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Preview: Warriors face Lakers in Chase Center to kick off preseason

It’s time for payback.

Los Angeles Lakers v Golden State Warriors - Game Five Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

The Golden State Warriors championship reign ended with a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 6 of the second round of the Western Conference playoffs last spring. While the Lakers were ultimately unceremoniously dispatched by the eventual champion Denver Nuggets.

And now it’s time for the ultimate vengeance: beating the Lakers...IN A PRESEASON OPENER!

Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors

October 7th, 2023 | 5:30 PM PT

Watch: NBC Sports Bay Area, NBA TV, Spectrum Sportsnet | Listen: 95.7 The Game

The Lakers will be without two players who haunted the Warriors during the postseason in LeBron James and Austin Reaves as they are both out for Saturday evening’s contest.

But the Warriors have decided to unleash their full onslaught of players. Some you may know already from dominating for the Golden Empire before. The Splash Bros Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, the defensive menace Draymond Green, Andrew “Maple Jordan” Wiggins, and Kevon Looney the greatest rebounder alive.

There’s also young players looking to make their mark in the Warriors organization, like former lottery picks Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody.

And there’s new faces like Dario Saric the stretch big, Rudy Gay the long-time Warriors fever dream come true, and Chris Paul aka CP3 DA BEAST.

Can’t believe I’m typing that Paul is now a member of the Warriors; has there ever been a more decorated point guard duo in NBA history besides Curry and Paul?

A win versus the Lakers surely won’t wipe the taste of that disappointing exit of Dub Nation’s mouth, but it’s always good to see the Dubs having success in any form against a franchise as storied as the Purple-and-Gold. And it’ll be fun to see the familiar Dub Nation favs mixed in with the new weapons Golden State acquired in the offseason.

The dress rehearsal for the regular season is amongst us folks, let’s get it crackin’ in Chase Center!


Who ya got in the preseason opener, Warriors or Lakers?

This poll is closed

  • 85%
    Warriors, it’s revenge time
    (168 votes)
  • 14%
    Lakers, they have Golden State’s number
    (29 votes)
197 votes total Vote Now

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