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Golden State Warriors @ Los Angeles Lakers Tips - Warriors can cover the spread
- The game will be held at Staples Center on Tuesday (03:00 BST on Wednesday)
- LA beat Golden State twice in their three meetings last season
The Warriors and Lakers open their campaign at the Staples Center on Tuesday evening. (Harry How/Getty Images)
The Los Angeles Lakers will begin their campaign in the 2021-22 NBA regular season against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday evening.
The Lakers failed to defend their championship after they were ousted by the Phoenix Suns in the first round of last season's playoffs.
Superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis return to lead LA this season.
The team underwent an overhaul in the offseason. Gone are Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Markieff Morris, Alex Caruso, Marc Gasol, Montrezl Harrell, Kyle Kuzma and Dennis Schroder.
The Lakers got Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, Trevor Ariza, DeAndre Jordan and Malik Monk in the offseason. Rajon Rondo and Dwight Howard will return to the team.
The Warriors failed to advance to the playoffs last season after losing to the Memphis Grizzlies in the Play-in tournament.
Stephen Curry will once again lead Golden State along with Andrew Wiggins and Draymond Green.
Klay Thompson is still not ready to return due to an Achilles injury that sidelined him for the entire 2021 season.
Among the Warriors' offseason gains were Nemanja Bjelica, Otto Porter and 2015 NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala.
The Lakers won twice in their three meetings against the Warriors last season.
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