Warriors (W-L): 11-8
Lakers (W-L): 11-8
Time: 6:30pm PST
TV:NBA TV, FSN
Radio: KNBR 680
The Warriors absolutely own the Lakers! Yea, right. The Lakers have the Warriors number. It's actually pretty ugly. The Warriors have lost 8 straight to the Lakers and haven't won at Staples since January of 2003, nearly 5 years! But that's all going to change tonight. This is a different Warriors team from those of years prior. The streaks end tonight and this is how they plan on doing it:
You can't score if I sit on you!
Sasha guarding Baron? Yes, please
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The Lakers are coming off back to back wins and are on a nice 3 day rest. They should be rested enough to keep up with the Warriors running and gunning, so it will be up to the Warriors to tighten up the D while continuing to push their style of play on offense. To win, the Warriors will have to overcome Kobe, Odom, Bynum, and the rest of the supporting cast along with some nasty history. If the Warriors win, the streak ends and the Warriors take a 1 game lead over the Lakers in the Pacific standings.
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- Warriors win by 7
- Pietrus scores 15 and doesn't step out of bounds on the sideline.
- Bynum grabs 14 boards
- Kobe scores 35
For more Laker thoughts, check out Atma's Q&A with Forum Blue and Gold.
As always, check out muritqua's "Facing the Lakers" diary.
Update (Atma Brother #1): Live Boxscore from Yahoo!
Update 2 (Atma Brother #1): Warriors lose again in LA 113-123.
Stay tuned for the recap...