Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby trodgers on Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:59 am

calidoc75 wrote:We have the WORST road record out of any of the 16 playoff teams. Imagine if we at least were .500 on the road, we would be challenging the Spurs for 2nd in the west easily. oh well, time to buckle up and get some very winnable road wins over the next couple weeks...

We were 1-7 on the road to start the season. We have turned things around a bit in that regard.
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby Phil XI on Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:16 am

thkthebest wrote:Clippers are playing .500 ball without Billups. We should take the Pacific division, which guarantees us at least a 4th seed. A 3rd seed is within reach, which is really weird. I keep feeling like we're doing a lot worse.

Thought winning the Div meant at minimum a 3 seed?
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby gcclaker on Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:35 pm

Lets Go Rockets! Let's Go Rockets! Let's Go Rockets!
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby FabFourLakers on Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:37 pm

gcclaker wrote:Lets Go Rockets! Let's Go Rockets! Let's Go Rockets!


Lol. I would love today if the Rockets pound the Clippers...so glad these guys have a BRUTAL schedule in March....here's to hoping they slip in the standings a bit and we can take sole control of the Pacific Division.
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby trodgers on Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:38 pm

Phil XI wrote:
thkthebest wrote:Clippers are playing .500 ball without Billups. We should take the Pacific division, which guarantees us at least a 4th seed. A 3rd seed is within reach, which is really weird. I keep feeling like we're doing a lot worse.

Thought winning the Div meant at minimum a 3 seed?

Guaranteed a top 4, not top 3.
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby The Rock on Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:39 pm

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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby XXIV on Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:40 pm

With the Clippers winning a close game they moved up back to third in the West. But it's still a close race between seeds 2-8. Hopefully the Lakers can get on a run and create some separation and secure at least the third seed.
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby Lakerjones on Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:40 am

XXIV wrote:With the Clippers winning a close game they moved up back to third in the West. But it's still a close race between seeds 2-8. Hopefully the Lakers can get on a run and create some separation and secure at least the third seed.


We need that third seed for sure.
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:49 pm

If things stayed as they are now I wouldn't mind the 4th seed since it means Memphis in the 1st round and we get HCA, however Dallas will more likely than not end up as the 4th or 5th seed so getting that 3rd seed is crucial to avoid a tough 1st round. Memphis, Houston, and Denver are all teams the Lakers should be able to beat in the 1st round.
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby jlkr on Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:10 pm

I'd like to see the Lakers get the 2nd or 3rd seed. 3rd is definitely achievable, 2nd depends on if the Spurs can keep their position relative to the pack. But the best thing about 2nd or 3rd seed is this: they get to avoid OKC until the WCF. At this point, everyone aside from OKC is beatable in the playoffs, but every bit of HCA they can get will help.

About OKC, we'd have to see the current improvement carry into the rest of the season. MWP is absolutely critical as he's the one who'll be guarding Durant, Gallinari, Gay, Butler, etc. We are pretty sure what we can expect from Bynum, Gasol and Kobe, but the team desperately needs MWP as Artest to maintain what he did against the Heat.
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:16 pm

I think OKC is a bit overrated, they aren't elite defensively and turn the ball over A LOT while also being average in the half court. They're still better than everyone in the West (although I'm surprised at how well the Spurs are playing without Manu) but I wouldn't be surprised to see them lose before the Finals.
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby jlkr on Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:27 pm

That overrated team blew the Lakers out the last time around. Circle March 29 for the rematch at Staples. We should have a better idea where the team is at that point.
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby jlkr on Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:28 pm

Figure out the Lakers only play the Spurs twice this year. Both games will be in April. So they'll need some other teams to beat the Spurs.
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby Tobias Funke on Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:31 pm

jlkr wrote:Figure out the Lakers only play the Spurs twice this year. Both games will be in April. So they'll need some other teams to beat the Spurs.


We play them three times in April.
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:53 pm

jlkr wrote:That overrated team blew the Lakers out the last time around. Circle March 29 for the rematch at Staples. We should have a better idea where the team is at that point.


The Heat did too.
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby LakerFan1235 on Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:02 pm

We really need that 2nd seed IMO. We could have home court until the conference finals, and we wouldn't have to go through the thunder until then if they make it. The thunder are our biggest threat. I definitely wouldn't wanna play the grizzlies in the first round, our best first round bet would be the rockets.
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby FabFourLakers on Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:51 pm

With Flop City losing to the Twolves (as I expected they would), the Lakers are now 1/2 game ahead of the Clips for the Pac Division lead....and now we're the 3rd seed. I believe we can catch the Spurs...gotta hope for a couple more losses from them....and we have 3 mtgs with them IN april. Those are gona be key.

I agree that we need the 2 seed...that'll give us HCA until the WCF if we get there. Also, we need for the Clippers and Mavs to stay in the 4th/5th seed area so they can beat each other and then possibly take out OKC.
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby Musttang87 on Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:14 pm

This is me every time the Clippers lose.

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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:22 pm

jlkr wrote:That overrated team blew the Lakers out the last time around. Circle March 29 for the rematch at Staples. We should have a better idea where the team is at that point.

Blew us out? :man10:

Did you watch the game or just look at the boxscore??
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby LakerFanIam on Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:26 pm

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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby Phil XI on Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:55 pm

Wow, the Wolves won again? How's that return on investment looking now Saperstern?

Centerpiece 1A of the 'non-basketball reasoned' trade: Minnesota pick. Looking like potential for 13 - 17 range. Definitely not Top 5.

Centerpiece 1B: Eric Gordon. Missed most of season, and out for rest of year, and trade value reduced by injury.

Solid piece: Chris Kaman. Missed a lot of early games. Will walk for nothing or might bag you a 9th man and a 2nd rd pick.

Developmental piece: Al Aminu. Still developing.

Saperstern, you should fire yourself. Your GM'ing game is weak and your team is tuurribull..
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby XXIV on Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:57 pm

Both Dallas and the Clippers lost. :jam2:
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby dane99 on Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:05 pm

it does not matter who we play i just dont want to play memphis in he first round. scaryy team
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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby earvinfr on Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:06 pm

Phil XI wrote:Wow, the Wolves won again? How's that return on investment looking now Saperstern?

Centerpiece 1A of the 'non-basketball reasoned' trade: Minnesota pick. Looking like potential for 13 - 17 range. Definitely not Top 5.

Centerpiece 1B: Eric Gordon. Missed most of season, and out for rest of year, and trade value reduced by injury.

Solid piece: Chris Kaman. Missed a lot of early games. Will walk for nothing or might bag you a 9th man and a 2nd rd pick.

Developmental piece: Al Aminu. Still developing.

Saperstern, you should fire yourself. Your GM'ing game is weak.

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Re: Lakers standing in Western Conf. Discussion

Postby XXIV on Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:07 pm

dane99 wrote:it does not matter who we play i just dont want to play memphis in he first round. scaryy team


Definitely. And for most of the year they weren't even healthy. Hopefully they play against OKC and knock them out so we can have HCA throughout the West (if we get the 2nd seed).
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