LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers will open their season with two tough matchups. First heading to The Bay to face the Golden State Warriors on their ring night, Los Angeles will open against the defending champions. After that game, the Lakers will head home for a date with the LA Clippers. Determined to bounce back from last season’s disaster, Anthony Davis and the Lakers are focused on these first two matchups.
“Our first two games are against two title contenders. It’s always good to screw up a ring night. So our mentality is picking up and starting this season with a couple of wins,” Davis said Monday.
The first two weeks of the season are projected to be tough for the Lakers, but they will also offer a good challenge for a team looking to see how they stack up against the rest of the Western Conference. Having missed the playoffs last season, the Lakers aren’t guaranteed a spot this year either, especially with the talent in the West.
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Starting their season with a pair of wins against the Clippers and Warriors would certainly be a statement for the Lakers, and that’s what Anthony Davis is focused on. The Lakers have lost their last seven games to the Clippers and haven’t won against them in the last two seasons. Many of those games were against Clippers teams lacking Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, but opening night should feature all the stars from both sides.
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