The Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors appear to be headed in separate directions this season for different reasons. The Warriors are experiencing a historical year of injuries, all among their trio of Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Steph Curry. The Lakers are trending up after their 120-94 victory on Wednesday. The Lakers (9-2) are tied with the Boston Celtics with nine wins on the year – the most in the league.
Dwight Howard continues his resurgence in his second stop at Staples. He finished the game with an array of vintage finishes and good defensive activity. He posted 15 points on the evening. The hair is starting to come along as Howard sports the blonde look.
The King set the tone early with a first half season-high of 19 points. It was business as usual from that point forward. James finished the night early with 23 points and 12 assists . The jump out of the gate got him some much-needed minutes to “manage his load” during the Lakers’ rout, as he sat the entire fourth quarter.
The Lakers are set to take on the Sacramento Kings at home on Friday. This will be the first time they are visited by former head coach Luke Walton.