Warriors 125, Lakers 122, OT
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) _ Antawn Jamison scored 51 points for the second time in four days and won a scintillating duel with Kobe Bryant as the Golden State Warriors rallied in overtime for a 125-122 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.
Bryant also had a career-high 51 points, but Jamison matched the NBA scoring leader’s every move. With the Lakers trailing, Jamison and Bryant traded six straight high-pressure scores in the final two minutes of overtime as the Oakland Arena roared with breathless applause for both players.
But the Lakers’ Horace Grant missed a layup with six seconds left, and Jamison ripped the rebound away from Bryant. After Bob Sura made one free throw for Golden State, Bryant’s long 3-pointer at the buzzer missed.
Jamison, who went 21-of-29 from the field, scored 51 in a loss at Seattle on Sunday night to set his career high. Bryant, who set his previous career high with 43 last week against San Antonio, was 13-of-13 on free throws.
Shaquille O’Neal had 25 points and 10 rebounds for the Lakers, who lost for just the second time in 10 games. Golden State got 24 points from Larry Hughes and snapped a six-game losing streak against the world champions.