Golden State is 12-0 SU and 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games against Los Angeles per the OddsShark NBA Database. The three-plus year losing streak is snapped - for now. Forward Blake Griffin was out with a concussion, forward Danilo Gallinari was out with a left glute injury and guards Austin Rivers and Patrick Beverley were out with ankle injuries. But if these minor ankle tweaks continue, could it spell the end of Curry's unbelievable MVP caliber run?
The stage was set for Kevin Durant to have a historic night - and he did.
Durant became the second youngest player in National Basketball Association history to score 20,000 points and was asked if he might be able to break Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's scoring record. Outside of him, though, there was hardly any production.
Larry Nance Jr. had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Lakers, who blew an early 19-point lead before running away in the fourth quarter. In 2014-15, because of his injuries, he lost many games.
"Wes saved us with the switch", said. And neither is Steve Kerr.
"That's why he's a two-time MVP in this league, that's why we have two championships", Green said. To be under 30 and do it, that's special to me too.
With his team down 107-105, wanted the Clippers to go for a two-point basket to tie it, only to be overruled by his rookie in the final seconds. But they're missing some key players as well.
Clippers: G Milos Teodosic (plantar fasciitis) is listed as questionable. Simply put, they outplayed the reigning champions. Conversely, Williams scored 27 third-quarter points himself.
Yes, Golden State's sharp-shooting star is feeling it again, and he's proud to be, in his words, "that presence that kind of gets us going".
"Obviously 50 is a huge number. It's a great accomplishment", Williams said. Toronto's 133 points were the most by any Cleveland opponent this season, and marked the third straight game that Cleveland has allowed at least 127. "So, I've been playing with confidence for the past month or so now". Signed to be LA's sixth man, Williams has been so much more, leading all bench scorers, at 21.8 points per game.