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VIDEO: Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma puts Warriors’ Juan Toscano-Anderson on a poster

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We’re used to seeing Los Angeles forward Kyle Kuzma simply waiting around the three-point line. On Thursday night against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center, the 6-foot-8 forward attacked the rim with ill intent.

With under three minutes left in the third period, Kuzma punished the Dubs’ Juan Toscano-Anderson’s attempt for a chase-down block by throwing down a vicious right-handed hammer.

Following a steal by Anthony Davis, Kuzma went full steam ahead on the break. He used a nifty euro step to evade Ky Bowman’s defense followed by a strong finish to complete the highlight.

Kuzma even absorbed contact for good measure and earned himself a bonus attempt on the line. He followed Kentavious Caldwell Pope’s slam in the previous play.

After a slow start this year, Kuzma has emerged as the third-leading scorer for the Purple and Gold this season. He is averaging 12.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists on 43.3 percent shooting from the field and 31.7 percent from 3-point range.

The Lakers, meanwhile, blew the game wide open in the third quarter after outscoring the home team, 40-17.

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