The Golden State Warriors didn’t run into any trouble as they set a new NBA record for most wins to start a season, beating the Los Angeles Lakers 111-77 to reach the 16-0 mark.
Stephen Curry had 24 points and 9 assists, while Draymond Green helped out with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists, using two big runs in the first quarter (30-11) and the third (35-17) to make sure nothing gets in the way of their very low key celebrations.
No one on the Warriors played more than 30 minutes, and considering how badly the Lakers are playing right now (2-12 so far this season), even giving some of their stars a rest for this night wouldn’t have mattered. It’s like two teams from two very different leagues.
No one scored more than 10 points on the Lakers, led by Julius Randle, Larry Nance Jr. and Lou Williams. They shot 37.8% from the field and 15% from beyond the arc, as Kobe Bryant couldn’t help himself but shoot 1-of-14 from the field in another performance to make his retirement season a very embarrassing farewell from the league.