All season long, the Warriors have been chasing history. Even after Sunday, they’re on pace to be the greatest team in NBA history, record-wise. But the history they made Sunday was not the kind they wanted to make. Their 112-95 blowout loss to the Lakers at Staples Center was, by winning percentage, the biggest regular-season upset ever.
It was their first nationally televised loss of the year, and they shot 13.3 percent from three-point range as a team. The Lakers’ backcourt of D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson combined for 46 points, overshadowed only by Russell’s celebration after this Larry Nance, Jr. dunk:
Afterwards, Byron Scott called Marcelo “Councilman Jamm” Huertas the team’s MVP. It was that kind of night.
Meanwhile, Steve Kerr took a page from his old boss Robert Sarver to describe his own team’s effort: