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Post#166 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:24 am by supaflash

That game in Denver will be rough. but 3-1 is doable and necessary.

Houston still has to play a lot of games against the top of the west towards the end of the season which they haven't played real well against and they just changed their PF rotation, which may jack up that spacing they had. Harden and Lin have to play near perfect for them to win, I think they will struggle.

Utah is playing well and is deeper, their schedule is mixed, I don't know what to think of them right now. I was hoping they'd trade Millsap or Al Jeff and screw up their momentum but it didn't happen. I think we can catch them though

Golden State though is going to be in this fight too. 23 losses right now and they have a brutal stretch coming right now. They could easily loose 4 of the next 5.

If there are 3-4 teams all within like 2 games down the last 10 game stretch or so I'm confident that we will be able to pull it out.
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Post#167 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:02 am by briansaddleback

Kobe and Co. needs to see how URGENT this is....


27 games left for lakers Utah and Houston

Currently utah and Houston winning at a .55-.6 clip.

Which means mathematically they will lose 11 out of 27 approx.

Now, we are 3 games back of Houston; 5 games back of Utah.

We need to lose 3 or 5 less than their 11 projected losses.

Which means we need to NOT lose more than SIX GAMES going rest of the way.


Mathematically this is a tough out.
We have a tough schedule (I don't care what others say). We are going to face
Portland
Denver on road
Dallas on road
Atlanta
Okc on road
Chicago
Atlanta on road
Indiana on road
Memphis
Clippers on road
Portland on road
San Antonio
Houston

These are all tough games.
Not even mentioning the fact that all the other teams we have to play like golden state and sacremento and new Orleans et al can be a loss if we don't come out right.



CAN WE DO THIS????



I hope Kobe and or any lakers read this and see the urgency.
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Post#168 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:34 am by Kobe System

briansaddleback wrote:Kobe and Co. needs to see how URGENT this is....


27 games left for lakers Utah and Houston

Currently utah and Houston winning at a .55-.6 clip.

Which means mathematically they will lose 11 out of 27 approx.

Now, we are 3 games back of Houston; 5 games back of Utah.

We need to lose 3 or 5 less than their 11 projected losses.

Which means we need to NOT lose more than SIX GAMES going rest of the way.


Mathematically this is a tough out.
We have a tough schedule (I don't care what others say). We are going to face
Portland
Denver on road
Dallas on road
Atlanta
Okc on road
Chicago
Atlanta on road
Indiana on road
Memphis
Clippers on road
Portland on road
San Antonio
Houston

These are all tough games.
Not even mentioning the fact that all the other teams we have to play like golden state and sacremento and new Orleans et al can be a loss if we don't come out right.



CAN WE DO THIS????



I hope Kobe and or any lakers read this and see the urgency.



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Post#169 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:39 am by AcecardZ

briansaddleback wrote:Kobe and Co. needs to see how URGENT this is....


27 games left for lakers Utah and Houston

Currently utah and Houston winning at a .55-.6 clip.

Which means mathematically they will lose 11 out of 27 approx.

Now, we are 3 games back of Houston; 5 games back of Utah.

We need to lose 3 or 5 less than their 11 projected losses.

Which means we need to NOT lose more than SIX GAMES going rest of the way.


Mathematically this is a tough out.
We have a tough schedule (I don't care what others say). We are going to face
Portland
Denver on road
Dallas on road
Atlanta
Okc on road
Chicago
Atlanta on road
Indiana on road
Memphis
Clippers on road
Portland on road
San Antonio
Houston

These are all tough games.
Not even mentioning the fact that all the other teams we have to play like golden state and sacremento and new Orleans et al can be a loss if we don't come out right.



CAN WE DO THIS????



I hope Kobe and or any lakers read this and see the urgency.


It's good to see somebody's being realistic. We have 13 tough games left and can only afford to lose half of those max and that's assuming we don't lose any of our "easier" remaining games. It's definitely not going to be easy.

My guess is we'll lose 8 or 9 of out remaining games so hopefully we get a little help in the form of Houston or GS fail down the stretch.
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Post#170 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:12 am by AdonisDeMarion

February

22nd vs. Portland
-3 days of rest after a lost to the Suns
24th @ Dallas
-1 days of rest after playing the Hornets on the road
25th @ Denver
-1 day of rest coming off a b2b against the Wizards and Bobcats
28th vs. Minnesota
-1 day of rest after playing the Suns on the road

March

3rd vs. Atlanta
-1 day of rest after playing the Suns, also it will be their 5th game of the trip( Bucks, Pistons, Jazz, Suns and then us followed up by the Nuggets)
5th @ Oklahoma City
- 1 day of rest, they play the Nuggets and Clippers on the road be for this game
6th @ New Orleans
-1 day of rest, they take on the Pistons and Magic at home
8th vs. Toronto
-1 day of rest, they play a b2b Pacers and @Bucks, 1 day of rest then @Golden State, 1 day of rest then @Suns (we're the last of their road trip)
10th vs. Chicago
-1 days of rest, Bulls take on the Nets(H) and Pacers(A) in a b2b, then the Spurs(A) with one day of rest before the Jazz(H)
12th @ Orlando
- 1 day of rest, they play the Heatles(A), Pacers(H) and Sixers(H) with 1 day of rest between these games
13th @ Atlanta
-second nite of a b2b after facing the Heatles on the road( I like that name somewhat) They also play Boston(road) and Brooklyn
15th @ Indiana
-1 day of rest before a b2b, they play the Timberwolves(H)
17th vs. Sacramento
-3 days of rest after play the Bulls(H)
18th @ Phoenix
-b2b for us, could be a trap game for us
-1 day of rest, after playing the Rockets, Hawks and Wizards all on the road( Rockets and Hawks are b2b games)
22nd vs. Washington
-1 day of rest, they play the Bobcats and Suns on the road, we are also the first on a b2b for them, they play the Warrors(A)
25th @ Golden State
-1 day of rest, they play the Wizards(H)
27th @ Minnesota
-second nite of a b2b, they also play the Pistons on th road
28th @ Milwaukee
-second nite of a b2b for us
-second nite of a b2b for the Bucks, they play the Sixer(A)
30th @ Sacramento
-1 day of rest after a b2b with the Warriors and Suns( both road games)

April

2nd vs. Dallas
-2 days of rest after playing the Bulls
5th vs. Memphis
-1 day of rest, second game of a 3 game road, the play the Trail Blazers before us
7th @ LA Clippers
-3 days of rest after they play the Suns(H)
9th vs. New Orleans
-1 day of rest, they play the Wrriors, Jazz and Suns all on the road
10th @ Portland
- 3 days of rest after playing the Mavs @home
12th vs. Golden State
-second nite of a b2b, they play the Thunder(H)
14th vs. San Antonio
-first of a b2b, after 1 day of rest after playing the Kings(H)
17th vs. Houston
-1 day of rest, also this could be our most important game of the year, they play the Suns(A) before facing us


this wont be easy but with a little luck, because we haven't had any all year long we can do this
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Post#171 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:11 am by anarchy24

Just need that 8th spot at least. It's a new season when we get there obviously. I don't fear anyone when we get to the playoffs. First thing first is getting there. Kobe and co. need to do this for Dr Buss.
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Post#172 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:17 am by IamBBAnalysis

The schedule is pretty good. Not "easy" because it isn't easy in the NBA but its workable. I like it because March is the month the Lakers have to make their move and its almost all easier games other than OKC on the road. So we should know by late March where the Lakers stand. Also, if its close going into April the Lakers do have important "control your destiny" kind of games against Houston and the Warriors the last 3 games of the season.
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Post#173 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:00 pm by garcia3

Deron Williams is going to miss tonight's game against Houston........ Oh well, the Nets ain't all that at all
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Post#174 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:43 pm by JohnVancouver

briansaddleback wrote:Kobe and Co. needs to see how URGENT this is....


27 games left for lakers Utah and Houston

Currently utah and Houston winning at a .55-.6 clip.

Which means mathematically they will lose 11 out of 27 approx.

Now, we are 3 games back of Houston; 5 games back of Utah.

We need to lose 3 or 5 less than their 11 projected losses.

Which means we need to NOT lose more than SIX GAMES going rest of the way.


Mathematically this is a tough out.
We have a tough schedule (I don't care what others say).


OK - let's see how it looks:

W- Portland
L - Denver on road
W - Dallas on road
W - Atlanta
L - Okc on road
W - Chicago
W - Atlanta on road
W - Indiana on road
W - Memphis
L - Clippers on road
W - Portland on road
L - San Antonio
W - Houston


That's four and let's assume we lose one we shouldn't, likely MEM or Indy. Makes five.

Doable, and if we can steal one of LAC or OK, even better
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Post#175 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:57 pm by ArC_man

I think we can take the 2nd to last game against San Antonio. Pop likes to rest his vets during the final stretch and we've matched up and played against them very well this whole year despite our problems.
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Post#176 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:04 pm by minifang

Yeah, I'm very optimistic but that's why I'm not too confident about our chances. The last game of the season is going to be a MUST win because I think it may come down to a tiebreaker. =/
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Post#177 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:05 pm by AdonisDeMarion

We can do this, I still believe. I get heated at times but I still believe.
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Post#178 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:19 pm by magic wand time

7.5 weeks left. Pick up 1 game in loss column every 10 days on Houston, Utah and GS. Simple. Finish 6th.
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Post#179 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:26 pm by minifang

That's not as easy as it sounds. Every 10 days is about 4 games. That means we have to go perfect or 3/4 and expect them to go 3/4 or 2/4. Then on subsequent weeks, we have to have a better record than them still to maintain the standing.
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Post#180 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:29 pm by kobe808lak

I just don't see how we get in... they have dropped so many winnable games that they really put themselves in a terrible position.

Even by playing average they should be no worse than .500 at this point but they are still 3 games under because they are simply not a good team. I don't see the teams ahead of the Lakers dropping enough games. Our schedule is pretty tough too.

What makes you guys think that we won't continue losing to bad teams here on out? They have been doing it all year.

Nash is still old, Kobe is slumping with his shot, and Dwight is still questionable health-wise. No big man depth at all. Howard sees any foul trouble and those games are sure losses.

I'm sorry I can't share your optimism. This team has given me enough reasons along the way to have major doubt in their ability to go on a run. (It will take a hell of a run to get in, like 8-9 game W streak or 10-1)
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Post#181 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:42 pm by rand0m

I'm having huge doubts we get in also. We need luck on our side because GSW/Utah/HOU have to underperform and we have to overperform to steal a spot. Barring some ridiculous run to close out the season of course. Something along the lines of 21-6.
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Post#182 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:49 pm by Kobe System

Houston seems to be winning.
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Post#183 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:36 pm by Jajwanda

The good news for L.A. is that outside of OKC and Miami, L.A. can take MWP out of their starting lineup in the playoffs.

Against SA in the first round, L.A. can start their best lineup with Nash-Meeks-Bryant-Clark-Howard
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Post#184 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:39 pm by Kobe System

Jajwanda wrote:The good news for L.A. is that outside of OKC and Miami, L.A. can take MWP out of their starting lineup in the playoffs.

Against SA in the first round, L.A. can start their best lineup with Nash-Meeks-Bryant-Clark-Howard


Or Nash-Bryant-Clark-Pau-Dwight.
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Post#185 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:42 pm by AdonisDeMarion

Kobe System wrote:
Jajwanda wrote:The good news for L.A. is that outside of OKC and Miami, L.A. can take MWP out of their starting lineup in the playoffs.

Against SA in the first round, L.A. can start their best lineup with Nash-Meeks-Bryant-Clark-Howard


Or Nash-Bryant-Clark-Pau-Dwight.



Either would do, the second would be too much size for the Spurs inside
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