If there were any good takeaways for the Warriors this game, it was that their starters played incredibly and that they shot more free throws than the Los Angeles Lakers. They have a tough schedule ahead of them and without their star Stephen Curry, the Warriors are coming up short. In fact, Andre Iguodala strained his hamstring in the third quarter and was unfortunately forced to leave the game. The Warriors fell to LA 102-95.
Both he and Curry are questionable for tomorrow’s huge game versus Portland. To give you some perspective, the Warriors have just nine of 15 players that are actually healthy. Two of those injured players are starters and happen to be your two best players. The Warriors’ have a really shallow roster now and need some reinforcements if Curry and Iguodala fail to suit u
p for tomorrow night’s game.
The Warriors were lucky to even be in the game, but they fell to LA, and the losing streak grows to 11 in LA. In the first quarter, they stayed in the game, and led for most of it, but a Jordan Farmer drilled a 3-point shot to end the quarter, and it was pretty much downhill from there for the Dubs.
In the second quarter, the Warriors did play good defense and saw their offensive game come to life a little bit, but in the final minutes of the quarter, the Lakers outscored them and stomped them heading into the locker room. They did what any veteran team would do and attacked at the perfect time. The Warriors trailed by 9 at halftime.
They were able to get things going a little bit in the game, tying the score at 63-63 thanks to a Klay Thompson 3-point shot. He finished with 19 points. From that point on, however, the Lakers went on a huge run and finished the game on that magical fire. They went on a 13-0 run to close the quarter and the Warriors were dumbstruck.
In the fourth, they battled till the horn sounded, but could never really get themselves out of the ditch. The Warriors are averaging less than 80 points per game with Curry off the floor, and averaging around 107 with him on the court. It’s simple, really.