On Wednesday night, the Lakers concluded a tumultuous 2016-17 season with nine more wins than they had the year before.
The game ended a bit like the season ended. The Lakers fell behind big before making a final push to finish strong.
Here are five takeaways from the Lakers’ 109-94 loss to the Golden State Warriors.
1. Coach Luke Walton is realistic about what to expect when facing the Warriors, but he was really pleased with what he saw in the fourth quarter. “In the fourth it got fun again,” he said. “This is the cream of the crop of the NBA. The first three,...