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Can the Lakers be the 8th seed this year?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:17 pm    Post subject:

I just realized how happy I am to be checking the Western Conference standings, hoping for an 8th seed, compared with the last 3 years of checking Tankathon.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:58 pm    Post subject:

I think if we continue how we are playing the rest of the season, we have a legitimate shot at the #1 seed

if we're counting moral victories :]
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:32 pm    Post subject:

time to cash in our momentum, tough schedule almost gone,2-3 good wins, some tough losses, lonzo made peace with his personal demons, lets go for a run
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:51 pm    Post subject:

Team gets the 8 seed, faces the Rockets, Chris Paul gets injured, upset happens.

Still expect the Warriors to get the #1 seed though.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:01 pm    Post subject:

lakerlynx wrote:
I just realized how happy I am to be checking the Western Conference standings, hoping for an 8th seed, compared with the last 3 years of checking Tankathon.


Just happy to have a reason to look at the standing again.
After three years of not visiting the place, I had some trouble finding it.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:07 pm    Post subject:

We're treading water. We're still in it. I think our best bet is the Blazers falling off.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:13 pm    Post subject:

CantStopJM wrote:
We're treading water. We're still in it. I think our best bet is the Blazers falling off.


When you hope for help, that means you're not ready. We should be 7th or 8th right now, but we've pissed away so many wins. Take care of business and the "help" puts you over the top. Pissing it away and hoping for help does nothing.

Last in the league in FT is just freaking embarassing. Maybe Luke should turn off the music for once and force them to concentrate. Unless the Lakers do the work themselves, as in go on streaks, and I mean several streaks, they ain't getting in this year.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:15 pm    Post subject:

Only 3 games back. 2 in the loss column
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:38 pm    Post subject:

epak wrote:
Only 3 games back. 2 in the loss column


Yeah, I mainly look at the lost colum because everyone eventually plays 82. And just look at that, 2 games back doesn't sound bad. OKC was teasing for awhile, but they've won 7 of 10 and starting to get their act together. So I do think it's down to Denver and Pelicans.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:38 am    Post subject:

epak wrote:
Only 3 games back. 2 in the loss column


I don't believe, but they're basically a win streak away from being back in it.

I only say that because there have been soooo many blown close games
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:39 am    Post subject:

This is the most excited I've been watching the team in years. I look forward to watching our games now. Love the energy Luke has these guys playing at every night. Sometimes the end product isn't there but we can't complain with the effort so far. Lonzo, Kuzma, Ingram, Randle, JC, Hart have all been great to watch this year.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:19 am    Post subject:

So many close games. So many bad FT shooting nights.
LET'S GO LAKERS! WE CAN MAKE IT!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:38 am    Post subject:

danzag wrote:
So many close games. So many bad FT shooting nights.
LET'S GO LAKERS! WE CAN MAKE IT!


Donít ask too much for these young players. They are beyond my expectations
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:58 am    Post subject:

Only two games behind of 8th in the loss column buuuuuuuuut only two games ahead of last place in the conference in the win column.

Not out of the clear yet.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:02 am    Post subject:

Two games back in the loss column but after playing through the toughest part of the schedule, and playing the best teams in the league close. A long way to go yet, but if we can minimize turnovers and improve just the free throw shooting, you have to take us seriously as a contender for the eighth seed. We just need to buckle down and get something from the rest of the month to stay in contact with .500.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:16 am    Post subject:

Sentient Meat wrote:
Two games back in the loss column but after playing through the toughest part of the schedule, and playing the best teams in the league close. A long way to go yet, but if we can minimize turnovers and improve just the free throw shooting, you have to take us seriously as a contender for the eighth seed. We just need to buckle down and get something from the rest of the month to stay in contact with .500.


They do that, against lesser competition, no reason they canít finish December off strong and January canít be a winning month and then we go from there...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:49 am    Post subject:

Denver and Portland seem to have taken a step back, maybe we can make a run at the 7th or 6th seed, especially if we bring in some help this season.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:09 am    Post subject:

I expect to win now. They really started to show some noticeable improvement on the last road trip. They arenít far off...just continue to grind, limit turnovers and hit the effing free throws.

Their record at the end of season might look pretty decent (relative to expectations) if they can continue on current trajectory. They are looking better and better.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:15 am    Post subject:

I'm surprised the Lakers are within striking distance of the 8th. They've been playing well despite their poor record, but I expected the recent losing streak to really set them back. If we can stay within striking distance all the way through the All-Star break, then we'll give ourselves a shot at that 8th seed.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:16 am    Post subject:

LakerSD wrote:
I expect to win now. They really started to show some noticeable improvement on the last road trip. They arenít far off...just continue to grind, limit turnovers and hit the effing free throws.

Their record at the end of season might look pretty decent (relative to expectations) if they can continue on current trajectory. They are looking better and better.


Just imagine our record right now if not for the refs and costly mistakes, we probably be in the middle of the pack in the WC, all they need to do is correct there mistakes and the wins will pile up.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:17 am    Post subject:

i went through our schedule last night and estimated about 25 more wins. that would put us at 36 wins, solid, but probably 5 games short of the playoffs.

Gotta start making some serious headway and win some games like last night to make up for games like the knicks, suns, sixers, clips etc etc that we blown.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:43 am    Post subject:

Lakers go on a 10 game winning streak with kuz starting. Who's with me?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:30 pm    Post subject:

https://mobile.twitter.com/chrisbhaynes/status/944307413511016449

Portland might start losing a lot of games, there a team to watch if we somehow over take them, hamstring injuries linger for weeks and months, if Lillard isn't 100% it will be tough for them to win.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:41 pm    Post subject:

Inspector Gadget wrote:
https://mobile.twitter.com/chrisbhaynes/status/944307413511016449

Portland might start losing a lot of games, there a team to watch if we somehow over take them, hamstring injuries linger for weeks and months, if Lillard isn't 100% it will be tough for them to win.


Aw. Sucks. But yes!!!
They need JC.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:42 am    Post subject:

Lakers gonna win 9 of their next 12. Who's with me?
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