Beijing, China (SportsNetwork.com) - Stephen Curry scored 24 points and hit a few big shots in the fourth quarter to help the Golden State Warriors rally for a 100-95 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in China.
David Lee led the Warriors with 31 points and Klay Thompson added 13, while Andrew Bogut grabbed 14 rebounds in the victory. Curry and Thompson combined for five 3-pointers in the final period, as Golden State outscored Los Angeles, 31-15.
Nick Young scored 18 points for the Lakers, while Xavier Henry and Pau Gasol each chipped in 15 points. Chris Kaman contributed 14 points and 10 rebounds in defeat.
Los Angeles scored eight straight early in the third for a 67-58 cushion and carried an 80-69 advantage into the fourth, but the Warriors opened the final period with an 18-4 run and grabbed an 87-84 lead on back-to-back triples by Curry with just over six minutes remaining.
The Lakers were still within one with 2 1/2 minutes to play, but Thompson drilled a shot from beyond the arc for 97-93 edge and the Warriors made enough free throws down the stretch to seal it.
Neither team led by more than six during a tight first half. The Warriors held a 29-26 lead after 12 minutes, but the Lakers used an 11-4 run during the second quarter to move in front and took a 54-52 edge to the intermission.