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#41 Saber

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 04:34 AM

You know the situations is bad when a thread like this even exists :eh:


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Posted January 17, 2013 - 05:14 AM

Houston and Portland both starting to perhaps hit the wall. McHale talked yesterday about how many of his players had never logged these kind of minutes before.

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 09:35 AM

We got lucky all 3 teams we "need" to lose lost. The only game that matters for us tonight is our own. Hopefully we pull out a win.

Edit: Totally missed the T-Wolves game lol.

So here's tonight's games that matter to us. The bolded team needs to lose:

LAC @ MIN
MIA @ LAL

Edited by JGuez, January 17, 2013 - 09:38 AM.


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Posted January 17, 2013 - 09:45 AM

We'll never catch Memphis and the playoffs is still a long-shot. The Lakers just need to play as if every game of the season might be the last, which is almost is.


Lakers making the playoffs isn't a "long shot".

2.5 gms out can be very easily obtained.

Like I said, we just have to continue winning games and other things will fall into place.

Catching Memphis is a long shot because they are a good team so I don't expect them to lose many games in a row for us to catch them if it gets to that point.

But the teams in front of us... Portland/Houston/Minnesota/Utah.... None of those teams are better than the Lakers and each of those teams are capable of going on very long losing streaks like Houston has. It comes down to winning games, we need to control what we have the power to control.

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 10:43 AM

Barring injury, our best hope is 7/8.

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 10:59 AM

I think we can get the 6th,maybe even 5th if we continue playing well and winning cause GS schedule will also start be [expletive]ty. Denver,on the other hand,has many many home games to come. We'll see
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Posted January 17, 2013 - 11:00 AM

I'd say most realistic scenario is we get the 7th or 8th seed.

Best case scenario is the 5th seed. But that's a real best case scenario where teams have to start losing a lot

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 11:21 AM

It would be good if we get up to 7th seed and Clippers remain 2nd. No travelling ect. But again,it will hurt as hell if we lose.
Impossible is nothing.

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 01:56 PM

Big note: Clippers play Portland soon and they play them TWICE BACK TO BACK LOL. Not soon but in the next 10 games i think. Hopefully they lose both games.

Edited by Ham, January 17, 2013 - 01:56 PM.

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 02:40 PM

. It comes down to winning games, we need to control what we have the power to control.


It all comes to this. Taking in it game at a time as howard and bryant mentioned, no looking at the standings nor the schedule, focus on your next game.


I'm actually worried about the game tonight. If we could manage to have kobe and dwight working efficiently on both ends while having the team hitting the open threes on offense and playing solid on defense + containing James should give us the win.

Get James uncomfortable from the beginning, make him shoot all day.. He and wade are effective in driving more than Jumpers, Howard here will play a crucial part, not like he never does, but Heat relies a lot on getting to the rim.


The good thing about Heat unlike OkC , they are forward runners .. even if LeBron plays as a point guard or point forward shall i say, There is no westbrook who can live by PnR and a Mid-range Jump shot ..


Hope we steal a win ..

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 07:22 PM

T-Wolves lose. Let's go Lake Show!

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 10:31 PM

At least the T-Wolves lost. Just gotta move on to the next one.

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 11:15 PM

Well, the only good thing is that no one expected us to beat the Heat in this miracle run we need.

Still indeed looks like a needed miracle though.

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 11:29 PM

Missed a big opportunity with teams losing in front of us.

This upcoming stretch of games is key. It's one that can either put us closer or in a playoff spot. But it could also be one that puts us further back.

Gotta win the gimme games to finish January, Toronto/Utah/Phoenix/New Orleans and gotta win one of the matchups with Chicago, Memphis, or OKC.

I'd prefer we win all of them but not sure that will happen lol.

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Posted January 18, 2013 - 01:00 AM

In this NEW SEASON, we are 2-1. Let's go 2-1 in our next 3 and see where we stand after that.

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Posted January 18, 2013 - 02:10 AM

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Posted January 18, 2013 - 05:59 AM

Dwight is still smiling in his sleep LOL

EDIT: And I just noticed that Pau has a pillow #soft

Edited by Piston Honda, January 18, 2013 - 09:58 AM.


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Posted January 18, 2013 - 06:10 AM

LOL :laughing:

#59 JGuez

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Posted January 18, 2013 - 09:27 AM

Too bad we couldn't get the win last night. Just to say it again in this thread, no one here is relying on the Lakers getting to the playoffs by other teams failing. Those contributing to the thread understand the team just needs to focus on winning games and that's the most important thing, but that doesn't mean the fans shouldn't take note of the teams right ahead of us that we should be rooting against.

Tonight's games of teams in our horizons:

HOU @ IND
GSW @ SAS (More of a stretch really but thought I'd throw it in here)
WAS @ DEN
OKC @ DAL

(Red teams are the ones we want to lose tonight)

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Posted January 18, 2013 - 06:14 PM

Thats 6 losses in a row by the Houston Rockets. Lakers could've made up a ton of ground with that W last night, thats why its so frustrating for me

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