Fri. 3/8 - Lakers vs Raptors - Predictions & Comments

Fri. 3/8 - Lakers vs Raptors - Predictions & Comments

Postby Weezy on Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:34 pm

Friday, March 8th
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Must win this, must get back over .500, mentally it would be huge for us.
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Re: Fri. 3/8 - Lakers vs Raptors - Predictions & Comments

Postby trodgers on Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:50 pm

Win. Preview coming.
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Re: Fri. 3/8 - Lakers vs Raptors - Predictions & Comments

Postby Unknowndevil on Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:12 pm

after this game we will be above 0.500 for sure.
and then lets kill Bulls
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Re: Fri. 3/8 - Lakers vs Raptors - Predictions & Comments

Postby Weezy on Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:21 pm

We gotta watch out for Rudy Gay in this one, he's been balling since he was traded to Toronto.
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Re: Fri. 3/8 - Lakers vs Raptors - Predictions & Comments

Postby Jazzygirl205 on Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:36 pm

Two words RUDY GAY. Contain him and win.
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Re: Fri. 3/8 - Lakers vs Raptors - Predictions & Comments

Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:44 pm

Is it possible...that we go over .500 for the first time since NOVEMBER?

Man that's disgusting to write out but damn we need this win. I can't take any more close games or double digit comebacks.
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Re: Fri. 3/8 - Lakers vs Raptors - Predictions & Comments

Postby GoldenChocobo on Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:08 am

82 points.
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Re: Fri. 3/8 - Lakers vs Raptors - Predictions & Comments

Postby Finwë on Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:42 am

Solid W.
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Re: Fri. 3/8 - Lakers vs Raptors - Predictions & Comments

Postby therealdeal on Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:27 am

Tough first half followed by a trouncing in the second half.

We're going to have some trouble with their wings, I'll tell you that much.
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Re: Fri. 3/8 - Lakers vs Raptors - Predictions & Comments

Postby gcclaker on Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:42 am

It will be again closer than expected and won't be a comfortable win for the "easy" factions. A day's rest plus the friendly confines of Staples will at least probably give them a better start.
Nor can the Lakers get blamed for always making the right decisions over decades. At some point its not just luck or "gamble", its superior management and superior ownership.
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Re: Fri. 3/8 - Lakers vs Raptors - Predictions & Comments

Postby Uncle_Meat on Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:00 pm

Kobe is leading this team whether the others realize it or not. He made a guarantee putting his brand on the line. You don't do that unless you are willing to deliver. Nobody does that. Nobody. He's old school to the core and it reminds me of Pat Riley guaranteeing a back to back title which came true. He will make this happen if it kills him. Believe it. Let's hope he gets some help or he will indeed drop dead trying. Mark this down as a win or there will be a lot of names looking for other teams next year but you never know with the FO.
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Re: Fri. 3/8 - Lakers vs Raptors - Predictions & Comments

Postby trodgers on Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:03 pm

QUICK PREVIEW
Lakers (31-31) vs. Raptors (24-38)
10:30 PM EST

LAKERS
Won last 1
20-11 at home
13-10 vs. East

PROBABLE STARTERS
Steve Nash 12.1 points, 7.0 assists, 2.8 rebounds
Kobe Bryant 27.6 points, 5.6 assists, 5.4 rebounds
Metta World Peace 12.6 points, 1.5 assists, 5.3 rebounds
Earl Clark 8.2 points, 1.2 assists, 6.3 rebounds
Dwight Howard 16.0 points, 1.4 assists, 12.1 rebounds

RAPTORS
Won last 1
9-22 on the road
11-17 vs. West

PROBABLE STARTERS
Kyle Lowry 12.5 points, 6.0 assists, 4.8 rebounds
DeMar DeRozan 17.7 points, 2.6 assists, 4.1 rebounds
Rudy Gay 19.8 points, 2.7 assists, 6.5 rebounds
Andrea Bargnani 13.0 points, 1.1 assists, 3.7 rebounds
Jonas Valanciunas 6.8 points, 0.8 assists, 5.5 rebounds

PREDICTION
Last time the Lakers and Raptors met, the Raptors were in the midst of a skid. That all ended when Dwight Howard fouled out and Jose Calderon lit up the Lakers. Calderon has been a thorn in LA's side for years, averaging 13 points and 6 dimes on 52% shooting. Toronto has since lost Calderon, but they've added Rudy Gay (this season averaging 17-10-4 against the Lakers). Rudy is a tough cover for the Lakers, but they should be equal to the task.

Look for Kobe to come out hot and for Dwight to exact some revenge.

Lakers 109
Raptors 101
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Re: Fri. 3/8 - Lakers vs Raptors - Predictions & Comments

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:14 pm

I got Lakers 106 Raptors 90. We get above 500 and the fans get Tacos.
For what it's worth, the Lakers also clinched the Pacific Division, an achievement Bryant dismissed by saying "We don't hang divisions." No, only the big NBA championship banners are considered wall-worthy for the Lakers.
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Re: Fri. 3/8 - Lakers vs Raptors - Predictions & Comments

Postby trodgers on Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:28 pm

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Re: Fri. 3/8 - Lakers vs Raptors - Predictions & Comments

Postby Battle Tested20 on Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:39 pm

Very curious and anxious to see if we indeed have found something with our defense since all our players have said that in that 4th quarter that's how we need to play D going forward.
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Re: Fri. 3/8 - Lakers vs Raptors - Predictions & Comments

Postby Balance&Options24 on Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:40 pm

Off early to Staples to see the boys finally get over 500 since Dec.


Lets go Lakers!!!!!!!
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Re: Fri. 3/8 - Lakers vs Raptors - Predictions & Comments

Postby Battle Tested20 on Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:57 pm

Balance&Options24 wrote:Off early to Staples to see the boys finally get over 500 since Dec.


Lets go Lakers!!!!!!!

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Re: Fri. 3/8 - Lakers vs Raptors - Predictions & Comments

Postby Uncle_Meat on Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:38 pm

To make the playoffs the games to win are against the below .500 teams. This is a must win.
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Re: Fri. 3/8 - Lakers vs Raptors - Predictions & Comments

Postby kobe_008 on Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:00 pm

Prediction:Kobe does what he does best
but will still be seen lacking by haters
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Re: Fri. 3/8 - Lakers vs Raptors - Predictions & Comments

Postby trodgers on Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:18 pm

Getting to be about that time...
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Re: Fri. 3/8 - Lakers vs Raptors - Predictions & Comments

Postby Rooscooter on Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:28 pm

For some reason I sense a game in the mid nineties coming with ugly all over it. They have the mix to hurt us bad with a stretch 4, athletic 3 and physical point guard. We've been hitting 3's to win in this recent string so if we get cold it could be a real fight.
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Re: Fri. 3/8 - Lakers vs Raptors - Predictions & Comments

Postby thebluemamba14 on Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:28 pm

Jazz up by 2 with 50 seconds left! :man2:
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Re: Fri. 3/8 - Lakers vs Raptors - Predictions & Comments

Postby trodgers on Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:30 pm

Ugh, Chicago.
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Re: Fri. 3/8 - Lakers vs Raptors - Predictions & Comments

Postby thebluemamba14 on Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:31 pm

big 3 by bulls! :jam2:
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Re: Fri. 3/8 - Lakers vs Raptors - Predictions & Comments

Postby trodgers on Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:32 pm

C'mon, Chicago D.
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