The Los Angeles Lakers visit the Golden State Warriors in a match-up of struggling marquee teams.

Catch the game tomorrow at 9:30 AM, Manila time.

AWAY: Los Angeles Lakers (23-23, 6-15 AWAY)

Projected starting five:

  • D’Angelo Russell
  • Austin Reaves
  • Taurean Prince
  • LeBron James
  • Anthony Davis

The up-and-down Lakers head to the game as winners in four of their last six games. They are averaging 123.7 points per game while allowing 119.0 over that span.

D’Angelo Russell still has the spotlight over LeBron James and Anthony Davis as of the moment as he is continuing his surge. With all the trade talks hovering the team, which includes himself, the 27-year-old guard is averaging 27.4 PPG on 53.9% shooting in his last seven games.

The two superstars won’t be fully outdone, though, since Davis has seven-straight double-doubles, while James is coming off a 12 assist game, tying his second-highest assist output this season. Finally, there’s Austin Reaves, who’s fresh-off an efficient performance. He had 20 points and eight dimes on 7-of-9 shooting during Friday’s 141-132 win over the Chicago Bulls.


HOME: Golden State Warriors (19-23, 12-12 HOME)

Projected starting five:

  • Stephen Curry
  • Brandin Podziemski
  • Klay Thompson
  • Draymond Green
  • Kevon Looney

On Friday, the Warriors lost another one-point game to the Sacramento Kings, 134-133. It was their ninth defeat over their last 13 games, and they are averaging 119.5 PPG and allowing 124.3 during that stretch.

As it has always been throughout the season, Steph Curry (26.9 PPG) is doing his usual stuff while failing to get consistent help from teammates. Klay Thompson is only at 17.4 PPG on a mediocre 42.3% shooting – which is around the ballpark of his career-low. Andrew Wiggins, meanwhile, is having his worst campaign thus far, putting up just 12.0, six points less than his career average and five points less than his next lowest average output.

Third-year forward Jonathan Kuminga is currently the hottest Warrior not named Steph Curry. He has 25.6 PPG on a superb 65.2% clip across his last five games while coming off the bench. The energy is there, and he’ll have a good opportunity to take advantage of a lackadaisical Lakers defense.


Handicap: The Warriors (-2.5) show up in anticipated matches. They cover the spread.

Over/Under: The total goes over 239.5