Dennis Schroder erupts for 25 in a loss to the Warriors, 115-113
Los Angeles- A second half breakdown hurt the Lakers, as they were defeated by Golden State 115-113.
Dennis Schroder impacted the first quarter in a huge way. Schroder poured it on against the Golden State Warriors and had 14 points in the quarter to help spring the Lakers on a16-4 run. At the end of the first quarter, the Lakers dropped 34 points and built a comfortable lead against Golden State.
The Lakers let their lead slip, as Golden State collected themselves and went on a 9-0 run at the start of the second to cut LA's lead to six. LA went on a 10-2 run to extend their lead back to double digits with the help of LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Both players started off slow and combined for 18 points to close out the half. The Lakers built up a comfortable lead at the end of the half, 64-48.
LA showed a different side of them in the second half. James and crew got a bit careless with turning the ball over and Golden State took advantage of the turnovers and turned them into points. The Lakers played sloppy and paid a price for it in the fourth quarter. With three minutes left in regulation, LA's lead was cut to two points.
The Lakers' looked like their soul was taking from them, as the Warriors took a four point lead at the 1:40 mark. A couple possessions later the Lakers were down by two and needed a stop with .30 ticks left in the game. Stephen Curry missed a wide open lay-up and the Lakers were on the break with only seconds left on the clock. With 1.7 seconds left, LeBron attempted a long three, but missed the shot to lose a heartbreaker to the Warriors.