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

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Postby Chillbongo on Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:13 am

Nah you're right, can't blame us fans for walking on eggshells this season. BUT, I'm like a giddy pre-teen girl watching this team right now :jam2:
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Postby Chillbongo on Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:20 am

And we've held opponents under 100 points for the last 8/15 games!

Of the 7 we didn't, one game went to OT, and the others were against high-flyers in MIA, LAC, OKC, and DEN.
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Postby puffyusaf#2 on Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:38 am

I am glad you guys have renewed optimism. Welcome back to my world of having faith.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby gcclaker on Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:46 am

I read the Woj article in the Howard thread and it isn't a far fetched possibility for the squad to move up in the standings let alone clinch a spot. Personally I really dislike handicapping possibilities given many factors could come into play but given their play since the ASG it is certainly reassuring [knocking on wood].

Everyone is saying no one wants US in the first round when I get the feeling it is the opposite which I feel helps with motivation.
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Postby therealdeal on Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:55 am

puffyusaf#2 wrote:I am glad you guys have renewed optimism. Welcome back to my world of having faith.

Don't get cocky now :man10:
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Postby puffyusaf#2 on Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:57 am

therealdeal wrote:
puffyusaf#2 wrote:I am glad you guys have renewed optimism. Welcome back to my world of having faith.

Don't get cocky now :man10:


What my Optimism posting is vastly superior to everyone elses ..lol.

We win tonight that will be fricken huge for our momentum.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby therealdeal on Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:34 pm

A win tonight I think puts us right in the conversation with middle pack playoff teams, right?

We'd sweep a season series and beat a playoff team on the road...

It'd be really great to get a win tonight. I think we will, but it'll be another tough game.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby Chillbongo on Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:41 pm

It will be tough unless Dwight engages BEAST MODE again. I'm anticipating a good game from Jamison. Kobe will be in attack mode because he didn't expend himself yesterday.

In fact, I think that was intended. Kobe literally was saving his legs for today and it worked because Dwight had a monster game. In the event that someone's off tonight, I think Kobe will be on.

Nash and Jamison will show up tonight. How close of a game it is depends on if Clark and Dwight can get theirs.
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Postby Doc Brown on Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:46 pm

Some perspective on how big it'd be for Lakers to win these two in ATL and IND. After this trip, Lakers don't ...
face any more daunting road games the rest of the season, really. The toughest road opponent left isn't even a real road game -- April 7 at the Clippers at Staples Center -- and the only other teams with winning records the Lakers have to visit are hardly intimidating: Golden State (36-29) and Milwaukee (32-30).

So if the Lakers can beat the undermanned Hawks tonight and then get the rugged Pacers on Friday, they'd be very well positioned to continue rolling through the final 15 games -- especially with Pau Gasol (foot) probably back next week. 2 minutes ago


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Postby Tobias Funke on Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:25 pm

gcclaker wrote:Everyone is saying no one wants US in the first round when I get the feeling it is the opposite which I feel helps with motivation.


I really dont think anyone wants to face this team. Not saying they're afraid that we'll beat them, but I really think we'll be considered the most difficult out of the potential 6-8th ranked teams in the West. Everyone does love to beat us though, lol.
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Postby lakersyunowin on Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:00 pm

at least utah will probably lose.
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Postby Scnottaken on Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:06 pm

Lakers were merely cold. Missed some very makeable shots. Doubt it'll happen again, especially since there are no B2B in a full season's playoffs.
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Postby revgen on Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:11 pm

Utah lost. So we don't lose ground.
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Postby Scnottaken on Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:13 pm

revgen wrote:Utah lost. So we don't lose ground.

Don't jinx it :man10:
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Postby KBJelleyBean24 on Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:20 pm

Tired and playing a loose Atlanta team with nothing to lose. Utah will most likely lose tonight so no worries.
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Postby dj vitus on Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:34 pm

We can still win 50. :jam2:
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Postby puffyusaf#2 on Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:40 pm

We had a let down. Missed too many open shots. Forgot to finish. All that I see us playing much better in Indy. We have bounced back after each loss and I expect a win.
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Postby Ariza3 on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:17 pm

Kobe will get to rest that's if he misses time. it will/should allow for Nash and Dwight to grow and get some chemistry as we have seem with the Kobe/Dwight combo lately. also maybe even get Pau involved if he comes back before Kobe.

Kobe will get to rest and come back swinging is the only thing really optimistic about the situation. Nash/Dwight combo will prob not impress. MWP gunna take it upon himself and shoot and miss 15 wide open 3's
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby gcclaker on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:30 pm

Well, if anything it will force the others to play like themselves without relying on 24. Nash and Howard are the ones that need to step up. World Peace will certainly take up the slack...whether he will be efficient is another matter.
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Postby gcclaker on Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:07 pm

We play Indy... Utah plays Memphis.
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Postby XXIV on Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:16 pm

As long as the ankle doesn't require surgery, I'm optimistic of the rest Kobe will receive. He's been logging some heavy minutes and could use the time off.
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Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:00 pm

In an ideal season, we would do just fine without if Howard, Nash, and Pau were all out there and playing up to their abilities. The problem is that this season that hasn't happened at all and Kobe has been forced to take on too much. Dwight has been playing better but we need 09-11 Dwight to come through now to step up in Kobe's absence. It's a good thing our schedule gets pretty easy after Friday so we should be able to stay afloat while Kobe sits.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby wcsoldier81 on Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:35 pm

We only failed one time to win 3 out of 4 games since we were 17-25 ( losses at Heat and against Clips in a span of 4 games) ... we'll be fine as long as we keep winning at this rate
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby therealdeal on Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:42 pm

gcclaker wrote:Well, if anything it will force the others to play like themselves without relying on 24. Nash and Howard are the ones that need to step up. World Peace will certainly take up the slack...whether he will be efficient is another matter.

This.

Our road just got a whole lot tougher, but it's not as if the Jazz have an easy schedule as well. They're going to have a really tough time over the next stretch.

Indiana will be tough to watch. But the next 3 are against duds that we should win.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby wcsoldier81 on Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:45 pm

I don't think Kobe isn't going to be out for a long time ... back against Wizards at worst
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