"We're one and the same when it comes to our playmaking ability", James said of Ball, via The Los Angeles Times.
While Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green all impressed against the Kings, Durant - who himself starred with 33 points, eight assists and eight rebounds - has had enough of up-and-down play, the Warriors (20-10) having been on a 9-9 run coming into the game.
Historically, it was a night to remember.
James Harden didn't waste time making a highlight reel-worthy play on Thursday night, as he blew by Lonzo Ball on the perimeter and then threw down a nasty dunk on JaVale McGee less than three minutes into the match-up between the Rockets and Lakers.
However, they have failed to rediscover their form and Harden admitted it was down to the more experienced players to step up and steady the ship.
Recently acquired reserve forward Dekker scored a season-high 20 for Washington, including a buzzer-beating bank shot at the end of the third quarter that put the hosts ahead 99-76.
But after a poor beginning to the season, James has fired the Lakers into form and they are on a strong 18-12 record. However, the game last night wasn't simply a win for the team.
The Lakers probably would have preferred to win on Sunday, but a visit from Beasley made sure that the game wasn't a total loss.
Danuel House (12) and Nene (10) combined for 35 points to help carry the Rockets to a needed victory. He made five of them. It's his second game this season with at least 50 points and 10 assists and he joins Wilt Chamberlain (19) as the only players in National Basketball Association history to have more than one 50-point game against the Lakers.
"We're trying not to switch (everything)", D'Antoni said.
"It's happy to have our brother back, see a smile on his face", James said.
That's how you lose at home to one of the worst teams in the Eastern Conference and that's how you fall so far behind the Lakers Saturday that none of the Hornets starters played in the fourth quarter. "Not only is he offensive rebounding, but as a whole I think we're ninth in the league in offensive rebounding. It's tough", Walton said.
"You know, we all got family, we all feel what he's going through", Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added.