The Los Angeles Lakers hold a 96-88 lead over the Golden State Warriors after the third quarter of Game 1 in their highly-anticipated Western Conference semi-finals series.
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GAME RECAP: Lakers 96 lead Warriors 88 after Q3
The Lakers sounded a warning to the rest of the NBA when they disposed of the Grizzlies in a 40-point demolition job to move through to the Western Conference semi-finals.
But they would’ve also known the Warriors posed a very different challenge. This is a Golden State team whose movement, passing and shooting would require significant defensive adjustments.
That much quickly became clear early in Game 1 on Wednesday as the Warriors skipped out to a 10-2 lead, forcing the Lakers into a timeout after just three minutes.