The LA Lakers have started the new campaign in disappointing fashion in a 123-109 blowout loss to the Golden State Warriors in Wednesday’s season-opening clash.
The reigning champions owned the Lakers behind a game-high 33 points from Steph Curry as the scoreboard probably ultimately flattered Darvin Ham’s side.
LA was well beaten 32-19 in the third term to trail by as much as 27 points as it was left with no answers on the defensive end to Golden State’s barrage of shooting.
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The Lakers did mount a late charge largely through LeBron James, who finished with 31 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists, but not enough of his teammates were up for the fight.