The Lakers' bench dominated the Clippers in the fourth quarter, allowing the Lakers starters to play light minutes.
Steve Nash may sit out against the Warriors, in a move to avoid playing on back-to-back nights. If so, Jodie Meeks may slide into the starting role with Steve Blake moving from shooting guard to point.
The Warriors will be without forward Harrison Barnes (foot).
Andrew Bogut is one of the better defensive centers in the league.
Health has been an issue in recent years, but Bogut is in good condition heading into the season.
The Lakers typically rely on Pau Gasol as the team's primary inside scorer (although Gasol sat out the fourth quarter when the Lakers' bench exploded against the Clippers on Tuesday).
If Bogut can help shut down or slow Gasol, the Warriors will have the advantage.
If Gasol is matched up against David Lee, both teams might have trouble defensively at power forward.
Jordan Hill was a force defensively and on the glass while Jodie Meeks added another shooter.
If the Lakers bench can play at a high level this season, the team may be more competitive than expected.
Iguodala is an explosive athlete and defender. He's also a strong play-maker an occasional scorer.
The Warriors have tremendous firepower and are solid defensively.
The Lakers need to prove that Tuesday night was not a fluke.
Golden State has a tremendous fan base. Getting the victory on the road on the second night of a back-to-back, in front of the Warriors' crowd, will be a difficult task for the Lakers.
Any win without Kobe Bryant, who is recovering from Achilles surgery, is a boon for the Lakers.
Two in a row appears unlikely -- albeit it a little bit less unlikely after Tuesday night's impressive performance.