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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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Post#186 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:48 am by Jajwanda

The Spurs play a big lineup and then a small lineup off the bench. L.A. matches up well with them. L.A.'s numbers this year when the floor is balanced are absurd.

There's a reason L.A. wants to sign a washed up player in Raja Bell. If they can get away him with on defense the floor will be spread and L.A. will do well.
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Post#187 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:00 pm by JohnVancouver

we're 10-4 since Jan. 25 (Utah), in case anyone was wondering
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Post#188 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:28 pm by dlakers82

we are now 3 games back (Houston Lost, THANKS WASHINGTONS) and with a win tomorrow (hopefully) we will be 2.5 games back...WOOT

Plus Clippers face utah...Clipper nation please help your neighbors...
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Post#189 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:28 pm by StarneyBinston

Wizards beat Houston! :rockon:
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Post#190 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:47 pm by wafer88

Thank god for the Wizards....now we need to take care of business tommorow
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Post#191 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:10 pm by Kobe System

Call me a bandwagon fan. I rooted for Washington, now I am a Clippers supporter! Go Clippers! :lol:
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Post#192 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:11 pm by Kobe System

wafer88 wrote:Thank god for the Wizards....now we need to take care of business tommorow


This. If we lose tomorrow, this Washington win would mean nothing.
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Post#193 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:16 pm by Optms

But we'll win tomorrow so its okay.
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Post#194 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:19 pm by StarneyBinston

And it's still better than if Houston had won.
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Post#195 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:24 am by AcecardZ

I'm so annoyed the Denver game is a back to back. It's an extremely difficult game for us to win in the first place but on a back to back and in Denver it's nearly impossible. Ty Lawson will just run us out of the damn gym.


The reason I'm less than optimistic about our chances to make the playoffs is our team has two huge problems:

1) Front court depth is very thin. Dwight's shoulder could give out at any time and if that happens it's over.

2) An even bigger problem is our inability to defend speedy young point guards. We just get killed by guys like CP3, Lawson, Parker (not so young I know), Westbrook, Lin, Lillard etc. That's just not the type of hole a team can have if they want to compete for a championship.

Yes we can still make the playoffs but unless we find a way to defend opposing PG's better we're not going to make much noise once we get there.
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Post#196 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:11 am by AdonisDeMarion

AcecardZ wrote:I'm so annoyed the Denver game is a back to back. It's an extremely difficult game for us to win in the first place but on a back to back and in Denver it's nearly impossible. Ty Lawson will just run us out of the damn gym.


The reason I'm less than optimistic about our chances to make the playoffs is our team has two huge problems:

1) Front court depth is very thin. Dwight's shoulder could give out at any time and if that happens it's over.

2) An even bigger problem is our inability to defend speedy young point guards. We just get killed by guys like CP3, Lawson, Parker (not so young I know), Westbrook, Lin, Lillard etc. That's just not the type of hole a team can have if they want to compete for a championship.

Yes we can still make the playoffs but unless we find a way to defend opposing PG's better we're not going to make much noise once we get there.



This is why I wanted West to play for us, he's cheap and crazy so its all good because you have to be a lil crazry to play in LA
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Post#197 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:45 am by BattleTested

Really, we just need to be a game back of Houston by the last game of the season. If we beat them we tie them in the season series. Therefore the tiebreaker is in conference win percentage which we hold 2 game advantage on right now.

These next two game are really important. I think if we can find some way to beat Dallas, then get a win in Denver on a back to back to climb back to .500 we'll be in a good position to make the playoffs.
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Post#198 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:01 am by AcecardZ

AdonisDeMarion wrote:
AcecardZ wrote:I'm so annoyed the Denver game is a back to back. It's an extremely difficult game for us to win in the first place but on a back to back and in Denver it's nearly impossible. Ty Lawson will just run us out of the damn gym.


The reason I'm less than optimistic about our chances to make the playoffs is our team has two huge problems:

1) Front court depth is very thin. Dwight's shoulder could give out at any time and if that happens it's over.

2) An even bigger problem is our inability to defend speedy young point guards. We just get killed by guys like CP3, Lawson, Parker (not so young I know), Westbrook, Lin, Lillard etc. That's just not the type of hole a team can have if they want to compete for a championship.

Yes we can still make the playoffs but unless we find a way to defend opposing PG's better we're not going to make much noise once we get there.



This is why I wanted West to play for us, he's cheap and crazy so its all good because you have to be a lil crazry to play in LA


Ya as crazy as it sounds DeLonte probably could help us defensively. He's bigger and more athletic than Nash and as big as Blake and definitely a better defender. Blake can't guard his own shadow.
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Post#199 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:23 am by briansaddleback

I think Steve Blake has been holding his own defensively (in respect to the rest of the bench) and he has bee playing more aggressively and smarter this season than seasons past.

I actually like blake a lot coming off the bench and sometimes I like him in place of Nash.

I do believe Blake doesn't get enough credit around here.


So glad that Utah and Houston lost today it is another inch towards success for us but will be all for naught if we get lax. We have to beat dallas tomorrow.

It is the only existence to the minds of lakers now. They should focus and meditate solely on beating Dallas tomorrow and that is it. Just beat Dallas.
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Post#200 Re: PLAYOFFS WATCH (Road to 8th seed)
Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:06 am by JohnVancouver

I'v ebeen impressed by Blake, too. Neither he nor Ridnour get the respect they deserve, both very capable PGs
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