YOU NEVER RESPOND G'DAMN IT!! EVERYBODY ASKS YOU AND YOU NEVER RESPOND.. I WON'T STOP ANNOYING YOU AND ANYONE ELSE UNTIL YOU DO!Calistrtballr wrote:its delayed now on nba stream
SignPippenNow wrote:I would agree with your list JSM except I would add Crawford to decent list.
JSM wrote:SignPippenNow wrote:I would agree with your list JSM except I would add Crawford to decent list.
I think he was just trying too hard. He was too careless with the ball. His moves to the basket weren't controlled. And in the second half he seemed more interested in shooting long range bombs (could have been recommended by the coaching staff). I'm hoping that he got his "nervousness" out of the way and can have a more controlled game 2.
HoopsWorld's Bill Ingram wrote:Game 3: Lakers vs. Pistons
The first thing you notice as the Pistons' summer league team takes the court is that most of them look familiar. Different teams assign varying levels of importance to the summer league process, and it's clear right from the start that the Pistons have some very specific goals in mind . . .while the Lakers are basically going through the motions.
Not that the LA squad doesn't have some nice talent. Lakers assistant coach Jim Cleamons commented to HOOPSWORLD's Steve Kyler that he didn't understand why they didn't draft Brian Roberts in the second round because he had an amazing workout for them. They were thrilled to get a chance to have him on the Vegas team. He and Pat Calathes, who may be the best player to go undrafted, flew in this morning as last-minute additions to the squad.
The Lakers actually did a pretty good job of hanging in this one after trailing by double-figures early. Coby (not Kobe) Karl scored eight points to lead the Lakers in the first quarter and Sharrod Ford stepped up in the third, but the onslaught of Rodney Stuckey and the Pistons turned the fourth quarter into garbage time fairly quickly.
Rodney Stuckey talked extensively about the importance of being aggressive, which he said was the one lesson Chauncey Billups constantly drills into him. His aggressive play in this game earned him a game-high 21 points with 9-10 from the free throw line. Arron Afflalo looked good in scoring 15 points, Amir Johnson had 12 points, but committed nine fouls, and Trent Plaisted had a nice game off the bench with 10 points on 4-5 shooting.
On the Lakers' side, Coby Karl was the high man with 14 points for a squad that shot 54% from the field. Their downfall, though, was the 28 turnovers that resulted in 36 points for Detroit. The 20 missed free throws didn't help, either.
NBA.com: The Detroit Pistons cruised to an 84-73 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday at the 2008 NBA Summer League Presented by EA SPORTS.
Second-year guard Rodney Stuckey led all scorers with 21 points for the Pistons while second-year guard Coby Karl led the Lakers with 14 points.
The Pistons led by five at the end of the first quarter and by 10 at halftime. Stuckey set the early tone for the Pistons, scoring nine of his 11 first-half points in the opening quarter. The Lakers struggled in the first half, hitting just 9 of 22 shots.
The Lakers held the Pistons to just five points in the first five minutes of the third quarter and went on to outscore the Lakers by seven in the period. Detroit's defense answered the call by holding Los Angeles to just five points in the first five minutes of the fourth quarter, building a double-digit lead.
“I thought we did pretty well for our first ballgame,” Lakers Summer League head coach Dan Panaggio said. “They are a good ballclub. They had a little bit more size and maybe a little bit more experience, but I thought our guys played hard and they hung in there. At the end of the third quarter, we cut it to a one- or a two-point game and we may have run out of gas there. Maybe their size got to us.”
The Lakers-Pistons game was the third of the four games scheduled on the NBA Summer League's opening day.
Notes: Nuggets head coach George Karl was on hand to watch his son Coby, who plays for the Lakers. Both teams will take Saturday off and resume play Sunday as the Lakers take on the Grizzlies and the Pistons host the Clippers.
Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review Journal wrote:The planners of the event made a mistake in the first half. Apparently, they decided that a good time to bring out "Coyote," the mascot of the San Antonio Spurs.
Probably not a good idea during a Lakers game. The mostly pro-Lakers crowd did not warmly receive the not-so-lovable mascot.
Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review Journal wrote:Rodney Stuckey had 21 points, five rebounds and four assists to lead the Detroit Pistons past the Los Angeles Lakers 84-73 in the third game of the first day of action in the NBA Vegas Summer League at Cox Pavilion on the UNLV campus. Stuckey made 9 of 10 from the free-throw line. Aaron Afflalo added 15 points for Detroit.
Former Brigham Young forward Trent Plaisted had 10 points and five rebounds and thrilled the crowd with a powerful, two-handed dunk on a breakaway in the fourth quarter.
Denver Nuggets coach George Karl was in attendance watching his son, Coby, play for the Lakers.
"It's a lot of fun. Summertime is kind of for seeing what you've got for the upcoming year, and I thought he played well," Karl said of his son.
He also talked about competing against his son last season. Coby played in two games against the Nuggets, seeing three and two minutes of action and scoring one point.
"It's just a continuous process of being proud as a father," Karl said. "I admire and respect and love him for his perseverance. Not many people expected to see him in the NBA. I'm just a proud papa."
Karl led the Lakers with 14 points. Former UNR forward Marcelus Kemp scored two. Davon Jefferson did not play.
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