Jump to content




Photo

Lakers vs. Rockets - biggest game of the season


  • Please log in to reply
34 replies to this topic

#1 epicwolf

epicwolf

    #1 Clipper hater

  • 3,144 posts
  • Joined: Jun 15, 2009
  • Location:Somewhere in Orange County.
  • Fan Since:1985
  • Fav. Laker:Magic Johnson, Kobe Mamba

Posted April 16, 2013 - 09:16 AM

Thanks to Phoenix, the Lakers are able to get the number 7 seed and play against the Spurs instead of the Thunder if they win tomorrow against the Rockets.  So here is how it works.  If Lakers win and Utah win, the rockets will be out of the playoffs. If Lakers lose and Utah lose, the lakers will be the number 8 seed. If Lakers lose and Utah win, lakers out. Got that?  Playoff is here tomorrow for the Lakers. just like March madness.


MDA is an offensive genius. I hope he sticks to his guns and keeps doing what he does best: Run and Gun. That's the only way to coach.


#2 Scooter123

Scooter123

    Rookie

  • 297 posts
  • Joined: Jan 09, 2013
  • Fan Since:1966
  • Fav. Laker:Jerry West

Posted April 16, 2013 - 09:30 AM

My prediction is the Number 8 Seed.  Memphis is tough this year, especially at home.  Utah will lose that one. 

 

I don't see the Lakers have much to counter James Hardin, but the Rockets have been a bit shakey the last month, winning 5 out of 8, but  the Rockets are a pretty good road team.  That game could go either way.  Slim Advantage Rockets. 



#3 West Coast

West Coast

    LN Senior Editor

  • 21,384 posts
  • Joined: Jul 31, 2008
  • Location:California
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted April 16, 2013 - 09:32 AM

Thanks to Phoenix, the Lakers are able to get the number 7 seed and play against the Spurs instead of the Thunder if they win tomorrow against the Rockets.  So here is how it works.  If Lakers win and Utah win, the rockets will be out of the playoffs. If Lakers lose and Utah lose, the lakers will be the number 8 seed. If Lakers lose and Utah win, lakers out. Got that?  Playoff is here tomorrow for the Lakers. just like March madness.

 

Actually:

 

If Lakers win, Utah is out regardless.  Utah is two games behind Houston, so they can't catch them.  If Lakers win, they are the 7th seed and the Rockets are the 8th seed. 



#4 Drazard

Drazard

    The Death Bringer

  • 1,753 posts
  • Joined: Feb 08, 2012
  • Location:Philippines
  • Name:Drazard
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted April 16, 2013 - 09:36 AM

I would rather face the spurs than the OKC we must beat the houston for the 7th seed.


33bkfif.jpg


#5 Saber

Saber

    O.G.

  • 13,306 posts
  • Joined: Nov 10, 2008
  • Location:Varna, Bulgaria
  • Name:Ivan
  • Fan Since:year 2000
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted April 16, 2013 - 09:37 AM

It should be epic ! Go Lakers !



Check me out on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/str8ridah

 

Message From Pac


#6 West Coast

West Coast

    LN Senior Editor

  • 21,384 posts
  • Joined: Jul 31, 2008
  • Location:California
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted April 16, 2013 - 09:40 AM

With just two nights left of basketball before the playoff seedings are set, we laid out several scenarios that are yet to be determined for those eager to tune into the action. The two games on Tuesday (TOR at ATL and POR at LAC) can not affect L.A.'s seeding.
 
Here's a look at what's still in play during the final day of the regular season on Wednesday:
 
(1.) If Utah loses at Memphis, the Lakers would be locked into at least the No. 8 seed, even with a loss to Houston.
 
(2.) If the Lakers defeat Houston, they would pass the Rockets and move into the No. 7 seed.
 
(3.) If both the Lakers and Jazz win, the Lakers would be the No. 7 seed, the Rockets No. 8 and Utah out.
 
(4.) If Golden State wins at Portland, they are the No. 6 seed, which the Lakers cannot reach even if the Warriors lose (GSW are two up in the loss column with one to play).
 
(5.) If Golden State loses at Portland and Houston beats the Lakers, Houston is the No. 6 seed (they have the tiebreaker over GSW).
 
At the top of the standings, Oklahoma City clinched the No. 1 seed, and San Antonio the No. 2 on Monday night. The Lakers, Rockets and Jazz could face the Thunder, while the Lakers, Warriors or Rockets could face the Spurs. If Utah gets in, it will definitely be to face OKC.
 
Meanwhile, Denver has secured at least the No. 3 or No. 4 seed, and can lock up the No. 3 spot by beating Phoenix at home on Wednesday. The Clippers could get the No. 3 seed with a Denver loss and two wins (vs. Portland, at Sacramento), and would get at worst the No. 4 seed with a Denver win or at least one loss. Memphis is locked into the No. 5 seed, but can get home court over the Clippers with a win over Utah and at least one Clippers loss. Memphis can not catch Denver, however, since the Nuggets own the tiebreaker between the two and are a game up with one to play.

 



#7 LakersGAFan

LakersGAFan

    The Don, Cappo & Consigliere'

  • 11,434 posts
  • Joined: Mar 17, 2009
  • Location:Tha ATL
  • Name:LT
  • Fan Since:When Magic crossed over the entire Warriors team in like 88. Chis Gatling looked like he was gonna cry.
  • Fav. Laker:KB

Posted April 16, 2013 - 09:40 AM

Its like a NFL Wild Card game.

1 game. Win or go home.

 

And we can grab the 7 seed and play SA


KBdive_zpsa0338da3.jpg


#8 alec613

alec613

    Off The Bench

  • 1,439 posts
  • Joined: May 22, 2012
  • Location:Vancouver Canada
  • Fan Since:Can't remember
  • Fav. Laker:Adam Morrison

Posted April 16, 2013 - 09:47 AM

Harden had a godawful game, and he'll try to bounce back in this game.
We've no way of stopping their backcourt , but the same goes for the Rockets as well, as they have no way of stopping our frontcourt.

 

Been a while since I can finally call the Lakers a legit "two tower" team.


Edited by alec613, April 16, 2013 - 09:51 AM.

TEAM TANK

TEAMtANK.png


#9 bigfetz

bigfetz

    Laker Fan

  • 16,698 posts
  • Joined: Dec 20, 2011
  • Fan Since:2005

Posted April 16, 2013 - 10:03 AM

We're better than Houston. They will have no answer for Dwight.

#10 Monkey

Monkey

    Resident Monkey

  • 3,248 posts
  • Joined: Jul 24, 2008
  • Location:People are invading my treehouse!

Posted April 16, 2013 - 10:12 AM

Let's see if Memphis rests their players. They don't need to play as hard.

Houston needs a win to avoid OKC. They will be playing hard.

#11 magicbalala245

magicbalala245

    Call Me Mr. Clutch or Mr. Automatic

  • 3,456 posts
  • Joined: Jul 24, 2008
  • Location:San Gabriel, California
  • Fan Since:I was born in '91
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe, Magic, Lamar

Posted April 16, 2013 - 10:16 AM

Let's see if Memphis rests their players. They don't need to play as hard.

Houston needs a win to avoid OKC. They will be playing hard.

 

If Clippers lose one of their back to backs Memphis gets home-court against Clippers long as they beat Utah tomorrow you best believe Memphis has something to play for


Posted Image

#12 bigvee

bigvee

    Hall Of Fame

  • 8,687 posts
  • Joined: Jul 05, 2009
  • Location:LA
  • Fav. Laker:Samaki Walker

Posted April 16, 2013 - 10:26 AM

I like Houston against OKC. Harden dropped 40 on them this year right? He'll wanna get revenge on his old team. If the NBA is rigging like most say, that would be a hell of a series.

#13 Nak

Nak

    2014 When wishes come true

  • 3,732 posts
  • Joined: Sep 13, 2008
  • Location:Huelva (Spain)
  • Name:Ignacio
  • Fan Since:1998
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted April 16, 2013 - 10:29 AM

Dwight Howard, this is the ultimate challenge for you as a Laker. 



Arguably the greatest franchise ever


#14 LakersGAFan

LakersGAFan

    The Don, Cappo & Consigliere'

  • 11,434 posts
  • Joined: Mar 17, 2009
  • Location:Tha ATL
  • Name:LT
  • Fan Since:When Magic crossed over the entire Warriors team in like 88. Chis Gatling looked like he was gonna cry.
  • Fav. Laker:KB

Posted April 16, 2013 - 10:36 AM

I think the Lakers and Jazz lose and all stays as it is.


KBdive_zpsa0338da3.jpg


#15 Jackson

Jackson

    All-Star

  • 5,706 posts
  • Joined: Dec 10, 2011
  • Location:Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant/Kareem/Sasha(LOL)

Posted April 16, 2013 - 10:49 AM

Ahh I wish we had Kobe for all this... Sigh.



#16 KobeBeef24

KobeBeef24

    O' Canada!

  • 1,250 posts
  • Joined: Jun 04, 2009
  • Location:Toronto, ON
  • Fan Since:2007
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe, MWP, Swaggy P, LO, Pau

Posted April 16, 2013 - 11:09 AM

Im tired of facing OKC, really hoping we beat Houston and face the Spurs.



#17 Lakersfan1211

Lakersfan1211

    Legend

  • 17,734 posts
  • Joined: Sep 16, 2008
  • Location:California
  • Name:Andy
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted April 16, 2013 - 11:09 AM

* @SteveNash will NOT play tomorrow vs. Houston. LAL are "hopeful" he's available in the next several days (should they advance).



#18 bigfetz

bigfetz

    Laker Fan

  • 16,698 posts
  • Joined: Dec 20, 2011
  • Fan Since:2005

Posted April 16, 2013 - 11:56 AM

Let's see if Memphis rests their players. They don't need to play as hard.

Houston needs a win to avoid OKC. They will be playing hard.

Memphis isnt resting. They could get home court if they win and clippers lose just one of there next 2. 



#19 Majesty

Majesty

    Grats on making the Raiderettes cuzzo!!

  • 37,026 posts
  • Joined: Dec 11, 2011
  • Name:Jay
  • Fan Since:1987
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe present, Magic past

Posted April 16, 2013 - 12:27 PM

@LakersReporter
Houston's only true big to defend Howard/Gasol 1 on 1 is Asik. If LAL can get him in early foul trouble, Rockets are very thin up front.
Even with Asik in on Howard, Houston has to use G.Smith or rookie Jones to defend Gasol. LAL can run offense through Pau all night.

Is Wayne Brady gonna have to Djokovic? - Robert Flores 


#20 MAMBA24ILL

MAMBA24ILL

    Pray for the bear.

  • 9,445 posts
  • Joined: Mar 04, 2009
  • Location:Austin, TX
  • Fan Since:80's
  • Fav. Laker:MAMBA, MAGIC, NICK VAN EXEL

Posted April 16, 2013 - 12:36 PM

LOL, the spurs bowl. 


veqdeg.jpg





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users