10-31-2010, 12:22 AM
Join Date: Jul 2006
GT: Warriors @ Lakers 10/31
Los Angeles Lakers (2-0) vs Golden State Warriors (2-0)
WHEN: Sunday, October 31st at 6:30 PM Pacific
WHERE: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
Media: FSN West & AM 710 (or 1330 AM)
"Warriors are coming off a thumping victory over the Clippers, while the Lakers took care of the Suns on the road. Both teams have injury issues as the Lakers will be without starting center, Andrew Bynum, and the Warriors will be missing their stud guard in Stephen Curry along with lottery pick Ekpe Udoh. Both squads will also be missing a role player (Luke Walton & Louis Amundson) as well. Lakers should have the easy advantage with Pau down low, but need to go to him quick and consistently."
Q's Keys To The Game:
- Rebounds. Whichever team wins the rebounding advantage will get the huge advantage. Biedrins and Lee are both good rebounders, but the Lakers have Pau & Lamar to counter with.
- Three point shot. Golden State was 22-44 from three point range thus far on the season, while the Lakers are 21-48. Could be a big part on determining the winner.
- Bench play. Lakers have a three headed beast off the bench with Blake-Brown-Barnes, while the Warriors aren't bad themselves with Carney-Radman-Wright.
Q's Prediction: 113-102 Lakers Win