Golden State Warriors vs. L.A. Lakers: Postgame Grades and Analysis for L.A.

In one of the most thrilling games of the 2012-13 NBA regular season, the Los Angeles Lakers outlasted the Golden State Warriors by a score of 118-116. The game was filled with elite scoring outbursts and an untimely injury to a legend.

So how did it all go down?

On the positive end of things, Pau Gasol registered a triple-double with 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. This was complemented by 28 points from Dwight Howard and 34 from Kobe Bryant.

Unfortunately, there was a bigger story about Kobe than his scoring.


Lakers PR team saying Kobe Bryant suffered a probable torn Achilles in tonight’s game. He’ll have a MRI tomorrow to confirm.

— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) April 13, 2013  

As a testament to Kobe's resiliency, he made two free throws after the Achilles injury.

For the Warriors, Stephen Curry scored 47 points on 9-of-15 shooting from beyond the arc. This was yet another brilliant performance by Curry, who has rapidly climbed the ranks of the NBA's stars.

From the statistical greatness to the devastating injury news, here's how it happened.

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