Game 11: 11/8/17 Lakers at Celtics GAME THREAD

Game 11: 11/8/17 Lakers at Celtics GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:28 am

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 5:00 PM PDT
TD Garden • Boston, MA

Referees: Zach Zarba (#15), Eric Lewis (#42), Kevin Scott (#28)

Line: Chowds -9

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GAME PREVIEW: LAKERS AT CELTICS


by NBA.com

BOSTON -- Heading into this year's NBA Draft, the Boston Celtics made a decision to trade down from No. 1 to No. 3.

In doing so, they gave the Philadelphia 76ers the right to draft Markelle Fultz -- and completely skipped over Lonzo Ball, the UCLA product who clearly was going to the Los Angeles Lakers at No. 2.

The Celtics opted for Jayson Tatum with the third pick. Tatum and Ball meet for the first time when the sizzling Celtics host the Lakers on Wednesday night.

Boston won its ninth consecutive game Monday, escaping with a win at Atlanta, to improve to 9-2 with its old rival coming to town.

The Lakers are a surprising 5-5 and have won two straight as they begin their four-game road trip.

The Celtics are interested in the Lakers' fortunes because, as part of the Fultz trade, Boston gets Los Angeles' pick in the next draft if it is between No. 2 and No. 5.

Early indications are that is not going to happen, which would defer the pick to a choice in the 2019 draft between the spot belonging to either the Sacramento Kings or Philadelphia (as long as it is not No. 1).

An opening-night, season-ending injury to Gordon Hayward quickly thrust Tatum into a more-pronounced role, and he has responded capably. In his first 11 NBA games, the Duke one-and-done has averaged 14.3 points and 6.5 rebounds in 31.6 minutes per game. The 19-year-old looks remarkably poised, shooting 50 percent from the floor, 52.9 percent from 3-point range.

Ball has had all kinds of shooting trouble, hitting just 29.9 percent from the floor while averaging 8.8 points, 6.9 assists and 6.4 rebounds per game in his first 10 as a pro.

In the past two games combined, Ball shot 6 of 28 from the field, including 1 of 11 from 3-point range. However, he also had 16 assists, and the Lakers won both games, with Brook Lopez scoring 34 and 21 points in the two contests.

Ball scored 29 points in his second game as a pro but has tallied just 59 in the other nine. Even so, he is leading coach Luke Walton's fast-paced attack.

"The chemistry's building," Ball said Monday. "We're playing a lot faster, and in half-court we're cutting a lot harder. Guys are knowing where people are at now. It's getting a lot easier."

While Ball is getting most of the publicity, Los Angeles rookie Kyle Kuzma, the 27th pick in the draft, is averaging 15.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.

The Celtics are getting contributions from everyone on the roster, but they are led by Kyrie Irving and Al Horford, who were supposed to be two-thirds of the new Big Three, with Hayward the third piece.

Boston became the first team in NBA history to lose its first two games and then win the next seven. They pushed the winning streak to nine on Monday behind Irving's 35 points and seven assists, Tatum's 21 points and eight rebounds, and Horford's 15 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.

After Tatum hit a big shot Monday night, Irving said, "If he doesn't shoot it, then I'm going to be right in his face telling him that he needs to (expletive) shoot it."

In other words, that rookie thing is just a label. Since the Hayward injury, it's all hands on deck in Boston.

The Celtics swept the two-game series from the Lakers last season.


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Re: Game 11: 11/8/17 Lakers at Celtics GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:11 pm

I LOVE BASKETBALL! GO LAKERS! #17 COMIN' UP STRONG!!! TOO EASY, JUST WAAAAY TOO EASY!!!!! NEXT! :rollyellow:
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Re: Game 11: 11/8/17 Lakers at Celtics GAME THREAD

Postby lakerevolution » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:43 pm

A loss is ok, but playing hard and clamping down on defense is MANDATORY. Let's shock the Greenies tonight!!!
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Re: Game 11: 11/8/17 Lakers at Celtics GAME THREAD

Postby Lakers4Life » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:35 pm

Damn I Hate The Celtics!!
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Re: Game 11: 11/8/17 Lakers at Celtics GAME THREAD

Postby Lakers4Life » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:38 pm

They’re chanting Beat L.A.
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Re: Game 11: 11/8/17 Lakers at Celtics GAME THREAD

Postby Lakers4Life » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:58 pm

End of 3rd

Celtics 87
Lakers 81
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Re: Game 11: 11/8/17 Lakers at Celtics GAME THREAD

Postby lakerevolution » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:23 pm

Both teams shot horribly from downtown, we had a better FG% than them, rebounds were even . . yet they outscore us by 8. Hmmm. Lonzo needs to step it up.
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Re: Game 11: 11/8/17 Lakers at Celtics GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:35 pm

The Celtics have a Vey Good team and Great Coaching. Had Gordon Hayward not went down I think they would've won the East. Not sure now because it's still LeBron's Conference until someone proves otherwise. I think Hayward would've put the Celtics over the top in the East. Regarding our team, still very young and very mistake prone. We are a fun team to watch but far away from being a contender. Kuzma has been a pleasant surprise, I love Lonzo's playmaking, and Randle and Ingram both look better than last season but most nights we wont beat the Elite teams.
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Re: Game 11: 11/8/17 Lakers at Celtics GAME THREAD

Postby Moos » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:37 pm

The difference was three points at some period of the game and we drew closer taking a lead. Good level of play by the Lakers today in front of the best team and the best defense at the garden. A wonderful understanding between Randall and Ingram during the game! Go Lake-show.
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Re: Game 11: 11/8/17 Lakers at Celtics GAME THREAD

Postby lakerevolution » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:01 am

Moos wrote:The difference was three points at some period of the game and we drew closer taking a lead. Good level of play by the Lakers today in front of the best team and the best defense at the garden. A wonderful understanding between Randall and Ingram during the game! Go Lake-show.


Good observation. Considering we were in HOSTILE ENEMY TERRITORY tonight, the youngsters conducted themselves well and hopefully learned why KOBE was such a legend for taking one on the chin and getting back to knock down the Green Menace.

Funny, we've been in the driver's seat for our PnG for decades, but Chowda fans have had to transition from Bird/McHale/Ainge to Pierce/KG/Ray/Rondo to now the new Celtics. Must be rough, but now we need to win 2 for every 1 of theirs.
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Re: Game 11: 11/8/17 Lakers at Celtics GAME THREAD

Postby lakerevolution » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:14 am

The free throw game gave them 6 points . . . if we hit more open shots and 3s, we win this game. Celtics fans know they ain't for real playing in that weak ass leastern conference. My opinion :confused:
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Re: Game 11: 11/8/17 Lakers at Celtics GAME THREAD

Postby lakerevolution » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:15 am

One more thing: Kyrie Irving will not save the Celtics. Even if the Earth becomes flat. Ok now I'm just posting drunk like 3Peat. :drunk:
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Re: Game 11: 11/8/17 Lakers at Celtics GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:30 am

Hey, at least we showed heart. The refs didn't give us a thing, they had players hitting shots who should not have and we weren't hitting shots we should have. Plus they played great defense and we played jet lag defense for the most part. Another learning experience.
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Re: Game 11: 11/8/17 Lakers at Celtics GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:05 pm

lakerevolution wrote:One more thing: Kyrie Irving will not save the Celtics. Even if the Earth becomes flat. Ok now I'm just posting drunk like 3Peat. :drunk:


Posting drunk is the best my Brethren. The way the Lakers have drove me nuts the last 5 years and with work and expanding my college degree, I have to drink just to cope :roflmao:
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