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Game 9 Lakers vs Spurs Thursday 1/7 7pm PST

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Game 9 Lakers vs Spurs Thursday 1/7 7pm PST 

Post#1 » by EArl » Thu Jan 7, 2021 6:47 am

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Potential Starting Lineups

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Re: Game 9 Lakers vs Spurs Thursday 1/7 7pm PST 

Post#2 » by EArl » Thu Jan 7, 2021 6:56 am

Last game of the season vs the Spurs and its barely our 9th game. So weird.
I wonder if Bron or AD rest since this is a back to back game.
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Re: Game 9 Lakers vs Spurs Thursday 1/7 7pm PST 

Post#3 » by kblo247 » Thu Jan 7, 2021 9:03 am

EArl wrote:Last game of the season vs the Spurs and its barely our 9th game. So weird.
I wonder if Bron or AD rest since this is a back to back game.

Might just rest because the season series has been won already more so than it being b2b.
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Re: Game 9 Lakers vs Spurs Thursday 1/7 7pm PST 

Post#4 » by kblo247 » Thu Jan 7, 2021 9:11 am

Lakers 5 man lineups by minutes played and sorted into positive, negative, and one even group :

Schroder/Pope/Lebron/AD/Gasol: 68 minutes +24.2 net rating
Schroder/Kuzma/Lebron/Davis/Gasol: 30 minutes, +37
THT/Matthews/Lebron/Morris/Trez: 24 minutes, +18
Schroder/KCP/Kuzma/Lebron/Gasol: 16 minutes, +44.9
Schroder/Matthews/Kuzma/Lebron/Davis: 11 minutes, +45.2
Caruso/Kuzma/Lebron/Morris/Trez: 10 minutes, +27.3
Schroder/THT/Kuzma/Trez/Davis: 7 minutes, +14.3
Caruso/Matthews/Lebron/Morris/Trez - 6 minutes, +7.7

Matthews/Kuzma/Lebron/Morris/Trez: 34 minutes, -24.9
Schroder/Matthews/Kuzma/Trez/Davis: 29 minutes, -16
Schroder/KCP/Lebron/Trez/Davis: 11 minutes, -13.6
Schroder/Matthews/Kuzma/Davis/Gasol: 9 minutes, -28.3
Schroder/KCP/Kuzma/Davis/Gasol: 7 minutes, -38.6
Schroder/THT/Matthews/Trez/Davis: 7 minutes, -85.1

Caruso/KCP/THT/Trez/Davis: 6 minutes, Even




What stand out to me is that even though his numbers don't show it, Kieffs eye test holds up. He pretty much holds his on in every lineup like in the playoffs and just does his old school role kinda like an Horry.
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Re: Game 9 Lakers vs Spurs Thursday 1/7 7pm PST 

Post#5 » by Slava » Thu Jan 7, 2021 12:12 pm

The schedule is terribly imbalanced.
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Re: Game 9 Lakers vs Spurs Thursday 1/7 7pm PST 

Post#6 » by Beethoven » Thu Jan 7, 2021 3:17 pm

I have an off feeling about this one.
Let's start off strong and sustain through 3rd so lebron and ad can sit out in the 4th.
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Re: Game 9 Lakers vs Spurs Thursday 1/7 7pm PST 

Post#7 » by EArl » Thu Jan 7, 2021 5:30 pm

Slava wrote:The schedule is terribly imbalanced.

I'm having trouble keeping up with these games. It seems like there is a game every other day at least.
I really hope Vogel manages minutes because I have a feeling there will be many injuries in the NBA this season due to the pace of the season.
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Re: Game 9 Lakers vs Spurs Thursday 1/7 7pm PST 

Post#8 » by Slava » Thu Jan 7, 2021 6:01 pm

EArl wrote:
Slava wrote:The schedule is terribly imbalanced.

I'm having trouble keeping up with these games. It seems like there is a game every other day at least.
I really hope Vogel manages minutes because I have a feeling there will be many injuries in the NBA this season due to the pace of the season.


I think they're going for the same blueprint as last season, build a sizeable lead at the top, incorporate the new guys, then take the foot off the gas before the playoffs and then regroup for the post season.
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Re: Game 9 Lakers vs Spurs Thursday 1/7 7pm PST 

Post#10 » by Ball so hard » Thu Jan 7, 2021 9:24 pm

So tired of playing the same team consecutively. I get that we have a similar format in the playoffs. However, I find the energy in these games against crappy teams to be extremely low and borderline boring. For the first time ever, I don't even get excited to watch some of these games. Not having fans present is probably a major part of games feeling blah.
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Post#11 » by stan francisco » Thu Jan 7, 2021 10:28 pm

Beethoven wrote:I have an off feeling about this one.


Yeah, I was going to say the same. This is one for the L column.
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Re: Game 9 Lakers vs Spurs Thursday 1/7 7pm PST 

Post#12 » by SashAlex » Thu Jan 7, 2021 10:30 pm

Ball so hard wrote:So tired of playing the same team consecutively. I get that we have a similar format in the playoffs. However, I find the energy in these games against crappy teams to be extremely low and borderline boring. For the first time ever, I don't even get excited to watch some of these games. Not having fans present is probably a major part of games feeling blah.


Same for me. It's just, ok, next game. Even if when watching the games I'm more like a Serbian basketball coach than a fan. :lol:
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Post#13 » by Beethoven » Thu Jan 7, 2021 10:50 pm

stan francisco wrote:
Beethoven wrote:I have an off feeling about this one.


Yeah, I was going to say the same. This is one for the L column.

Im not saying L, let's not go that far. It just may end up being more difficult than we imagine. but yes, it can definitely be a loss. Not, it IS a loss.
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Re: Game 9 Lakers vs Spurs Thursday 1/7 7pm PST 

Post#14 » by ScHoolBoy B » Fri Jan 8, 2021 12:38 am

AD is out tonight. Lets see if the bench steps up. This one will be close.
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Re: Game 9 Lakers vs Spurs Thursday 1/7 7pm PST 

Post#15 » by heezyo2o » Fri Jan 8, 2021 2:40 am

Spurs again. At least save the next 2 games for 2nd half of the season
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Re: Game 9 Lakers vs Spurs Thursday 1/7 7pm PST 

Post#16 » by heezyo2o » Fri Jan 8, 2021 2:43 am

Ball so hard wrote:So tired of playing the same team consecutively. I get that we have a similar format in the playoffs. However, I find the energy in these games against crappy teams to be extremely low and borderline boring. For the first time ever, I don't even get excited to watch some of these games. Not having fans present is probably a major part of games feeling blah.


Lots of these Laker games are frustrating to watch, but other teams/games make for some exciting games so I think it's just the poor play that makes it not good to watch.
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Re: Game 9 Lakers vs Spurs Thursday 1/7 7pm PST 

Post#17 » by EArl » Fri Jan 8, 2021 3:05 am

Lamar Aldridge is playing tonight.
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Re: Game 9 Lakers vs Spurs Thursday 1/7 7pm PST 

Post#18 » by EArl » Fri Jan 8, 2021 3:06 am

heezyo2o wrote:Spurs again. At least save the next 2 games for 2nd half of the season

We only play them 3 times this season so tonight is the last game against them.
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Re: Game 9 Lakers vs Spurs Thursday 1/7 7pm PST 

Post#19 » by RamonSessions7 » Fri Jan 8, 2021 3:21 am

These jerseys really fit with the court. Looks like two teams playing on some random neutral court
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Re: Game 9 Lakers vs Spurs Thursday 1/7 7pm PST 

Post#20 » by LAKESHOW » Fri Jan 8, 2021 3:26 am

We mailing it in so far. Lets see if we can turn up the intensity
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