The Lakers (8-28) fell hard to the Golden State Warriors (33-2) on Tuesday night. Here are five takeaways from the Lakers' 109-88 loss at Staples Center.
1. Playing without Kobe Bryant and D'Angelo Russell, the Lakers were competitive until the third quarter, even with Klay Thompson scoring 22 first-quarter points.
"I thought the second quarter, we seemed to kind of settle down," said Coach Byron Scott. "In the third quarter, I thought we started missing shots, and we just started thinking about misses and forgetting that you have to get back on defense and guard these guys."
2. The Warriors are the best...