Advertisement
Share

Warriors beat Lakers, 111-77, for NBA record 16th consecutive win to open season

The Golden State Warriors became the first team in NBA history to win their first 16 games of the season with a 111-77 blowout of the Lakers on Tuesday night.

The Lakers managed just 11 points in the opening quarter, falling behind by 19 after 12 minutes. Though the Lakers did manage to win the second period (27-24), the Warriors’ lead was never in danger.

Stephen Curry led all scorers with 24 points and had nine assists. Draymond Green added 18 points while Klay Thompson scored 11. The Warriors shot 48.9% from the field, 34.3% from three-point range (12 of 35) and 60.0% from the line (nine of 15).

The Lakers struggled all night, getting just four points from Kobe Bryant, who missed 13 of 14 shot attempts with two assists and three turnovers.

Advertisement

Jordan Clarkson also scored four on two-of-11 shooting. Lou Williams, Julius Randle and Larry Nance Jr. led the Lakers with 10 points each.

As a team, the Lakers had 16 assists on 34 baskets, along with 14 turnovers. They shot 37.8% from the field, 15.0% from behind the arc (three of 20) and 75.0% from the line (12 of 16).

The Warriors converted 45 field goals, with 32 assists and eight turnovers.

Coach Byron Scott played all 13 Lakers, clearing his deep bench in the fourth with the game long over.

The Lakers (2-12) are off until Saturday, visiting the Portland Trail Blazers (6-10). The Warriors will try to continue their streak Friday in Phoenix against the Suns (7-7).

Email Eric Pincus at eric.pincus@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @EricPincus.


Advertisement