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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:15 pm    Post subject:

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Takeaways:

1. Lakers were in a playoff atmosphere game vs a very talented team and won
2. With that said some of the weaknesses were exposed, starting with when teams get physical down low with AD and refs let it go
3. I am dissapointed that without celtics having Kemba this game was close; that does cause me to pause
4. With that said Tatum was on fire hitting contested jumpers and making crazy moves in the lane - kudos to Lakers for slowing him down in 4th.
5. If Kemba played im not sure Tatum gets this many touches, plus he can be abused on d
6. AD absolutely must do a better job of ball protection in the post - opposimg teams know where he puts the ball and are getting good anticipatory swats at it
7. With thst said AD was a big part for todays win with his 3s, rebounding, overall defense (look tatum was just on fire) and FT
8. Loved lbjs mj/ kobe tongue sticking out before the clutch turn around jumper.
9. Overall mostly good, some bad...while i think Lakers can be critiqued let me be clear in that the officiating kept boston in this game. Theres no coincidence that once the refs allowed teams to play (after lakers fell down by 5 in fourth) that the Lakers won this game. I have no answer re the inconsistent officiating other than today it helped the leprechauns stay close along with tatum


Also with Markieff just signing with the Lakers that added size will help us better defend players like Tatum going forward

Kemba doesn't hurt us as much imo because we have good guard defenders all the way down our bench but Danny and KCP on Tatum HURT!


Yea i been keeping quiet on markieff but now its official im optomistic about seeing what he can do. Too many folks already passed judgement on him but i want to see how he does first...there is promise there for sure.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:16 pm    Post subject:

AJ wrote:
I take two big takeaways from this game:

1) I will never understand the free throw struggles for James

2) AD had butterfingers tonight, more often than not he just couldn't hold onto the ball


Aren't most guys his size bad at the line? AD and a few others are big exceptions.

I'm sure Federer would've loved to be as good as Nadal on clay, but we all have a ceiling.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:19 pm    Post subject:

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Boston a great team even without Kemba due to their depth and top 2 coach make them dangerous against anyone.

Great W.




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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:28 pm    Post subject:

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I take two big takeaways from this game:

1) I will never understand the free throw struggles for James

2) AD had butterfingers tonight, more often than not he just couldn't hold onto the ball


Re AD, its becoming clear to me scouting says he can be bothered and forced into TOs by just putting a smaller player on him who is physical. AD's counter to this, when not doing his fadaway/turn around jumper (not a hi % shot for him) is him trying to set up the defender and do a face up - problem is I've noticed teams anticipate where he is placing the ball, e.g. Tatum's swipe of AD was him totally anticipating where AD would place ball when he turned around (likely from scouting or just watching video). AD needs to counter this by being craftier where he places it, etc. Would help ALOT with his low-post game vs small lineups.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:30 pm    Post subject:

kevin_405 wrote:
Funny how Kuzma changed the game with his D. Seems like his size makes it really hard for larger shooting guards to score. He almost shut down Jason Taytum


That last part one more time
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:35 pm    Post subject:

TMG wrote:
Boston a great team even without Kemba due to their depth and top 2 coach make them dangerous against anyone.

Great W.


Yeah smart is the type of guy that could go off any playoff game although not consistently but I'm not taking anything away from this win. Smart and Kemba are interchanbeable for at least one game if that makes sense
Good win fosho
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:44 pm    Post subject:

cthroatgtr wrote:
This is the type of team the Lakers struggle with, which is a team deep with SG/SF depth. LBJ (at least in the regular season) isn't going to play lock down defense. DG is too slow, KCP too small and Kuz too stiff to really make a huge difference, though down the stretch the latter two did make some difference. Similar to why the Clippers maybe trouble. Markief will help but still hoping for Harkless to get bought out, which would give the team another wing defender.


Harkless already said he will stay with the Knicks for the rest of the season.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:51 pm    Post subject:

NEXT GAME:

    * Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans
    Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 • 7:00 PM PT
    Staples Center • Los Angeles, CA


* LAKERS OFFICIAL RELEASE: Markieff Morris
https://www.nba.com/lakers/releases/lakers-sign-markieff-morris
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:58 pm    Post subject:

StoicChalice392 wrote:
TMG wrote:
Boston a great team even without Kemba due to their depth and top 2 coach make them dangerous against anyone.

Great W.




They are

I’d rather play the bucks than the Celtics for the finals. We match up better
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:18 pm    Post subject:

Our bench outscored their bench 43-11.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:00 pm    Post subject:

Id rather play the Bucks than Celtics if we make to the Finals. Tatum is no joke.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:09 pm    Post subject:

This game would make a good QFTOS. Any volunteers?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:58 pm    Post subject:

ksmgf wrote:
Id rather play the Bucks than Celtics if we make to the Finals. Tatum is no joke.


What you think Giannis is?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:01 pm    Post subject:

ChefLinda wrote:
This game would make a good QFTOS. Any volunteers?


I don't have time but I found this one from Bill Simmons. lol

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This is why the Lakers have to be the favorites no matter how well Milwaukee is doing - if they’re getting every call they’re unstoppable.

https://twitter.com/BillSimmons/status/1231720661996822528
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:04 pm    Post subject:

32 wrote:
ChefLinda wrote:
This game would make a good QFTOS. Any volunteers?


I don't have time but I found this one from Bill Simmons. lol

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This is why the Lakers have to be the favorites no matter how well Milwaukee is doing - if they’re getting every call they’re unstoppable.

https://twitter.com/BillSimmons/status/1231720661996822528


thx
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:05 pm    Post subject:

ChefLinda wrote:
This game would make a good QFTOS. Any volunteers?


I went over to reddit and looked at twitter and it's just monumental (bleep) about the refs.

About damn time we got some calls though
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:33 pm    Post subject:

AD hit some big 3s that really made a difference. But.,, he missed two crucial finishes at the rim with under 3 minutes to play. He seemed to have trouble with the physical play down low. Had flashbacks of Pau Gasol 2008.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:44 pm    Post subject:

drae wrote:
ChefLinda wrote:
This game would make a good QFTOS. Any volunteers?


I went over to reddit and looked at twitter and it's just monumental (bleep) about the refs.

About damn time we got some calls though


It’s funny how these things work because the calls were in the Celtics favor until basically the last 5 min.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:26 pm    Post subject:

So I am just trying to keep up

Is the sky still falling?

2 quality wins in a row

Best record in the west
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:56 pm    Post subject:

32 wrote:
ChefLinda wrote:
This game would make a good QFTOS. Any volunteers?


I don't have time but I found this one from Bill Simmons. lol

Quote:
This is why the Lakers have to be the favorites no matter how well Milwaukee is doing - if they’re getting every call they’re unstoppable.

https://twitter.com/BillSimmons/status/1231720661996822528


Green glasses aside, the Celtics got away with murder on AD, especially Theis
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:08 am    Post subject:

32 wrote:
ChefLinda wrote:
This game would make a good QFTOS. Any volunteers?


I don't have time but I found this one from Bill Simmons. lol

Quote:
This is why the Lakers have to be the favorites no matter how well Milwaukee is doing - if they’re getting every call they’re unstoppable.

https://twitter.com/BillSimmons/status/1231720661996822528


Bill Simmons just called the Lakers better than the Clippers on his podcast

https://twitter.com/ShowtimeForum/status/1231844098887147521
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:04 am    Post subject:

drae wrote:
32 wrote:
ChefLinda wrote:
This game would make a good QFTOS. Any volunteers?


I don't have time but I found this one from Bill Simmons. lol

Quote:
This is why the Lakers have to be the favorites no matter how well Milwaukee is doing - if they’re getting every call they’re unstoppable.

https://twitter.com/BillSimmons/status/1231720661996822528


Bill Simmons just called the Lakers better than the Clippers on his podcast

https://twitter.com/ShowtimeForum/status/1231844098887147521


Ol' Billy clearly doesn't realize they are still playing possum, just toying with the league. That's what a fun guy does
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:16 am    Post subject:

Post-Game:
    LeBron's clutch jumper sends Lakers past Celtics 114-112

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James scored 29 points and put the Lakers ahead on a fallaway jumper with 30 seconds to play, and Los Angeles split its season series with Boston in a 114-112 victory.

James also had nine assists and eight rebounds in another superb all-around game.
He missed a tying free throw moments before he coolly nailed the turnaround shot over Jayson Tatum to put the Lakers ahead to stay in their fifth straight win overall.


https://sports.yahoo.com/lebrons-clutch-jumper-sends-lakers-past-celtics-114-233633801--nba.html
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:00 pm    Post subject:

AJ wrote:
I take two big takeaways from this game:

1) I will never understand the free throw struggles for James

2) AD had butterfingers tonight, more often than not he just couldn't hold onto the ball


That is interesting.

That we won the game isnt in your top 2 of take a ways
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:47 pm    Post subject:

At the end of the day .........

    ............ BUCK FOSTON!!
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