Who: Golden State Warriors (15-6) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (8-12)
When: 7:30pm PST - Wednesday, November 29
Where: Staples Center - Anaheim, CA
How to watch: CSBA, TWSN, NBATV
How to listen: 95.7 THE GAME
Enemy’s blog: Silver Screen & Roll
Last updated 11/28/2017 1:22pm
Warriors: Stephen Curry (questionable), Kevin Durant (questionable)
The Warriors will look to avoid back-to-back losses as they kick off their longest road trip of the season against the Lakers tonight.
Curry and Durant both participated in yesterday’s practice but are listed as questionable for the game. This may be some cause for concern since we struggled down the stretch to generate good offensive looks without them in our previous game against the Kings.
The Lakers are similar in that they are full of young and hungry talent and this match could easily be chalked up as a trap game. But it has become customary for our guys to bounce back hard after a loss and Steve Kerr should have the team better prepared to go without Curry and Durant should they be unable to play.
We have them outmatched talent-wise, but like a lot of games so far, it’ll most likely come down to the team’s focus and execution to nab the win.
We get our first look at the Lakers’ heralded rookie. No, not Lonzo Ball. I’m talking about Kyle Kuzma. In contrast to Ball underperforming the tall expectations the league and his father set before him, Kuzma is proving to be one of the steals of this year’s draft and is giving the team a great scoring asset off the bench.
However, even with the rookie’s contributions, the Lakers are ranked near the bottom in terms of offensive rating. To compensate, former coach Luke Walton has the Lakers competing highly on the defensive end where the team is ranked 6th overall.
Look for the Warriors to exploit their opponent’s young guys and put the chokehold on their already anemic offense.
Final score: Warriors 124 - Lakers 102
Leading scorer: Klay Thompson bounces back with a 34 point game
My magic 8-ball says: Lonzo goes 1-for-10, but will net near double digit assists and rebounds