Curry’s 32 Points Lead Warriors To 128-110 Win Over LeBron-Less Lakers

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Stephen Curry‘s explosive start set the tone for the Golden State Warriors as they dominated the Los Angeles Lakers in a 128-110 victory with LeBron James sidelined during Thursday’s NBA action.

Curry’s performance was spectacular, with 32 points, including six successful 3-pointers and eight assists. Right from the beginning, his aggressive approach to scoring has become a hallmark of this Golden State team.

In a milestone moment, Curry secured his 6,000th career assist, placing him among the elite ranks of NBA history alongside luminaries such as James, Russell Westbrook, and Kobe Bryant.

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Curry’s scorching performance continued into halftime, with 25 points under his belt, including five 3-pointers out of nine attempts. Warriors coach Steve Kerr noted Curry’s willingness to take charge early in the game, recognizing it as crucial for the team’s success.

“I think he feels like it’s OK for him to get going right away,” Kerr said, “this team can use that.”

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The game marked Curry’s fifth instance of hitting six or more 3-pointers in the past six games, showcasing his remarkable consistency. Meanwhile, Anthony Davis led the Lakers’ efforts with 27 points and 15 rebounds, supported by D’Angelo Russell‘s 18 points and nine assists.

“Just him and getting the crowd engaged, bringing a lot of energy, I think it fuels us and sets the tone for the rest of the game,” Warriors rookie Trayce Jackson-Davis said. “Having someone with that caliber shooting the ball like that, you just want to give him as many shots as possible because you know that when he’s in that zone it’s hard to stop.”

The Lakers, whose three-game winning streak ended, keenly felt James’ absence due to a left ankle injury. This game contrasted with their previous meeting, where the Lakers orchestrated a thrilling comeback victory.

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Despite a slow start for Klay Thompson, who missed his initial six shots, the Warriors’ depth proved pivotal, with Andrew Wiggins contributing 20 points and Jonathan Kuminga extending his double-digit scoring streak to a career-best 34 games.

Looking ahead, Lakers coach Darvin Ham described James’ injury as a “day-to-day thing,” highlighting the uncertainty of his availability. Meanwhile, the Warriors anticipate the return of veteran guard Chris Paul from injury in the upcoming games.

Next up, the Lakers are set to host the San Antonio Spurs on Friday, while the Warriors will face off against the Charlotte Hornets on the same day.

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