G04 LAL@GSW Game Thread+New Chat

This is the 4th game for the Lakers in 5 nights. Fatigue would be a factor so it would almost a miracle if the Lakers can pull off a win. This is what usually is called a “schedule loss”. A loss because the packed schedule is not favoring one team.

Will Lin be able to repeat its 17pts/9asts performance by running the offense? Let’s hope so and Lakers will stay healthy.

  • The Los Angeles  Lakers play on the 2nd night of a back to back for the 2nd straight time. The Lakers have 16 back-to-backs this season which is tied for the least of all 30 NBA teams.
  • Kobe Bryant is leading the Lakers in scoring with a 23.7 points per game average.
  • There is a big drop off scoring-wise from Kobe to number 2 on the list Jordan Hill who is averaging 12 points per game; however, there is some balance as Lakers have 6 players total averaging double figures: Ed Davis 11.7, Carlos Boozer 10.0, Wayne Ellington 10.0 and Jeremy Lin 10.0.
  • The Lakers have been having a hard time defending the 3-point shot in their first 3 games where teams are averaging 13.3 3-point makes per game and shooting 42.6 percent from 3.
  • Defending the 3 will be very important tonight playing against Klay Thompson and the Warriors. Thompson averaged 22.5 points in 4 games against the Lakers last season which included 15 for 31 from 3.
  • Last season the Warriors torched the Lakers from deep, averaging 12.3 makes out of 26.3 attempts from the 3-point line.

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