Thompson, Warriors rout Lakers
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - One night after shocking the heavily-favored Clippers and making a statement to the rest of the league with a 116-103 win at Staples Center, the Lakers showed their true colors on Wednesday.
Playing in front of a rowdy crowd at Oracle Arena, Los Angeles fell to the Golden State Warriors, 125-94, on Wednesday.
Klay Thompson led the way for the Warriors with a career-high 38 points on 15- of-19 efficiency before departing late in the third quarter to a rousing ovation from his home crowd. David Lee added 24 points, eight rebounds and five assists in the triumph.
Stephen Curry, who led Golden State to the Western Conference semifinals a season ago, scored 10 points to go with a game-high six assists.
The Lakers were without point guard Steve Nash, who turns 40 in February. Nash announced during the preseason that he will occasionally sit out the second game of a back-to-back this season.
Jodie Meeks replaced Nash in the starting lineup and dropped a team-high 14 points for the Lakers, who assisted on just 19 baskets compared to 34 helpers for Golden State.
Xavier Henry and Jordan Farmer, heroes from LA's season-opening victory, netted 14 and 12 points, respectively, off the bench.
10/31 01:14:45 ET