Bryant's season-high 44 points not enough in Lakers' ugly loss to Warriors
The Los Angeles Lakers have played a lot of bad basketball this season. But nothing compares to Sunday's blowout loss to the Golden State Warriors.
Golden State crushed the Lakers 136-115 to drop Los Angeles to 1-9 on the season. Los Angeles' last loss already marked its worst start in franchise history, but this latest one provided an exclamation point on a season that has quickly gone awry.
The Lakers are allowing an NBA-worst 112.1 points per game.
It's not the first time the Warriors have ran the Lakers off the court this month - Golden State pumped Los Angeles 127-104 at the beginning of November. That was previously the high mark for points allowed by the Lakers, a number Golden State eclipsed with more than five minutes left in the fourth quarter.
The game was ugly from the start - the Lakers surrendered a season-high 74 points in the first half and followed it up by giving up another 62 after the break. Golden State led by as many 38 points.
Plays like this exemplify the type of night it was for Los Angeles.
Kobe Bryant didn't play a minute of the fourth but still managed to jack up 34 shots in 31 minutes. Bryant scored a season-high 44 points, shooting a season-best 44.1 percent from the field.
Stephen Curry led the charge for the Warriors, scoring 30 points and dishing out 15 assists to mark the fifth such time he has reached those totals in the same game since the start of last season. The rest of the NBA has collectively had four such games.
It has already been a long season for the Lakers and their die-hard fans, only 10 games in.
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