Warriors fall apart in 2nd half, lose to Lakers 116-86

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It was just a two point game at halftime. Then the Warriors managed to score just 34 points in the second half as the Lakers dropped 40 in the third quarter alone.

Both the Warriors and Lakers were shorthanded tonight. LeBron James was ruled out with a groin strain, and Andrew Wiggins was a late scratch with a back issue.

After missing the previous two games, Draymond Green didn't see much of the floor tonight. He was ejected in the 2nd quarter after receiving two technical fouls. He's now just two technicals away from an automatic one game suspension.

Here’s the video of Draymond’s ejection pic.twitter.com/gnolFzOPRM

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In the final minutes of a blowout game, Ky Bowman twisted his ankle and had to be helped off the court. This Warriors roster just can't seem to catch a break.

Ky Bowman has been helped the locker room after twisting his ankle --(-- @gswchris) pic.twitter.com/Jo0UmyI0H9

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Eric Paschall scored a team-high 23 points off the bench. 23 points is the most Eric Paschall has scored in a game since December 2nd (not counting the Rising Stars Challenge).

TOUGH @epaschall -- pic.twitter.com/9mbZPHmZWU

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But how could we forget about the man of the hour? Fresh off his victory at The Disgrace at Chase, 95.7 The Game's own Lorenzo Neal earned the right to ring the Warriors' pregame bell. Sorry, Dibs.

Lo’s big moment ----Congrats, @LorenzoNeal. You earned this! pic.twitter.com/CvVmuP9w8l

— 95.7 The Game (@957thegame) February 28, 2020

Golden State's record this season is now a lowly 12-47. Stephen Curry is allegedly due back Sunday against the Wizards, but that isn't 100% confirmed yet.

The Warriors will now fly to Phoenix and take on the Suns this Saturday. Tip-off is at 6:00pm, coverage begins at 4:30pm.