Last night the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Golden State Warriors. This is insane. Going into last night’s contest, the Lakers were 13-50 and the Warriors were 55-6—that’s a .190 winning percentage vs. a .917 winning percentage, making this the biggest upset in NBA history, in terms of the gap between winning percentages.
And it wasn’t even that close! The Lakers young backcourt of Jordan Clarkson and DeAngelo Russell weren’t perfect, but they easily bested what is probably the greatest backcourt in NBA history—Steph Curry and Klay Thompson combined to go 1-18 from three. Curry and Thompson aren’t the Warriors’ only threats from deep, but the Warriors shot an astounding 13 percent from beyond the arc. Their second-best player, Draymond Green, almost finished with a quadruple double—he had 9 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists, and... 9 turnovers. The Warriors were sloppy as shit, in other words: They didn’t move the ball, their shots weren’t falling, and their much-vaunted defense couldn’t do anything to stop the Lakers. Kobe Bryant finished with a 2016 Kobe-esque twelve points on 4-14 shooting, but he was one of seven Lakers to finish in double figures. Also, lol, check out this Huertas alley-oop:
The Warriors, still on the path to tie or break the 1995-96 Bulls’ record of 72 wins, have only put up a couple of duds this season. But man, yesterday was a dud.