The Los Angeles Lakers just three days ago were the hottest team in the NBA. Now, two surprising home losses later, the Lakers look to get back on track tonight in Oakland as they face the Golden State Warriors. The Lakers have beaten the Warriors in each of their last 12 outings, including the last six in Oakland. The Lakers are 11-2 in the second night of back-to-back games this season, including 10-2 on the road.
Despite the loss to Utah last night, Andrew Bynum had another stellar game. The big man in the pivot grabbed a career-high 23 rebounds to go with his four blocks and 12 points. Bynum in his career has had eight game of 17 or more rebounds, and four of those games have come in the last month. Since the All-Star break, Bynum has averaged 11.9 points, 12.8 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks, all while shooting 60.0% from the field.
Another big man to have success against Golden State this season is Pau Gasol, who has averaged 26.0 points and 11.0 rebounds in three games against the Warriors this season, shooting 65.1% from the field. The Warriors have won five of their last six games at home. The Lakers are 26-12 on the road. Tonight's 7:30 p.m. PDT game will be televised by KCAL and ESPN.
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