The Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors may as be playing different sports. The Lakers have scraped together 12 wins in 63 outings. The Warriors, meanwhile, have just five losses over 60 games. Stephen Curry and the Dubs are on a path that could end with them having the greatest regular season record of all time.
OF ALL TIME!
It doesn't help that the Lakers are dealing with injuries across the board, and got some unfortunate news on rookie Anthony Brown. Brown will miss four weeks because of a stress reaction in his right foot, likely putting a dour end to his rookie season. Jordan Clarkson is questionable with a strain in his knee, Lou Williams is not expected to play and Kobe Bryant's status is in the air.
Kobe's played just over 10 minutes over the previous four games, resting his sore right shoulder as he pushes toward the end of his 20-year career. He's considered questionable, but with a primetime game and Curry and the Warriors in town, this might be the game he was saving up his shoulder for.
The Lakers are hitting the second game of an eight-game homestand, and only travel to Phoenix over the next 11 contests. Enjoy the game, which will be the last time Steph and Kobe are on the court together if the Mamba's shoulder allows him.
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Time: 12:30 p.m. PT
TV: ABC, C+ D