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SportThompson returns from illness to lead Warriors past Lakers

06:30  03 february  2019
06:30  03 february  2019 Source:   ap.org

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Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson (11) celebrates after making a three-point basket against the Los Angeles Lakers during the Story Highlights. Stephen Curry returned to score 25 points and lead the Warriors to a 109-103 win over the Lakers . Golden State moved to a game

The Warriors led for most of the first half before coming unraveled late and giving up seven consecutive points to end the second quarter. Zaza Pachulia (strained right rotator cuff) and David West (thumb) could rejoin the team for practice Wednesday when Golden State returns from the

Thompson returns from illness to lead Warriors past Lakers© The Associated Press Los Angeles Lakers' Brandon Ingram, left, drives the ball past Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) and Klay Thompson in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. — Klay Thompson returned from a one-game absence with an illness to score 28 points and light up the Lakers for the second time in 13 days, leading the Golden State Warriors to a 115-101 victory Saturday night over a Los Angeles team again missing LeBron James.

Splash Brother Stephen Curry missed his first eight shots before a layup with 6:20 remaining and still wound up with 14 points, two days after going off for 41 in a loss to the 76ers when he hit 10 3-pointers. The rest of the Warriors picked up the slack.

Thompson hits first 10 from 3, Warriors beat Lakers 130-111

Thompson hits first 10 from 3, Warriors beat Lakers 130-111 Klay Thompson set an NBA record by making his first 10 attempts from 3-point range, scoring 44 points as the Golden State Warriors beat the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers 130-111 to match a season high with their eighth consecutive victory. Thompson finished 10 of 11 from beyond the arc as the two-time defending champions won their seventh straight road game. The star guard had 23 points in the third quarter, connecting on seven 3s as the Warriors stretched their lead to 36 points. He finally missed from deep late in the period.

The Warriors led for most of the first half before coming unraveled late and giving up seven consecutive points to end the second quarter. Zaza Pachulia (strained right rotator cuff) and David West (thumb) could rejoin the team for practice Wednesday when Golden State returns from the

Klay Thompson returned from a one-game absence for rest and scored 23 points in another balanced Golden State performance as the Warriors beat the Detroit Pistons 127-107. Marcus Morris scored 21 points and Tobias Harris had 18 to lead the Pistons, who lost their second straight game.

BOX SCORE: WARRIORS 115, LAKERS 101

Andre Iguodala hit a go-ahead 3 in the final minute of the third, two more early in the fourth as Golden State pulled away and finished with 17 points. DeMarcus Cousins contributed his first double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds in his second home game and seventh in all since coming back from a nearly yearlong recovery from surgery for a ruptured left Achilles tendon.

Kevin Durant added 21 points and 11 of the Warriors' 31 assists.

The Lakers hung tough without James just as they did here in a 127-101 victory Christmas night. They lost James in the third quarter of that game to a strained left groin. He returned from a 17-game absence Thursday night against the Clippers only to sit again Saturday.

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Injury-plagued Warriors pull away from Lakers without Steph Curry and Klay Thompson . Jan. 6: Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (4) looks to pass around Bulls center Robin Lopez (42) in Indianapolis. Oladipo returned from a four-game injury absence to lead the Pacers to a 126-86 rout.

Klay Alexander Thompson (born February 8, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

James' rest was for what coach Luke Walton called "load management." The four-time MVP had been set for his second game back but woke up Friday "very sore" after playing 40 minutes in the 123-120 overtime win against the Clippers. He finished with 24 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists.

Cousins drove for a filthy one-handed slam against Kyle Kuzma at the 5:28 mark of the third then stared him down and trash-talked to pick up a technical.

Golden State had its 11-game winning streak, longest in the NBA this season, snapped with a 113-104 loss to the 76ers on Thursday night in Cousins' home debut. The Warriors missed Thompson in that one.

He connected on his first four shots Saturday with a 3 and finished 10 for 15.

On Jan. 21 at L.A., Thompson tied an NBA record by making his first 10 attempts from 3-point range — going 10 for 11 from deep overall and hitting seven in the third quarter — on the way to 44 points in the Warriors' 130-111 win. Golden State led by 36 at one point against the short-handed Lakers.

Curry's hot hand sends Warriors past Pacers for 11th in row

Curry's hot hand sends Warriors past Pacers for 11th in row Stephen Curry scored 23 of his 26 points in the first half, DeMarcus Cousins added 22 and the Golden State Warriors extended the league's longest winning streak this season to 11 with a 132-100 rout of the Indiana Pacers on Monday night.Kevin Durant had 16 points for the Warriors, who have won a league-best 10 consecutive road games and got their first sweep on a five-game road trip since November 2014. And Draymond Green didn't even play. Myles Turner scored 16 points and Bojan Bogdanovic had 15 but Indiana dropped its second straight since losing All-Star guard Victor Oladipo to a season-ending knee injury.

The Warriors pulled away behind Curry and led by as much as 16 before New Orleans cut the gap to Asik is working himself back into shape after missing eight months with an illness and losing 30 Former Warrior and current Pelican Ian Clark received his NBA championship ring from Curry during

Curry and Thompson have, in the process, essentially become party to the plan to contain them. Every trap or switch is treated as an opportunity rather than some annoyance; neither is beyond the occasional turnover, but whichever guard handles the ball is engaging the defense for the purpose of

TIP-INS

Lakers: Reserve C Tyson Chandler also rested for the Lakers. ... Los Angeles shot 7 for 27 from 3-point range.

Warriors: Durant notched his fourth points-assists double-double of the season. ... Coach Steve Kerr won his seventh Western Conference Coach of the Month award in five seasons, honored for the month of January. ... Draymond Green had seven more assists to give him 75 in his past eight games.

McGEE'S BLING

Ex-Warriors center JaVale McGee received his championship ring at last. He had been sick and didn't travel with the team to the Bay Area for the Christmas game.

McGee received his ring from Iguodala, who initially presented his former teammate with an empty box as a joke. McGee then held the ring to either side of the court and waved during a rousing ovation for the big man who spent two seasons in the Bay Area.

"JaVale was a big part of the last two championships," Kerr said. "It's only right to honor him and present him his ring and give him his moment in front of our fans for them to say thank you. ... To be able to count on JaVale during the last couple of years whether he was playing or not and the professionalism he showed, his patience he showed when he wasn't playing, that's what it takes. It takes everybody's commitment, whether they're on the floor or not. He earned those two rings."

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Klay Thompson scored 16 points and Green added 13 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists as he came back from a shoulder injury for the defending Durant shot 9 for 20 in the Warriors ' 10th win in a row at home against the Lakers and sixth overall after Golden State outlasted the Lakers in overtime

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Wednesday that the addition of center DeMarcus Cousins "got us through what would normally be the tough stretch." Could Klay join the Lakers this offseason? Kevin Durant will make an unexpected return to Oklahoma City to attend the Thunder's jersey

RECRUITING KLAY

Lakers fans way up in the rafters chanted "We want Thompson! We want Thompson!" — he becomes a free agent this summer — as he shot free throws in the second quarter. His father, Mychal, was a star for Los Angeles.

UP NEXT

Lakers: At Indiana on Tuesday.

Warriors: Host the Spurs on Wednesday.

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