20 years in the league. 1,338 games. And Kobe Bryant had never been spanked as thoroughly as he was last night in Utah. Los Angeles fell to 15-59 with their 123-75 loss. The bloated deficit also tied for the biggest beating the Lakers have ever taken in the history of their franchise, matching a game from March 2014 against the Clippers where Mamba didn’t play, as he was lucky enough to have fractured his knee.
Stephen Curry was held in relative check for most of Monday night. The reigning MVP and NBA’s leading scorer had 16 points through three quarters as Draymond Green and other teammates did the heavy lifting.