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Game Preview: Warriors vs. Lakers - 4/18/12
  • TICKETS & PROMOTIONS
    This season's final Bay Area appearance of Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum and the Los Angeles Lakers is set for this Wednesday. A limited number of tickets are still available for the Pacific Division showdown, including some in the lower level. In addition, the first 5,000 fans will receive a FREE Warriors T-Shirt, courtesy of Cache Creek Casino Resort. BUY TICKETS NOW


  • LAST TIME OUT
    Nate Robinson poured in 30 to surpass his season-high for the second game in a row, but it wasnt enough as the Warriors suffered a 120-99 loss to the Spurs Monday night at Oracle Arena. Following a string of recent injuries, Golden State started four rookies for the first time since the Elias Sports Bureau has tracked games started, dating back to the 1970-71 season. Of those rookies, Klay Thompson tallied 29 points, eight rebounds and five assists while Jeremy Tyler pulled down 10 boards to go along with his 11 points for his first career double-double. FULL GAME RECAP


  • WARRIORS VS. LAKERS
    The Warriors wrap up their four-game season series with the Lakers in hopes of avoiding the dreaded season sweep at the hands of the division rival. This seasons first three meetings have all followed a similar script, with Golden State falling behind big before making a game of it in the fourth quarter. In fact, each of the games saw the Warriors turn 13-plus point second-half deficits into one-possession ballgames in crunch time. The Warriors will be looking to snap a five-game losing streak while Los Angeles winners of four-straight will be playing the back end of a back-to-back. As has been the case in recent contests, the Warriors are quite shorthanded, and the team received an injury update on Stephen Curry on Tuesday.


  • KEEP AN EYE ON KLAY
    One player to keep an eye on this Wednesday is Klay Thompson. The rookie guard idolized Kobe Bryant as a youngster and has done fairly well against him in their head-to-head matchups this season. Thompson has averaged 17.3 points and 3.7 assists while shooting 49 percent against the Lakers this season, and he'll be coming off one of his finest individual performances of the season on Monday.


  • NATE CONTINUES TO BE GREAT
    Nate Robinson has never been an All-Star in his seven-year NBA career, but he sure has been playing like one as of late. In the last two games alone, the first-year Warrior has put up 58 points and 15 assists while issuing just four turnovers. These latest performances add to Robinson's most productive month of the season, as he is averaging 16.0 points and 6.1 assists while shooting 49.2 percent from the field and 46.0 percent on 3-pointers in April.


  • GAME NOTES: WARRIORS | LAKERS

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    Injuries: Warriors - Andris Biedrins (concussion), David Lee (strained groin) and Richard Jefferson (right knee swelling) are day-to-day. Stephen Curry (mild sprain, right ankle), Andrew Bogut (left ankle fracture) are out.
    Lakers - Kobe Bryant (tenosynovitis, left shin) is day-to-day. Jordan Hill (sprained MCL, right knee) is questionable. Ramon Sessions (sprained left shoulder (ac joint)) is probable.
    RECORD:

    OVERALL: 22-38

    At Home: 12-18
    On Road: 10-20

    VS. West: 15-27
    VS. East: 7-11

    CURRENT STREAK:
    Lost 5

    At Home: Lost 2
    On Road: Lost 4
    LEADERS:
    (Per Game)

    Points:
    Lee - 20.1

    Rebounds:
    Lee - 9.6

    Assists:
    Curry - 5.3

    Minutes:
    Lee - 37.2
    VS. LAKERS

    CURRENT STREAK:

    Lost 3

    THIS SEASON:
    0-3

    1/6/12: L, 97-90
    3/27/12: L, 104-101
    4/1/12: L, 120-112
    COMING UP

  • at Dallas
    April 20 - 5:30 p.m.
    TV: CSN (HD)
    Radio: KNBR 1050

  • at Houston
    April 21 - 5:00 p.m.
    TV: CSN (HD)
    Radio: KNBR 680

  • at Minnesota
    April 22 - 4:00 p.m.
    TV: CSN (HD)
    Radio: KNBR 680


  • 22-38
    vs.

    39-23

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012 7:30 p.m.
    Oracle Arena Oakland, Calif.



    Lower Level Tickets Still Available

    TV: CSN Bay Area (HD) & ESPN
    Radio: KNBR 1050






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