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#541 LakersChamps243

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Posted December 09, 2012 - 09:18 PM

Kobe says chemistry isn't bad, they're just not playing very well

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Posted December 09, 2012 - 09:18 PM

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First Kobe, now Jack.

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Posted December 09, 2012 - 09:19 PM

We had 14 turnovers tonight, below our season average. Our piss-poor defensive effort is what cost us this game. All but two Jazz players shot over 50% tonight, they were getting whatever they wanted. Our perimeter defense gets broken down extremely easily, even with simple high P&Rs, and our interior defense gets compromised as a result. Did you not see the number of times that a perimeter player on the Jazz got right by their man for a drive before dumping it off to a big or just going in for the score themselves? Compromised defense = easy drives = huge point in the paint totals.

Defense is the issue, and Nash is not going to fix that. We'll look smoother on the offensive end, and we won't give the opposition as many run-out opportunities, but if we can't defend in the halfcourt then we're going to struggle every single game.



Like I said, Turnovers.

The Jazz scored 25 points off our turnovers, that's 14 empty possessions for us. We need better defensive balance as well.

If we take away 10 of the Jazz's 25 points off our turnovers we win this game.

So like I said, I think turnovers are our MAIN problem and Nash coming back will fix that. I put a lot on our problems in terms of turnovers.

Floor spacing defensively would help too but to me turnovers trump everything else when we give up about 25 points a game off turnovers and lead the league in turnovers.

WE are top 10 in the league offensively and defensively but are 2nd in the league in turnovers per game.


So TURNOVERS obviously are where we are weakest.

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#544 LakersChamps243

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Posted December 09, 2012 - 09:23 PM

Like I said, Turnovers.

The Jazz scored 25 points off our turnovers, that's 14 empty possessions for us. We need better defensive balance as well.

If we take away 10 of the Jazz's 25 points off our turnovers we win this game.

So like I said, I think turnovers are our MAIN problem and Nash coming back will fix that. I put a lot on our problems in terms of turnovers.

Floor spacing defensively would help too but to me turnovers trump everything else when we give up about 25 points a game off turnovers and lead the league in turnovers.

WE are top 10 in the league offensively and defensively but are 2nd in the league in turnovers per game.


So TURNOVERS obviously are where we are weakest.

I agree but I think we're lacking some leadership as well. Kobe is a great leader but he's just exhausted from having to play so hard every night. I'm hoping Nash fixes that when he comes back. D12 doesn't look in tune to me he needs to get his [expletive] together. I thought Meeks played well tonight but it's kind of discouraging when one of your bench players and not one of your starters is showing effort.

Edited by LakersChamps243, December 09, 2012 - 09:24 PM.

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Posted December 09, 2012 - 09:25 PM

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Posted December 09, 2012 - 09:26 PM

^ Rightfully so.

He has to sit court side and watch the piss poor effort the Lakers are showing.

It is horrendous.

Edited by Hey, December 09, 2012 - 09:27 PM.

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Posted December 09, 2012 - 09:27 PM

I agree but I think we're lacking some leadership as well. Kobe is a great leader but he's just exhausted from having to play so hard every night. I'm hoping Nash fixes that when he comes back. D12 doesn't look in tune to me he needs to get his [expletive] together. I thought Meeks played well tonight but it's kind of discouraging when one of your bench players and not one of your starters is showing effort.


thing is, D'antoni's offense is run best with Nash. Or at least a designated point guard.

We have 3 to 4 people that bring the ball up the court per game and THAT is one of the main causes of our turnovers. Some of the turnovers Duhon had where he was trying to overpass when he had a wide open layup or a wide open three, Nash would have taken and made the right decision on.

But we have the offense initiated by Kobe, by Duhon, by Metta etc

We got so many people bringing the ball up the court turnovers WILL happen.

It's why we miss Nash AND why we miss Blake so much right now.

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Posted December 09, 2012 - 09:35 PM

If we can't work on our defense...we def are going to be losing way more games smh. They need to get it together.

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Posted December 09, 2012 - 10:35 PM

9-12, terrible team.

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Posted December 10, 2012 - 03:05 AM

I kind of like watching the Lakers struggle. When things go bad, it can only get better. Keep your heads up Lakers fans. :beers2:

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Posted December 10, 2012 - 05:16 AM

I saw us get beat up on the inside last night. As good as Jordan Hill played, he was not big enough to handle the Center position.We also had problems with transition defense AGAIN. If we do not become more athletic at the wing positions we will continue to struggle. Steve Nash is only going to help so much when he comes back. Only time, practice, defensive buy-in and health are going to save this season




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