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Warriors Dominate Lakers

Golden State Scores Season-High 136 Points
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The Warriors made it three wins in a row on Sunday night after defeating the Lakers 136-115 in Los Angeles. Golden State set a new season-high in points, and scored 40 or more points in consecutive quarters for the first time since 1991. Stephen Curry was terrific, registering the fifth 30-point/15-assist game of his career in just 30 minutes of playing time. Andrew Bogut recorded another double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Marreese Speights added 24 points off the bench, the most by a Warriors’ reserve this season. The 21-point win is the Warriors' largest margin of victory against the L.A. Lakers at Staples Center.

Despite the fact that the Warriors were on the back end of a back-to-back after defeating the Hornets at home on Saturday, the Dubs showed no signs of fatigue as they got off to a blistering start, outscoring the Lakers 34-23 in the first quarter. Much of the lead could be attributed to the play of Andrew Bogut, who’s 12 points in the first frame fell just a point short of his season-high. Golden State scored 20 of those 34 points in the paint, and they were just getting started.

The Warriors’ offense hit another gear in the second quarter, as Marreesse Speights led the charge after replacing Bogut off the bench. By the end of the quarter, the Dubs had scored 40 points, their highest scoring output in any quarter this season. The 74 points at halftime also constituted a season-high for points in a half, and was the first time the Warriors had scored 74 points in a half since Nov. 9, 2009.

Warriors Take Down Lakers 136-115

The Warriors beat the Lakers 136-115 on Sunday night at Staples Center in L.A.

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Warriors Take Down Lakers 136-115

The Warriors beat the Lakers 136-115 on Sunday night at Staples Center in L.A.
Nov 16, 2014  |  01:58

Play of the Day - Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry goes around the back and dishes a no-look pass to Marreese Speights for the dunk.
Nov 15, 2014  |  00:00

Curry Leads Warriors To Big Win

Stephen Curry scores 30 points and dishes out 15 assists as the Warriors cruise to an easy victory over the LA Lakers.
Nov 16, 2014  |  00:00

Curry to Speights

Marreese Speights takes the pass from Stephen Curry and finishes with authority.
Nov 15, 2014  |  00:00

Knockin' It Down

Stephen Curry buries a three-pointer from the wing.
Nov 15, 2014  |  00:00

Thompson to Barnes

Harrison Barnes catches a nice pass and finishes with an easy layup.
Nov 15, 2014  |  00:00

That season-high for points in a quarter didn’t last long, however. The Warriors came out of halftime on fire, and the Lakers could not extinguish their blaze. Golden State followed up their 40-point second quarter with 41 more points in the third, representing the first time Nov. 2, 1991 that the Warriors scored 40-or-more points in consecutive quarters. The Dubs had crossed the century mark and led by 31 points with five minutes left in the third quarter. The frame concluded with the Warriors leading 115-79, at which time the starters were pulled from the game.

Stephen Curry registered his fourth double-double of the season with 30 points and 15 assists. It was his third 30-point effort of the season, and fifth 30-point/15-assist game of his career, but only the second time achieving those numbers in 30 minutes or less. Andrew Bogut set a new season-high with 15 points, and became the first Warriors center in more than 34 years to post 15 points and 10 boards in 21 minutes (Wayne Cooper, 3/23/80). The victory moves the Warriors record to 8-2, their best start since the 1975-76 season. They’ll look to make it four wins in a row when they host the Jazz at Oracle on Friday.


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