Curry, Warriors spoil Kobe’s farewell in Oakland, 116-98
OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 14: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers hugs Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors before their game at ORACLE Arena on January 14, 2016 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Stephen Curry scored 26 points, with his first eight baskets coming on 3-pointers, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Lakers 116-98 Thursday night in what was likely Kobe Bryant's last game in Oakland.
Bryant had eight points, six rebounds and three assists in 28 minutes. It was the Lakers' final regular-season visit to Oracle Arena, and Bryant plans to retire after the season.
Curry put the Warriors ahead 84-70 on a one-handed breakaway dunk off a long pass from Andre Iguodala in the closing seconds of the third quarter for his first score inside the 3-point line. The reigning NBA MVP made eight 3s for the eighth time this season and the 18th time in his career – most in NBA history.