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The Warriors will face the Lakers on the back end of a back-to-back tonight at 7:30 p.m. PST in Los Angeles.

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Matchup
Los Angeles Lakers logo
Golden State Warriors
4-1 (3-0 ROAD)
vs
Los Angeles Lakers
2-3 (1-0 HOME)
Details
November 4, 2016
Staples Center -- Los Angeles, CA
7:30 p.m. PST

National TV: ESPN | Local TV: CSN Bay Area

Live stream: WatchESPN | Radio: 95.7 The Game

Blog Buddy: Silver Screen and Roll
Projected Starters
Stephen Curry G D'Angelo Russell
Klay Thompson G Nick Young
Kevin Durant F Luol Deng
Draymond Green F Julius Randle
Zaza Pachulia C Ivica Zubac
Key Injuries
Patrick McCaw (ankle) - Doubtful
Damian Jones (right pectoral surgery) - Out
Timofey Mozgov (eye) - Day-to-day


★★★

The direction of the L.A. Lakers was summed up well by former Laker and current Golden State Warriors executive Jerry West in an article by Helene Elliot of the L.A. Times a few days ago:
He also likes the Lakers' direction and the teach-first, worry-about-wins-later approach chosen by Coach Luke Walton, who was an assistant with the Warriors. The Lakers' older players, West said, can play key roles in showing the younger ones how to be consistently competitive. "If they can play at a higher level I think that will encourage the younger players to be better players, to be players that can be productive not for now but a few years and to try to build a future and forget about the past," West said.

I too like the Lakers' direction, especially some of their younger perimeter players who I think have a promising future (e.g. Jordan Clarkson, Brandon Ingram, and D'Angelo Russell). I also appreciate Luke Walton's contributions to the Warriors' franchise and wish him well individually.

But I also like seeing the Lakers lose. So I eagerly look forward to watching the Warriors continue to grow and leave opponents helpless to stop them.