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5/21 Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers (Game 2)

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#661 Nak


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Posted May 22, 2009 - 02:58 AM

We deserve to be now down 0-2, we are playing mediocre basketball, this team needs to make a big statement winning both games in Denver but I think it will be two losses.

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#662 KB_24


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Posted May 22, 2009 - 06:46 AM

can someone explain why bynum only played 18 minutes <_< he was good in first qter then disapeared :unsure: what is the problem with AB?
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#663 Windu



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Posted May 22, 2009 - 06:50 AM

You said the run was done with houston. You don't count anymore when you were wrong before.

Dude, we never should have went seven games against a team that doesn't even have their two all star players. What part of that don't you understand? The Lakers bench is still playing like trash and the difference now is that we're playing against a better team in the Denver Nuggets and you somehow think this same bull[expletive] we keep pulling is going to get the job done? The [expletive]ing bench is SUPPOSED to be solid at home and they aren't...how do you think they're going to perform on the road in Denver? We're going to get [expletive]ing raped.

You've never counted because you can't [expletive]ing see the obvious things. Take a seat kid.

Edited by Windu, May 22, 2009 - 06:51 AM.

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#664 Windu



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Posted May 22, 2009 - 06:55 AM

jesus can you be any more negative, god. Its one game, if the lakers take this game like you did, then we will lose. But luckily the Lakers aren't stupid, they know the let this get away and kobe was pissed.

Also we really got [expletive]ed over by the refs, how many times did chauncey drive into the paint with nobody there and he gets a phantom call? why wasn't the calls made during that jumpball, jr clearly ran through it. how blind can these officials be? and melo put his left arm on ariza and just pushed him.

Are we watching the same [expletive]ing games??? What are the Lakers CONSTANTLY doing???

2. Not playing defense
3. Poor bench production

Can I be more negative? Sure, ask me that after we get destroyed in Denver. You think the bench is going to come alive...in Denver? Are u high? As a fan, you respond accordingly to your teams performance and the Lakers performance in this years ENTIRE playoffs has been pathetic.

How about we keep Chauncey out of the paint in the first place? How about we bench Fisher's dumb [expletive]?

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#665 noknife


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Posted May 22, 2009 - 08:09 AM

The nuggets got the calls and the free throws because they play aggressively and go to the hoop. The Lakers offense is not an aggressive one, it is predicated on passing it into the post with a center that has his back to the basket. When Kobe drives he is generally met by 3 defenders and unable to even get into the paint without either having to kick it out or risking dribbling it off of his foot in the process of getting into the paint and causing a turnover or being forced into making an incredibly hard pass in traffic. That is the glaring difference between these teams. Each team has a superstar, that can create his own shot, obviously Kobe is light years beyond Carmelo, and always will be, regardless of how he is currently playing. The Nuggets role players are comprised of a bunch of guys that can knock down open shots and are generally extremely offensive minded, the Lakers role players are comprised of several guys who are very passive and unfortunately going through massive shooting slumps.

Have no fear though, the NBA will get involved and bail the Lakers and the Cavs out at some point. A finals that isn't Kobe vs Lebron would be an unmitigated disaster for the league, heck they are already invested in it, just look at those hilarious puppet commercials made by Nike. In this economic climate, with attendance down, the league needs Kobe v Lebron, simple as that. Not that the Lakers can't just straight up beat this team, they play their game for 48 minutes, with a realistic plan, they are straight up superior in almost all ways, especially in the great equalizer, size.

The way I look at it, none of these teams are great, they are only good, and any of them can win or lose any given game with any size lead, thats why you see all these teams consistently coughing up large leads in very quick fashion. You put any of these teams against the 90's Bulls or the 80's Lakers or Pistons and you would see a beat down of biblical proportions. Those teams knew how to play offense, and defense for 48 minutes, and they were both tough as nails with tons of players capable of making huge shots on a game by game basis. The teams nowadays are comprised of a bunch of primadonnas that are way more concerned with their personal game and their twitter accounts than playing a hard game and winning.

With all of this being said, Lakers in 6.

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