If Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals series between the No. 6-seeded Golden State Warriors and the No. 7-seeded Los Angeles Lakers was any indication, we’re in for a spicy second round. Lakers center Anthony Davis took over in Game 1 to drop 30 points and grab 23 rebounds in leading Los Angeles to a 117-112 win and 1-0 series lead.
This is the version of AD that many Lakers fans have been waiting for, and if he can continue this production, a path to the NBA Finals could open up. Meanwhile, the Warriors are still the defending champions and vanquished the upstart Sacramento Kings in seven games in the first round. Stephen Curry, coming off his 50-point Game 7, needs his co-stars to step up in this series. Kevon Looney is a monster on the boards. Could he notch another 20-plus-rebound game?
How to watch Lakers-Warriors
Who: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors
What: Western Conference semifinals, Game 2 (Lakers lead, 1-0)
When: 9 p.m. ET Thursday
Where: Chase Center, San Francisco
TV: ESPN (Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Lisa Salters)
Follow Lakers-Warriors Game 2 live updates
Yahoo Sports’ Vincent Goodwill from San Francisco on Game 1: Anthony Davis steps up on both ends to help Lakers steal home-court advantage from Warriors
Series preview: LeBron James vs. Stephen Curry revive postseason rivalry in Lakers-Warriors matchup