The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

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Postby therealdeal on Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:02 am

This thread is half full of jerks like you!
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Postby scissors on Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:53 pm

We win tonight then my optimism level goes up to 7/10.
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Postby lakersyunowin on Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:55 pm

we won a road game
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Postby therealdeal on Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:57 pm

Ugh... I'm too old and tired for games like this. Optimism- we won a game on the road.

But it's shaky optimism at best.
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Postby Weezy on Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:00 pm

I'm happy with our offensive balance. I feel like we've been getting at least 4 or 5 guys in double figures every game the past 5 games. If Kobe doesn't HAVE to carry the scoring load and the entire team can share the scoring responsibilities that is a great thing. And yes, nice to finally get a win on the road again.
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Postby lakersyunowin on Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:02 pm

therealdeal wrote:Ugh... I'm too old and tired for games like this. Optimism- we won a game on the road.

But it's shaky optimism at best.

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Postby Doc Brown on Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:03 pm

4-1 in our last 5. Should have won all 5, big win without D12.

If we continue with this 3:1 win/loss ratio, we will be in good shape.
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Postby lakersyunowin on Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:04 pm

Weezy wrote:I'm happy with our offensive balance. I feel like we've been getting at least 4 or 5 guys in double figures every game the past 5 games. If Kobe doesn't HAVE to carry the scoring load and the entire team can share the scoring responsibilities that is a great thing. And yes, nice to finally get a win on the road again.

for the most part, i like how our bench and role players have been coming along in this recent stretch.
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Postby therealdeal on Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:07 pm

lakersyunowin wrote:
therealdeal wrote:Ugh... I'm too old and tired for games like this. Optimism- we won a game on the road.

But it's shaky optimism at best.

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I'm tired man. Talk to me again tomorrow and maybe I'll feel better.

It's been a long day.
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Postby puffyusaf#2 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:46 pm

My optimism: We are learning how to "win" again. These team had lost all ideas of how to win games. Yes, they blew the 28 point lead but everyone knows most huge leads early go away. This Lakers team 1 month ago would of collapsed and we would tried to rely on Kobe to shoot us into the game. Last game I think we lost when Dwight went down and it sucked the wind out of our sails. This game we dealt with it and got the win. My optimism is increasing but I'll admit this win was only a tiny jump forward.
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Postby revgen on Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:25 pm

^Yep. We're getting better. Slowly but surly. The question is, do we have enough time to figure it out so that we can have the "swagger" and confidence to be champions this season? Hard to say at this point. Just cross our fingers and hope for the best.
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Postby Vasashi17 on Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:01 am

therealdeal wrote:
lakersyunowin wrote:
therealdeal wrote:Ugh... I'm too old and tired for games like this. Optimism- we won a game on the road.

But it's shaky optimism at best.

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:man10:

I'm tired man. Talk to me again tomorrow and maybe I'll feel better.

It's been a long day.

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Postby dj vitus on Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:41 am

Yeah despite the blown big leads, at least we're HAVING big leads for once in this tumultuous season. So that's something to take away and build upon. :jam2:
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Postby gcclaker on Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:50 am

puffyusaf#2 wrote:My optimism: We are learning how to "win" again. These team had lost all ideas of how to win games.


My thoughts as well. Before when it is a close contest...they get confused and who is supposed to assert themselves other than 24. To top it off, others not 24 aren't sure how 24 would react.

puffyusaf#2 wrote:This Lakers team 1 month ago would of collapsed and we would tried to rely on Kobe to shoot us into the game.


Nah...THAT team would not have even been in the game or remain within reasonable striking distance only to wither away eventually to lose big.
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Postby dwighthowardsdad on Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:00 am

We won a game on the road. That will hopefully do wonders for us mentally. We even won without Dwight. As ugly as it may have been, it's a small hurdle that we needed to be overcome; now, that 1 is out of the way we can salvage the rest of this roadtrip and may have a winning record when it's all said & done.

Oh, yeah. After the Rockets play the Bobcats tonight, they have to play Golden State & Miami. They might lose 1 if not both; we could pickup a game or two...
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Postby dj vitus on Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:32 pm

Papa John's, baby! :jam2:
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Postby Scnottaken on Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:40 pm

Somewhat optimism: Losing these big leads might signal that the team's just getting bored and slacking off at the end. Bodes well for games against better teams, I guess.
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Postby revgen on Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:44 pm

2 consecutive road wins. Were they pretty? No. But it's something to build on.
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Postby lakersyunowin on Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:45 pm

another win, keep going
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Postby Weezy on Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:47 pm

5-1 in the last 6, that alone is reason for optimism. We used to be losing these close games, we never had 18 point leads to blow, now we do at least. :man10:
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Postby Armani on Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:59 pm

We wouldn't even has lost that Suns game were Dwight not injured. We're looking pretty strong, now. Watch out league. :jam2:
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Postby puffyusaf#2 on Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:05 pm

Again I take a couple facts to heart:

1. We actually build not just leads but big leads.
2. We are finding ways to take the victory instead of giving a win to other teams.
3. we have won 2 straight on the road
4. Teams may believe they can come back on us but that also means they believe that we can't get up on them by a lot too.
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Postby dwighthowardsdad on Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:06 pm

We're not playing ideal basketball right now, but I believe it's starting to come together. We've won against 2 bad teams on the road and now it's time to go into Brooklyn and get a signature win on the road.
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Postby Jellincon on Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:21 pm

We're 5-1 in the last 6 and the Nets are 3-3. I like or chances. :man1:
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby therealdeal on Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:38 pm

Weezy wrote:5-1 in the last 6, that alone is reason for optimism. We used to be losing these close games, we never had 18 point leads to blow, now we do at least. :man10:

Yeah at least we're on the other end of those runs...

I'm optimistic because we're clearly making progress, but we've got to make strides and right now we're just making steps.
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