SHANGHAI – Klay Thompson made 5 of 6 three-point shots and scored 25 points to help the Golden State Warriors rout the Los Angeles Lakers 115-89 in an exhibition game Friday.
David Lee added 16 points for the Warriors, who beat the Lakers 100-95 Tuesday in Beijing.
“It’s always good to beat (the Lakers),” said Thompson, who played college ball at Washington State. “I’ve seen them rule the state of California for far too long, so we want Golden State to be the team out west and it starts even tonight in the preseason.”
Shanghai legend Yao Ming, who watched the game courtside, got a huge cheer from the crowd before the game. But the loudest ovation went to the injured Kobe Bryant when he joined the Lakers’ bench in the fourth quarter.
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The Warriors opened up a close game with a 26-5 run late in the third quarter to take an 84-68 lead. Golden State got 13 points from Thompson during the run.
Rose scores 32
CHICAGO – Derrick Rose scored 32 points, including eight in the final three minutes, and Luol Deng added 22 as the Chicago Bulls improved to 5-0 this exhibition season with a 103-98 victory over the Indiana Pacers.
Rose was 9 for 15 from the field and had nine assists.