LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook failed their first real test together, a 121-114 loss to the Golden State Warriors on opening night, but they found some common ground.

The defeat meant that all three of them lost in their Lakers debut: James against the Portland Trail Blazers in 2018, Davis against the LA Clippers in 2019 and Westbrook against the Warriors on Tuesday.

While James (34 points, 11 rebounds, five assists) and Davis (33 points, 11 rebounds, two blocks) outperformed Westbrook, who had a team-worst plus-minus of minus-23 in 35 minutes and finished with eight points on 4-for-13 shooting and four turnovers, their bigger impact might have come in the postgame locker room, lifting up their new teammate.

"I told Russ to go home and watch a comedy," James said. "Do something that can put a smile on his face. He's so hard on himself. I told him, 'Don't be so hard on yourself. It's one game.'"

It was similar to a pep talk James gave to Davis when their first game together in Los Angeles also didn't go their way.