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Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors
By Aldo Panessidi
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The Lakers come into this game in the best stretch of their season and things are finally looking up in la-la land. They have won four of their last eight games and playing much better defense. In fact, they have allowed 91 points or less in four of those games, which is a borderline miracle considering where they were at a few weeks ago. The reason for the recent success is Lou Williams, who is playing his best basketball in the yellow and purple. If the Lakers want to hang around here, they’re going to need another career performance from Sweet Lou once again.
The Warriors have been the best team in the NBA this season, but they are coming off just their third loss of the year on Wednesday. They lost to the Denver Nuggets, who have been giving them fits all season. Golden State had to play that game without Draymond Green and that alone shows how important he is to this team. Steph Curry was ridiculous once again in that game though, as he scored 20 fourth quarter points to nearly pull off a huge comeback win. That loss will make the Warriors angry here and it’s scary to imagine what they’ll do to this terrible Lakers team on Thursday. In fact, they come into this matchup as a projected 15-point favorite.