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FSM Recap: Lakers vs Warriors – Game 57 – 2023

Los Angeles Lakers (30-27)  |  Golden State Warriors (28-26)


Thursday night, it was the Lakers vs Warriors in San Francisco. The Lakers were without LeBron James against the Warriors on Thursday night. Steph Curry led the way for Golden State as they blew out L.A. 128-110. 


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On Thursday night, the Los Angeles Lakers were on the road as they took on the Golden State Warriors in their first game after the NBA All-Star break.

LeBron James sat out the Lakers return from the NBA All-Star break on Thursday night against the Golden State Warriors. James‘ status for the contest had been in question after he received an ankle treatment, and the team made it official on Wednesday.

Health has been the theme of this Lakers season, and keeping James and Anthony Davis healthy and on the court has been a top priority. And that is still the mindset and motivation behind this treatment for James overall.

Basketball fans treasure matchups between James and Stephen Curry, but unfortunately, it didn’t happen this time, with the former missing the game. As a result, the Lakers couldn’t keep up with Curry and the Warriors in a 128-110 loss.

Davis had an effective game and led the charge for L.A. with 27 points and 15 rebounds. D’Angelo Russell was inefficient from the floor, going 6-15 from the field, but did end the game with 18 points. Austin Reaves had a solid night, ending with 16 points in 27 minutes.

The defeat ends the Lakers‘ winning streak at three games.


Lakers vs Warriors First Quarter:


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Golden State came out blazing from deep, converting on four 3-pointers in the opening minutes of the first. Steph Curry was a big part of the surge, scoring 16 points of his 32 in the opening frame alone.

The Lakers retaliated by attacking the paint and getting Davis going early. With James out along with Christian Wood, he was needed even more than usual.

After a slow start for the Lakers outside of Davis, they eventually got going with Reaves and Rui Hachimura connecting from deep to tie the game at 14.

The stars took over from there as Davis and Curry got buckets at will for their teams, and the Warriors ended up leading 31-28 at the end of the first quarter.


Lakers vs Warriors 2nd Quarter:


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L.A.’s bench did an excellent job to begin the second quarter, regaining the lead with some excellent two-way play, notably from Max Christie and Jaxson Hayes. The same could be said for Warriors backup center Trayce Jackson-Davis, though, as he did a nice job keeping it close for his team.

The Lakers got in on the shooting from deep with a Taurean Prince three, and after a Jaxson Hayes dunk, the Warriors called a timeout with the visitors on a roll.

The Warriors eventually took the lead back with a run on another barrage of 3s, lead of course by Curry. Andrew Wiggins then had a putback at the buzzer, so the Lakers went into the halftime locker room trailing 67-56.


Lakers vs Warriors 3rd Quarter:


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Lakers head coach Darvin Ham made a halftime adjustment by moving Davis onto Jonathan Kuminga so he could roam, but it didn’t matter much as the Warriors stayed hot from deep. Curry had a circus layup and then another triple, extending Golden State’s lead to 15.

Davis continued to try to do his part by scoring inside, and the Lakers were able to get the deficit back to nine. That was short-lived, however, as he did not receive much help, and then Kuminga had another buzzer-beater for the Warriors to get the lead back to 98-82 going into the fourth.


Lakers vs Warriors 4th Quarter:


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The Lakers showed some life to begin the fourth, with Christie and Russell making back-to-back triples. The Warriors again responded quickly, though, with Wiggins scoring seven quick points.

At that point, the game was essentially out of reach as the Lakers simply could not get enough stops to mount any sort of comeback.

Midway through the quarter, with an understanding that the game was out of reach, head coach Darvin Ham decided to clear the bench and waive the white flag, knowing the Lakers had another game on Friday.

Golden State ended up defeating the Lakers 128-110.


The Los Angeles Lakers will host the San Antonio Spurs on Friday, February 23rd, at 7:00 pm PST at Arena. Thank you for visiting for your Las Vegas Sports news.


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