Steph Curry: "This was a step in the right direction, but we have to be able to put a couple of these together in a row."
— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) January 19, 2021
Things looked bleak for the Warriors early in the game as they fell down by 19 points in the first quarter. The Lakers would continue to maintain control of the game and led by as many as 17 in the second half.
Nevertheless, Curry and Golden State didn't lay down for the reigning NBA champions, clawing their way back into the game. The effort of the Warriors in the second half led to them overcoming the big deficit en route to a 115-113 victory over the Lakers.
During the game, Golden State had four players score 18 or more points to combat the deep lineup of Los Angeles. Curry led the way with 26 points, while Kelly Oubre Jr. emerged with 23 points on 50 percent shooting.
With a win over the Lakers, the Warriors are now above .500 and are now just half a game behind the Phoenix Suns in the Pacific Division. Even with a loss on Monday night, the Lakers still hold the best record in the NBA at 11-4, with all of their losses surprisingly coming at home.
For the Warriors to get into a rhythm, Curry wants the team to string together some wins moving forward. Golden State will look to extend its winning streak to two games against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.