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Warriors vs. Lakers Preview: Beat LA on the road!

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Beat LA!
Beat LA!
Matchup
Los Angeles Lakers
vs Golden State Warriors
1-9 (1-4 home)

7-2 (3-1 road)
Details
November 17, 2014
Staples Center, Los Angeles  CA
6:30PM PT
CSN Bay Area | KNBR 1050 AM
Blog Buddy: www.silverscreenandroll.com
Projected Starters
Jeremy Lin G Stephen Curry
Kobe Bryant G Klay Thompson
Wesley Johnson F Harrison Barnes
Carlos Boozer F Draymond Green
Jordan Hill C Andrew Bogut
Key Injuries
Julius Randle David Lee - (hamstring)

★★★

I'm still in good spirits over the blowout win last night against the Charlotte Hornets. Heck, I'm still recovering from the awesome victory Thursday night over the Brooklyn Nets. What could top off this epic weekend of back-to-back Warriors wins? How about a quick road trip to LA for a little showdown with the struggling Los Angeles Lakers! Better yet, how about another win to add to our bucket list! Coach Kerr, the Splash Brothers, and the rest of the gang are headed to the Staples Center to face off against Kobe Bryant and the Lake show. Let's get it!

Things I'm excited about: Klay Thompson vs. Kobe Bryant aka "Battle of the shooting guards." Who do you got on this one? It's going to be exciting to see these two clash. Two weeks ago Klay dropped 41 points on LA in our home opener. Kobe struggled Friday night against San Antonio, shooting terribly at 1-of-14. I never count this guy out though, he's hungry to score. I'm also stoked to see Stephen Curry continue his magical scoring run, averaging 24.2 points per game. Two other Warriors I don't give as much credit to, but am loving every minute of them being on the floor, are Draymond Green and Marreese Speights. Both of those guys are on beast mode status right now and making things happen. Last but not least, Harrison Barnes is finding his rhythm. I see him making some key plays and he's our X-factor against LA.

Things I am not looking forward to (and can be avoided): TURNOVERS have declined in the last game! 14 to be exact, compared with 27 against the Suns last Sunday. I'm hoping we can keep those TO numbers low. Second thing I don't want to see is cold shooting at the start of the game and falling behind at the half. If we can make adjustments and shoot on open shots without forcing it, we should be fine. Keep it consistent fellas, let's avoid playing sloppy. Lastly, don't let Kobe score over 20 points. If we hush the crowd early, the game is ours. Kill em' with the fast breaks GSW!

My wish list of things I want to see tonight: We're not playing at the Oracle but I'd love to see the Warriors run up the score and maintain a strong lead. A task like this is never easy (actually last night was a great example of it being easy!). We're going to need solid defense from our bigs and a high shooting percentage to keep things moving. I also think it depends on how our bench will contribute while we are on the road. At the end of the day a win's a win. Just get it done fellas. Anything can happen with this Lakers team and a spark for their second win of the season is something we don't want to do. 8-2 is just four quarters away! Dubs baby.

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On the road again ... to BEAT LA!