Lakers Game Previews
Lakers vs. Nuggets Game 4 Preview and Game Thread: Odds stacked
The Lakers now have a task ahead of them that’s never been completed. What will their immediate response be when faced with something that’s never been done in NBA history?
Lakers vs. Nuggets Game 3 Preview and Game Thread: Time to bounce back in Los Angeles
The Lakers have the opportunity to keep their postseason hopes alive as the series shifts to Los Angeles, where they’ve been perfect in the Playoffs.
Lakers vs. Nuggets Game 2 Preview and Game Thread: Uncharted waters
The Lakers find themselves in a situation they have not experienced yet in these 2023 NBA Playoffs. After dropping their first Game 1 this postseason, can they adjust and bounce back in Game 2 from the Nuggets?
Lakers vs. Nuggets Game 1 Preview and Game Thread: The magical turnaround continuous
The series boils down to the matchup between the best offensive big man versus the best defensive big man in the league.
Lakers vs. Warriors Game 6 Preview and Game Thread: Gut check time
Anthony Davis is listed as probable for Game 6, a refreshing update after suffering a scary head injury in Game 5. The hope now is that he will be healthy enough to help the Lakers avoid a Game 7 in The Bay against the Warriors.
Lakers vs. Warriors Game 5 Preview and Game Thread: One win away from the WFC
Can the Lakers knock out the Warriors out of the Playoffs in San Francisco to reach the Western Conference Finals?
Lakers vs. Warriors Game 4 Preview and Game Thread: All according to plan?
The Lakers are following a similar path against the Warriors that they followed in their first round series victory. However, will they advance again if they still don’t get consecutive, impressive performances from Anthony Davis on the offensive end?
Lakers vs. Warriors Game 3 Preview and Game Thread: Series shifts to Los Angeles
Now more than ever, the Lakers’ ability to beat the Warriors in Game 3 will be all about how Anthony Davis and his teammates respond to Game 2.
Lakers vs. Warriors Game 2 Preview and Game Thread: Getting greedy
After surviving Game 1 to secure the series lead, could the Lakers end up stealing another game in The Bay to take a commanding lead over the Warriors back to Los Angeles?
Lakers vs. Warriors Game 1 Preview and Game Thread: Battle for pride and legacy
For the first time in 32 years, the Lakers and Warriors will square off in the Playoffs.
Lakers vs. Grizzlies Game 6 Preview and Game Thread: Can the Lakers finally close this series?
The Lakers need to treat this one like it’s Game 7
Lakers vs. Grizzlies Game 5 Preview and Game Thread: Experience and desperation
The Lakers’ experience and Grizzlies’ youth may be on full display in Wednesday’s Game 5. The winner could be decided on who leverages their personalities in the most efficient way.
Lakers vs. Grizzlies Game 4 Preview and Game Thread: Maintaining momentum
The Lakers will look to secure momentum instead of letting the Grizzlies take it back to Memphis, targeting a 3-1 series lead in Monday’s Game 4.
Lakers vs. Grizzlies Preview and Game Thread: Time to defend home court
To defend home court, the Lakers will have to execute a couple of adjustments that revolve around Anthony Davis
Lakers vs. Grizzlies Preview and Game Thread: Gearing up for Memphis’ response
The Grizzlies are going to be the more desperate team on Wednesday, and how the Lakers respond to their adjustments and spirit will determine if the former can leave Tennessee with a 2-0 series lead
Lakers vs. Grizzlies Preview and Game Thread: Back in the playoffs
The Lakers have made a return to the playoffs. They’ll now look to continue this turnaround season by spoiling the party for the Grizzlies, starting with Sunday’s Game 1 in Memphis.
Lakers vs. Timberwolves Preview and Game Thread: One last hurdle
On Tuesday, the Lakers will look to secure the 7th seed in the Western Conference playoffs, facing the Grizzlies in the first round. To do so, they will have to beat the Timberwolves who recently became very shorthanded.
Lakers vs. Jazz Preview and Game Thread: Season finale
There’s still plenty of mystery about how the Western Conference standings will shake out, and the Lakers are set to try and improve their seeding one last time with their final game of the season against the Jazz.
Lakers vs. Suns Preview and Game Thread: Battle for seeding
This game will likely determine whether or not the Lakers can still make a push for the sixth seed or maintain the seventh seed in the Western Conference
Lakers vs. Clippers Preview and Game Thread: Battle for seeding
This game was supposed to be about Russell Westbrook and the Lakers and how both parties are meeting for the first time since their ugly divorce. But truth be told, that’s likely not on everyone’s mind right now as the seeding implications for both teams hold a lot more weight.
Lakers vs. Jazz Preview and Game Thread: First course
The Lakers will now play their final back-to-back of the season, with the first of which being against the Jazz on Tuesday, in what will seemingly serve, as a little tune-up before a pivotal matchup on Wednesday.
Lakers vs. Rockets Preview and Game Thread: The “get back” trip continuous
This is the perfect opportunity for the Lakers to nab another win against a team that’s ready to call it a season, while they continue to get much-needed reps and build on the identity they’re gradually forming as a unit.
Lakers vs. Timberwolves Preview and Game Thread: Triple threat match with officials?
After Rudy Gobert’s comments and the Lakers’ favorable free-throw differential going viral, will Friday’s game between the Lakers and Timberwolves conclude with the officials playing a major role of the game?
Lakers vs. Bulls Preview and Game Thread: Looking for revenge
LeBron James will look to try and continue playing after his surprise return on Sunday, this time looking to avenge that loss as quickly as a team can with a rematch against the Bulls in Chicago on Wednesday.
Lakers vs. Bulls Preview and Game Thread: A back-and-forth affair
Now riding a three-game winning streak, the Lakers will look to continue trending upward as they face the Chicago Bulls twice in the next four days
Lakers vs. Thunder Preview and Game Thread: Play-in sneak peek?
After two straight wins, the Lakers will look to keep this train to the play-in going with a win against a team trying to do the same: The Oklahoma City Thunder.
Lakers vs. Suns Preview and Game Thread: 10 games left
The Lakers will have to rely on their depth and of course, Anthony Davis’ dominance to will them to victory in this one
Lakers vs. Magic Preview and Game Thread: When will this team learn to capitalize?
The Lakers’ urgency and performance in this one will speak volumes about their current state
Lakers vs. Mavericks Preview and Game Thread: Back to business
After a disappointing loss, the Lakers will return home to try and get a much-needed win against an undermanned Mavericks team.
Lakers vs. Rockets Preview and Game Thread: Nothing for granted
On Wednesday, the Lakers will hopefully keep their focus and continue climbing the Western Conference standings against one of the league’s worst teams, the Houston Rockets.
Lakers vs. Pelicans Preview and Game Thread: Battle for positioning
If Los Angeles plans to bounce back from their frustrating loss to the New York Knicks on Sunday, they need to work on a few things.
Lakers vs. Knicks Preview and Game Thread: Let’s keep having fun
Arguably their toughest opponent since the All-Star break, the Lakers’ defense will be tested against the team with one of the best current offenses in the league, the New York Knicks