Lakers vs. Warriors live score, updates, highlights from Game 2 of NBA Playoffs

Lakers vs. Warriors live score, updates, highlights from Game 2 of NBA Playoffs

The Warriors find themselves down 1-0 against the Lakers after falling to a 117-112 loss at Chase Center in Game 1 on Tuesday night.

It was the Anthony Davis show in Game 1, with the Lakers big man joining Tim Duncan as the only players in NBA playoffs history to record at least 30 points, 20 rebounds, five assists, and four blocks in a game.

MORE: How Anthony Davis can replicate Game 1 success vs. Warriors

“I think when you guard a player like AD, it’s never gonna be one guy that just shuts him down,” Warriors forward Draymond Green said. “It’s a team effort. But as far as the matchup goes, you gotta take that head-on. And I don’t think we did a great job of that tonight. Like I said, that starts with me.”

Can the Lakers’ big man do it again and put his team up 2-0? Or will the Warriors bounce back on their home floor?

The Sporting News is tracking all the scores, highlights, stats and more from Game 2: 

MORE: How Lakers slowed down Warriors star Stephen Curry in Game 1 win

Lakers vs. Warriors score


Lakers vs. Warriors live updates from Game 2

(All times Eastern)

Third quarter

11:02 p.m.: Stephen Curry gets a circus 3-pointer to fall and one possession later, LeBron James receives a technical for arguing for a foul call. The wheels are falling off for the Lakers, trailing by almost 30 points, 106-78.

11:00 p.m.: Klay Thompson will not let the Lakers back into this game. Thompson knocked down his eighth 3-pointer of the game, followed by a fastbreak layup. He’s up to 30 points on the night, giving Golden State a 99-78 lead with under two minutes remaining in the frame.

10:56 p.m.: Should Dennis Schroder have been given a Flagrant 1 for this knee grab on Draymond Green? After review, the play was ruled a common foul.

10:45 p.m.: JaMychal Green has answered the call. Head coach Steve Kerr elected to start Green in place of Kevon Looney, who is dealing with an illness. Green has responded by going for 15 points while shooting 6-for-10 from the field and 3-for-6 from 3-point land.

The Warriors remain in the lead 90-72 with 5:30 left in the third.

10:38 p.m.: It is officially a Klay Thompson Game. Thompson has exploded at Chase Center, knocking down another two 3-pointers to start the second half. He has 25 points on 7-for-9 shooting from deep, giving the Warriors an 82-64 lead with 7:46 to play in the frame.

Halftime: Warriors 67, Lakers 56

10:17 p.m.: The Warriors broke things open with a 41-point second quarter. Klay Thompson is on fire, up to a team-high 19 points on the night after knocking down five 3-pointers in the first half.

Golden State’s defense on Anthony Davis was a huge story in the first half, holding the star forward to just four points. LeBron James is trying to keep the Lakers in it with a game-high 21 points.

One thing to keep an eye on — Stephen Curry picked up his third foul late in the second quarter. He has eight points and eight assists at the half.

10:01 p.m.: After dominating Game 1, Anthony Davis has been quiet so far in Game 2. The All-Star big man only has four points in 18 minutes, but he has dished out four assists. Rui Hachimura is making up for his scoring void with 14 points on 4-of-4 shooting from deep.

9:58 p.m.: Klay Thompson is feeling it from 3-point range. The Splash Brother has 11 points on 3-for-4 shooting from deep. The Warriors lead 48-45 with five minutes left in the half.

9:56 p.m.: Oh it’s going to be this type of night for LeBron James? The King knocks down his third 3-pointer of the night in dramatic fashion.

9:47 p.m.: Klay Thompson knocks down his second 3-pointer of the night, giving the Warriors a 36-35 lead with 9:17 to play in the half. Stephen Curry has played a distributor role so far in this one, dishing out six assists.

End of first quarter: Lakers 33, Warriors 26

9:40 p.m.: LeBron James is in attack mode tonight, folks. The superstar forward is up to 14 points already, shooting 6-for-8 from the field and 2-for-3 from 3 to give the Lakers a lead after the first frame.

9:34 p.m.: The Warriors are using a balanced scoring attack to keep things close, trailing the Lakers 21-19 with 2:58 remaining in the first quarter. Klay Thompson and interim starter JaMychal Green have five points each. Stephen Curry has made his only shot attempt, 1-for-1 from 3-point range with three assists.

9:24 p.m.: Another 3-ball falls for LeBron James, who is up to eight points in the first six minutes of the game. The Lakers lead the Warriors 14-12 with 6:14 to play in the frame.

9:14 p.m.: LeBron James has struggled mightily from 3-point range this postseason, shooting 18.4 percent. It’s a good sign for the Lakers that he was able to get his first attempt of the night to fall.


8:45 p.m.: The Lakers will start D’Angelo Russell, Austin Reaves, Jarred Vanderbilt, LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

8:40 p.m.: Playoffs star Kevon Looney is dealing with an illness and even though he’s available in this contest, head coach Steve Kerr will bring him off the bench. JaMychal Green will start in his place alongside Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins and Draymond Green.

What time is Lakers vs. Warriors today?

  • Date: Thursday, May 4
  • Time: 9 p.m. ET

The Lakers and Warriors will tip off the second game of their series just after 9 p.m. ET, or 6 p.m. PT from the Chase Center in San Francisco.

What channel is Lakers vs. Warriors on?

  • TV channel: ESPN
  • Live stream: Sling TV

Basketball fans can watch the Lakers play the Warriors live on ESPN. There is also the option to stream the game live on Sling TV for U.S. viewers.

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Lakers vs. Warriors odds

The Warriors come into the second game as 3.5-point favorites over the Lakers.


For the full market check out BetMGM.

Lakers vs. Warriors schedule

Here is a look at how the entire series between the Lakers and Warriors is set to be broadcast, including start times and channels.

DateGameTime (ET)/ResultTV channel
May 2Game 1Lakers 117, Warriors 112
May 4Game 29 p.m. at WarriorsESPN
May 6Game 38:30 p.m. at LakersABC
May 8Game 410 p.m. at LakersTNT
May 10Game 5*TBD at WarriorsTNT
May 12Game 6*TBD at LakersESPN
May 14Game 7*TBD at WarriorsTBD

*If necessary