Warriors lose touch, fall to lowly Lakers
Even a team that dominates the way the Golden State Warriors have this season is bound to stumble every now and then.
They tossed out a clunker against the Los Angeles Lakers, losing 112- 95 on Sunday while shooting a seasonworst 13 percent from threepoint range. Stephen Curry scored 18 points on a day the Warriors were awful offensively. In all, the league’s best long- range shooting team missed 26 of 30 attempts, a season low for makes for a team that averages nearly 13.
‘‘ We got what we deserved,’’ Warriors coach
Steve Kerr said. ‘‘ When the ball doesn’t go in, you have to win with energy and defense and toughness, and we didn’t have any of that.”
The young Lakers did, led by Jordan Clarkson with 25 points and rookie D’Angelo
Russell with 21. They handed the defending NBA champions just their sixth loss of the season, all on the road.
Kobe Bryant added 12 points in one of the biggest upsets in NBA history. The Warriors fell to 55- 6 and the Lakers improved to 13- 51.