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Warriors versus Lakers
The Golden State Warriors (32-2) will take on the Los Angeles Lakers (8-27) at the Staples Center on Tuesday evening. Dominate your competitions with our free to use RotoPicker tool, create the winning fantasy NBA contest lineups for Fanpicks.com
The Warriors are still winning games at will, but aren’t playing as dominantly as they once were. They have now had four-straight close games, despite losing just one of them. In that stretch the defense has been terrible, as they have allowed an average of nearly 110 points per game in that span. Steph Curry has been in and out of the lineup, but he was able to start in the last game in a win over the Charlotte Hornets. This looks like a good game for them to get back to their blowout form that they had prior to this “slide”, as they should have no problem dropping 120-plus against this porous defense.
The Lakers are arguably one of the worst teams in the NBA, but they come into this game on a three-game winning streak. That’s a borderline miracle for this club and all good things must come to an end. This has all the workings of a huge blowout, as they host the best offense in the NBA. The one silver lining is that this 26th ranked defense has given up only 80 points per game over their last two games and they’ll need to show up like that again here. The Lakers offense ranks 28th as well and it would be hard to imagine them staying in this game unless they exceed their 97-point per game average. The Warriors come into this game as a projected 15-point favorite, which is one of the largest spreads for a road team all season.