When fans bought tickets to the Golden State Warriors-Los Angeles Lakers game before the season,

they probably expected an epic scoring duel with playoff seeding on the line.

But they probably didn’t anticipate it would be Talen Horton-Tucker

putting up 40 points for the Lakers, Klay Thompson leading the way with 33 for the Warriors,

and the only seed in question being the No. 3, since the playoff edition of the Lake Show was cancelled Tuesday night.

Golden State played down to their level of competition with LeBron James,

Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook shut down for the season,

but rode huge 2nd and 4th quarters to a comfortable 128-112 win.

Thompson finished with six three-pointers, all in the first half, and four in a big second quarter

where he put up 15 points as the Dubs went for 38 as a team.

Klay Thompson Outduels