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[L] Toronto Raptors @ Los Angeles Lakers - Sunday 11/4/18 6:30pm PST


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#301 Japago

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Posted November 04, 2018 - 09:14 PM

I think it's clear this team has nobody to pick them up when LeBron doesn't have it going. The run the Lakers' young guys went on in garbage time skewed the numbers. This game was over before anybody else really got it going.

 

I expect there to be many more games like this. The Raptors without Kawhi are far from a great team talent-wise.



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Posted November 04, 2018 - 10:19 PM

What a disaster

 

It was a back to back, they were tired

 

[expletive] it, I'm gonna eat a cookie



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Posted November 04, 2018 - 10:20 PM

I mean, if we were going to lose to the Raptors, I at least wanted to see Kawhi sink in all those pull up jumpers



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Posted November 04, 2018 - 11:07 PM

I think it's clear this team has nobody to pick them up when LeBron doesn't have it going. The run the Lakers' young guys went on in garbage time skewed the numbers. This game was over before anybody else really got it going.

I expect there to be many more games like this. The Raptors without Kawhi are far from a great team talent-wise.


Been saying it for a bit. The Lakers do not have a clear cut second guy. LeBron is a pretty consistent player, but over the course of an 82 game season he is going to have games where he plays poorly. To me, the biggest disappointment of the season thus far is how inconsistent the young guys have performed, I was expected them to take steps forward and outside of one big game from Kuzma it has been pretty mediocre.

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Posted November 05, 2018 - 06:23 AM

Despite all our troubles, I think there is room to grow. Looking at the next 9 games:

 

Timberwolves

Kings

Hawks

Trail Blazers

Magic

Heat

Cavs

Jazz

Magic

 

I think we can pick up some good wins. I'd still like to see better effort on defense and something other than ISOs/P&R on offense. Get some boards (aka, stop getting out-rebounded), play with energy and we'll be alright. Anything less, and you can count on more disappointment.

we can go 7-2 or 4-5.. 


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#306 Aykut Purde

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Posted November 05, 2018 - 06:51 AM

7-0 streak coming up just after the break...


Welcome Bron.

 


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Posted November 05, 2018 - 11:30 AM

we can go 7-2 or 4-5..

5 and 4 at worsr

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Posted November 05, 2018 - 02:05 PM

Been saying it for a bit. The Lakers do not have a clear cut second guy. LeBron is a pretty consistent player, but over the course of an 82 game season he is going to have games where he plays poorly. To me, the biggest disappointment of the season thus far is how inconsistent the young guys have performed, I was expected them to take steps forward and outside of one big game from Kuzma it has been pretty mediocre.

I went to the game last night. The issues go far beyond identifying a second option.  We scored 107 points, mostly on predictable plays and ad hoc one on one moves.  Toronto's offense was a thing of beauty to watch.

 

The defense is the real issue.  We cant beat anyone (very often) giving up 120 points.  And the way we gave them up was pathetic.  No one is talking on defense.  There is limited switching going on.  The perimeter guy gets beat usually due to lack of effort, McGee comes to help, Ibaka gets a pass and dunk.  Watched the same play, (non)reaction from the Ls and result several times last night.  Ball was the only one really trying on D.

 

When Lance's shot is not dropping, he looks like a clown.  A bunch of moves all for nothing, combined with matador defense.


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