In addition to the expected injuries to guards
The Lakers made a game of it through the first half, playing well defensively, but their lack of playmaking proved crippling in the third period.
For the game, the Lakers shot just 32.5% from the field with 24 turnovers.
Marreese Speights was ejected in the fourth quarter for his second flagrant foul when he essentially tackled Young.
Temporary stating point guard
With the loss, the Lakers fall back below .500 to 13-14. They'll travel to Phoenix to play the
The Warriors (15-13) take a 2-1 season series lead over the Lakers. They'll also play Monday, visiting the
The dam finally broke for the Lakers in third quarter, falling behind by double-digits on the road, second night of a back-to-back without any of their playmakers.
The Lakers shot just 28.6% from the field with 18 turnovers through three quarters, led by
Nine different Lakers turned the ball over.
The Warriors had five players in double figures, led by
The Lakers' defense kept them close for a half. The Warriors shot just 36.8% from the field through three quarters with 15 turnovers. The Lakers just couldn't buy a basket in the third.
The second quarter wasn't an elegant 12 minutes of basketball for either team.
When the halftime buzzer sounded, the Warriors were up by four, despite shooting just 34.6% from the field with nine turnovers.
The Lakers shot 35.7% with 12 turnovers, led by 14 from
The Lakers put up a solid quarter in Oakland, keeping pace with the Warriors -- despite playing without five key players, including
Golden State finished with a one-point advantage on a
The Lakers shot only 39.1% from the field, but held Golden State to just 34.5%.
Young had six off the bench.
Gasol will miss the game because an upper respiratory infection, Coach
Gasol, the only Laker to have started in the team's previous 26 games this season, finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds in a 104-91 win over the
The last time the Lakers traveled to Oakland on the second night of a back-to-back, they were blown out, 125-94, by the Warriors.
Gasol isn't the only player sitting out against Golden State.
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