The first three games of the Lakers' series against the
Despite losing three times against Golden State this season, the Lakers have pushed the
Friday's contest didn't go to overtime like the first two, but the Lakers got within two points of the Warriors in the fourth quarter.
Here are five takeaways from the Lakers' 113-106 loss to the Warriors.
2. Caldwell-Pope addressed the situation for the first time since The Times reported his legal problems. The Lakers had announced before Caldwell-Pope spoke that he would not answer "legal questions" and cut the interview off after he was asked what it was like to be away from his teammates. "It sucked," the Lakers guard said. "But, I mean, I'm back with them now. Feels good."
4. Kuzma has a lot of experience playing against the Warriors, and he was succinct when sharing the difficulties in facing them. "The biggest challenge? Kevin Durant probably," he said. "Outside of him, just their offense."
5. Ball made five three-pointers Friday night, missing only one of six attempts — a career high. In his one season at UCLA, Ball made 41% of his three-point shots. It was only a matter of time till he got back on track in the NBA. "Just confidence," Ball said. "[If] I've been missing for a long time, I'm bound to start hitting. I'm going to keep shooting. They're all good shots to me, so it's feeling good."