Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby revgen on Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:37 pm

While it's nice to be the #3 seed, we're still only 2.5 games ahead of the #7 seed.
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby Weezy on Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:20 pm

revgen wrote:While it's nice to be the #3 seed, we're still only 2.5 games ahead of the #7 seed.


And with 5 of our next 6 games on the road and the one home game being against Boston who always plays us tough, we have to keep up this winning and prove we can do it on the road and keep pace with the Clipps, stay ahead of those teams chasing us, try and catch the Spurs if possible. The road games we have coming up are mostly against some bad teams too, we cannot waste any of those games, gotta take care of the bad teams.
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby dj vitus on Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:26 pm

We should go 3-0 on this road trip.
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby XXIV on Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:28 pm

dj vitus wrote:We should go 3-0 on this road trip.


Definitely. The teams we will be playing against are Detroit, Washington, and Minnesota. Minny will be the toughest out of the three but it's still a very winnable game for us.
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby thkthebest on Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:52 pm

We should, but we've been sucking on the road. Of the next 6 games, 5 are away. 4 of them are back-to-backs. I hope we can carry some of this momentum and win a majority of these upcoming games. The 2 seed seemed unreachable not too long ago, but the Spurs actually aren't that far from us.
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:41 am

The next two games have to be wins, no exceptions.
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby lakerzkb8 on Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:14 am

Our March schedule is pretty easy and we have San Antonio 3 times in April. Our goal should be that #2 seed. .
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby Barnstable on Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:31 am

Weezy wrote:
revgen wrote:While it's nice to be the #3 seed, we're still only 2.5 games ahead of the #7 seed.


And with 5 of our next 6 games on the road and the one home game being against Boston who always plays us tough, we have to keep up this winning and prove we can do it on the road and keep pace with the Clipps, stay ahead of those teams chasing us, try and catch the Spurs if possible. The road games we have coming up are mostly against some bad teams too, we cannot waste any of those games, gotta take care of the bad teams.


I hope taking bad teams lightly was a Phill Jackson era thing. I think we will get up for these games now that we have a set rotation, and a sobering record.
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby icencream27 on Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:27 am

Right now we are playing Dallas in the first round
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby trodgers on Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:58 am

Yes, it's time for LA to take the next step on the road. Road records:

December: 0-1
January: 2-7
February: 4-5

After losing to Milwaukee on January 29th, we were 1-7. Since then, LA has won 5 of 11. Not good, but it's getting better. If we can rattle off three wins on this road trip, we'd be at 9-13 on the season and we'd have won 8 of 14. If you can win >50% of your road games, you can be a successful playoff team.
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby Lakerjones on Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:08 am

trodgers wrote:Yes, it's time for LA to take the next step on the road. Road records:

December: 0-1
January: 2-7
February: 4-5

After losing to Milwaukee on January 29th, we were 1-7. Since then, LA has won 5 of 11. Not good, but it's getting better. If we can rattle off three wins on this road trip, we'd be at 9-13 on the season and we'd have won 8 of 14. If you can win >50% of your road games, you can be a successful playoff team.


^^ Agreed. Let's get that road record up to 50% or higher. That would be huge for us.
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby kray28 on Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:19 am

LakerFanIam wrote:Image


Seriously, but are the Clippers even worth the effort?
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby gcclaker on Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:49 am

All are "winnable" games but considering the way the crew has performed on the road they are NOT gimmes. If I were to wager on a sure thing, it should be the one against Washington.
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby FabFourLakers on Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:22 pm

trodgers wrote:Yes, it's time for LA to take the next step on the road. Road records:

December: 0-1
January: 2-7
February: 4-5

After losing to Milwaukee on January 29th, we were 1-7. Since then, LA has won 5 of 11. Not good, but it's getting better. If we can rattle off three wins on this road trip, we'd be at 9-13 on the season and we'd have won 8 of 14. If you can win >50% of your road games, you can be a successful playoff team.


Actually we'd be 9-12 if we win all 3 on this road trip...I expect us to be at .500 by the end of March on the road. And I expect our record to be 33-19, and hopefully closing in on 2nd seed by then. We've been dominant at home and I think that if we can end with a 30-3 record at home and a 17-16 road record, that should be enough to get the 2nd seed (47-19).
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby jlkr on Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:28 pm

I'm projecting 46 wins... if that includes 2 of 3 from the Spurs, I can see that good enough for 2nd seed. That would be 23 wins, 6 losses from here. They'll hit another rough patch and then right themselves in time for the playoffs.
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby FabFourLakers on Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:27 pm

Holy crap has anybody seen OKC's schedule starting on March 13th? Here it is:

Tue 13 vs Houston 7:00pm FS Oklahoma HD
Thu 15 @ Denver 8:00pm FS Oklahoma HD
Fri 16 vs San Antonio 8:30pm FS Oklahoma HD
Sun 18 vs Portland 8:30pm FS Oklahoma HD
Tue 20 @ Utah 8:00pm FS Oklahoma HD
Wed 21 vs LA Clippers 7:00pm FS Oklahoma HD
Fri 23 vs Minnesota 7:00pm FS Oklahoma HD
Sun 25 vs Miami 7:00pm FS Oklahoma HD
Tue 27 @ Portland 9:00pm FS Oklahoma HD
Thu 29 @ LA Lakers 9:30pm

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Sun 01 vs Chicago 12:00pm
Mon 02 vs Memphis 7:00pm FS Oklahoma HD
Wed 04 @ Miami 7:00pm FS Oklahoma HD
Fri 06 @ Indiana 6:00pm FS Oklahoma HD

Dare I say...do we still have a shot at winning the west? I have them going 7-7 over this stretch. Losses coming @denver, san antonio, @utah, @lakers, chicago, @miami, @indy.
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby BDG on Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:28 pm

If we even had a decent road record we might be first in the conference. We gotta take care of biz on this trip.
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby scissors on Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:23 pm

Lakers got 14 road games left. At the pace they are going on the road, they'll be lucky to get half of those games.
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby karacha on Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:20 am

So, with this last loss, we just went from #3 to #5.
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby trodgers on Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:36 pm

Backto #4?
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby wcsoldier81 on Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:40 am

These 2 losses will probably cost us the 3rd seed ... Clippers have now 6 home games in a row (a tough April schedule though) while we play an away game at Memphis with Z Bo back ( may take some time for the Grizz to re-adapt though
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby FabFourLakers on Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:25 pm

I said it earlier but I'm going to remember these 2 losses that should have been EASY wins when the season ends..I wanna see how close we are to the 3 seed or 2 seed....most likely we end up 4th or 5th. Memphis did lose tonight, and we have 2 very tough games coming up with Boston and Memphis...I think we beat Boston but lose to Memphis....ugh i hope i'm wrong. we just suck so badly on the road.
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby venky on Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:40 pm

There's no reason the Lakers shouldn't end the season with the #2 seed. It's theirs for the taking. They can't afford to blow easy wins.
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