ImageImageImageImageImage

Playoffs Talk Round 1 WE'RE Back!

Moderators: Danny Darko, TyCobb, Kilroy

User avatar
chefy
Head Coach
Posts: 6,608
And1: 441
Joined: Aug 14, 2006

Playoffs Talk Round 1 WE'RE Back! 

Post#1 » by chefy » Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:32 am

My Mangs, Brothers, after so many years we are finally back! And it's time for a playoff discussion thread! (I'm no KingLeonidas or Miles when it comes to trying to pump threads up so my apologies :D ).

BTW this board has been so dry, I miss the good old days not gonna lie.

P.S. This year's playoff run is for Kobe, Gigi, Dr Buss,Tex, and Frank.
User avatar
ScHoolBoy B
General Manager
Posts: 8,838
And1: 1,905
Joined: Aug 06, 2010
     

Re: Playoffs Talk Round 1 WE'RE Back! 

Post#2 » by ScHoolBoy B » Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:50 am

legit scared of the Blazers.
Image

Long Live The Black Mamba. Kobe Bean Bryant Laker For Life. 8/24
User avatar
chefy
Head Coach
Posts: 6,608
And1: 441
Joined: Aug 14, 2006

Re: Playoffs Talk Round 1 WE'RE Back! 

Post#3 » by chefy » Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:10 am

you're not alone.

they have the firepower and enough big men to give AD troubles.

this series is going to be a tough one.


low key this reminds me of the Mavs series.
bb22
Sixth Man
Posts: 1,891
And1: 742
Joined: Oct 08, 2012

Re: Playoffs Talk Round 1 WE'RE Back! 

Post#4 » by bb22 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:15 am

The bigs can’t stop AD, but they can affect Lebron‘a paint work. Need elite, playoff shape, LBJ to show. If he’s still got it, no one is challenging the Lakers.
User avatar
EArl
RealGM
Posts: 46,741
And1: 10,651
Joined: Mar 14, 2012
Location: Columbus
   

Re: Playoffs Talk Round 1 WE'RE Back! 

Post#5 » by EArl » Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:19 am

This will be a challenge, but If we come out of this round then I believe we will come out looking good. It make or break for us in the 1st round.

My take. Lakers in 5 or 6
Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before;
TJM217
Senior
Posts: 554
And1: 161
Joined: Jun 11, 2015
       

Re: Playoffs Talk Round 1 WE'RE Back! 

Post#6 » by TJM217 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:01 am

I'm not sure if I'm alone on this one. Maybe I don't get it but I'm not worried at all for this series. I love Dame. Great player, the Blazers are a cool team and if Lakers loose this series I want them to take it. But they are not the better team and I don't think it's that close.

I don't know who stops AD or LBJ. I think you force Dame to have an inefficient night and we have a chance.

My biggest worry is Javale and Green. They need to step up.
Lake Show Baby!!!
PKABOOICU
Assistant Coach
Posts: 3,901
And1: 3,864
Joined: Jun 25, 2014

Re: Playoffs Talk Round 1 WE'RE Back! 

Post#7 » by PKABOOICU » Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:36 am

chefy wrote:My Mangs, Brothers, after so many years we are finally back! And it's time for a playoff discussion thread! (I'm no KingLeonidas or Miles when it comes to trying to pump threads up so my apologies :D ).

BTW this board has been so dry, I miss the good old days not gonna lie.

P.S. This year's playoff run is for Kobe, Gigi, Dr Buss,Tex, and Frank.



Agree. Lakers forum has really died down since the Kobe/Pau/Odoom days. I guess people just move on with life and its not as "poppin"
as before.
There was a time when our regular game threads would hit 20 pages with ease. Lucky to see 3-4 pages now. Im not as active as I used to be either. More of a lurker now.

I think if these team forums upgraded into live chatrooms for the playoffs, drafts, etc, it would be a lot more fun.

That said, the Blazers have no answer for AD and Lebron. The Lakers have no answer for Dame. Lakers in 5. I think first game will be a nail biter. Eventually, Lakers will adjust and win. Dame will probably steal a game with 50.
NippySudz
Veteran
Posts: 2,903
And1: 1,001
Joined: Jul 08, 2019

Re: Playoffs Talk Round 1 WE'RE Back! 

Post#8 » by NippySudz » Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:03 am

ScHoolBoy B wrote:legit scared of the Blazers.

they're scary but I feel like they're going to gas out. lillard is like averaging 40mins a game inside the bubble. That's not sustainable for the whole playoffs. Hell, maybe it is. I just don't see how he's not going to gas out.
slifersd
Analyst
Posts: 3,065
And1: 116
Joined: May 09, 2006

Re: Playoffs Talk Round 1 WE'RE Back! 

Post#9 » by slifersd » Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:18 am

It will be a challenging round for sure. We are going to have a really hard time dealing with CJ and Dame in the back court. But I guess the flipside is, they have nothing to match up against LBJ and AD. Nurkic is a good big man, but hes way too slow footed to guard AD one on one. I think Dwight needs to have a big series to limit Nurkic and we need our backcourt players to at least score some three pointers if they are not going to limit Dame and CJ.
Freighttrain
Sixth Man
Posts: 1,564
And1: 2,542
Joined: Aug 08, 2014
   

Re: Playoffs Talk Round 1 WE'RE Back! 

Post#10 » by Freighttrain » Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:46 am

I prefer a hard first round so we don't start off rusty in the second round, which usually happens to a Lebron James led team.
zuju
Sophomore
Posts: 220
And1: 35
Joined: Jul 14, 2012

Re: Playoffs Talk Round 1 WE'RE Back! 

Post#11 » by zuju » Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:06 am

A tough first round can boost the team's game shape which is not a bad thing at all. IF we couldn't even beat the Blazers, we have no chance to win the chip.
Limiting CK and Dame is the key to the success to the first series
Unlike Kawhi or PG, both CK and Dame are not big wings who KCP would be able to muscle with.
We really need Green to step up to be our first line of protection on the perimeter. Badly, Bradley could be very useful in this series.
We can definitely take this series if AD turns aggressive again.
Spanish_Laker
Assistant Coach
Posts: 4,301
And1: 1,678
Joined: Jan 27, 2007
     

Re: Playoffs Talk Round 1 WE'RE Back! 

Post#12 » by Spanish_Laker » Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:55 am

Lakers in 6. The Blazers have a terrible defense, they can't stop LeBron, they can't stop Lillard. My prediction is Lakers in 6 because our 3pt shooting and 3pt defense are awful.
Arguably the greatest franchise ever
User avatar
Beethoven
Veteran
Posts: 2,853
And1: 1,017
Joined: May 03, 2012
Location: Utopian Dystopia
 

Re: Playoffs Talk Round 1 WE'RE Back! 

Post#13 » by Beethoven » Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:00 pm

Let's not get over confident let's take each game one at a time and take this series as the finals, mentality.
Kobe Bryant forever
Image
NippySudz
Veteran
Posts: 2,903
And1: 1,001
Joined: Jul 08, 2019

Re: Playoffs Talk Round 1 WE'RE Back! 

Post#14 » by NippySudz » Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:46 pm

Freighttrain wrote:I prefer a hard first round so we don't start off rusty in the second round, which usually happens to a Lebron James led team.
LeBron has never lost in the first round. So they'll be ok

Sent from my LM-Q710(FGN) using Tapatalk
User avatar
Beethoven
Veteran
Posts: 2,853
And1: 1,017
Joined: May 03, 2012
Location: Utopian Dystopia
 

Re: Playoffs Talk Round 1 WE'RE Back! 

Post#15 » by Beethoven » Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:51 pm

NippySudz wrote:
Freighttrain wrote:I prefer a hard first round so we don't start off rusty in the second round, which usually happens to a Lebron James led team.
LeBron has never lost in the first round. So they'll be ok

Sent from my LM-Q710(FGN) using Tapatalk

Never say never. Knock on wood.

Say .. "If the Lord wills...."


8-)
Kobe Bryant forever
Image
NippySudz
Veteran
Posts: 2,903
And1: 1,001
Joined: Jul 08, 2019

Re: Playoffs Talk Round 1 WE'RE Back! 

Post#16 » by NippySudz » Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:56 pm

Beethoven wrote:
NippySudz wrote:
Freighttrain wrote:I prefer a hard first round so we don't start off rusty in the second round, which usually happens to a Lebron James led team.
LeBron has never lost in the first round. So they'll be ok

Sent from my LM-Q710(FGN) using Tapatalk

Never say never. Knock on wood.

Say .. "If the Lord wills...."


8-)
Lol maybe. It would be interesting if they upset the Lakers but I don't think it's likely.

Damian Lillard has been playing playoff mins ever since he got in the bubble. He's going to burn out. They're going to trap Dame.

Sent from my LM-Q710(FGN) using Tapatalk
User avatar
kblo247
RealGM
Posts: 13,062
And1: 1,804
Joined: Apr 16, 2011

Re: Playoffs Talk Round 1 WE'RE Back! 

Post#17 » by kblo247 » Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:56 am

The return of Rondo is so fitting now. The lakers had the worst offense in the bubble. Lillard also is burning hot. Rondo will be appreciated greatly
Image
User avatar
TylersLakers
General Manager
Posts: 9,831
And1: 2,069
Joined: Jan 20, 2006
Location: Winnipeg Canada
     

Re: Playoffs Talk Round 1 WE'RE Back! 

Post#18 » by TylersLakers » Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:17 am

Big time scared of the Blazers. We have to be on our game. If we don't make shots, we'll lose. If we make 10-15 3's a game, we'll be just fine.

Gotta bring it though. And I'm worried about them flipping the switch.

Gotta do this for Kobe. It's been a long time since this team has been in the playoffs with an expectation to win. It's time. Hopefully people return to the board for this.
Image
User avatar
dockingsched
Retired Mod
Retired Mod
Posts: 52,455
And1: 12,382
Joined: Aug 02, 2005
     

Re: Playoffs Talk Round 1 WE'RE Back! 

Post#19 » by dockingsched » Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:19 am

They’re defense sucks and the Lakers defense, when they’re actually trying, is one of the best. I don’t think this will be as hard as some think.
"We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, Harry, but battle on." - Dumbledore
User avatar
kblo247
RealGM
Posts: 13,062
And1: 1,804
Joined: Apr 16, 2011

Re: Playoffs Talk Round 1 WE'RE Back! 

Post#20 » by kblo247 » Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:40 am

dockingsched wrote:They’re defense sucks and the Lakers defense, when they’re actually trying, is one of the best. I don’t think this will be as hard as some think.

I think with Rondo running a second unit this is a sweep. I think with Caruso this is a 6 gamer series
Image

Return to Los Angeles Lakers