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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:54 pm    Post subject: Rank the five toughest teams the Lakers beat from 07-08 to 09-10.

09-10 Celtics
08-09 Nuggets
07-08 Spurs
08-09 Magic
08-09 Rockets
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:56 pm    Post subject:

Top Five
2010 Boston Celtics (50-32)
2008 San Antonio Spurs (56-26)
2010 Phoenix Suns (54-28)
2009 Denver Nuggets (54-28)
2010 Oklahoma City Thunder (50-32)

— Oklahoma City could be higher, but +20 free throws at home .
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:43 pm    Post subject:

JUST-MING wrote:
Top Five
2010 Boston Celtics (50-32)
2008 San Antonio Spurs (56-26)
2010 Phoenix Suns (54-28)
2009 Denver Nuggets (54-28)
2010 Oklahoma City Thunder (50-32)

— Oklahoma City could be higher, but +20 free throws at home .


Why were the 2010 Celtics only 50-32 in the East if they were a strong team?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:32 am    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
JUST-MING wrote:
Top Five
2010 Boston Celtics (50-32)
2008 San Antonio Spurs (56-26)
2010 Phoenix Suns (54-28)
2009 Denver Nuggets (54-28)
2010 Oklahoma City Thunder (50-32)

— Oklahoma City could be higher, but +20 free throws at home .


Why were the 2010 Celtics only 50-32 in the East if they were a strong team?


Huh...?

First of all, you yourself listed them as #1 on your own list...

Regular season record isn't the end all be all. By that logic then you consider the 2000 Lakers stronger/tougher than the 2001 Lakers simply because they won nearly 10 more games during the regular season, no?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:07 am    Post subject:

Batguano wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
JUST-MING wrote:
Top Five
2010 Boston Celtics (50-32)
2008 San Antonio Spurs (56-26)
2010 Phoenix Suns (54-28)
2009 Denver Nuggets (54-28)
2010 Oklahoma City Thunder (50-32)

— Oklahoma City could be higher, but +20 free throws at home .


Why were the 2010 Celtics only 50-32 in the East if they were a strong team?


Huh...?

First of all, you yourself listed them as #1 on your own list...

Regular season record isn't the end all be all. By that logic then you consider the 2000 Lakers stronger/tougher than the 2001 Lakers simply because they won nearly 10 more games during the regular season, no?


It wasn’t rhetorical; I was actually curious why they were only 50-32.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:17 am    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
Batguano wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
JUST-MING wrote:
Top Five
2010 Boston Celtics (50-32)
2008 San Antonio Spurs (56-26)
2010 Phoenix Suns (54-28)
2009 Denver Nuggets (54-28)
2010 Oklahoma City Thunder (50-32)

— Oklahoma City could be higher, but +20 free throws at home .


Why were the 2010 Celtics only 50-32 in the East if they were a strong team?


Huh...?

First of all, you yourself listed them as #1 on your own list...

Regular season record isn't the end all be all. By that logic then you consider the 2000 Lakers stronger/tougher than the 2001 Lakers simply because they won nearly 10 more games during the regular season, no?


It wasn’t rhetorical; I was actually curious why they were only 50-32.


The 2010 Celtics were getting older so Doc Rivers decided to rest Pierce, Allen and Garnett more during the regular season sacrificing wins so that they could be healthier in the playoffs.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:51 am    Post subject:

BirdMagicLegend wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
Batguano wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
JUST-MING wrote:
Top Five
2010 Boston Celtics (50-32)
2008 San Antonio Spurs (56-26)
2010 Phoenix Suns (54-28)
2009 Denver Nuggets (54-28)
2010 Oklahoma City Thunder (50-32)

— Oklahoma City could be higher, but +20 free throws at home .


Why were the 2010 Celtics only 50-32 in the East if they were a strong team?



Huh...?

First of all, you yourself listed them as #1 on your own list...

Regular season record isn't the end all be all. By that logic then you consider the 2000 Lakers stronger/tougher than the 2001 Lakers simply because they won nearly 10 more games during the regular season, no?


It wasn’t rhetorical; I was actually curious why they were only 50-32.


The 2010 Celtics were getting older so Doc Rivers decided to rest Pierce, Allen and Garnett more during the regular season sacrificing wins so that they could be healthier in the playoffs.


Oh, didn’t realize that. How much weaker than the 07-08 team did you think they were? KG wasn’t the same player but Rondo had emerged as a fourth star.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:13 am    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
BirdMagicLegend wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
Batguano wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
JUST-MING wrote:
Top Five
2010 Boston Celtics (50-32)
2008 San Antonio Spurs (56-26)
2010 Phoenix Suns (54-28)
2009 Denver Nuggets (54-28)
2010 Oklahoma City Thunder (50-32)

— Oklahoma City could be higher, but +20 free throws at home .


Why were the 2010 Celtics only 50-32 in the East if they were a strong team?



Huh...?

First of all, you yourself listed them as #1 on your own list...

Regular season record isn't the end all be all. By that logic then you consider the 2000 Lakers stronger/tougher than the 2001 Lakers simply because they won nearly 10 more games during the regular season, no?


It wasn’t rhetorical; I was actually curious why they were only 50-32.


The 2010 Celtics were getting older so Doc Rivers decided to rest Pierce, Allen and Garnett more during the regular season sacrificing wins so that they could be healthier in the playoffs.


Oh, didn’t realize that. How much weaker than the 07-08 team did you think they were? KG wasn’t the same player but Rondo had emerged as a fourth star.


They were definitely weaker. It wasn't just that KG was older and somewhat injured. They had lost key role players from the 08 team like James Posey, Eddie House even PJ Brown and replaced them with role players that were not as consistent in Glen Davis and Nate Robinson.

Ray Allen was never the same after Artest cheap shotted his leg in Game 3.

Obviously the Perkins injury was big. Rasheed Wallace was an X factor in that game 7 as it tried to take the place of Perkins but he was a bit injured and could not play the whole game but he did the best he could.

However, even with all this in consideration I feel like we had a lot of calls go against the Celtics in the 4th quarter of Game 7 and they still had a real chance to win the game.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:05 pm    Post subject:

JUST-MING wrote:
Top Five
2010 Boston Celtics (50-32)
2008 San Antonio Spurs (56-26)
2010 Phoenix Suns (54-28)
2009 Denver Nuggets (54-28)
2010 Oklahoma City Thunder (50-32)

— Oklahoma City could be higher, but +20 free throws at home .

i feel this is accurate.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:40 am    Post subject:

Batguano wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
JUST-MING wrote:
Top Five
2010 Boston Celtics (50-32)
2008 San Antonio Spurs (56-26)
2010 Phoenix Suns (54-28)
2009 Denver Nuggets (54-28)
2010 Oklahoma City Thunder (50-32)

— Oklahoma City could be higher, but +20 free throws at home .


Why were the 2010 Celtics only 50-32 in the East if they were a strong team?


Huh...?

First of all, you yourself listed them as #1 on your own list...


Makes you really wonder about the other 29k posts...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Rank the five toughest teams the Lakers beat from 07-08 to 09-10.

CandyCanes wrote:
09-10 Celtics
08-09 Nuggets
07-08 Spurs
08-09 Magic
08-09 Rockets


Agreed. I’d probably switch Houston and Orlando though. They took us to 7 and that was after T Mac went down.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Rank the five toughest teams the Lakers beat from 07-08 to 09-10.

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CandyCanes wrote:
09-10 Celtics
08-09 Nuggets
07-08 Spurs
08-09 Magic
08-09 Rockets


Agreed. I’d probably switch Houston and Orlando though. They took us to 7 and that was after T Mac went down.


And Yao too after game three. Do you think the Rockets would have won with one or both healthy?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Rank the five toughest teams the Lakers beat from 07-08 to 09-10.

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PartyMan wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
09-10 Celtics
08-09 Nuggets
07-08 Spurs
08-09 Magic
08-09 Rockets


Agreed. I’d probably switch Houston and Orlando though. They took us to 7 and that was after T Mac went down.


And Yao too after game three. Do you think the Rockets would have won with one or both healthy?


Nah, Kobe and the boys were on a mission after losing to Boston the year before.
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