Game 1: 10/19/17 Clippsterns at Lakers GAME THREAD

Game 1: 10/19/17 Clippsterns at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:10 am

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Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7:30 PM PDT
Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA

Referees: Mike Callahan (#24), JT Orr (#72), James Williams (#60)

Line: Clippsterns -5

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GAME PREVIEW: CLIPPSTERNS AT LAKERS


by NBA.com

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers didn't reach the playoffs the past four seasons and haven't won a playoff game since May 18, 2012, but the organization is hoping that will change now that Lonzo Ball is running the offense.

Ball will get his first opportunity to begin the turnaround when the Lakers open the season against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night at Staples Center.

Ball, the No. 2 overall draft pick out of UCLA in June, sat out the last four preseason games after rolling his ankle against the Denver Nuggets on Oct. 2. However, he said he would be ready for the opener.

"I'm playing for sure," Ball told the Los Angeles Times on Monday.

Ball is one of six new players on the Lakers' roster, joining centers Brook Lopez and Thomas Bryant, power forward Kyle Kuzma and shooting guards Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Josh Hart.

The Clippers will also have a new face at point guard after Chris Paul was traded to the Houston Rockets in the offseason. Patrick Beverley came to the Clippers as part of the trade, and he will try to fill Paul's shoes -- though Beverley also missed a big chunk of the preseason with a sore knee.

The Clippers will rely on power forward Blake Griffin and center DeAndre Jordan more than ever now that Paul is gone.

Griffin battled injuries the past three seasons, and he hasn't played 80 games since 2013-14, when he averaged a career-best 24.1 points. Griffin, 28, is also coming off a season in which he shot a career-low 49.3 percent.

Jordan should also be in the prime of his career at age 29, and he is coming off a season in which he averaged 12.7 points and 13.8 rebounds. He averaged double digits in points and rebounds the past four seasons, and he led the NBA in field-goal percentage the past five.

The other opening-night newcomers for the Clippers are center Willie Reed, power forward Montrezl Harrell, small forwards Sam Dekker and Danilo Gallinari, shooting guards Sindarius Thornwell and Lou Williams and point guard Milos Teodosic.

Despite all the new faces, Griffin said the Clippers are not transitioning from a team that couldn't get the past the second round the past six seasons to a team that's back in rebuilding mode.

"We have good players," Griffin told the Los Angeles Times. "To me, transition makes it seem like it's a rebuilding year or something like that. We'd be rebuilding if we had done something. We really haven't done anything over the past five, six years. It's a different team, a different look. But I don't know about transitional."

Austin Rivers is expected to move into a permanent starting role at shooting guard in place of J.J. Redick, who signed with the Philadelphia 76ers in the offseason.

The Clippers hope Williams can be the first player off the bench and fill some of the void left behind by Jamal Crawford, the only three-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year.

Crawford signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves after spending the past five seasons with the Clippers, where he won two of his Sixth Man awards.


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Re: Game 1: 10/19/17 Clippsterns at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:14 am

I be representing tonight, brethren! Let's re-take Los Angeles this season!!!
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Re: Game 1: 10/19/17 Clippsterns at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:16 am

Thanks Kenny, here we are kicking off another season in here. TrueFan is smiling. Hard to believe I have been chatting with you guys since the 2010 Season when we won it all 7 years! The Lonzo era begins, cant wait for this. I also think the Clippers are now headed backwards and we are headed forward finally after years. The CP3 era is over for them and Blake Griffin is made of glass. I think we win tonight, I'll say 106-102.
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Re: Game 1: 10/19/17 Clippsterns at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby lakerevolution » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:57 am

BAMF!!

Checking in for a sure win, the PaperClips look like a team in confusion right now so let's slap 'em down and get win #1 tonight! GO LAKERS!!!
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Postby Moos » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:43 pm

The future is starts tonight! lakerevolutionIsNow :snapout:


Three trio- Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram. Go Lakers
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Re: Game 1: 10/19/17 Clippsterns at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:33 pm

OKC looked awesome tonight. Westbrook with a TDB = 21 Points, 16 Assists, and 10 Boards, Melo had 22 Points and PG 28 with 6 3's.
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Postby 3Peatkb24 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:40 pm

Lets Go Lakers! Game time baby!
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Postby 3Peatkb24 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:50 pm

Man Nance slammed that one!
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Re: Game 1: 10/19/17 Clippsterns at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:12 pm

Sloppy 1st Qtr, Clipps up 18-17 with 2 minutes left in the 1st
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Re: Game 1: 10/19/17 Clippsterns at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:19 pm

Damn Lakers down 8 after the 1st at 27-19
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Postby 3Peatkb24 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:29 pm

Lakers down 38-26, this isn't my night :roflmao:
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Re: Game 1: 10/19/17 Clippsterns at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:00 pm

Lakers down 53-42 at Half. Not looking real good.
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Postby 3Peatkb24 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:17 pm

This is ugly 76-59 Bingo Boys.
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Re: Game 1: 10/19/17 Clippsterns at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:04 pm

108-92 Clipps. 0-1 :thdown:
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Re: Game 1: 10/19/17 Clippsterns at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby lakerevolution » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:57 pm

Yucky stinky, sloppy shabby, wet behind the sneakers kind of basketball. New look Clippers more entertaining than these new look Lakers.
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