*** Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies (10/24/21 @ 6:30 pm PT) Gm#3 ***
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:17 pm    Post subject:

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Don't want to bring it up... But we won with no Rondo experiment line up tonight...


Rondo and Westbrook should never be on the floor at the same time.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:17 pm    Post subject:

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nice win... Morant was impressive... Memphis needs to give him some shooter...

Bane - terrible
JJJ - terrible
Adams - good rebounder, that's it
Melton - is ok

other than that, Memphis is not too good.


They are missing Dillon Brooks... They were on a back to back tonight too.


Brooks won't be enough... there's is no guarantee he'll be the same. might be a fluke last postseason.

other than that, they're gonna run Morant to the ground. reminds me of those Kobe teams when he really didn't get any help


Brooks is no fluke. Every year but his second year where he got hurt he’s been consistent. He’s their best perimeter defender and other scorer. I’m not saying he’s enough, but he’s damn sure consistent nightly and brings it alongside Ja
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:17 pm    Post subject:

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Please don’t count on melo to do this every game


Defensively.

He was pretty active tonight and caught me off guard tbh lol.

As far as scoring he’ll forever be an instant bucket.


Frank used him how Team USA used him. They kept him close to the basket defending and even on the big. Last game in the 4th they had Melo on Ayton and Bron on the 4. This game late Melo rotated on Adams and AD roamed at the 4. Melo I strong enough to push any big back. He did that with Team USA too because in the words of Kobe, down low he’s a bear. You can attack him far out but ina contest where he gets to use his arms instead of his feet he can defend. Woodson used him that way too that year with Kidd and Sheed


Ok, I will curb my criticism a bit then until I see more of what Vog doing with him...I really wanted to see Reaves out there tbh, and was agitated at Baz getting wrecked by Ja. Then peering over and seeing Melo out there made me say wtf
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:18 pm    Post subject:

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Dwight only 1 reb contribution



but that rebound, spelled the difference between being up 3 and being up 1 late in the game.

butterfly effect.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:18 pm    Post subject:

Kblo247! wrote:
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nice win... Morant was impressive... Memphis needs to give him some shooter...

Bane - terrible
JJJ - terrible
Adams - good rebounder, that's it
Melton - is ok

other than that, Memphis is not too good.


They are missing Dillon Brooks... They were on a back to back tonight too.


Brooks won't be enough... there's is no guarantee he'll be the same. might be a fluke last postseason.

other than that, they're gonna run Morant to the ground. reminds me of those Kobe teams when he really didn't get any help


Brooks is no fluke. Every year but his second year where he got hurt he’s been consistent. He’s their best perimeter defender and other scorer. I’m not saying he’s enough, but he’s damn sure consistent nightly and brings it alongside Ja


Memphis certainly hopes so... we'll see.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:18 pm    Post subject:

miggz23 wrote:
Don't want to bring it up... But we won with no Rondo experiment line up tonight...


MGK is pushing to get a bigger role. He has been good on both side of the ball so far.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:19 pm    Post subject:

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I dont know how this team is getting killed on rebounds... Grizzlies out rebounded us by 10 and 9 on offensive rebounds. Killed in second chance points too.


Honestly, outside of Russ, our vets don’t crash the board as much as younger players


It's boggling because LBJ, AD, Russ can all rebound. You technically also have 2 bigs who can rebound. When we grabbed Russ, one of the biggest rationales posted by many was we will be physical and bully folks with strength, getting boards, etc...isnt happening.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:19 pm    Post subject:

Too many second chances points and points in the paint for Memphis. Also, we really need a defensive player. Sorry but Bazemore and Ariza will not cut it.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:22 pm    Post subject:

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Lakers will go 0 -3. Memphis will improve to 3 - 0. It will be tight score. 118 - 116 Memphis.

Ja Morant will torch the Lakers for 32/8/12

If Lakers win, I will buy some random Lakersground member 2 tickets, section 300 to the next home game


Ugly win. I was somewhat close, and if Morant sinks that last free throw, it's OT and maybe Memphis pulls it out.

I will honor what I said
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:24 pm    Post subject:

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Lakers will go 0 -3. Memphis will improve to 3 - 0. It will be tight score. 118 - 116 Memphis.

Ja Morant will torch the Lakers for 32/8/12

If Lakers win, I will buy some random Lakersground member 2 tickets, section 300 to the next home game


Ugly win. I was somewhat close, and if Morant sinks that last free throw, it's OT and maybe Memphis pulls it out.

I will honor what I said


How we get to participate on the tickets?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:24 pm    Post subject:

Bradley is a great defender but he only played 2 minutes. He should have been used on Morant at times to give Baze a break.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:25 pm    Post subject:

I go to the game and the Lakers win. This is all I'm saying.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:26 pm    Post subject:

The end of that game frustrated me so much that I immediately turned off the TV after that three-shot foul. I'm glad we got the win, but there's so much wrong with our beloved Lakers.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:27 pm    Post subject:

phantasyman wrote:
phantasyman wrote:
Lakers will go 0 -3. Memphis will improve to 3 - 0. It will be tight score. 118 - 116 Memphis.

Ja Morant will torch the Lakers for 32/8/12

If Lakers win, I will buy some random Lakersground member 2 tickets, section 300 to the next home game


Ugly win. I was somewhat close, and if Morant sinks that last free throw, it's OT and maybe Memphis pulls it out.

I will honor what I said


I disagree…I don’t think this was an ugly game. Hard fought game.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:28 pm    Post subject:

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The end of that game frustrated me so much that I immediately turned off the TV after that three-shot foul. I'm glad we got the win, but there's so much wrong with our beloved Lakers.


That's part of the learning right there... It's the first time this season Lakers were in that situation. Nothing a couple of adjustment can fix. They will learn a lot from this game specially on those closing moments.

I'm surprised they played the foul game at the end there, despite us not being a good FT shooting team.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:31 pm    Post subject:

Lakers are gradually looking better game by game. Westbrook is looking more and more comfortable out there and is making a positive impact.

Yeah, he's not shooting well, but it reminds me of how Jason Kidd was a bad shooter for a long time. Kidd would often shoot something like 6-of-15 but have lots of rebounds and assists and up-tempo the game, and all that would make up for his poor shooting.

Unexpectedly, our 3-point shooting is lit so far this season.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:33 pm    Post subject:

Man that finish felt way too intense for game #3 of 82+, but a win sure does feel nice!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:40 pm    Post subject:

Melo shooting lights out tonight really reminded me of 24 🥺🥺🥺

Crazy to say right since we’ve had Lebron and AD going off these past three seasons for our Lakers.
It’s just Lebron and AD really mixed it up with banging in the paint as they are hybrids and can play that traditional big man as well.

Melo tonight did it purely with his marksman shooting.
I feel we haven’t seen his type of lights out gunning since Kobe.

Maybe a few instances with DLo and BI but even then Melo’s performance tonight trumps them. Historically by passing Moses Malone on the all the scoring list and clutch timing during the game.

The Melo chants erupting throughout Staples Center tonight gave me some goosebumps knowing Bean up their smiling down 🙏🏀🙏🏀🙏🏀
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:41 pm    Post subject:

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I go to the game and the Lakers win. This is all I'm saying.



No doubt!!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:42 pm    Post subject:

Roger O. Thornhill wrote:
Man that finish felt way too intense for game #3 of 82+, but a win sure does feel nice!


We played 3 playoff locks, with MVP candidates.

Curry - Warriors (Top 6 west team)
Paul/Devin - Suns. (Top 4 likely)
Ja Morant - Grizzlies. (Top 6 likely)

All 3 teams will be in the playoffs, and have MVP level point guards. It's crazy how tough these 3 games were on the schedule to start out. I even think last year's team likely ends up 1-2 if we rest AD/Bron as much as we did in the preseason. We barely played in the preseason.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:45 pm    Post subject:

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I go to the game and the Lakers win. This is all I'm saying.



Someone get TD season tickets!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:47 pm    Post subject:

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I go to the game and the Lakers win. This is all I'm saying.



No doubt!!


Nice TD! There’s a small chance we walked by each other a few times 🤣😂😂

Me and my lady are at Lucky Strike in LA live for some post game celebrating if you wanna make it real weird 😂🤣😂🤣😂
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Roger O. Thornhill wrote:
Man that finish felt way too intense for game #3 of 82+, but a win sure does feel nice!


This post is the equivalent to a rookie Magic Johnson emphatically hugging Kareem after a game winning sky hook 😂🤣😂💜💛💜💛💜
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:00 pm    Post subject:

slavavov wrote:
Lakers are gradually looking better game by game. Westbrook is looking more and more comfortable out there and is making a positive impact.

Yeah, he's not shooting well, but it reminds me of how Jason Kidd was a bad shooter for a long time. Kidd would often shoot something like 6-of-15 but have lots of rebounds and assists and up-tempo the game, and all that would make up for his poor shooting.

Unexpectedly, our 3-point shooting is lit so far this season.

Kidd's IQ was worlds ahead of Westbrook, though.
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