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No Love November (Love will not save us... but AK-47 will)

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Post#1 No Love November (Love will not save us... bu
Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:46 am by Tirion

Damn, I'm telling ya Love better hit the ground running and thank the guys who are carrying his load right now.

Meanwhile, upcoming schedule:

10 @ Chicago – Barea, Roy out? Thankfully Chicago offense is not that good, in fact they play a lot like the Pacers. PEK should go off on Noah, who's too light and french to provide much resistance. And Boozer is a horrible defender, so more meat for Lion? AK can handle Deng and that should be a hard earned win. (W)

12 @ Dallas – I hear Dirk is out additional month? They are solid though and looked good early in the season. Roy and/or Barea may be back for this one. This is a toss-up imo, but the win would be huge for playoff positioning. **** it. (W)

14 vs Charlotte – Are you kidding me? (W)

16 vs Golden State - They can get hot at any given night, but otherwise? Wolves better. (W)

21 vs Denver – Too much talent. (L)

23 @ Portland – Roy kills them. (W)

24 @ Golden State – This is that game were they probably get stupid hot from three and it's a tail end of a b-2-b. (L)

27 @ Sacramento – Will they fire their coach by then? If not it's a win. (W)

28 @ L.A. Clippers – Clippers are deep and good. Again too much talent, plus it's a 2nd of a b-2-b and the last game of a long road trip. (L)

30 vs Milwuakee – Should bounce back at home. (W)

What do you think?
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Post#2 Re: No Love November (Love will not save us..
Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:15 am by southern wolf

Love AND Rubio better thank the others carrying their load.

It's a fairly easy run but there could be a few surprise losses in there. I think we'll go about 5-5.
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Post#3 Re: No Love November (Love will not save us..
Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:07 am by Tirion

I watched some of Dallas-NY game to scout them and feel better about my prediction already.

1) Not only they have no Dirk, Marion is out this week too.
2) Because of that their D is suspect. Knicks got a lot of easy point of backdoor cuts (good news for AK) and generally were able to generate good looks without much pressure.
3) To piggyback on previous point, Mayo and Collinson are below average defenders individually and Crowder while being above average is a rookie and prone to mistakes.
4) A lot of turnovers. Collinson and Mayo are new to the team and it shows. Mayo is also just not a smart player in general.
5) Their offense is better than their defense, but not by that much. They have no post presence other than Kaman, Mayo was carrying them by being hot from three, but that is not sustainable.
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Post#4 Re: No Love November (Love will not save us..
Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:05 am by Foye

I would most definitely predict a loss today. Chicago without Rose is still a tough team to beat at home and we're on the 2nd night of a b2b.
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Post#5 Re: No Love November (Love will not save us..
Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:13 am by funfactor

My mind tells me that tonight it's gonna be tough and finally we are going to lose, but i can't avoid having the feeling that we are going to win again. Maybe im going nuts!!
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Post#6 Re: No Love November (Love will not save us..
Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:54 pm by NikolaPekovic

Foye wrote:I would most definitely predict a loss today. Chicago without Rose is still a tough team to beat at home and we're on the 2nd night of a b2b.

thats what ppl said about us playing the nets. :D
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Post#7 Re: No Love November (Love will not save us..
Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:24 pm by younggunsmn

I would say 5-5 and not be terribly disappointed with that. Chicago and Dallas are very well coached, veteran teams. Don't underestimate them. I also wouldn't be surprised if Love is back by thanksgiving.

The Clippers are the one team that has really impressed me thus far as improving over last year. Crawford and Barnes are great role players, Odom might eventually go on a diet and be serviceable, and Billups isn't even back yet. That team is deep as long as Paul/Griffin/Jordan all stay healthy.

Outside the Clippers, Wolves, and Hornets, I think every team in the West is either about the same or has regressed a little bit. I'm not sold on the Nuggets either. They have alot of slightly above avg talent and athleticism, but no star players. It's going to be hard for them to be consistent.
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Post#8 Re: No Love November (Love will not save us..
Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:14 pm by eyeteeth

I think they could go 6-4, or even 7-3... but need to win tonight. Tonight's a tough test, I'm pretty stoked.

Also, yeah, Love comes back in here somewhere.

10 @ Chicago(W)
12 @ Dallas(L)
14 vs Charlotte(W)
16 vs Golden State - (W)
21 vs Denver(W) }
23 @ Portland(W) }
24 @ Golden State(L) } }We will lose one or two of these four.
27 @ Sacramento(W) }
28 @ L.A. Clippers(W)
30 vs Milwuakee(W)

@Youngguns, I agree about Denver.
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Post#9 Re: No Love November (Love will not save us..
Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:51 pm by Klomp

Steve Aschburner ‏@AschNBA

MIN Kevin Love flexing R hand, oddly NOT discolored/swollen after 2 fractures/surgery: "You would think after punching somebody..." Wink.


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Love only doing flexibility work w. R hand, not strengthening. 2B examined in week or two. He, Rubio and Brandon Roy (knee), MIN-CHI.
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Post#10 Re: No Love November (Love will not save us..
Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:50 am by Tirion

Meh, I underisitmated Chicago's defense, which is elite when they have both Taj and Noah on the floor.

Dallas looks even more shaky though, lost to Charlotte.
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Post#11 Re: No Love November (Love will not save us..
Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:05 am by Calinks

I knew Chicago would be tough. You aren't just walking over them. Now that love comment about punching, am I grasping at straws here or is that hint that he may have really broken his hand because he punched somebody?
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Post#12 Re: No Love November (Love will not save us..
Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:16 am by guille_4

Let's hope for a 6-4, but to be honest I'd be happy with anything better than 4-6. Starting the season without both Rubio and Love, a 50% record sounds pretty good. Let's hope Budinger is fine! Loving what I'm seeing from him!
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Post#13 Re: No Love November (Love will not save us..
Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:24 am by Klomp

Calinks wrote:I knew Chicago would be tough. You aren't just walking over them. Now that love comment about punching, am I grasping at straws here or is that hint that he may have really broken his hand because he punched somebody?

I don't think so. I think he's just saying it because that's what everyone thinks, hence the wink.
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Post#14 Re: No Love November (Love will not save us..
Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:27 pm by Basti

I just don't get it why everyone is so up in arms about Love possibly breaking his hand after punching someone or something.*

Why does it matter how it happened? It happened. Period. As long as he learns from it and doesn't do it again I couldn't care less.

*It's also safe to assume that if he actually hit someone this person would have publicly said anything about it.
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Post#15 Re: No Love November (Love will not save us..
Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:17 pm by Worm Guts

The only reason I have a tendency to believe Love's story is because if he was making it up, he should have been able to come up with something better.
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Post#16 Re: No Love November (Love will not save us..
Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:23 pm by eyeteeth

Are you kidding me? You know KLove was doin knuckle pushups like a boss.
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Post#17 Re: No Love November (Love will not save us..
Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:52 pm by sisibilio

Basti wrote:*It's also safe to assume that if he actually hit someone this person would have publicly said anything about it.

Unless he got paid some grands if he didn't.
Not that i think what Love said isn't true.
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Post#18 Re: No Love November (Love will not save us..
Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:11 pm by Tirion

Worm Guts wrote:The only reason I have a tendency to believe Love's story is because if he was making it up, he should have been able to come up with something better.


unless he's even smarter than you think and uses the "if I was lying, I would've come up with better story" angle to his advantage.
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Post#19 Re: No Love November (Love will not save us..
Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:14 pm by Tirion

Basti wrote:I just don't get it why everyone is so up in arms about Love possibly breaking his hand after punching someone or something.*


Because if the team starts slow and misses the playoffs because of that, it'll be his fault. He was crying and moaning about "surrounding greatness with greatness" and now when they actually have some good players, where is he?
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Post#20 Re: No Love November (Love will not save us..
Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:47 pm by Klomp

Tirion wrote:
Worm Guts wrote:The only reason I have a tendency to believe Love's story is because if he was making it up, he should have been able to come up with something better.


unless he's even smarter than you think and uses the "if I was lying, I would've come up with better story" angle to his advantage.

You mean like this?

The suggestion was made to Love that if he was seriously trying to cover up some bad or embarrassing behavior he would've created a more believable tale.

"I would have done some crazy story, the way my mind works. But I can't even think of anything better right now," Love said, wearing a white cast on his arm with a freshly shaved head that's part of a breast cancer fundraiser with NFL star Larry Fitzgerald.


http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/85774 ... k-accident
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