“Not a chance”, Curry told Los Angeles News Group.
The biggest factor was Golden State’s touch from three-point range absolutely vanishing. “That’s what we’ve been most proud of this year. We’re hungry for one”.
For the Lakers, it was their young guards, Jordan Clarkson and D’Angelo Russell that dominated early and often throughout the day for the Lakers.
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.
James scored 29 points to go with 11 assists and seven rebounds in a 120-111 win for the Cavs over the Lakers; Bryant contributed 17 points and signed a pair of shoes for James afterwards. Clarkson, who missed Friday night’s game with a left knee injury, had 25 points.
Augustin scored eight of his 12 points in the extra period to help the Nuggets get payback for an overtime loss in Dallas on February 26.
“We executed the game plan very well”. Regardless of how good your shooters are – we know Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are two of the best – they are susceptible to games like this. He finished with 41 points and 13 rebounds. We will rest guys if they need it before we will go for any kind of streak or record, that’s for sure.
“It was just one of those nights you want to avoid at all costs, but it happened, and we’ll be alright”. The Mamba fought his way to 12 points in 24 minutes, but on an inefficient 14 shots with 3 turnovers. They pushed the lead to as much as 23 before it was over. Not only did he enter the game ranked third in the league in three-point percentage (.465), he had hit an incredible 15 of 30 shots from 30-plus feet.
Bryant would score just 12 points, but continues to motivate his team while resting his aching shoulder in the fourth quarter. Golden State’s team as a whole had an off shooting night, going just 4/30 from the three-point line (13.3 percent) for the game.
NOTES: A moment of silence was held for former First Lady Nancy Reagan, who passed Sunday morning in Los Angeles at the age of 94….
After the game, Warriors coach Steve Kerr took a moment to make a playful jab at his team following such a stunning loss. “That being said, it feels solid right now”. He missed three weeks in 2013-14 with a hamstring strain. The Warriors’ next game is tomorrow at home against the Orlando Magic.