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

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Postby karacha on Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:03 pm

^

That's exactly why he wants us to avoid the 8 seed. If we can get #7 or #6, that would be OK.
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Postby borri on Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:04 pm

karacha wrote:^

That's exactly why he wants us to avoid the 8 seed. If we can get #7 or #6, that would be OK.


Damn man i gotta get my eyes checked. Completely misread his post.
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Postby dj vitus on Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:15 pm

Pau would help us immediately when he gets back. Clark is being asked to do too much, and so his production (and thus minutes) have been going down.

With Dwight slowly figuring out how to play with Kobe, adding Pau would give us two great passers to Dwight. Sad to say, but I have yet to see Dwight effectively play with Nash on a consistent basis.

As long as we continue to give Pau Tim Duncan minutes or less, we should be fine.
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Postby The Rock on Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:57 pm

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Postby therealdeal on Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:00 pm

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Postby Doc Brown on Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:00 pm

Dwight needs to get them big a** chicklets back in his mouth. :man10:
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Postby karacha on Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:15 pm

I think those guys should be able to afford some better headphones.
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Postby V.V.V.V.V. on Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:00 pm

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Postby revgen on Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:03 am

Dwight can't keep his mouth closed, even when he's asleep. :man12:
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Postby KB24 on Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:26 am

Sacre is one lucky dude....he is being paid to take a VIP seat during Laker games and also have some backstage experience. lol
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Postby Doc Brown on Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:31 pm

Thanks for the Hack-A-Dwight Orlando. Not only did we get free points, but it slows the pace down so much that we get our defense in place and they can't use their young bucks to run us out of the gym.

We are currently outscoring them in fast break points. :man10:
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Postby Weezy on Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:41 pm

3 games over .500, we're climbing. If we can win tomorrow in Atlanta I'll be pretty impressed.
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Postby therealdeal on Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:42 pm

Yeah I'm surprised Vaughn wanted to keep doing that. :man10:

Dwight finished 15/20 on Hack-a-Dwight free throw attempts. He probably should have just given that up.
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Postby Weezy on Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:44 pm

Oh and the bench was great tonight, they got it out of hand for Orlando. Blake, Jamison, and Meeks all had big games.
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Postby karacha on Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:48 pm

Weezy wrote:3 games over .500, we're climbing. If we can win tomorrow in Atlanta I'll be pretty impressed.


Same here. That will be a difficult game, but a win would be awesome. ATL is getting beat by the Heat right now in a blowout game. They will be even more tired IMO.
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Postby dwighthowardsdad on Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:51 pm

I'm glad we got started off on the right foot on this road-trip. I hope we can pull it out tomorrow. If we win 2 out of 3, that would be ideal, IMO...
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Postby Jellincon on Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:54 pm

Really needed this win against ORL. Hopefully we can keep this little 4 gm streak going and beat ATL tomorrow. If not, at least Utah plays OKC tomorrow so that should be a loss for them.
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Postby Weezy on Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:01 pm

karacha wrote:
Weezy wrote:3 games over .500, we're climbing. If we can win tomorrow in Atlanta I'll be pretty impressed.


Same here. That will be a difficult game, but a win would be awesome. ATL is getting beat by the Heat right now in a blowout game. They will be even more tired IMO.


I'm glad they're on a back to back too, helps us some. The way this game was played I think our guys won't be very tired either. So much standing around watching Dwight shoot FT's our guys barely had to run, game was played at a very slow pace.
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Postby therealdeal on Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:02 pm

karacha wrote:
Weezy wrote:3 games over .500, we're climbing. If we can win tomorrow in Atlanta I'll be pretty impressed.


Same here. That will be a difficult game, but a win would be awesome. ATL is getting beat by the Heat right now in a blowout game. They will be even more tired IMO.

Yeah I think between the next two games, the one in Atlanta would be the easiest to sneak out with. Not that it'll be easy, but that it'll be easier than Indiana.

I'm hoping since Kobe didn't have to do too much he can come out and really put a stamp on this game.
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Postby revgen on Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:21 pm

I like our defense the last 2 games. Yes, I know Chi-town and Disney World aren't great offensive teams, but it sure beats the defense we played against Toronto and New Orleans.
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Postby Magic Skywalker on Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:48 pm

Very optimistic right now about this Laker team.

I was very negative at some point during the season (who wasn't, really) but we're really improving little by little in everything. We're winning on the road, we're winning close games, there's a clear improvement in team chemistry, Mike D'Antoni is coaching a lot better (it took him a while, but now we're not trying to be Phoenix 2006, and rotations are much better) and we're actually defending more (a lot to improve here still, but we're definitely better than before).

We have two hard games now (@Atlanta and @Indiana) but afterwards, it's 7 VERY winnable games (vs SAC, @PHX, vs WAS, @GSW, @MIN, @MIL, @SAC and vs DAL). Milwaukee is probably the most difficult of them all.
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Postby trodgers on Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:03 pm

Vaughn seemed to let some strange sense of pride drive his gameplan and prevent him from changing it even as it didn't work. Glad we made them pay.
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Postby puffyusaf#2 on Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:08 pm

The Lakers have not swept a back-2-back all season. This would be a great time to do so.
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Postby gcclaker on Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:55 pm

dwighthowardsdad wrote:I'm glad we got started off on the right foot on this road-trip. I hope we can pull it out tomorrow. If we win 2 out of 3, that would be ideal, IMO...

Agree on the first statement... Have them feeling good about themselves for the Hawks game.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby Lakerjones on Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:51 pm

revgen wrote:I like our defense the last 2 games. Yes, I know Chi-town and Disney World aren't great offensive teams, but it sure beats the defense we played against Toronto and New Orleans.


^^ Agreed all the way.
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