KXSF Sports: Warriors vs Lakers (2/27)
Written by Sam Pasco on February 27, 2020
Facing off against Rondo and the Lakers, the Warriors wrap up their four-game homestand at 7:40. Golden State has yet to win a game on their current homestand, losing the first three by an average of 20 points per game. Their most recent game was a 112-94 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday. All GSW starters scored double figures, but as a team, they only shot 14.3% (4/28) from beyond the arc. Despite the shooting struggles, fans in attendance have seen some impressive individual performances from young players over the past few games. Marquese Chriss is shooting 63.9 percent from the field over his last 13 games. Against Sacramento, Chriss recorded his 5th double-double of the season when he dropped 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Rookie Jordan Poole is also on a remarkable stretch, he’s averaged 15.7 points per game over the span of his last seven contests. By scoring 13 on Tuesday, he continued the longest double-figure scoring streak of his career.
WARRIOR 2 WATCH — Eric Paschall. Paschall has 36 games scoring 10 or more points for the Warriors, the most such games recorded by a first-year Golden State player since Klay Thompson tallied 42 games of 10-plus points in the 2011-12 season.
WELCOME MYCHAL — The Warriors signed Mychal Mulder to a 10-day contract earlier today. Mulder, a 25-year old Kentucky product, averaged 17 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in 33.2 minutes over 39 games with the NBA G League’s Sioux Falls Skyforce this season.
VS LAKERS — This is the third regular-season meeting between the two teams. In their last meeting, the Warriors recorded a season-high 15 steals, including a season-high five coming from Andrew Wiggins in his debut with the Warriors. Also in that game, Chriss posted a season-high 26 points, while making a career-best 12 field goals. If the Lakers win tonight, it will be the first regular-season series victory against Golden State since the 2012-13 season (3-1).
LOOKING AHEAD — The Warriors visit Phoenix on Saturday, February 29th.
COACH’S CORNER — “Yeah, Draymond will play” – HC Steve Kerr on the status of Draymond Green
STARTING LINEUPS — Lakers: Green, Davis, McGee, Bradley, Rondo; Warriors: Green, Chriss, Bender, Lee, Poole
INJURY NOTE: Andrew Wiggins – thoracic spasm (upper back) is OUT
The Warriors are down by two here at the half, 54-52 Lakers. The Dubs were able to remain competitive against a LeBron-less Lakers throughout the half. The game was tied at the end of the 1st quarter, with both teams at 24 points apiece. The Dubs were down 24-21 with 4 seconds left after a Caldwell-Pope made a layup. But Warriors Rookie Eric Paschall was able to draw a fall from Markieff Morris as time expired, leading to Paschall knocking down all three free throws before the quarter’s end. Anthony Davis had 10 points in the 1st quarter but didn’t score again until late in the 2nd quarter, giving him a total of 15 points. In the 1st quarter, all but one GSW player scored – while Rondo, Danny Green, and the Lakers bench combined for just three points. Dragan Bender received a technical foul for Defensive Three Seconds in the 1st quarter, but the T’s didn’t stop coming in the 2nd. In the span of 11 seconds, Draymond Green received two technicals and was subsequently ejected from the game with 5:45 left in the first half. LAKERS 54, WARRIORS 52
- Lakers: Davis – 15 points, Howard – 7 rebounds.
- Warriors: Paschall – 16 points, Green – 4 assists.
TIMES TIED – 7
BIGGEST LEAD: LAL: 8, GSW: 6
POINTS IN THE PAINT – LAL: 26, GSW: 26