LOS ANGELES, Sporting Alert — Julius Randle grabbed a double-double and Lou Williams scored 20 points to help the Los Angeles Lakers stun the Golden State Warriors 117-97 in the NBA on Friday night.
”It’s our annual beatdown at Staples by the Lakers,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. ”They do this every year. Let’s just give them credit.
“They came in sky-high with a ton of energy, played really well, and we were flat, right from the beginning.”
Golden State’s Stephen Curry also saw his NBA-record streak of 157 games with a 3-pointer snapped after the back-to-back reigning MVP finished 0 for 10 from long range.
Curry was held without a 3-pointer for the first time since Nov. 2014 when he went 0 for 3 from behind the arc in a 79-72 defeat against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Friday night’s win for Los Angeles handed former Warriors top assistant Luke Walton his first win over their Western Conference rivals since becoming the Lakers new head coach.
Randle collected 20 pointed on 10 of 18 shooting and pulled down 14 rebounds, while Williams scored 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter for the Lakers (3-3) to pick up back-to-back upsetting home wins under the guidance of Walton.
“We’ve got a lot of young talent here,” Williams added. “Finally it’s starting to look like we have some pieces in the right places.”
Point guard D’Angelo Russell finished with 17 points, while Nick Young, Larry Nance Jr. and rookie Brandon Ingram each added 12, with Nance Jr. grabbing nine rebounds and Ingram pulling down six.
Kevin Durant scored 27 points to lead the way for the Warriors, while Draymond Green had 16 points, nine rebounds, four assists and four steals for Golden State (4-2).
Meanwhile, Curry, who was 0 for 6 from 3-point range in the first half, finished 5 of 17 from the field overall for 13 points to go with 11 assists and eight boards in the defeat.
Kevon Looney and Shaun Livingston each had 11 points with Klay Thompson, who went 4 of 18 on shooting scoring 10 for the Warriors, who turned the ball over 20 times on Friday night and scored a season-low 15 points in the first quarter.