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5/19 Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers (Game 1)


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#21 xplayforrealx

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Posted May 17, 2009 - 04:26 PM

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#22 Smoove

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Posted May 17, 2009 - 04:29 PM

Nuggets are the favorites to win the series

Lakers in 5 or 6 at most

Rockets were a hard matchup for us. I don't think Denver's D will be that hard on our offense like Houston's was

Edited by Smoove, May 17, 2009 - 04:29 PM.

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Posted May 17, 2009 - 04:34 PM

Nuggets are the favorites to win the series

Lakers in 5 or 6 at most

Rockets were a hard matchup for us. I don't think Denver's D will be that hard on our offense like Houston's was

Denver had started playing better D though. we have a better chance at beating them if we use our size like today

Edited by kb24_lakers, May 17, 2009 - 04:36 PM.

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Posted May 17, 2009 - 04:58 PM

We need to take the first 2 games of this series. Do that, and we will be in control.

Here is the box score from our last match-up with the Nugs.

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#25 Smoove

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Posted May 17, 2009 - 05:00 PM

Yeh take the first 2. Then take one in Denver and finishing them in LA would be great

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Posted May 17, 2009 - 05:21 PM

Nene/C. Andersen < Bynum/Gasol
K. Martin/C. Anthony = Odom/Ariza (versatility factor)
Smith/Jones < Kobe/Vujacic
Billups/Carter/Hart > Fisher/Brown/Farmar

My positioning advantages. Anyone want to agree/disagree with me?

Edited by AkademikONE, May 17, 2009 - 05:37 PM.


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Posted May 17, 2009 - 05:29 PM

Lakers in 5

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Posted May 17, 2009 - 05:50 PM

Post your game 1 predictions here.

Lakers win by 12 points.

#29 Lakersfan1211

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Posted May 17, 2009 - 05:56 PM

Lakers win by 8.

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Posted May 17, 2009 - 06:20 PM

I don't want us to crap away a game at home like we did against the Rockets. Need to take both games!
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Posted May 17, 2009 - 08:15 PM

Game 1 Lakers by 10.

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Posted May 17, 2009 - 10:02 PM

15+ point win, bank on it.i said 50 for game 7, would've happened if not for garbage time. andrew wants to prove to george karl he is important to this team,
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Posted May 18, 2009 - 06:34 AM

This series lies on the hand of the Lakers big men.

Odom, Gasol, and Drew needs to be consistent for them to win this series. Kobe will be Kobe. The bench needs to play a fast paced offense since the Denver back ups likes to play a slow tempo with Carter running the point.

This is gonna be a fun series to watch.
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Posted May 18, 2009 - 06:48 AM

Should be a good series. Denver is well rested and we aren't thanks to our lackluster performance in the Rockets series.

Matter of fact, we haven't played consistently well at all in this years playoffs. So, its no wonder people are picking Denver over the Lakers this year.

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Posted May 18, 2009 - 07:35 AM

lakers in 6. i'm anxious to see how carmelo and the rest hold up to the pressure.

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Posted May 18, 2009 - 07:40 AM

Carmelo and Billups will pwn us. I say we put Shannon on Chauncey cause Fisher is done; not sure who to put on Melo though.

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Posted May 18, 2009 - 07:52 AM

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Posted May 18, 2009 - 09:53 AM

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Posted May 18, 2009 - 09:54 AM

Carmelo and Billups will pwn us. I say we put Shannon on Chauncey cause Fisher is done; not sure who to put on Melo though.


Fisher will match up better with Billups. Billups isnt the quick point guard that Fisher has problems with.

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Posted May 18, 2009 - 10:28 AM

If Jones scores 30 per game the Nuggets will win the series......?
good luck with that.

Dont fix what aint broke.

Fish on Billups
KB24 on D. Jones
Drew on N. Hilario
Ariza on Melo
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If I was PJ I wouldnt switch the defensive match ups much. Lakers match up well on both ends except for Chauncey, but because Fish is stronger Billups post up game wont be much. He'll try to penetrate to create the pass rather than try to score. He knows Drew and Pau are back there when he attempts to drive so he wont. Other than that he will be a perimeter shooter. Fish will play him tight to force him to put it on the floor. And KB will play great help defense and may even set some traps or press early leaving Jones free.
You cant match up Shannon Brown to start the series vs. Billups. Even though Brown is faster, stronger, taller and longer than Chauncey. Experience is what sets the tempo to win a series.
Fish doesnt have to do much statistically vs. Billups. Just make him put it on the floor and be there to set some traps/presses with KB. This will help to force the nuggets into offensive sets they dont want to run and make it so they dont have time to set their offense in ways they have been all year.

Edited by LakersGAFan, May 18, 2009 - 10:33 AM.

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