After opening the season with a stunning opening-night upset of the
The Lakers' bench dominated the Clippers in the fourth quarter, allowing the Lakers starters to play light minutes.
The Warriors will be without forward
Health has been an issue in recent years, but Bogut is in good condition heading into the season.
The Lakers typically rely on
If Bogut can help shut down or slow Gasol, the Warriors will have the advantage.
If Gasol is matched up against
If the Lakers bench can play at a high level this season, the team may be more competitive than expected.
For the Warriors,
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
Two in a row appears unlikely -- albeit it a little bit less unlikely after Tuesday night's impressive performance.