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Re: Around the NBA XI 

Post#601 » by Beethoven » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:20 pm

^let's not just start pokin fun at them just yet to jinx ourselves, remember, Giannis is hurt and they played last two games without him and lot of their key players.
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Re: Around the NBA XI 

Post#602 » by Beethoven » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:24 pm

Sedale Threatt wrote:And just like that, we are 1 game behind the Bucks in the loss column

ROballer wrote:I don't even care about that. I just wouldn't want a potential Game 7 anywhere but Staples.


Here is the thing, if we start caring about trying to maintain HCA throughout, we cant be looking at resting up Lebron/AD in many of our remaining games. These meaningless games suddenly turn into "every game counts".....we dont have tiebreaker w Bucks; they have to have more losses than us at the end.


So what will be our value/ choice? rest up AD Bron and go fresh into the playoffs or keep trying to win every single one of these games to obtain HCA?
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Re: Around the NBA XI 

Post#603 » by toodles23 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:52 pm

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Sedale Threatt wrote:And just like that, we are 1 game behind the Bucks in the loss column

ROballer wrote:I don't even care about that. I just wouldn't want a potential Game 7 anywhere but Staples.


Here is the thing, if we start caring about trying to maintain HCA throughout, we cant be looking at resting up Lebron/AD in many of our remaining games. These meaningless games suddenly turn into "every game counts".....we dont have tiebreaker w Bucks; they have to have more losses than us at the end.


So what will be our value/ choice? rest up AD Bron and go fresh into the playoffs or keep trying to win every single one of these games to obtain HCA?

Definitely not worth overexerting the team on the off chance the Bucks finish with more losses, and remember there's a 5 games in 6 days stretch in April and you would expect the Lakers to concede least one of those by sitting all the starters. FWIW 2 of Lebron's 3 championships were without homecourt in the Finals and he's won road game 7s twice.
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Post#604 » by Sedale Threatt » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:57 pm

Yeah, I'm a huge HC guy, probably overly so, but at the end of the day, nothing is gonna matter if we wear LeBron and/or Davis to get it. That stretch is probably going to kill us because there's no way you play them in all five of those games. Sucks because I didn't think we had any shot of catching the Bucks and they're right there...
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Post#605 » by LAKESHOW » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:14 pm

This is a coachs challenge. Rest for Lebron is a must. But what will win it all for us, and we learned this from previous championships, is Chemistry with the role players. Even newly aqcuired players markief etc. If we can get everyone on the same.page and fully knowledgeable on where to be, when Lebron gets to the rack. What to do if doubled. What to do when the Clips Quick trap. When lebron drives and they put up a wall in the lane, where should players position themselves. Defensive assignments..etc...all these things need time to develop the chemistry for it. However, Bron cant play all the time, he needs to be rested, to prepare for #17. Coach is going to have to teach his a butt off.
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Re: Around the NBA XI 

Post#606 » by Kilroy » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:24 pm

We've been deadly away from Staples all season. Better than the Bucks... Home court would be nice, but not worth risking injuries or burnout...
What we also don't want to do though, is rest everyone, go cold, and come into the playoffs out of sync.
That last game against the Clips is going to be a great tune-up.
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Post#607 » by Beethoven » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:30 pm

Also there is a good possibility that the Raptors can best Milwaukee in their playoff series. If that is the case (if we come out of the west) it will be Lakers v Toronto.

I would say the next BIG game (and most Relevant remaining game) is the @Toronto.

Expect a playoff atmosphere and Lebron and AD going full force and full wizardry in that one also.
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Re: Around the NBA XI 

Post#608 » by snaquille oatmeal » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:10 pm

Dang if the season goes till August can we resign Boogie?
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Re: Around the NBA XI 

Post#609 » by iamworthy » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:47 am

Calling it, rudy gobert is traded to Brooklyn this summer. Donavan wants no part of him.
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Post#610 » by snaquille oatmeal » Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:45 am

So who is in the Coronavirus first all team?
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Post#611 » by snaquille oatmeal » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:22 pm

Random question: if a restricted FA gets an offer and his team matches that offer, is the player obligated to sign with his team or can he choose to sign with other team?
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Re: Around the NBA XI 

Post#612 » by Mamba Mentality » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:41 pm

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Re: Around the NBA XI 

Post#613 » by Landsberger » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:33 am

snaquille oatmeal wrote:Random question: if a restricted FA gets an offer and his team matches that offer, is the player obligated to sign with his team or can he choose to sign with other team?


If the offer is matched he stays with his current team. Wouldn't be much of a "restriction" if he could still leave.
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Re: Around the NBA XI 

Post#614 » by Beethoven » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:43 pm

There is report that Cuban says nba will possibly reconvene (without fans ) in May
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Re: Around the NBA XI 

Post#615 » by snaquille oatmeal » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:12 am

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Re: Around the NBA XI 

Post#616 » by Beethoven » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:48 am

Havent turned on the TV for more than a minute for ages now.

Every time i take a quick peak at spectrum sportsnet, all they play is the same dum celtics /lakers games in the 80s
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Re: Around the NBA XI 

Post#617 » by TKainZero » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:15 am

Beethoven wrote:Havent turned on the TV for more than a minute for ages now.

Every time i take a quick peak at spectrum sportsnet, all they play is the same dum celtics /lakers games in the 80s


That’s sounds fun to watch to be honest

Nba league pass has gone free. So I’ll be watching that.
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Re: Around the NBA XI 

Post#618 » by Beethoven » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:29 am

NBA is thinking about making a best of 5 for the first round and a SINGLE GAME (march madness style) for 2nd and 3rd rounds.
Best of 5 for Finals.

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Post#619 » by LAKESHOW » Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:15 am

Lowest i would go is best of 3. To go march madness style would produce just that, madness. New jersey could win on a buzzer beater
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Re: Around the NBA XI 

Post#620 » by Beethoven » Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:16 am

Yeah I really don't get the one game elimination. Doesnt really make sense. Sounds like a "younger brother " idea.

Also they said they want to have all games in Las Vegas.
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