Lakers: Predicting How LA Will Fare Against The Pacific Division

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2016-17 Scheduled Games

November 4, 2016 – Warriors @ LAL

November 23, 2016 – Lakers @ Warriors

November 25, 2016 – Warriors @ LAL

April 12, 2017 – LAL @ Warriors

On March 6, 2016, the Los Angeles Lakers upset the reigning world champion Golden State Warriors and I had predicted it right before the game started. The day just had an “Any Given Sunday” type feel. And I believed that if the Lakers were going to beat the Warriors at any time last season, it was going to be in that game.

However, let’s be clear about this season. There WILL NOT be any “Any Given Sunday” moments between these two teams. The only good thing about the lone victory last year vs the Warriors is that it gave us a possible glimpse of what we hope the offense will look like under Luke Walton. Otherwise, it should be forgotten.

The Stephen Curry led Warriors won an All-time NBA record 73 games last season. That’s an 89% winning percentage. Although they failed to win a consecutive NBA title, they landed the greatest consolation prize of all time when they acquired All-Star forward Kevin Durant via free agency.

On paper, the Warriors have one of the greatest rosters in NBA history. The potential for this club is through the roof. There are some who even went as far as to give them the NBA title before the season has even started.

While no one knows exactly how many games the “Super-Friends” will win, we do know that they won’t lose very many games at all. Furthermore, it’s easy to predict that of the few games the Warriors manage to lose, none of them will be to the Lakers. I expect the Warriors to sweep this series.

Verdict: Warriors 4-0

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