There will be no shortage of playoff experience when the Warriors face the Lakers in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs.
You already know the names.
The Warriors boast the likes of Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. The Lakers counter with LeBron James, Anthony Davis and … well, no longer Russell Westbrook. But they have played like title contenders since the trade deadline, and young guard Austin Reaves has been particularly good.
The only obvious difference is the fact this is Warriors coach Steve Kerr‘s ninth season. He has taken Golden State to the Finals six times. Meanwhile, the Lakers’ Darvin Ham is in his first season as a head coach. But since February, Ham has done a bang-up job.
In short, it’s a pretty hard series to predict. (Some rival scouts and execs did anyway, and we have their takes right here.)
But who do you think gets it done — and in how many games? Vote in the poll below and let us know your reasons in the comments section at the very bottom of this post.