Whoever smiles last, smiles better. As you can define the game that the Warriors played against the Lakers at the Staples Center. The Angelenos started better and dominated the electronic for three quarters, but the last (and final) came and it was the San Francisco who stepped on the accelerator to add the first win of the course at LeBron James’ home.
El Rey, who does not understand the passing of the years, was at a tremendous level with 34 points and 11 rebounds; numbers that Anthony Davis practically traced with 33 points and 11 rebounds. The pair worked perfectly, but the whole, with a misguided Russell Westbrook (4 of 13 in field goals), is another story.
“The two of them were spectacular. We are going to be pretty good if we get those kinds of performances. We just have to be better defensively. This is a completely new team for the others, so everyone is finding their way little by little, ”says Frank Vogel before turning to Russ. “For him more than for anyone, it will be a period of adjustment. He’s entering our culture, our system, he’s the new kid, he’s got to find his way. It’s tough, when you’re used to being the one with the ball most nights, coming up against playing LeBron and AD. It is a period of adaptation.
Despite such problems, the reality is that the gold and purple ones were much better than in preseason; so much so that in the first quarter they already saw 10 up, income that was replicated in the third. It was then that the castle collapsed, since they conceded a partial of 24-6 that made them go from dominating 84-74 to being down 90-98. They could not recover from such a blow.
Curry, to triple-double rhythm
He didn’t have his best shooting night, but he did hit the 10th triple-double of his career. Stephen Curry had 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to start the course with a smile. It’s just the first step of many that lie ahead, but these Warriors seem determined to get it right from day one, and of course respecting their style of play. Last night there were 41 baskets and 30 of them arrived with assistance.
Curry was 5 of 21 on shooting from the field. On another occasion this could be a debacle, but the two-time NBA MVP is far from alone. Accompanying you in the backcourt Jordan Poole went up to 20 points. From the bench, Nemanja Bjelica contributed 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Damion Lee also reached 15 points. The base of the San Francisco organization was satisfied with the operation of the group.
“We kept our composure and didn’t lose the ball in the second half, which was a huge benefit to keep up the pace and see ourselves in the fight for the win. The fact that everyone on the court contributed significantly speaks to our depth and how we want to play in the future. We are excited about that and it is good to start 1-0, “he says.
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