Sun. 4/17 - Lakers vs Hornets Game 1 - Predictions/Comments

Re: Sun. 4/17 - Lakers vs Hornets Game 1 - Predictions/Comments

Postby KJ MonK on Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:08 pm

:man6: :man6: :man6:
you guys are panicking way too much over this...
7 games? "do we still win this series?"
OKC easy road to the finals?
calm TF down
hornets played great today
pau cant get much worse
we're gonna be ok, we're not going to be beat 4 times by a depleted Hornets team
we lost home court in the previous 2 playoff runs also, to better teams
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Re: Sun. 4/17 - Lakers vs Hornets Game 1 - Predictions/Comments

Postby LakeShow09 on Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:08 pm

Eff ypu Odom.. way to hit now
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Re: Sun. 4/17 - Lakers vs Hornets Game 1 - Predictions/Comments

Postby kingjsun on Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:09 pm

Glad it's a series and not a tournament
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Re: Sun. 4/17 - Lakers vs Hornets Game 1 - Predictions/Comments

Postby Lakerjones on Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:09 pm

good shout out by Paul to Gray. Feel bad for that guy. That looked awful.
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Re: Sun. 4/17 - Lakers vs Hornets Game 1 - Predictions/Comments

Postby ruskyline on Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:10 pm

the only play who really played was Fish
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Postby Alleyhoops on Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:10 pm

This team looks old, tired and ready to retire with Phil.
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Postby KOBE G.O.A.T. on Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:12 pm

I've had crappy week, and now this. Great...
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Postby KOBE G.O.A.T. on Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:12 pm

I've had crappy week, and now this. Great...
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Re: Sun. 4/17 - Lakers vs Hornets Game 1 - Predictions/Comments

Postby LakeShow09 on Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:12 pm

ESPN is creaming their pants over this right now. The spurs loss has been wiped off the front page lol
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Re: Sun. 4/17 - Lakers vs Hornets Game 1 - Predictions/Comments

Postby Rooscooter on Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:13 pm

Same as the last 10 games or so.
No aggressiveness from Pau
Odom is not playing inside enough
Not running the triangle....too much one on one
Bench is sucking worse than usual
Defense is a step slow and not aggressive.

This isn't a case of "under estimating" N.O. This is a team that isn't playing well at almost all facets of the game. We tried to play this game without a specific game plan. We should have had a plan for CP3 other than just playing him straight up with Fisher.
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Re: Sun. 4/17 - Lakers vs Hornets Game 1 - Predictions/Comments

Postby Rooscooter on Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:15 pm

Same as the last 10 games or so.
No aggressiveness from Pau
Odom is not playing inside enough
Not running the triangle....too much one on one
Bench is sucking worse than usual
Defense is a step slow and not aggressive.

This isn't a case of "under estimating" N.O. This is a team that isn't playing well at almost all facets of the game. We tried to play this game without a specific game plan. We should have had a plan for CP3 other than just playing him straight up with Fisher.
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Re: Sun. 4/17 - Lakers vs Hornets Game 1 - Predictions/Comments

Postby kray28 on Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:15 pm

If you want to point fingers on this one....Look at Pau Gasol first. For some reason he had aggression on his moves..no attacks on the basket (until the very end), weak on defense (another story altogether) and just generally passive today.

I'm a big Pau supporter, and continue to believe in him, but today's effort was garbage.
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Re: Sun. 4/17 - Lakers vs Hornets Game 1 - Predictions/Comments

Postby Rooscooter on Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:15 pm

Same as the last 10 games or so.
No aggressiveness from Pau
Odom is not playing inside enough
Not running the triangle....too much one on one
Bench is sucking worse than usual
Defense is a step slow and not aggressive.

This isn't a case of "under estimating" N.O. This is a team that isn't playing well at almost all facets of the game. We tried to play this game without a specific game plan. We should have had a plan for CP3 other than just playing him straight up with Fisher.
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Re: Sun. 4/17 - Lakers vs Hornets Game 1 - Predictions/Comments

Postby mamatheregoesthatman on Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:17 pm

Post-game thoughts:

-This is why you play the games.
-This is why you must take other teams seriously.
-This is why Pau is soft.
-This is why CP3 is a great PG.
-This is why the Lakers are in trouble.
-This is why we hate this team as much as we love it.

Questions:

Would Blake have made a difference today?
Will Pau become a man again?
Will the Lakers get out of the first round?
Is Gray's injury good for us?
Will we as fans continue to support this team?
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Re: Sun. 4/17 - Lakers vs Hornets Game 1 - Predictions/Comments

Postby SK8 on Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:20 pm

PLEASE, can somebody tell me that this night didn't happen!!!
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Re: Sun. 4/17 - Lakers vs Hornets Game 1 - Predictions/Comments

Postby Lakerjones on Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:21 pm

LakeShow09 wrote:ESPN is creaming their pants over this right now. The spurs loss has been wiped off the front page lol


Rightfully so, actually and I hate BSPN. No one actually cares about SA or the Grizz. CP3 is a huge star and the Lakers are the Marquee team of the league. Much bigger news. Also Manu was out and that was a down to the wire loss for SA. No one is that shocked about that outcome. Memphis matches well with SA even when they have Manu, so it made sense.

This was an embarrassing affair for the reigning champs. A literal David and Goliath win today for the Hornets. Big story.
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Postby mamatheregoesthatman on Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:21 pm

kray28 wrote:If you want to point fingers on this one....Look at Pau Gasol first. For some reason he had aggression on his moves..no attacks on the basket (until the very end), weak on defense (another story altogether) and just generally passive today.

I'm a big Pau supporter, and continue to believe in him, but today's effort was garbage.


He wasn't the only reason we lost, but he was a major non-factor. He needs his head examined, and maybe his private parts as well.
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Postby ruskyline on Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:23 pm

KB24stk wrote:PLEASE, can somebody tell me that this night didn't happen!!!


i am glad that we lost! i mean no one was play for [Swearing is not permitted at Clublakers. You must edit this post prior to submitting.]!! from Pau not making plays, our defense was crap, we keep fouling and refs really helped them out IMO..
if we would have won, we would not be serious about our problems.. i am very glad that we lost..
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Re: Sun. 4/17 - Lakers vs Hornets Game 1 - Predictions/Comments

Postby kray28 on Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:24 pm

Kobe needed to be on CP3....at least to close. Fish is just a bad matchup, and on top of that got jobbed by the refs on several occasions where Paul clearly committed offensive fouls.

Moreso than that, the Lakers as a team need to buckle down and figure out how to properly play the PnR. They have done it before, but they need to have the plan, and they need to practice it before Wednesday. I have no doubt that these attentions to detail will be taken care of before then.

On the offensive end, we needed to go in the post more, but which post guy showed up today....for most of the game it was the Kobe show. Can't win with that on a consistent basis.
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Postby mamatheregoesthatman on Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:25 pm

ruskyline wrote:
KB24stk wrote:PLEASE, can somebody tell me that this night didn't happen!!!


i am glad that we lost! i mean no one was play for [Swearing is not permitted at Clublakers. You must edit this post prior to submitting.]!! from Pau not making plays, our defense was crap, we keep fouling and refs really helped them out IMO..
if we would have won, we would not be serious about our problems.. i am very glad that we lost..


The one positive I take from losing is that it's what we needed to wake us up. However, I'll believe it when I see it. The next game will tell us whether we're serious or not.
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Re: Sun. 4/17 - Lakers vs Hornets Game 1 - Predictions/Comments

Postby karacha on Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:27 pm

mamatheregoesthatman wrote:Questions:

Would Blake have made a difference today?

No.


Will Pau become a man again?

Maybe.

Will the Lakers get out of the first round?

Yes.

Is Gray's injury good for us?

Yes. It's still unfortunate.


Will we as fans continue to support this team?

Some will, some will jump off the wagon.

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Re: Sun. 4/17 - Lakers vs Hornets Game 1 - Predictions/Comments

Postby Uncle_Meat on Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:27 pm

I think the bookies have made their money today but not without help from refs and Lakers play. SA too... it's in the NBA's interest to have as many games as possible... but all this out the window if Lakers show up and mail it in again in game 2. They will seal their fate in a first round exit... :man5:
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Re: Sun. 4/17 - Lakers vs Hornets Game 1 - Predictions/Comments

Postby mamatheregoesthatman on Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:29 pm

Lakerjones wrote:
LakeShow09 wrote:ESPN is creaming their pants over this right now. The spurs loss has been wiped off the front page lol


Rightfully so, actually and I hate BSPN. No one actually cares about SA or the Grizz. CP3 is a huge star and the Lakers are the Marquee team of the league. Much bigger news. Also Manu was out and that was a down to the wire loss for SA. No one is that shocked about that outcome. Memphis matches well with SA even when they have Manu, so it made sense.

This was an embarrassing affair for the reigning champs. A literal David and Goliath win today for the Hornets. Big story.


The attention and coverage is a good thing if it motivates us. People will be talking about this, and we'll need to shut them up with the next game.
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Re: Sun. 4/17 - Lakers vs Hornets Game 1 - Predictions/Comments

Postby mamatheregoesthatman on Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:30 pm

Thanks, but I failed to mention they were rhetorical. :man10:

karacha wrote:
mamatheregoesthatman wrote:Questions:

Would Blake have made a difference today?

No.


Will Pau become a man again?

Maybe.

Will the Lakers get out of the first round?

Yes.

Is Gray's injury good for us?

Yes. It's still unfortunate.


Will we as fans continue to support this team?

Some will, some will jump off the wagon.

Thanks for the sig, Jr. Kobe.

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Re: Sun. 4/17 - Lakers vs Hornets Game 1 - Predictions/Comments

Postby Forward Three on Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:31 pm

I don't expect the Hornets to make that many floaters every game, so as long as they are sticking with deep jumpers and threes instead, I feel better about the Lakers ability to influence their offense. But floaters are a compromise shot that you take because there is a wall of 7 footers in front of you. Most players, most of the time, don't hit floaters that well in traffic. But we had several hornets players dropping them all game long tonight.

It's one thing for CP3 to have a good game, but you can't let him get scrub players easy baskets. Mostly though, This loss was pretty much all on Pau. He had about 2 good defensive plays all day and only 1 good offensive play, some of it was the Hornets and how they played him, but most of it was just Pau being non-aggressive and missing shots he normally makes.

I'm still not worried about the series, But if the next game is close, that will be a little worrying, even if it is a W.
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