The Warriors are riding the momentum of an undefeated preseason where they looked impressive—shooting a cascade of three-point shots while having the ball fly from player to player. The new additions to the team have fit in well with Otto Porter Jr. living up to his catch and shoot reputation and Nemanja Bjelica showing off his potential as a playmaking and floor-spacing big man. The most welcome surprise of the preseason was the excellent play of Jordan Poole. He consistently found ways to leave an impact on the game by scoring in a multitude of ways. Finally, the Warriors still have a player who casually dropped 41 points in the preseason finale. Stephen Curry showed that he is already in mid-season form and he’s just getting started.
For the Lakers, they come into the season without a win during the preseason. Their offseason featured several flashy additions highlighted by their trade for point guard Russell Westbrook. Besides the preseason, the most recent matchup between these teams was last year’s play-in game where the Warriors loss to the Lakers, 100 – 103. However, both teams come into the season looking very different than last year, so it should be a fun matchup.
Warriors Basketball is back everyone!!! Enjoy the game Dub Nation. GO WARRIORS!!!
Warriors: Stephen Curry, Jordan Poole, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green, Kevon Looney
Lakers: Russell Westbrook, Kent Bazemore, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, DeAndre Jordan
Regular Season Game #1
Who: Golden State Warriors (0 - 0) at Los Angeles Lakers (0 - 0)
When: 7:00 p.m. PT
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
TV: TNT (available on fuboTV)