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Game 5: Lakers @ Spurs Wednesday 12/30 5:30 pm PST

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Re: Game 5: Lakers @ Spurs Wednesday 12/30 5:30 pm PST 

Post#21 » by politm » Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:10 am

If only we could stop turning the ball so often...
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Re: Game 5: Lakers @ Spurs Wednesday 12/30 5:30 pm PST 

Post#22 » by LAKESHOW » Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:11 am

Nice to see Matthew's hitting shots
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Re: Game 5: Lakers @ Spurs Wednesday 12/30 5:30 pm PST 

Post#23 » by ScHoolBoy B » Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:13 am

Matthews finally getting hot. Good to see.
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Post#24 » by TylersLakers » Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:16 am

I just might buy a Schroder jersey. Not even kidding. He's so good.
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Re: Game 5: Lakers @ Spurs Wednesday 12/30 5:30 pm PST 

Post#25 » by ScHoolBoy B » Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:19 am

Bad end to the quarter...
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Post#26 » by LAKESHOW » Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:19 am

We ain't even trying to play D
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Post#27 » by ScHoolBoy B » Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:24 am

Wes Matthews!
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Post#28 » by politm » Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:26 am

Wes pulling a Gary Trent Jr. on San Antonio
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Post#29 » by EArl » Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:27 am

Wesley has his breakout game with us tonight.
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Post#30 » by EArl » Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:54 am

Not the best win, but I'll take it.

On to the next one.
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Re: Game 5: Lakers @ Spurs Wednesday 12/30 5:30 pm PST 

Post#31 » by Beethoven » Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:55 am

Great game. Beautiful. Good nite. :sleep:
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Post#32 » by LAKESHOW » Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:56 am

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Re: Game 5: Lakers @ Spurs Wednesday 12/30 5:30 pm PST 

Post#33 » by stan francisco » Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:09 am

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Re: Game 5: Lakers @ Spurs Wednesday 12/30 5:30 pm PST 

Post#34 » by tamaraw08 » Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:33 am

LAKESHOW wrote:Nice to see Matthew's hitting shots

Nah, free THT :D
Seriously, the kid needs some burn :oops:
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Re: Game 5: Lakers @ Spurs Wednesday 12/30 5:30 pm PST 

Post#35 » by stan francisco » Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:37 am

Schroeder’s perimeter defense isn’t all that great. He should watch tapes of Rondo.
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Re: Game 5: Lakers @ Spurs Wednesday 12/30 5:30 pm PST 

Post#36 » by lakerRD » Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:40 am

Always a great win when we beat Pop.

We did just enough to win.
Still waiting to see when they’ll turn on the D .
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Re: Game 5: Lakers @ Spurs Wednesday 12/30 5:30 pm PST 

Post#37 » by Slava » Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:45 am

I'm beginning to get concerned about Kuzma and that extension. Only 5 games in but he's the only player to be a terrible negative on both offense and defense and he's sinking every single line up he is in. Won't be long before THT swallows all his minutes and you have to attach an asset to move his ass.
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Re: Game 5: Lakers @ Spurs Wednesday 12/30 5:30 pm PST 

Post#38 » by kblo247 » Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:27 am

Slava wrote:I'm beginning to get concerned about Kuzma and that extension. Only 5 games in but he's the only player to be a terrible negative on both offense and defense and he's sinking every single line up he is in. Won't be long before THT swallows all his minutes and you have to attach an asset to move his ass.

THT was god awful vs Portland chasing Trent which got him benched. He also is a black hole in the season when he plays.

Kuzma +10
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Shooting 46% from the field. Shooting 44% from three on the five attempts a night Vogel said he expects Kuz and AD both to take. Shooting 75% from the line which is still one of our best. And averaging 12 points on 1 less shot a night than he took last year. All in 25 mins.

Kuz is literally a +33 on the season when he is on the floor and the team has one of their best defensive ratings with him out there.

We are a +9 total when THT plays, largely in garbage time off of leads Kuzma and the real players have built up. He had a nice preseason but Xavier Henrys clone isn't a rotation player, and as Trent exposed him, he is no defender like Caruso either. :lol:

You don't have to be a blatant liar thought to promote THT and slander Kuzmas actual production. The only game he has been a negative in was Portland. And that includes the Clipper game where Kuzmas defensive numbers against PG were much better than anyone on the team. PG13 shot a mediocre 3-7 (42.8%) when guarded by Kuzma and PG13 shot a blistering 10-11 (90.9%) when guarded by 9 different Laker.
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Re: Game 5: Lakers @ Spurs Wednesday 12/30 5:30 pm PST 

Post#39 » by evilpimp972 » Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:09 pm

stan francisco wrote:Schroeder’s perimeter defense isn’t all that great. He should watch tapes of Rondo.

The Rondo who didnt play a single lick of defense during 2yrs of RS?
I bet he is watching those tapes
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Re: Game 5: Lakers @ Spurs Wednesday 12/30 5:30 pm PST 

Post#40 » by Freighttrain » Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:26 pm

Solid win, although some things are still concerning. AD hasn't had a good performance for his standards and Poëtl made Harell look like a third-string player which is more troublesome. LeBron also missed easy bunnies and got blocked more so than ever the last few games which shows that his legs aren't back yet and he's taking things slow which isn't necessarily a bad thing. And like mentioned by other posters, Schröder must start playing better defense because he's giving up what he makes. A lot of it looks like championship hangover effect and the cause of the shortened off-season. I'm hoping we'll see some more high-intensity games soon because I don't see them trying enough on the defensive end.

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