SAN FRANCISCO ( Associated Press) — Klay Thompson scored 33 points with six 3-pointers as the Golden State Warriors ran late on Thursday night for a 128-112 win over the Los Angeles Lakers, their third straight after dropping four. Won the game ,
Jordan Poole added 19 points and a career-high 11 assists for the Warriors on a festive night at the Chase Center, where huge Golden State fan and K-Pop star BumBum brought down the house with a spirited halftime performance from the Warriors’ final routine. Laya-season home game.
Talen Horton-Tucker scored a career-high 40 points on 15-for-28 shooting to lead the Lakers team, recalling LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Carmelo Anthony and Russell Westbrook. Malik Monk contributed 24 points as Los Angeles lost their eighth game in a row.
Andrew Wiggins added 17 points to the Warriors’ final tune-up in the Bay Area before holding a home-court advantage to begin the playoffs next weekend.
“We are going to try to win all three games. We’re just going into this thinking, let’s build up the momentum. If we can take advantage of these last two wins and get into the winning streak next week, I think it will serve us really well,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “But whatever happens with the seeding, and we will play what we play.”
Los Angeles hit eight of its opening 12 shots and made 11 trips to the free-throw line by the 5:07 mark of the first quarter – 31 free throws shot in all by the Warriors.
Seven or fewer points were decided in the last three meetings between rivals.
Tim Hardaway was honored before the start of the second quarter for his election to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame – which was announced by his fellow run TMC teammates and Hall of Famers Chris Mullin and Mitch Richmond.
Despite being 37 years old, Kerr hardly considers James close to work.
“LeBron is still one of the greats in the league,” Kerr said. “He showed that this year. … He is an all-time great and even though he has gone past his prime on age and mileage, he is one of the best players in the world.”
Lakers: James sprains his left ankle, Davis has a sprained right leg and Westbrook has a pain in his right shoulder, while Anthony is recovering from a stomach bug. Coach Frank Vogel expects some of them to play against the Thunder at home on Friday. … The Lakers took 4 for 18 from 3-point range in the first half and scored 9 runs for 32 overall. … Dwight Howard gets a technical in the first half with 1:47. … Los Angeles has lost 16 in a row on the road versus Western Conference teams. …The Lakers forgave Trevor Ariza ahead, whose ankle surgery limited him to 24 games. “This year ended most of his season and his impact on our team, yes,” Vogel said.
Warriors: Kerr said Thompson, Otto Porter Jr. and Andre Iguodala will each get one of the weekend’s back-to-back games to rest. Iguodala had seven assists as the Warriors finished with 39. …Golden State finished 31-10 at home. … The Warriors sold their 418th straight game to a crowd of 18,064. The sell-off went back on December 18, 2012.
Lakers: Host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday Night.
Warriors: At Spurs on Saturday. Golden State has won its last two road games in San Antonio.
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