After the Lakers' surprising opening-night win over the
The athletic guard/forward is averaging 13.5 points a game on 55.7% shooting from the field and 47.8% from three-point range. Iguodala is also dishing 6.3 assists per game, just one fewer than the Lakers' leader,
While Blake isn't quite averaging double figures (9.8 per game), he's contributed at least 10 assists a night over the last four games, helping the Lakers win two of them.
Blake is also a valuable outside threat for the Lakers, shooting 46.4% from three-point range.
If Curry starts for the Warriors, he becomes their biggest threat at 19.9 points a game with 8.7 assists. If he doesn't play, the Lakers need to worry most about Iguodala as the driver of Golden State's offense.
Even with Curry and Iguodala, the Warriors have double-figure scorers in
That still doesn't account for Golden State's leading scorer,
Thompson opened the season with 38 points against the Lakers on 15-for-19 shooting. If he repeats that feat, the Lakers are in for another blowout.
The Lakers need to continue to ride
The Lakers have a shot to beat the Warriors, even with
The Warriors are also without
If Curry doesn't play, this would be the Lakers' best chance to beat a depleted Warriors squad.