Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors have their backs against the wall, and they’ve shown themselves to be vulnerable in their own arena. Can they push the series to a Game 6?

Catch the game Saturday, May 13, at 10:00 AM, Manila time.

Home: Los Angeles Lakers (3-2)

Projected starting five:

  • D’Angelo Russell
  • Austin Reaves
  • Jarred Vanderbilt
  • LeBron James
  • Anthony Davis

The Lakers were worried after Anthony Davis was taken out of the game after getting hit in the face by Kevon Looney, and for good reason. When he left the game with 7:34 left on the clock, the Lakers’ hopes for a comeback also went out. Davis had 23 points and nine rebounds for the game, but the team was already behind 13 when he went out, as he was defended hard by Draymond Green and Looney.

Still, Davis shot 10 of 18 from the field before he took a forearm to the face. That shows how dangerous he still is on offense even with the Warriors using defensive schemes designed to limit his effectiveness.

After the beatdown at Chase Center in Game 5, LeBron James will want to avoid having to play a Game 7 in San Francisco. While he may be 38, it would be foolish to think that he won’t be able to turn it on in an important game. After seeing the Denver Nuggets dismantle the hobbled Phoenix Suns, James also knows how important any additional rest will be heading into the Western Conference Finals.


AWAY: Golden State Warriors (2-3)

Projected starting five:

  • Stephen Curry
  • Klay Thompson
  • Andrew Wiggins
  • Draymond Green
  • Kevon Looney

Steph Curry had 27 points and eight assists in Game 5 and finally got help. Andrew Wiggins showed up to drop 25 points, seven rebounds and five assists on the Lakers while an unlikely scorer in Draymond Green also contributed 20 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block.

If there was ever a time for Game 6 Klay Thompson to show up, it’s now. Thompson only contributed 10 points and six rebounds while shooting 3 of 12 from the field on Game 5, and the Warriors will not be able to rely on another 20-point outing from Green.

Jordan Poole continues to disappoint, and finished with 11 points in 23 minutes off the bench. Curry should score fine again in Game 6, but as was the case in the last contest, his teammates need to step up.


Handicap: The Warriors cover +2.5 and take it back home for Game 7.

Over/Under: The total hits the over (221.5).