LAL vs GSW Dream11: The Golden State Warriors face a familiar foe in LeBron James as they visit the La La Land for a matchup between the two Western Conference teams at Staples Center.
But there's hardly a reason for the Dubs fans to look at the game with any hope after all the Warriors are going to play without Splash Brothers. That said, the fans must be used to now, to see their teams on the court, with news faces from the 2nd and 3rd unit, rubbing their shoulders against the very big men of the NBA, and of course, familiarity with the results going South.
Unimaginable it is to see Warriors' current situation, as they prop up the table in the Western Conference having won just twice in the first 11 games. It's hard to see any light for the Warriors, to even entertain the very idea that how and where they are getting the wins to even stand a chance for the playoffs.
Los Angeles Lakers, though, are very much over their transition period. They are a superteam now, favourite for the title for some NBA pundits. The duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis are already looking like ceiling too high to reach for most of the teams. As things stand, the Lakers lead the Western Conference with an 8-2 record.
Host: Los Angeles Lakers
Visitors: Golden State Warriors
Match Timing: November 13, @08:30 AM
Venue: Golden 1 Center
Anthony Davis: The 26-year-old is leading the scoring for the Lakers this season. He is averaging 26.6 points per games and us leading the team with 10.2 rebounds per game.
LeBron James: Even at the age of 34, he is playing like a king, putting up impressive numbers. He is averaging 24.0 points per game and is leading the league in assists chart with 11. assists per game.
D'Angelo Russell: Warriors' only hope these days. He is leading the team with 26.3 points per game. He scored an incredible 52 points just a few games ago.
Los Angeles Lakers team news:
Rajon Rondo made his first appearance for the Lakers this season as he clocked 14 minutes and had 5 points. 7 assists and 6 rebounds. Lakers confirmed that Rondo will be allowed rest in this game.
Troy Daniels was good to go against Phoenix Suns but was held out. Expect him to play in this game.
Golden State Warriors Team News:
Warriors were dealt a further blow after Damion Lee suffered a non-displaced fracture in his right hand during the game against Utah Jazz. He is expected to be out for at least two weeks. The usual suspects Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson remain long-term injury absentee for the Warriors.
Jacob Evans is into his rehabilitation now but still remains a few weeks away from returning to the action, while Omari Spellman is a doubt due to an ankle injury. He missed the game against Jazz through the same problem.
Los Angeles Lakers:
PF: Anthony Davis
SF: LeBron James
C: JaVale McGee
PG: Avery Bradley
SG: Danny Green
Golden State Warriors:
PF: Glenn Robinson III
SF: Draymond Green
C: Willie Cauley-Stein
PG: Jordan Poole
SG: D'Angelo Russell
Lakers: Dwight Howard, Kyle Kuzma, Alex Caruso, Quinn Cook, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Troy Daniels
Warriors: Eric Paschall, Damion Lee, Alec Burks, Marquesse Chriss, Ky Bowman