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The Golden State Warriors defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 121-114 on Tuesday evening at Staples Center on opening night of the 2021-22 NBA season. 

Steph Curry put on a show; 21 points, ten rebounds and ten assists. 

The triple-double was his first since 2016 (see Tweet below from Bleacher Report). 

Overall, the Warriors just outplayed the Lakers.

The Lakers have a group with new faces all over the place in Carmelo Anthony, Russell Westbrook, Kendrick Nunn, DeAndre Jordan, Malik Monk and others. 

They also brought back players form their 2020 title run such as Dwight Howard and Rajon Rondo. 

There are still 81 games left in the season, and there is no need to panic for Lakers fans, but the game did show that an under matched Warriors team can and will beat them if they are not in sync. 

Westbrook had just eight points, five rebounds and four assists. 

He also had four turnovers, shot just under 31% from the field and was a -26 in his Lakers debut.

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