The preseason game masterpiece was a showdown between the LA Lakers who many expect to compete with Golden Sates for the Western Conference title.
Lebron James lead LA Lakers to beat Golden State
Superstars were on show for both sides with James having Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and Lonzo Ball back from injury while Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Steph Curry all fit for the warriors except new Center recruit DeMarcus Cousins who is still working his way back to fitness.
In opposing dugouts, Three time NBA winning coach Stephen Kerr was paired against his former assistant Luke Walton who is now coach of the LA Lakers.
LA Lakers beat Golden State 123-113
A fast paced first half in Las Vegas ended in a 61- 57 victory for the La Lakers over the Golden State Warriors with Lebron making it a four point lead just at the end of the half before the buzzer with a long range three point.
Top performers at halftime for the Lakers were LeBron 15 points, Caldwell-Pope 17 points while Durant and Curry both had 18 points going into the break.
Lebron put in his best performance since he was officially unveiled as a Lakers player following his move from the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The second half was not as fast paced as the first quarter but the Lakers were still able to maintain their lead over the Warriors with Lebron not playing a major role.
The Lakers lead was stretched to 11 points from four at the end of the third quarter with Brandon Ingram playing a massive role.
The game ended with a ten point margin as the Lakers held on for a memorable victory and bounced back from defeat to the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Lakers will meet the Warriors in their final preseason game of the campaign scheduled for Saturday, October 13.
The Warriors begin the defence of their title against Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday, October 16 while Lebron James begins his Lakers career when they take on the Portland TrailBlazers on Thursday, October 18