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#21 LALakersFan4Life

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Posted December 05, 2012 - 07:50 PM

Let's beat the Western Conference Champs!

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Posted December 05, 2012 - 07:54 PM

Perkins shuts Dwight down too. I forgot about that.


If getting shutdown means averaging a double double against OKC the last two seasons, then I hope he is shut down Friday.

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Posted December 05, 2012 - 08:22 PM

Perkins shuts Dwight down too. I forgot about that.

LOL he doesn't. That's just a myth. No one can shut down Dwight Howard.
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Posted December 05, 2012 - 09:03 PM

Doubt it. We only beat the Hornets and people were on suicide watch yesterday.

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Posted December 05, 2012 - 09:19 PM

Well if they don't implode defensively maybe but common and shoot some free throws ya know huh?

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Posted December 05, 2012 - 09:33 PM

Woah woah woah, we just beat up on a team with 5 wins this season, minus Anthony Davis.

But this is the Thunder now. Instead of Vasquez, it's gonna be Westbrook. Instead of Aminu, it's gonna be Durant. Ibaka, Perk, Martin, Thabo, this team is stacked and ridiculously athletic. If this game is a make or break point of the season, gonna be a lot of disappointment haha. Don't see LA taking this one in OKC. Hope I'm wrong though of course.

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Posted December 05, 2012 - 09:53 PM

Woah woah woah, we just beat up on a team with 5 wins this season, minus Anthony Davis.

But this is the Thunder now. Instead of Vasquez, it's gonna be Westbrook. Instead of Aminu, it's gonna be Durant. Ibaka, Perk, Martin, Thabo, this team is stacked and ridiculously athletic. If this game is a make or break point of the season, gonna be a lot of disappointment haha. Don't see LA taking this one in OKC. Hope I'm wrong though of course.



Yeah but we have to look at the reasons we won.

We won because we were offensive rebounding, and because we were defending PnR and help off screens well and played with energy and effort and our bench came through.


If this didn't happen we'd have lost.

If we can do the above effectively against OKC we would win for the same reasons.

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Posted December 05, 2012 - 09:57 PM

Lakers are going to win
Exactly because everyone thinks the will lose

Kobe owns Kevin Martin
Thabo is a defensive beast though

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Posted December 05, 2012 - 10:20 PM

Yeah but we have to look at the reasons we won.

We won because we were offensive rebounding, and because we were defending PnR and help off screens well and played with energy and effort and our bench came through.


If this didn't happen we'd have lost.

If we can do the above effectively against OKC we would win for the same reasons.


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Posted December 05, 2012 - 10:56 PM

I always try and stay confident, but OKC is a GREAT team. We'll see what happens but anything is possible. If MWP can limit Durant and Westbrook has an off shooting night, it may be possible. The biggest goal in last year's playoffs was to throw the ball down low and play a slow-paced offense through Bynum. Well Bynum was often inefficient and that didn't work. As long as we feed Dwight early and often, we stand a great chance. However, I just hope D'Antoni doesn't try to push the ball too much because there is absolutely zero chance of us outrunning OKC on their home floor.

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Posted December 05, 2012 - 11:28 PM

I hope a win at OKC can spark a fire....To be the best, gotta beat one of the top teams. Quiet those critics...

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Posted December 05, 2012 - 11:31 PM

The Lakers will beat the Thunder. I truly believe that. There's gonna be a motivation factor because of last year's loss in the playoffs IMO.
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Posted December 06, 2012 - 03:31 AM

LOL he doesn't. That's just a myth. No one can shut down Dwight Howard(at 100% health).


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and btw, how did dwight look tonight athletically?i missed the game,,but if dwight is feeling as bouncy as ever in a laker uni Friday, we have a chance at beating OKC,a good chance

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 03:51 AM

Yeah .. a win in OKC will be huge, but I highly doubt it will happen, considering how we've played recently and our road record.


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Posted December 06, 2012 - 04:25 AM

The Lakers will beat the Thunder. I truly believe that. There's gonna be a motivation factor because of last year's loss in the playoffs IMO.

I sure hope so. This team should be capable of doing it. But I have yet to see really any motivation at all this season.

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 05:09 AM

If we win in OKC, which is highly unlikely, we must also win the next 5-6 games in order to consider a major turning point. Beating the Thunder and then losing to the Jazz and the Cavaliers would not make any difference.

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 06:30 AM

IF we win, it will be a solid W...nothing more

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 06:31 AM

i expect a loss!

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 06:35 AM

Yeah but we have to look at the reasons we won.

We won because we were offensive rebounding, and because we were defending PnR and help off screens well and played with energy and effort and our bench came through.


If this didn't happen we'd have lost.

If we can do the above effectively against OKC we would win for the same reasons.


That's the problem with this team.

You can never know which Lakers team is going to show up.

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 07:23 AM

oh look it's another one of those dumb threads. Can't you guys just wait and see?




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