Klay Thompson and Jordan Poole combined for 29 points in Warriors #039; Games 3 and  4 were lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Semifinals.

Lonnie Walker IV has 27 solo points in his last two games for the Lakers, who came off the bench. More than anything, it tells the story of a series where the Warriors are now three games in one.

Steph Curry, who had 31 points, 14 assists, and a  10-rebound triple-double in the loss, could lead the Warriors in Game 5. Maybe even an eventual Game 6. Who knows what might happen in  Game 7.

Help is needed though, now as always after the Warriors' 104-101 Lost Game 4.

Jordan Poole's shot badly needed in 3-1 hole to Lakers

At the start of this star-studded series, Thompson had two mindsets: either he's gone or he's gone. There should be no middle ground.

The Los Angeles native of a Showtime Laker, Thompson announced shortly after defeating the Sacramento Kings in the first round that

he had waited 12 years (his entire career) to come out against his team in the playoffs to face his childhood.

He has countless memories of what is now called the Crypto.com Arena. He was Kobe Bryant's idol. For Thompson,

and that the game "stopped," noting how often the Lakers went to the free-throw line.

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