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3/11 Los Angeles Lakers @ Houston Rockets


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#1 Guest_Nissan_*

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Posted March 04, 2009 - 12:26 PM

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Los Angeles Lakers @ Houston Rockets
Wednesday, March 11th
Time: 5:30PM
Live: KCAL HD



#2 Guest_Nissan_*

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Posted March 09, 2009 - 08:09 PM

They better win this game. :nah:

#3 Angela1986

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Posted March 09, 2009 - 08:18 PM

Well, I'm more focused on this game now :lol:

We better win. I also want us to get revenge in San Antonio.

#4 hype

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Posted March 09, 2009 - 08:30 PM

now THIS will be a win

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Posted March 10, 2009 - 10:58 AM

I'm really pumped up for this game :rock: We gotta bounce back ! If they suspend Odom, the Lakers should probably activate The Grand Mustachio. If he can stretch the defense, then we're good to go ! Go Lakers !!!


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#6 BeeZee

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Posted March 10, 2009 - 11:02 AM

Huge game. Can't afford to lose this.

Edited by BeeZee, March 10, 2009 - 11:02 AM.


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#7 MAMBA24ILL

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Posted March 10, 2009 - 11:22 AM

We really do need this game. But after the way we've been playing and how Shane & Ron locked LeBron down, it's gonna be really intresting to see how the game plays out.

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Posted March 10, 2009 - 11:33 AM

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#9 JEN

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Posted March 10, 2009 - 11:56 AM

This should at least be where we bounce back. woot woot.

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Posted March 10, 2009 - 12:00 PM

This is a must win for the Lakers for mentality reasons.

#11 kobynum

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Posted March 10, 2009 - 08:43 PM

Wow, every one putting pressure on the Lakers. i dunno about this one. no bynum, no odom against the great wall...doesnt look good for us. zBut watch out for KOBE NASH
Again - this team, as currently constructed won't make it out of the second round of the playoffs, let alone the West or win the Finals.---fido on 2011 Lakers

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Posted March 10, 2009 - 08:49 PM

please win..
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Posted March 10, 2009 - 09:48 PM

go lakers!

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Posted March 11, 2009 - 04:11 AM

This will be our second biggest mentally difficult game of the season. Count on it.

Houstons playing well, 2 of our bigs are down, no homecourt to save us, coming off a huge loss, and Houston will bring the pain.

It's gonna be ugly.

Edited by Samson1987, March 11, 2009 - 04:13 AM.

"If you could stop all the players that get publicized and all the players that the NBA likes and all the players, you know, the players that win the MVP's, you know, for their offense. And some of them, you know, play pretty good defense too. But some of them, you know, they like "this guy he can shoot, he can score, he can dunk." and I want to be the one to stop all those guys, you know, and just kinda spoil the whole party." - Ron Artest

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Posted March 11, 2009 - 04:45 AM

Tough Game.
Let's GO Lakers.
please make your Defense tight.

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Posted March 11, 2009 - 09:17 AM

Fear not Lakerfans !


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Posted March 11, 2009 - 09:20 AM

51-13 !

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Posted March 11, 2009 - 09:34 AM

I am very nervous for the game tonight...

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Yao is going to have a field day I think.

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Posted March 11, 2009 - 10:18 AM

Rockets have been playing good two way ball since both McGrady shut it down and the Alston trade. They'll be gunning for us just like everyone else.

Defensively... The bigs HAVE to stay out of foul trouble. Very thin there with Lamar suspended, only 3 guys 6'9" and over. Yikes. Three point shooters have to be contested; Wafer, Brooks, Battier, Barry could really light it up. They need to be wary of Adelman's motion offense when they decide to actually run those sets, not losing their guy on off ball movement. Against the very active Scola and Landry at PF we cannot be weak or lazy in the paint when rebounding. Their mid range game has to be respected too. I figure Luke will be on Artest. He plays better against bruiser, bulky players but I try not to expect much from him. Fisher and Farmar guarding Brooks and Lowry... let's just hope that help will come. If Yao is going off, the best solution is to front him. Houston is terrible at countering this. If they try it, they need to pressure the post passer better than they usually do. They'll likely double at some point so they need to cover for each other with more purpose instead of like chickens with their heads cut off or sloths. When they do double Yao, they can't be passive about it. He's not a proficient passer out of aggressive double teams.

Offensively... Everyone needs to move, not ball watch and be contributors (particularly Fish, Sasha, Jordan, Powell and Trevor) because Houston digs in defensively. They will make our big two work hard for everything. The Rockets, having capable defenders, don't need to double (though they might). Lakers have to get as many easy transition points as they can. Yao and Mutombo in the paint make it difficult to get anything going near the rim so hopefully Pau has his mid range going and is quick and decisive getting to the basket. I hope they're planning on putting Yao in as many pick and rolls as possible, try to get him in foul trouble, and/or run him ragged. Kobe cannot try to do too much one on one against Battier. He will be face guarded all night and Battier is very disciplined in staying down when Kobe pump fakes. I don't think Artest is as good of a defender as Shane but still better than most. Kobe has to have an efficient shooting night especially with them taking him out of his comfort zones.

Lakers need to reestablish good execution and consistency on the road. I'm really curious how they'll come out after, IMO, their worst loss of the season. Will they show heart and grit? WIN, please.

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Posted March 11, 2009 - 10:39 AM

I am very nervous for the game tonight...

:blink: :blink: :blink:

Yao is going to have a field day I think.

Not if we activate Congo Cash ;) ( :rolleyes: )


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