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#61 MrKnowItAll

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Posted December 31, 2012 - 06:14 PM

we can allow for chris paul to go off for 25. as long as we dont let guys like matt barnes, eric bledsoe, and deandre jordan go off.

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Posted December 31, 2012 - 06:41 PM

force CP3 to make shots. we have to disrupt their ball movement (they're second in the league in assists) to have a chance

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Posted December 31, 2012 - 06:55 PM

Early in the season, I thought a Phil Jackson-coached Lakers team would win a 7 game series.

I think our starting 5 is more skilled offensively and would be able to impose its will on the Clips in a 7 gamer.

I'm still in a wait and see mode with the D'Antoni Lakers. What pace will we play? Will we add anyone at the trade deadline? Will we play any defense?

Right now, in a regular season game, given the Clippers' bench and our continuing "feeling out" process, I think they will beat us. Too much depth. Too many scoring "waves".

But hey, this an opportunity for both teams to make a statement. It may actually be the most intense Lakers-Clippers battle in history. Hopefully, the win streak will still be in tact.

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Posted December 31, 2012 - 06:59 PM

And the Laker's play has shown that talent alone isn't going to get things done. They need effort and consistency. If they lose tomorrow, but then blow out the Clippers, I'm not going to think they're an improved team simply because they beat an top tier team. I'm going to think that they're still playing inconsistent basketball like they've been doing all season long and it will be a dog fight to clinch a 6-8 seed.


It's better to know that you can actually beat good teams and effort and consistency comes down to the players... we have a very old team and not all of them give that 100% effort night in and night out

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Posted December 31, 2012 - 07:00 PM

we can allow for chris paul to go off for 25. as long as we dont let guys like matt barnes, eric bledsoe, and deandre jordan go off.


If duhon is Guarding Bledsoe... it will be HORRIBLE

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Posted December 31, 2012 - 08:47 PM

If duhon is Guarding Bledsoe... it will be HORRIBLE

As long as Dwight can push them out of the paint we can sag off of Bledsoe and force him to shoot the jumper. My real concern is Jamal, hopefully we catch him on an "off" day.

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Posted December 31, 2012 - 10:06 PM

Seems like Crawford always bails the Clips out of bad possessions.

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Posted January 01, 2013 - 02:29 PM

Seems like Crawford always bails the Clips out of bad possessions.


If I remember correctly what cost us against the Clippers, aside from not having Nash was allowing 9 offensive rebounds for 21 second chance points. If Dwight brings full effort and Pau keeps his "swag gasol" persona going then I'm not that worried.

Kobe broke down how the Clippers try to play, the ways they want to rest their guys, and how they want to use Crawford off the bench and the style they are trying to put forward.

Kobe seems to have a pretty good understanding of what the Clippers are trying to do as if he's seen it before.

That's because he has.

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Posted January 01, 2013 - 03:32 PM

Winning Streaks don't equal championships.

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Posted January 01, 2013 - 03:40 PM

Seems like Crawford always bails the Clips out of bad possessions.


That's because Crawford is still one of the best iso players in the league and he still has one of the nastiest crossovers in the league. You live and die with his shot selection but he could always create a shot for himself and play one on one basketball better than a lot of payers in the league.

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 12:40 AM

If both teams are playing like they are now, Clippers win in 5. The Clippers bench is playing better than most the Lakers starters, it wouldnt even be close.

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 04:55 AM

Why is Barnes now ballin'? He was just a scrub when he played for the Lakers, he couldn't hit any wide open shot and he was extremely inconsistent...

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 05:26 AM

Why is Barnes now ballin'? He was just a scrub when he played for the Lakers, he couldn't hit any wide open shot and he was extremely inconsistent...


Constantly injured.

He averaged 7-8 ppg on 45% shooting as a Laker while battling injury all the time.
He now averages 11 ppg on 51% shooting as a Clipper and fully healthy

Same Barnes. Just was rarely healthy when with us.

Gambling on Ebanks was a mistake.

So I look forward to see who Mitch flips him for.

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 05:59 AM

Winning Streaks don't equal championships.

But they help you get into the playoffs. :glee:

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 06:08 AM

So who looked worse last night? Clippers or the Lakers?

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 06:30 AM

I said months ago the Clips were better and I got crucified. I also said 2 years ago that I would rather Blake G than Pau, again crucufied. It's not bad enough their chemistry is 100 times better than ours, they have less head cases and half of their bench we could have had OR we had and they play better for them. IMO our last two championships did not warrant resting in the front office. WHen I say resting I mean making major moves the year after the second championship. We beat Orlando who actually shouldn't have been there and had a miracle game against an OLD Boston team. We didn't get younger or better after that and it has finally caught up with us. Thanks Mr Stern. As old and slow as we are if we had the Clippers chemistry, we'd be the 3rd seed right now

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 06:32 AM

Constantly injured.

He averaged 7-8 ppg on 45% shooting as a Laker while battling injury all the time.
He now averages 11 ppg on 51% shooting as a Clipper and fully healthy

Same Barnes. Just was rarely healthy when with us.

Gambling on Ebanks was a mistake.

So I look forward to see who Mitch flips him for.

I think Barnes is actually averaging 13 per game.

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 07:07 AM

So who looked worse last night? Clippers or the Lakers?


The Lakers. They lost to a sub .500 team. You gave the Lakers a pass when they lost to Denver at Denver. Be consistent.

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 07:56 AM

Winning Streaks don't equal championships.


Yep, I remember when the rockets had that ridiculous win streak.

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 08:27 AM

I think the Lakers were on a pretty big streak going into the playoffs when they lost to the Mavs.




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