Sat. 1/14 - Lakers "@" Clippers - Predictions & Comments

Sat. 1/14 - Lakers "@" Clippers - Predictions & Comments

Postby Weezy on Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:44 pm

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Re: Sat. 1/14 - Lakers "@" Clippers - Predictions & Comments

Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:27 am

We've been winning but not in the most ideal way. Should have blown the Cavs out and Kobe shouldn't have needed 40. Hope we get a well balanced attack tomorrow.
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Re: Sat. 1/14 - Lakers "@" Clippers - Predictions & Comments

Postby tigerjeterkobe on Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:11 am

This will be ugly. We could keep it close if we simply feed the bigs and try to get Jordan and Blake in foul trouble. But Kobe will continue to shoot too much (I know he is scoring, but him shooting more than Gasol and Bynum combined is ALWAYS too much -- when that is the biggest advantage the Lakers have on every team).

Also, when the bigs miss close range shots, it is harder for teams to get out in transition.


So, why will the Lakers likely struggle?

1. Kobe will shoot too many jumper, leading to CP3 transition lobs to Jordan and Griffin.

2. Gasol and Bynum will be in foul trouble as CP3 and Mo Williams destroy Fish and Morris all night. No Blake will really hurt the Lakers.

3. The Bench. Sigh. Not even close. Mo will have 25 points himself.

So...it will take an energetic, focused, intense defense effort to even stay close in this. The Clips are high after beating Miami, and well rested.

They may have the biggest advantages over the Lakers, more than any other team -- quick athletic and energetic bigs who really run the floor; two small and quick PGs; decent 3 point shooter; and guys who can make Kobe really work (Chauncy and Butler).

So they more than match up man per man, AND they are strong where the Lakers are weak.

I see a 13 point loss coming. Sorry. (not just because the Clips are formerly my Buffalo Braves). :man6:
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Re: Sat. 1/14 - Lakers "@" Clippers - Predictions & Comments

Postby 24fanyes on Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:28 am

JoelMyersScrotalSack wrote:We've been winning but not in the most ideal way. Should have blown the Cavs out and Kobe shouldn't have needed 40. Hope we get a well balanced attack tomorrow.



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Re: Sat. 1/14 - Lakers "@" Clippers - Predictions & Comments

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:22 am

I know we can crush them if we play smart and use our advantages. Kobe needs to post up the smaller defenders.If we chuck threes or long twos we're dead with the Clips athleticism. Bench please show up.
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Re: Sat. 1/14 - Lakers "@" Clippers - Predictions & Comments

Postby Mexxecutioner on Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:27 am

Two possible scenarios:
Kobe will be hot as hell and go off for 50+ and we win by 3-5 pts.

Kobe will be cold but keep on shooting and not feeding the bigs and we lose by 15 pts.

At the current state of our team there is no other option possible IMO. I don't think Kobe will start to be a facilitator tonight and I don't think that our 3 ball will fall out of the blue.

I hope Kobe is hot and puts the Clippers in their place and shows the world that LA is Lakers Land.
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Re: Sat. 1/14 - Lakers "@" Clippers - Predictions & Comments

Postby Jazzygirl205 on Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:13 pm

Our keys to winning today is Kobe not taking low percentage shots especially when he's cold as ice, first half or second it doesn't matter. He needs to pass on time and feed Bynum and Pau.

Andrew has a big night as well as Pau I don't think anyone can guard Andrew on that team.

Matt Barnes needs to play like he did against the Cavs.



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Re: Sat. 1/14 - Lakers "@" Clippers - Predictions & Comments

Postby trodgers on Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:47 pm

Lakers are at #7 in my new rankings; Clippers at #12. I like the Lakers by five.
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Re: Sat. 1/14 - Lakers "@" Clippers - Predictions & Comments

Postby Doc Brown on Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:14 pm

tigerjeterkobe wrote:This will be ugly. We could keep it close if we simply feed the bigs and try to get Jordan and Blake in foul trouble. But Kobe will continue to shoot too much (I know he is scoring, but him shooting more than Gasol and Bynum combined is ALWAYS too much -- when that is the biggest advantage the Lakers have on every team).

Also, when the bigs miss close range shots, it is harder for teams to get out in transition.


So, why will the Lakers likely struggle?

1. Kobe will shoot too many jumper, leading to CP3 transition lobs to Jordan and Griffin.

2. Gasol and Bynum will be in foul trouble as CP3 and Mo Williams destroy Fish and Morris all night. No Blake will really hurt the Lakers.

3. The Bench. Sigh. Not even close. Mo will have 25 points himself.

So...it will take an energetic, focused, intense defense effort to even stay close in this. The Clips are high after beating Miami, and well rested.

They may have the biggest advantages over the Lakers, more than any other team -- quick athletic and energetic bigs who really run the floor; two small and quick PGs; decent 3 point shooter; and guys who can make Kobe really work (Chauncy and Butler).

So they more than match up man per man, AND they are strong where the Lakers are weak.

I see a 13 point loss coming. Sorry. (not just because the Clips are formerly my Buffalo Braves). :man6:


Mo Williams isn't playing tonight.
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Re: Sat. 1/14 - Lakers "@" Clippers - Predictions & Comments

Postby Murdock on Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:53 pm

Mexxecutioner wrote:Two possible scenarios:
Kobe will be hot as hell and go off for 50+ and we win by 3-5 pts.

Kobe will be cold but keep on shooting and not feeding the bigs and we lose by 15 pts.

At the current state of our team there is no other option possible IMO. I don't think Kobe will start to be a facilitator tonight and I don't think that our 3 ball will fall out of the blue.

I hope Kobe is hot and puts the Clippers in their place and shows the world that LA is Lakers Land.


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Re: Sat. 1/14 - Lakers "@" Clippers - Predictions & Comments

Postby tigerjeterkobe on Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:08 pm

Mo Williams isn't playing tonight.[/quote]

Really???? Nice. That is a big break for us. He would kill Morris.
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Re: Sat. 1/14 - Lakers "@" Clippers - Predictions & Comments

Postby Doc Brown on Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:11 pm

tigerjeterkobe wrote:Mo Williams isn't playing tonight.

Really???? Nice. That is a big break for us. He would kill Morris.


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Re: Sat. 1/14 - Lakers "@" Clippers - Predictions & Comments

Postby Heavier Than Heaven on Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:20 pm

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Re: Sat. 1/14 - Lakers "@" Clippers - Predictions & Comments

Postby Kobe8Fan on Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:31 pm

When Cookie comes in off the bench to play Center, Pau or Drew better punish him on the low post.
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Re: Sat. 1/14 - Lakers "@" Clippers - Predictions & Comments

Postby Doc Brown on Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:32 pm

Just about time to shut the floppers and "fans" up.
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Re: Sat. 1/14 - Lakers "@" Clippers - Predictions & Comments

Postby kray28 on Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:32 pm

Watching this on NBATV, so will probably have to listen to Lawler and Smith. Might hit the mute.
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Re: Sat. 1/14 - Lakers "@" Clippers - Predictions & Comments

Postby kray28 on Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:38 pm

Penny Hardaway making little sense on NBATV.
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Re: Sat. 1/14 - Lakers "@" Clippers - Predictions & Comments

Postby bruddahmanmatt on Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:39 pm

Kobe8Fan wrote:When Cookie comes in off the bench to play Center, Pau or Drew better punish him on the low post.


Hahahahaha, what a n00b. Everyone knows that Brian Cook is allergic to the low post. If he tries to go anywhere near the low box he breaks out into hives.
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Re: Sat. 1/14 - Lakers "@" Clippers - Predictions & Comments

Postby Dratini927 on Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:42 pm

They just showed the line-ups. Last I checked...Rasual Butler was on the Raptors. Wrong Butler KCAL lol
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Re: Sat. 1/14 - Lakers "@" Clippers - Predictions & Comments

Postby Battle Tested20 on Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:44 pm

Flop # 1 and counting
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Re: Sat. 1/14 - Lakers "@" Clippers - Predictions & Comments

Postby Rooscooter on Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:45 pm

Griffin trying to walk away like he didn't do anything,......
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Re: Sat. 1/14 - Lakers "@" Clippers - Predictions & Comments

Postby Doc Brown on Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:46 pm

We need to start rebounding the ball here.
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Postby Battle Tested20 on Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:46 pm

refs sure weren't calling these ticky tack fouls against the Heat in the 4th quarter when they played
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Re: Sat. 1/14 - Lakers "@" Clippers - Predictions & Comments

Postby Rooscooter on Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:46 pm

Pau :man4:
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Re: Sat. 1/14 - Lakers "@" Clippers - Predictions & Comments

Postby kenzo on Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:48 pm

Doc Brown wrote:We need to start rebounding the ball here.

I think that Clipps got outrebounded in all their games. This better not be the first one on their side.
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