If we go up 3-0....

If we go up 3-0....

Postby Doberman on Wed May 02, 2012 12:49 am

...should we tank a game or two to ride out MWP's suspension?
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Re: If we go up 3-0....

Postby GoldHammish on Wed May 02, 2012 1:01 am

You NEVER tank a game in the playoffs.
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Re: If we go up 3-0....

Postby LakersFanInCali on Wed May 02, 2012 1:14 am

dumbest thing I hear is tanking games....ESPECIALLY in the playoffs.
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Re: If we go up 3-0....

Postby LakerFan1235 on Wed May 02, 2012 1:17 am

If we go up 3-0 I am not condoning tanking, but I could see Denver just playing a willful game and beating us.
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Re: If we go up 3-0....

Postby LakerFan1235 on Wed May 02, 2012 1:17 am

If we go up 3-0 I am not condoning tanking, but I could see Denver just playing a willful game and beating us.
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Every time I begin to wonder...He proves it...That is why I won't lose hope in him.
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Re: If we go up 3-0....

Postby 24K GOLD on Wed May 02, 2012 1:33 am

...we try to win Game 4.
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Re: If we go up 3-0....

Postby MadMax on Wed May 02, 2012 1:34 am

GoldHammish wrote:You NEVER tank a game in the playoffs.
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Re: If we go up 3-0....

Postby revgen on Wed May 02, 2012 1:47 am

No.
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Re: If we go up 3-0....

Postby KBJelleyBean24 on Wed May 02, 2012 3:03 am

MadMax wrote:
GoldHammish wrote:You NEVER tank a game in the playoffs.

I concur as well.
I should get an assist for that. It's an intentional pass to oneself, so it's an assist. That way people can't say all I do is shoot.
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Re: If we go up 3-0....

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Wed May 02, 2012 3:29 am

No. Somehow karma bites you when you do that. if we can sweep them, go for it
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Re: If we go up 3-0....

Postby bystander on Wed May 02, 2012 3:32 am

Doberman wrote:...should we tank a game or two to ride out MWP's suspension?


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Re: If we go up 3-0....

Postby DJ-RaZ-Q#24 on Wed May 02, 2012 4:32 am

:man10: ...


I still see us screwing one of those two games up there. But what kind of a question is that, really? :man10:
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Re: If we go up 3-0....

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Re: If we go up 3-0....

Postby Congo Cash on Wed May 02, 2012 5:04 am

:man10: :man10: :man10: :man10:

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Re: If we go up 3-0....

Postby John3:16 on Wed May 02, 2012 5:07 am

Win in 4 > tank games
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Re: If we go up 3-0....

Postby nameant on Wed May 02, 2012 6:09 am

With the way we let Denver hang around in our building in game 2, I don't think this situation is something we have to think about.
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Re: If we go up 3-0....

Postby Magic Skywalker on Wed May 02, 2012 7:00 am

I can imagine Kobe's opinion about tanking a game, let alone a Playoffs game.
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Re: If we go up 3-0....

Postby JGC on Wed May 02, 2012 7:08 am

Well, I COULD see a scenario where you consider it. Say we are up 3-0 against a team like Utah in the WCF and we would have homecourt against a tough team like Chicago (with Rose) or Miami and Kobe gets suspended for 1 game.

Tanking then would make sense. But for MWP, in a series where we do not have homecourt no I dont think you do that.

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Re: If we go up 3-0....

Postby kray28 on Wed May 02, 2012 7:15 am

Thread is unnecessary, I think we will drop at least one game in Denver.
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Re: If we go up 3-0....

Postby brickshooter on Wed May 02, 2012 7:30 am

I think that this will go 6 games. Nuggets didn't exactly roll over yesterday.

Had we been playing in Denver, their 3s would have fallen more. And we may have been blown out.
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Re: If we go up 3-0....

Postby Chopper on Wed May 02, 2012 7:39 am

never never tank. It messes up your team rythm and insults the game of basketball.

Also, look at Rose. Freak injuries can happen at any time. You dont poke fate in the eye.
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Re: If we go up 3-0....

Postby Sean on Wed May 02, 2012 7:51 am

The Lakers have a tendency to lose Game 3 on the road when they've won the first two at home. In the Gasol era they're 1-6
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Re: If we go up 3-0....

Postby nthydro on Wed May 02, 2012 8:03 am

We just barely won game 2 and you talk about tanking games? Hilarious. We are not good enough to even consider giving away games.
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Re: If we go up 3-0....

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Re: If we go up 3-0....

Postby jlkr on Wed May 02, 2012 8:07 am

If more of their 3's had gone in, we'd be staring at 1-1 instead of 2-0. The effort will be there, but methinks they will drop at least one game, maybe both in Denver. Something about the home cooking...
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