GuRu wrote:dynasty4kobe wrote:Final Check-up
Lakers better top the 100 point mark: ACCOMPLISHED (106 points)
Beat the Hawks by 20+: FAILED (16 points)
Out rebound the Hawks: ACCOMPLISHED (40-31)
Double - double by Lamar Odom: ACCOMPISHED (11 points, 11 rebounds)
At least 25 - 5 - 5 by Kobe: FAILED (24 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists)
Six players should hit double figures: ACCOMPLISHED (Kobe, Caron, Lamar, Chris, Jumaine, Tierre)
They must get over 20 assists: ACCOMPLISHED (21 assists)
And no one on the Hawks should score over 25 points: ACCOMPLISHED (Harrington with 22 points)
6/8 . . . not bad, considering Kobe was only 1 point away from the 25-5-5 game, and Lakers were 4 points away from the 20+ blowout.
In what is sure to be a long and tryong season, a W is a W[/quote]
Hitting 6/8 of those "lofty" goals is more than not bad, its actually very impressive. That's a LOT to ask for from a team undergoing "growing pains". I personally just want to see this team hold opponents under 90. Thus far they are 2-0 when they do, 0-2 when they don't. Last year's supertalented title contender were 11-14 when teams scored over 100 on them.
Those 11 wins, are probably b/c they were very talented and could over come it.
Defense... I'll be happy the quicker this team defends, especially on the road.