NBA -- Warriors cruise past Lakers, 123-112
By Sean Yu
Thu, 20 Oct 2016
LOS ANGELES -- With the 2016-17 NBA season just around the corner, the Golden State Warriors flexed their muscle on Wednesday night and handled the Los Angeles Lakers, 123-112, at the Valley View Center in San Diego.
Kevin Durant, who left the Oklahoma City Thunder to join the Warriors this past summer, sizzled with 27 points on 10 of 19 shooting, but it was reigning MVP Steph Curry who led all scorers with 32 points including six triples.Klay Thompson added 19.
The Warriors shot 47.8 percent from the field and improved to 5-1 in preseason play.
Brandon Ingram was the main man for the Lakers with 21 points and 7 rebounds while Nick Young drilled 19. D'Angelo Russell contributed 16 and 9 dimes while Fil-Am Jordan Clarkson accounted for 11 markers.
The Lakers shot well from the field (42 of 92) as well as the 3-point line (14 of 34) but they missed 11 of 25 free throws. They dropped to 2-5 in exhibition play.
Photo: The tag team of Kevin Durant and Steph Curry proved too much for the Lakers.
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