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Are the Lakers peaking too early?

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#21 Smart Alex

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Posted December 01, 2008 - 07:55 PM


I personally don't think we have even peaked yet.

Our defense was consistent to start but has been inconsistent the last several games. We need to clean that up.

Bynum and Pau are finally getting into a groove where both are scoring in double-digits every night. Earlier, either one was in double-figures or the other wasn't. Their chemistry is getting better, but still a ways to go.

Our half-court execution needs to improve. Especially feeding the post.

Kobe's shooting hasn't been great the last several games either.

There are plenty of other things that we're not doing.

The big reason why we're 13-1 is our bench, which I believe is the best in the league. With Ariza, Odom, and Farmar as your main 3 guys off the bench, you can make mistakes and not pay for them. Not even Dallas was as deep as we are.

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#22 LD2k


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Posted December 02, 2008 - 12:41 PM

There is a LOT of room for improvement. That's the thing. People associate winning with peaking - not the case here. Because we MAY not at the level yet to beat Boston.... that's my take.

#23 kingjeezy♕


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Posted December 02, 2008 - 01:45 PM

Did Boston peak too early last year?
Did the 72-10 Bulls peak too early?

Get a grip.

#24 kobynum


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Posted December 20, 2008 - 03:59 PM

i have a grip, it was a question, young man
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