Perk owns up to his pregame Lakers-Warriors prediction

Steph Curry, Warriors

Kendrick Perkins is a big man with a big mouth.

Since retiring from the NBA in 2018, Perkins has made a name for himself in the sports media world by sharing his hot basketball takes that often get him in hot water.

Before Monday night’s matchup, Perkins sent out a tweet implying that the Los Angeles Lakers would beat the Steph Curry-led Warriors. After watching Curry guide the Dubs to an impressive 115-113 comeback victory, Perkins owned up to being wrong about his pregame prediction.

Curry and Warriors are in a new era without Klay Thompson running around the wing. But Kelly Oubre Jr. scored a season-high 23 points and Andrew Wiggins chipped in 18, in a promising development for Golden State. It’s no surprise that Curry revved it up in the fourth quarter and finished with a game-high 26 points.

Perkins deserves credit for his mea culpa, but the haters might want to temper their doubts for the Warriors going forward. Monday night’s huge 19-point comeback victory could be remembered as an early turning point in the season.

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