In doing so, the Golden State saved the Lakers' first game ball and reduced the quarterfinal series to 3-2 in best-of-seven games. The next game will be played in Los Angeles early Saturday morning.
"We know it's one game at a time. We had the focus to take it one attack at a time and one period at a time. If we keep playing our way, I think we can win the series," center Kevin Looney said.
In a battle for the ball with five minutes left in the game, Looney accidentally hit Lakers star Anthony Davis in the head with an elbow. Davis was taken by wheelchair to the locker room for further examination.
"Starting to feel better"
"He got a blow to the head but he's starting to feel better right now," Lakers team doctor Darvin Ham said of Davis, the 23-point scorer, who never returned to play.
Lakers star LeBron James was listed for 25 points.
In the first four games, Golden State had received significantly more fouls than the Lakers, but in last night's game it was almost completely equal: 18 for Golden State and 17 for Lakers.
"I don't know what a foul is anymore. LeBron was riddled with lacerations. We don't teach how to hit the head," sighs Dr. Ham about the assessment.