Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors - 11/22/13
Golden State Warriors (8-4) at Los Angeles Lakers (5-7)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 22, 2013 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors hope to have Stephen Curry back in the lineup tonight when they take on the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Warriors were looking for their fifth straight victory on Wednesday but they had to play without Stephen Curry who sat out with a mild concussion and just couldn't get over the line against the Grizzlies. Klay Thompson led the team with 21 points, while David Lee added 18 points and eight rebounds, but the Warriors weren't quite the same with Andre Iguodala filling in at point guard who finished with 14 assists but shot just three of 14 from the field for seven points. On the defensive end, they will be happy that they held the Grizzlies to 38.6 percent shooting for the game, but they fell short in key moments of the game thanks to a couple of key clutch shots from Teyshaun Prince and Mike Conley who delivered in overtime. With the loss, the Warriors fall to 8-4 on the season and 5-1 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Lakers have been tampering with their starting lineups all season and while they still haven't settled on one yet, they can be sure that Jordan Hill will be a lock, especially after his career night of 24 points and 17 rebounds against the Pistons on Sunday. Jodie Meeks and Nick Young added 19 points apiece and Steve Blake had nine points and 16 assists as the Lakers cruised to a 114-99 win at home to improve to 5-7 overall and 4-3 at home. In injury news, Kobe Bryant returned to practice this week for LA so his return is surely just around the corner now.
In ATS trends, the Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games and 18-8-1 ATS in their last 27 games overall, whiel the Lakers are 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a winning record.
Head to head, the Warriors are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall and the over is 4-0 in the last four.