Gasol leads Lakers over Warriors

12:11 AM, Apr 19, 2012   |    comments
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Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Pau Gasol recorded his fifth career triple- double with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, while Andrew Bynum added 31 points and pulled down 11 rebounds as the Los Angeles Lakers downed the Golden State Warriors, 99-87, on Wednesday.

Metta World Peace finished with 18 points and nine assists for the Lakers, who moved to 5-2 without Kobe Bryant this season as he missed his seventh straight game with a sore left shin.

The Lakers are a half-game ahead of the Clippers, who defeated Denver on Wednesday, for the Pacific Division lead and the third seed in the Western Conference.

Klay Thompson scored 17 points to pace the Warriors, losers of six consecutive contests.

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