Nico Clareth led Siena (21-12) with 18 points, including four 3-pointers.
Two days earlier, Kobe Bryant was having trouble simply moving his sore right shoulder, which has caused him to miss three of the Lakers’ last three games.
The Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 26 points – including his third triple-double – grabbed 12 rebounds and added 10 assists, the last coming on a final-minute feed to Jabari Parker, who also scored 26. We paid attention to detail very well. I really am. That’s a tough season to go through and it’s no fun to be on that end of things.
Should neither Clarkson, Bryant or Williams return to the lineup on Sunday when the Lakers host the Golden State Warriors, they would be down to three true guards on the roster in D’Angelo Russell, Young and Marcelo Huertas. The Warriors hit just 4 of 30 shots from outside the arc, with Steph Curry, so uncannily consistent from deep all season, was 1 for 10 on those shots and 6 for 20 overall.
Jackson, who collected his seventh 30-point outing this season, was among six double-figures scorers for the Pistons (32-31) as they bounced back from a 102-89 loss to NY on Saturday. The bench in the first half pumped in 24 points.
Warriors: F Andre Iguodala (L hamstring tightness) was listed as questionable and declared out prior to tipoff. The Warriors scored five straight to trail 84-73 going into the fourth. So as they grow, they start trusting that more and more.
Golden State coach Steve Kerr removed his starters with 4:37 remaining and the Warriors trailing by 19.
Given the fact that Curry often sits the fourth quarter of Warriors blowouts, it’s unlikely he’d even get enough minutes to match the mark, even if he’s scoring at an alarming rate this season and can make just about any shot on the floor.
The Orlando Magic expect the defending National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors to play tonight as if they have something to prove. The Lakers had one only turnover at halftime.
The Lakers ended the first half of the game with an eleven-point lead 60-49. Metta (too) – they were doing a great job of coaching us on the sideline, telling us to push it when you got it. Don’t wait.
“That’s a guy who’s been there, done that, he’s won back-to-back championships, like we’re trying to do, so he knows what it takes, he knows what you have to do”, Green said. “I’ve been saying all year until we get down to the last 10 games, it’s not even worth our thought because so much can happen – injuries, a couple of bad games, whatever.”… The Lakers play the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night at Staples Center.