ONTARIO (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 12 of his 25 points in the first 2 1/2 minutes, helping the Golden State Warriors get off to a fast start and beat the banged-up Los Angeles Lakers 116-75 in a preseason game Sunday night.
Klay Thompson added 16 points and David Lee had 14 for the Warriors, who started the game with a 24-5 run. Andre Iguodala, whose nose was broken during a loss to the Lakers on Thursday, wore a facemask and finished with four points and eight assists in 21 minutes.
The Lakers were outscored by 39 points during Kobe Bryant’s 24 minutes on the court. He scored six points on 3-for-13 shooting. Los Angeles missed 11 of its first 13 shots, finishing at 37 percent overall. Reserves Robert Sacre and Wayne Ellington scored 12 points apiece.
Curry and Thompson converted four-point plays during the Warriors’ early surge after fouls by Steve Nash and Wesley Johnson, respectively. Johnson added to the Lakers’ futility by blowing a breakaway slam dunk attempt moments later.
Golden State led 39-13 after the first quarter as Bryant and Steve Nash combined to shoot 1 for 14. The lead was 63-36 at halftime.
Jeremy Lin (sprained left ankle), Jordan Clarkson (sprained calf) and Xavier henry (back spasms) were all out for the Lakers.