◼️ The Golden State quintet defeated the Lakers 117-106 in Los Angeles, with a roster heavily reduced by injuries.

Steph couldn’t be on the court, he had to watch the game from the stands (for the third consecutive game). Stephen Curry turned 30 and his team, the Warriors, gave him the best present: a victory against the Lakers in Los Angeles. The Golden State quintet won 117-106 on a night that Klay Thompson and Draymond Green were also absent, and in which Kevin Durant had to take full responsibility.

Coach Steve Kerr had to search in his bench to present a competitive team and thus add his 52 win of the season. Durant, who came with an average of 38 points in the last three games, was reported with 26 points and led a team that was depleted, but never gave up their game identity.

Isaiah Thomas was the most prominent in the local team that cut a two-game winning streak and he couldn’t control Durant from the perimeter or the paint. With this result, the Warriors remain behind the Rockets in the fight for first place in the Eastern Conference, while the Lakers remain in spot 11.

Other matches of the day:

Bucks 117-126 Magic

Wizard 125-124 Celtics

Heat 119-123 Kings

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