NBA Wrap: Lakers stun lackluster Warriors

‘The series don’t start till you win on the road’ – Lillard on Blazers 2-0 lead against Oklahoma

The Los Angeles Lakers produced a brilliant performance at the Staples Center on Friday as they handed the Golden State Warriors a shock 117-97 loss. 

Julius Randle was highly impressed as he ended the game with 20 points and 14 rebounds, while Lou Williams scored 20 points as well.

Kevin Durant led the Warriors in points scored with 27.

Bradley Beal scored 28 points as the Washington Wizards skirted past the Atlanta Hawks 95-92.

Beal was well supported by John Wall, who dropped 21 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out six assists.

Dwight Howard and Dennis Schroder scored 20 points apiece for the Hawks.

The Toronto Raptors improved their season record to 4-1 following a 96-87 win over the Miami Heat.

DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors to victory as he scored 34 points to go with four rebounds and four assists.

Hassan Whiteside had 21 points and 16 rebounds for the Heat.

Over at the Barclays Center, the Charlotte Hornets downed the Brooklyn Nets 99-95.

Hornets guard Kemba Walker finished the game with 30 points and six rebounds, while Nicolas Batum added 18 points and nine rebounds.

Sean Kilpatrick was the Nets’ top-scorer with 19 points.

The New York Knicks tasted success on Thursday as they cruised to a 117-104 win over the Chicago Bulls.

Kristaps Porzingis was the star of the show as he dropped 27 points and pulled down five rebounds, while Carmelo Anthony chipped in with 25 points.

Dwyane Wade was the Bulls’ best player with 35 points and 10 rebounds.

A 27-point night by Chris Paul saw the Los Angeles Clippers defeat the Memphis Grizzlies 99-88.

Paul made six of the 16 shots he attempted, dished out 11 assists and recorded six steals.

Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley ended the game with 30 points and 10 assists.

A close affair in New Orleans saw the Phoenix Suns triumph over the New Orleans Pelicans 112-111 in overtime.

Devin Booker guided the Suns to glory as he scored 38 points on 13 of 22 shooting to go with four rebounds and three assists.

Anthony Davis scored 22 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for the Pelicans.

Damian Lillard was in red-hot form as the Portland Trail Blazers breezed past the Dallas Mavericks 105-95.

Lillard dropped 42 points on an efficient 12 of 18 shooting to go along with four rebounds and four assists.

J.J. Barea scored 23 points for the Mavericks.

Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs crushed the Utah Jazz 100-86 in front of their home fans at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.

Kawhi Leonard starred for the Spurs as he recorded a double-double that consisted of 29 points and 11 rebounds.

Rodney Hood had a team-high 18 points for the Jazz.

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