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madskillz 03-07-2008 10:02 PM

What team would be the Laker's worst nightmare in the first round playoffs?
 
Who do you think might be the worst or toughest matchup in the first rnd for the lakers?


Figuring that we'll most likely finish in the top 3.

we'll most likely face these 5 teams. Houston, Dallas, Golden state, Denver, Phoenix.

I think the worst matchup might be Dallas. THey have lost 3 straight, but by the way they played us last sunday. We'll need to be on top of our game. Plus they have the best chance out of all these teams to take us to 7.

Phoenix would be a tough matchup too. Amare always plays well in the playoffs. He would own either bynum if he can come back or Gasol. We have to remember Gasol has never done well in the playoffs. Plus Nash is gonna run **** this could go to 7 also.

I think Houston will start to slow down after a while. Plus T-Mac has never won in the playoffs.

Denver just isnt good enough to match up with us

Golden State could be tough too, they run up and down the court all day long. Plus you never know how well or poor baron davis will play.

LA.MJ&KB#1 03-07-2008 10:28 PM

Re: What team would be the Laker's worst nightmare in the first round playoffs?
 
^I agree with your statement because, I think who ever we play will be a tough battle. However, the key to beating anybody our outside game will be the key D/fish, Sasha, Radman and Farmar if these guys deliever for us then I don't care who we play.

darkdragn84 03-07-2008 10:48 PM

Re: What team would be the Laker's worst nightmare in the first round playoffs?
 
i think if last weekends game was any indication, the mavs would be a tough matchup for the lakers....a very exciting series to watch, but i definitely see that being a long series...

Ryansrams 03-08-2008 12:48 AM

Re: What team would be the Laker's worst nightmare in the first round playoffs?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by darkdragn84
i think if last weekends game was any indication, the mavs would be a tough matchup for the lakers....a very exciting series to watch, but i definitely see that being a long series...

Agree>>>

Kobe=MVP07` 03-08-2008 01:08 AM

Re: What team would be the Laker's worst nightmare in the first round playoffs?
 
teams i would like to see [meaning easier matchup] in order..

1.GS
2.hous
3.phx
4.den
5.dall

netdoc 03-08-2008 01:19 AM

Re: What team would be the Laker's worst nightmare in the first round playoffs?
 
I think this years Western conference playoffs will be the most exciting in recent memory. I have never seen this many "great" teams put together in one bracket.

I would say that the team the Lakers would be "difficult" to match up against would be the Spurs. They have played together for years. The Lakers have not been battle tested yet. I want to see how Ariza and Bynum change the dynamic of how they are playing.

That being said - I do not see anyone beating the Lakers in 7 games. NOBODY. Definitely no one in the East.

Hey - whatever happened to the clown that said "the Suns will win the Championship". They are 3 and 6 since the Shaq trade and are looking up in the standings. Hell, at this pace they won't even make the playoffs. Bring Jim Mora in ---- "Playoffs? Are you kidding me? PLAYOFFS!!!"

Mr. Kerr, you are starting to look stupid for this deal. Marion would have made your team better - but you decided to give it up for an old, tired Shaq. Great job and thanks for handing the Lakers the division and a top seed!

ZeN 03-08-2008 02:05 AM

Re: What team would be the Laker's worst nightmare in the first round playoffs?
 
:D I think the Trail Blazers....


But thankfully they are not likely to take part in the post season...:D

gts 03-08-2008 02:07 AM

Re: What team would be the Laker's worst nightmare in the first round playoffs?
 
any of the teams will be a tough series... the eigth seeded team will most likely only be 3 or four loses worst than the first seed... this is not going to be your typical playoffs, it's going to be hard, tough and grueling to make the finals... i caution everyone that it's not a given we make it to the WCF's we have kobe, we have lamar, we have pau and fisher but this is a largely untested team and it may take a failure in the playoffs to really steel this team for the long term...

GoldMedallist 03-08-2008 12:14 PM

Re: What team would be the Laker's worst nightmare in the first round playoffs?
 
Heh, guys, Gasol never did well in playoffs... with a crap Memphis team and almost alone, against much tougher teams like San Antonio or Dallas.

I think Gasol will be much better in playoffs with LA :).

Lakers13 03-08-2008 12:19 PM

Re: What team would be the Laker's worst nightmare in the first round playoffs?
 
I think Houston and Dallas have always been tests for us.

IN-PAX-WE-TRUST 03-08-2008 01:26 PM

Re: What team would be the Laker's worst nightmare in the first round playoffs?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lakers13
I think Houston and Dallas have always been tests for us.



Houston is SOOO mediocre without Yao.... look at their roster....they don't have any big men who can match up with Gasol or Bynum... I think we would win in 5...

lakerfreak 03-08-2008 02:42 PM

Re: What team would be the Laker's worst nightmare in the first round playoffs?
 
Golden state is nothing to us.

Seriously guys, we swept them the past three seasons and we lost to them only once this season in a game where we led the whole time.

Golden state can't guard bigs, let alone star caliber bigs. If we play golden state, Bynum and Pau will easily dominate.

Pau can run well actually as seen against phoenix and they have 2 legit bigs now so honestly we can play with anyone.

The only team I worry about facing in the first round is San Antonio and our chances with them are slim considering we are both seeded so relevantly high. Unless one of us goes on a losing streak, We have no chance of playing SA.

Fedor - Laker 03-08-2008 04:18 PM

Re: What team would be the Laker's worst nightmare in the first round playoffs?
 
Dude...The Mavs are a bad team.

The only reason why they hung with us was because none of our players besides Gasol and Kobe were hitting down shots, (open shots at that).

Radman wasn't playing, Luke was starting like the whole time, and we were shooting 29, 30 percent in both the 1st/2nd quarters.

Plus that, LO could have finished the game for us but he choked on 2 FT's, got torched by Dirk at the most crucial point of the game, and failed to inbound the ball correctly.

LuppersGB 03-08-2008 05:08 PM

Re: What team would be the Laker's worst nightmare in the first round playoffs?
 
I would rather we didnt play houston in the 1st round, id take the others though.

alexthegod 03-08-2008 08:53 PM

Re: What team would be the Laker's worst nightmare in the first round playoffs?
 
You can't count out any of these teams, most likely the 8th seed will be a 50 win team....think about that, a 50 win team is supposed to be an elite team. every series in the west is going to be a like western conference championship series. Everyone is just that good right now.

I don't feel like any of the playoff teams is an easier matchup than the others except for SA. No other team has won anything with their current makeup.


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