Klay Thompson, Warriors rally past depleted Lakers

The Warriors keep within the tight race for the No. 3 playoff seed within the West after tripping the eradicated Lakers crew who performed minus their superstars

Klay Thompson continued a scorching stretch with a team-high 33 factors and the host Golden State Warriors rallied late within the third quarter to assert a 128-112 victory over the superstar-depleted Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night time, April 7 (Friday, April 8, Manila time).

Jordan Poole noticed a 17-game run of 20-point performances come to an finish, however he posted a 19-point, 11-assist double-double for the Warriors (51-29), who elevated their lead over the Dallas Mavericks (50-30) to a full recreation with two remaining within the battle for the No. 3 playoff seed within the West.

Taking part in with out LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony, the Lakers (31-49) obtained a career-high 40 factors from Talen Horton-Tucker in a surprisingly aggressive effort within the wake of playoff elimination two nights earlier.

Looking for to finish a seven-game dropping streak, the Lakers led 81-78 within the seventh minute of the third quarter earlier than going scoreless for almost 5 minutes.

Golden State took benefit, getting a tying three-pointer from Andrew Wiggins, a go-ahead driving hoop from Draymond Inexperienced, and two subsequent jumpers from Thompson in a 13-0 burst that opened a 91-81 benefit.

The Lakers obtained no nearer than seven within the remaining interval.

Thompson shot 12-for-22 from the sphere and 6-for-10 on three-pointers in his third 30-point effort within the final 13 days.

Poole’s game-high 11 assists contributed to Golden State’s whole of 39 on 51 baskets.

Andre Iguodala added to the passing show with 7 assists to enhance 5 factors, whereas Inexperienced additionally had 7 assists along with his 10 factors.

Wiggins completed with 17 factors, and Gary Payton II and Otto Porter Jr. added 10 apiece for Golden State, which gained its third straight.

Horton-Tucker linked on 15-of-28 photographs on his large night time, which produced a whopping 12 extra factors than his earlier profession excessive of 28, in opposition to the Chicago Bulls in November.

Dwight Howard tallied 16 factors and a game-high 12 rebounds for the Lakers, whereas Malik Monk totaled 24 factors and Austin Reaves 12.

The Warriors outshot the Lakers 52.6% to 44.6% and outscored the friends 48-27 on three-pointers. – Rappler.com

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