LAKERS -at- PELICANS – 3-14-23 - DIY Thoughts and :-)) Ratings

 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2023 7:10 pm    Post subject: LAKERS -at- PELICANS – 3-14-23 - DIY Thoughts and :-)) Ratings

DIY night. A must win to get the tiebreaker against the Pelicans. Lakers drilled 15 threes in the first half, a franchise record. They had a 35 point lead at the half, biggest in 70 years. Just straight up on fire and a strong defensive effort in that first half.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2023 7:17 pm    Post subject:

Domination.

we made them say Matte.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2023 7:25 pm    Post subject:

Trey Murphy is a future all-star. Need to get that kid.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2023 7:34 pm    Post subject:

It was great to see Beasley finally get hot. We need a lot more of that from him.

Also kudos to AD for getting back to his usual dominant self.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2023 8:31 pm    Post subject:

slavavov wrote:
It was great to see Beasley finally get hot. We need a lot more of that from him.

Also kudos to AD for getting back to his usual dominant self.


Beas seems very much a streak shooter...when on, dude is on fire. When off, an LG poster is better to suit up n play
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2023 8:49 pm    Post subject:

By the way, we clinched Tie breaker over the pelicans
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2023 10:26 pm    Post subject:

A few random thoughts;

AD, DLO, Reaves 2 way play and Vanderbilt's defense are constants.

Glad to see Beasley finally get hot. Talk about a streak shooter.

Great game by AD, too bad he's gotta rest on b2b's. Rui Hachimura is the only big we have against the Rockets. No I don't count a 205 pound Gabriel as a big. Lakers can still beat Houston but man we could use LBJ and Mo when AD has to sit.

Today the Lakers turned way too complacent after charging out of the gates to a 35 point lead. At least they turned it back on when the Pels got within 15. Mixed feelings on that but it is a win.

All in all this was a crucial win if the Lakers want to keep thinking playoffs. Pretty convincing win in spite of the second half coasting. Getting to .500 would be a very nice next step.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2023 1:56 am    Post subject:

Our path to the playoffs, as of this minute and could/will change in the future, is now the following

https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/nba-western-conference-playoff-picture-suns-losing-grip-on-top-four-seed-lakers-in-three-way-play-in-tie/
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2023 7:43 am    Post subject:

I bet you could smell Vando's cologne on BI after the game. He had Tiny Dawg in hell.

That being said, Vando's POA defense on elite wings with AD backing him up is awesome to see. When they face the Suns, I'm not too worried about KD going nuclear. Vando's defense is that good.

He needs to make 1,000 3ptrs a day this summer though.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2023 8:32 am    Post subject:

“With the Lakers up 75-40 at the half Tuesday, Ham said he considered resting Davis to try to save him for Wednesday, but he ended up needing to play Davis 17 minutes in the second half as New Orleans cut the cushion all the way down to 13 in the fourth quarter.”

This roster’s next lesson to be an elite team

Legitimate championship-contending teams, like the Shaq/Kobe, Magic/Cap/Big Game James and Kobe/Pau teams), to completely demolish teams so that superstars such as AD/LBJ can rest entire fourth quarters.

Understand that in today’s NBA, 20+ point leads are nothing - but we had a 35-40 point leads and has a chance to make an opposing team fear this Laker squad.

Result: we will discover how this team will play without AD the entire game
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