It is weird to think that the Lakers and the Warriors are not successful in the same season for the past years. But in this approaching season, both teams are looking to be flourishing and could potentially end up facing each other in the playoffs.
The Golden State Warriors are well-known for their huge firepower offensively and their ability to make threes after threes on the opposing team. If this happens, most likely at the end of the game, the Dubs are ahead by a big margin. But with the absence of Klay Thompson due to injuries, the Warriors’ offense would not be a hundred percent effective, leaving Stephen Curry to carry the team.
However, things are likely going to change for the better for the Warriors because Andre Iguodala is returning and Klay Thompson is also going to return within this season, probably in December. The Warriors are looking to bounce back after a not-so-good season.
Meanwhile, the Lakers are coming off from an injury-plagued season where they sit on the seventh spot in the Western Conference standings. They won 42 games and lost 30. Because of the injuries, the Lakers did not meet their full potential in that season. Anthony Davis and LeBron James, their dangerous duo, did not finish all 72 games. The King only played for 45 games while “AD” only played for 36 matchups.
If the duo will be fully healthy all throughout the season, most likely the Lakers will end up at the top of the standings in the Western Conference.
With the addition of Russell Westbrook, Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony, and other key players, the Lakers are looking to wreak havoc in the upcoming season.
The Lakers and the Warriors are the teams who have the biggest fan bases in the league. When the arena is full, the crowd is always loud, motivating and increasing the confidence of the home team to help them win the game.
Both of these teams had a blast in their last meeting. It was a matchup where the winner takes the seventh seed and the loser will play against Memphis in the postseason and will take the 8th seed. When the final buzzer sounded, the Lakers finds themselves up by three points after a miraculous shot from LeBron James from way downtown to break the deadlock at 100 to secure the win over the Warriors.
The Lakers and the Warriors are scheduled to have an Opening Night battle against one another to start the regular season in October.