Here are the scores, updates, and results of the NBA 2022-2023 Regular Season between the Golden State Warriors (GSW) and the Los Angeles Lakers (LAL) on February 12, 2023 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at the Chase Center.
The Los Angeles Lakers edges the Golden State Warriors in their home court with a final score of 109-103, in favor of the Lakers.
Los Angeles’ LeBron James and Golden State’s Stephen Curry were not available in their team’s showdown against each other.
As for the Lakers, their three new players have now debut for the squad, namely, the returning guard, D’Angelo Russell, Jarred Vanderbilt, and Malik Beasley.
Russell started for the Lakers as their point guard and produced decent numbers in his first matchup with the team, tallying 15 points, six assists, and five rebounds on 6-12 shooting. As for the other two, Vanderbilt added 12 points while Beasley had four points.
“It was a little weird but I’m trying to normalize it,” said Russell, who is a former Warrior. “The sooner the better. I’ve been in this situation. … After that first stint you kind of get comfortable again. When you get traded so many times the irony comes back with all these teams and just kind of normalize it.”
It was a tightly contested game between the Lakers and the Warriors, but Los Angeles gained the upper hand against the home team in the third quarter where they scored 34 points while limiting GSW to only register in 26 markers. The Ham-mentored group then maintained their aggressiveness towards the fourth and later on take a dub in the final buzzer.
Dennis Schroder led the team with 26 points while making three of his four attempts from beyond the three-point arc. Hachimura added 16 points and seven boards while Davis took care of the paint on both ends of the floor, dropping 13 points, 16 rebounds, and had three rejections.
In their past five games, Golden State has now lost three of them and is now facing a two-game losing slump. In addition, they also shot poorly from three-point range, only hitting 27.3% of their 44 looks.
Jordan Poole carried the team all throughout the fourth period, but it was not enough to not gain another setback. Poole had 29 points and six assists and was a major part of their rally in the fourth. Thompson had a subpar performance against Los Angeles, only hitting 5 of his 21 attempts on the floor and also went 3-13 from outside the three-point arc. The other splash brother had 15 points in the game alongside three boards and three dishes.
“They’re frustrated we couldn’t close out these last two games,” Steve Kerr shared. “We just haven’t been able to string together enough wins to create a little momentum and separation in the standings.”
James has now missed his second straight matchup with a left foot injury after becoming the NBA’s all-time scoring leader versus OKC, while Curry was sidelined for the third time with a left leg injury.
Furthermore, the Lakers have now snapped their three-game losing momentum and are about to play against the Trail Blazers in their next game.
“It’s a huge win. I couldn’t be more proud of my team,” Ham said of his team.
The Lakers move up to 26-31 while the Warriors fall down to 28-26.
Warriors vs Lakers
21-22; 30-31; 34-26; 24-24
Warriors (103) – Schroder 26, Hachimura 16, Russell 15, Davis 13, Vanderbilt 12
Lakers (109) – Poole 29, Thompson 15, D. Green 12, Wiggins 12, J. Green 11