“Dude, I don’t know”, Bryant said Sunday after the Lakers’ 112-95 win over the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center.
Bryant, who missed the final period through injury, had 12 points for the Lakers, while Jordan Clarkson hit four three-pointers, as many as the entire Warriors team combined, in his 25-point haul.
And the Lakers? They get an example of what the Jordan Clarkson and D’Angelo Russell backcourt can be, if only Kobe Bryant stayed out of their way.
“This team is filled with millennials, and millennials can’t focus”, Kerr said in reference to a season-long joke between he and Stephen Curry.
There’s certainly a reason as to why the players were shocked by beating the Warriors on Sunday-this Lakers team still isn’t going to go on to compete for the title, even if they are mathematically still alive for a playoff berth. Klay Thompson scored 15 points, but connected just one of 18 from the three-point region.
MILWAUKEE – Oklahoma City, which had lost six of its first eight games coming out of the All-Star break, almost let another game get away, but survived to win.
The Los Angeles Lakers are sitting on a 12-51 record, which puts them dead last in the Western Conference.
The Bee Sports staff tracks the Warriors’ progress toward breaking the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record 72 wins, using a measuring stick from the past to gauge the present. G/F Andre Iguodala sat out for the second time in three games with left hamstring tightness. “The 6’7″, 230 pound forward had nine points, ten rebounds and nine assists.
The Warriors are 26-0 at home this season, while San Antonio is 30-0 – which makes you wonder for a second how either of these teams will do against underdogs in the first or second round of the post-season.
But it’s not an indication that the Warriors “live by the 3 and die by the 3″ in some perilous way, because the Warriors lived through 55 previous victories in 60 previous games. 917 and the Lakers were.190. And from what I watch, they might have the worst transition defense I’ve ever seen, which should have played right into the Warriors hands. We weren’t locked in at all. It’s been a pleasure watching you grow into the player you are.