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#1 Majesty

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Posted November 08, 2012 - 02:34 PM

Lakers – Jazz Postgame Numbers

5
Three pointers for Jazz sub Randy Foye, who drained four in the decisive first four minutes of the fourth quarter. L.A. over-helped on dribble penetration to leave him open for at least two of the four, which erased a Dwight Howard and-1 and Metta World Peace triple that cut Utah’s double-digit lead down to just five.

12
More points in the paint for the Jazz. Pau Gasol was particularly quiet, managing only five points on 2 of 9 shooting. On the other side of the coin for the Lakers, 12 is also the number of rebounds grabbed by sub Jordan Hill in 22 minutes, seven on the offensive end.

15
Free throws made by Bryant, eight of which came in the fourth quarter, when he scored 16 of his game-high 29 points. Kobe added five boards, four assists and three steals in 37 minutes.

19

Lakers color analyst Stu Lantz targeted 14 turnovers as a number L.A. would need to hang around for a good chance to win. Instead, they committed 19, led by Kobe Bryant’s six and Dwight Howard’s five.

“A lot of it just comes from reading each other, just getting in sync with each other,” said Bryant. “Those passes are just off timing and getting deflected. The turnovers that we are getting are turnovers from guys trying to make the right play, trying to make plays for other people. Put teammates in positions to be successful.”

30
Personal fouls committed by the Jazz, who at home have been known to play with increased physicality, sometimes fouling several times per possession. L.A. was not as physical, committing just 14 fouls, but made only 32 of 46 free throws (69.6 percent) in a game they lost by nine. Utah hit 16 of its 18 attempts at the stripe.

“I think our intensity was low, we didn’t play as hard as we should have played and they played hard,” said Howard. “That’s how they won the game.”


33.8

L.A.’s field goal percentage in what was a putrid shooting night for nearly everybody but Dwight Howard, who made 7 of his 11 attempts. Not one teammate was over 50 percent, including Bryant, who hit 7 of 17 to finish below 50 percent for the first time all season. As a team, however, L.A. still ranks fourth in field goal percentage on the young season (47 percent).

“I thought we didn’t play well offensively,” said coach Mike Brown. “I can count on both hands and both feet how many wide-open shots we had, especially from the three-point line, that you hope or think is going to go in. Every wide-open three that we missed or every time we went up to try to dunk the ball or lay it in and it got stripped or it got knocked out of our hands, it made us tighten up a little bit more. Again, we didn’t do a good job of moving on to the next play.”



Pretty interesting to hear we're still the 4th highest shooting percentage team in the NBA.

Last night as many wide open shots as we missed was frustrating and how many times we made bad decisions on fast breaks and watching Kobe and Dwight lead the team in turnovers was also a trial.

However those turnovers had a lot to do with chemistry(Kobe's bad passes to Dwight) and Dwight not being all the way back and his timing being off(getting ripped by Al Jefferson) Story of the night though is being outscored in the paint by the Jazz and Pau Gasol's disappearing act but Jordan Hill's emergence.

On the bright side our defense kept us in the game till Foye hit his threes which had a lot to do with playing too close to the driver and not knowing how to switch(hello 2nd year point guard) and that cost us big time.

The free throw disparage is amazing... truly truly amazing....

That said, effort wins games, but these numbers do make me feel a little better, case in point the obvious answers of this game is..

Keep the defensive intensity
Keep working on bringing the turnovers down
Get Pau to show up
Hit wide open shots

I loved our defense from the middle of the 2nd to the beginning of the 4th and I want to see that effort on defense every night. if we keep that defensive effort and hit our wide open shots I'm not worried. But most important of all, if Gasol brings the kind of lack of effort on the offensive and defensive end last night.. then our prospects of winning anything this year go way down.

Edited by Majesty, November 08, 2012 - 02:35 PM.

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Posted November 08, 2012 - 03:18 PM

By playoff time we should be hitting more free throws, if any team gives us 46 trips to the line in the postseason it will be a death sentence for them. But those numbers are encouraging, let's get healthy and let's get comfortable as a team and then we will start to roll.
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#3 Majesty

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Posted November 08, 2012 - 03:34 PM

By playoff time we should be hitting more free throws, if any team gives us 46 trips to the line in the postseason it will be a death sentence for them. But those numbers are encouraging, let's get healthy and let's get comfortable as a team and then we will start to roll.



Very much, getting to the free throw line 40+ times which is almost half of what the Jazz put up in entirety just from our free throw line, combined with us missing our wide open shots and Gasol scoring 5 points and laying an egg(not surprised) leave much to be desired but also offer a lot of hope. Even in a loss there seem to be positives or schematics. Kobe and Dwight being 11 of the Lakers 19 turnovers last night means that the rest of the team only had 8. THIS IS A GOOD SIGN! Because Kobe and Dwight's timing will come(as well as Dwight's timing in the post) and those turnovers will come down.

If our players outside of Kobe and Dwight only get between 5-8 turnovers a game I'll be happy. Because that's a great sign.

Also the Lakers were ultimately let down by Gasol deciding NOT to attack the post early like he did against Detroit.

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LAL got Gasol looks in post early vs DET & benefitted. Weren't able to do so at Utah. Balancing act not to waste his skill on low block.


Now this problem I saw last night was that it had more to do with the will of Gasol. Because I remember Kobe and Gasol running pick and roll early where Gasol got to the basket easily and scored.

So naturally I felt that'd be a go to move all night.

Unfortunately Gasol never rolled to the basket ever again off a pick after that. This can't happen.

When Gasol's jump shot isn't falling(like if he misses 2) he needs to attack the pain and get to the post, if they rotate to double him it's an easy dunk for Howard. As smart as Gasol is and as well as they ran it against detroit(and had a smaller lineup again this time) you'd think Gasol would be smart enough to say "maybe tonight isn't the night I practice my jump shot..."

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Posted November 08, 2012 - 10:49 PM

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The amount of [expletive]s I gave about this team that game

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The amount of dollars I made by betting against La
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#5 L.A.K.E.R

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Posted November 09, 2012 - 12:59 AM

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Terrible head coach.

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Posted November 09, 2012 - 01:48 PM

thread 3 of majestys defence
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