ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Andrew Bynum scored 24 points, Kobe Bryant added 22, and the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers opened the
preseason with a 118-101 victory over the Golden State Warriors on
Playing 26 minutes, Bryant grabbed a team-high nine rebounds. He was also hit with a technical foul for arguing a call with the replacement referees.
In his first game with the Lakers since signing in the offseason, Ron Artest started at small forward and had 12 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and five fouls.
With Bynum active underneath, the Lakers jumped out to a double-digit lead in the first quarter at the Honda Center, pushed it to as many as 25 points in the third quarter and were never seriously threatened.