(KRON) — The Warriors lost Game 4 in Los Angeles and are now down 3-1 in the Western Conference semifinals. Golden State could not make enough plays down the stretch in Monday’s 104-101 loss at Crypto.com Arena.

The Warriors held a double-digit lead in the third quarter before being outscored 27-17 in the final period.

Golden State lost despite Stephen Curry’s 31-point triple-double. The superstar could not get much help from his backcourt mate Klay Thompson who scored 9 points on 3-of-11 shooting.

On the other side, Lakers superstar LeBron James scored 27 points (10-25 FG, 2-9 3PT), grabbed 10 rebounds and recorded 6 assists. James, 38, and co-star Anthony Davis each played a game-high 43 minutes.

Warriors Notables

  • Stephen Curry: 31 points (12-30 FG, 3-14 3PT), 10 rebounds, 14 assists
  • Andrew Wiggins: 17 points (6-14 FG), 4 rebounds
  • Gary Payton II: 15 points (7-9 FG)

Lakers Notables

  • LeBron James: 27 points (10-25 FG), 9 rebounds, 6 assists
  • Anthony Davis: 23 points (10-16 FG), 15 rebounds
  • Austin Reeves: 21 points (7-15 FG, 3-6 3PT), 4 assists

The last time the Warriors fell 3-1 down in a playoff series was the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors. Golden State eventually lost that series in six games.

It was relatively a low-scoring contest as the first quarter ended 22-21 — which is on pace for about 88 points scored for each team — in favor of the home team. Both teams were below their regular season averages — Warriors at 118.9 points and Lakers at 117.2 points per game.

Game 5 Back in Bay Area

The Lakers now have a chance to eliminate the defending NBA champions on their home court Wednesday night. Game 5 is set for a 7 p.m. tipoff at Chase Center in San Francisco; it will be televised on TNT.