In the first meeting between these two sides in the season, LA Lakers blew up a 14-point 4th quarter lead. The defending champions made sure; they don’t meet the same fate this time around. A very dominating performance since the 1st quarter ensured they cruise past Eric Paschall and Stephen Curry led Golden State Warriors. LeBron James led the team with 19 points.
LeBron was playing in his 1,300th regular-season appearance as the Lakers routed the Warriors 117-91. He was one of six Los Angeles players to score in double figures in a game that was never in doubt. The Lakers almost led by 30 points by the end of the halftime over Golden State Warriors.
LA Lakers avenge first game loss to Golden State Warriors in emphatic style
Lakers head coach, Frank Vogel said the best thing to come out of the game was that James played a season-low 24 minutes and sat during the fourth quarter.
Kyle Kuzma had 12 points and 11 rebounds for his eighth double-double this season, while Morris and Alex Caruso each scored a season-high 13 points. The defending NBA champions had dropped five of six since Anthony Davis suffered a right calf strain on February 14. But have won their last two.
Talking about the Golden State Warriors, Eric Paschall scored 18 points for Golden State, which had its three-game winning streak snapped. Stephen Curry added 16 points and Kelly Oubre Jr added 14. Los Angeles had a season-high 73 first-half points as it extended its lead to 29 at halftime. Its largest lead was 35 late in the third quarter.