Lakers fall to worst start in nearly 60 years

Lakers fall to worst start in nearly 60 years

Warriors 127, Lakers 104: Klay Thompson scored a career-high 41 points as Golden State dropped visiting Los Angeles to 0-4, its worst start since moving from Minneapolis in 1960.

Shooting guard Kobe Bryant had 28 points, including 19 in a turn-back-the-block, third-quarter display, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Lakers from their first 0-4 start since moving west from Minneapolis.

The Warriors improved to 2-0 on the same day that Thompson formally signed a maximum, four-year, $70 million contract extension.

Thompson contributed a 3-pointer, his fourth of the game, to a 10-1, game-clinching run that began with the Lakers hanging within 101-94 with 7:37 to go.

Power forward Draymond Green, again starting in place of injured David Lee, had four points in the run and Curry added a hoop of his own as Golden State built a 111-95 advantage with 4:35 remaining and coasted home.

The Lakers hurt themselves with 11 turnovers in the fourth quarter, which began with Golden State leading just 93-86.

Thompson connected on 14 of 18 shots from the field and Curry 10 of his 19 in the win. They also combined for eight 3-pointers, with Thompson nailing five of them.

Curry completed a double-double with 10 assists.

Small forward Harrison Barnes had 15 points and center Andrew Bogut grabbed 10 rebounds to complement six points for the Warriors, who visit Portland on Sunday night.

The Warriors outrebounded the Lakers 43-37.

Bryant finished 12 of 28 from the field for the Lakers, missing five of his six 3-point shots.

Center Jordan Hill was 10 of 14 from the field and finished with 23 points for the Lakers, who were without guards Steve Nash (back) and Nick Young (thumb) and forwards Julius Randle (leg) and Ryan Kelly (hamstring).

Small forward Wesley Johnson added 15 points and backup big man Ed Davis 13 for the Lakers.

The Warriors led by as many as 11 in the first half, then survived a Bryant surge in the third quarter to retain a 93-86 advantage headed into the final 12 minutes.

Bryant, who had only eight points on 3-of-10 shooting from the field in the first half, single-handedly kept the Lakers in the game in the third quarter. He hit 9 of 14 shots from the field, including a 3-pointer, in his 19-point explosion.