105-102 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.
Ron Artest made two big baskets in overtime for the Lakers, who used a 9-0 rally to tie it in the final two minutes of regulation.
A little extra basketball was welcomed by a raucous crowd at Citizens Business Bank Arena in the Inland Empire east of Los Angeles.
Reggie Williams added 27 points for the Warriors, who wrapped up their first preseason under coach Keith Smart at 4-4. Guard Stephen Curry sat out after tweaking his ankle one night earlier, which left Ellis free to take 30 shots while playing all 53 minutes.
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