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11/14 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Detroit Pistons


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#1 Guest_Nissan_*

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Posted November 13, 2008 - 04:12 PM

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Los Angeles Lakers vs. Detroit Pistons
Friday, November 14th
Live: 7:30 PM
TV: ESPN HD

The Los Angeles Lakers aren't merely the NBA's last undefeated team, they're the league's most dominant, winning by an average of 18 points each time they've taken the court.

To stay perfect, they'll have to beat the Detroit Pistons - a team they've been far from flawless against in recent years.

Kobe Bryant and the Lakers will get their first look at Allen Iverson in a Pistons uniform Friday night at Staples Center, where they'll try to remain perfect against a Detroit club that's beaten them in seven of their last nine meetings.

Los Angeles seems eager to erase its final image from last season's playoffs, a 39-point blowout loss in Boston in Game 6 of the NBA finals. The Lakers (7-0) have been the ones delivering the lopsided results so far in 2008-09, averaging a league-high 104.7 points and yielding a league-low 86.7.

They've won their last two by just seven points apiece, but both victories came on the road against Western Conference playoff teams. Los Angeles jumped out to a 23-point third-quarter lead Wednesday before hanging on for a 93-86 victory at New Orleans to stay unbeaten.

"If at the end of the season it's like this then it would mean a lot,'' coach Phil Jackson said. "There have been a lot of teams that have gotten off to good starts and it doesn't mean they have a great finish, but this is what we want to do and we're doing the right thing."

The Lakers have been even more impressive at home, winning by an average of 22.3 points. Recently, though, they've struggled regardless of where they've played Detroit. Los Angeles has won just twice in its last nine meetings with the Pistons, losing by an average of 7.7 points.

The key for Detroit has been containing Bryant. The reigning NBA MVP has been held to 20 points or fewer in five of his last eight games versus the Pistons.


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#2 Lakersfan1211

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Posted November 13, 2008 - 05:40 PM

Let's see, i believe no Billups, probably be easy for us, shut AI down.

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Posted November 13, 2008 - 08:08 PM

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Posted November 13, 2008 - 08:21 PM

Hopefully the Warriors can give a good fight vs the Pistons.

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#5 L.A.K.E.R

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Posted November 13, 2008 - 08:27 PM

I have complete faith in our squad! :D

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Posted November 13, 2008 - 08:41 PM

GS is holding down Detroit for now.

Man, that 2 game road trip feels like an eternity, great to be back home for tomorrow.




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Posted November 13, 2008 - 10:34 PM

I think Detroit got a little worse with that trade. Detroit without Billups is weird to me, and it's even more weird to see Iverson and RIP together.

Lakers should win this.
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Posted November 13, 2008 - 10:56 PM

Our bigs will dominate theirs.

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Posted November 13, 2008 - 10:58 PM

Kwame is starting against us tomorrow!!!

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#10 rissa missa

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Posted November 13, 2008 - 11:05 PM

hopefully the Pistons will have tired legs tomorrow after playing the Warriors tonight.


#11 Louizzle

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Posted November 14, 2008 - 12:04 AM

Kwame and A.I. in one game? I'm definitely not missing this ^_^

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Posted November 14, 2008 - 12:58 AM

AI is gonna pass Kwame the ball and its gonna hit him in the back of the head and were gonna get it and dunk it at the other end


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Posted November 14, 2008 - 01:26 AM

LOL guys just focus on the Pistons...nuff of kwame...:lol:




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Posted November 14, 2008 - 02:43 AM

I really believe we will get the W at the end.

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Posted November 14, 2008 - 02:52 AM

The Pistons are playing back-to-back road games. We shoud take advantage of this ! Play defense and execute on the offensive end. The "Bench Mob" must be superior than their bench. Go Lakers !


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Posted November 14, 2008 - 03:23 AM

Is KWA-MAY playing?

If so, I can't miss this.
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Posted November 14, 2008 - 04:44 AM

Is KWA-MAY playing?

If so, I can't miss this.


He is...limited minutes.

I'm thinking of something wild.....Staples Centre roaring "WE WANT KWAMAY! *CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP* WE WANT KWAMAY! *CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP*" :lol:




#18 Kobe^Pau RulZ

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Posted November 14, 2008 - 06:24 AM

Today Kwame will destroy our defense.

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Posted November 14, 2008 - 11:06 AM

excellent a game on tv.. LAKERS!

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Posted November 14, 2008 - 12:16 PM

Kwame is going to get destroyed tonight.




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