Pre-Game Report: Lakers vs. Warriors

The Lakers faced off with the Golden State Warriors last night at the San Diego Sport Arena in San Diego, California.  Even though neither Kobe Bryant nor Phil Jackson showed up to the game, the Lakers routed 120-99.   Pau Gasol led the way with 23 points and seven rebounds, and the team played an overall great game without their star.

Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson gestures during a practice session in Barcelona October 6, 2010. The Lakers will play against Barcelona in an NBA Europe Live basketball game at Palau Sant Jordi on Thursday. REUTERS/Albert Gea (SPAIN - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

Tonight the Lakers will play the Warriors once again, and this time in Citizens Business Back Arena, Ontario, CA.  It is unlikely that Jackson will show up, but Bryant is expected play in tonight’s game.  This leaves Brian Shaw in charge of the bench, while Gasol will most likely have to carry the load on the court.

Bryant may not be very effective for the Laker tonight, as his knee is still not 100%.  The team’s reserve guards Shannon Brown and Steve Blake have to step up in tonight’s game if the Lakers want to win.

Even with Jackson most likely out and Kobe still recovering from an injury, the Lakers will have no problem handling the Warriors.

The Lakers blew out the Warriors yesterday, and expect the same result today.

Projected Starting Lineup: Lakers

Center-Pau Gasol

Power Forward- Lamar Odom

Small Forward-Ron Artest

Shooting Guard- Kobe Bryant

Point Guard- Derek Fisher

Projected Starting Lineup: Warriors

Center- Andris Biedrins

Power Forward- David Lee

Small Forward-Vladimir Radmanovic

Shooting Guard-Monta Ellis

Point Guard- Stephen Curry

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors
Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California
Friday, October 22, 2010 – 7:00 PM PST
TV: ESPN, KCAL

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