Sun. 3/10 - Lakers vs Bulls - Predictions & Comments

Sun. 3/10 - Lakers vs Bulls - Predictions & Comments

Postby Weezy on Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:58 pm

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Re: Sun. 3/10 - Lakers vs Bulls - Predictions & Comments

Postby tigerjeterkobe on Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:56 am

Watch, Rose will decide to return against us - won't have a better matchup than against Nash and Blake. Seems like injured players always pencil us in for returning as they don't want to miss the spotlight game.

Then Nate will torch our guards too. Will take a lot of energy to beat them. Dwight simply cannot get into foul trouble or it will be like Denver with 1000 points in the paint,
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Re: Sun. 3/10 - Lakers vs Bulls - Predictions & Comments

Postby laker911 on Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:46 am

Rose coming back against us is not necessarily a bad thing. He will be rusty and throw off the Bulls tempo.
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Re: Sun. 3/10 - Lakers vs Bulls - Predictions & Comments

Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:04 am

If these last few games are any indication of what to expect, we are going to get blown the f*** out. Chicago is an excellent road team and we've been playing like garbage.

If there is something to be positive about it's that we seem to turn it on in the 2nd half, but I don't like our chances of making an epic comeback against good teams. We need to be the ones controlling the game.
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Re: Sun. 3/10 - Lakers vs Bulls - Predictions & Comments

Postby gcclaker on Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:19 am

Chicago is a team that could get their full attention instead of middling about against a lesser team. National TV too. I believe the squad will not have a slow start Sunday. It will be a grind it out affair.
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Re: Sun. 3/10 - Lakers vs Bulls - Predictions & Comments

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:23 am

We'll win this game...
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Re: Sun. 3/10 - Lakers vs Bulls - Predictions & Comments

Postby Finwë on Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:44 pm

gcclaker wrote:Chicago is a team that could get their full attention instead of middling about against a lesser team. National TV too. I believe the squad will not have a slow start Sunday. It will be a grind it out affair.

I'm thinking the same.

Also, our biggest problem so far has been defense. Chicago, while a great defensive team, isn't really a high scoring, high % team on offense. That should provide some relief. They also aren't really a fastbreak team. So if we find a way to keep scoring like we have been in this stretch, and our guys aren't asleep to start the game, this isn't a bad matchup for us.

Gotta keep them off the offensive glass though
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Re: Sun. 3/10 - Lakers vs Bulls - Predictions & Comments

Postby Battle Tested20 on Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:49 pm

For the love of God, can we please play some defense in the 1st quarter let alone the 1st half. PLEASE
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Re: Sun. 3/10 - Lakers vs Bulls - Predictions & Comments

Postby Uncle_Meat on Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:56 pm

To have the luxury of Kobe pulling the team out of a 15-25 point funk game after game is pure fantasy land. This will only lead to a stress injury that will put him on the bench. Everyone is choking in the clutch except Kobe. WTF? The support cast has shown they are more than capable to play above their avg. but they show up so infrequently. I'll be surprised if Kobe doesn't retire after this season.
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Re: Sun. 3/10 - Lakers vs Bulls - Predictions & Comments

Postby trodgers on Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:25 am

QUICK PREVIEW
Lakers (32-31) vs. Bulls (35-27)
3:30 PM EST

LAKERS
Won last 2
21-11 at home
14-10 vs. East

PROBABLE STARTERS
Steve Nash 12.3 points, 6.8 assists, 2.8 rebounds
Kobe Bryant 27.8 points, 5.7 assists, 5.4 rebounds
Metta World Peace 12.6 points, 1.5 assists, 5.2 rebounds
Earl Clark 8.0 points, 1.2 assists, 6.2 rebounds
Dwight Howard 16.2 points, 1.4 assists, 12.1 rebounds

BULLS
Won last 1
17-13 on the road
17-13 vs. West

PROBABLE STARTERS
Nate Robinson 11.7 points, 4.2 assists, 2.2 rebounds
Marco Belinelli 10.0 points, 1.9 assists, 1.8 rebounds
Luol Deng 16.3 points, 2.9 assists, 6.6 rebounds
Carlos Boozer 15.5 points, 2.0 assists, 9.2 rebounds
Joakim Noah 11.9 points, 4.1 assists, 11.4 rebounds

PREDICTION
The Bulls have taken three straight against the Lakers, dating back to December 2010. They've won those games thanks to big play from their Guards. In 2010 Derrick Rose scored 29 with 9 dimes, and Ronnie Brewer added 10 points off the bench. In 2011, Rose had 22 and 5, but Brewer and CJ Watson combined for 12 off the bench. Earlier this season Kirk Hinrich surprised the Lakers with 22 points, 8 assists, and 7 boards (Nate Robinson added 11 off the bench). Rose and Rip Hamilton will not be playing, Kirk Hinrich and Taj Gibson are both game-time decisions.

The Lakers are streaking right now, and the Bulls are quite banged up. Still, Chicago is a steely team with depth. LA fans should not expect another come-from-behind win against this team. I expect a close game, and the two things to look for are Guard play from Chicago and the interior game of LA.

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Re: Sun. 3/10 - Lakers vs Bulls - Predictions & Comments

Postby BigDan24 on Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:18 am

Please no 30+ point quarter for our opponent today...
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Re: Sun. 3/10 - Lakers vs Bulls - Predictions & Comments

Postby Doc Brown on Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:17 am

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Re: Sun. 3/10 - Lakers vs Bulls - Predictions & Comments

Postby JSM on Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:28 am

^ Very good news. Just have to keep the little leprechaun in check, Nash doesn't have the footspeed to keep up with him and if Dwight is in the lane, he can just climb...I mean jump over him like he did in the dunk contest ( :man10: joking about the last part, Dwight gave him that trophy by helping him).
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Re: Sun. 3/10 - Lakers vs Bulls - Predictions & Comments

Postby XXIV on Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:32 am

A win today and we take the 8th spot, let's do this! :jam2:
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Re: Sun. 3/10 - Lakers vs Bulls - Predictions & Comments

Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:15 pm

Bad feeling about this game. Just hoping Kobe doesn't have a 9-25 game or something, I think this is one of those games he needs to facilitate. Thibs would love to see Kobe try to go off and shut everyone else down.
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Re: Sun. 3/10 - Lakers vs Bulls - Predictions & Comments

Postby Rooscooter on Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:17 pm

I'll be DVRing this game..... got tickets to the Ostrich Festival and we're going out the door now.

I hope we can win convincingly but this is the type of team that can give us issues. If we get behind by 10 or 15 early to these guys I'm not sure we can do what we've done in the last few to get a win.
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Re: Sun. 3/10 - Lakers vs Bulls - Predictions & Comments

Postby Battle Tested20 on Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:27 pm

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Re: Sun. 3/10 - Lakers vs Bulls - Predictions & Comments

Postby Battle Tested20 on Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:29 pm

Beto Duran ‏@DuranSports

TJ Simers walks into Lakers locker room Dwight Howard says "my favorite writer. Give me a hug" TJ "No" Dwight gives bear hug


Grumpy TJ Simers, why am I not surprised :man10:
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Re: Sun. 3/10 - Lakers vs Bulls - Predictions & Comments

Postby Unknowndevil on Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:33 pm

so a lot Bulls roster is out, if we can force Noah/Boozer in foul trouble it should be our game
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Re: Sun. 3/10 - Lakers vs Bulls - Predictions & Comments

Postby tigerjeterkobe on Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:42 pm

With Boozer and Noah, Dwight MUST MUST MUST stay out of foul trouble. needs to play smart, not reach, and be careful about them flopping.

Having Metta, Clark, and Sacre on Boozer and Noah would spell disaster for us.
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Re: Sun. 3/10 - Lakers vs Bulls - Predictions & Comments

Postby Unknowndevil on Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:43 pm

Dwight O Reb then and one :jam2:
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Re: Sun. 3/10 - Lakers vs Bulls - Predictions & Comments

Postby JSM on Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:44 pm

Very nice move by Dwight for the and 1 :jam2:

Good activity so far.
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Re: Sun. 3/10 - Lakers vs Bulls - Predictions & Comments

Postby karacha on Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:44 pm

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Re: Sun. 3/10 - Lakers vs Bulls - Predictions & Comments

Postby Unknowndevil on Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:45 pm

I like what I am seeing :bow:
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Re: Sun. 3/10 - Lakers vs Bulls - Predictions & Comments

Postby JSM on Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:45 pm

Good work in the 2 man game.
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