1. Playing without
"I thought the second quarter, we seemed to kind of settle down," said Coach
2. The Warriors are the best team in basketball for a reason. The tandem of
What does it take to beat Golden State?
"If I knew, there would have been a different result tonight," said Larry Nance Jr. "I think that is a problem the whole league is facing right now."
3. Lou Williams scored 10 points without making any of his seven field-goal attempts, just the 23rd player in the
Magic Johnson is the only other Laker to do the same, scoring 10 points on April 2, 1996.
Former Bruins and Clippers guard Derrick Martin has the NBA record with 15 points without converting a field goal.
4. The night produced extreme +/- numbers. The Lakers were outscored by 36 points over the 29 minutes Jordan Clarkson was on the floor.
Roy Hibbert was a -31, but Marcelo Huertas was a +13. Ryan Kelly and Tarik Black played the final 7.5 minutes of the game, both finishing at +7.
Meanwhile, Draymond Green was +32, Klay Thompson +31 and Stephen Curry +29, while
The real damage was done in the third quarter, when the Warriors punished the Lakers for 22 straight points.
5. The Lakers are still in last place in the Western Conference, better than just the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Lakers are 8.5 games behind the eighth-place
Looking ahead to the 2016 NBA draft lottery, the Lakers would have a 55.8% chance of a top-three pick in next June's draft. If the Lakers fall below third in the lottery, Philadelphia will get the team's pick as part of the