Sun. 2/13 - Lakers @ Magic - Predictions & Comments

Re: Sun. 2/13 - Lakers @ Magic - Predictions & Comments

Postby karacha on Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:50 pm

Murdock wrote:
karacha wrote:
Quest4Truth wrote:Fisher-Artest-Brown-Blake are shooting 4-25(.16%).


That's pretty incredible when you think about it.


that's terrible


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Re: Sun. 2/13 - Lakers @ Magic - Predictions & Comments

Postby mamatheregoesthatman on Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:51 pm

Murdock wrote:
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Murdock wrote:guys don't blame it on refs ... 18 points is never caused by refs


I blame them for the bad calls, but not the outcome. The Lakers played badly today.

bad calls always happen ... on both sides ... over the back or not ... it happens a lot ... lakers played poorly ... i only blame NBA rules :D wtf is that ? :D a joke


Of course bad calls go both ways. I mainly blame the Lakers for the loss.
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Re: Sun. 2/13 - Lakers @ Magic - Predictions & Comments

Postby Alleyhoops on Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:51 pm

Every three games or so, our inability to shoot the ball becomes a glaring, obvious deficiency. If you're going to keep Bynum and go big, you've got to build a team that can hit perimeter shots, otherwise defenses just swarm our bigs and defy others to hit open shots -- which we have a horrible time doing on even a halfway consistent basis. Our defense cannot win games by itself. You have to be able to put points on the board and can't rely on one guy to get 35-40 every night.
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Re: Sun. 2/13 - Lakers @ Magic - Predictions & Comments

Postby TT24 on Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:51 pm

Starts with the 3's we gave up....
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Re: Sun. 2/13 - Lakers @ Magic - Predictions & Comments

Postby escitnj on Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:51 pm

Now is when you shut off the game...I don't think the Lakers play very well on Sundays. So be it. See you all tomorrow when they take on Charlotte.
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Re: Sun. 2/13 - Lakers @ Magic - Predictions & Comments

Postby GhostAnime on Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:52 pm

Bleh. To be honest, this game was pretty boring and the win feels fake because I know the Lakers play three times better than this.
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Re: Sun. 2/13 - Lakers @ Magic - Predictions & Comments

Postby Rooscooter on Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:52 pm

Defense was good...we gave up 89 points, but the offense...not so good
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Re: Sun. 2/13 - Lakers @ Magic - Predictions & Comments

Postby Alleyhoops on Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:53 pm

TT24 wrote:Starts with the 3's we gave up....

NO, we held them to 89 points. Defenses have to give up something.

It STARTED and ended with our inability to hit an open shot and our glaring deficiency on the perimeter.
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Re: Sun. 2/13 - Lakers @ Magic - Predictions & Comments

Postby mamatheregoesthatman on Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:54 pm

Alleyhoops wrote:Every three games or so, our inability to shoot the ball becomes a glaring, obvious deficiency. If you're going to keep Bynum and go big, you've got to build a team that can hit perimeter shots, otherwise defenses just swarm our bigs and defy others to hit open shots -- which we have a horrible time doing on even a halfway consistent basis. Our defense cannot win games by itself. You have to be able to put points on the board and can't rely on one guy to get 35-40 every night.


Our shooting sucks. If we do make a trade, I hope at least one shooter joins our team.
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Re: Sun. 2/13 - Lakers @ Magic - Predictions & Comments

Postby laker911 on Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:55 pm

We made Howard look like Kareem out there. :man2:
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Re: Sun. 2/13 - Lakers @ Magic - Predictions & Comments

Postby JMLaker on Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:55 pm

lakers became very passive in the second half. I also even though I don't like to make excuses, that call at end of the third quarter was very big because it shifted the perspective of the game because being down by 5 is much better then being down by 7especially if we were SUPPOSED to be down by only 5. anyway when was the last time our team won a game on abc? its seems like a long time....
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Re: Sun. 2/13 - Lakers @ Magic - Predictions & Comments

Postby bruddahmanmatt on Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:55 pm

This loss doesn't really bother me too much. LA had a horrible shooting day but their defense was pretty solid for the most part. Let's not forget that they held the Magic to 89 points. I'm so over Orlando anyway. They're a pathetic team when you really break it all down and they'll never win a chip with their current roster. They simply hit shots that we couldn't and when the lead was big enough in the 4th, they pounded it inside to Dwight who miraculously managed to hit his shots. Can't win em all. On to Charlotte where hopefully LA can find some success in a place where they've oddly been unable to win games on a consistent basis.
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Re: Sun. 2/13 - Lakers @ Magic - Predictions & Comments

Postby mamatheregoesthatman on Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:56 pm

GhostAnime wrote:Bleh. To be honest, this game was pretty boring and the win feels fake because I know the Lakers play three times better than this.


You're a Magic fan, right? Congrats to your team today, but you'll have your hands full with Boston, Miami, and maybe even Chicago.
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Re: Sun. 2/13 - Lakers @ Magic - Predictions & Comments

Postby kray28 on Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:57 pm

Phil just gave up after that horrid fourth stint by the second unit. It was probably unlikely that they could have gone undefeated on this trip.

There were just a crapload of bad calls in this game though, and basically all of them worked for the Magic.
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Re: Sun. 2/13 - Lakers @ Magic - Predictions & Comments

Postby Rooscooter on Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:57 pm

Kobe didn't shoot a free throw and probably didn't deserve any...he wasn't attacking and looked a little tired. The support staff was horrible....just horrible. Bynum played well, not great, but well. Pau looked gassed early and never got it going. Artest still isn't any good and Brown should be traded plain and simple.
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Re: Sun. 2/13 - Lakers @ Magic - Predictions & Comments

Postby GhostAnime on Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:59 pm

mamatheregoesthatman wrote:
GhostAnime wrote:Bleh. To be honest, this game was pretty boring and the win feels fake because I know the Lakers play three times better than this.


You're a Magic fan, right? Congrats to your team today, but you'll have your hands full with Boston, Miami, and maybe even Chicago.

Magic would lose a series to the first two teams you've named and I consider Chicago 50/50.

Am I a Magic fan? Depends on what you consider a fan. I just enjoy watching them the most. I don't live in Florida and none of my favorite players actually play for the team except Turk.

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Re: Sun. 2/13 - Lakers @ Magic - Predictions & Comments

Postby kray28 on Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:00 pm

Alleyhoops wrote:
TT24 wrote:Starts with the 3's we gave up....

NO, we held them to 89 points. Defenses have to give up something.

It STARTED and ended with our inability to hit an open shot and our glaring deficiency on the perimeter.


This is a good point....our offense was horrible today. It all started with Fisher, and outside of the second quarter, a pretty passive game by Kobe. We needed him to carry the team today. Of course, if he had done that, and the Lakers lose a close one, everyone would have been blaming him.

Phil basically conceded that fourth quarter too. Hate to see that.
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Re: Sun. 2/13 - Lakers @ Magic - Predictions & Comments

Postby kray28 on Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:01 pm

GhostAnime wrote:Am I a Magic fan? Depends on what you consider a fan. I just enjoy watching them the most. I don't live in Florida and none of my favorite players actually play for the team except Turk.

NBA fan first and always will be.


There's a better name for this type of fan: bandwagoner.
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Re: Sun. 2/13 - Lakers @ Magic - Predictions & Comments

Postby laker911 on Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:01 pm

It's amazing that we probably have one of the 2 worst offensive players in the league in our starting lineup. Fish and Artest.
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Re: Sun. 2/13 - Lakers @ Magic - Predictions & Comments

Postby bruddahmanmatt on Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:03 pm

kray28 wrote:
GhostAnime wrote:Am I a Magic fan? Depends on what you consider a fan. I just enjoy watching them the most. I don't live in Florida and none of my favorite players actually play for the team except Turk.

NBA fan first and always will be.


There's a better name for this type of fan: bandwagoner.


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Re: Sun. 2/13 - Lakers @ Magic - Predictions & Comments

Postby GhostAnime on Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:04 pm

kray28 wrote:
GhostAnime wrote:Am I a Magic fan? Depends on what you consider a fan. I just enjoy watching them the most. I don't live in Florida and none of my favorite players actually play for the team except Turk.

NBA fan first and always will be.


There's a better name for this type of fan: bandwagoner.

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Re: Sun. 2/13 - Lakers @ Magic - Predictions & Comments

Postby Rooscooter on Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:04 pm

laker911 wrote:It's amazing that we probably have one of the 2 worst offensive players in the league in our starting lineup. Fish and Artest.


Fisher has always more clutch than consistent. Artest however has averaged over 20 points in this league and over 14 all but the last two. I'm not sure if he has lost it or the triangle doesn't provide him the shots he's comfortable with. All I do know it that it isn't working for him for some reason.
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Re: Sun. 2/13 - Lakers @ Magic - Predictions & Comments

Postby Quest4Truth on Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:12 pm

laker911 wrote:It's amazing that we probably have one of the 2 worst offensive players in the league in our starting lineup. Fish and Artest.


Fisher is shooting .375%
Artest is shooting .397%
Blake is shooting .372%
Brown is the sharpshooter of the bunch hitting .439% of his shots.
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Re: Sun. 2/13 - Lakers @ Magic - Predictions & Comments

Postby AlleyoOp2KOBE on Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:20 pm

How the heck did Howard get 31 points? Horrible... I guess I'll find out later today.
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Re: Sun. 2/13 - Lakers @ Magic - Predictions & Comments

Postby revgen on Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:43 pm

AlleyoOp2KOBE wrote:How the heck did Howard get 31 points? Horrible... I guess I'll find out later today.


The same reason why we held the whole Orlando team to 89 points.

We pretty much played Dwight single-coverage, which is good for Dwight, but not so good for the Magic.

Unfortunately, only Bynum and Odom were having good games offensively.
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