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Game 39: Los Angeles Lakers (31-7) @ Oklahoma City Thunder (22-16) - 8:00 PM ET

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Post#81 » by lakerRD » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:09 am

That Kuz shot might have done it
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Re: Game 39: Los Angeles Lakers (31-7) @ Oklahoma City Thunder (22-16) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#82 » by Kilroy » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:11 am

Maybe we should keep Kuzma... IDK...
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Post#83 » by Landsberger » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:12 am

I wonder if these guys have all been cruising all year. When the pressure is on they play respectably. Even Daniels and Cook have been net positives.
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Post#84 » by kblo247 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:13 am

Kilroy wrote:Maybe we should keep Kuzma... IDK...

Maybe you let him start over Green and preserve Green for the playoffs and still give him 20 mins off the bench
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Post#85 » by kblo247 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:13 am

Landsberger wrote:I wonder if these guys have all been cruising all year. When the pressure is on they play respectably. Even Daniels and Cook have been net positives.

Dudley deserves his praise too. He's played like he did in Brooklyn like last year
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Post#86 » by kblo247 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:14 am

KCP also passed Farmar and now is 10th all time in made 3s in Laker history
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Post#87 » by chefy » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:16 am

What a win.

What a game by Kuz and the headband gang.
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Post#88 » by dockingsched » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:16 am

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Post#89 » by kblo247 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:20 am

Rondo just bought himself a few weeks good will because that was playoff Rondo that smacked around Lillard, that embarassed Thomas, that punched CP, and that won Christmas last year ... That guy can be a handful.
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Post#90 » by ScHoolBoy B » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:20 am

If Kuz plays like this every night, this team is unstoppable.
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Re: Game 39: Los Angeles Lakers (31-7) @ Oklahoma City Thunder (22-16) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#91 » by Kilroy » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:21 am

kblo247 wrote:
Kilroy wrote:Maybe we should keep Kuzma... IDK...

Maybe you let him start over Green and preserve Green for the playoffs and still give him 20 mins off the bench


Maybe, but I get the feeling he plays better in whatever our second unit is... Seems to thrive in LeBron's role in the second team.
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Post#92 » by Landsberger » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:22 am

kblo247 wrote:Rondo just bought himself a few weeks good will because that was playoff Rondo that smacked around Lillard, that embarassed Thomas, that punched CP, and that won Christmas last year ... That guy can be a handful.



Notice the 2 posters who only post when Rondo makes a bad play are missing tonight.... I'm sure neither is happy we won over having us look like crap to further their "agendas".
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Re: Game 39: Los Angeles Lakers (31-7) @ Oklahoma City Thunder (22-16) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#93 » by Kilroy » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:22 am

Props to Rondo too... Guy has taken a ton of **** this season, but he's shutting people up right now.
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Re: Game 39: Los Angeles Lakers (31-7) @ Oklahoma City Thunder (22-16) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#94 » by Kilroy » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:23 am

ScHoolBoy B wrote:If Kuz plays like this every night, this team is unstoppable.


We need to figure a way to get him touches like this when AD and LeBron play.
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Re: Game 39: Los Angeles Lakers (31-7) @ Oklahoma City Thunder (22-16) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#95 » by kblo247 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:24 am

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kblo247 wrote:
Kilroy wrote:Maybe we should keep Kuzma... IDK...

Maybe you let him start over Green and preserve Green for the playoffs and still give him 20 mins off the bench


Maybe, but I get the feeling he plays better in whatever our second unit is... Seems to thrive in LeBron's role in the second team.

I thinl you give it a shot. Let Green sit another game since he's had hip, groin, and knee injuries his last few years. Then try Kuz with AD, Bron, and Javale as a starter. If he excels keep him there and then learn to mix and match the minutes with Kuz, Bron ,and AD off the bench. You can always just sit AD for stretches and run Bron down next two Dwight and Kuz down to the 4 next to Javale.

I think Danny earns 20 mins or more a night easy but to me he suits a Rondo dictatorship with the ball. You give Rondo a lob threat with Dwight a shooter with gravity with Green, and then you let Caruso get the scraps. Then use KCP as the sisth guy to build his confidence and keep it.
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Post#96 » by kblo247 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:26 am

Kilroy wrote:Props to Rondo too... Guy has taken a ton of **** this season, but he's shutting people up right now.

He basically did what he did with the Pelicans. Push the ball. Then he told everyone where to go in the half court when the push wasn't there. He also played big minutes and hge got to mess over CP3 so he was happy. That is the Rondo you expect for 7 mins at a time in the playoffs when the game slows down and it becomes about adjustments and possessions
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Re: Game 39: Los Angeles Lakers (31-7) @ Oklahoma City Thunder (22-16) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#97 » by Landsberger » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:27 am

Kilroy wrote:
ScHoolBoy B wrote:If Kuz plays like this every night, this team is unstoppable.


We need to figure a way to get him touches like this when AD and LeBron play.


I think he looks his best when the action is fast. Rondo pushes the pace in transition and in the half court he is in constant motion. Lebron is very deliberate as an initiator and typically leaves you open set shots. Rondo seems to get Kuzma shots when he's in motion which he excels at.

No stats to back it up but Kuzma seems to struggle for touches when he's in the game with Davis and LeBron is on the bench.

Vogel needs to get the pace up with the second unit and I think we can see more of this from Kuzma.
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Re: Game 39: Los Angeles Lakers (31-7) @ Oklahoma City Thunder (22-16) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#98 » by kblo247 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:29 am

AD: What is your mindset playing without AD and LeBron?

Rondo: Well, that's about 75 shots between those two so..
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Re: Game 39: Los Angeles Lakers (31-7) @ Oklahoma City Thunder (22-16) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#99 » by thebigbird » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:38 am

Landsberger wrote:
kblo247 wrote:Rondo just bought himself a few weeks good will because that was playoff Rondo that smacked around Lillard, that embarassed Thomas, that punched CP, and that won Christmas last year ... That guy can be a handful.



Notice the 2 posters who only post when Rondo makes a bad play are missing tonight.... I'm sure neither is happy we won over having us look like crap to further their "agendas".

You love talking about how you "put me on ignore," but you continue to talk about me all the time. It's very strange.

Anyway, I didn't watch the game today. I saw 3 starters weren't playing and thought why bother. And no, I'm not mad that they won, for the record. I'd love for the Lakers to do well without LeBron so he doesn't have to play so much. Usually they can't, but today they did, and now they have a 5 game lead for the #1 spot. Soo much to be mad about.
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Re: Game 39: Los Angeles Lakers (31-7) @ Oklahoma City Thunder (22-16) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#100 » by bb22 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:44 am

Wow amazing win!

I also can’t believe Lebron was on the bench. He’s got the “flu”! His PR shoulda done better to cover up the load manage.

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