It will not be easy for the Lakers to keep their momentum going, as the Warriors have had a very hot start to the season and currently sit in second place in the Pacific Division with a record of 18-9.
Los Angeles will have their hands full with a Warriors lineup that is full of scorers. Forward David Lee is averaging 19.8 ppg and has scored at least 20 points in 10 straight games. Guard Stephen Curry, who leads the Warriors with 19.9 ppg has also been able to light up the scoreboard. he is coming off a season-high 32 points scored in the team's loss to the Sacramento Kings Wednesday and is shooting .487 from behind the arc in the last 17 games.
Lakers forward Pau Gasol will look to continue his dominance over Golden State, as he averaged 23.2 points and 11.8 rebounds in his last 18 games against the Warriors. Los Angeles has dominated Golden State in recent years, winning 17 of the last 18 meetings, including an 8-1 mark at Oracle Arena.
Tip-off between the Lakers and Warriors at Oracle Arena is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. PST. It will be televised on Time Warner Cable Sportsnet.