LeBron James: Warriors win proves THIS about Lakers – NBA legend | Other | Sport


That is what former NBA champion James Worthy believes.

The Lakers lost 115-101 on Saturday night after the Warriors took over in the fourth quarter.

Throughout the game, the lead kept swapping hands, and the Lakers played well despite not having two of their best players.

James was rested to recover from his groin strain, whilst Lonzo Ball has an ankle sprain.

Without the pair, the Lakers still managed to have six players scoring more than 10 points.

James, who came back from a 17-game absence on Thursday night to face the Clippers, was left out against the Warriors as the Lakers manage his return.

And without him the team stepped up, with Brandon Ingram scoring 20 points, and Kyle Kuzma 13.

Worthy believes the Lakers are showing how far they’ve come in recent weeks.

“We’ve known all along that the Lakers can play just about anybody,” he said on the Spectrum Sportsnet panel.

“They’ve proven game after game month after month that they can hang in there for three and a half quarters.

“We’ve seen that before.

“But against the best team in the NBA, the ability for Golden State to turn it on while they can, Steph Curry wasn’t really a problem in the first half.

“Kevin Durant really wasn’t blowing it up, but [Andre] Iguodala, you’ve got players like that that were stepping up.

“When you’ve got players like that, it’s difficult to beat them without your star player.”

The Lakers are next in action on Tuesday night as they face the Indiana Pacers.

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