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Can the Golden State Warriors continue their winning ways or will the pesky Los Angeles Lakers stop another streak?

NBA: Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers
Not these guys again
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Game Information

Golden State Warriors (25-6) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (11-18)

How to watch

Date: Friday December 22, 2017

Time: 7:30pm PST

Location: Oracle Arena — Oakland, CA

TV: ESPN; NBCSN Bay Area

Radio: 95.7 THE GAME

Injury report

Last updated 12/21/17

Warriors: Stephen Curry, Zaza Pachulia, Shaun Livingston, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala

Lakers: Brook Lopez

The streak versus the streak-busters

The Golden State Warriors come into this game on the back of their tenth straight win. They are only the fourth team in league history to have a double digit winning streak in five straight seasons.

The Los Angeles Lakers will be fresh off a surprise win against the Houston Rockets, stopping the Rockets’ win streak at 14. Kyle Kuzma had a career-high 38 points, continuing his impressive rookie season.

In the last two meetings, the pesky Lakers have played the Warriors close, forcing overtime before being downed first by Steph Curry, then by Kevin Durant. The Warriors have been short-handed, but will surely hope to be joined by a couple of guys who have been sitting out.

Both those games were in Los Angeles, where the Warriors have often struggled against the Lakers (though not the Clippers curiously).

But now they’re in the midst of a long home stretch. The prospect of some reinforcements, some good home cooking and no distracting half time shows, should be enough to see the Warriors home in this one.

Predictions

Final Score: Warriors 115 - Lakers 101

High Scorer: Klay Thompson