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Warriors Blow By Lakers in Home Opener

Klay Thompson Records Career-High With 41 Points
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The Warriors got off to a strong start at Oracle Arena this season, defeating the Lakers 127-104 on Saturday night in Golden State’s home opener. The Splash Brothers put on quite a show as Klay Thompson achieved a new career-high with 41 points in his first game after signing a contract extension, while Stephen Curry recorded a double-double with 31 points and 10 assists. Kobe Bryant looked like his old self with 28 points, but it wasn’t enough to overcome all the firepower of the Warriors, who shot 55 percent from the field for the game.

Golden State may have been a bit too amped up following the pregame festivities, as the Lakers got out to a 35-29 lead at the end of the first quarter. Los Angeles then opened the second quarter on a 9-5 run, at which point Steve Kerr called a timeout. Whatever he said in the huddle must have worked, as the Warriors responded with a 14-0 run over a span of two minutes and four seconds, part of a 27-11 run to close the first half. Golden State led 61-55 at halftime and never looked back.


Warriors Beat Lakers 127-104

The Warriors beat the Lakers 127-104 in the home opener at Oracle Arena on Saturday night.

Warriors vs. Lakers - 11/1/14

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Warriors Beat Lakers 127-104

The Warriors beat the Lakers 127-104 in the home opener at Oracle Arena on Saturday night.
Nov 1, 2014  |  01:46

Strength of a Warrior

The Warriors partnered with local San Francisco creative agency First Person® to make the team's 2014-15 open video.
Nov 1, 2014  |  01:07

Klay Talks Contract Extension

Warriors guard Klay Thompson talks about his recently signed contract extension prior to the Warriors home opener against the Lakers on Saturday night.
Nov 1, 2014  |  01:41

Klay's Career Night

Highlights from Klay Thompson's huge night as he scored a career high 41 points as the Warriors defeat the Lakers 127-104.
Nov 1, 2014  |  00:00

Curry Hits the Floater And One

Harrison Barnes finds Stephen Curry who tosses up the floater plus the foul.
Oct 31, 2014  |  00:00

Barnes Reverse Dunk

Harrison Barnes drives to the basket and finishes with the reverse dunk.
Oct 31, 2014  |  00:00

Curry to Iguodala

Stephen Curry passes behind his back to Andre Iguodala who finished with the slam dunk.
Oct 31, 2014  |  00:00

Lakers vs. Warriors

Klay Thompson had a huge night pouring in a career high 41 points as the Warriors defeat the Lakers 127-104.
Oct 31, 2014  |  00:00

Klay Thompson stole the show in the second half, scoring 28 points over the final two frames, including 15 in the third quarter alone. He and Bryant, who notched 19 points in the quarter, went back and forth over a period of several minutes, offering a glimpse at two of the best at their position going head to head. Both players made several spectacular shots, but this was Thompson’s night, as he rewarded the home crowd with a career-high in points with 41. Not a bad way to show his new contract extension was well deserved.

The game marked only the second time in which both Curry and Thompson scored 30 or more points in a game, the only other occurrence coming on April 6 of last season. It also marked the first time since the 1990-91 and 1991-92 seasons that the Warriors have earned double-digit victories in consecutive home openers. Golden State will look to keep the ball rolling on Sunday night when they will play the Trail Blazers in Portland on the second night of a back-to-back.




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