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    Default Re: How can the Lakers beat Denver?

    Quote Originally Posted by elementally morale View Post
    Usually the answer is that the team getting the gree throws attacked tha paint more. But in this case, the Nuggets had a lot more points in the paint so we have to come up with a different reasoning...
    Quote Originally Posted by Duffy Pratt View Post
    Stop mischaracterizing. It’s false that they only got two free throws in the second half. They got ZERO free throws in the second half.

    If you want an explanation for that, the only logical explanation is LeBron’s “they fouled and we didn’t.” Right? What else could it possibly be?

    This is why I respect the Nuggets so much. They play and win from the field. The NBA doesn't want them to win... they don't draw ratings on their own. Lamelo Ball sells more jerseys than Yolk.

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    Default Re: How can the Lakers beat Denver?

    Dinwiddie 0 pts, Gabe Vincent our "best" acquisiton 0 pts, Rui 7 pts, Reeves and D'Lo 13 pts while D'Lo going 1-9 in three's. There's no way anyone is beating a team like Denver with a trash cast like that, don't even know how we made the playoffs tbh.

    Poor Bron and AD who are out there all alone and on top of that there isn't even a center to guard Jokic, so the only 2 good players on the team have to do it all.

    If even your own players are basically playing for Denver...

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    Default Re: How can the Lakers beat Denver?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nb1 View Post
    Dinwiddie 0 pts, Gabe Vincent our "best" acquisiton 0 pts, Rui 7 pts, Reeves and D'Lo 13 pts while D'Lo going 1-9 in three's. There's no way anyone is beating a team like Denver with a trash cast like that, don't even know how we made the playoffs tbh.

    Poor Bron and AD who are out there all alone and on top of that there isn't even a center to guard Jokic, so the only 2 good players on the team have to do it all.

    If even your own players are basically playing for Denver...
    They are all alone because the Laker’s offense only runs to get shots for LeBron, AD, DLo and Reaves. Rui is spending all his energy guarding Joker, and you expect him to produce a lot on offense? They’d have a better chance if AD were capable of guarding Joker, but that’s not happening. So don’t say “poor AD.” Vincent and Dinwiddie took zero shots because nothing is being run for them.

    Go back and look at all the threads where LeBron or AD miss a game and Laker fans are posting: No LeBron; no problem. There is plenty around LeBron and AD. The Lakers have more depth than the Nuggets. But they are a worse team, and it’s not really close. Get rid of LeBron and get a solid two way player who actually plays some defense and the Lakers would contend for a championship. It’s AD who needs some help.

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    Default Re: How can the Lakers beat Denver?

    How many here (other than those who get emotionally hijacked during inevitable runs) thinks Denver may sweep the Lakers again ?

    I think it’s very possible.
    And somewhat PROBABLE.
    The lamestream media talking heads will convince the brainwashed retarded followers that this series will always be on the cusp of being super competitive ….. but I genuinely don’t think it will be in any games in Denver. Perhaps in LA, at sea level, there will be some games which genuinely go down to the wire, but ultimately, the Lakers have their work cut out for them to get a win in this series. Game 3 will probably be their best chance.

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    Default Re: How can the Lakers beat Denver?

    The thing is as well, AD is going to be garbage in two games so both both of those are easy Denver wins. He played well last night so they've still got those to come. Role players as we know have significantly less impact in road games in the postseason. You put that, the altitude, Denver's ironclad home record, dominance against the Lakers and you come to only one easy conclusion.

    There's no way this Lakers team can win four games in this series. If they get one it will be an achievement.

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    Default Re: How can the Lakers beat Denver?

    Quote Originally Posted by Duffy Pratt View Post
    They are all alone because the Laker’s offense only runs to get shots for LeBron, AD, DLo and Reaves. Rui is spending all his energy guarding Joker, and you expect him to produce a lot on offense? They’d have a better chance if AD were capable of guarding Joker, but that’s not happening. So don’t say “poor AD.” Vincent and Dinwiddie took zero shots because nothing is being run for them.

    Go back and look at all the threads where LeBron or AD miss a game and Laker fans are posting: No LeBron; no problem. There is plenty around LeBron and AD. The Lakers have more depth than the Nuggets. But they are a worse team, and it’s not really close. Get rid of LeBron and get a solid two way player who actually plays some defense and the Lakers would contend for a championship. It’s AD who needs some help.
    AD can guard Jokic, the issue is that Jokic does more damage as a playmaker, so having AD on Jokic means that the Nuggets have an easier time finding holes in the defense. It's pretty simple really.

    They just need to do better offensively. No one's shutting down Denver. You have to keep up with the scoring and hope that they go cold on 3s in the 4th quarter.

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    Default Re: (2) Nuggets vs. (7) Lakers First Round Playoff Series Thread

    Not shooting enough 3s while having fewer fgs overall is going to hurt golden hollywood in the long run. We've seen them put the ropes against an aging small-ball team in gs but that's not the same case here with denver.

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    Default Re: How can the Lakers beat Denver?

    Quote Originally Posted by elementally morale View Post
    Usually the answer is that the team getting the free throws attacked the paint more. But in this case, the Nuggets had a lot more points in the paint so we have to come up with a different reasoning...
    Nuggets settled for a lot more 3s.

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    Default Re: How can the Lakers beat Denver?

    Quote Originally Posted by ImKobe View Post
    AD can guard Jokic, the issue is that Jokic does more damage as a playmaker, so having AD on Jokic means that the Nuggets have an easier time finding holes in the defense. It's pretty simple really.

    They just need to do better offensively. No one's shutting down Denver. You have to keep up with the scoring and hope that they go cold on 3s in the 4th quarter.
    Go back and watch game one from last year. They gave up on AD as primary defender, not because he was playmaking. That comes out of double teams, not single coverage. AD was not handling Joker in single coverage, so they switched to Rui with AD to help, and that worked … for one quarter. After the game, everyone was saying how the Lakers had figured the Nuggets out, and now it was a series in favor of the Lakers.

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    Default Re: How can the Lakers beat Denver?

    Quote Originally Posted by ImKobe View Post
    AD can guard Jokic
    What's it like to have amnesia?

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    Default Re: How can the Lakers beat Denver?

    the Lakers should just put Lebron on Jokic, and let Russell/Davis be the play callers by stopping the Nuggets from trying to run the ball. Hachimura needs to understand due to Denver length, just being between the basket and the opposing player isn't good enough to secure the rebound. he needs to be fully committed in boxing out, and getting his shots by being the screen guy in pick and roll situations.

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    Default Re: How can the Lakers beat Denver?

    Quote Originally Posted by GimmeThat View Post
    the Lakers should just put Lebron on Jokic, and let Russell/Davis be the play callers by stopping the Nuggets from trying to run the ball. Hachimura needs to understand due to Denver length, just being between the basket and the opposing player isn't good enough to secure the rebound. he needs to be fully committed in boxing out, and getting his shots by being the screen guy in pick and roll situations.
    Lmao, now this fakkit wants to post coherently

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    Default Re: How can the Lakers beat Denver?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouBeachTalents View Post
    Lmao, now this fakkit wants to post coherently
    it's literally what happens when you're a trillionaire and you've won your lawsuit and not having to pay even 1 cent of taxes to the U.S. government

    can you give ISH a coherent thought on what's it's like to pay taxes, and then going broke while having the slightest courage to not ask for help from those who you despise?

    the coherent thought would say, that'd be asking too much from you

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    Default Re: How can the Lakers beat Denver?

    Quote Originally Posted by GimmeThat View Post
    the Lakers should just put Lebron on Jokic, and let Russell/Davis be the play callers by stopping the Nuggets from trying to run the ball. Hachimura needs to understand due to Denver length, just being between the basket and the opposing player isn't good enough to secure the rebound. he needs to be fully committed in boxing out, and getting his shots by being the screen guy in pick and roll situations.
    LeBron on jokic? Are you serious? LeBron doesn't have the strength for that at 39.

    Why not just put d'lo or reaves on jokic? And AD can be chasing KCP around on preimeter and Rui can be on Murray, chasing hilm around too. LeBron can just stand on the offensive end of the court all game. Lakers wouldn't need him because 4vs5 coverage is all you need to sweep the denver in the next 4 games in a row. /heavy sarcasm

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    Default Re: How can the Lakers beat Denver?

    Quote Originally Posted by GimmeThat View Post
    the Lakers should just put Lebron on Jokic, and let Russell/Davis be the play callers by stopping the Nuggets from trying to run the ball. Hachimura needs to understand due to Denver length, just being between the basket and the opposing player isn't good enough to secure the rebound. he needs to be fully committed in boxing out, and getting his shots by being the screen guy in pick and roll situations.
    LeBron was on Jokic for like 3 possessions last game. It resulted in 6 points and took no more than 8 seconds altogether. Jokic is too tall and too big for LeBron.

    I looked it up. Actually, LeBron defended Jokic for 2 minutes and 16 seconds of game time. Result: 12 points on 6 of 7 shooting. At that pace...
    Last edited by elementally morale; 04-22-2024 at 12:08 PM.

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