Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers: NBA 2020-21 Prediction
Come this Monday, the Los Angeles Lakers welcome the Golden State Warriors home at the Staples Centre in a battle of the best in the West.
This Western Conference’s much-anticipated matchup is one, not to be missed for NBA fans due to the rivalries of the past of both team’s torchbearers. We are assured of a visual treat regardless of the outcome in this action-packed encounter.
Golden State Warriors: Current Form
The Golden State Warriors with 6 wins and 6 losses so far are placed at a lowly 9th on the Western Conference table but should not be a matter of immediate concern for Coach Steve Kerr as it’s pretty early in the season to judge harshly.
It can be viewed as an “improvement” if they choose to look at the brighter side. Besides, the Warriors are known to turn things around as the season unfolds.
The Golden State Warriors are a potent shooting force spearheaded by Stephen Curry, who last scored 35 points, 15 of which came from the behind the arc against Denver Nuggets.
Highlighting the fact, that the Warriors pulled out a win against Phoenix Suns without Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson (Injury) and Draymond Green (Injury) is worth a mention as their bench is getting stronger.
Eric Paschall, Andrew Wiggins and Damion Lee came big on a night that required them to shoulder responsibility. The Golden State Warriors roster has the needed depth in James Wiseman, Kevin Looney and Marquese Chriss. Coach Kerr would just need the right picks to counter the Laker’s stonewall defense.
Los Angeles Lakers: Current Form
All seems right in the world for the men in purple and gold as they sit comfortably at the apex position with an 11- 3 win-loss record, the best in the league yet. Moreover, after a chest-thumping victory over the mighty New Orleans Pelicans, the Laker team look flawless.
Lebron James and Anthony Davis led from the front with dominating plays. James ended with 21 points, 11 assists, and 8 rebounds and Davis finished with 17 points to ensure a comeback after being down in the first quarter.
Additionally, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope with amazing shooting from deep and Montrezl Harris contributions with Kyle Kuzma on the scoring board keep the Lakers ahead of their rival teams. It is impossible to find a glitch in this speckless team in current scenarios.
Warriors vs Lakers: Prediction
The LA Lakers Head Coach Frank Vogel will have it easy in this clash as he has a well-balanced team as compared to an injury-riddled Golden State Warriors.
Stephen Curry and the team would need some really big plays to tackle this challenge if they plan to dislodge the Lakers from a spot that they fancy most. Nonetheless, the NBA fans would want to focus more on the sizzling entertainment that is guaranteed with this game.