The Los Angeles Lakers were completely outclassed by the Golden State Warriors in their Staples Center debut, dropping their second preseason game 120-105 in a wire-to-wire thrashing. Klay Thompson all but signed his max contract extension in the middle of the floor, dropping 25 points while shooting five-of-six from beyond the arc. Kobe Bryant looked sharp again, though, scoring 15 points on 5-of-11 shooting, continuing to prove he's still got plenty of vino to pour out on the hardwood floor.
It wasn't pretty for the Lakers as a team, though. The Lakers didn't look like a team being drilled into the ground by Byron Scotts' focus on defense during training camp, but a team far from having any identity on that end of the floor. The Warriors bombed on the Lakers from deep, connecting on 12 of their 21 three-point attempts as they shot the purple and gold out of the game.
Carlos Boozer scored a team-high 16 points, but didn't have a significant impact on the game. Julius Randle played 18 minutes off the bench, grabbing seven boards while scoring 12 points but struggled from the field, shooting 33 percent in his second game with the Lakers.
The unquestionable bright spot for the Lakers was Kobe Bryant. He continued his strong return, draining fadeaways, turnarounds and even throwing down his first dunk of the preseason. Here's a few highlights from his night, to wash this rough game down:
The Lakers are out of action until Sunday, when they face the Warriors again in Ontario.