*** Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers (12/09/23 • 6:30 PM PT) IST Final ***
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2023 6:04 pm    Post subject: Re: *** Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers (12/09/23 • 6:30 PM PT) IST Final ***

    * Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers *
    T-Mobile Arena • Las Vegas, NV | Saturday, Dec. 09, 2023 • 6:30 PM PT

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2023 6:57 pm    Post subject:

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C0nCbY0v2mt/?igshid=NTYzOWQzNmJjMA==
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2023 8:53 pm    Post subject:

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We broke down the Lakers’ big win over the Pelicans and what to expect against the Pacers on the @LakersNation Pod.

🎥 https://youtube.com/live/XvJ138xGhYw?si=rDqhxiCHR_RCnqII

🎙️ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lakers-nation-podcast/id1200202500?i=1000637908371

🎙️ https://open.spotify.com/episode/7bC7ek1vy545x5HiOsURYr?si=gM0ATAHST9GZXid6LjzkRA

https://twitter.com/Trevor_Lane/status/1733223560322179284
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2023 9:19 pm    Post subject:

Dominic1981 wrote:
Imagine Lebron, AD, or Hali tearing an ACL in a game that doesn’t count. I think they will definitely all be playing hard though.

Someone compared this to World Baseball Classic and I see the similarities. I wasn’t that into it but the players certainly were and I think I tomorrow night they will be playing like it’s the NCAA Championship

Why imagine something that horrible. For them as athletes.

How about. Imagine them getting poked in the eye or jamming a finger.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2023 10:39 pm    Post subject:

Anthony Davis, LeBron James and Jarred Vanderbilt are probable vs. Indiana. James has recently been listed as questionable before most games.

Gabe Vincent remains out.

https://x.com/jovanbuha/status/1733288281188737258?s=46&t=6-sxM4NpvzeWdNMn3aVCqg

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2023 4:45 am    Post subject:

Tyrese Halliburton:

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/39071620/pacers-haliburton-eyes-win-vsidol-lebron-lakers-nba-cup

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/39072069/lakers-gear-pacers-tyrese-haliburton-season-tournament-final
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2023 5:10 am    Post subject:

Wait so this game doesn't count towards our record??
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2023 7:16 am    Post subject:

TMG wrote:
Wait so this game doesn't count towards our record??


Yea, pointless game for $500k. I'd just rest Bron and AD.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2023 7:41 am    Post subject:

lakersfever714 wrote:
TMG wrote:
Wait so this game doesn't count towards our record??


Yea, pointless game for $500k. I'd just rest Bron and AD.


This part of it is dumb. We basically take on extra wear and tear and injury risk that other teams don’t for minimal gain.

They should adjust the schedule somehow to compensate.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2023 8:32 am    Post subject:

It’s the big one boys!

Raise the banner!

Go Lakers!!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2023 10:00 am    Post subject:

Some fans think this game is a waste of time and useless. I think the players feel differently. They're competitors and winning is in their DNA. This In Season Tournament is a win they can put in their trophy cases. Adding to that it's a first. Whether or not it will become a classic is unknown. This first one is special. I think tonight's game is going to be hard-fought. If the Lakers aren't up for it they're gonna get trounced.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2023 11:06 am    Post subject:

lakersfever714 wrote:
TMG wrote:
Wait so this game doesn't count towards our record??


Yea, pointless game for $500k. I'd just rest Bron and AD.


It should be an easy game though. I expect them to be able to keep LeBron and AD’s minutes very low in this one.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2023 11:18 am    Post subject:

This game is a waste
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2023 11:54 am    Post subject:

lakersfever714 wrote:
TMG wrote:
Wait so this game doesn't count towards our record??


Yea, pointless game for $500k. I'd just rest Bron and AD.


I agree honestly. Perfect game for Lebron and AD to rest up and let guys who dont play much get some burn. With 500K on the line players will def play harder than usual.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2023 11:55 am    Post subject:

jodeke wrote:
Some fans think this game is a waste of time and useless. I think the players feel differently. They're competitors and winning is in their DNA. This In Season Tournament is a win they can put in their trophy cases. Adding to that it's a first. Whether or not it will become a classic is unknown. This first one is special. I think tonight's game is going to be hard-fought. If the Lakers aren't up for it they're gonna get trounced.

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I'd see it as a perfect opportunity to give players who dont play much some real playing time.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2023 12:15 pm    Post subject:

I’ve been in Las Vegas since Thursday, I haven’t seen much Laker or Pacer gear here.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2023 12:15 pm    Post subject:

So you'd jeopardize the chances of the low paying players to rest the stars?

For a minimum wage guy that is like 20% of his money for the year.

If you ask them would they like 500k or ten more minutes on the floor, I'm guessing they'd want the 500k.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2023 12:26 pm    Post subject:

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I’ve been in Las Vegas since Thursday, I haven’t seen much Laker or Pacer gear here.


Well are you just in Vegas or are you going to the tournament?

I worked in MEM one time when the Lakers were there for a game (even on the same flight as one of the beat writers), and I didn't see any jerseys of any kind since I wasn't over there lol

Actually I think there was something happening in Vegas last time I worked there but again - I wasn't over that way ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2023 12:36 pm    Post subject:

Treble Clef wrote:
lakersfever714 wrote:
TMG wrote:
Wait so this game doesn't count towards our record??


Yea, pointless game for $500k. I'd just rest Bron and AD.


It should be an easy game though. I expect them to be able to keep LeBron and AD’s minutes very low in this one.


Have you been watching the Pacers lately?
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I’ve been in Las Vegas since Thursday, I haven’t seen much Laker or Pacer gear here.


Well are you just in Vegas or are you going to the tournament?

I worked in MEM one time when the Lakers were there for a game (even on the same flight as one of the beat writers), and I didn't see any jerseys of any kind since I wasn't over there lol

Actually I think there was something happening in Vegas last time I worked there but again - I wasn't over that way ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


I’m going to the Knights-Sharks game tomorrow night. I keep getting notifications about a growing fire in Santa Paula, hopefully it stays away from Ventura.
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venturalakersfan wrote:
I’ve been in Las Vegas since Thursday, I haven’t seen much Laker or Pacer gear here.


Well are you just in Vegas or are you going to the tournament?

I worked in MEM one time when the Lakers were there for a game (even on the same flight as one of the beat writers), and I didn't see any jerseys of any kind since I wasn't over there lol

Actually I think there was something happening in Vegas last time I worked there but again - I wasn't over that way ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


I’m going to the Knights-Sharks game tomorrow night. I keep getting notifications about a growing fire in Santa Paula, hopefully it stays away from Ventura.


Oh goodness. I hope the fire is contained quickly
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2023 1:01 pm    Post subject:

Win it for Shohei.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2023 2:01 pm    Post subject:

I wasn't sure what to think of the IST going in, but now I am 100% on board and feel that this championship game is invaluable. Some are saying here that the most important thing is the NBA championship, right? Absolutely, which is why this tourney (including the final game tonight) is soooo important for our Lakers.

You don't get experience for an NBA game going through practices alone, and the same can be said for playoff experience either... the IST is helping to prepare our squad, which has at least six new rotation players, for the playoffs in ways the regular season does not.

Unlike the All-Star game where everyone just goes through the motions on the court (I don't even watch it any more), the players and coaches have been taking the IST tourney VERY seriously. It definitely has a playoff-esque tension to it. So far, we are seeing what we might expect from our players when the real thing happens, and that is why it should be embraced.

Remember how terribad DLo was in the post season on offense AND defense? I wasn't patting him on the back this year so far because regular season DLO has always been decent. I thought we'd have to wait until the post season to see if he had improved. In the IST, he was terribad once again for two games straight, but vs. Pelicans we saw more confidence and effectiveness from him.

The question now is if he relaxed and produced only because we were blowing NO out, so there was no risk for messing things up. We'll see how he responds tonight, especially since the Pacers now have Brown who literally clowned DLo's defense DURING the WCFs as a reason Denver could score so easily.

Even AD is under more pressure than normal to prove he can carry a lot of the load on the "big stage" of an important game. Of course, the new faces like Prince and Cam get a chance to show who deserves time on the floor when the real post season arrives.

You can't get this kind of tension in a regular season game. If some of you are so hung up on this final game not counting in the standings, maybe next time the league can announce that making it to the IST Finals counts as the first tie breaker for home court advantage throughout the playoffs. If the two IST finalists meet in the NBA Finals and have the same record, the one who won the IST gets HCA. There, now it counts for something tangible.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2023 2:07 pm    Post subject:

I don’t want to piss anyone off but this game is more Important for the Pacers organization, they want to show other star players that there a contender so they can come and play with Haliburton, they are finally a powerhouse in the EC after being a mediocre/average team the last couple of years, the Lakers are gonna have to bring there A game
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Ohtani sighting in Vegas yet?
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