Can the Lakers compete with BKN in the Finals?
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 53, 54, 55 ... 57, 58, 59  Next

 
Post new topic    LakersGround.net Forum Index -> LA Lakers Lounge Reply to topic
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
PenG_
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 01 Feb 2020
Posts: 3686

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:33 pm    Post subject:

Here comes KD
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Runway8
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 19 Apr 2003
Posts: 21784
Location: La Jolla, San Diego

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:41 pm    Post subject:

Is it possible to ever catch Durant on a 8-25 night or something? That's how we can beat them. LOL!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
PenG_
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 01 Feb 2020
Posts: 3686

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:47 pm    Post subject:

Just a silly offense. Aldridge and Griffin look really effective as well
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
vcdplaya3002
Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation


Joined: 21 Mar 2008
Posts: 105

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:55 pm    Post subject:

PenG_ wrote:
Just a silly offense. Aldridge and Griffin look really effective as well


Historically in the playoffs these all O no D systems crash and burn when the defense tightens up. Dantoni and Steve Nash have never shown an ability to make adjustments when this scenario plays out so the jury is definitely still out.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
BlueNGold
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 21 Jun 2018
Posts: 1127

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:17 pm    Post subject:

There is one area that I can honestly see a massive problem for us vs. Brooklyn: turnovers.

We turn the ball over at an incredibly high rate. They're close to halfway through the 3rd with only 6 turnovers. As a comparison, we had 22 last night.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
PenG_
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 01 Feb 2020
Posts: 3686

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:24 pm    Post subject:

lol KD comes in off the bench and puts up 15/4/4 on 4-4 shooting in 13 minutes.

I just hate this team with a passion
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
pjiddy
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 12 Dec 2005
Posts: 25796

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:26 pm    Post subject:

vcdplaya3002 wrote:
PenG_ wrote:
Just a silly offense. Aldridge and Griffin look really effective as well


Historically in the playoffs these all O no D systems crash and burn when the defense tightens up. Dantoni and Steve Nash have never shown an ability to make adjustments when this scenario plays out so the jury is definitely still out.


Historically KD does pretty well in the Finals. Kyrie as well.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
mad55557777
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 29 Jun 2005
Posts: 8188

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:30 pm    Post subject:

pjiddy wrote:
vcdplaya3002 wrote:
PenG_ wrote:
Just a silly offense. Aldridge and Griffin look really effective as well


Historically in the playoffs these all O no D systems crash and burn when the defense tightens up. Dantoni and Steve Nash have never shown an ability to make adjustments when this scenario plays out so the jury is definitely still out.


Historically KD does pretty well in the Finals. Kyrie as well.

So are lebron and Ad
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
leor_77
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 23 Mar 2012
Posts: 19903

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:40 pm    Post subject:

So...I don't know whether LMA and Drummond were both interested, and if we just wanted to focus on defense and rebounding (Drummond)...But both Griffin and LMA are looking great with Brooklyn. LMA has 22 pts through 3 quarters, and both are making their 3's. Dre has a lot to live up to.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
pjiddy
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 12 Dec 2005
Posts: 25796

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:40 pm    Post subject:

mad55557777 wrote:
pjiddy wrote:
vcdplaya3002 wrote:
PenG_ wrote:
Just a silly offense. Aldridge and Griffin look really effective as well


Historically in the playoffs these all O no D systems crash and burn when the defense tightens up. Dantoni and Steve Nash have never shown an ability to make adjustments when this scenario plays out so the jury is definitely still out.


Historically KD does pretty well in the Finals. Kyrie as well.

So are lebron and Ad


So are MJ and Scottie Pippen.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
vcdplaya3002
Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation


Joined: 21 Mar 2008
Posts: 105

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:50 pm    Post subject:

leor_77 wrote:
So...I don't know whether LMA and Drummond were both interested, and if we just wanted to focus on defense and rebounding (Drummond)...But both Griffin and LMA are looking great with Brooklyn. LMA has 22 pts through 3 quarters, and both are making their 3's. Dre has a lot to live up to.


Defense is the only blueprint to beat the Nets. Ironically the Lakers will have to go “2008 Celtics” and make the game a street war. If you let them get comfortable no team can score enough to keep up with their offense. Best case is to junk the game up and keep the score and pace very slow.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Inspector Gadget
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 18 Apr 2016
Posts: 33756

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:53 pm    Post subject:

We are gonna have to hope AD and LeBron are 100% healthy or it’s a wrap and we will have a new champion this year
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
vcdplaya3002
Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation


Joined: 21 Mar 2008
Posts: 105

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:55 pm    Post subject:

Inspector Gadget wrote:
We are gonna have to hope AD and LeBron are 100% healthy or it’s a wrap and we will have a new champion this year


We would also have to have gasol/Drummond/trezz destroy them on the glass and boards forcing them to play lesser offensive players like deandre Jordan more minutes.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
kikanga
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 15 Sep 2012
Posts: 25665
Location: La La Land

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:56 pm    Post subject:

They have a big 3. We only have 2. Simple math.
Caruso, Schro, THT, and Matthews have to defend Kyrie in isolation well. While LBJ and AD are focusing on Harden and AD.
_________________
“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.” - Heraclitus
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
PenG_
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 01 Feb 2020
Posts: 3686

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:57 pm    Post subject:

Poor Zion was one game shy of breaking Shaq's record for most consecutive games scoring 20 or more on 50% shooting.

He needed Ingram to play make and space the floor.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
_#1_
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 18 Aug 2004
Posts: 4257
Location: Next door to 24

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:59 pm    Post subject:

Of course we'll need all hands. More importantly we'll need to hit our shots ala playoff Rondo improvement. That's everything beyond 5.

Shoot like we do most nights, and that includes so many wide opens, and the Nets will beat us like a drum. Not as easy as the Pelicans aka Buzzards. They just wiped the floor with them easier then a mop.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
kikanga
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 15 Sep 2012
Posts: 25665
Location: La La Land

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:16 pm    Post subject:

_#1_ wrote:
Of course we'll need all hands. More importantly we'll need to hit our shots ala playoff Rondo improvement. That's everything beyond 5.

Shoot like we do most nights, and that includes so many wide opens, and the Nets will beat us like a drum. Not as easy as the Pelicans aka Buzzards. They just wiped the floor with them easier then a mop.

If we run into them in the finals. I expect vogel will run a 9 man rotation. KCP and Morris will probably be in it, since they have a history here of shooting well in the playoffs and being able to guard multiple positions.
Schro, Caruso, Kuzma, They're question marks. But hopefully at least 1 of them overachieves. Wes Matthews shot well for MIL last playoffs too.
_________________
“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.” - Heraclitus


Last edited by kikanga on Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:29 pm; edited 2 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
roger_federer
Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation


Joined: 01 Mar 2020
Posts: 738

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:22 pm    Post subject:

vcdplaya3002 wrote:
PenG_ wrote:
Just a silly offense. Aldridge and Griffin look really effective as well


Historically in the playoffs these all O no D systems crash and burn when the defense tightens up. Dantoni and Steve Nash have never shown an ability to make adjustments when this scenario plays out so the jury is definitely still out.


Historically you never had 3 Elite offensive weapons who can create shots for themselves and for others. You can't leave any of the three open and the you cant leave Joe harris open aswell.

Dantoni teams fail because opponents have the option to double the superstar. Incase of NETS, Good luck
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
roger_federer
Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation


Joined: 01 Mar 2020
Posts: 738

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:34 pm    Post subject:

So KD comes back from Injury and shoots 100% from the floor. doesn't even miss a shot
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
leking006
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 12 Oct 2018
Posts: 1845

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:35 pm    Post subject:

roger_federer wrote:
vcdplaya3002 wrote:
PenG_ wrote:
Just a silly offense. Aldridge and Griffin look really effective as well


Historically in the playoffs these all O no D systems crash and burn when the defense tightens up. Dantoni and Steve Nash have never shown an ability to make adjustments when this scenario plays out so the jury is definitely still out.


Historically you never had 3 Elite offensive weapons who can create shots for themselves and for others. You can't leave any of the three open and the you cant leave Joe harris open aswell.

Dantoni teams fail because opponents have the option to double the superstar. Incase of NETS, Good luck


Good thing the Lakers has the capacity not to double, they just need to switch. Bench those guys who are liability in switches.

These guys are thise who are not mismatched in switches:

Bron, AD, Dre, AC, KCP and Wes


Last edited by leking006 on Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:39 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
PenG_
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 01 Feb 2020
Posts: 3686

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:37 pm    Post subject:

roger_federer wrote:
So KD comes back from Injury and shoots 100% from the floor. doesn't even miss a shot


That's the luxury of a guy who spent two months taking a million jumpers while his 2nd stacked team went 15-2 with just him out of the lineup.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
LakerSD
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 10 Nov 2016
Posts: 15326

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:40 pm    Post subject:

PenG_ wrote:
roger_federer wrote:
So KD comes back from Injury and shoots 100% from the floor. doesn't even miss a shot


That's the luxury of a guy who spent two months taking a million jumpers while his 2nd stacked team went 15-2 with just him out of the lineup.


“Hamstring Strain” for 2 months
_________________
Klutch Angeles Lakers
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
roger_federer
Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation


Joined: 01 Mar 2020
Posts: 738

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:42 pm    Post subject:

leking006 wrote:
roger_federer wrote:
vcdplaya3002 wrote:
PenG_ wrote:
Just a silly offense. Aldridge and Griffin look really effective as well


Historically in the playoffs these all O no D systems crash and burn when the defense tightens up. Dantoni and Steve Nash have never shown an ability to make adjustments when this scenario plays out so the jury is definitely still out.


Historically you never had 3 Elite offensive weapons who can create shots for themselves and for others. You can't leave any of the three open and the you cant leave Joe harris open aswell.

Dantoni teams fail because opponents have the option to double the superstar. Incase of NETS, Good luck


Good thing the Lakers has the capacity not to double, they just need to switch. Bench those guys who are liability in switches.

These guys are thise who are not mismatched in switches:

Bron, AD, Dre, AC, KCP and Wes


we didn't Guard Jimmy Butler one on one. Nor we did with james harden or Dame. so stop dreaming.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
roger_federer
Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation


Joined: 01 Mar 2020
Posts: 738

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:43 pm    Post subject:

LakerSD wrote:
PenG_ wrote:
roger_federer wrote:
So KD comes back from Injury and shoots 100% from the floor. doesn't even miss a shot


That's the luxury of a guy who spent two months taking a million jumpers while his 2nd stacked team went 15-2 with just him out of the lineup.


“Hamstring Strain” for 2 months


aren't you suppose to have some Rust when you don't play for a month and coming back from injury?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
BandwagonLBJhopper
Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation


Joined: 07 Feb 2020
Posts: 762

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:49 pm    Post subject:

roger_federer wrote:
LakerSD wrote:
PenG_ wrote:
roger_federer wrote:
So KD comes back from Injury and shoots 100% from the floor. doesn't even miss a shot


That's the luxury of a guy who spent two months taking a million jumpers while his 2nd stacked team went 15-2 with just him out of the lineup.


“Hamstring Strain” for 2 months


aren't you suppose to have some Rust when you don't play for a month and coming back from injury?


Unfortunately for us, the guy is that good.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    LakersGround.net Forum Index -> LA Lakers Lounge All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 53, 54, 55 ... 57, 58, 59  Next
Page 54 of 59
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