Sat. 12/22 - Lakers @ Warriors - Predictions & Comments

Sat. 12/22 - Lakers @ Warriors - Predictions & Comments

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Re: Sat. 12/22 - Lakers @ Warriors - Predictions & Comments

Postby lakersyunowin on Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:31 pm

not gonna be easy.

will be interesting to see if nash comes back, i think no.
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Re: Sat. 12/22 - Lakers @ Warriors - Predictions & Comments

Postby wcsoldier81 on Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:21 am

Would be a win if we just didn't start playing smallball ...

We have won 17 of the last 20 against the Warriors by destroying them inside

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Re: Sat. 12/22 - Lakers @ Warriors - Predictions & Comments

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:23 am

I think we win whether Nash is back or not.
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Re: Sat. 12/22 - Lakers @ Warriors - Predictions & Comments

Postby trodgers on Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:39 am

Quick Preview

Lakers (12-14) at Warriors (17-9)
10:30 PM EST

LAKERS
4-8 on the road
Won last 3
7-10 vs. West

PROBABLE STARTERS
Chris Duhon 4.6 points, 3.9 assists, 2.0 rebounds
Jodie Meeks 8.4 points, 0.9 assists, 2.0 rebounds
Kobe Bryant 29.5 points, 5.0 assists, 5.2 rebounds
Pau Gasol 12.4 points, 3.6 assists, 8.8 rebounds
Dwight Howard 18.1 points, 2.0 assists, 12.2 rebounds

WARRIORS
7-3 at home
Lost last 1
7-7 vs. the West

PROBABLE STARTERS
Stephen Curry 19.9 points, 6.3 assists, 4.2 rebounds
Klay Thompson 15.7 points, 2.6 assists, 4.2 rebounds
Harrison Barnes 8.8 points, 1.5 assists, 4.2 rebounds
David Lee 19.8 points, 3.5 assists, 11.2 rebounds
Festus Ezeli 2.8 points, 0.2 assists, 3.8 rebounds

PREDICTION
-Last time these teams met, the Lakers put a beating on the Warriors (101-77). Since then, the Warriors have had much greater success than the Lakers. The Warriors have won 14 of 20; the Lakers have played .500 ball. While this will be a back-to-back for the Warriors, their studs Stephen Curry and David Lee actually seem to play better on the back ends of back-to-backs. Moreover, the Warriors are 5-2 in such games this season. Meanwhile the Lakers will trot out another new starting five, putting Jodie Meeks at the 2 and sliding Kobe to the 3. With those adjustments and as Pau Gasol works to get back into the flow of things, it is difficult to imagine a Lakers win.

Lakers 105
Warriors 110
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Re: Sat. 12/22 - Lakers @ Warriors - Predictions & Comments

Postby nameant on Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:34 am

Won by a point at home to the Bobcats...probably a loss. Unless Nash is back...
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Re: Sat. 12/22 - Lakers @ Warriors - Predictions & Comments

Postby therealdeal on Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:24 pm

Regardless of Nash this is a statement win. We'll win by single digits though in a tight game down the stretch.
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Re: Sat. 12/22 - Lakers @ Warriors - Predictions & Comments

Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:46 pm

Loss, but I won't be home to witness the outcome anyway
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Re: Sat. 12/22 - Lakers @ Warriors - Predictions & Comments

Postby Forward Three on Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:43 pm

Easy to see why this should be a loss. Warriors have been playing great, Lakers have shown signs of life but are still making all the same mistakes and errors they've made all season just to a slightly smaller degree and they're showing more competence at compensating for them(somewhat). But they are still making them, is the point, and while that's enough to squeak by the Bobcats, a better team should be able to cut down any 18-point deficit comebacks before they start.

If the Lakers can actually play a 48-minute game of Basketball, I like their chances, but they've shown us way too many times this season that they can, will and do take 5-6 minutes to let the opposition score on nearly every possession and bury them in a double-digit deficit, which just hurts any confidence that they'll suddenly stop doing that.
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Re: Sat. 12/22 - Lakers @ Warriors - Predictions & Comments

Postby babjizzle on Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:09 pm

trodgers wrote:Quick Preview

Lakers (12-14) at Warriors (17-9)
10:30 PM EST

LAKERS
4-8 on the road
Won last 3
7-10 vs. West

PROBABLE STARTERS
Chris Duhon 4.6 points, 3.9 assists, 2.0 rebounds
Jodie Meeks 8.4 points, 0.9 assists, 2.0 rebounds
Kobe Bryant 29.5 points, 5.0 assists, 5.2 rebounds
Pau Gasol 12.4 points, 3.6 assists, 8.8 rebounds
Dwight Howard 18.1 points, 2.0 assists, 12.2 rebounds

WARRIORS
7-3 at home
Lost last 1
7-7 vs. the West

PROBABLE STARTERS
Stephen Curry 19.9 points, 6.3 assists, 4.2 rebounds
Klay Thompson 15.7 points, 2.6 assists, 4.2 rebounds
Harrison Barnes 8.8 points, 1.5 assists, 4.2 rebounds
David Lee 19.8 points, 3.5 assists, 11.2 rebounds
Festus Ezeli 2.8 points, 0.2 assists, 3.8 rebounds

PREDICTION
-Last time these teams met, the Lakers put a beating on the Warriors (101-77). Since then, the Warriors have had much greater success than the Lakers. The Warriors have won 14 of 20; the Lakers have played .500 ball. While this will be a back-to-back for the Warriors, their studs Stephen Curry and David Lee actually seem to play better on the back ends of back-to-backs. Moreover, the Warriors are 5-2 in such games this season. Meanwhile the Lakers will trot out another new starting five, putting Jodie Meeks at the 2 and sliding Kobe to the 3. With those adjustments and as Pau Gasol works to get back into the flow of things, it is difficult to imagine a Lakers win.

Lakers 105
Warriors 110

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Re: Sat. 12/22 - Lakers @ Warriors - Predictions & Comments

Postby ramsay13 on Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:52 am

IDK, should be a fun match, Nash is back we lose and if Nash isnt back we might win with a miracle last minute shot.
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Re: Sat. 12/22 - Lakers @ Warriors - Predictions & Comments

Postby The Rock on Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:01 am

Must win tonight, we have to beat these Warriors, Nash or no Nash. We're only 2 games behind the SIXTH seed. Time to make our march up the standings right now. We're coming off 3 days rest and Warriors played last night
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Re: Sat. 12/22 - Lakers @ Warriors - Predictions & Comments

Postby tigerjeterkobe on Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:08 pm

Hack a Dwight will be in effect. If he is hitting them early, we will be in good shape.

Lee must be controlled by Gasol. Pau cannot continue to get outworked by these sorts of players. I would also like to see Hill on Lee, esp since Lee played last night. I don't think Ron on Lee will be good for us.

I also think that Morris can make Steph work hard.

My big concern - Kobe and Meeks being stupid and sagging in off Thompson, who likes to perform against us because of the "dad" connection. Kobe needs to actually play defense and not roam, and trust Ron and Meeks when they run to the corners.

This small ball thing concerns me. Against these clowns, Dwight should dominate, put them in foul trouble, and then Kobe can play in the post and drive and hopefully get some calls on the road.

After several days off, the Lakers need to start fast. I know we say that a lot, but it is more true here, where the arena will be rockin.

I expect a 10 point Laker win -- because we have many matchups to exploit.
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Re: Sat. 12/22 - Lakers @ Warriors - Predictions & Comments

Postby Ariza3 on Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:55 pm

I expect a loss. Warriors are playing like a legit playoff team this year. Curry is healthy, Lee is balling, and Klay has found his stroke. Their bench of Landry and Jack are very tough and can take over games.

Lee will easily own Pau to start and when Dwight helps he'll get in foul trouble. Our PG's cant defend Curry and he'll school them with dribble moves. Curry, Klay, and anyone else will pull up for 3 on the fast break and easily drill them bc of our terrible transition D.

I really feel like an early deficit and knowing it'll be a loss before the half is over. They'll shoot us out of the building and their crowd will carry them if they start to give up their lead.

3 wins in a row is good, 4 would be better going into playing NY but with Nash or not...i dont see a win tonight. Curry is shooting too well from 3 and Lee is balling with 20/10 every game...no way were winning . Not t mention Barnes who will prob get a few highlight dunks and put backs bc we dont box out and Landry with his activity off the bench will school our bench.

if nash is back he may be rusty so i dont expect the usual nash on offense and on D it'll prob be the same as Duhon. Morris has the edge on D bc hes bigger and more athletic and has been playing better so i hope hes the backup to Nash just to guard Jack and Curry bc Jack has been playing well too and his a starting caliber PG imo
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Re: Sat. 12/22 - Lakers @ Warriors - Predictions & Comments

Postby Ariza3 on Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:21 pm

Prediction

Warriors 113, Lakers 107

The Lakers may have more talent, but the Warriors have the main missing ingredient in L.A.—chemistry.

Jackson's team feeds off each other and off the always-raucous Warriors faithful.

The Lakers have struggled away from Staples Center. They have yet to beat a winning team on the road and have won just four of their 12 away games.

If the Warriors' frontcourt can find enough offense to compensate for their defensive limitations, this could be another impressive win to add to Golden State's growing resume.
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Re: Sat. 12/22 - Lakers @ Warriors - Predictions & Comments

Postby Uncle_Meat on Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:31 pm

Oh, oh... a team well over .500 playing in their den. :man4:
Pau better put his big boy pants on. He's the reason for the lineup change. More outside shooting threats tonight. No D no win. Want a stout inside D cutting off the paint and pressure outside. Not going to happen. They don't practice that stuff. Doubt very much if the offense can keep pace with these young guns. Warriors by 6. :man5:
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Re: Sat. 12/22 - Lakers @ Warriors - Predictions & Comments

Postby tigerjeterkobe on Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:00 pm

Gasol, Hill, and Ron really need to play hard, and Jamison too. Lee is playing well but Pau can make it an off night for him if he plays smart on D and really puts pressure on Lee in the post. The other guys need to match Landry's energy.

With Nash playing, I hope MDA limits him to 24 minutes or so. We know that GS will try a lot of full court pressure on Nash to test him, tire him out, and prevent the lakers from getting into their offense too early.

MDA will need to make a few adjustment during this game (like if Thompson is going off or if Steph is killing us on pick and rolls). Let's see if he can.

OH -- and Dwight has a huge advantage. He needs to play smart if they get him in pick and rolls and not get into foul trouble.
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Re: Sat. 12/22 - Lakers @ Warriors - Predictions & Comments

Postby King of Clutch on Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:10 pm

dogfight. But I expect a win.
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Re: Sat. 12/22 - Lakers @ Warriors - Predictions & Comments

Postby Ariza3 on Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:19 pm

Stephen Curry is unquestionably playing some of the best basketball of his career as evidenced by his December averages of 22.3 points per game and 7.1 assists per game on 44.5 percent field goal shooting and a sizzling 48.9 percent 3-point field goal shooting.
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Re: Sat. 12/22 - Lakers @ Warriors - Predictions & Comments

Postby karacha on Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:39 pm

Nash will obviously help. I'm curious to see the new rotation by MDA. Who will play more: Duhon or Morris? Will Morris play some 2? Will Jamison get a chance with Pau at the 5?

Other then that -- I honestly don't know what to expect. But the win would be awesome.
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Re: Sat. 12/22 - Lakers @ Warriors - Predictions & Comments

Postby King of Clutch on Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:41 pm

I also would like to see meeks defensing curry. not nash.
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Re: Sat. 12/22 - Lakers @ Warriors - Predictions & Comments

Postby CaCHooKa Man on Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:23 pm

oh god.. darius morris is starting at shooting guard
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Re: Sat. 12/22 - Lakers @ Warriors - Predictions & Comments

Postby Battle Tested20 on Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:40 pm

I can see it now......... Kobe, Gasol, Howard gets doubled and we have to kick it out to Morris for 3 :freak2:
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Re: Sat. 12/22 - Lakers @ Warriors - Predictions & Comments

Postby Battle Tested20 on Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:50 pm

It's okay, I'm not going to allow hearing the news of Morris starting affect my excitement about Mr. Nashty coming back :jam2:
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Re: Sat. 12/22 - Lakers @ Warriors - Predictions & Comments

Postby Weezy on Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:06 pm

Just saw the commercial Lakers vs Celtics game 7 2010 Finals airing tomorrow on TWCSN, wow I'm watching that for sure.
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