After two consecutive defeats, Golden State’s Wednesday again tasted the victory in the North American professional basketbalcompetitie (NBA). The reigning champion, without the injured star players Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, won 117-106 of the LA Lakers.
Kevin Durant was the luminary in the Golden State with 26 points. The Warriors had their last two matches lost against Portland (125-108) and Minneapolis (109-103). Thus it appears Golden State (52 wins/16 defeats) the first place in the Western Conference to Houston (53 wins/14 defeats). The Lakers are only eleventh, with 31 victories against 37 defeats.
Just as Golden State is Boston already placed for the play-offs. After two extensions are lost to the Celtics, without injured Kyrie Irving, 124-125 Washington. With 46 victories and 22 defeats seems to Boston to be heading for second place in the Eastern Conference, behind Toronto (50 wins/17 defeats). Washington recorded his 39th victory in 69 games, good for fifth place in the Eastern Conference.