Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors: Lakers roll over Warriors
Lakers 107, Golden State 83 (final)
It was an easy night for the Lakers, one in which no starter played more than 35 minutes, and that was Pau Gasol.
The outcome wasn't in doubt when the fans began doing the wave in the fourth quarter with the Lakers ahead by 26 points.
Gasol had 26 points on 10-for-19 shooting, to go with 12 rebounds and four assists.
Kobe Bryant had 20 points and seven rebounds and Lamar Odom had 16 points, 14 rebounds and four assists.
Every Laker played for a team that is 3-0 and next plays Tuesday night against the Memphis Grizzlies at Staples Center.
As far as slowing down Golden State's Monta Ellis, it really didn't matter because the Warriors never were in the game.
Ellis finished with 20 points on nine-for-20 shooting.
Lakers 81, Golden State 64 (end of third quarter)
The Lakers extended their lead to as much as 24 points in the third before easing up the rest of the way.
Every Lakers starter scored in double figures through three quarters except for Ron Artest.
Pau Gasol had 23 points and 12 rebounds and Kobe Bryant had 20 points and seven rebounds and Lamar Odom had 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Lakers.
The 20-point lead the Lakers opened in the first quarter was sliced to nine points early in the second quarter because of poor play from L.A.'s bench.
But when the starters returned, the Lakers went back to work, increasing the lead to 18.
By halftime, Pau Gasol had 16 points and five rebounds, Kobe Bryant had 14 points and Lamar Odom had 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Monta Ellis led the Warriors with 17 points.
Lakers 34, Golden State 14 (end of first quarter)
The Lakers attacked the Warriors inside, especially on the boards, in taking a big lead in the first.
The Lakers had 14 points in the paint. They out-rebounded the Warriors 17-8 in the quarter.
Lamar Odom led the Lakers with 11 points and seven rebounds in the first. He made both of his three-point attempts.
Kobe Bryant had 10 points on five-for-eight shooting.
Warriors guard Monta Ellis had six points on three-for-seven shooting in the first.
With Stephen Curry out because of a sprained right ankle, the Lakers planned on turning their attention to trying to slow down Ellis.
Lakers Coach Phil Jackson said his team would throw Derek Fisher, Kobe Bryant and Ron Artest at Ellis. Jackson also said Shannon Brown and Matt Barnes could get a turn at defending Ellis.
Ellis is averaging 30.5 points after two games. He's also averaging 6.5 assists.
Ellis scored 46 points on 18-for-24 shooting in Golden State's season opener against the Houston Rockets.
"He's got a quick first step," Jackson said Sunday night before the Lakers faced the Warriors at Staples Center. "He can turn the corner going right, and his jump shot has improved dramatically over the last three years."
-- Broderick Turner
Photo: Warriors guard Monta Ellis. Credit: Christian Petersen / Getty Images