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WCF Game 3: Suns 118 - Lakers 109 (LAL Leads 2-1)


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#781 noknife

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Posted May 24, 2010 - 12:00 AM

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This isn't chess, you don't always win just by being superior. Lakers had a bad game all around other than Kobe and Gasol, and Amare had the best game of his career. They lost by 6 points. With a pretty big disparity in how the game was called. That is why you don't see the players on the Lakers freaking out, they know this series is over. We don't need a week of rest before the Celtics. If you think that we are going to hold the Suns to below 100 in any game, you are dreaming, but we will play better offense in the next game. 8 convincing wins in a row against Western Conference teams with 50 plus wins, you are bound to have a misstep at some point. The sky is not falling.

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Posted May 24, 2010 - 12:13 AM

This isn't chess, you don't always win just by being superior. Lakers had a bad game all around other than Kobe and Gasol, and Amare had the best game of his career. They lost by 6 points. With a pretty big disparity in how the game was called. That is why you don't see the players on the Lakers freaking out, they know this series is over. We don't need a week of rest before the Celtics. If you think that we are going to hold the Suns to below 100 in any game, you are dreaming, but we will play better offense in the next game. 8 convincing wins in a row against Western Conference teams with 50 plus wins, you are bound to have a misstep at some point. The sky is not falling.

Agreed. It definitely hurt letting this game slip away but we just gotta bounce back in game 4. The only thing negative for the suns tonight was frye and their bench didn't give them much which we will definitely need to be cautious about next game, but on the other hand we have a lot of areas where we can improve:
1) We took 32 threes. 32 damn threes. Obviously did not attack their zone very effectively.
2) They took 42 free throws. A lot of people don't realize how important free throws are and how they impact our game. They are not just points. They swing any momentum a team has built and brings it to the team shooting the Ft's
3) Stoudemire had 42 points. unexpected
4) Lopez had 20 points. unexpected
5). We had 17 turnovers compared to their 7 including SIX in the fourth quarter. That cannot happen.
6) Lamar and Andrew were last seen in L.A. Not only hurt us offensively, but defensively had they played better and stayed out of foul trouble, no way Stoudemire and Lopez would have scored that much.
All in all, very disapppointed and pissed we lost but the Lakers know what they have to improve on to win game 4. Now they gotta go out there and make the adjustments and regain control of the series.

Edited by LakersChamps243, May 24, 2010 - 12:14 AM.

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#783 The Black Mamba

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Posted May 24, 2010 - 07:14 AM

Agreed. It definitely hurt letting this game slip away but we just gotta bounce back in game 4. The only thing negative for the suns tonight was frye and their bench didn't give them much which we will definitely need to be cautious about next game, but on the other hand we have a lot of areas where we can improve:
1) We took 32 threes. 32 damn threes. Obviously did not attack their zone very effectively.
2) They took 42 free throws. A lot of people don't realize how important free throws are and how they impact our game. They are not just points. They swing any momentum a team has built and brings it to the team shooting the Ft's
3) Stoudemire had 42 points. unexpected
4) Lopez had 20 points. unexpected
5). We had 17 turnovers compared to their 7 including SIX in the fourth quarter. That cannot happen.
6) Lamar and Andrew were last seen in L.A. Not only hurt us offensively, but defensively had they played better and stayed out of foul trouble, no way Stoudemire and Lopez would have scored that much.
All in all, very disapppointed and pissed we lost but the Lakers know what they have to improve on to win game 4. Now they gotta go out there and make the adjustments and regain control of the series.


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Posted May 24, 2010 - 11:00 AM

Agreed. It definitely hurt letting this game slip away but we just gotta bounce back in game 4. The only thing negative for the suns tonight was frye and their bench didn't give them much which we will definitely need to be cautious about next game, but on the other hand we have a lot of areas where we can improve:
1) We took 32 threes. 32 damn threes. Obviously did not attack their zone very effectively.
2) They took 42 free throws. A lot of people don't realize how important free throws are and how they impact our game. They are not just points. They swing any momentum a team has built and brings it to the team shooting the Ft's
3) Stoudemire had 42 points. unexpected
4) Lopez had 20 points. unexpected
5). We had 17 turnovers compared to their 7 including SIX in the fourth quarter. That cannot happen.
6) Lamar and Andrew were last seen in L.A. Not only hurt us offensively, but defensively had they played better and stayed out of foul trouble, no way Stoudemire and Lopez would have scored that much.
All in all, very disapppointed and pissed we lost but the Lakers know what they have to improve on to win game 4. Now they gotta go out there and make the adjustments and regain control of the series.



Excellent analysis
17 TOs and 42 FTs will kill ya
Even with their "soft" zone we scored 109 points
LO hits 1 more shot
Artest hits 1 more 3
Bynum give us 2 more points
we commit 3 less TOs.......
We probably win
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#785 Simba

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Posted May 24, 2010 - 11:22 AM

I missed the game last night so my analysis is based off the highlights and the box-score. First things first, did that zone defense really throw our game off? From what I saw it just looked like we just missed a lot of easy looks. We shot a total of 32 three pointers and that's just not us. Pau said it best during his press conference, we failed to work the ball inside then out.

The Suns finally decided that that they wouldn't double Kobe as much, and because of that Artest struggled shooting a miserable 4-13 (2-7 from three). He has been great this series but I don't want his shooting woes to start back up. And where the [expletive] was Bynum last night, just two points. It was as if he and Robin Lopez switched roles.

Secondly it's hard to ignore the free throw disparity. 42 attempts vs. 20 attempts, it's like the Thunder series all over again.

I hate Nash, but the dude is a badass. Who the [expletive] decides to put their nose back in place when they break it lol?

All in all I'm not too worried about game 4, we'll make the adjustments to counter that zone. We need to knock down our open shots and stop relying on the three ball so much.

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Posted May 24, 2010 - 12:15 PM

I missed the game last night so my analysis is based off the highlights and the box-score. First things first, did that zone defense really throw our game off? From what I saw it just looked like we just missed a lot of easy looks. We shot a total of 32 three pointers and that's just not us. Pau said it best during his press conference, we failed to work the ball inside then out.

The Suns finally decided that that they wouldn't double Kobe as much, and because of that Artest struggled shooting a miserable 4-13 (2-7 from three). He has been great this series but I don't want his shooting woes to start back up. And where the [expletive] was Bynum last night, just two points. It was as if he and Robin Lopez switched roles.

Secondly it's hard to ignore the free throw disparity. 42 attempts vs. 20 attempts, it's like the Thunder series all over again.

I hate Nash, but the dude is a badass. Who the [expletive] decides to put their nose back in place when they break it lol?

All in all I'm not too worried about game 4, we'll make the adjustments to counter that zone. We need to knock down our open shots and stop relying on the three ball so much.




you got it bout right Dude
It took 42 from Amare
and 42 FTs for them to beat us by 9
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