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Lakers, Without Bryant & Jackson, Beat Warriors, 120-99

San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Pau Gasol scored 23 points and the Los Angeles Lakers beat Golden State, 120-99, at San Diego Sports Arena. Lamar Odom added 16 points and 12 rebounds for the defending NBA champions, who also received 18 points and seven assists from Steve Blake. Kobe Bryant sat out this contest.

Shannon Brown added 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting, while Matt Barnes added 10 points, three boards, four assists, and two steals in 26 minutes for the Lakers. The Lakers shot 56% as a team, compared to just 43.6% for Golden State. The Warriors had 19 turnovers as a team.

It was the first of two meetings between the teams with the preseason finale set for Friday night. Stephen Curry led the way with 19 points and David Lee added 17 for the Warriors. Andris Biedrins ended with 11 points and 13 rebounds. Golden State went 1-of-14 from three-point range.

Mike Trudell of Lakers.com reported on the status of Stephen Curry, who left the game in the fourth quarter with an injury:

Injury update on Steph Curry: sprained right ankle, listed as day-to-day.

For more Lakers news and information, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Silver Screen and Roll.