5 players to watch out for in NBA play-in game between Lakers vs Warriors

The two sides are all set to lock horns in the play-in tournament on Thursday morning.

Yakshpat BhargavaAuthor

Updated - 19 May 2021 11:25 PM


The Los Angeles Lakers are going to lock horns against the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference play-in game as the winner would face the Utah Jazz, and the loser of this game would face the winner from the contest between Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs. 

Having said that, who are the key players to look out for in the contest between Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors - 

1. LeBron James:

The undisputed king of basketball is dangerous even during his worst times. But since his return from injury, LeBron James seems to play with sheer focus in order to take his team through the line. In his two games in the regular season against the Indiana Pacers and New Orleans Pelicans, James scored 24 and 25 points respectively. 

2. Stephen Curry:

He has been the sole reason; Golden State Warriors has been able to overcome star-studded teams. Currently the leading scorer in the 2020-21 NBA season, Curry is averaging 32 points per game.

3. Andre Drummond:

Los Angeles Lakers’ newest acquisition, Andre Drummond has perfectly fitted into the role he was acquired for and can be real defensive threat to the Golden State Warriors and in particular, Stephen Curry. Notably, Drummond ranks as the highest averaging LA Lakers’ player with 10.2 rebounds.

4. Draymond Green:

Just like Andre Drummond, Draymond Green is the defensive powerhouse for the Warriors. Playing a key role in the side, his formation helps the team to restrict their opposition from scoring from points. Draymond is averaging 7.1 rebounds per game, which is the most by any Warriors’ player.

5. Anthony Davis:

The Robin to LeBron James’ Batman, Anthony Davis plays the ideal supporting role to LeBron James’ heroics. Not only is he able to score effectively from the paint but can be a real handful in stopping Warriors’ marquee Andrew Wiggins. 


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