BEIJING -- David Lee scored 31 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 100-95 win over a Kobe Bryant-less Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday in a preseason game.

Stephen Curry added 24 points for the Warriors, while Andrew Bogut had 14 rebounds and nine points. Klay Thompson added 13 points off the bench and Andre Iguodala added nine points, five assists and four rebounds.

Lee scored 22 points in the first half and finished shooting 12-for-16 and adding six rebounds and four assists.

"The way it's supposed to work is that we can get some stuff on the inside early in the game and that will open up the outside for guys like Steph to shoot 3s as the game goes on," Lee said.

Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors defends against Steve Nash #10 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2013 Global Games at the MasterCard
Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors defends against Steve Nash #10 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2013 Global Games at the MasterCard Center on October 15, 2013 in Beijing, China. (ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images) (ChinaFotoPress)

Nick Young led the Lakers with 18 points. Pau Gasol had 15 points and Chris Kaman scored 14 with 10 rebounds.

Although Bryant made the trip to China, he's sitting out the games to nurse a torn Achilles tendon and an ailing right knee. He was clearly missed by the Chinese fans, who chanted his name throughout the game.

Gasol said the Lakers faded defensively in the third quarter without their star.

"We don't know when Kobe's going to get back," Gasol said. "But until that point we just have to play hard as a team as we've been doing, and making sure we can't wait for him to get back and everything to fall into place at that point."


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The Warriors trailed 11 points at the end of the third quarter, but tied the score at 84 with just over seven minutes remaining on a 3-pointer by Curry and never trailed again.

Golden State coach Mark Jackson said Curry has been healthy the entire offseason.

"I thought tonight for the first time in a long time he had a rhythm and he was the best player on the floor," Jackson said. "It was great to see and we expect tremendous (things) from him throughout the course of this season."

Curry said the team played "probably our best half in the second half all preseason."

Golden State's core group of Lee, Curry, Bogut, Iguodala and Thompson each played at least 32 minutes, with Iguodala playing a game-high 40 minutes. Los Angeles' Xavier Henry played a team-high 28 minutes and scored 15 points.

Although Harrison Barnes sat out the game with a foot injury, Thompson still came off the bench, which could mean he's being groomed for the Warriors' sixth man role. Draymond Green started for the Warriors and scored three points in 17 minutes.

The Warriors play the Lakers in a second exhibition game in Shanghai on Friday at 4:30 a.m. PST.