LOS ANGELES (AP) – Nothing stops Klay Thompson, certainly not the defense of the Lakers.
The Golden State Warriors are also assured by placing screens and calling the guard of the stars, who tied an NBA record by scoring his first 10 attempts from the 3-point range before scoring 44 points. 130-11. Monday evening.
"I never hit 10 3 straight in a game. It's hard to do, "said Thompson. "I ended up tonight and I'm glad I could do it in front of my family."
The Warriors tied their season record with an eighth consecutive victory. The two-time defending champions also won their seventh straight game on the road.
"They are starting to find their pace, not just against us, but against the league," said Los Angeles coach Luke Walton.
Thompson stopped and jumped from all over, finishing 10 of 11 beyond the arc and 17 of 20 on the floor.
"To be honest, we sort of ran out of stock to look for Klay," Kevin Durant said. "When you shoot like that, you have to keep feeding it until it's cold and tonight I did not see it in sight."
Thompson scored 23 points in the third quarter, scoring seven goals in three as the Warriors advanced to 36. He jumped off and let his right arm hang after hitting his seventh goal as Golden State fans at Staples Center cheered. He finally missed the bottom of the period.
"We had two, three guys flying towards him," Walton said.
Durant added 20 points and Stephen Curry earned 11 points and 12 assists, scoring 2 of 10 in the Warriors' 3-point range.
"We had 41 assists tonight, so the ball was moving and Klay was just spectacular," said coach Steve Kerr.
Emblematic of his silent offensive night, Curry dribbled alone for a quick break, but slipped and fell, pulling gasps from the crowd. He got up suddenly, retrieved the ball and made a ball in the air.
"It was funny," Thompson said. "It will definitely be on 'Shaqtin a Fool.'"
Ivica Zubac led Los Angeles with 18 points. Brandon Ingram added 17 points and Kyle Kuzma added 16 points.
The Lakers were denied their leading masters and playmakers to LeBron James, Lonzo Ball and Rajon Rondo. They fell to 5-9 without James, whose left-wing tensions forced him to leave the longest period of his 16-year career.
After a division into two consecutive overtime games, the Lakers kept the game tight in the first half, 65-55 from the end. Golden State had only six 3 at halftime.
But Thompson triggered a 3-point – the first of Golden State's nine goals in the third quarter – and the Warriors outshot the 45-25 Lakers to lead 110-80 to fourth.
Golden State's goal shot silenced the crowd and allowed the Warriors to sit four of their five starters in the fourth, leaving DeMarcus Cousins for a moment, until he also surrendered on the bench.
Cousins has collected eight points, nine rebounds, five assists and four fouls in his second game against the Warriors since his knee injury for almost a year.
The Warriors scored 141 points to 93 for their opponents in their eight-game winning streak.
Warriors: The 12 players scored. … Their other series of eight consecutive victories this season was from October 22nd to November 5th. … equaled the 1-1 series after losing 127-101 at Christmas.
Lakers: Walton hopes James can come back this week when the Lakers have five straight games at Staples Center. … Ball is absent four to six weeks with a sprained left ankle. … Walton said Rondo (right-finger operation) could come back on Thursday, but he's not as confident as James. … Josh Hart had six points, an assist and four fouls in Ball's place. … Jack Nicholson made a rare appearance at court. Mahershala Ali, Snoop Dogg, James Franco, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao were among the crowd.
FUN OF PARENTS
Thompson was going to catch up with his father, former Laker Mychal Thompson, afterwards.
"He'll probably just tell me," Good job, we should have had 50. We should have gone for 50, "said younger Thompson," This is never good enough for your parents. "
BELL VS KERR
The Warriors' reserve, Jordan Bell, had a parallel exchange with Kerr. Bell scored two points in seven minutes.
"The coach will always be, especially the youngest in the league, a little more engaged because he expects a lot from them," Durant said. "He lets us know what he sees there and if you have something to say to him in return, he will not be afraid to come back to you. He sees the potential in him. That kind of thing happens, so we'll move on. "
Warriors: In Washington Thursday in the third of a four-game trip.
Lakers: Welcome Minnesota Thursday.
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