The Lakers took advantage of a depleted Golden State Warriors squad to take a 102-95 victory at
Playing without point guard
The Lakers took advantage, scoring 15 consecutive points after the injury to Iguodala to turn a 63-63 tie into a double-digit lead.
Lakers point guards
The Warriors were led by power forward
The Lakers shot 47.6% from the field and 45.8% (11 of 24) from three-point range. The Warriors shot 41.5% and 40.9% (9 of 22), respectively.
While the Warriors played shorthanded (also missing
The Lakers, who improve to 6-7 on the season, will host the
The Warriors (8-5) host the
The Warriors made up their nine-point halftime deficit to tie score at 63, but the Lakers would score 12 unanswered points to finish the third quarter ahead by 12 points.
The Warriors had 14 turnovers while shooting 41.1% from the field.
The Lakers finished the half with their biggest lead of the game after
The Lakers' point guards played well against the shorthanded Warriors. Blake had 10 points with four assists, while
The Lakers shot 54.8% from the field and 45.5% (5 of 11) from three-point range.
Despite playing without
The Lakers (5-7) host the Golden State Warriors (8-4) on Friday night at
The Warriors bombarded the Lakers, 125-94, in Oakland on the second day of the season.
Even if Stephen Curry (concussion) doesn't play, it won't be easy for the Lakers to get a win against one of the top teams in the Western Conference.
The Lakers are expected to be without
In addition to the questionable status of Curry, the Warriors will be without
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