Warriors fall to Lakers in Preseason Opener


By: Phillip Torres

October 5, 2013

ONTARIO, CA- The Golden State Warriors played the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night at Citizens Business Bank Arena. The Lakers outlasted Golden State 104-95 in the preseason exhibition. Xavier Henry lead the way for Los Angeles with 29 points. The veterans for the Lakers rested as they are expected to do for most of this preseason. Nick Young contributed 17 points as well. The Preseason victory was the first for the Lakers in their last 10 preseason games and first since they beat the Warriors on October 22, 2010.

Steve Nash, Pau Gasol, and Kobe Bryant did not play in the preseason opener as they all will be rested throughout the preaseon games. Bryant was not even in the United States as he continued his medical treatment in Europe.

Klay Thompson scored 26 for the Dubs and newly acquired Andre Iguodala scored 15 in his first action with Golden State. He missed just one shot for his new team on the night. Harrison Barnes and David Lee each scored 10 points a piece and Stephen Curry score just five in just 14 minutes of action.

The Warriors will be back on the court on Monday against the Sacramento Kings in Oakland at Oracle Arena.

Phillip Torres covers the Golden Sate Warriors for Sportsradioservice.com