War­riors lose touch, fall to lowly Lak­ers

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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.

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