Another loss would put the Warriors' hold on the sixth playoff seed in the Western Conference at risk to the
A Lakers win could hurt the team's position in the draft lottery.
The Lakers have struggled the entire with season, playing Friday without
Through 75 appearances, Curry is averaging 23.5 points a night while shooting 46.8% from the field and 41.7% from three-point range.
In addition to his explosive outside shooting, Curry is a strong play-maker at 8.5 assists a game.
Lakers point guard
Farmar is recently back from a groin injury. Through 37 games, Farmar is averaging 10.5 points and 4.8 assists. He may get big minutes over Marshall against Curry and the Warriors.
Thompson is another high scorer for Golden State, averaging 18.4 a night.
In three games against the Lakers, Thompson has hit well above his average at 24.7 points a night on 52.0% shooting from the field.
Friday could turn into a shooting guard shoot-out between Thompson and Young.
Even though Golden State is playing on the second night of a back-to-back, its loss on Thursday made Friday an even more important game for the Warriors to get.
The Lakers can't afford to win again this season if they want any shot at climbing to the fifth position in the lottery.