INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- Joe Barry Carroll scored 30 points and grabbed 13 rebounds Friday night to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 116-105 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.
The triumph was only the Warriors' fourth in the last 12 games and snapped a six-game road losing streak.
The defeat left the Lakers with a 19-10 record and in a first-place tie with Portland in the Pacific Division.
Carroll scored 15 points in the first period, but it was his 9-point third quarter that proved decisive as the Warriors jumped ahead 93-82. Their lead was never less than 9 points after that.
Eric Floyd had 22 points and 8 assists for Golden State, which squared its season series with Los Angeles to 2-2.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scored 25 points to lead the Lakers and rookie Byron Scott had 16. Ten of Abdul-Jabbar's points came in the final quarter.
Golden State committed only six turnovers in the first half to take a 61-55 advantage and had only one in the third period when it hiked the lead to 11.
James Worthy and Bob McAdoo, who had been averaging 18 points each since Magic Johnson's injury, were held in check. Worthy had 14 points and McAdoo had 12.
The Lakers announced earlier Friday that they had activated Johnson, who has missed 12 games with a dislocated finger. Los Angeles is 7-5 without their All-Star guard.