Lakers Gameday

25 - 54
Goldenstate Warriors

49 - 30

Tip-Off: 7:30PM PST

Friday, April 11th, 2014

STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA

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GSW 26 32 25 29 112
LAL 26 17 26 26 95
Goldenstate Warriors

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Warriors Clinch Playoff Spot in Win Over Lakers

By Greg Beacham on April 11, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) Stephen Curry had 30 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors clinched a playoff berth with a 112-95 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.

Klay Thompson and Marreese Speights scored 16 points apiece for the Warriors, who will make back-to-back postseason appearances for the first time in more than two decades.

After blowing a 20-point lead and a chance to clinch at home against Denver on Thursday night, Curry and the Warriors are back in the postseason after snapping an 11-game road losing streak against the Lakers.

Nick Young scored 25 points for the Lakers, who set a franchise low with the 54th loss of their miserable season. The 1957-58 Minneapolis Lakers lost 53 times in their 72-game season.

Curry, who hit four 3-pointers, grabbed a defensive rebound with 41 seconds left to wrap up his fifth career triple-double. The speedy point guard is the first Warriors player with four triple-doubles in a single season since Wilt Chamberlain had five in 1962-63.

The Warriors had little trouble with the remnants of the Lakers, opening a 20-point lead in the third quarter and cruising to just their second road win over the 16-time NBA champions in 22 games.

Steve Nash and Pau Gasol sat out for the Lakers, who will miss the playoffs for just the third time since 1976.

Golden State also won its season series with the Lakers for the first time since 1994-95, and the Warriors' victory was their 49th, one shy of the franchise's first 50-win season since 1993-94.

The Warriors are likely to be the Western Conference's sixth seed, which would mean they'll return to Staples Center next week to face the Pacific Division champion Clippers.
Steve Blake had 13 points, five assists and five rebounds in his first road game against the Lakers since they traded him to Golden State on Feb. 19. The veteran point guard hit three 3-pointers during his highest-scoring game since joining the Warriors.

Only nine Lakers suited up, thanks to their usual lengthy list of injured players: Nash, Gasol, Chris Kaman, Kent Bazemore and Xavier Henry all sat out. Nash experienced a flare-up of his season-long problems with his back and hamstrings on Tuesday while passing Warriors coach Mark Jackson for third place on the NBA's career assists list.

Andre Iguodala and Jermaine O'Neal sat out for Golden State, with Iguodala resting his right knee tendinitis for the second time this month.

David Lee had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Warriors, coming off the bench in his return from a seven-game absence with right leg problems.

Curry was sharp from the opening tip, scoring 11 points in each of the first two quarters. Even when he missed a breakaway dunk, he got the rebound and buried a 25-foot fall-away 3-pointer.

Jordan Crawford's 3-pointer set off a 17-6 run by the Warriors, who led 58-43 at halftime.
Young hit a series of jumpers to trim Golden State's lead to 103-92 with 2:52 to play, but Thompson hit a few big shots to wrap it up.

NOTES: The Lakers had planned to wear their black alternate jerseys, but the Warriors mistakenly packed their regular blue road jerseys, forcing Los Angeles to wear its traditional home gold. ... The Warriors had lost 20 of their past 21 home games against the Lakers, losing only on March 23, 2008, when Stephen Jackson hit two last-minute 3-pointers.

Game Notes

2013-14 Series Notes: Los Angeles currently trails Golden State 1-2 in the season
series after dropping two games on the road.

All-Time Series Notes: The Lakers have not lost a season series to Golden State since
they were defeated 2-3 over five games during the 1994-95 season... The Lakers and
Warriors have met 308 times in the regular season during the Los Angeles Era with the
Lakers leading the all-time series 197-111 ...The Lakers and
Warriors have met 308 times in the regular season during the Los Angeles Era with the
Lakers leading the all-time series 197-111 ...The Lakers are 33-7 in their last 40 games against Golden State and had a 12-game win streak against the Warriors snapped in the last meeting of the 2010-11 season ... At STAPLES Center, the Lakers are 27-2 all-time against the Warriors

Connections: Lakers G Kent Bazemore and G MarShon Brooks were acquired from the Warriors earlier this season in exchange for now Warriors G Steve Blake ... Warriors G Klay Thompson, who
played his prep basketball locally at Santa Margarita HS in Orange County, is the son of former Lakers C/F and current radio color analyst Mychal Thompson ... Lakers Head Coach Mike D’Antoni
coached Warriors F David Lee on the New York Knicks 2008-10, and Lee was teammates with Lakers F Jordan Hill during the 2009-10 season … Lakers G Jodie Meeks played with Warriors G Andre
Iguodala (2010-12) and F/C Marreese Speights (2009-10, 2010-11) in Philadelphia … Meeks also played with Warriors C Andrew Bogut on Milwaukee for part of the 2009-10 season… Lakers F Wesley
Johnson and Warriors C Jermaine O’Neal were teammates on the Phoenix Suns during the 2012-13 season…Lakers F Jordan Hill played on the New York Knicks in 2009-2010 alongside Warriors G
Toney Douglas… Warriors F Hilton Armstrong and G Jordan Crawford played with Lakers G Nick Young on the Washington Wizards during the 2010-11 season ... Warriors F Harrison Barnes and
Lakers G Kendall Marshall played together at North Carolina during the 2011-12 season … Speights was teammates with Lakers F Xavier Henry on Memphis during the 2011-12 season ... Kobe Bryant’s
father, Joe Bryant, was drafted by the Warriors with the 14th
pick in the 1975 NBA Draft

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Jordan Hill
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Nick Young
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Kendall Marshall g Stephen Curry
Jodie Meeks g Klay Thompson
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Wesley Johnson f Andre Iguodala

Injury Report - LAKERS

  • Kobe Bryant:
    (fractured left knee) is out
  • Jordan Farmar:
    (groin) is probable
  • Pau Gasol:
    (vertigo) is doubtful
  • Chris Kaman:
    (calf) is out
  • Xavier Henry:
    (wrist,knee) is out
  • Kent Bazemore:
    (foot) is out
  • Steve Nash:
    (nerve) is out

Injury Report - WARRIORS

  • Festus Ezeli:
    (knee) is out
  • Nemanja Nedovic:
    (hamstring) is out
  • David Lee:
    (hamstring) is out