Other NBA Games Discussion 2012-2013 Edition

Re: Other NBA Games Discussion 2012-2013 Edition

Postby therealdeal on Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:17 am

Yeah here's the thing... to just MAKE the playoffs we have to beat 3 playoff teams in the West. That means logically we'll have to be playing some really fantastic basketball.

If that's the case, bring me anyone in the league and I think the Lakers can make a fight of it. Denver and Oklahoma are the two teams I'd want to face the least. Probably Denver more than Oklahoma. The Clippers pulling up the 3rd spot. But no team at that moment would terrify me.

But if we end up playing Oklahoma, I really think there's a chance we steal one of the first two games just because, like you said, everyone will expect us to keel. And if we can do that, then it's anybody's series from there.
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Re: Other NBA Games Discussion 2012-2013 Edition

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:01 am

^I agree that Denver out of all teams in the West scare me more.
For what it's worth, the Lakers also clinched the Pacific Division, an achievement Bryant dismissed by saying "We don't hang divisions." No, only the big NBA championship banners are considered wall-worthy for the Lakers.
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Re: Other NBA Games Discussion 2012-2013 Edition

Postby Punk-101 on Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:22 pm

Minny ahead of Utah right now.
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Re: Other NBA Games Discussion 2012-2013 Edition

Postby Finwë on Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:29 pm

puffyusaf#2 wrote:^I agree that Denver out of all teams in the West scare me more.

Not me.. They are tough, obviously, but they don't really have experience, they lost Gallo, and they don't really hit 3s.
OKC scares me more, they match up perfectly against us on D, and their scoring firepower has unlimited potential. If they play somewhat smark and minize their mistakes, they shouldn't have much trouble beating us..
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-They've got inside defenders and post defenders (ibaka, perkins, collison)
-guys that can guard Kobe effectively in Thabo and KD, plus Westbrook whose athleticism can be bothersome
-3pt shooters (KD, Kmart, thabo, westbrook, jackson, fisher, even ibaka)
-inside scorers (KD, Westbrook, Ibaka)
-Role players that rebound, set screens, pass the ball and play D (Collison, Thabo, Ibaka, Perkins)
-Athleticism and youth (doesn't need explanation)
-a great home court in terms of fan support/loudness/officiating
-I can't remember the last time we beat them in OKC
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Re: Other NBA Games Discussion 2012-2013 Edition

Postby Rooscooter on Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:36 pm

Finwë wrote:
puffyusaf#2 wrote:^I agree that Denver out of all teams in the West scare me more.

Not me.. They are tough, obviously, but they don't really have experience, they lost Gallo, and they don't really hit 3s.
OKC scares me more, they match up perfectly against us on D, and their scoring firepower has unlimited potential. If they play somewhat smark and minize their mistakes, they shouldn't have much trouble beating us..
Consider:
-They've got inside defenders and post defenders (ibaka, perkins, collison)
-guys that can guard Kobe effectively in Thabo and KD, plus Westbrook whose athleticism can be bothersome
-3pt shooters (KD, Kmart, thabo, westbrook, jackson, fisher, even ibaka)
-inside scorers (KD, Westbrook, Ibaka)
-Role players that rebound, set screens, pass the ball and play D (Collison, Thabo, Ibaka, Perkins)
-Athleticism and youth (doesn't need explanation)
-a great home court in terms of fan support/loudness/officiating
-I can't remember the last time we beat them in OKC


We got to get to the playoffs first.... Denver is built to beat us. They have the advantage at most positions on the floor. Pau has been dominated for two years by Faried and Lawson owns whomever is playing against him. They are deep and as we saw last time we played them very well coached. While Howard should have the advantage Karl's schemes pretty much nullified him by using his aggressiveness on defense against us.... Not only are we at a disadvantage on the floor in a number of positions we're pretty far behind in coaching as well.....
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Re: Other NBA Games Discussion 2012-2013 Edition

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:39 pm

after this evening EVERY team in the West scares me even the last place team
For what it's worth, the Lakers also clinched the Pacific Division, an achievement Bryant dismissed by saying "We don't hang divisions." No, only the big NBA championship banners are considered wall-worthy for the Lakers.
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Re: Other NBA Games Discussion 2012-2013 Edition

Postby Finwë on Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:21 pm

^ yeah I think Kobe going down pretty much eliminates any chances we had.. he was the only guy who could create for himself, consistently demand double teams, and our go-to guy in the clutch. Nash isn't healthy and all the other guys, in different degrees, have been inconsistent.
I read on twitter that Kobe represented 33% of our offense.. I imagine that's even higher in the clutch
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Re: Other NBA Games Discussion 2012-2013 Edition

Postby Doc Brown on Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:31 pm

Norris Cole almost put up a triple double tonight. Miami's B team racks up another victory.

And they don't have a deep team. :freak2:
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Re: Other NBA Games Discussion 2012-2013 Edition

Postby Scnottaken on Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:52 pm

Doc Brown wrote:Norris Cole almost put up a triple double tonight. Miami's B team racks up another victory.

And they don't have a deep team. :freak2:

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Re: Other NBA Games Discussion 2012-2013 Edition

Postby wcsoldier81 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:36 am

Probable 1st round matchup :

Pacers-Chawks ... might be ugliest B-Ball ever , I know I won't watch one second of this
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Re: Other NBA Games Discussion 2012-2013 Edition

Postby FabFourLakers on Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:26 pm

wcsoldier81 wrote:Probable 1st round matchup :

Pacers-Chawks ... might be ugliest B-Ball ever , I know I won't watch one second of this



Officially the most boring series of all time....definitely gonna be on NBATV. lol
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