Los Angeles Lakers: 5 Lessons from win over Golden State Warriors

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After a big game against the Golden State Warriors, here are five lessons from the win.

The Los Angeles Lakers had a much-anticipated showdown on Christmas Day against the two-time World Champion Golden State Warriors. I mean on paper the Lakers may stick around for maybe a half then the Warriors would run away in the second half right?

LeBron James is supposed to be the best player in the game, but the Warriors have the best team. Even LeBron James himself stated that this game is not a “measuring stick” game for the Lakers. I mean he should say something like that after the egg laid by the Lakers against Memphis…

While Golden State was riding high after a couple of exciting finishes in their last couple of games. First Kevin Durant knocks down a dagger at the end to break the Mavericks back…

Then Stephen Curry one ups KD the next game driving the lane for the win…

On paper, there is no way that the Lakers can win this game on paper. The Lakers came into this game losing 11 straight games at Oracle arena and seven games overall to the Warriors. Smart money say that the Lakers will lose by at least 20 points!

Well, that’s why they play the games.

Merry Christmas Lakers fans! Your team left a HUGE present for you! The Los Angeles Lakers walked into Oracle Arena and smacked the World Champion Golden State Warriors 127-101. This was a total team effort that came together on a night that it was needed. LeBron James went down in the 3rd quarter with a mild groin strain and did not return. He had a MRI on Wednesday and it was clean.

https://twitter.com/KingJames/status/1078000892098502656

LeBron is considered day-to-day. He will not take the trip to Sacramento for Thursday’s game.

What roster the Lakers front office put together in the offseason that was so criticized basically kept the ship afloat when the captain got injured. Instead of folding under the pressure of a Golden State Warriors run immediately after James’ departure, the Lakers were led by one of those questioned acquisitions, Rajon Rondo.

He took over and finished what LeBron James started.

I don’t want to seem like a LeBron James “Fan Boy” (Believe me, I’m not…) but this game does tell a cautionary tale. If you are going to talk recklessly like Kevin Durant did here, MAN you better deliver on the National stage…

This is what can happen when “Keeping it real…GOES WRONG!”

I could count this as a lesson, but this a Los Angeles Lakers website…

Let’s get to the lessons!

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