Sat. 4/7 - Lakers @ Suns - Predictions & Comments

Re: Sat. 4/7 - Lakers @ Suns - Predictions & Comments

Postby trodgers on Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:21 pm

I don't think Pau and Bynum are that sort of player in general, mind you. I think that over the past few games they've been pretty happy to get their touches and score...and their D has been questionable (I know it doesn't start with them; it starts with Kobe refusing to play his assignment and Sessions getting smashed off the dribble). Neither of them is playing like a 7 footer on D.
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Re: Sat. 4/7 - Lakers @ Suns - Predictions & Comments

Postby Rooscooter on Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:23 pm

We are doing well on the boards and only have 5 turnovers..... shooting fairly well too.

Our problem is defense and the fact they are shooting lights out..... Hopefully that will change and we can get a push in the 3rd and get the lead back....
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Re: Sat. 4/7 - Lakers @ Suns - Predictions & Comments

Postby trodgers on Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:25 pm

Good, hard fouls tend to make shooters overthink their shots. Wonderful remedy for hot shooting.
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Re: Sat. 4/7 - Lakers @ Suns - Predictions & Comments

Postby Rooscooter on Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:25 pm

Bynum is short on everything tonight.....
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Re: Sat. 4/7 - Lakers @ Suns - Predictions & Comments

Postby Uncle_Meat on Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:26 pm

There is no defense against wide open shots by a good shooting team... :bang:
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Re: Sat. 4/7 - Lakers @ Suns - Predictions & Comments

Postby Rooscooter on Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:28 pm

Bynum just can't make anything tonight......
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Re: Sat. 4/7 - Lakers @ Suns - Predictions & Comments

Postby Finwë on Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:28 pm

Rooscooter wrote:
KB/WA/RW wrote:
trodgers wrote:They're strictly offensive players now. They want to get theirs.

Pau isn't about "getting his", he's just passive IMO. He's taking jumpshots, which allows him not to go down there and use his body. He says he wants more touches down low, but I don't buy that. He just looks so weak and soft when he's posting up.. Obviously that passiveness applies to his D too.


........ So Bynum is?.....

To an extent, yes. Much more than Pau, at least.
Bynum, as many have noted -including Kobe-, has a special drive, a desire to prove that he's one of the best players, that he's the best big man in the game, that he's capable of scoring in bunches.. So, in some ways, you could say he's about getting his.
I just wish that he took a different approach at "getting his" or proving himself. You can do it by doing other things besides scoring. Look at Howard, everyone that knows about basketball knows he isn't nearly as talented on offense as Drew, but he's become a perennial all-star and top 10 player because of his great effort on the defensive end and on the glass.
My point is that Drew could prove his dominance in ways other than just scoring, like going after rebounds with effort and playing dominant inside D. He's more than capable of it, as we've seen before in different stretches of games (like last year after the all-star break).
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Re: Sat. 4/7 - Lakers @ Suns - Predictions & Comments

Postby trodgers on Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:31 pm

Just blown out of the building.
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Re: Sat. 4/7 - Lakers @ Suns - Predictions & Comments

Postby Doc Brown on Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:31 pm

We can't get any stops.
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Re: Sat. 4/7 - Lakers @ Suns - Predictions & Comments

Postby kenzo on Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:31 pm

I hope they score 140 on us :bang:
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Re: Sat. 4/7 - Lakers @ Suns - Predictions & Comments

Postby sodunited on Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:32 pm

we are going to give up 130 at this rate
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Re: Sat. 4/7 - Lakers @ Suns - Predictions & Comments

Postby Doc Brown on Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:32 pm

The Suns can hit 3's who would of thought.
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Re: Sat. 4/7 - Lakers @ Suns - Predictions & Comments

Postby laker911 on Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:32 pm

Where is Kobe?
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Re: Sat. 4/7 - Lakers @ Suns - Predictions & Comments

Postby revgen on Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:33 pm

We need to use switching on P&R against the Suns. It doesn't work well against the Clips because they have tough rebounding bigs. But against Phoenix' soft bigs, it's an effective strategy that we've used in the past.
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Re: Sat. 4/7 - Lakers @ Suns - Predictions & Comments

Postby karacha on Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:33 pm

Wow.
We're horrible.


Drew is shooting 30%.
We got 0 production from Blake.


OK, that last bit is not surprising at all.
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Re: Sat. 4/7 - Lakers @ Suns - Predictions & Comments

Postby Uncle_Meat on Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:33 pm

The only defense against wide open shots by a good shooting team is a good shooting offense... where is it?!!! :mad1: Oh, forgot... no Kobe. :man5:
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Re: Sat. 4/7 - Lakers @ Suns - Predictions & Comments

Postby dj vitus on Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:34 pm

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Re: Sat. 4/7 - Lakers @ Suns - Predictions & Comments

Postby Doc Brown on Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:35 pm

Hopefully we trot out Blake/Barnes/MWP/Mcbobs/Pau so we can get back in this thing!! :freak2:
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Re: Sat. 4/7 - Lakers @ Suns - Predictions & Comments

Postby kenzo on Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:35 pm

5th seed here we come :jam2: ... :hurl:
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Re: Sat. 4/7 - Lakers @ Suns - Predictions & Comments

Postby Finwë on Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:35 pm

Close out on their shooters ! :bang: How hard is it? I mean, Dudley isn't gonna drive by you, isn't gonna finish around Drew, but he IS gonna destroy you from the outside. Don't give him the 3pt shot you morons!
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Re: Sat. 4/7 - Lakers @ Suns - Predictions & Comments

Postby Uncle_Meat on Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:36 pm

dj vitus wrote:"Cause I'm Free..... Free Fallin'..."

Time for another bong!
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Re: Sat. 4/7 - Lakers @ Suns - Predictions & Comments

Postby Doc Brown on Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:36 pm

Nice ball movement.
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Re: Sat. 4/7 - Lakers @ Suns - Predictions & Comments

Postby MambaFromDownUnder on Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:36 pm

I wonder how Kobe is gonna go next time we play the Suns.
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Re: Sat. 4/7 - Lakers @ Suns - Predictions & Comments

Postby Rooscooter on Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:36 pm

Kobe's suit looks like a left over from the last Duran Duran tour.....
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Re: Sat. 4/7 - Lakers @ Suns - Predictions & Comments

Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:36 pm

Bench is being outscored 40 to 6

This team has no chance in hell of doing anything note worthy in the playoffs.
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