Warriors Dominated the Lakers less LeBron James

NBA – The defending back to back NBA Champion the Golden State Warriors host the visiting LA Lakers for their third and final matchup of the 2018 – 2019 NBA Regular Season at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. 

The Warriors are trying to bounce back to the winning column after losing to the Philadelphia 76ers in their last game and get their revenge to the LA Lakers in a humiliating loss on Christmas Day.

As expected the Warriors start strong in the game posting an early double digit lead in the early quarter but the Lakers made their own run in the 2nd and 3rd quarter to grab their biggest lead of 9 points.

The Warriors made a late run in the 3rd quarter and carried the momentum in the 4th and final quarter of the game to dominate the Lakers with less LeBron James in 115 – 101 win at home.

Warriors Klay Thompson leads all scorers with 28 points, Kevin Durant added 21 points while Stephen Curry exploded for 12 points in the final quarter after having only 2 points in the first 3 quarters.

Brandon Ingram leads the Lakers in scoring with 20 points, Kyle Kuzma added 13 points in another disappointing loss with no LeBron James in the game who is suffering from a sore. Lakers are now in 10th place in the West Standing 2 games behind from making it to the playoff bracket.

Meanwhile, Defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors improve their standings to 37 wins and 15 loss currently tied with the Denver Nuggets at 1st place in the West Standing while the Lakers drop to 27 wins and 26 loss.

LeBron James has already missed his 18th game of the season the most in his NBA career. He was out for the 17th straight game due to groin injury and after making a comeback from their last game against the LA Clippers in overtime win he was ruled out again due to soreness.