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Five takeaways from Lakers' preseason loss to Warriors

Five takeaways from Lakers' preseason loss to Warriors
Lakers star Kobe Bryant tries to drive past Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green during the first half of Sunday's preseason loss. (Alex Gallardo / Associated Press)

The score almost said it all: Golden State 116, Lakers 75. It was just as ugly as it would indicate, the Lakers trailing by 26 after the first quarter and 40 after the third. Here are five things to take away from their second-largest exhibition loss since the team began keeping pre-season records in 1982.

1. The Lakers' defense was horrifyingly poor. They didn't hustle back in transition. Loafed below the arc as Golden State teed up three-pointer after three-pointer. Somehow gave up two four-point plays in one quarter. Just … bad.

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2. The Lakers' offense was also horrifyingly poor. Didn't crack the 50-point plateau until 5:06 remained in the third quarter. Not one starter hit half his shots. Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant missed 13 of 14 in the first quarter. Also … just … bad.

3. Rookie Julius Randle had another uneven game, scoring four points on two-for-seven shooting. He had six rebounds in 19 minutes but also three turnovers with no assists and three personal fouls. He had one solid play, taking the ball strong against Draymond Green and getting fouled while scoring. He missed the free throw, though.

4. Robert Sacre, a reserve center known for his defense, and Wayne Ellington, who does not have a guaranteed contract, had the best games for the Lakers. Each had 12 points on five-for-nine shooting.

5. Not everybody was unhappy within the Lakers' franchise. While Coach Byron Scott conducted his post-game news conference, the Laker Girls could be heard singing a loud rendition of "Happy Birthday" to someone in a nearby room.

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