Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Kobe Bryant poured in a game-high 27 points
on Friday night, as the Los Angeles Lakers got the post-Mike Brown era off on
the right foot with a resounding 101-77 victory over the Golden State Warriors
at Staples Center.
Brown was fired earlier on Friday in the wake of a dismal 1-4 start for a team
which many national pundits pegged as the favorites to win the Western
Assistant coach Bernie Bickerstaff coached Los Angeles to victory on Friday,
but the team announced the search for a permanent replacement would begin
immediately, with former Lakers coach Phil Jackson and former Knicks bench
boss Mike D'Antoni emerging as the frontrunners.
On the court, Bryant added nine rebounds and seven assists, while Pau Gasol
recorded a double-double with 14 points and 16 boards to help the Lakers earn
their fifth consecutive victory over the Warriors.
Stephen Curry paced Golden State with 18 points and five assists and Klay
Thompson chipped in 15 points for the Warriors, who have alternated wins and
losses through the first six games.
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