Durant leads Golden State Warriors' 2nd straight win over Los Angeles Lakers, 109-85

Warriors' Kevin Durant shoots as Lakers' Timofey Mozgov defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Kevin Durant had 29 points, nine assists and six rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors beat the injury-depleted Los Angeles Lakers for the second time in three days, 109-85 on Friday night.

Stephen Curry scored 24 points and Klay Thompson had 18 in the Warriors' 10th consecutive victory. They followed up their 43-point win in Oakland on Wednesday with another comfortable win in these clubs' fifth meeting in 43 days.

Draymond Green had 12 points and eight rebounds before leaving in the third quarter with a bruised left ankle from a collision with teammate Ian Clark.

Jordan Clarkson scored 20 points for the Lakers, who played without injured starters Julius Randle, Nick Young and D'Angelo Russell.

Los Angeles beat the Warriors three weeks ago at Staples Center, but couldn't keep up this week. The Lakers gave up 149 points on Wednesday, and they never made it close Friday with three of their top five scorers sidelined.

The Lakers were the last team to beat the Warriors, notching a 20-point blowout on Nov. 4. Since then, Golden State has found the rhythm necessary to become the powerhouse everyone expected when Durant abandoned Oklahoma City to join up with the two-time defending Western Conference champions in July.
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