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Post#1 GT: Los Angeles Lakers versus Houston Rockets
Tue Jan 8, 2013 7:21 am by Kobe System

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[11] LOS ANGELES LAKERS (15-18)

Starting 5
PG: Steve Nash
SG: Kobe Bryant
SF: Metta World Peace
PF: Antawn Jamison
C: Robert Sacre

VERSUS

[6] HOUSTON ROCKETS (20-14 )

Starting 5

PG: Jeremy Lin
SG: James Harden
SF: Chandler Parson
PF: Marcus Morris
C: Omar Asik

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Date/Time: January 08 - 5:00pm
Venue: Toyota Center - Houston, TX


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Previous Match Ups

11/18/12: Lakers won (119-108)
12/04/12: Rockets won (107-105)
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Game Notes:

If this season hasn't already been trying enough, the Los Angeles Lakers suffered another big blow entering this week.

The slumping Lakers won't have frontcourt players Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill for a difficult two-game road trip that begins Tuesday night against the Houston Rockets, who will seek a season high-tying fifth straight win.

Los Angeles entered this season as one of the favorites for the franchise's third title in five seasons, but the Lakers (15-18) and their new players have never seemed to click. The team got to .500 after a five-game win streak last month but is 1-4 in its last five and is one shy of tying its season-high four-game skid from Dec. 7-13.
Los Angeles' chances of ending that losing streak don't appear promising with its recent injuries.

Howard, a six-time All-Star acquired from Orlando in the offseason, tore the labrum in his right shoulder Friday against the Los Angeles Clippers and re-aggravated it while matching a career high with 26 rebounds in a 112-105 loss to Denver on Sunday. He's expected to sit out a week before being re-evaluated.
Gasol, a four-time All-Star, suffered a concussion when he took an elbow in the face during Sunday's loss, and his backup, Hill, has an injured right hip. Both players are out indefinitely.

The Lakers will likely bring up 7-footer Robert Sacre, the last player taken in this year's draft, from the D-League to start at center. Metta World Peace, who is 6-7, might also be used at that spot.

With that patchwork frontcourt, Los Angeles will have to face the Rockets (20-14) and Southwest Division-leading San Antonio in back-to-back road games. It's unknown if the Lakers will have those players back for a four-game homestand that starts against Oklahoma City on Friday and ends against Miami on Jan. 17.
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I. STILL. BELIEVE.

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Post#2 Re: GT: Los Angeles Lakers versus Houston Roc
Tue Jan 8, 2013 7:31 am by ROballer

Kobe System wrote:Starting 5
PG: Steve Nash
SG: Kobe Bryant
SF: Metta World Peace
PF: Antawn Jamison
C: Robert Sacre





:lol: :( :o :x :oops: :-?

Two guys who comined for 12 mins in the last 8 games are starting this one....how the mighty have fallen
Steve Nash injures his back while carrying bags

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Post#3 Re: GT: Los Angeles Lakers versus Houston Roc
Tue Jan 8, 2013 7:53 am by TARIQ

LOL that lineup looks so bad man so bad

PG: Steve Nash/Morris
SG: Kobe Bryant.Meeks
SF: Metta World Peace/Clark
PF: Antawn Jamison/Clark
C: Robert Sacre
Give Xavier Henry The Max

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PG seems like he could be even better than Kobe... IMO.
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Post#4 Re: GT: Los Angeles Lakers versus Houston Roc
Tue Jan 8, 2013 9:22 am by Optms

ROballer wrote:
Kobe System wrote:Starting 5
PG: Steve Nash
SG: Kobe Bryant
SF: Metta World Peace
PF: Antawn Jamison
C: Robert Sacre





:lol: :( :o :x :oops: :-?

Two guys who comined for 12 mins in the last 8 games are starting this one....how the mighty have fallen


Jamison is a baller, though. He'll be ready. Not sure about Sacre. This may get ugly. :lol:
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Post#5 Re: GT: Los Angeles Lakers versus Houston Roc
Tue Jan 8, 2013 9:42 am by Kobe System

Someone is excited.

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Post#6 Re: GT: Los Angeles Lakers versus Houston Roc
Tue Jan 8, 2013 9:42 am by Kobe System

Optms wrote:
ROballer wrote:
Kobe System wrote:Starting 5
PG: Steve Nash
SG: Kobe Bryant
SF: Metta World Peace
PF: Antawn Jamison
C: Robert Sacre





:lol: :( :o :x :oops: :-?

Two guys who comined for 12 mins in the last 8 games are starting this one....how the mighty have fallen


Jamison is a baller, though. He'll be ready. Not sure about Sacre. This may get ugly. :lol:


All he needs to do is to grab those boards.
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Post#7 Re: GT: Los Angeles Lakers versus Houston Roc
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:10 am by semi-sentient

It would be hilarious if this lineup actually won a few games.
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Post#8 Re: GT: Los Angeles Lakers versus Houston Roc
Tue Jan 8, 2013 11:03 am by ROballer

semi-sentient wrote:It would be hilarious if this lineup actually won a few games.


Hill and Howard will be out at least a week I think....we should be happy if they could return for the Heat game(we get to play 5 times until then)

Gasol might be back for the Okc game

Either way,I expect 2 victories out of those 5 games at the most(Cleveland we should beat,and maybe Milwaukee too)

Anything better than that is a bonus at this point and would be extremely welcomed
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Post#9 Re: GT: Los Angeles Lakers versus Houston Roc
Tue Jan 8, 2013 11:44 am by EnigmaticProblem

I'm looking forward to seeing what Earl Clarck can do, and expected big things from him when he was drafted. He has the tools to be a good pNr defender, as well as a decent rebounder. There's no reason he shouldn't be able to log a few minutes at C, alongside Nash, Kobe, Metta, and Antawn. We could really speed things up. . .

The Rockets really have a deep bench.
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Post#10 Re: GT: Los Angeles Lakers versus Houston Roc
Tue Jan 8, 2013 1:48 pm by anarchy24

They're not expected to win this one, so maybe they'll surpise and actually win? I'm being optimistic here. I want to see what those guys can do. (Clark, Sacre)
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Post#11 Re: GT: Los Angeles Lakers versus Houston Roc
Tue Jan 8, 2013 1:53 pm by LA_Sports

Here is to hoping the entire Rockets team gets the flu for the night.
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Post#12 Re: GT: Los Angeles Lakers versus Houston Roc
Tue Jan 8, 2013 2:07 pm by Dr Aki

sacre's got that rookie blood still in him, he'll fight on every possession
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Post#13 Re: GT: Los Angeles Lakers versus Houston Roc
Tue Jan 8, 2013 2:31 pm by ScHoolBoy B

:-? ......Go Lakers.
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Post#14 Re: GT: Los Angeles Lakers versus Houston Roc
Tue Jan 8, 2013 2:33 pm by ScHoolBoy B

Aki wrote:sacre's got that rookie blood still in him, he'll fight on every possession


But he won't get normal calls. He'll get rookie foul calls which will put him on the bench early.
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Post#15 Re: GT: Los Angeles Lakers versus Houston Roc
Tue Jan 8, 2013 2:50 pm by Michael Lucky

I'm afraid we'll get killed on the boards in this game. Sacre isn't smart enough yet to not commit fouls on Harden when he drives in the lane. We'll literally have to play Artest at C for some stretches...
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Post#16 Re: GT: Los Angeles Lakers versus Houston Roc
Tue Jan 8, 2013 3:06 pm by Dr Aki

Lakers-Texas wrote:
Aki wrote:sacre's got that rookie blood still in him, he'll fight on every possession


But he won't get normal calls. He'll get rookie foul calls which will put him on the bench early.


nah bro

all this means is that sacre gets to have a jeremy lin moment.

i foresee a month of superstar numbers for the rookie. :wink: :wink: :wink:
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Post#17 Re: GT: Los Angeles Lakers versus Houston Roc
Tue Jan 8, 2013 3:19 pm by GeneralNash

Kobe and nash will have to be aggressive on the offensive end. Nash needs 20 a game.

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Post#18 Re: GT: Los Angeles Lakers versus Houston Roc
Tue Jan 8, 2013 3:20 pm by Mirjalovic

Rebounding isnt Sacre strongest strenght for what i watch, but he got smooth hands around the rim, that should be useful enough for Nash.
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But now Kobe is back, and is wasting Young's career.

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Post#19 Re: GT: Los Angeles Lakers versus Houston Roc
Tue Jan 8, 2013 3:30 pm by Ckay

MY BODY IS READY!
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Post#20 Re: GT: Los Angeles Lakers versus Houston Roc
Tue Jan 8, 2013 4:31 pm by jwise44

Michael Lucky wrote:I'm afraid we'll get killed on the boards in this game. Sacre isn't smart enough yet to not commit fouls on Harden when he drives in the lane. We'll literally have to play Artest at C for some stretches...

don't need to worry much, i see mchale playing pat pat at center quite a bit tonight like he did for the first game of our last back to back...artest can play center when pat pat does easy
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