Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors
July 3, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Golden State Warriors +5.5 / Los Angeles Lakers -5.5
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The Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors meet Sunday in NBA Summer League action at the Chase Center. The Los Angeles Lakers look for another win after beating up on the Heat. The Golden State Warriors need a bounce back after losing to the Kings.
The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 100 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 66 points on 28 percent shooting. Mac McClung is averaging 17 points and 3 rebounds, while Paris Bass is averaging 15 points and 6 rebounds. Scotty Pippen Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Jay Huff is grabbing 7 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 84.4 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 60 rebounds per game.
The Golden State Warriors are averaging 68 points on 39.3 percent shooting and allowing 86 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Gui Santos is averaging 23 points and 1 assist, while Payton Willis is averaging 12 points and 5 rebounds. Kalob Ledoux is dishing 2 assists and Lester Quinones is grabbing 5 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 22.2 percent from beyond the arc and 53.8 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 17.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game.
Again, I don’t want to put too much stock into one summer league game, but the Lakers were firing on all cylinders in their opener and have to have some sort of level of confidence. The Golden State Warriors couldn’t buy a basket as a team, and nobody outside of Gui Santos really looked like they wanted to be there. Of course things could change in their second effort, but it’s hard to overlook how the first games played out. I have to side with the Lakers.