Kenneth Faried
Preview: Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors
Preview: Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors (48-30) fell to the Denver Nuggets (35-44) by a single point on Thursday night, giving up a Kenneth Faried hook shot with 1.8 seconds left on the clock. The Lakers (25-53) have theoretically relished the role of playing spoiler to teams fighting for playoff position, although they haven't exactly gotten much done on that front -- losing seven of their last eight. Another loss would put the Warriors' hold on the sixth playoff seed in the Western Conference at risk to the Phoenix Suns (47-31). A Lakers win could hurt the team's position in the draft lottery. Golden State's David Lee has sat recently with a nerve issue in his leg. The Lakers have struggled...