There have been some impressive wins for the Lakers this season, and some surprising losses.
Tuesday night’s game qualified as the former. The Warriors are certainly not the dominant force right now that they’ve been in past years — emphasis on the “right now.” This doesn’t mean they won’t figure it out. It doesn’t mean they have some fatal flaw. They might. But this early in the season it’s hard to truly tell.
What we do know is that the Lakers were able to take advantage of a vulnerability they saw, and they didn’t let losing their best player shake them loose of their main goal.
Here are five takeaways from the Lakers’ 127-101 win over the Warriors.