**** Lakers at Rockets 12/31/17 4PM PT ****
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 40, 41, 42, 43  Next

 
Post new topic    LakersGround.net Forum Index -> Game Updates Reply to topic
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
KobeDGreatesss
Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation


Joined: 09 Jul 2012
Posts: 713

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:11 pm    Post subject:

Josh Hart can't be missing FTs man, his game is too nice.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
BizLA
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 22 Nov 2017
Posts: 2368

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:11 pm    Post subject:

I'm frustrated, we're all frustrated. But remember these guys are young.

Even skinny Kobe wasn't a clutch performer.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
JerryWest_44
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 22 May 2004
Posts: 9791

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:11 pm    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
will not be surprised if we are a no show tomorrow night


we all thought tonite was a body bag game but it wasn’t
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Zillethai
Sixth Man
Sixth Man


Joined: 22 Dec 2017
Posts: 26

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:11 pm    Post subject:

Stupid out of bounds play by Luke. Should've let Ingram take it to the hole and and worse let him shoot free throws
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
PHILosophize
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 05 Nov 2012
Posts: 7689

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:12 pm    Post subject:

randle still only played 33 minutes

that trash lineup we had out there could have easily been avoided
_________________
one dog goes that way the other dog goes the other way
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
lakersgirl
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 04 Jan 2013
Posts: 11641
Location: Los Angeles, CA

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:12 pm    Post subject:

AFireInside619 wrote:
lakersfan8 wrote:
Good game and great fight throughout the game from our young players.


That's what I thought, until I read all the outrage here....

_________________
http://tinyurl.com/zhjax5w

Pau Gasol is nice
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
BizLA
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 22 Nov 2017
Posts: 2368

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:12 pm    Post subject:

fontana3d wrote:
BizLA wrote:
fontana3d wrote:
Well not only Houston is better than us in baseball they are better than us in basketball too.


16 > 2

6 > 1


I mean just in 2017 though.


True but regardless the Rockets and Astros will never be the Lakers & Dodgers and that's a fact.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
aachan
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 10 Nov 2010
Posts: 1697

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:13 pm    Post subject:

This team just can't close out in close games. I know it's a product of being young, but we've been in so many close games so far in this season and we aren't winning any as the season progresses, so it's like we aren't taking anything away or learning from these losses
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
smoothazsilk
Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation


Joined: 21 Jan 2008
Posts: 793

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:13 pm    Post subject:

losers find was to lose plain and simple. They always find a way to lose. get use to it.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
BizLA
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 22 Nov 2017
Posts: 2368

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:14 pm    Post subject:

Missed 11 freethrows

I hate to sound like a broken record

But if you're not good enough to hit the easiest shots in the game, then you're not good enough to win the game.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
smoothazsilk
Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation


Joined: 21 Jan 2008
Posts: 793

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:14 pm    Post subject:

aachan wrote:
This team just can't close out in close games. I know it's a product of being young, but we've been in so many close games so far in this season and we aren't winning any as the season progresses, so it's like we aren't taking anything away or learning from these losses


they are losers..


Last edited by smoothazsilk on Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:14 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Sentient Meat
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 04 Jul 2014
Posts: 5913

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:14 pm    Post subject:

I predicted we'd end the month 14-21... I thought I was being realistic and conservative.

Oh well, still have high hopes for the team unless Lonzo has a severe injury.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Truck Turner
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 28 Apr 2011
Posts: 3875

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:15 pm    Post subject:

Inspector Gadget wrote:
How many close games can we lose? Someone needs to show these guys how the Lakers used to close out games.


A fair number of these games are only close because the team can hit their Freethrows.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
SocalDevin
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 26 May 2016
Posts: 4087
Location: Long Beach

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:15 pm    Post subject:

We currently don't have a closer on court, nor do we have one off (coaching).

We have a bunch of young guys fighting hard and giving great effort most of the time.. They're going to do really dumb things out there every so often, this is what development looks like. It's not pretty.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
BizLA
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 22 Nov 2017
Posts: 2368

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:16 pm    Post subject:

Sentient Meat wrote:
I predicted we'd end the month 14-21... I thought I was being realistic and conservative.

Oh well, still have high hopes for the team unless Lonzo has a severe injury.


Glad someone understands his value..
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
pio2u
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 26 Dec 2012
Posts: 31821

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:16 pm    Post subject:

1-4 in overtime so far this season. We can't close but we are getting there.
_________________
www.trendydeckpost.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Reply with quote
Fortysixn2
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 22 Jun 2016
Posts: 1816

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:16 pm    Post subject:

bertrome wrote:
That start of the 4th lineup again.


To be fair, we are down Ball, KCP and Lopez...3/5 of our starting lineup, we are already talent deficient, I’m not sure that you can keep a decent lineup on the floor 48 minutes with our lack of depth right now.

We played hard, we aren’t good enough...not enough shooting, not enough size inside protect the basket and secure rebounds. I’m not even mad at this point, I see the effort...we just don’t have the horses right now.

I liked Hart’s play tonight and BI hitting those two FTs showed some stones, beyond that...not much to take from the game. We really never win games when Randle plays well, it’s weird...not knocking the dude cuz he was really good tonight, but if he has a productive night it seems like we don’t win.


Last edited by Fortysixn2 on Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:17 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
BizLA
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 22 Nov 2017
Posts: 2368

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:17 pm    Post subject:

SocalDevin wrote:
We currently don't have a closer on court, nor do we have one off (coaching).

We have a bunch of young guys fighting hard and giving great effort most of the time.. They're going to do really dumb things out there every so often, this is what development looks like. It's not pretty.


This is true but let's not overthink too much. If we miss just 5 freethrows instead of 11 we win the game.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Truck Turner
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 28 Apr 2011
Posts: 3875

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:17 pm    Post subject:

PHILosophize wrote:
randle still only played 33 minutes

that trash lineup we had out there could have easily been avoided


I at least get what Luke was trying to do tonight.

He wanted Randle fresh to close the game out. Problem is Houston went on a huge run and Randle should have come in earlier than he did to stop the bleeding.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
adkindo
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 16 Jun 2005
Posts: 25340
Location: Dirty South

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:17 pm    Post subject:

BizLA wrote:
Missed 11 freethrows

I hate to sound like a broken record

But if you're not good enough to hit the easiest shots in the game, then you're not good enough to win the game.


layup, dunk, or 2 foot shot is easier
_________________
"To arrive at a contradiction is to confess an error in one's thinking; to maintain a contradiction is to abdicate one's mind and to evict oneself from the realm of reality." Ayn Rand
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
eureca
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 18 Jan 2004
Posts: 13364

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:17 pm    Post subject:

So looks like Boston did turn in the #1 pick for the player they wanted anyways at #1 in Tatum and what might become a top 3 pick for them with the Lakers pick. Everything they touch seems to turn gold.


I know it doesn't mean anything for the Lakers future but I would very much like not to finish in the bottom 5 in the NBA.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Reply with quote
aprevo15
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 08 Jun 2010
Posts: 1263

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:18 pm    Post subject:

We play good against good teams to barely lose. Then we play bad against bad teams to get embarrassed. I just cant figure this team out.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
BizLA
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 22 Nov 2017
Posts: 2368

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:18 pm    Post subject:

Fortysixn2 wrote:
bertrome wrote:
That start of the 4th lineup again.


To be fair, we are down Ball, KCP and Lopez...3/5 of our starting lineup, we are already talent deficient, I’m not sure that you can keep a decent lineup on the floor 48 minutes with our lack of depth right now.

We played hard, we aren’t good enough...not enough shooting, not enough size inside protect the basket and secure rebounds. I’m not even mad at this point, I see the effort...we just don’t have the horses right now.

I liked Hart’s play tonight and BI hitting those two FTs showed some stones, beyond that...not much to take from the game. We really never win games when Randle plays well, it’s weird...not knocking the dude cuz he was really good tonight, but if he has a productive night it seems like we don’t win.


Exactly the Luke criticism is unwarranted at this point. What is he supposed to do? You can't play Ingram and Kuzma all 48 minutes. Guys need to sit a few minutes, and during those few minutes everyone should realize how bad this roster is.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
yinoma2001
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 19 Jun 2010
Posts: 92952
Location: Do you believe in Magic?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:19 pm    Post subject:

That cp3 pushoff. What a joke. He fully extended his arm too.
_________________
We can wait. Do not trade Lonzo/BI/Kuz/Hart. Chase max FA in 2019 instead.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
adkindo
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 16 Jun 2005
Posts: 25340
Location: Dirty South

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:19 pm    Post subject:

BizLA wrote:
Sentient Meat wrote:
I predicted we'd end the month 14-21... I thought I was being realistic and conservative.

Oh well, still have high hopes for the team unless Lonzo has a severe injury.


Glad someone understands his value..


does he usually give us 20-4-11 like our PG did tonight? This team played for 4 Quarters better than they play with Lonzo on a normal night
_________________
"To arrive at a contradiction is to confess an error in one's thinking; to maintain a contradiction is to abdicate one's mind and to evict oneself from the realm of reality." Ayn Rand
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    LakersGround.net Forum Index -> Game Updates All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 40, 41, 42, 43  Next
Page 41 of 43
Jump to:  

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum






Graphics by uberzev
© 1995-2018 LakersGround.net. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Terms of Use.
LakersGround is an unofficial news source serving the fan community since 1995.
We are in no way associated with the Los Angeles Lakers or the National Basketball Association.


Powered by phpBB