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#21 5thDroog

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Posted January 27, 2013 - 07:43 PM

i love kobe being the facilitator of our offense. It's just right, Nash is too unselfish and he doesn't attract defense as much as Kobe do. Let him play as Derek Fisher.

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Posted January 27, 2013 - 07:45 PM

notice when the scrub morris is not playing, we have a better chance? now to make duhon limit his mins with blake coming in

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Posted January 27, 2013 - 08:26 PM

I hope Blake fixed that weird hitch in his shot

Edited by Phil Jackson, January 27, 2013 - 08:26 PM.


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Posted January 27, 2013 - 09:30 PM

The negativity of this board is pathetic--at least the irrelevant complaints. Sure, they dug themselves a whole but that honestly does not matter right now; you can't change it. What's important is maintaining this consistent style of play all the while Dwight and Pau find their mojos.
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Posted January 27, 2013 - 09:54 PM

They didn't "find" an identity. They just got the same identity at the same time. It's been sitting there, staring them in the face the entire time.

Great players find a way to win. Glad great players finally playing "great".

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Posted January 27, 2013 - 10:09 PM

I've gone from "disaster" to "cautiously optimistic".

We'll see how this next stretch goes. If this is the new normal, we may have a shot at the playoffs.

Edited by hotpocket, January 27, 2013 - 10:10 PM.


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Posted January 27, 2013 - 10:40 PM

Of those 43 we've only played 17 with our entire starting lineup players in tact. Every other game has been without one or the others.

Took the Heat the same amount of time to find the offense that worked best to run.

The Lakers seem to have hit that point. Like Kobe said, players are starting to settle into their roles finally and knowing what they're doing. Roles have been defined. That's the 'difference'. We've found a consistency. It took our unit 17 games to figure that out, but we only had 17 out of 43 with them. If THIS is how we're gonna. Play the rest of the season this way then the future is very bright. Again AS LONG as we stay healthy.

I agree. The last two games have been a perfect blueprint of how this team needs to play going forward...I absolutely love the way Kobe has been getting his teamates involved the last two games...14 assists in back to back games, is just amazing. and has proven to be very effective......We are not to far out of the playoff hunt, so if we can keep this going, then we should be able to get in,,, And once we are in, it's a whole new season....

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Posted January 27, 2013 - 11:22 PM

just get to .500

that is step 1


we were there after 10 games...
we were there after 30 games

lets get back there by 50

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Posted January 28, 2013 - 10:05 AM

they found the foundation, lets build on it


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Posted January 28, 2013 - 03:43 PM

2 games does not wipe out 40+ games of really bad ball. Nor rid them of a bad coach. Nor improve the quality of the bench.

But it's better than a poke in the eye. So let's enjoy it while it lasts, maybe it will actually turn into something meaningful over time.

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Posted January 28, 2013 - 04:09 PM

notice when the scrub morris is not playing, we have a better chance? now to make duhon limit his mins with blake coming in


That's stupid

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Posted January 28, 2013 - 04:55 PM

always believe in this team. always believed, keep on rolling!

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Posted January 28, 2013 - 07:16 PM

All of you are assuming that a 2 game "streak" is just that--a streak, as opposed to a fluke aberation. Utah at home was no big deal, as they are barely a playoff team, and the Lakers have a strong record, at least .500 at home. OKC looked super flat with Westbrook at one point 2 for 16 shooting. That happens like once a year.

They Lakers start a long road trip this week, and have not played well on the road, I think less than 1 one 3 games are wins on the road. I think it remains to be seen whether the Lakers turned a switch or whether they will fall back into old habits. If they can break .500 on the road, I will be a believer.

Bear in mind that the West is really tough this year and I think one will have to win 45 games to make the playoffs. With an 82 game season that is 7 games over .500. Tough assignment considering the hole they are in now.

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Posted January 28, 2013 - 07:27 PM

All of you are assuming that a 2 game "streak" is just that--a streak, as opposed to a fluke aberation. Utah at home was no big deal, as they are barely a playoff team, and the Lakers have a strong record, at least .500 at home. OKC looked super flat with Westbrook at one point 2 for 16 shooting. That happens like once a year.


Typical negative response. It was all OKC, nothing the Lakers did. So basically with you it's Lakers lose to OKC, they suck and OKC is just that much better or Lakers win and its all because OKC was flat.

They Lakers start a long road trip this week, and have not played well on the road, I think less than 1 one 3 games are wins on the road. I think it remains to be seen whether the Lakers turned a switch or whether they will fall back into old habits. If they can break .500 on the road, I will be a believer.


Only thing I agree with you on. Road trip will be key but unlike past Grammy road trips, it's not as tough as usual. Its doable


Bear in mind that the West is really tough this year and I think one will have to win 45 games to make the playoffs. With an 82 game season that is 7 games over .500. Tough assignment considering the hole they are in now.


West isn't "really tough" this year. Not sure where you got that from. The 8th seed is on pace for about 42 wins last I heard and if that holds to be true, it will be the lowest amount of wins for a Western Conference 8th seed since 2006-2007.

Look, the fact is the Lakers are playing well the last two games, that's why people are optimistic.

You can downplay it however you want because its obvious you've given up on this team completely and that is fine. But if you knew what you were actually talking about, you'd know that they are playing a different style of ball and just beat a Utah team that is the 7th seed and had given us issues twice this year in losses and we beat the team that had the best record in the NBA yesterday regardless of the reasons you believe that happened.

They have work to do, no one is crowning them champions, but as far as the last two games are concerned, they looked like they have turned a corner. Over the next few games, we'll see if it was luck or if they found a recipe for success.

EDIT: Oh and by the way about Westbrook's bad shooting night "happens like once a year", he shot 27% last night and has had 7 other games this season where he shot in the 20% range and 10 games where he shot in the 30% range. You act like he's efficient or something, but he's shooting 41%, 26th in the league out of all point guards.

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Posted January 29, 2013 - 09:31 AM

All good points, Mr. Mamba.

As for OKC, my observations were that OKC looked flat and that it was a road game for OKC and a home game for the Lakers.

As to the first point, I don't believe there is anyone in the West that can beat OKC team in a 7 game series, certainly not the Lakers. OKC is really playing good basketball now, and seem to have all the pieces.

As to the second point, Playoffs are made, and Championships won by winning on the road. The Lakers are 5-15 on the road.

The Lakers record is 19-25. There are 82 games, leaving 38 left. To get to 42 wins they will have to go 23-15, a .666 percentage. Not impossible, but a really tall order. I wouldn't plan the parade quite yet.

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Posted January 29, 2013 - 09:48 AM

Uh 2-16 is a normal night for Chuckbrook, especially with Kobe Bryant locking him down...

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Posted January 29, 2013 - 09:52 AM

I find it funny how theres people who think Westbrick is better than Kobe
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Posted January 29, 2013 - 09:59 AM

I find it funny how theres people who think Westbrick is better than Kobe


Who the [expletive] thinks that?

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Posted January 29, 2013 - 10:24 AM

I find it funny how theres people who think Westbrick is better than Kobe

lol...not even OKC fans think that




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