NBA Matchup: Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors
Date: 5th March 2022
Time: 9:30 PM ET
The Los Angeles Lakers will face off against the Golden State Warriors tonight. This is the one match that will have all basketball fans around the world glued to their televisions. It is going to be Stephen Curry vs LeBron James if the latter’s knee is perfectly healthy.
The Golden State Warriors are most definitely playoff bound this season. They are currently the second seed in the West with a 43-20 record. The Los Angeles Lakers on the other hand are fighting to get into the play-off bracket. They are currently 9th seed in the West with a record of 27-35.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors Match Prediction
The matchup between these two teams is for sure going to be highly competitive. For the Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry is going to be the key player. Curry earned the crown of being the greatest shooter in NBA history this season. Steph has been averaging 25.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game. Klay Thompson is another key player for the Warriors. GSW is already short on defense as Iggy and Draymond are out with injuries.
For the Lakers, the key player will be none other than LeBron James himself. However, he is suffering from a minor knee injury and has been listed as game-time for the matchup against the Warriors. James has been averaging 28.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 6.2 assists per game this season.
The match between these two teams however is set to go the way of the Golden State Warriors. If Curry and Klay start firing on all cylinders it will not matter how strong the Lakers are. The quick off-ball movement and perfect chemistry amongst the Warriors is their path to winning this match against the Lakers.
Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis– out due to injury
LeBron James- game-time
Talen Horton-Tucker- questionable due to ankle injury
Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green- out due to back injury
Andre Iguodala- out due to back injury
Gary Payton II – out due to knee injury
How to watch Lakers vs Warriors?
Fans can stream the match between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors will be televised nationally on ABC. International fans can access the game on NBA League Pass.