Game 8: 11/2/17 Lakers at Trail Blazers GAME THREAD

Game 8: 11/2/17 Lakers at Trail Blazers GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:57 am

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Thursday, November 2, 2017, 7:30 PM PDT
Moda Center, Portland, OR

Referees: Ken Mauer (#41), Bennie Adams (#47), Dedric Taylor (#21); Replay Center: Derrick Stafford

Line: Trail Blazers -8

Television: TNT

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GAME PREVIEW: LAKERS AT TRAIL BLAZERS


by NBA.com

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Los Angeles Lakers come to Moda Center for a Thursday night game against the Portland Trail Blazers on a high after a 113-93 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday at Staples Center.

The Trail Blazers?

Not so much after a discouraging 112-103 overtime loss at Utah on Wednesday night, Portland's third defeat in four games.

Nobody felt better about the Lakers' rout of Detroit than former Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who collected 13 points and six rebounds in 27 minutes.

"I feel good. My teammates feel good," Caldwell-Pope said. "Now just got to carry it over and get ready for Portland."

Forward Julius Randle led seven players scoring in double figures for the Lakers (3-4) with 17 points on 7-for-9 shooting to go with seven rebounds in 17 minutes off the bench.

"Julius plays really hard," Lakers coach Luke Walton said. "We need him to. That's when he's at his best. When he plays fast but under control, he's pretty tough to deal with."

The Lakers went into the Detroit game shooting only 30.6 percent from 3-point range, but they sank 12 of 26 shots from beyond the arc against the Pistons while also scoring 62 points in the paint.

Portland, meanwhile, is smarting after yielding a six-point lead in the final three minutes of the fourth quarter against the Jazz.

Damian Lillard piled up 33 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for the Blazers, but he missed a 3-pointer late in regulation that could have sealed a victory. Ricky Rubio then scored 11 of his 30 points in the final 2:14 of overtime to lead Utah to the win.

Offense has been a problem for the Blazers, who are shooting 42.4 percent from the field, which ranks 28th in the NBA. Portland (4-4) shot only 39.8 percent from the floor against the Jazz, making 9 of 34 shots from 3-point range, 26.5 percent.

"Our offense hasn't been at the level we'd like it to be," Lillard said. "When all this comes back around, it's going to be a great day for us."

Wednesday was a doubly bad day for the Blazers. Besides the defeat go the Jazz, Portland lost the services of starting power forward Al-Farouq "Chief" Aminu, who went down with a sprained right ankle early in the fourth quarter and did not return. Aminu was in a walking boot after the game and almost will surely not suit up against the Lakers.

"Chief is a huge part of our team," Lillard said. "He does a lot of things that might not show up on the stat sheet, but he's as big a part of our team as anybody. Now somebody else has to step up, and we're going to have to figure out a way to get some wins."

The starter Thursday night in Aminu's place could be Noah Vonleh, who missed Portland's first seven games with a shoulder injury. Vonleh returned to duty against the Jazz, collecting five points in 13 minutes off the bench.

The team's other power forward, Meyers Leonard, is expected to be out for a month with a high ankle sprain.

Portland is 12-0 against the Lakers since March 3, 2014, and Lillard has scored 20 points in eight consecutive games against Los Angeles.


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Re: Game 8: 11/2/17 Lakers at Trail Blazers GAME THREAD

Postby lakerevolution » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:57 pm

Funny, I wasn't seeing this Game Post until now. We're down early but I like our chances at staying in the game and winning late. DEFENSE!!!
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Re: Game 8: 11/2/17 Lakers at Trail Blazers GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:10 pm

This isn't looking good, Blazers lead after the 1st Qtr 41-25. They have made 6 3's already. We are playing no D.
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Re: Game 8: 11/2/17 Lakers at Trail Blazers GAME THREAD

Postby Julius Russell » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:45 pm

Nice run by the kids. Lonzo hasnt been energetic at all but the team still playing Lonzo ball.
This is the ball Magic promised.

Portland did play last night and oyr depth can be a real factor down the stretch
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Re: Game 8: 11/2/17 Lakers at Trail Blazers GAME THREAD

Postby lakerevolution » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:02 pm

C'mon Lonzo -- score some points!
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Re: Game 8: 11/2/17 Lakers at Trail Blazers GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:05 pm

Tied up at 68. Lonzo hasn't even scored, he's due. Lopez has 18!
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Re: Game 8: 11/2/17 Lakers at Trail Blazers GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:06 pm

lakerevolution wrote:C'mon Lonzo -- score some points!


Chillax, Rev. It's the rookie's first game at the dreaded Rose Garden or whatever the fuck they call it now.

MEANWHILE, I do believe we have a basketball game, bitches!

68-68 .. all the way back from 18 down and the D is picking up. NOIICCCCE!!!

Let's get this one, boyzzzzz!
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Re: Game 8: 11/2/17 Lakers at Trail Blazers GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:08 pm

KobeMVP888 wrote:
lakerevolution wrote:C'mon Lonzo -- score some points!


Chillax, Rev. It's the rookie's first game at the dreaded Rose Garden or whatever the fuck they call it now.

MEANWHILE, I do believe we have a basketball game, bitches!

68-68 .. all the way back from 18 down and the D is picking up. NOIICCCCE!!!

Let's get this one, boyzzzzz!


Yeah that was a hell of a comeback, they we were hitting everything early.
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Re: Game 8: 11/2/17 Lakers at Trail Blazers GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:09 pm

Lakers lead 72-68
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Re: Game 8: 11/2/17 Lakers at Trail Blazers GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:10 pm

Hell yeah Lakers up 74-68
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Re: Game 8: 11/2/17 Lakers at Trail Blazers GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:12 pm

Portland sure has a knack for hitting lucky 3's lol, that was crap lucky!
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Re: Game 8: 11/2/17 Lakers at Trail Blazers GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:14 pm

Defense, brethren. We need to bring it the rest of the game now. A joy to watch! Great stuff!!!
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Re: Game 8: 11/2/17 Lakers at Trail Blazers GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:16 pm

KobeMVP888 wrote:Defense, brethren. We need to bring it the rest of the game now. A joy to watch! Great stuff!!!


This is a place we have always struggled at, would be a fantastic win if we could get it. Up by 4 without Lonzo scoring so far is saying a lot. I love our ball movement.
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Re: Game 8: 11/2/17 Lakers at Trail Blazers GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:18 pm

Lopez swatted that! Great D
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Re: Game 8: 11/2/17 Lakers at Trail Blazers GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:19 pm

Lopez is tearing Portland a new ass.
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