Lakers Beat Golden State 117-97!!
- Updated: November 5, 2016
The headline is correct, the score is correct, YES! The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Golden State Warriors, 117-97.
For the first time in over two years, Stephen Curry did not connect from the 3-point line and the young, new-look Lakers gave the best team in the West all they could handle in this victory.
Lou Williams came off the bench and Julius Randle both scored 20 points each to lead the Los Angeles in scoring. Randle also grabbed 14 boards for a very solid double-double. Rookie Brandon Ingram finished the night scoring in double figures for the first time in his career.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS FOR THE LAKERS:
This is something that we haven’t seen in quite some time, but let’s enjoy some very lovely numbers. One of the reasons why Curry’s streak of 157 games with a three-pointer ended was the Warriors shot only 15.6% from three-point range, while the Lakers shot 26.7%. 47% from the floor and an impressive 90.5% from the free-throw line. LA made a very bold statement in this wire-to-wire victory.
NEXT UP FOR THE LAKERS:
With a two-game winning streak under their belts, the LA (3-3), will be at home to take on the Phoenix Suns. They are enjoying their best start in years, and they are only a game and a half behind the Clippers in the Pacific Division.