Warriors play the Lakers, look for 6th straight victory

Golden State Warriors (34-30, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (30-34, 11th in the Western Conference)

Los Angeles; Sunday, 3:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Golden State will attempt to extend its five-game win streak with a victory against Los Angeles.

The Lakers are 3-9 against division opponents. Los Angeles averages 13.6 turnovers per game and is 12- when it turns the ball over less than its opponents.

The Warriors are 5-7 against the rest of their division. Golden State ranks third in the league in 3-point percentage, shooting 38.4% as a team from downtown this season. Gary Payton II leads them shooting 52.9% from 3-point range.

The teams meet for the fourth time this season. In the last matchup on Feb. 24 the Lakers won 124-111 led by 25 points from Malik Beasley, while Klay Thompson scored 22 points for the Warriors.

TOP PERFORMERS: LeBron James is scoring 29.5 points per game with 8.4 rebounds and 6.9 assists for the Lakers. Anthony Davis is averaging 16.7 points and 9.0 rebounds while shooting 50.2% over the past 10 games for Los Angeles.

Thompson is scoring 21.6 points per game with 4.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists for the Warriors. Jordan Poole is averaging 20.9 points and five assists over the last 10 games for Golden State.

LAST 10 GAMES: Lakers: 5-5, averaging 114.9 points, 48.7 rebounds, 24.7 assists, 6.3 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 47.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.7 points per game.

Warriors: 6-4, averaging 116.6 points, 44.5 rebounds, 29.1 assists, 7.9 steals and 3.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.8 points.

INJURIES: Lakers: LeBron James: out (foot), D'Angelo Russell: out (ankle).

Warriors: Andrew Wiggins: out (personal), Ryan Rollins: out for season (foot), Gary Payton II: out (adductor), Patrick Baldwin Jr.: out (ankle), Stephen Curry: out (leg), Andre Iguodala: out (hip).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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