The young Lakers built a 21-point lead in the third quarter and hung on to shock the Warriors at Staples Center for the third consecutive season.
D'Angelo Russell on the postgame locker room: "There were a lot of 'I love basketball' chants."
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) November 5, 2016
In addition to Randle and Russell, the Lakers got double-figure scoring outputs from Brandon Ingram, Lou Williams, Larry Nance and Nick Young.
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In the postgame locker room, they shouted “I love basketball,” a mantra introduced by their most veteran player, Metta World Peace. They laughed, they felt the joy that comes with winning — that feeling with which Walton wants them to become familiar.
They didn’t talk about the thing nagging at Walton’s mind — the overconfidence this kind of win can breed.
“Not yet,” Lakers guard Lou Williams said, laughing. “No buzz kills tonight.”