OAKLAND, Calif. – For the first time in years, the Golden State Warriors enters the 2013-2014 season with high expectations as one of the elite contenders in the Western Conference. Tonight, the Dubs proved that with a statement as they dominated the Los Angeles Lakers to a 125-to-94 blowout win at the Oracle Arena.
Klay Thompson scores a career-high with 38 points (15-19 FGS) and 5-7 from beyond the arch. From the opening quarter, he did not shy away from shooting the ball scoring 18 points.
David Lee, as well had a great evening coming back from hip surgery during the off-season scoring 24 points with eight rebounds.
Andre Iguodala also made his home debut scoring 7 points with 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Curry contributed with 10 points and 6 dimes.
Despite the high scoring, the Warriors’ defense should be awarded. Their play on the defensive end was very impressive forcing 16 turnovers with 8 steals and keeping the paint dry with a game high of 9 blocks.
Head Coach Mark Jackson utilized the entire squad by giving every player on the active roster playing time. Tonight’s game was definitely a team game tallying up 34 total team assists.
Pau Gasol and Jodie Meeks of the Lakers led the team with 12 points and 7 rebounds and 14 points, respectively.