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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:15 pm    Post subject: DEFENSE Wins Championships

Simply wow at how good the team defense is after 8 games.

The size of AD/McGee/Howard are un-matchable.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:17 pm    Post subject: Re: DEFENSE Wins Championships

AD23 wrote:
Simply wow at how good the team defense is after 8 games.

The size of AD/McGee/Howard are un-matchable.

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Only gave up 80?? In this era, that’s incredible.
Heat just scored over 120 last night
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:23 pm    Post subject:

Offense wins championships too
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:25 pm    Post subject:

Yea not really worried as long they keep the opponents a point less than us. But I dont like they are exerting this much energy on defense early in the season.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:34 pm    Post subject:

epak wrote:
Offense wins championships too


Not in the playoffs, you gotta get stops.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:36 pm    Post subject:

AD23 wrote:
epak wrote:
Offense wins championships too


Not in the playoffs, you gotta get stops.


You’ll never win if you don’t score any points though.

You need both.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:37 pm    Post subject:

AD23 wrote:
epak wrote:
Offense wins championships too


Not in the playoffs, you gotta get stops.



But you gotta score too. Let’s say you hold a team to 15 each quarter, but can only score 13 yourself. You lose
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:39 pm    Post subject:

The defense is why they look like a true contender right now. Most people thought we'd be terrible on that end in the offseason, and it was probably one of the reasons we weren't viewed as strongly being in the championship mix in Year 1 of Lebron/AD. I thought making the WCF would be a win. (bleep), at this point I'd be disappointed if we didn't win it all with how capable we look on defense and how much room we have to improve on offense.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:40 pm    Post subject:

ringfinger wrote:
AD23 wrote:
epak wrote:
Offense wins championships too


Not in the playoffs, you gotta get stops.


You’ll never win if you don’t score any points though.

You need both.


This team has the offense. 99% of the league can't play defense like this team.

#WINNING
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:55 pm    Post subject: Re: DEFENSE Wins Championships

AD23 wrote:
Simply wow at how good the team defense is after 8 games.

The size of AD/McGee/Howard are un-matchable.

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The heartening thing is that the defense has been suburb, and a lot of guys are shooting well below their career norms so there is a reasonable expectation that the offense will improve. I'd rather have it that way than the other way around.

Dwight Howard, AD, Lebron, Green, Bradley -- that's a group of guys who have made a lot of all-d teams and been winners and finalists for the DPOY, so there's no reason to think the defense won't hold up.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:56 pm    Post subject:

SO FREAKING GOOD!

OUR DEFENSE IS SO FREAKING GOOOD!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:57 pm    Post subject: Re: DEFENSE Wins Championships

AD23 wrote:
Simply wow at how good the team defense is after 8 games.

The size of AD/McGee/Howard are un-matchable.

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Hell yeah!! Trying not to get to excited by hell yeah lol
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:58 pm    Post subject: Re: DEFENSE Wins Championships

activeverb wrote:
AD23 wrote:
Simply wow at how good the team defense is after 8 games.

The size of AD/McGee/Howard are un-matchable.

Discuss



The heartening thing is that the defense has been suburb, and a lot of guys are shooting well below their career norms so there is a reasonable expectation that the offense will improve. I'd rather have it that way than the other way around.

Dwight Howard, AD, Lebron, Green, Bradley -- that's a group of guys who have made a lot of all-d teams and been winners and finalists for the DPOY, so there's no reason to think the defense won't hold up.


Well, there’s not NO reason. Age, injury history etc.
But so far they look incredible
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:58 pm    Post subject:

It was very obvious that most of the Heat players were extremely nervous when shooting nearly anything inside the 3 point line because of our size and swarming defense. That was a beautiful defensive performance all around.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:00 pm    Post subject:

Players like KCP or Kuzma can wreck a championship.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:00 pm    Post subject:

I remember reading some threads about this before the season and it seem the prevalent taught the Lakers would just be solid defensively.

Part of the reason is people didn’t think LeBron would be a leader on defense and we unsure about Dwight.

Well neither were true.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:01 pm    Post subject:

My favorite botched TV analyst cliché: You don't win by trying to outscore the other team.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:05 pm    Post subject:

AllorNothing wrote:
Players like KCP or Kuzma can wreck a championship.


It would help if they would hit timely buckets like D Fish and obviously Horry has he was elite at big buckets while playing good D. Hopefully when the time comes they step it up!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:07 pm    Post subject:

Aeneas Hunter wrote:
My favorite botched TV analyst cliché: You don't win by trying to outscore the other team.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:21 pm    Post subject:

The defense looks great, better than expected. Is that defensive effort affecting their ability to make shots? I know it's early but the three point shooting seemingly hasn't improved, statistically worse so far this year than last year, with more open looks going to what have been historically better shooters to no avail.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:24 pm    Post subject:

What’s scary is LeBron. Was saying on post game interview is that their offense has gotten going and that it will get going eventually.

So the Lakers are not at their full potential yet.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:28 pm    Post subject:

TheBlackMamba wrote:
The defense is why they look like a true contender right now. Most people thought we'd be terrible on that end in the offseason, and it was probably one of the reasons we weren't viewed as strongly being in the championship mix in Year 1 of Lebron/AD. I thought making the WCF would be a win. (bleep), at this point I'd be disappointed if we didn't win it all with how capable we look on defense and how much room we have to improve on offense.


I still have to see how we match up against some of the other top contenders. Too early to tell but the team looks very promising.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:30 pm    Post subject:

ducasse wrote:
The defense looks great, better than expected. Is that defensive effort affecting their ability to make shots? I know it's early but the three point shooting seemingly hasn't improved, statistically worse so far this year than last year, with more open looks going to what have been historically better shooters to no avail.


I am glad you clarified three point shooting, which is a abysmal. Our overall FG% is the 2nd highest in the league.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:33 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:34 pm    Post subject:

miggz23 wrote:

I still have to see how we match up against some of the other top contenders. Too early to tell but the team looks very promising.


Why does everyone keep saying this? Every team we have beaten has looked pretty good at the time they took the beating. The Heat were 6-2 when they got pasted. The Jazz is 6-3, the Spurs and Mavs have each only lost 3 games and were at home.
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