Laker Nation, just having received a HUGE Loss with the Kobe injury...how did OUR TEAM respond against the "vaunted" Spurs?Pre-Game:
I am more scared of the lakers without kobe than with him. Howard will probably have season high tonight.
...Blake will not beat Tony on speed, but he is very physical and TP right now is not wanting to get too much contact, would be my guess...
Wouldn't b the worst thing if the la la pu$$!3$ win. CIA poop
Wow, Spurs could almost knock the Lakers out of the playoff spot with a win tonight.
Hopefully they make it happen
We will bury them.
Lakers are a far better team without Kobe. The only time the Lakers are good with Kobe is when that idiot passes the ball because he involves his TEAMMATES. You can't have two seven footers on your team and suck. Well........you can but I refuse to believe a team with Dwight Howard & Pau Gasol completely sucks. Either way, Kobe's injury is a blessing in disguise.........or maybe out in the open to people not sucking Kobe's d***.
Ridiculous how transparent the NBA is about getting the Lakers in. I guess they really, really want those four losses on TV, even with no Kobe.
I hope the Spurs win tonight solely for the fact that this Laker team missing the playoffs would be the biggest disappointment in sports history.
A game we should win. But I just know one or two of those role players are going to go off.
Kobe will pull a Willis Reed!
No Nash or Bryant. Let's do this.
Dwight and Pau are beasting together right now - they will likely be a handful. No Nash, without Kobe, definitely hurts but the Spurs lost to a Lebron/Wade-less Heat team so you never know.
Duncan just got man-handled by Dwight Brick
Wow, Dwight just s*** all over Tim
Duncan getting owned by Dwight right there tbh. Come on fellas
Howard bullying Duncan.
This doesn't even look like the Spurs, the chemistry is gone.
The Lakers' role players are so awful.
Sadly we have as much depth as they do nowadays
we outclass these fools. its a matter of time until we separate
Parker looks bad tonight, tbh.
DEAR LORD, WE ARE ABOUT TO GET DESTROYED IF BONNER CHECKS IN
Wow, the Red Mamba at SF. You see something new every day with Pop.
Howard is abusing Timmy in every way possible
Meh, I'll take it. Seems like if the Spurs wake up, they'll blow this team out of the gym. They just need a little run.
How are we up one?
Lakers got less than 15 FTs in the quarter
I feel like I'm on xanax watching this feed. Are the Spurs looking really this sleepy and lacking in focus...
If the Lakers scout Green properly they don't clear path foul him, just have someone from the bench yell "you suck" and he'll blow the finish
the Lakers are [Swearing is not permitted at Clublakers. You must edit this post prior to submitting.] horrible, I don't even know how this game is as close as it is.
Blake owning Parker. rofl.
Blake >>> Kobe.
Blake eating Parker's lunch. smh
Steve Blake is out-performing Tony Parker. TP is not even half the player he was before that injury. Sucks.
the spurs will not make it past the second round if they continue playing like this
Gasol's constantly screams is one of the most annoying things in sports world.
this is embarrassing
Blake is faster than Tony?
we are just setting ourselves up for disappointment. this team was done many seasons ago. time to rebuild.
Seriously, f*** Blake, you f***ing pansy.
Spurs kinda suck, man. The offense has been nonexistent for about two months now.
Steve Blake should NEVER lead all scorers in ANY nba game at ANY point...
Steve Blake= Spurs killah??
Steve Blake is playing like Kobe, tbh..
believe in a team that's getting torched by steve blake? LOL
Sad uninspired performance tonight so far. Hopefully TP is coasting, he looks awful physically. Spurs should be up double digits on a team like this.
Parker is getting manhandled
If Parker is going to play like this, sit his [Swearing is not permitted at Clublakers. You must edit this post prior to submitting.] down until the playoffs start. What's the point
The level of physicality the Lakers are getting away with is [Swearing is not permitted at Clublakers. You must edit this post prior to submitting.] UNREAL. Are you kidding me?
It's gone both ways. Quit whining.
Parker needs to sit the rest of the half and maybe the regular season finale. He looks older than Timmy did last year..
I don't know why Spurs fans are acting like being tied with the Lakers is a bad thing. They have two Hall-of-Fame bigs who are getting top priority now that Kobe's out. Sure, Blake's going off, but that's offset by Pau missing everything.
If you guys think the league is going to allow the Lakers to lose a close game tonight you're nuts.
Damn, this team looks pathetic. This team hasn't looked competent since early February and it's painful to watch.
The NBA wants the Lakers in the playoffs it's so damn obvious..
F*** the score. We have been playing poorly for 10 or so games. The playoffs are coming, we don't beat anyone like this.
...lakers just outhustling and playing the spurs physical, no easy catches no easy passes and their playing em with a lot of pressure, spurs cant make em pay because tp is not right...
I haven't really found the officiating to be that bad so far. Seems pretty even.
But just in case things take a turn for the worse for the Lakeshow...Joey Crawford is out there
At what? The fact that Dwight is playing like the player he used to be, or at the fact that a player like Blake goes off pretty often against the Spurs? I imagine you're just hyperbolizing, though, so perhaps you're shaking your head at that.
Dwight so much better offensively than people give him credit for. He's really working an all time great defensive big right now.
Spurs shot like crap in the first half, and Blake went off like LeBron.
3 fouls. F*** the f***ing NBA.
Praying dog that TP is coasting.
Has Parker played worse?
He's making Blake look like a version of Nash who can actually spell the word defense.
hide yo kids, hide ya wife, they raping everybody out here
Get over the HCA. The 2nd seed is preferable at this point because of the competition in those brackets. Plus with the way the Spurs are playing, I would hate to have the #1 seed just to be embarrassed again.
Spurs need to double Dwight hard. He's beasting one on one and he's an awful passer.
2nd round is our ceiling. this is pathetic.
The Lakers are playing inspired D. I haven't seen Howard play this well all year...
Hack a crybaby time...
Pathetic. Popovich you look like a f***ing fool pulling this s***.
Spurs aren't coasting, they've gone total mediocrity
Well if it pisses off Laker fans, keep hacking!
Hahahahaha. Hack a Howard.
Surprised their announcers are whining. They are normally top notch.
I love Pop
This is kind of becoming overkill...The Lakers' offense has been garbage. Why use hacking?
Spurs can't beat the Lakers even without Kobe, without resorting to this gimmick s***. Popovich should be embarrassed.
needing to use hack-a-howard to win this game is ridiculous, tbh.
having to resort to this type of s*** is just a testament of how [Swearing is not permitted at Clublakers. You must edit this post prior to submitting.] the spurs have been playing
t is embarassing but this team has been horrendous for well over a month now and Pop has to try something that works.
Lakers announcers laughing at Splitters softness is pretty hilarious because it's so true
Lakers announcers clowning Splitter for trying to be "cute". He drove hard last time, got beat up and nothing was called lol
what a heartless, embarrassing, pathetic performance. Duncan deserves better than this.
You may have noticed the lakers are a strong defensive team with their backs to the wall and Kobe not playing.
Lakers fans say they dont like the hacking, but they do like when D12 hits a FT.
Gotta make up your minds, either its boring or not, decide.
Some guys here are acting as though the Lakers are a terrible team without Kobe Bryant. They are NOT. For god's sake look at their team members. A lot of us were on the forum earlier today talking about what a hard game this was going to be to win because they have a lot of talent that has had to take a back seat to Kobe for so long, and this is their chance to show that they don't have to do it any more, and they can win without him.
This defense is why Pop has to resort to hacking tbh..
This team is reminding me of 2011 all over again...
Spurs getting so worked over. LA with fantastic composure in a massive game. Props. Huge props.
Holy s***... I don't even know what to say
Hardest I've seen the Lakers play all year, TBH.
The Lakers wanted this game a whole lot more than we did. I don't know what is wrong with Tony but we need to figure it out and fix it.
Getting really tired of Spurs being outplayed every game. It seems like every team we play is focused and hyped to win, while the Spurs are just playing not to lose games...it's just sad.
This has been unbelievable. Great defense for 3 quarters, then in the 4th they just roll over and die.
this is embarrassing tbh. Spurs are laughable at this point.
This is why I want to avoid the Lakers. We've never made a statement game against them this year. Each game has been close and competitive.
Pop should have rested everyone tonight. This is an absolute confidence crusher. Nothing good could have come from this game.
Well one thing is obvious, Kobe has a far better supporting cast than Duncan.
F***ing bulls*** league.
spurs played like s*** dont blame the refs
F*** YOU GARY NEAL. F*** YOU.
Refs had absolutely nothing to do with this game. Nothing.
neal: "thanks timmy for keeping us in the game, but don't worry i got this"
"sorry man it felt good to shoot it"
Embarrassing. We shouldn't have even showed up on the court for this lose-lose s***fest.
f*** everyone on this team cept for tim.
Spurs are done, out in first round.
Huge props to LAL . Have to admire them coming out and winning a massive game. They came out focused, played phenom defense and kept their PO hopes alive. Just a tremendous win.
Refs did nothing wrong overall. A few bad calls, but nothing impactful IMO.
At least we aren't drawing this LA team