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Warriors stun Lakers in season opener
Oct 22, 2021, 3:39:00 AM

Warriors stun Lakers in season opener

The Golden State Warriors came back in the closing stretch of their game against the Los Angeles Lakers. The team nailed a 121-114 win to start the 2021-22 season strong against one of the best hyped teams in the league.

While there are a lot of teams to look out for, it is still easy to expect that the Warriors are one of those teams who made a lot of noise to start the season. The team still missed Klay Thompson’s shooting, but they still pulled off a strong win that every fan should take note of.

LA’s opening night went well for the first three quarters before the team had a big meltdown in the fourth. LeBron James and Anthony Davis were at their best and the team rolled in the best way they know of. They showed that age is just a number and it does not matter much in the game at all.

However, it was a flop for the rest of the supporting cast. Russell Westbrook, who was set to be LA’s third star, shot four of his 13 shots for eight points. On the other hand, James had 34 points and 11 boards while Davis nailed 33 points and 11 boards. No other LA player scored in double figures.

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The Lakers had an 84-74 lead in the third but the Warriors soon closed the gap heading into the fourth. They went cold in the fourth and the lead was gone halfway through the quarter. Stephen Curry was at his best with 21 points, 10 boards and 10 dimes. They rallied from 10 points down to pull off a huge win. He had a lot of praise for his teammates in the win.

‘We kept our composure and didn't turn the ball over in the second half, which was a huge benefit to just maintaining the pace and giving ourselves some looks’, Curry said. ‘We're excited about that and it's good to be 1-0’.

The Warriors are looking better than before, and this shows promise about their run in the 2021-22 season with a chance to push for the league title and get back into the form they had.

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Words: Paul Daniel Flores

Image: PA