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#21 fido

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 08:24 PM

Good thing the coach the Lakers hired only has that game plan.



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Posted April 07, 2013 - 08:30 PM

The Clippers are a far better team than the Lakers in almost every aspect of the game.

 

Defense--Who the heck plays defense on the Lakers?  Answer:  No one.  I watched Blake and Kobe get totally burned by Chris Paul and Griffin.  The Clips have Chris Paul who leads the NBA in steals this year.  There is 5 points, easy.

 

Rebounds--The Lakers with Gasol and Howard got out-rebounded, which I find astounding.  There is another 4 points. 

 

Pick and Roll--Lakers don't run it and cannot defend against it.  Never did.  There is another 5 points

 

Bench--Clippers' GM made some great acquisitions this year from no-name has beens who have really shined, like Odom and Blake.  Mitch Kupchak didn't.  There is another 5 points. 

 

High Post--Not run very often by NBA teams, but Griffin likes it and can pass.  He caught Gasol and Howard asleep a couple of times. 

 

I did not understand the Nash acquisition.  What the Lakers needed was an above average point guard who could play defense.  They got a former past tense point guard whose defense skills expired a couple of years ago.  Add a defensive point guard to the mix and the Lakers suddenly become a contender.  Nash and Meeks ain't cutting it. 

 

This game should have been a blow out, and was closer than than I thought it would be. 

 

Lakers have to win games to get in the Playoffs now, and I think they will be the 8 seed, but Houston and San Antonio over the next two weeks may make me wrong. 



#23 fido

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 08:33 PM

And playing at Portland (which is always tough no matter how either team is doing) and Golden State who can run the Lakers into the ground right now.



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Posted April 07, 2013 - 08:45 PM

Portland is struggling, and we've beaten the Warriors twice.

I expect them to bring a better effort than they did against the Jazz. If they don't we'll beat them again.

Same can be said of us if we bring the effort we brought against the Clippers.

Meh.. The effort "some" brought against the Clippers.

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 08:48 PM

Doesn't matter if Portland is struggling.  The Rose Garden is in the Lakers' heads no matter what the squad. That is a highly improbable win at this point.



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Posted April 07, 2013 - 08:49 PM

Portland is struggling

Probably doesn't matter. You know they'll more than likely play the game of their lives against us (as they always do in Portland) even if they're missing some key players.


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Posted April 07, 2013 - 09:00 PM

Doesn't matter if Portland is struggling. The Rose Garden is in the Lakers' heads no matter what the squad. That is a highly improbable win at this point.


So was Charlotte.

Correct me if I'm wrong but have we beaten Portland in Portland this year?

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 09:12 PM

Nope, they lost in Portland, 106-116.



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Posted April 07, 2013 - 09:23 PM

Nope, they lost in Portland, 106-116.


That was the 2nd game of the season under Mike Brown right? The one Nash got hurt in?

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 09:26 PM

Portland may be struggling, but now they have nothing to lose. They've been eliminated from playoff contention.



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Posted April 07, 2013 - 09:30 PM

You have no idea what I'm gonna say and you prove it through your arrogance of not even getting the quote right.

I've always said to play Clark at the 3 and Metta at the 4 especially when I was advocating Gasol coming off the bench at 5.

That has nothing to do with what I said. You completely dodged it. I said why play Meeks so much if you have a guy in earl Clark that contributes more and can play the on the wing alongside Blake. Oh yeah and btw Steve Blake is playing the 2 and Kobe is playing the 1 on offense.

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 09:40 PM

That has nothing to do with what I said. You completely dodged it. I said why play Meeks so much if you have a guy in earl Clark that contributes more and can play the on the wing alongside Blake. Oh yeah and btw Steve Blake is playing the 2 and Kobe is playing the 1 on offense.


Earl should undoubtedly get more minutes than Meeks, I agree on that.

And Blake is the only other guy reliable enough to be the 2 when Kobe is in facilitate mode...

Which boggles my mind because Meeks was brought here to do that..but Blake is outdoing him at it..

But yes Clark should play more than Meeks, the only other reason I could see why we'd ever run Meeks Blake and Kobe for extended minutes is if we were using Kobe to attack from inside to setup Meeks and Blake on the perimeter.

That's the only reason really I could see.

And if Meeks and Clark are both in it would probably be for the same reasons.

We can't utilize Kobe as a spot up 3 point shooter and when he's the "1" his job is to set up the perimeter guys.

The problem is Meeks can't hit the broad side of the barn right now.

Clark should get more playtime for sure, but you don't want to isolate Clark to only "floor stretching" either.

Our lineups are so "role" fragile that not having one player or two can screw things up gigantically.

So hopefully Metta or Nash returns soon, if for nothing else but to give more options or give Kobe some rest.

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 09:45 PM

Team needs a coach.  They don't have one.



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Posted April 07, 2013 - 09:46 PM

I know you'll look for excuses, and yes I believe it was.

 

The Lakers struggle mightily in Portland, not gonna be different this time around, guaranteed.



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Posted April 07, 2013 - 09:51 PM

I know you'll look for excuses, and yes I believe it was.

The Lakers struggle mightily in Portland, not gonna be different this time around, guaranteed.


We'll see won't we.

But if we lose on the 9th, it won't matter what we do in Portland.

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Posted April 08, 2013 - 05:49 AM

rebounds did we forget how to do it

 

Lakers dont know how to play defense vs guards in PnR. They better off switching everything & live with deep jumpers & or mismatches that come from the swithces. Allowing Cp3 to do whatever the hell he wants & then get enough confidence for his jumper to start going also is always gonna be a recipe for a loss. its so embarassing the cant compete with Clips


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Posted April 08, 2013 - 06:38 AM

Getting Nash this season was a HUGE mistake.... Unless he comes into the Playoffs and helps carry the load that would change my opinion

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Posted April 08, 2013 - 09:49 AM

MD needs to go.....and I really wouldn't mind if Nash went too.



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Posted April 08, 2013 - 10:00 AM

I honestly watched the game and it looked like A0 The Lakers were tight

B) the Lakers looked tired.

 

They were not as quick to the ball.

 

 

Not the same reaction time.

 

 

i can't say that Blake or Meeks or Dwight Howard or AnTawn jamison has no Heart. I can't say that Earl Clark has no Heart.

 

If you mean that they didn't bring the EMOTION that the Clippers brought, i think that's true.

 

My one true fear before the game was the Clippers had the same type of feelings about us that OKC has.

 

The Clippers use us to validate themselves, and The Heat were like that for years.

 

I thought Kobe used game against the Spurs that way for years, so now LeBron and Chris Paul and Westbrook use games against us in that manner.

 

 

It is what it is.



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Posted April 08, 2013 - 11:39 AM

I know you'll look for excuses, and yes I believe it was.

The Lakers struggle mightily in Portland, not gonna be different this time around. guaranteed.

That's pretty bold

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