Warriors did what they are supposed to. Tank. Now tied for 8th and in the hunt for keeping that 1st pick (have to finish 7th from bottom). Keep playing D leaguers. Maybe IR a couple of cheerleaders just in case.
OAKLAND (CBS / AP) — Andrew Bynum had 31 points and nine rebounds, Pau Gasol recorded a triple-double and the Los Angeles Lakers rebounded from their worst loss of the season by beating the undermanned Golden State Warriors 99-87 Wednesday night.
Gasol finished with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to help the Lakers build a 17-point lead by the second quarter and cruise to an easy win—even with Kobe Bryant missing his seventh straight game with a bruised left shin—a night after a 112-91 home loss to San Antonio.
Klay Thompson scored 17 points and Dorell Wright had 12 points and seven rebounds for a Warriors team wrapping up the end of another sorry season. Golden State has lost 18 of its past 22 games.
Los Angeles still had several lapses and often looked lethargic playing the second night in a row.
But Bynum and Gasol dominated whenever…
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