“He’s getting an opportunity to play and perform and he’s making the most of it”, Kobe Bryant said. “The learning curve comes from trusting our defence”.
The NBA champion Golden State Warriors set a league record Monday with their 45th straight regular-season home victory.
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.
Los Angeles will look to win back-to-back games for the first time in over a month when they host the Magic on Tuesday.
It marked Bryant’s first game back at the Staples Center arena since February 2.
The Lakers blew away the Warriors, 112-97 to snap Golden State’s seven-game winning streak.
“If I can give it a go I will go out there and try”. They lost in stunning fashion to the Los Angeles Lakers. 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.
The Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott named Marcelo Huertas as the MVP of the game, concluding the contest with a career-high nine assists, and tied another career-best with 10 points.
Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were the only Warriors to score in double figures with 18 and 15 points, respectively. The seven-year veteran recorded 20 points, including eight in the fourth quarter when Orlando trimmed a 17-point deficit to two.
Ian Clark, a guy from the bench, who shot 3-4 from the field, including buckets on both of his three-point attempts. Asked how numerous Lakers’ final 18 games that he would be able to play Bryant said, “hopefully all of them”. They still have multiple games against the second-best team in the National Basketball Association, the San Antonio Spurs, left to go, and can ill afford slip-ups against the lesser lights of the league. His streak will continue for another three games before he is held to 20 points in a 89-67 win over the Kings on March 19.
Even after the Lakers built steadily on an early lead, Russell and the Lakers braced for the Warriors best.