The Warriors Had a Tough Day, Losing 117-97 on the Road Against the Lakers

The Warriors’ winning streak came to an end on Friday night, as Golden State fell 117-97 to the Lakers in Los Angeles. Kevin Durant led the Dubs with 27 points, tying him with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the sixth-longest 20-point streak in NBA history at 70-straight games. Stephen Curry added 13 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds, but failed to make a three-pointer, ending his NBA-record streak of 157 consecutive games with at least one trey. With the loss, Golden State drops to 4-2 on the season.

Golden State’s offensive struggles were evident from the get-go, as the Lakers opened up an 8-0 lead while the Warriors missed their first five shots, four of which came from three-point range. Stephen Curry would get Golden State on the board with a layup and ignite a Warriors’ 7-0 run in response, but the Lakers followed that up with an immediate 6-0 burst to put the Dubs in an early 14-7 hole. Curry’s jumper with 4:43 left cut the deficit to 16-12, but the Warriors would be held scoreless for the remainder of the quarter until Andre Iguodala sank Golden State’s first three-pointer of the night as time expired. Golden State committed eight turnovers, while making just six field goals in the opening frame.

Things would only get worse for the Warriors, as the Lakers scored the opening basket of the second quarter and maintained a double-digit advantage for the remainder of the half. After Golden State had climbed within 11 with 9:32 left, Los Angeles responded with a 14-6 run to take their largest lead of the game up to that point just less than halfway through the second frame. Draymond Green would follow that with back-to-back baskets, after which Kevon Looney made all three of his field goal attempts in a span of 47 seconds to cut the deficit to 13. Nick Young’s three-pointer with 1:12 remaining extended that lead to 16, and Los Angeles would maintain that advantage going into halftime up 65-49. After making just one of eight three-point attempts in the opening quarter, the Warriors did one worse in the second, shooting just 1-of-9 from behind the line as a team.

Los Angeles looked in danger of running away with the game for good when D’Angelo Russell sank a technical free throw to expand their lead to 73-52 two-and-a-half minutes into the second half, but the veteran Warriors wouldn’t go down without a fight. Kevin Durant would sink two free throws on the ensuing possession, kick-starting an 16-2 Golden State run over the next four minutes that would pull the Dubs within seven points, their first single-digit deficit since the end of the first quarter. Kevon Looney’s layup with get the Warriors as close as 87-81 with 1:39 left in the third frame, but Los Angeles ended the quarter on a 6-1 run to rebuild a double-digit lead heading into the fourth.

Durant split free throws to cut the deficit to 95-85 with 9:22 remaining in regulation, but that was as close as Golden State would get. Lou Williams’ three-point shot at the eight-minute mark began a 10-2 Los Angeles run in response, as the young Lakers began to put the game out of reach. Julius Randle’s layup with 1:28 remaining gave Los Angeles their largest lead of the entire game at 115-93, as the Warriors’ division rival coasted to the eventual 117-97 win.

The loss drops the Warriors’ record to 4-2 on the season. They’ll attempt to bounce back and start a new winning streak when they play host to the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night.

Lakers Dropped to 2-4 with a 112-107 Loss to the Warriors

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The Golden State Warriors met their former assistant coach, new Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton in Las Vegas on October 15 at T-Mobile Arena.

Klay Thompson led the Warriors by 24 points to defeat the Lakers, 112-107. Kevin Durant has 17 points.

The Lakers were getting blown away by the Warriors in the second quarter. Lead had ballooned to 30 points. Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and David West did not even play.

The Lakers was outscored 54-30 in the paint and made assists on 29 of their 44 made field goals. Nick Young led the Lakers with 17 while No. 2 overall pick Brandon Ingram scored 12 off the bench. Lou Williams and Metta World Peace did not play also.

The purple and gold made a late fourth quarter comeback. The boys stayed focused and capitalized when it counted, unfortunately still lost to the Warriors by five.

I agree on Luol Deng: “This is why you have preseason. … You learn from things like this.”

How they play is what meaningful. A preseason win or loss means nothing. Preseason is important to get better and improve and get the players ready and evaluated.

The Lakers still have two preseason games left. They will face the Warriors again. Then the Phoenix Suns will test the new age Lakers before the regular season tips off.

I hope the Lakers will win at least one game against the Warriors.

Chasing History: Can the Warrios break the 72-10 record of the Cigaco Bulls?

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Chasing History: Can the Warrios break the 72-10 record of the Chigaco Bulls?
       It was truly a historic season for the reigning Champions the Golden State Warriors. They are dominating the league in offesinve end averaging 115.3 PPG while allowing their opponent to 104.2 PPG. They are currntly 1st in the West with 63-7record. So here’s the question of NBA fans, can they break the 72-10 record of Michael Jordan and his Chicago Bulls?
      The 2015-2016 NBA season is almost over, but the chase for history of the Golden State Warriors is still in progress as they tries to break the 72-10 record of Chicago Bulls. The Warriors broke many records this season led by the reigning MVP Stephen Curry. Curry averaging 30.1 PPG led the Warriors to a 63-7 record, almost the same numbers when Jordan (30.6 PPG) led the Bulls to a 72-10 record. The Warriors are 63-7 in 70 games span while the Bulls are 62-8 in the same span. The Warriors averages 115.3 PPG while allowing their opponent to score 104.2 PPG, on the other hand the Bulls averages 105.2 PPG while allowing their opponent to 92.9 PPG. The Warriors loss are coming from MIL, DAL, DEN, DET, POR, SAS and who can forget the huge upset of Kobe and his young LA Lakers to the Warriors? The Warriors have only 12 games left. The Warriors remaining games are against DAL, PHILA, WAS, UTAH, BOS, POR, MIN, SAS(2), MEM(2).
      The regular season is almost over, so let’s just wait and enjoy the remaining NBA games. Can you see the Warriors breaking the Bulls’ record?