Mon 5/21 - Lakers @ Thunder - Game 5 - Predictions/Comments

Mon 5/21 - Lakers @ Thunder - Game 5 - Predictions/Comments

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Re: Mon 5/21 - Lakers @ Thunder - Game 5 - Predictions/Comments

Postby lakers_09tv on Sat May 19, 2012 10:11 pm

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Re: Mon 5/21 - Lakers @ Thunder - Game 5 - Predictions/Comments

Postby Jazzygirl205 on Sat May 19, 2012 10:25 pm

They really have made me upset with their lackluster play in the 4th. I honestly don't care for this game.
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Re: Mon 5/21 - Lakers @ Thunder - Game 5 - Predictions/Comments

Postby bystander on Sat May 19, 2012 10:35 pm

Crazy thing is. Lakers can win G5. They won't. Probably, if we stick to this team history, it will be a blowout. But this game can be won. Hope that what will happen.
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Re: Mon 5/21 - Lakers @ Thunder - Game 5 - Predictions/Comments

Postby shoe on Sat May 19, 2012 10:56 pm

Alright, last 2 road close out games we've lost by more than 30....doesn't look good.
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Re: Mon 5/21 - Lakers @ Thunder - Game 5 - Predictions/Comments

Postby RushDelivery on Sat May 19, 2012 11:00 pm

As I mentioned in the WMC thread, the Lakers have not won a road elimination game since the 2002 WCF against the Kings, and have gone 0-5 since then in road elimination games. The last two losses were 30+ point blowouts at Boston in 2008 and at Dallas in 2011. I see no reason why the trend will end in Game 5 at OKC.

As long as the Lakers go down trying hard, I'll at least get the consolation of knowing they showed some heart. Another blowout would just be pathetic for a team that was once the champions of the NBA.
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Re: Mon 5/21 - Lakers @ Thunder - Game 5 - Predictions/Comments

Postby kobebryant248 on Sun May 20, 2012 12:23 am

well always stick with the team but it s hard to believe that lakers can win on the road vs okc the way we lost game 2 and 4 in the 4th . so i hope the best but i am realistic and say this will be a loss.
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Re: Mon 5/21 - Lakers @ Thunder - Game 5 - Predictions/Comments

Postby lakersyunowin on Sun May 20, 2012 12:51 am

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Re: Mon 5/21 - Lakers @ Thunder - Game 5 - Predictions/Comments

Postby nameant on Sun May 20, 2012 12:53 am

Blowout.
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Re: Mon 5/21 - Lakers @ Thunder - Game 5 - Predictions/Comments

Postby wcsoldier81 on Sun May 20, 2012 1:18 am

The only thing I wonder is if one of our players will take a hard hit on Harden

I have to say this is the only thing which has bothered me through the years as a fan ... Lakers team have no heart in elimination games on the road ... at least go down fighting
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Re: Mon 5/21 - Lakers @ Thunder - Game 5 - Predictions/Comments

Postby Bill_1989 on Sun May 20, 2012 5:44 am

Hard to find the motivation to watch this one. It's probably going to be ugly. What a disappointing series.
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Re: Mon 5/21 - Lakers @ Thunder - Game 5 - Predictions/Comments

Postby KB24 on Sun May 20, 2012 7:31 am

nameant wrote:Blowout.
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Re: Mon 5/21 - Lakers @ Thunder - Game 5 - Predictions/Comments

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Sun May 20, 2012 7:47 am

Hopefully we play with pride and just compete. Doubt it happens tho. This team has a history of getting clowned in road elimination games. Lost by 36 to Dallas last season, 39 to Boston in 08, 31 to Phoenix in 06.
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Re: Mon 5/21 - Lakers @ Thunder - Game 5 - Predictions/Comments

Postby odom1year on Sun May 20, 2012 9:57 am

Shoot less please, KOBE !
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Re: Mon 5/21 - Lakers @ Thunder - Game 5 - Predictions/Comments

Postby gradymac on Sun May 20, 2012 2:02 pm

either a blowout or we have a lead and blow it in the closing minutes what else is new. our track record shows that we don't show up for elimination games so im expecting a brutal beatdown. thats the thanks we always get for being supporters all season....by them not showing up
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Re: Mon 5/21 - Lakers @ Thunder - Game 5 - Predictions/Comments

Postby kenzo on Sun May 20, 2012 2:05 pm

I won't be staying till 3:30am for this ish. Not this time :mad1:
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Re: Mon 5/21 - Lakers @ Thunder - Game 5 - Predictions/Comments

Postby Jazzygirl205 on Sun May 20, 2012 3:37 pm

odom1year wrote:Shoot less please, KOBE !


Yes if everyone else is on fire, I agree.
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Re: Mon 5/21 - Lakers @ Thunder - Game 5 - Predictions/Comments

Postby kobebryant248 on Sun May 20, 2012 4:11 pm

odom1year wrote:Shoot less please, KOBE !



yup you expert because no one other had the balls to try something going in the 4th in game 4 . so kobe shoot less and lakers will be totally blown out of game 5 because like i said in the 4th no one other then kobe shoots. no post production always a late shot clock shot from kobe trying to bail out the stagnant offense and two much isos for kobe while the other stand around and doing nothing. then all blame kobe for that awful and stagnant offense . wow just wow . i would love to see some one other then kobe trying to get something going in the 4th unfortently nobody has the guts and balls to do it. so buddy blame kobe for it you so called expert. and once again kobe shot us in the 4th out of the game but think why he did it , it s because no one other tried anything. :mad1: :bang:
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Re: Mon 5/21 - Lakers @ Thunder - Game 5 - Predictions/Comments

Postby Lqv2015 on Sun May 20, 2012 4:24 pm

Pau better put in a hard fought 40+ minutes of his basketball life on Monday. I'm still not over that inexcusable lazy pass. :mad1:
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Re: Mon 5/21 - Lakers @ Thunder - Game 5 - Predictions/Comments

Postby scheven on Sun May 20, 2012 10:24 pm

It ain't over
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Re: Mon 5/21 - Lakers @ Thunder - Game 5 - Predictions/Comments

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Sun May 20, 2012 11:32 pm

The last game for remnants of the Championship core... it's going to be a massacre. Thank you Pau Gasol, you gutless tool. Everybody else maybe gone except for those under contract.
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Re: Mon 5/21 - Lakers @ Thunder - Game 5 - Predictions/Comments

Postby kingjsun on Mon May 21, 2012 12:53 am

scheven wrote:It ain't over


It's not. Yes, our backs are against the wall. Yes, we are horrible on the road. Yes, history isn't on our side. But... There's still 48 minutes of basketball to play. If it's over why bother getting on the plane and flying there? If it's over, why bother suiting up? It's games like this upcoming game five where amazing happens. Hopefully, that amazing play comes from someone on our team.

48 minutes, not 46, not 36, 48!!

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Re: Mon 5/21 - Lakers @ Thunder - Game 5 - Predictions/Comments

Postby kobebryant248 on Mon May 21, 2012 6:26 am

hey one more question. gasol didn t played well in game 4 and that bad turnover was devasstating but he didn t get the ball the whole game 4 for his opporturnity to score and it wasn t only his tfault why lakers lost. there were more mistakes in the game and from every player so to blame gasol for everything and loosing this game 4 is absolutely ridicilous and a bad mistake,and not even fair at all. yup he played bad and yup he had this costly and decisive turnover but let s face it he wasn t alone who made mistake after mistake . the whole 4th quarter by lakers was a fluke and mistakes were all over and turnovers in that quarter not to mention thunder got to many chances for easy scores, so to blame gasol and to say it s only his fault that is bad, cowardly and absolut not right . :mad1: :bang:
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Re: Mon 5/21 - Lakers @ Thunder - Game 5 - Predictions/Comments

Postby Ludachris on Mon May 21, 2012 9:34 am

We all know what's coming. If they couldn't pull out games 2 and 4, both of which they should have won, how can they possibly put it all together for this next game? Frustration has already set in. Mental break downs and lack of effort in the closing minutes in 2 of the last 3 games has cost this team a very winnable series. Plenty of blame to go around, as there usually is. The sad thing is, it's clear to everyone that the Lakers can beat the Thunder in a 7 game series, if they would just play a solid 48 minutes, as opposed to 47. They don't have to play great, they don't have to run with them, they just have to play a solid game on both ends and not turn it over. Even with all of the mistakes in game 2 and 4, had they only cut out 1 or 2 of them they win both games.

It comes down to a simple will to win, and nobody on this team outside of Kobe has it, I mean really has it. Kobe is criticized for taking too many shots at the end, and I know I'm screaming at him for it too. But when I watch closely and see the body language of the other players at the end of these games, I don't see that will to win. I don't see the effort - there's no fight to get open in the post, to box out, to cut to the hoop, to get a put back, to set screens (why can't any of our bigs set an effective screen???), to make a crisp pass, to take it hard to the hoop.... to take a big shot. We just don't have those players on the team.

I'm really bummed, as I thought after game 3 we had a real shot. I thought the team had learned it's game 2 lesson. It seemed like they understood the level of urgency and commitment needed to win this series. With the veterans this team has, there's no excuse for these types of losses. And I'm pretty sure they'll lay down like they have in the past when reality has set in.
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Re: Mon 5/21 - Lakers @ Thunder - Game 5 - Predictions/Comments

Postby Alleyhoops on Mon May 21, 2012 11:02 am

I have this strange, overwhelming feeling that we're going to win tonight.
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