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Post#141 » by ScHoolBoy B » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:00 am

So much for Waiters and Smith. I have no idea why the **** Vogel let Green shoot 8 threes tonight...
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Post#142 » by TylersLakers » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:02 am

2 missed free throws by LeBron.
2 missed free throws by AD.

5-32 from 3. KCP: 0-9 (0-5 3), LeBron: 1-5 3PT, AD: 0-5 3PT, Green: 2-8 3PT, Caruso: 0-3 3PT. Totally disgusting. If we don't make 11-15 three's a game as a team, we're not going to win.

Also, absolutely dumb decision by Vogel to take Kuzma off the floor for Danny Green after Kuzma's run where we went up 6.
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Post#143 » by Jedi32 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:02 am

Props to Portland they wanted it and straight up took it.
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Post#144 » by stan francisco » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:02 am

Vogel made some really poor mistakes on some obvious substitutions. He’s no good at in-game adjustments, got outcoached down the stretch by Stotts.

KCP needs to play way less. Danny Green better find the legs under his shot.

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Post#145 » by Kilroy » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:04 am

ScHoolBoy B wrote:So much for Waiters and Smith. I have no idea why the **** Vogel let Green shoot 8 threes tonight...


I don't care that Green shot 8 3s, somebody has to take wide open 3s on this team, but I just can't get my head around how totally awful we are at shooting 3s.

Have we had a stretch all season, where we were consistently decent from 3 and had a decent volume?

This is a game when I might have tried Smith in Green's minutes in the 4th. Green didn't provide much D and was useless from range, have to get creative.
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Post#146 » by TylersLakers » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:04 am

Also, AD. 8-24 from the field. I know he loves Kobe, but that's not a way to honor him. Lots of missed shots around the rim. And 11 rebounds for him isn't enough.
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Post#147 » by jigga_man » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:07 am

Not concerned. AD played like ass and the team shot 16% from three. Neither is likely to happen again going forward.

All you need is to have either AD or LeBron not be terrible and this will be a 5 game series win.
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Post#148 » by lakerz12 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:08 am

Kcp sucks. Make a shot. literally. Just one. would be great.
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Post#149 » by ScHoolBoy B » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:09 am

Kobe would of went one on one with Lillard. LeBron just doesn't have that, and that's why I'm not a huge LeBron fan.
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Post#150 » by Kilroy » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:10 am

jigga_man wrote:Not concerned. AD played like ass and the team shot 16% from three. Neither is likely to happen again going forward.

All you need is to have either AD or LeBron not be terrible and this will be a 5 game series win.


Let's not act like Portland played all that well either... But yeah... If we shoot 30% from 3, we win this one going away.

I just wish I could say I had any confidence in our ability to do that regularly.
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Post#151 » by Jedi32 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:12 am

jigga_man wrote:Not concerned. AD played like ass and the team shot 16% from three. Neither is likely to happen again going forward.

All you need is to have either AD or LeBron not be terrible and this will be a 5 game series win.

The thing is neither has been consistently impressive in the bubble. The bubble mvp is actually playing for the Blazers.
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Post#152 » by Kilroy » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:12 am

lakerz12 wrote:Kcp sucks. Make a shot. literally. Just one. would be great.


KCP looks like a shell of the player he was heading into the shutdown. Which with Bradley being out, is really tough for us. Dude looks like he has no legs out there... Everything he does is flat.
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Post#153 » by RamonSessions7 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:12 am

Still expect us to smash Portland cuz their roster is not good outside of their crazy shooting guards, but have no faith in this team to compete for a title
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Post#154 » by NippySudz » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:17 am

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Post#155 » by TylersLakers » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:18 am

We have to bring KCP off the bench and start Caruso on Thursday. And don't play McGee anymore. Play Howard.

It's time to make some changes.
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Post#156 » by MoMan24 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:21 am

Play Kuzma WAY MORE. Play Caruso more. Get Waiters some run. Barely any KCP and Less Green.
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Re: PLAYOFFS: Lakers v Blazers game 1 thread 

Post#157 » by Kilroy » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:21 am

ScHoolBoy B wrote:Kobe would of went one on one with Lillard. LeBron just doesn't have that, and that's why I'm not a huge LeBron fan.


Moreso than that, A Kobe team would have gotten aggressive when the other team started getting chippy and talking smack... LeBron teams always seem to get like introspective or something.
Dwight and sometimes Caruso are the only guys who seem to take offense and show some fire.

LeBron is so used to just being so superior to the next best player on the court, I think he may think it a sign of weakness to respond or something. But Kawhi and Giannis are already better than him individually, and his gap over the rest of the league is rapidly shrinking.
He needs to get that vet edge guys like MJ and Kobe got as the clock started winding down.

And AD still thinks he's a kid... He needs to get some of that Dwight mentality too... When a dude knocks you down, don't cry to the ref... Go after the whole other team and make them pay. I don't think he realizes yet that he's better than 99% of the NBA right now, and can exert his will if he wanted.

Kobe and MJ were killers... We got a Businessman and a NiceGuy...
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Post#158 » by NoseBleedLakers » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:22 am

If the Lakers continue this trash shooting, I wouldn't be surprised if the Blazers sweep. Perhaps the Lakers might have it planned out already though, since they're planning on wearing black to their possible funeral during game 4 lol.
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Re: PLAYOFFS: Lakers v Blazers game 1 thread 

Post#159 » by NippySudz » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:25 am

ScHoolBoy B wrote:Kobe would of went one on one with Lillard. LeBron just doesn't have that, and that's why I'm not a huge LeBron fan.

TBF, at least lebron showed up. Not at the ft line, but he showed up. Your boy AD was no where to be seen for most of the game. He had one good quarter if that.

Kobe called Pau out for not showing up and being soft.

edit: I take that back. wtf Lebron only had 23 points. I assumed he had at least 27-30pts
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Post#160 » by TylersLakers » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:37 am

Another thing: I hate the way we handled those 8 seeding games. Playing around with crazy lineups. Playing guys like THT, Smith, Waiters, etc. Hockey style substitutes.

Look at the teams that are rolling and playing well: Toronto, Houston, Portland. Teams that played their guys and rotations. You don't need to play LeBron and AD 36+ minutes, but you do play your normal rotation and get guys comfortable and in rhythm. Frustrating.
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