However the game actually goes, I am excited for it. Not because the prospect of beating the champs is that realistic or even because the team hasn’t played since Tuesday. More because the Warriors offer an interesting example in what the Lakers would hope to be. Whether you’re looking at Russell/Curry, Randle/Green, or even Hibbert/Bogut (who may not play after breaking his nose on Thursday) there are pieces on the Warriors who offer a guide for their Lakers’ counterpart. Watching to see how those match ups play out will be fun, even if like the rest of the preseason, it comes in defeat.