Los Angeles vs. Golden State Warriors: Live Score and Analysis for Los Angeles

After a competitive first half, the Los Angeles Lakers fizzled out against their rivals from Oakland, with the Golden State Warriors winning comfortably, 115-89. 

Golden State was powered by their three-point attack, with a variety of shooters combining for 15-26 shooting from the outside. Klay Thompson was the main culprit, going five of six beyond the arc, ultimately tallying 25 points. 

The Lakers showed positive signs on offense, but their weak-side rotations were dreadful. This is a cardinal sin against a good shooting team like the Warriors, and they were punished accordingly.

Without a lockdown defender to take their opponent's weapons out of the game, the Lakers must collectively improve on this end if they want to stand any chance in a crowded Western Conference.

Pau Gasol led the way for Los Angeles with 16 points and seven rebounds in 25 minutes of play, but he ended with a plus-minus rating of -10. That stat line is perhaps the perfect summary of the Lakers night. 

FINAL: Warriors 115, Lakers 89 

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