Phil Jackson wasn't surprised by Kobe Bryant's second off-night in a row.
"We were relying on Kobe and Kobe couldn't shoot the ball because of a hand injury. He was just reluctant to shoot," Jackson said after the Los Angeles Lakers' 85-73 loss Monday night to the Grizzlies in Memphis, Tenn.
Bryant had 18 points, just one more than he scored in the Lakers' loss Friday night in Philadelphia. He went into the game against the 76ers averaging more than 30 points.
Jackson, who did not go into detail about the injury, said Bryant hurt his right hand making a dunk during the Lakers' victory over Atlanta on Nov. 8.
Against Memphis, the Lakers barely topped their shot-clock era scoring low of 70 points, set at Cleveland in 2002.
Bryant said he hit his right index finger on the goal at Atlanta and "it's been sore ever since."
But he put most of the Lakers' troubles on struggling to learn a new offense.
"I thought we'd have ups and downs," Bryant said. "We've got a new system and it takes time to learn it. It's a roller coaster ride, man."
Lamar Odom's assessment was a bit stronger.
"We're doing everything to lose a basketball game right now," Odom said. "We're not sharing the ball and we're not trusting each other defensively or offensively."
Jackson said the Lakers "got locked into trying to do things we can't do."
WARRIORS 100, BULLS 82, At Oakland, Jason Richardson scored a season-high 32 points and Golden State thrived on a quiet night for Baron Davis, beating Chicago.
Mike Dunleavy and Troy Murphy scored 15 points apiece for the Warriors, who improved to 3-1 at home with strong performances from the supporting cast around Davis. The charismatic point guard had just 10 points and six assists in 34 minutes, but hit two late 3-pointers in a relatively easy night for his sore hamstrings.
Andres Nocioni scored 17 points and Jannero Pargo hit four 3-pointers in Chicago's seventh straight loss in Oakland. The Bulls' backcourt was terrible, with Kirk Hinrich and Chris Duhon combining for 3-of-21 shooting. Center Tyson Chandler had just four points in 20 foul-plagued minutes, and top reserve Ben Gordon also struggled, going 2-for-12.