It’s safe to say Luke Walton’s first meeting against his former team went pretty well.
The Los Angeles Lakers coach, who used to be an assistant coach for Golden State, led his team to a 117-97 blowout win over the Warriors on Friday at Staples Center. The Lakers improved to 3-3, while the Dubs dropped to 4-2.
Warriors star Stephen Curry also ended his streak of 196 games with at least one 3-pointer, as he went 0-for-10 from long range.
“That was a cool little ride,” Curry said, per USA TODAY. “Would have loved to finish my career making one every game, but hey, start a new one. What was it, like two years? Kind of weird not to make one, but I will keep shooting.”
But despite the Lakers’ big win, Walton already is focusing on the future.
?We?re looking at the big picture,? Walton said, via the Los Angeles Times. ?The big picture isn?t beating Golden State and losing Sunday night at home. The big picture is we make it really hard for teams to come into Staples Center and win. The big picture is we did what we?re supposed to do. We won at home.?
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