Warriors -6 Game 2 2 units
Game 1 was an obvious tough spot for the Warriors going from Game 7 to Game 1 with only 1 day in between and this is the must win. After the Lakers took Game 1 in Memphis by 16 they lost Game 2 by 10 with Ja Morant out and they scored only 93. They also lost Game 5 in Memphis by 17 after having a big overtime win in Game 4 and taking control of the series. AD hasn’t had two big scoring games in a row in the playoffs yet – he followed up 22 points vs the Grizzlies with 13 then 31, 12, 31 again and 16. He also just played 44 mins Tuesday and Darvin Ham might plan to play him less with them up 1-0. The Warriors are going to play small more in this game and try to make it more of a transition game to play to their advantage and they can also drop more on defense and force the Lakers to shoot more from the outside where they haven’t been great (6-25 from three Game 1). High urgency game at home before the series goes to LA.