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Lakers Game Previews

Lakers vs. Kings Preview and Game Thread: Seeking redemption

While looking to avenge their triple-overtime loss against them on Friday, the Lakers will also be looking to win two games in a row for the first time in nearly three weeks when facing the Kings on Tuesday.

Lakers vs. Pistons Preview and Game Thread: Can  L.A. avoid hitting rock bottom?

The Lakers gave their fans nothing to be thankful for post Thanksgiving. Can they somehow fix their issues and avoid hitting a new low point for the season against the Pistons?

Lakers vs. Kings Preview and Game Thread: Now is the time for L.A. to build momentum 

The Lakers got a much-needed overtime win on Wednesday. Can they keep rolling when they return home to host the Kings?

Lakers vs. Pacers Preview and Game Thread: LeBron James returns in final game of road trip

After the fiasco in the Lakers-Pistons game held LeBron James out of Tuesday’s contest against the Knicks, The King will return back to the lineup to try and close out the road trip with a win.

Lakers vs. Knicks Preview and Game Thread: Looking for a win without LeBron James

Although they got the win on Sunday against the Pistons, this Lakers team still has plenty of progress to make towards their championship goals. However, that progress could be disrupted in Tuesday’s game against the Knicks, as LeBron James will not be allowed to play.

Lakers vs. Pistons Preview and Game Thread: Can L.A. please stop embarrassing themselves?

The purple and gold have a real opportunity to look good against a struggling and rebuilding Detroit Pistons team.

Lakers vs. Celtics Preview and Game Thread: (Hopefully) the Return of the King

Will LeBron James return against the Celtics? The Lakers are certainly hoping so.

Lakers vs. Bucks Preview and Game Thread: Trying to start a long road trip right

The Lakers were gifted an easy start to their 2021-22 schedule with inferior opponents and a large majority of games in the Staples Center. They’ll now head east for a little over a week, starting with a game against the Bucks.

Lakers vs. Bulls Preview and Game Thread: Welcome home, Alex Caruso!

The Lakers need to be ready for a potential Alex Caruso revenge game and a dangerous Bulls team that has had a solid start to the season.

Lakers vs. Spurs Preview and Game Thread: Can L.A. fight off fatigue?

If there’s a game L.A. should be able to finish early and sneak some rest for their starters in the fourth quarter, this is it.

Lakers vs. Timberwolves Preview and Game Thread: Has the team turned things around?

The Lakers have won two games in a row despite mounting injuries. With so many players remaining out, will they be able to continue down the right path against the Timberwolves on Friday night?

Lakers vs. Heat Preview and Game Thread: Rematch of a Finals that seems long ago

The Lakers and Heat meet on Wednesday in a matchup of rosters that bare striking differences from how they looked when the two teams battled in the 2020 NBA Finals.

Lakers vs. Hornets Preview and Game Thread: Can L.A. at least put up a fight?

There’s no question that this is going to be a tough game for the Lakers to win but this doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t put up a fight

Lakers vs. Blazers Preview and Game Thread: Struggling Damian Lillard hosts stagnant purple and gold

Damian Lillard is off to a slow start this season. Can the Lakers make sure the superstar doesn’t have a breakout game against them on Saturday?

Lakers vs. Thunder Preview and Game Thread: Potential revenge game

The Lakers lost to the Thunder just last week in one of the worst losses in recent memory. The team now welcomes them to the Staples Center in an opportunity to quickly absolve their past sins.

Lakers vs. Rockets Preview and Game Thread: We meet again

The Lakers will try to secure their first three-game winning streak of the season while building on their defense as they take on the Rockets for the second game in a row on Tuesday.

Lakers vs. Thunder Preview and Game Thread: L.A. faces easiest opponent yet

Sunday’s game is another opportunity for the Lakers to climb up the standings and take advantage of this easy stretch on their schedule.

Lakers vs. Cavaliers Preview and Game Thread: In desperate need of a bounce-back

Although the team was on the second night of a back-to-back and LeBron James didn’t play, the Lakers’ embarrassing loss against the Thunder has made Friday’s game against the Cavaliers more important.

Lakers vs. Thunder Preview and Game Thread: L.A. faces easiest opponent yet

There’s really no excuse for the Lakers to blow this game against a really young and inexperienced Thunder team

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.