Highlights: Injury bug bites as Warriors flounder in L.A.
Nobody represented the Warriors more admirably than Andrew Bogut, who finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds. (USATSI)
The Warriors on Saturday lost their second consecutive game and more painfully, their third option at point guard.
Forward Andre Iguodala, making his second start at point guard in the wake of injuries to starter Stephen Curry and backup Toney Douglas, sustained a strained left hamstring in the third quarter of a 102-95 loss to the Lakers at Staples Center.
David Lee scored 21 points to lead five Warriors in double figures. Harrison Barnes added 20, while Klay Thompson put in 19 but struggled with his shot, making only 6-of-20 from the floor.
Moments after draining a 3-pointer that tied the game at 63 with 4:22 left in the third quarter, Iguodala clutched his left thigh and was assisted into the locker room, his night complete.
The Lakers, leading most of the way, immediately took control of the game, as the Warriors never got closer than nine until the final seconds, pushing to 11 their losing streak at Staples against the Lakers.
Nobody represented the Warriors more admirably than Bogut, who finished with 12 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and two steals in 32 minutes.
After the Iguodala 3-pointer, the Lakers went on a 7-0 run, forcing Warriors coach Mark Jackson to call timeout. It did not help, the Warriors stumbled and watched Los Angeles score five more unanswered points for a 12-0 finish to the third quarter.
Iguodala will be reexamined on Saturday but almost certainly will miss some time.
Curry was with the team in L.A. and participated in pregame shootaround. He did not dress and is listed as day-to-day as he recovers from a concussion sustained last Monday in Utah. He acknowledged still having a headache, CSN's Ric Bucher reported.
Backup center Jermaine O'Neal also is listed as day-to-day as he recovers from a bruised right knee and strained right groin.
Backup point guard Toney Douglas (stress reaction, left tibia) is expected to miss another week.
The Warriors on Saturday face surprisingly successful Portland (11-2) at Oracle Arena. The Trail Blazers retooled in the offseason, but continue to be led by second-year point guard Damian Lillard (an Oakland High product) and veteran power forward LaMarcus Aldridge.