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

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Postby Battle Tested20 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:38 pm

Jellincon wrote:Naw we still have a chance. Assuming HOU will finish off the Kings, if we win today and HOU loses tomorrow to PHX, then we'll get the 7th seed if we beat HOU on Wednesday.

or GSW loses last 2 games and we win out. Not likely but we still have a shot.
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Postby Weezy on Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:51 pm

That defense was amazing overall, I don't know why they can't bring that energy more often than not on defense. Huge win though, absolute must win and many guys chipped in.
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Postby lakersyunowin on Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:52 pm

we battled all game long. pau was having a horrible night, but we prevailed nonetheless. so rewarding to see the guys go out there after the loss of kobe and just play with so much will and effort.
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Postby Doc Brown on Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:53 pm

This team showed some heart tonight. They are going down fighting that's for sure.
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Postby Ras Algethi on Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:55 pm

Jellincon wrote:Naw we still have a chance. Assuming HOU will finish off the Kings, if we win today and HOU loses tomorrow to PHX, then we'll get the 7th seed if we beat HOU on Wednesday.


Yeah this would be Ideal. We can take the Spurs.

Lets hope Hou loses tomorrow.
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Postby therealdeal on Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:59 pm

S*** if we play defense the way we did today, nobody is beating us. :man10:
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Postby Finwë on Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:01 pm

What a GREAT win.
Tremendous effort from our guys. Really proud, they showed a lot of heart.
Offense was UGLY but so was SAS's, and we made up for it with some of the best D we've played all year

Steve Blake was HUGE, that was nice to see. Also I was very pleased with Dwight's game, especially defensively, even though he did score plenty.

Just one more game left and we're in the playoffs. Forget about OKC, at least make it for the sake of all the effort put in, for Dr. Buss and for Kobe.
We'll see how it goes from there, but we just CAN'T miss the playoffs
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Postby noobiew on Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:04 pm

Today proved that we can still play great defense. Offensive powerhouse SAS just scored 86 against us this game.

We just need to bring on this type of defensive intensity every games.
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Postby Jellincon on Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:16 pm

The game was ugly but at the same time beautiful. Beautiful in how we battled all night long on D and didn't crack under pressure. Our leader may have gone down but luckily the troops have kept their spirits up and won't go down without a fight.

One more victory away from the playoffs. Let's finish the job on Wednesday. :jam2:
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Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:31 pm

The defense we played made me a bit more optimistic. When Nash comes back if we continue to D up like this (I know that sounds contradictory) we might actually make our 1st round series interesting. Not expecting us to win but it will definitely be exciting to watch, like that game against Indiana when Kobe went out.
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Postby Lakerjones on Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:53 pm

Finwë wrote:What a GREAT win.
Tremendous effort from our guys. Really proud, they showed a lot of heart.
Offense was UGLY but so was SAS's, and we made up for it with some of the best D we've played all year

Steve Blake was HUGE, that was nice to see. Also I was very pleased with Dwight's game, especially defensively, even though he did score plenty.

Just one more game left and we're in the playoffs. Forget about OKC, at least make it for the sake of all the effort put in, for Dr. Buss and for Kobe.
We'll see how it goes from there, but we just CAN'T miss the playoffs


^^ Great post Finwë. Yeah, huge win for us tonight. It was gritty but we pulled it out with defense and finally some timely shots towards the end that we couldn't seem to make fall earlier in the game. One more win and we're in. I'm not expecting any first round miracles - I just want us to make the playoffs to save this season for us fans.
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Postby purp n gold on Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:01 am

LETS GO WOLVES! :jam2:

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Postby FabFourLakers on Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:08 am

Crazy enough, if Wolves win tonight, The Lakers are IN. So it's time to break out my old KG twolves jersey (used to be a HUGE fan of his until he went to the CELTICS and became a huge DOUCHE!), and root HARD for the TWOLVES!

BTW, I couldn't watch the entire Jazz/Twolves game last week...but any time I've watched a FULL Jazz game, they have lost. I'm gonna try to watch tonight's game but it depends on when I get off work. Ugh.
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Postby purp n gold on Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:25 am

FabFourLakers wrote:So it's time to break out my old KG twolves jersey (used to be a HUGE fan of his until he went to the CELTICS and became a huge DOUCHE!), and root HARD for the TWOLVES!


So true. I was a fan of KG even as a conference rival. It wasn't until Boston that he started acting like a jerk. I had his And-1 sneakers!
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Postby Jellincon on Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:00 pm

Welp HOU lost to PHX. We are now in full control of our own destiny. If/When we beat HOU tomorrow, the 7th seed is ours.
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Postby puffyusaf#2 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:36 pm

it is amazing that if we beat Hou we can grab the 7th seed and avoid OKC in the first round. Lets get this done kids :bow:
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Postby karacha on Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:46 pm

Oh, they'll get it done. I have no doubt. Let Houston deal with OKC.
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Postby puffyusaf#2 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:50 pm

^that would be our best option for sure
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Postby dwighthowardsdad on Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:53 pm

I'm optimistic we'll win tomorrow and then pull off an upset against the Spurs (I hate that team).
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Postby Weezy on Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:31 pm

Ok, that was a big win. We fought back, they took is to OT, and we still came out on top.Warriors, Grizzlies, Spurs, Rockets, those are quality wins to finish the season, I will admit that that is progress. And this was mostly without Kobe and Nash.
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Postby Jellincon on Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:37 pm

That was some championship level D to close it out in OT.
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Postby therealdeal on Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:37 pm

Weezy wrote:Ok, that was a big win. We fought back, they took is to OT, and we still came out on top.Warriors, Grizzlies, Spurs, Rockets, those are quality wins to finish the season, I will admit that that is progress. And this was mostly without Kobe and Nash.

This was definitely a good way to end the last games of the season all things considered.

Optimistically I think we can make the first round a really tough series for San Antonio and we might even be able to pull out a win if things go our way. We've shown some truly great defense the last two games. The only thing we need now is for the offense to pick up a little.
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Postby Doc Brown on Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:44 pm

Held the Rockets to 95 points in an OT game. Rockets straight rack up points on people. Impressive. :bow:
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Postby lakersyunowin on Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:50 pm

unlike most other teams, we have been playing this last string of games as intense, pressure-filled elimination games. every single one. carrying that mentality into the playoffs should hopefully be a smooth transition, and other teams might not have it yet. we can hopefully catch SA a little off guard and steal game 1.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby Battle Tested20 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:32 am

Jellincon wrote:That was some championship level D to close it out in OT.

Sure was. Just unbelievable. :jam2:
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