Warriors Battle Back From 26-Point Hole

Beat Lakers in LA for 1st time in 5 years
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 24, 2008 6:52 AM CDT
Golden State Warriors' Baron Davis and Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant watch Warriors' Stephen Jackson shoot a free throw on Sunday, March 23, 2008, in Los Angeles. The Warriors won 115-111.    (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Warriors had not beaten the Lakers in Los Angeles since January of 2003, but when holding a 26-point lead last night, it looked like that they would finally snag another victory. Then it seemed certain that the rallying Lakers would prevail yet again. Then Golden State won it after all, 115-111, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.

After a 72-point first half, the Warriors spent the third quarter giving up five turnovers while making only three baskets for just 15 points. "We should've known Kobe would take over and bring his team back. But we found a way to win," said Baron Davis. That way was to let Stephen Jackson ace two threes in the game's final seconds.