Lakers Put Clamps on Cavaliers Los Angeles led by a dozen points at the half, but had to stave off a Cleveland comeback in an 86-78 preseason win Thursday. Karl Malone had 18 points and 13 boards and Gary Payton added 13 points and nine assists.
If Kobe and Shaq play then its over the lakers by far by i have a feeling that both Kobe and Shaq wont play so i think its going to be just like the suns game. all is ask is that the lakers DON'T let lebron have a break out game like they let Yao have last season when he got his first 20+pt game
Ok finally i think the lakers will win this game...they dont lose 3 in a row often not even in preseason...if kobe and shaq play they will win...but everyone keeps sayin it'll be a blow out...they will win by 6 or 8 pts
Its being televised on TNT i think so everyone outside of So. Cali is going to see the Lakers for the first time.....i hope they're not ignorant and start saying that the lakers don't have the "chemistry" just because its not a blow out since phil is going to play all the rookies
I think it'll be nationally televised. Man, I really hope both Kobe and Shaq play. Their presence is a big enough impact alone. I wanna see how both Payton and Kobe run the court on a fast break... Dayam, reminds me of the all star games... If Shaq and Kobe return, I believe we'll win this game.
Yo, we need kobe to play and for him to show us that he's still strong and ready to go. Shaq should be playing too, but i'm not complaining cause this year he's ready. We need both Kobe and Shaq healthy, and there's NO F'ING REASON why we should take chances in preseason!
Don't get me wrong, I can't wait to see Shaq and Kobe on the court. But thats just not gonna happen tonight. I'm still greatly anticipating seeing Malone and Payton for the first time. Malone has said even though it's the preseaon he would like to see the Lakers get on a winning streak. Hopefully this attitude will carry over to the other Lakers. I look for them
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