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Curry, Warriors Stars Obliterate Lakers

OAKLAND – The Warriors wanted a hefty slice of revenge against the Lakers, and they got it Wednesday night.

The Warriors, in the process, set a franchise record for assists with 47.

With Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson combining for 85 points, the Warriors crushed Los Angeles 149-106 before a delighted sellout crowd (19,596) at Oracle Arena.

The Warriors (13-2) won for the ninth consecutive time, with their last loss a humiliating 117-97 defeat against the Lakers on Nov. 4 in LA.

With Curry scoring 31 points, Durant totaling 28 and Thompson tossing in 26, the Warriors never trailed in rolling to victory. Ian Clark added 21 points in 18 minutes off the bench.

The Lakers (8-8), playing without starting guard D’Angelo Russell and starting forward Julius Randle, were led in scoring by guards Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams and forward Brandon Ingram, each of whom had 16 points.

STANDOUT PERFORMER: Curry wasted no time ensuring there would be no repeat of his 0-of-10 shooting performance beyond the arc against the Lakers on Nov. 4, draining his first triple 67 seconds after tipoff.

Curry’s line: 31 points (11-of-18 shooting, 7-of-12 from deep, 2-of-2 from the line), nine assists and five rebounds. He played 29 minutes and finished plus-32.

TURNING POINT: After a pair of Tarik Black free throws pulled the Lakers within six (25-19) with 5:11 left in the first quarter, the Warriors went on 15-3 run, punctuated by a Curry 3-pointer, to take a 40-22 lead with 1:49 left before halftime.

The Lakers got no closer than 15 points over the remainder of the game.

INJURY UPDATE: Warriors: C Damian Jones (R pectoral surgery recovery) is on assignment with Santa Cruz of the Development League. F/C James Michael McAdoo was a healthy inactive.

Lakers: F Julius Randle (hip pointer) was listed as doubtful and downgraded to out. G D’Angelo Russell (L knee soreness) and C Ivica Zubac (R ankle sprain) were listed as out.

WHAT’S NEXT: The Warriors and Lakers meet again Friday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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