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Lakers vs. Warriors final score: Lakers unable to overcome slow start in 123-112 loss

The Lakers battled back, but the Warriors had more than a 3-1 lead early.

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Before the Los Angeles Lakers could blink, the Golden State Warriors jumped all over them with a 12-0 flurry right out of the gate in San Diego. Unlike their contest on Saturday, however, the Lakers were able to prevent the game from getting out of hand after a slow start, repeatedly trimming the deficit to single digits. But ultimately the firepower of the star-studded Warriors proved to be too much as they cruised to a 123-112 victory.

Leading the way for the Lakers was Nick Young, who poured in 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting as he continues his revival in Los Angeles. Brandon Ingram also contributed quality production for the Lakers out on the wing. In a new offensive wrinkle, the Lakers played Ingram at a few positions, including point guard, allowing him to initiate the offense at times. His 16 points in the fourth quarter pushed his total to 21 on the night (seven-of-10 shooting), to go along with seven rebounds and four assists.

Golden State’s ability to score in bunches was on full display, thwarting a number of runs by the Lakers. The Warriors had a handful of players in double figures, led by a pair of former league MVPs in Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, scoring 32 and 27 points, respectively.

The Lakers are now set to wrap up their preseason campaign on Friday against the Phoenix Suns before the regular season tips off on Wednesday against the Houston Rockets.

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