Lakers Upset Warriors in Shocking Fashion

Photo Courtesy of www.vinereport.com

Photo Courtesy of www.vinereport.com

Even a team as good as the Golden State Warriors are bound to stumble along the way, and that’s exactly what happened on Sunday night, March 6, against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Warriors had a season-worst 13 percent from 3-point range, wrote foxsports.com.

“We got what we deserved,” Warriors head coach Steve Kerr stated. “When the ball doesn’t go in, you have to win with energy and defense and toughness, and we didn’t give any of that.

The Warriors may have not had that toughness and energy, but the young Lakers, led by Jordan Clarkson with 25 points and D’Angelo Russell, a rookie, with 21. The Lakers handed the defending NBA champions just their sixth loss of the season, stated ESPN.

“Kobe kept us on our toes,” Lakers point guard, D’Angelo Russell stated. “He was coaching us the full game from the sideline, telling us to push it when we gotta do it, don’t wait, and it worked.”

After the game, Kobe Bryant gave Klay Thompson a little gift. This gift was the game worn jersey Bryant had worn when they demolished the Warriors. On it he wrote, “Klay, it has been a pleasure watching you grow into the player you are! Keep going!” reported bleacherreport.com

The Warriors are still one game ahead of the pace set by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, who finished the season with a 72-10 record, making it the best of all time. They have broken the Bulls record with 45 consecutive home wins, the most recent home game against the Orlando Magic on March 7; 119-113, according to washingtonpost.com.