The Los Angeles Lakers closed out a huge NBA schedule on Martin Luther King Holiday by taking on Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. The Lakers allowed the Warriors to hang around until late. Then it was Stephen Curry hitting the big shot while LeBron missed as Golden State shocked the Lake Show on MLK Day!
Lake Show Life breaks down what else happened in Lake Show Life Lessons! The only Los Angeles Lakers extended post-game report with in-depth analysis and highlights.
Well, it seems we all got caught up in the Los Angeles Lakers hype for a second. Was there a reason not to?
- The Los Angeles Lakers were riding a five-game win streak leaving scorched Earth in every arena they visited.
- Anthony Davis seemingly woke the defense up to the point that teams couldn’t score.
- Games were over by the third quarter!
- Steve Kerr was quoted this past weekend comparing this Lakers team to the 73-9 Golden State Warriors. The same talk that was floating around the comment sections of Lake Show Life.
Well you see, what kind of happened was a combination of numerous events aligning caused the Los Angeles Lakers to be shocked by the Golden State Warriors 115-113.
- Neither of the superstars scored 20 points.
- One forgot about the basketball game and decided to turn it into a debate on rules and officiating.
- The Los Angeles Lakers were reminded that an NBA game lasts 48 minutes.
- Stephen Curry is still a cat that can bury you from distances from out to 35 feet.
Stephen Curry hit the main shot that will get the press. However, he was not the one that beat the Lakers. Three other players combined to take care of the Lake Show.
First, they allowed Kelly Oubre to get on a run and gain confidence. Remember this is the guy who missed 24 of his first 25 shots from distance. He finished with a season-high 23 points (9-18 shooting!), 4 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks. He made numerous hustle plays that hurt the Lakers late.
When the Lakers started the third quarter in previous games, they ran teams out of the gym. Instead, Andrew Wiggins gave out business cards to the Lake Show including Dennis Schroder in a play that turned the game around (More on that later!). Wiggins finished 18 points (7-11 shooting!), with 3 rebounds and his 3 pointers got the Warriors’ offense rolling in the second half.
His 19 points off the bench probably hurt the most. It showed how disinterested the Los Angeles Lakers were at times. He bullied the frontline getting easy buckets around the rim. His points came from a very efficient 8-11 from the floor. Combine that with Kevon Looney’s 3-3 shooting for 7 points from the bench, they outscored the most skilled power forward in the building.
The Lakers will now have a couple of days of rest before they have the first of their “Must-see TV” matchups against the Milwaukee Bucks on TNT Thursday. At least they have a ton of film pointing out mistakes to correct after this bad loss.
Maybe Anthony Davis can have another press conference before then?
To the new Los Angeles Lakers fans that are checking us out for the first time, welcome to Lake Show Life Lessons. Our extended post-game report with video analysis will cover the progress for the Los Angeles Lakers the entire season!
Over the next several pages we will provide highlights of certain players and coaches. Afterward, the comment section is loaded with knowledgeable fans adding their basketball knowledge. We usually start with the stars.
Let’s get to Lesson One to find out who!