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LOS ANGELES -- The last time the Golden State Warriors visited Staples Center they suffered a surprising 20-point thumping by the Los Angeles Lakers. Carl Lawson Jersey . Since then, the Warriors have reeled off nine wins in a row.The Warriors and the Lakers meet Friday for the second time in three days and the third time this month.On Wednesday, the Warriors (13-2) delivered some payback in a 149-106 rout at Oracle Arena of the short-handed Lakers, who played without starting point guard DAngelo Russell -- out two weeks with a sore left knee -- and forward Julius Randle (hip pointer). It was the most points scored by an NBA team this season.I dont think a team Ive been on has ever scored 150 points in a game, said Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson, according to the East Bay Times. But I can settle for 149.Stephen Curry (31), Kevin Durant (28) and Thompson (26) combined for 85 points. The Warriors, who recorded a franchise-record 47 assists, scored 80 points in the first half.It was a beautiful exhibition that (the Warriors) put on, Lakers coach Luke Walton said. As painful as this one was, thats the beauty of the NBA. You always have another chance to redeem yourself one or two days later.That was the message: Let it go and be ready for Friday.The Lakers will need a much better effort defensively if they expect to slow the high-octane Warriors, who are leading the league at 119.2 points and 31.9 assists per game. Golden State also is tops in field-goal shooting, connecting on 50.2 percent compared to 46.8 percent (fourth) for Los Angeles.Offense has been one of the strengths for the Lakers (8-8), but their defense has lagged. The Lakers, who have lost three of their last four, with Wednesdays 111-109 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder being their lone conquest, are allowing 112.1 points (27th) while scoring 109.6 (fourth). They are third in 3-point shooting at 39 percent.However, opponents are hitting 48.5 percent of their shots from the floor.The Lakers, though, are the only team to hold Golden State under 100 points this season. That occurred during their 117-97 romp on Nov. 4.Much of the Lakers production this season has come from their bench, which is leading the NBA in scoring at 52.1 points per game. In 12 of the teams 16 games, the leading scorer has been one of the reserves. Lou Williams has led the way in eight contests.Williams (43.2 percent) and Nick Young (40 percent), one of the leagues early surprises, pace the Lakers 3-point shooting.The Lakers have won the last two meetings against the Warriors at home. Both have been double-digit triumphs. Walton is a major reason for Los Angeles improved play this season.You can tell Luke Walton has come over there and changed the culture a bit, Durant told the Orange County Register. Ive been on a team like that. Youre young and just want to go out there and have fun with the game with no expectations. Youre just playing. Andrew Billings Jersey . The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Lions have not announced the hiring, which was first reported by ESPN. Lombardi, the grandson of former Green Bay Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi, has been an offensive assistant on Sean Paytons New Orleans staff since 2007. Cheap Bengals Jerseys . Ronaldo produced a spectacular individual performance on Tuesday, scoring all three goals and guiding Portugal into the next years World Cup in Brazil with a 3-2 victory in Sweden. The Real Madrid forward has scored 66 goals in 2013, but the last three may be the boost he needs to upstage Messi after FIFA unexpectedly extended the voting period for the Ballon dOr to Nov. . Goals from Jerome Boateng, Franck Ribery and Thomas Mueller extended Bayerns unbeaten run to a record 37 matches. "This record is incredible," Bayern coach Pep Guardiola said. NEW ORLEANS -- Anthony Davis wore a supportive strap on his aching back and still managed to carry the New Orleans Pelicans on his shoulders until scrappy guard Tim Frazier could finish it off with clutch plays on both ends of the court.Davis had 25 points, 16 rebounds, four steals and two blocks, and the Pelicans won for only the second time in their first 11 games, 106-105 over the Boston Celtics on Monday night.Frazier made a crucial steal of Marcus Smarts inbound pass near New Orleans basket with 14 seconds left. He also drew a shooting foul from Kelly Olynyk with 2.5 seconds left, setting up his go-ahead free throw for the final margin.He plays big, Davis said of Frazier, who finished with 10 points. He went in there with all them trees down there and got that steal. ... And then, that was a great job, a high basketball IQ, to draw that foul.Langston Galloway scored a season-high 21 points for New Orleans, which began the season with eight straight losses. Fellow reserve Terrence Jones added 15 points and a season-high 10 rebounds.Celtics coach Brad Stevens said his concern coming into the game wasnt so much what Davis would do, but whether hed get more of the help hes been lacking.Anthony is going to be Anthony, said Stevens, whose team limited Davis to 7-of-22 shooting. You cant let Langston Galloway go off. Jones has had great games against us for as long as I can remember. ... They really hurt us tonight.Isaiah Thomas scored 37 for Boston, including a driving scoop that tied the game with 7 seconds left.Frazier then pushed the ball up the floor and the 7-foot Olynyk picked Frazier up defensively near the perimeter.I knew I had a big on me, so I tried to see if I could get him to go, and he went, Frazier said.Olynyk said he tried to challenge what initially looked like a shot attempt, and then Frazier jumped into me and I picked up the foul.In part because the Celtics were out of timeouts and unable to advance the ball, they failed to get a decent shot off in the final 2 seconds. Bostons first inbound attempt from its own baseline deflected off New Orleans along the sideline with a tenth of a second left. Vincent Rey Jersey. The Celtics then attempted a long pass in hopes of a tip-in, but the inbound hit the rim and Smarts attempted put-back in a crowd of players was off the mark.Bostons Avery Bradley had 19 points and 10 rebounds. Smart scored 15 points, but Bradley said the Celtics didnt play well and failed to give Thomas help.It cant just be Isaiah, Bradley said. Its got to be other players out there making shots. ... Everybodys upset about it.TIP-INCeltics: Al Horford missed his seventh straight game because of concussion symptoms and it remains unclear when hell return. I dont want to put a timetable on it because I think its about how he feels day to day, Stevens said. Stevens added that once the Celtics decided not to play Horford, they got him an early flight back to Boston so he could get more rest.Pelicans: Rookie shooting guard Buddy Hield made his first start in place of ETwaun Moore. After tip-off, the Pelicans announced coach Alvin Gentry had decided to give Moore the night off to rest a right big toe injury. ... The Pelicans win was their first at home, where they improved to 1-5.BACK PAINDavis could be seen lying on the court near the bench when he wasnt playing and said it was to ease stress on his back.Every time I sit down it just tightens up, so that was the best way for me to try to keep it loose, Davis said. Youve got to play through it, fight through and try to do whatever you can do to help your team win.SQUANDERED LEADNew Orleans led by as many as 14 points when Dante Cunninghams 3 made it 65-51 in the third quarter, but the Pelicans briefly lost the lead in the final minutes.Weve got to continue to eliminate some of the mental mistakes and putting ourselves in harms way, Gentry said. 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