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Preview: Warriors face do-or-die Game 6 on the road against Lakers

Wiggins and Davis are expected to play through injuries in this pivotal contest.

NBA Playoffs: Lakers v Warriors Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Well well well, the reigning defending NBA champions have their season on the line in Los Angeles tonight, as the Golden State Warriors head down south to play the Lakers in an elimination game.

The Dubs trail 3-2 to LeBron James and Anthony Davis’ seventh seeded squad, and a loss tonight seals a rough ending to a very inconsistent season. But a win tonight means the Warriors get to return back to Chase Center for what would be a very emotional Game 7. Let the game begin!

Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers

May 12th, 2023 | 7:00 PM PT

Watch: ESPN | Listen: 95.7 The Game

Okay first off let’s check the injury front. Golden State All-Star wing Andrew Wiggins is hurting from a rib injury thanks to a James boxout.

Meanwhile Lakers’ All-Star big Davis is slated to play after leaving Game 5 with an apparent head injury.

The playoffs are a war of attrition, and each game can present harrowing injury concerns. The Warriors need Wiggins to push through the pain and deliver the offensive punch and defensive intensity that has made him an integral part of their championship expectations.

Of course this would be a great time for the Warriors to activate the legend of Game 6 Klay Thompson, a man who cemented a reputation as a big-time playoff performer by going on scoring binges when Golden State needed him most. How will Thompson show up tonight after struggling for most of this series outside of a quality Game 2 performance?

Then again, James has his own storied Game 6 history, especially going back to his Miami Heat days when he absolutely obliterated the Boston Celtics in an elimination game.

It’s time to make some new Game 6 moments, maybe even we’ll see the emergence of a younger player like Jordan Poole or Moses Moody putting their stamp on the game. I can’t wait to check it out. Keep in mind that the Warriors have never lost a Western Conference playoff series under Coach Steve Kerr, and they’ve won a road game in 28 consecutive series.



Who ya got in Game 6, Warriors or Lakers?

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  • 25%
    Lakers, the Warriors have struggled on the road all year
    (73 votes)
  • 74%
    Warriors, the champs will not lose in L.A.
    (217 votes)
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