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Will the Lakers be able to contain Stephen Curry despite not having much chemistry thanks to injuries?

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Although the winner’s postseason fate will not be sealed by the result, Wednesday’s play-in game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors feels significant, and surely all eyes will be on Staples Center when the game tips off.

A marquee billing featuring several of the league’s most popular stars, a resoundingly positive proof of concept for the play-in tournament, and for the Lakers, their first step in getting back to the Finals.

Standing in their way however is the human incarnation of the Human Torch, Stephen Curry.

For a team still trying to find some semblance of chemistry thanks to lengthy absences from chunks of their rotation, the notion of Curry going ballistic being the difference between moving on as the seven seed or being one game from elimination has to be pretty daunting.

How well the Lakers’ defense can suppress Curry, as well as how effectively they can exploit their physical advantages, could be the deciding factor of the game. Which brings us to today’s episode.

On this week’s edition of “Talk-O Tuesday,” our hosts Alex Padilla and Alex Regla previewed Wednesday’s play-in game with Brady Klopfer of Golden State of Mind. The trio discuss the daunting task that is checking Curry, the Lakers size and then give predictions of what they think will happen.

Klopfer even gives what might be considered a bit of a hot take on how he could see things playing out in tomorrow’s game, which you can check out below.

You can listen to the full episode below, and to make sure you never miss a show, subscribe to the Silver Screen and Roll podcast feed on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Podcasts.

You can follow all three of the participants of this show on Twitter @AlexmRegla, @alexpadilla86 and @BradyKlopferNBA. And don’t forget to vote in Padilla’s poll on Sided below!