Sun. 12/16 - Lakers @ 76ers - Predictions & Comments

Sun. 12/16 - Lakers @ 76ers - Predictions & Comments

Postby Weezy on Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:30 pm

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Re: Sun. 12/16 - Lakers @ 76ers - Predictions & Comments

Postby King of Clutch on Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:35 pm

woah woah way to soon. I'll enjoy this win a little first.
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Re: Sun. 12/16 - Lakers @ 76ers - Predictions & Comments

Postby trodgers on Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:55 pm

King of Clutch wrote:woah woah way to soon. I'll enjoy this win a little first.

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Re: Sun. 12/16 - Lakers @ 76ers - Predictions & Comments

Postby trodgers on Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:07 pm

Quick Preview

Lakers (10-14) at Sixers (12-11)
6:00 PM EST

LAKERS
3-8 on the road
Won last 1
3-4 vs. East

PROBABLE STARTERS
Chris Duhon 4.3 points, 3.9 assists, 2.2 rebounds
Kobe Bryant 29.3 points, 4.9 assists, 5.3 rebounds
Metta World Peace 13.1 points, 1.8 assists, 5.4 rebounds
Devin Ebanks 4.2 points, 0.8 assists, 2.3 rebounds
Dwight Howard 18.2 points, 1.9 assists, 12.0 rebounds

SIXERS
8-6 at home
Lost 2 in a row
5-2 vs. West

PROBABLE STARTERS
Jason Richardson 11.7 points, 1.4 assists, 4.3 rebounds
Evan Turner 15.4 points, 4.1 assists, 7.3 rebounds
Nick Young 9.2 points, 1.4 assists, 1.6 rebounds
Thaddeus Young 15.0 points, 1.4 assists, 7.3 rebounds
Kwame Brown (?) 2.5 points, 0.4 assists, 2.5 rebounds

PREDICTION
-Philadelphia has been shuffling lineups as they deal with injury. Kwame Brown got the start last game, and he might be in line to match up against his old team. With Jrue Holiday and possibly Royal Ivey out, the 76ers will run with a lineup lacking a true PG. This plays to LA's strengths.

Lakers 97
Sixers 96
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Re: Sun. 12/16 - Lakers @ 76ers - Predictions & Comments

Postby lakersyunowin on Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:34 pm

jrue will probably be out with that sprained foot. not gonna find a better time to beat them
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Re: Sun. 12/16 - Lakers @ 76ers - Predictions & Comments

Postby Finwë on Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:00 am

I'm afraid of their 3pt shooters.. Just feels like Richardson, Young, Turner, Wright, and others will have a field day. Hopefully our guys step up on D, close out on guys and rotate. We do that we win.
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Re: Sun. 12/16 - Lakers @ 76ers - Predictions & Comments

Postby therealdeal on Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:19 am

I saw some positives last game. They showed just a little more frequency of good plays defensively. Just a little more...

Jrue is out (my fantasy team now hurts) and obviously Bynum is out. If Nash was playing this would be the perfect day to go nuts on these guys. As it is, we should try to get Howard going early. Kwame however is a great post defender, so maybe we ought to try more pick and roll sets.
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Re: Sun. 12/16 - Lakers @ 76ers - Predictions & Comments

Postby Uncle_Meat on Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:09 pm

It would be great to see some defensive rotation for a change. So far there has been very little consistency.

This will be a battle for the middle of the pack. Are Lakers at the level of the 6'ers? They've shown they are a notch above Wiz.

Bynum out? How shocking... :man10:
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Re: Sun. 12/16 - Lakers @ 76ers - Predictions & Comments

Postby lakersyunowin on Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:07 pm

therealdeal wrote:I saw some positives last game. They showed just a little more frequency of good plays defensively. Just a little more...

Jrue is out (my fantasy team now hurts) and obviously Bynum is out. If Nash was playing this would be the perfect day to go nuts on these guys. As it is, we should try to get Howard going early. Kwame however is a great post defender, so maybe we ought to try more pick and roll sets.

holiday is now a game time decision, i'm guessing they let him sit it out as a precaution
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Re: Sun. 12/16 - Lakers @ 76ers - Predictions & Comments

Postby Weezy on Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:07 am

King of Clutch wrote:woah woah way to soon. I'll enjoy this win a little first.


:man10: I always make the new gameday thread immediately after the current game ends, simply so I don't forget.
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Re: Sun. 12/16 - Lakers @ 76ers - Predictions & Comments

Postby themasterphil on Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:05 am

i just want to see some fire and big effort in this one and i will be happy....we really can win this one bc they are without Jrue, this is great bc he can kill us on PnR so at least we dont need to worried about that....they also dont have any post game so we need to guard them on 3 point line and keep our TO about 10-15 and we will win this one...
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Re: Sun. 12/16 - Lakers @ 76ers - Predictions & Comments

Postby trodgers on Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:13 am

Weezy wrote:
King of Clutch wrote:woah woah way to soon. I'll enjoy this win a little first.


:man10: I always make the new gameday thread immediately after the current game ends, simply so I don't forget.

And we appreciate it. :bow:
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Re: Sun. 12/16 - Lakers @ 76ers - Predictions & Comments

Postby XXIV on Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:12 pm

Can we make it two in a row? I hope so. :jam2:
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Re: Sun. 12/16 - Lakers @ 76ers - Predictions & Comments

Postby XXIV on Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:21 pm

Here's the game day report for anyone interested:

LAKERS-76ERS PREVIEW
By TAYLOR BECHTOLD
Posted Dec 15 2012 10:44PM

Despite the efforts of the NBA's scoring leader, the Los Angeles Lakers have sputtered along without their starting point guard.

The Philadelphia 76ers also struggled without their top playmaker last time out, and could be without him again.

While the Lakers try to win back-to-back games for the first time in nearly four weeks, the host 76ers look to avoid their first three-game skid when the teams meet Sunday night.

Philadelphia native Kobe Bryant, who tops the league at 29.3 points per game, scored 30 on 9-of-29 shooting as Los Angeles (10-14) snapped a four-game losing streak with Friday's 102-96 win at Washington.

Bryant hasn't received much help from the point guard spot while starter Steve Nash and reserve Steve Blake have been out with injuries. Nash (broken leg) has appeared in only two games, and is expected to return to practice next week. Blake (pulled abdominal) isn't likely to be back until at least late January.

Chris Duhon has filled in and averaged 6.6 points and 6.0 assists while the Lakers have gone 2-5 in his starts.

Los Angeles, which hasn't won two in a row since a season-best three-game run from Nov. 16-20, has also dropped five of seven without power forward Pau Gasol, who is expected to miss his eighth straight game with knee tendinitis.

"Every good offense is a rhythm, and our rhythm is offbeat right now," coach Mike D'Antoni said. "It's like we've got two left shoes, trying to dance."

The 76ers (12-11) can't afford to be without Jrue Holiday for very long after he missed Friday's 95-85 loss at Indiana because of a sprained right foot. With Philadelphia already without former Laker Andrew Bynum (bruised right knee), coach Doug Collins opted to keep Holiday on the bench rather than risk further injury.

Holiday, who is a game-time decision, leads the team in scoring at 18.4 points per game and ranks third in the league with 8.9 assists.

"We're erring on the side of caution," Collins said. "I don't want him out there playing on one foot and getting back spasms of something because he's playing on one foot. ... I'm hoping it's going to be a few days is what I'm saying."

If he can't go, Philadelphia is expected to let Evan Turner play the point and start Nick Young for the second straight contest. Turner had 22 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, while Young had eight points on 4-of-14 shooting against the Pacers.

Spencer Hawes looks to continue his improved play after finishing with 18 points. The 7-foot-1 center is averaging 14.3 points and 7.0 rebounds in his last three games.

Philadelphia is averaging 89.7 points in going 2-5 this month, but might be able to find some open looks against the Lakers, who had allowed an average of 111.8 points during its skid before holding offensively challenged Washington in check.

"We're not there yet, we're not even close. We're not close to being a good team," D'Antoni said. "But can you build on it? I hope so."

Dwight Howard, who had 12 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks against the Wizards, could be a factor against a 76ers defense that was outscored 40-26 in the paint Friday. H

oward has averaged 21.8 points and 15.6 rebounds in his last five games at Philadelphia. The Lakers lost 95-90 in Philadelphia in the only meeting last season, snapping a four-game winning streak in the series.

Howard, meanwhile, averaged just 9.3 points in three meetings against the Knicks while with Orlando last season.

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Re: Sun. 12/16 - Lakers @ 76ers - Predictions & Comments

Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:38 pm

3 pm start today for us west coasters. Can't remember the last time we played a road game on a sunday that wasn't nationally televised
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Re: Sun. 12/16 - Lakers @ 76ers - Predictions & Comments

Postby trodgers on Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:52 pm

Rumor has it there is a league pass preview, so just about everyone should be able to see it.
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Re: Sun. 12/16 - Lakers @ 76ers - Predictions & Comments

Postby XXIV on Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:56 pm

trodgers wrote:Rumor has it there is a league pass preview, so just about everyone should be able to see it.


Yep there is, but if you live in LA it will be blacked out.
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Re: Sun. 12/16 - Lakers @ 76ers - Predictions & Comments

Postby Battle Tested20 on Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:03 pm

trodgers wrote:Rumor has it there is a league pass preview, so just about everyone should be able to see it.

How long is the free preview?

I'm back home now in Nor Cal for Winter Break and my family has Dish :bang: :man11: , so I am reliant on this League Pass free preview + free streams for a few weeks.
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Re: Sun. 12/16 - Lakers @ 76ers - Predictions & Comments

Postby Battle Tested20 on Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:14 pm

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Re: Sun. 12/16 - Lakers @ 76ers - Predictions & Comments

Postby CaCHooKa Man on Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:08 pm

Battle Tested20 wrote:
trodgers wrote:Rumor has it there is a league pass preview, so just about everyone should be able to see it.

How long is the free preview?

I'm back home now in Nor Cal for Winter Break and my family has Dish :bang: :man11: , so I am reliant on this League Pass free preview + free streams for a few weeks.


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Re: Sun. 12/16 - Lakers @ 76ers - Predictions & Comments

Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:13 pm

Wow Dwight are you serious
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Re: Sun. 12/16 - Lakers @ 76ers - Predictions & Comments

Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:14 pm

Had no idea Kwame was on this team lol
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Re: Sun. 12/16 - Lakers @ 76ers - Predictions & Comments

Postby alexthegreat on Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:15 pm

MWP hits a contested 3 every game :jam2:
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Re: Sun. 12/16 - Lakers @ 76ers - Predictions & Comments

Postby Maluco Beleza on Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:19 pm

hahaha d12 got swatted by Kwame Brown
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Re: Sun. 12/16 - Lakers @ 76ers - Predictions & Comments

Postby XXIV on Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:19 pm

Kobe keeps losing the ball.
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