The new Big Three of the Lakers played their first minutes together with a new loss to the Golden State Warriors by 111-99. The team led by Frank Vogel continues without knowing the victory in this preseason of 2021 with a negative record of 0-5.
Anthony Davis was the Angelenos’ leading scorer with 20 points; followed by LeBron James with 17 points, and a Russell Westbrook who amassed a double-double (10 points and 10 rebounds). For his part, Carmelo Anthony also started from the beginning with 13 points and 5 rebounds.
“I think most of the league are addicted to basketball. We love this sport, and we all watch the League Pass. I’m sure I’ll watch these Lakers just to see how these guys fit in. I think a lot of people will do it because it’s a fascinating combination, “Steve Kerr admitted to the newspaper. San Francisco Chronicle.
“All three have been incredible players in their respective careers, but seeing how they work together is sure to interest the entire competition,” added the coach.
In the Warriors, Jordan Poole was again the most outstanding of his team with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. For his part, Damion Lee also started as a starter replacing Stephen Curry with 16 points and 9 rebounds to his credit.
“He’s having a great preseason,” said Kerr of Damion Lee. «He is a great professional. Solid as a rock. He is prepared every night as if he plays 20 minutes or none. It is always ready, “he stressed.
The Warriors are 4-0 and will play their last friendly game on October 16 against the Portland Trail Blazers. For their part, the Lakers will play on the 15th against the Sacramento Kings.
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