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    Lakers in 5, this would be the biggest upset in some time if NO pulls it off.

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    Bet they wish they had Marcus Thornton right about now.

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    Why aren't they starting this on Friday? You could get the Lakers and their large market audience twice on the weekend including playing Sunday. So now we just sit and twiddle our thumbs until the 17th.

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    CP3 will show why he is the best PG in the league but Lakers bigs are too much to handle for the Hornets without West

    Lakers in 6

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    Quote Originally Posted by Showtime
    Bet they wish they had Marcus Thornton right about now.
    If that was happening, I'd bet they would be wishing someone other than Jason Smith would be starting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alenleomessi
    CP3 will show why he is the best PG in the league but Lakers bigs are too much to handle for the Hornets without West

    Lakers in 6
    Odom will shit in Landry's mouth.

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    LA is capable of doing this in 5, but knowing how complacent they can get, i won't be surprised if it goes 6.

    NO just relies on cp3 too much. odom/gasol can outplay landry and NO will be missing the scoring of west/thornton. there's not too many legit shooters on NO these days with peja gone. if LA is focused, they can keep the scoring low and just finish games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahJazzFan88
    If that was happening, I'd bet they would be wishing someone other than Jason Smith would be starting.
    Doesn't matter really. Landry's only superior contribution is scoring ability (which marcus is superior). Did you know how many rebounds he's averaging as a hornet in over 25 MPG? 4. Interestingly, Marcus Thornton is averaging more boards post-trade than the hornet's PF. Also, Jason Smith averages 5 boards when he gets at least 20 minutes. So I don't really see what huge benefit Landry brings that makes up for the benefit Thornton would bring. Smith is a solid rebounder and scrapper around the basket who can face up with the mid-range jumper off the pick and pop from Paul, which is almost exactly what Landry does. The only thing Landry can do better is generate his own offense on the elbow. But again, this offensive bonus is negated by the scoring and playmaking ability of Marcus.

    Jason Smith + Thornton >>> Landry

    And defensively, Landry isn't going to be able to handle Odom or Pau. If Bynum returns, they will be forced to play Gray at C and Emeka at PF anyway.
    Last edited by Showtime; 04-14-2011 at 05:02 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HighFlyer23
    Nah, it will take the Hornets at least 6 games to beat the Lakers.

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    Default Re: 2011 NBA Playoffs Round 1: Lakers vs Hornets

    no ones shocking the world

    lakers take care of business in 5

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    this might be easier than the Utah series last year

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    Lakers got this in 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Out_In_Utah
    Nah, it will take the Hornets at least 6 games to beat the Lakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Showtime
    Bet they wish they had Marcus Thornton right about now.
    No, he's worthless in a system offense.

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