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#1 LALakersFan4Life

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Posted November 24, 2008 - 04:47 PM

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Their defense is leaking, and the Kings found plenty of holes to exploit, their 53.4% shooting a sign of how poor the Lakers were on defense.

"I'm not happy with this win," Kobe Bryant said. "I felt like we didn't particularly get better tonight. We could have played much more solid defensively."

The Lakers did that in building a 19-point lead at the start of the fourth quarter.

Then they stopped playing defense and the Kings made them play, closing to within four points midway through the fourth.


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Posted November 24, 2008 - 07:59 PM

I wasn't happy with the win either. Granted I'll take the win, but the complacency especially on the defensive end was somewhat worrisome.

Edited by Angela1986, November 24, 2008 - 07:59 PM.


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Posted November 24, 2008 - 08:05 PM

This is actually a great thing, the Lakers did NOT play well on defense this game. Even though they won the game, they need to realize that they can't play defense like this again even on mediocre teams or else they're going to lose again. Kobe's trying to give his teammates the message that they need to play their usually amazing defense regardless what team they're playing.

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Posted November 24, 2008 - 08:28 PM

no one should be happy with that win...

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Posted November 24, 2008 - 08:46 PM

I wasn't too thrilled either. Good thing we got the win though.

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Posted November 24, 2008 - 08:49 PM

i'm happy with the fact that we won. How we won, however, that's a different story...

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Posted November 24, 2008 - 08:52 PM

I wasn't happy with the win either. Granted I'll take the win, but the complacency especially on the defensive end was somewhat worrisome.



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Posted November 24, 2008 - 09:01 PM

Hopefully Kobe keeps em motivated .

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Posted November 24, 2008 - 09:18 PM

I'm glad he's not happy.

You could tell by looking at his facve when he was sitting in the early 4th that it wasn't a specatacular win by his standards (as well as it shouldn't have been).

This is a good thing.

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Posted November 24, 2008 - 09:26 PM

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Posted November 24, 2008 - 09:50 PM

That win was a loss to any of the top tier teams. If you want to win a Championship, you have to depend on your defense down the stretch. Ours let us down. Good thing about it is the Kings didn't have enough firepower to make us pay too dearly. The Pistons and Cavs and Hornets of the world, will.

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Posted November 24, 2008 - 10:13 PM

While a win is a win, whether by a point or by 20, I do think the team should be disappointed. We can't let up. Once we're up by 19 points at home against an inferior team like the Kings, we need to let them know that they have NO chance of coming back. The fact that they brought it back to a 4-point game and we had to get some of the starters back into the game is terrible.

I hope the same doesn't happen tomorrow night against New Jersey. That's a blowout waiting to happen.


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Posted November 24, 2008 - 10:26 PM

Lakers got back to refining the D today....let's hope to see a better D tomorrow.




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Posted November 25, 2008 - 01:51 AM

Lakers got back to refining the D today....let's hope to see a better D tomorrow.



Hope...such a fragile and beautiful thing...

That's a situation where they need to spend equal time watching video and on the court. The fact that they HAVE played well defensively means that it's mental. Execution of the plan requires everyone on the same page. That's something watching tape can cure.

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Posted November 25, 2008 - 02:59 AM

I was pissed even though they won... I felt they didn't deserve it... they are the freaking QUEENS! It should have been a blow-out... like 40-50 points, and I'm not exaggerating...

Who the eff is Bobby Brown, and why he dropped a career high on them... not to mention Bobby Jackson, who has been irrelevant for years...
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Posted November 25, 2008 - 06:32 AM

Hope...such a fragile and beautiful thing...

That's a situation where they need to spend equal time watching video and on the court. The fact that they HAVE played well defensively means that it's mental. Execution of the plan requires everyone on the same page. That's something watching tape can cure.

We can't 'help'....best we can do is 'hope'.

I was pissed even though they won... I felt they didn't deserve it... they are the freaking QUEENS! It should have been a blow-out... like 40-50 points, and I'm not exaggerating...

Who the eff is Bobby Brown, and why he dropped a career high on them... not to mention Bobby Jackson, who has been irrelevant for years...

Kinda...but still I'd take the W, even if it's ugly. Others dun think it's ugly, but for us, we know what we could have achieved better and it didn't show up.

Every game, I want them to hold opp fg% to 40 and below, below 90pts, play D consistently even into garbage time.

When the team CALLS on Kobe and Pau to re-emerge in the 4th quarter late when the lead got decimated, that's WRONG. They can call it the bench meltdown, but no, our bench is more than capable of this.

Just one of those damn games that I'm not gonna watch again.




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Posted November 25, 2008 - 10:11 AM

If the Kings were at full health, the Lakers would've played better.

Its still a habit of good teams to look past hobbled or worse teams as the drubbing of the pistons by the Wolves will attest to.

The key is to use these weaker teams as a tune-up rather than a wind-down kind of game.

The Lakers know this. A couple of years ago this would've been a loss. Luckily the Lakers have the talent and mental wherewithal now to pull them,selves up from a possible loss and turn it into a win nowadays.

The sheer fact that Kobe (and the team) acknowledge that they messed up is a step forward in and of itself.




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