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Postby Tobias Funke on Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:25 pm

Shorthanded Knicks win on the road in Utah, and the Rockets-Jazz matchup is another win-win.

There's only one game basically over the next week until we play the Warriors, and the Wizards have one of the worst road records in the league so in theory it shouldn't hurt us too bad if Kobe and Pau aren't back for that game.
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Postby khmrP on Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:31 pm

Expected loss @ indy they win...expected win @ atl w/o 3 key players and today. ...go figure
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Postby puffyusaf#2 on Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:08 pm

Utah lost. That keeps this game at a "didn't hurt to much" level. Lets get er done on Friday.
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Postby The Laker Link on Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:41 am

Well, back on page 60 I was predicting they would go on an 8 game win streak right here, hopefully this is the only lose they get. Can still go on a 6 game win streak if all goes well. Guess we wait and see.
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Postby Weezy on Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:47 am

We just need to get Kobe and Pau back and we will be able to make the playoffs. I'm hoping for positive results with Pau's foot, for Kobe to continue to be a quick healer, and for us to be able to beat Washington at home on 3 days rest if neither of them return. I believe we can, and I still think we're going to get into the playoffs in the end.
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Postby dj vitus on Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:21 pm

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Optimistically... perhaps yesterday's game was just a fluke. :man12:
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Postby puffyusaf#2 on Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:39 pm

Haven't lost my optimism...... Of course I didn't watch the Wiz game so I am not as down in the dumps as everyone.
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Postby Lakerjones on Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:11 am

puffyusaf#2 wrote:Haven't lost my optimism...... Of course I didn't watch the Wiz game so I am not as down in the dumps as everyone.


^ Euphemistically speaking I'd call it a head scratcher. If this weren't a family friendly site we'd all be calling it something else. But it definitely put at least a temporary damper on the general optimism of getting Pau and Kobe back at last and the strides we had made in not losing back to back games since January. And this was to two teams that are headed for the lottery to add insult to injury. While it's true that we only lost by three and that we had chances to actually put this game into overtime, we completely folded in the second half for no real apparent reason other than lack of heart and effort. The timing of the loss, too, was just mystifying. Back at home, 3 days rest, Pau and Kobe back in. To pour more salt in the wound Jamison, our best bench player by far, suffered a torn ligament in his wrist which he is not going to recover from until offseason surgery. So, yeah, this one hurt a lot.

Big game tonight. If we can beat GS at their house then we will still be in the hunt for the 6th spot, although as others have said, it does not look likely to catch Houston after our loss to the Wiz and their win over SAS last night. So more realistically we are fighting for the 7th or 8th spot with GS. Considering Denver's current streak and the news about Marc Gasol, plus the Clippers faltering, it might be a blessing in disguise as Denver gives us a lot of trouble and could likely hold the 3 spot. But then again it might not.
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Postby gcclaker on Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:38 am

puffyusaf#2 wrote:Haven't lost my optimism...... Of course I didn't watch the Wiz game so I am not as down in the dumps as everyone.

Not down in the dumps but merely befuddled and bemused... :man12:
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Postby therealdeal on Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:57 am

One game shake it off. This is the game that really matters. We'll see if what D'Antoni said knocks some sense into these guys.

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Postby puffyusaf#2 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:27 am

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puffyusaf#2 wrote:Haven't lost my optimism...... Of course I didn't watch the Wiz game so I am not as down in the dumps as everyone.


^ Euphemistically speaking I'd call it a head scratcher. If this weren't a family friendly site we'd all be calling it something else. But it definitely put at least a temporary damper on the general optimism of getting Pau and Kobe back at last and the strides we had made in not losing back to back games since January. And this was to two teams that are headed for the lottery to add insult to injury. While it's true that we only lost by three and that we had chances to actually put this game into overtime, we completely folded in the second half for no real apparent reason other than lack of heart and effort. The timing of the loss, too, was just mystifying. Back at home, 3 days rest, Pau and Kobe back in. To pour more salt in the wound Jamison, our best bench player by far, suffered a torn ligament in his wrist which he is not going to recover from until offseason surgery. So, yeah, this one hurt a lot.

Big game tonight. If we can beat GS at their house then we will still be in the hunt for the 6th spot, although as others have said, it does not look likely to catch Houston after our loss to the Wiz and their win over SAS last night. So more realistically we are fighting for the 7th or 8th spot with GS. Considering Denver's current streak and the news about Marc Gasol, plus the Clippers faltering, it might be a blessing in disguise as Denver gives us a lot of trouble and could likely hold the 3 spot. But then again it might not.

Thanks LJ. I can see the frustration. I recorded the game and walked in saw we lost and hit "DELETE" on the DVR. We have been snake bitten this year but just like the LA Kings last season all we have to do is get to the playoffs and it all starts over....hopefully.
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Postby Nikez on Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:32 am

^^^ I still remain optimistic that if we make the playoffs, it will really be a confidence booster for us and help our key players flip that mental switch they need. I just hope they play with that edge CONSISTENTLY.
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Postby Lakerjones on Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:56 pm

puffyusaf#2 wrote:
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puffyusaf#2 wrote:Haven't lost my optimism...... Of course I didn't watch the Wiz game so I am not as down in the dumps as everyone.


^ Euphemistically speaking I'd call it a head scratcher. If this weren't a family friendly site we'd all be calling it something else. But it definitely put at least a temporary damper on the general optimism of getting Pau and Kobe back at last and the strides we had made in not losing back to back games since January. And this was to two teams that are headed for the lottery to add insult to injury. While it's true that we only lost by three and that we had chances to actually put this game into overtime, we completely folded in the second half for no real apparent reason other than lack of heart and effort. The timing of the loss, too, was just mystifying. Back at home, 3 days rest, Pau and Kobe back in. To pour more salt in the wound Jamison, our best bench player by far, suffered a torn ligament in his wrist which he is not going to recover from until offseason surgery. So, yeah, this one hurt a lot.

Big game tonight. If we can beat GS at their house then we will still be in the hunt for the 6th spot, although as others have said, it does not look likely to catch Houston after our loss to the Wiz and their win over SAS last night. So more realistically we are fighting for the 7th or 8th spot with GS. Considering Denver's current streak and the news about Marc Gasol, plus the Clippers faltering, it might be a blessing in disguise as Denver gives us a lot of trouble and could likely hold the 3 spot. But then again it might not.

Thanks LJ. I can see the frustration. I recorded the game and walked in saw we lost and hit "DELETE" on the DVR. We have been snake bitten this year but just like the LA Kings last season all we have to do is get to the playoffs and it all starts over....hopefully.


^^ We really have Puffy. And yeah, I like what you're saying - get in there and see what we can do. You know me, I'm far from throwing dirt on these guys right now. Just pissed as hell that we lost a second game in a row to a sub .500 team, and with all the things I mentioned. We had been incredibly consistent in not losing two games in a row since back in January. And we needed to keep that up. And the WAY they let the other team right back in and eventually win was the clincher for all of the frustration here. It certainly got MDA all riled up, and rightfully so. He had his own failings IMO in the fourth quarter by either going to Kobe ISO by design or default by letting him do it. But I only blame the Lakers themselves for that depressing third quarter. 18 point lead wiped out? Unforgivable to that kind of team, while you're in the a playoff hunt, on home floor, etc.

But yeah, realdeal's right. We've got a must win game tonight. Let's see if the Lakers can redeem themselves with a victory. A loss tonight and there will be a conniption over here at CL. We need this one.
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Postby Battle Tested20 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:25 pm

I'm still optimistic about our circumstances but I just wish we didn't lose Jamison last game. Losing the game happens but hopefully Jamison won't keep getting hit on that wrist. (fingers crossed)
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Postby puffyusaf#2 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:31 pm

A good win tonight would do wonders for fixing the blah mood of the board.
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Postby Tobias Funke on Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:03 pm

Well, this is awkward......

Umm lets see. Well, this team does tend to fight all the way to the end even when they're down and out. Thats all I got.
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Postby puffyusaf#2 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:06 pm

After the Wiz game I am really surprised at how we started tonight. Painful. Optimism took a hit....BUT... Damn it when Kobe is on my team I will have fricken optimism.
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Postby LakerFanIam on Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:44 pm

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Postby pound4pound1 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:22 am

i'm optimistic Utah will lose a few more games and take themselves out of the picture...since we cant




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Postby dj vitus on Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:20 am

Well, whether we make the playoffs or not, I'm optimistic that next year we'll be much better and actually be contenders, winning at least 50 games. If we stay healthy, of course.
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Postby trodgers on Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:17 pm

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Postby puffyusaf#2 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:19 pm

^ :jam2: ^
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Postby gcclaker on Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:21 pm

OK...I'll say it again. Lakers make it to the eight spot on a miracle shot then reel off 16 ridiculous wins in a row.

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Postby trodgers on Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:22 pm

gcclaker wrote:Liquid lunch. Happy Hour is on! :jam2:

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Postby puffyusaf#2 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:26 pm

gcclaker wrote:OK...I'll say it again. Lakers make it to the eight spot on a miracle shot then reel off 16 ridiculous wins in a row.

Liquid lunch. Happy Hour is on! :jam2:


The LA Kings just pretty much did that very thing so as the poet KG once said, ANYTHING IS MUTHA F'N POSSSSSSSSSIIIIIIIBBBBBBLLLLLLLEEEEEEE MUTHA F'ER
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