We broke down some of the more intriguing numbers from LAL’s 125-94 loss at Golden State:
Field-goal percentage for the Warriors towards 125 points. Nine players had at least seven points (four in double figures) as the team recorded 34 assists on 46 made field goals. Most of Golden State’s production came from the perimeter off open jumpers, as they only produced 40 paint points.
Points from Klay Thompson – a career-high – on 15 of 19 field goals (78.9 percent). From the opening tip, Thompson was on fire, hitting 6 of 7 shots overall and 4 of 4 from distance in the first quarter to give Golden State an early double-digit lead that would balloon to as much as 35. Below is a chart of Thompson’s shots, courtesy of NBA.com/stats.
Minutes for Xavier Henry off the bench, a career-high. One night after recording a career-high in points, Henry played all but four minutes of the second half and recorded 14 points and four rebounds. He also led the team in free-throw attempts with nine, while converting six.
Three-pointers made for Golden State out of 27 attempts, a 55.6 percent clip. Four players drained at least two triples, led by Thompson’s five. Last season, the Warriors averaged eight makes per game from the three-point line, and led the league in three-point field goal percentage at 40.1 percent.
Minutes for Lakers point guard Steve Nash as part of pre-planned rest in back-to-back games this season. The Warriors never trailed in the contest, either, as they came out firing on offense in their home opener. The 31-point victory margin was their largest season-opening win in franchise history.