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Pau Gasol leads Lakers over shorthanded Warriors 102-95

  • Los Angeles Lakers guard Jodie Meeks, left, puts up a shot as Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut, of Australia, defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

"We're finally finding some consistency," Gasol said. "We're finally putting good efforts mentally and physically together."

Gasol had a big offensive game at an opportune time: The Spanish 7-footer pledged $1,000 for every point he scored against the Warriors to UNICEF disaster relief in the Philippines.

Gasol acknowledged thinking about his pledge with every basket, and he began the evening with another concern after hearing news of his brother Marc's sprained left knee in Memphis.

"I had too many things on my mind," Gasol said. "I definitely had that motivation of scoring tonight for the Philippines. Once I started knocking down those outside shots, it opened things up for me."

David Lee had 21 points and 13 rebounds, and Harrison Barnes scored 20 points in the Warriors' second straight loss without Curry, who missed both games with a concussion.

Golden State then lost Andre Iguodala, who replaced Curry as the Warriors' point guard. Iguodala had six points and six assists before limping to the locker room in the third quarter with a left hamstring injury.

"Once I heard a pop, I knew it was serious," Iguodala said. "This one kind of worries me a little bit. I'll take it serious, I'm sure. ... I'm not even walking right now, so we're going to have an MRI (on Saturday)."

Klay Thompson scored just two of his 19 points in the fourth quarter for Golden State, which struggled to find an offensive flow in Curry's absence. Barnes made his third start of the season in Curry's absence, with Iguodala moving over to be Golden State's offensive playmaker. Andrew Bogut added 12 points and 13 rebounds.

"We had enough to get it done, and we did not get it done," Golden State coach Mark Jackson said. "We're a no-excuse basketball team, and it's just disappointing right now. We cannot walk away with a good taste with how we played and the effort we put forth."

Curry banged his head on the court Monday at Utah, forcing him out of Wednesday's game against Memphis and this one.


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