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Lakers Game Previews

Lakers vs. Spurs Preview and Game Thread: The never-ending starting lineup discussion

We’re three games into the season, and the issues surrounding the starting lineup and Anthony Davis’ time at center are more visible than ever. Would Frank Vogel make a change Tuesday against the Spurs?

Lakers vs. Grizzlies Preview: L.A. looks to redeem themselves after bumpy start

Defense and interior scoring will be keys for the Lakers on Sunday against the younger Memphis Grizzlies team

Lakers vs. Suns Preview and Game Thread: A rematch between playoff foes

The Lakers will be taking on the Suns in their first meaningful matchup since the Suns eliminated the Lakers from the 2021 NBA Playoffs.

Lakers vs. Warriors Preview and Game Thread: Can L.A. snap their opening night losing streak?

How the Lakers approach Tuesday’s opener against the Warriors, no matter the result, will be telling in terms of their mindset this early in the season.

Lakers vs. Kings Preview and Game Thread:  The big three’s final dress rehearsal

LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook are likely to play significant minutes in the Lakers last preseason game against the Kings on Thursday.

Lakers vs. Warriors Preview and Game Thread: The Big Three make their debut

We’ve had chances to see two of the Lakers’ Big Three together in different preseason games, but we still haven’t seen them all out there at the same time. That changes against the Warriors, as LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook will all start.

Lakers vs. Warriors Preview and Game Thread: Will our starting lineup questions get answered?

Head coach Frank Vogel has now started Anthony Davis at the 4 and the 5 in the Lakers’ two preseason games. After the news of Trevor Ariza’s extended absence, which direction will he go on Friday against the Warriors?

Lakers vs. Suns Preview and Game Thread: Let the preseason overreactions continue

Both teams are coming off losses in their first preseason games but that’s definitely the least of their concerns.

Lakers vs Nets Preview and Game Thread: The NBA preseason begins

The Lakers and Nets will face off on Sunday afternoon. It’s a fitting matchup to open the 2021-22 preseason, given everyone’s expectations of how the season will end with these two teams.

Lakers vs. Warriors Preview and Game Thread: L.A. looking to end Summer League with a win

Coming off a loss in their fourth and final game of Las Vegas Summer League group play, the Lakers will look to beat the Warriors and end their time in Las Vegas with a win.

Lakers vs. Pistons Preview and Game Thread: LA gears up for Motor Cade and Co.

Cade Cunningham exploded for 24 points and 7 threes in what was his best professional game so far. Can the Lakers cool him off tonight?

Lakers vs. Clippers Preview and Game Thread: Battle for L.A. (in the desert)

The Lakers will look to bounce back Friday night against the Clippers after Wednesday’s loss against Immanuel Quickley and the Knicks.

Lakers Summer League Preview: The Knicks’ strong sophomores

After providing the exciting finish to the Lakers’ Las Vegas Summer League opening win on Sunday, Austin Reaves will now face-off against Immanuel Quickly and the New York Knicks.

Lakers Summer League Preview and Game Thread: Touchdown Las Vegas

Head coach Quinton Crawford wants the Lakers to buy into his system, be aggressive on offense and take great pride in the defensive end as they begin Las Vegas Summer League against the Suns

Lakers Summer League Preview and Game Thread: Summer Basketball is back

Can the Lakers bring the Summer League trophy (or trophies!) back to Los Angeles?

Lakers vs. Suns Preview: It’s time to walk the walk

The Lakers have done enough talking.

Lakers vs. Suns Preview and Game Thread: 5 questions for Game 5

There are a few big things we need answers on before the Lakers and Suns begin Game 5 of their first-round series.

Lakers vs. Suns Game 4 Preview and Game Thread: When will the threes start to fall?

The Lakers have managed to take a 2-1 lead over the Suns, and will be even more dangerous if they ever start hitting threes.

Lakers vs. Suns Preview: Playoff basketball is back at Staples Center

For the first time in eight years, the Lakers will play a postseason game in Los Angeles.

Lakers vs. Suns Game 2 Preview and Game Thread: What’s the plan for Devin Booker?

The Lakers are confident in their game plan for Devin Booker, despite the results in Game 1.

Lakers vs. Suns Preview and Game Thread: What is Phoenix’s biggest threat?

As the Battle of the Banana Boat between LeBron James and Chris Paul begins, we asked our Suns sister site what they fear most about the Lakers, and what Phoenix’s biggest threats are.

Lakers vs. Pelicans Preview and Game Thread: Closing time

It’s time to wrap up the regular season. And regardless of the result of Lakers vs. Pelicans on Sunday, L.A. is likely heading for a play-in game.

Lakers vs. Pacers Preview and Game Thread: Anthony Davis, LeBron James and Dennis Schröder could all return

Dennis Schröder has cleared the health and safety protocols, and LeBron James and Anthony Davis were both able to get work in for the Lakers. All three will suit up on Saturday.

Lakers vs. Rockets Preview and Game Thread: Rest the stars

LeBron James won’t be back in uniform after all, and Anthony Davis will sit out, but the Lakers should still be able to beat the Rockets.

Lakers vs. Trail Blazers Preview and Game Thread: A big back-to-back

This matchup against the Trail Blazers is about as close to must-win as a regular season game can be for the Lakers.

Lakers vs. Clippers Preview and Game Thread: Searching for a ballhandler

Alex Caruso is going to have to step up for the Lakers with both LeBron James and Dennis Schröder sidelined against the Clippers.

Lakers vs. Nuggets Preview and Game Thread: What’s the plan for Nikola Jokic?

With Dwight Howard now in Philadelphia, who will step into the role as the Batman for the Lakers?

Lakers vs. Raptors Preview and Game Thread: Another public practice

How will the Lakers attack their next game against the Raptors? Who even knows at this point.

Lakers vs. Kings Preview and Game Thread: Zero margin for error

The Lakers need a win against the Kings.

Lakers vs. Wizards Preview and Game Thread: Who’s got Russ and Beal?

Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook have been on an absolute tear throughout the league over the last month.

Lakers vs. Magic Preview: Not a must-win, but close to it

Can the Lakers stop their free fall from the standings.

Lakers vs. Mavericks Preview and Game Thread: Time for Round 2

If a few things go right, the Lakers could essentially lock in that they’ll avoid a play-in spot (and lock the Mavericks into one).