Sun. 2/06 @ Rockets - Results Inside - Postgame comments

Sun. 2/06 @ Rockets - Results Inside - Postgame comments

Postby Lakers Dynasty 2000 on Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:07 am

Lakers @ Rockets
Sunday, Feb. 6
12:30pm
TV: ABC
Radio: KLAC-AM 570/KWKW-AM 1330
Recap | Box Score | Photos

Lakers - 102
Rockets - 103

Lakers Edged In Wild Game
Trailing by 16 points to start the fourth quarter, the Lakers came all the way back to take a three-point lead in the final minutes of the game but came up short, losing 103-102 in Houston on Sunday. Lamar Odom led the comeback, scoring 14 of his team-high 22 points in the final period.

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Postby Real Deal on Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:08 am

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Los Angeles Lakers (24-20) @ Houston Rockets (27-21)

Date: Sunday, February 6th
Time: 12:30 PM
TV: ABC

Previous Games
Spurs @ Lakers 103-91 (LOSS)
Rockets @ Wolves 119-113 OT (WIN)

Projected Starting Five

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Coach Frank Hamblen
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C - Chris Mihm (10.8 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 0.7 APG)
PF - Lamar Odom (15.1 PPG, 10.2 RPG, 3.3 APG)
SF - Jumaine Jones (6.4 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 0.7 APG)
SG - Caron Butler (14.7 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 1.6 APG)
PG - Chucky Atkins (13.3 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 4.4 APG)

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Coach Jeff Van Gundy
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C - Yao Ming (18.2 PPG, 8.6 RPG, 0.8 APG)
PF - Juwan Howard (8.9 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 1.4 APG)
SF - Tracy McGrady (25.9 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 5.7 APG)
SG - David Wesley (11.9 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 3.7 APG)
PG - Bob Sura (10.7 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 5.0 APG)

Who Dat?
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LAKERS - Luke Walton
Predicted Stats: 8 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists

ROCKETS - Dikembe Mutombo
Predicted Stats: 7 points, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks

Who Got Game?
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LAKERS - Caron Butler
Predicted Stats: 26 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists

ROCKETS - Tracy McGrady
Predicted Stats: 30 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists

Brandon's Analysis
So far, the Lakers have defeated the Rockets twice in two meetings this season, the first one being in Houston (November) where the Lakers won, 84-79. The second game was in Los Angeles (January), as Kobe led the Lakers to a 111-104 win. The difference? This time, LA is without Rudy Tomjanovich and, unfortunately, still missing Kobe Bryant. The result? A less-appreciated roster...one that is expected to fail. This showdown in Houston is an important game for the Lakers, who will look to make it three-straight against a stronger Rockets squad.

Jeff Van Gundy needs to work Yao into this game, both offensively and defensively, to wear down Chris Mihm. The Lakers are missing their backup center, so Grant may see alot of minutes if Mihm finds his way into early foul trouble. This will take alot of aggression from Yao, who has yet to even show a consistent level of it this season. If Ming doesn't begin playing like a dominant center soon, who know how many more checks Yao will be writing. Shutting him down will NOT be the Lakers' top priority, but keeping him off the boards will help Los Angeles by preventing second chance points, and trips to the foul line, by the big man.

Butler and Jones need to keep a hand in McGrady's face for the Lakers to even stand a chance in this game. Otherwise, you'll witness a 40 point game by T-Mac, who won't hesitate to launch threes like he's on the Atkins Diet...yes...I'm talking Chucky Atkins, who will more than likely take his share of threes against Bob Sura. Speaking of shooting beyond the arc...watch Padgett, the guy who comes off the bench and hits 7 or 8 consecutive, wide open threes to pull the Rockets back into the game.

Odom should have a big game against Howard. Lamar's versatility sometimes seems non-existant, where he seems to always post up and play more like a Karl Malone, rather than a Kevin Garnett. Odom has advantages over most bigger, slower forwards in the league, so this is where he should expose their weaknesses. Drive the baseline, force Yao away from the hoop, use your speed and agility...come on, Lamar, step it up. It's obvious that LO has a few post moves, but Hamblen really needs to stress that he brings his man out to the perimeter and beats him to the rim, with the possibility of drawing the foul. You see this happening a few times...but just "a few times" isn't enough.

Off the bench, Luke Walton and Dikembe Mutombo could play huge roles for their teams. Walton's passing and hustle is much-needed in Los Angeles, with the absence of Kobe...while Mutombo's defense (and surprisingly, his offense) could be useful while Yao rests on the bench, or sits because of foul trouble. Look to also see Scott Padgett lighting up the Lakers from downtown, while Tony Bobbitt sees a few minutes and shows us what he's made of, especially on defense. Are my fingers crossed to see Bobbitt? Possibly.

Brandon's Prediction
The Lakers aren't a playoff team without Kobe, and as of right now, the Rockets are...and with this game being in Houston, it won't be pretty for Los Angeles. I'd like to predict the win, but Houston just took out Minnesota on the road...so...here's the prediction: if Luke Walton plays significant minutes in this game, the Lakers will win by three, 92-89. If not, the Rockets will win on turnovers, 85-81.
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Postby hZm on Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:09 am

This is a must win.
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Postby Lakers Dynasty 2000 on Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:09 am

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Postby hZm on Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:10 am

Lakers Dynasty 2000 wrote:A T-Wack Story II

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YES!YES!YES!
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Postby Lakers Dynasty 2000 on Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:10 am

Left Click, Select Free Download to Download A T-Wack Story

Everyone MUST watch this movie to get them mentally prepared for this game. :man9:
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Postby Guest on Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:12 am

kobe will play on this game....kp22 guarantee :jam2:
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Postby hZm on Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:12 am

Lakers Dynasty 2000 wrote:Left Click, Select Free Download to Download A T-Wack Story

Everyone MUST watch this movie to get them mentally prepared for this game. :man9:


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Postby KB24Gold on Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:32 am

kingprince22 wrote:kobe will play on this game....kp22 guarantee :jam2:


I'll take your word for it :man1:
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Postby PurpleNGold1 on Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:43 am

LakerBaller7 wrote:
kingprince22 wrote:kobe will play on this game....kp22 guarantee :jam2:


I'll take your word for it :man1:
n if he doesnt play do we get to torcher you or u buyin da liqour that night?
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Postby KB24 on Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:44 am

With Kobe= maybe win
without Kobe= loss for sure
Houston has improved badly after the few trades and T-Mac finally started to perform again. He is going to kill JJ.
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Postby Guest on Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:46 am

PurpleNGold1 wrote:
LakerBaller7 wrote:
kingprince22 wrote:kobe will play on this game....kp22 guarantee :jam2:


I'll take your word for it :man1:
n if he doesnt play do we get to torcher you or u buyin da liqour that night?

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Postby leftymo on Fri Feb 04, 2005 1:36 am

Lakers prepare for extended losing streak...

If they can go 3-2 on this road trip we can consider themselves lucky.

LA clinging onto the 8th seed, and with Kobe's uncertainty, the coaching situation, and 24 of the final 38 games on the road... we might be looking at a lottery team.
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Postby kobe6962 on Fri Feb 04, 2005 2:22 am

It's gonna get ugly before it gets better. This trip will make or break our season in my opinion.. I am prepared for the nose dive
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Postby bumrusherer on Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:00 am

well the plan was .500 record without kobe and thats what we have...

houston going DOWN
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Postby kobe6962 on Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:29 am

They'll win at least I hope lets hope T-mac dont light us up to bad.. This road trip will make or break the season...

Lakers if they go 3-2 or 2-3 I'll be happy with that anything lower then that then they are in serious trouble.
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Postby MarkMadsen on Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:56 am

Houston aint got nothing on us.. WERE GONNA WIN.
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Postby The Kobe Era 2K5 on Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:00 pm

MarkMadsen wrote:Houston aint got nothing on us.. WERE GONNA WIN.

Yup! WE WILL WIN! :jam2:
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Postby Guest on Fri Feb 04, 2005 1:09 pm

put JJ on tmac....not butler
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Postby kobesthegreatest8 on Fri Feb 04, 2005 2:38 pm

is kobe playing!
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Postby hZm on Fri Feb 04, 2005 3:17 pm

If the Lakers & Eagles both win on sunday i'll be the happiest man on earth.
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Postby Zheka on Fri Feb 04, 2005 6:25 pm

I think we must have a lot of luck to defeat Rockets for the 3rd time... :disagree:
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Postby Crono0801 on Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:25 pm

Lakers Dynasty 2000 wrote:A T-Wack Story II

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Postby strikemode14 on Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:54 pm

Unless Kobe gets on his hands and knees and pulls a TO and is spirtually healed and plays Sunday the Lakers are toast. I mean last time we played the Rockets T-Mac was killing Butler. However there will be a silver lining in this dark cloud. I think Chucky will have a good game against the slower SG's Sura and Wesley like the last time the Lakers played.
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Postby kobe6962 on Fri Feb 04, 2005 10:39 pm

strikemode14 wrote:Unless Kobe gets on his hands and knees and pulls a TO and is spirtually healed and plays Sunday the Lakers are toast. I mean last time we played the Rockets T-Mac was killing Butler. However there will be a silver lining in this dark cloud. I think Chucky will have a good game against the slower SG's Sura and Wesley like the last time the Lakers played.


Thats a plus Chucky is actually better then the slower Sura and Wesley.. But I think T-mac will have a big game and the games in Houston are always close. This game kinda scares me.. I think this game amongst the others will make our break our season.
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