Warriors continue to win despite Lakers' best efforts

Bell goes for 20 and 10 as Golden State wins yet again

Bonta Hill
December 22, 2017 - 11:43 pm

The Golden State Warriors are probably sick of seeing this young up-and-coming Los Angeles Lakers team.

After two overtime games down in L.A., the Lakers made their first visit to Oracle Arena and nearly got ran out of the gym. However, they ended up pushing the defending champs to the brink before succumbing 113-106.

Kevin Durant got off to a blistering start with 14 first quarter points as the Warriors led by 17 at the half, 61-44.

But I’m not going to give you some long, boring recap about the Warriors eleventh-straight victory. This was another game where Jordan Bell proved himself to the basketball world with his first-career 20-point, 10-rebound outing.

Check out this dope highlight package from the Warriors Twitter feed:

Here’s Bell’s explanation as to why he’s playing so well:

The Lakers opened the fourth quarter on a 17-4 run and all of the sudden, Laker fans were hooting and hollering. Kyle Kuzma is looking like the steal of the 2017 NBA Draft, as he dropped 27 points and 14 rebounds.

Oh, and Lonzo Ball is starting to turn the corner as he produced a very solid floor game with 24 points (5-for-6 from the three-point line), five rebounds and five assists. These young Lakers will be a problem in a year or two.

However, the Warriors are just on another level on the defensive end. According to Raymond Ridder, the team's vice president of communications, the Warriors are on pace to accumalte the second-most blocked shots in NBA history.

They blocked 13 shots against the Lakers, including this sequence here in the fourth quarter:

So at the end of the day, the Warriors continue to win without Stephen Curry and are on pace for another 67-win season.

The Warriors are good. Really good.

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