Keys to Victory:

Limit Turnovers: This is something that is constantly repeated throughout games, but limiting turnovers is always crucial to win games. The Lakers turned the ball over 14 times on Tuesday that resulted in 21 points for the Kings. The game prior against the Maccabi Haifa, the team committed 22 turnovers besides getting the win. Although coach Byron Scott is mixing up numerous lineups before he starts cutting the roster down, the team still needs to take care of the ball better especially against a tenacious defense like Golden State’s.

Stay the Course: Besides the game against Maccabi Haifa where they led most of the way, the Lakers have struggled to win the scoring battle in the fourth quarter. This may be due to coach Scott trying out players that are fighting for a roster spot late in games, but whoever is out there needs to stay the course and continue to execute. With only three preseason games remaining, the roster is set to start trimming any day now.

One-and-Done Plays: In the five games that the Lakers have currently played, opposing teams have had double-digit offensive rebounds in each one of them. Against a high-powering offense like Golden State, the Lakers are going to have to play defensively sound for 48 minutes and limit second chance opportunities. As seen in the past, offensive rebounds usually lead to defensive breakdowns and wide-open threes for the Warriors.