Warriors vs. Lakers: What to watch for

January 7, 2012, 12:14 am
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LOS ANGELES The Warriors conclude their three-game roadtrip against the Lakers on Friday night looking to bring home a win and avoidan overall four-game losing streak.Here are a few things to watch for:

Jenkins will start: Rookie CharlesJenkins, whom the Warriors selected in the second round out of Hofstra, willget his first-ever start tonight, replacing Stephen Curry in the lineup.Biedrins banged-up: Warriors centerAndris Biedrins is a game-time decision because of a sprained right ankle andtoe injury. Biedrins got hurt during the San Antonio game onWednesday.He didnt practice on Thursday. If Biedrins cant go, KwameBrown will certainly start at center for the Warriors. It might not be a badgame for that to happen. In the past, Lakers center Andrew Bynum has givenBiedrins problems, and Brown might be the better matchup there anyway.Robinsons debut: Let the experimentbegin. With Stephen Curry out, Mark Jackson will most certainly use Robinsonagainst the Lakers. The Warriors are looking for Robinson to provide depth,toughness and scoring in the backcourt.