The Golden State Warriors will host the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night. The Warriors (15-0) can set the NBA history record for the best start to a season with 16-straight wins, but Kobe Bryant and the Lakers (2-11) will try to stop that to improve their own standings.
Watch the game live on TNT at 7:30 p.m. PDT, Tuesday night. Fans can also watch the matchup via online streaming.
The Warriors have tied the NBA record with 15 straight wins to open the season. They currently share the record with the 1948-49 Washington Capitols and 1993-94 Houston Rockets.
"Now that we're here and have tied the record, it's a huge accomplishment," Warriors Guard Stephen Curry, said in a statement. The guard also praised his teammates for giving their best in every game to achieve this position that has not been done in the recent history of the NBA.
Curry scores an average of 32.7 points per game this season, and he also exhibits great shooting percentage at 51.4% for the Warriors.
For the Lakers, they have the second-worst record in the NBA to start a season. They only won two times in 13 games. As for the head coach of the Lakers, Byron Scott, he said the Warriors is a tough team to beat, but his team has veteran players like Kobe Bryant that can do amazing things for them.
"We might play like gangbusters up there," Bryant said. "You never know."
According to four-time MVP LeBron James, the most impressive thing about the Warriors is the way they play and how the team keeps its players healthy. James also stressed that the Warriors is "the most healthy team" he'd seen in NBA history.
Moreover, Golden State has talented players to overcome whatever injuries the Warriors have had. Their center Andrew Bogut did not play for six games due a concussion. Their key bench players Shaun Livingston and Leandro Barbosa missed one game this season.
Curry, NBA's last season MVP, is one of the ace players of Warriors that can put amazing numbers every night for the team. A few weeks ago, discussions in NBA media centered how the 6'2'' guard generates multiple 20-point quarters and nasty 30-ft pull-ups and insane circus shots at the rim.
In an analysis published in Forbes, It said Curry is the most prolific combination of high percentage shooting accuracy, court vision and ball handling in NBA history.