11/1/14: Lakers at Warriors, Saturday at 730PM Pacific

Los Angeles Lakers at Golden State Warriors

11/1/14

7:30 PM Pacific time / 10:30 PM Eastern Time

Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA

TV:

Local: TWC Sportsnet, TWC Deportes (Los Angeles), Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area (Oakland)

National: NBA TV

Line: Los Angeles Lakers + 12

2014-15 Records:

Los Angeles Lakers: 0-3, 15th in the Western Conference

Golden State Warriors: 1-0, tied for 3rd in the Western Conference

Record vs. each other (2013-14 season): Lakers were 1-3 versus the Warriors last season.

Injuries:

Lakers:

Out: Nick Young (thumb), Ryan Kelly (Hamstring), Steve Nash (back), Julius Randle (leg)

Warriors: 

Out: David Lee (hamstring)

Probable: Brandon Rush (back)

*injury updates via Rotoworld.com and ESPN.com

  • The Los Angeles  Lakers play on the 2nd night of a back to back for the 2nd straight time. The Lakers have 16 back-to-backs this season which is tied for the least of all 30 NBA teams.
  • Kobe Bryant is leading the Lakers in scoring with a 23.7 points per game average.
  • There is a big drop off scoring-wise from Kobe to number 2 on the list Jordan Hill who is averaging 12 points per game; however, there is some balance as Lakers have 6 players total averaging double figures: Ed Davis 11.7, Carlos Boozer 10.0, Wayne Ellington 10.0 and Jeremy Lin 10.0.
  • The Lakers have been having a hard time defending the 3-point shot in their first 3 games where teams are averaging 13.3 3-point makes per game and shooting 42.6 percent from 3.
  • Defending the 3 will be very important tonight playing against Klay Thompson and the Warriors. Thompson averaged 22.5 points in 4 games against the Lakers last season which included 15 for 31 from 3.
  • Last season the Warriors torched the Lakers from deep, averaging 12.3 makes out of 26.3 attempts from the 3-point line.

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