Game 12: 11/9/17 Lakers at Wizards GAME THREAD

Game 12: 11/9/17 Lakers at Wizards GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:37 am

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Thursday, November 9, 2017, 4:00 PM PDT
Capital One Arena • Washington, DC

Referees: Derrick Stafford (#9), Eric Dalen (#37), Jason Goldenberg (#35)
Replay Center: Jason Phillips, Scott Wall

Line: Wizards -10.5

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GAME PREVIEW: LAKERS AT WIZARDS


by NBA.com

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Wizards' record is far superior after 10 games compared with last season.

However, after a third consecutive baffling home loss, it sure doesn't feel that way. Hope for a quick fix comes Thursday against the Los Angeles Lakers, a team that already upset Washington earlier this season.

The Wizards (5-5) opened their four-game homestand Tuesday with a 113-99 loss to a Dallas Mavericks team that entered 1-10 and was averaging only 97.9 points per game. Washington allowed 36 points in the first quarter, 64 by halftime and 90 points after three quarters.

Considering the Wizards surrendered 122 and 130 points in home losses last week to the Phoenix Suns and the Cleveland Cavaliers, respectively, the latest setback cannot be viewed as one-off.

"I probably sound insane trying to tell you something different," Wizards guard Bradley Beal said, "but it's the same thing over and over. We've developed a bad habit of not coming out with energy.

"Overall, our defensive effort isn't there. We keep worrying about offense, and offense isn't a problem, it's our defense."

Washington started 2-8 in 2016-17 before recovering for a 49-win season. This season, the Wizards began 3-0 and appeared headed for a fourth consecutive win against the Lakers in Los Angeles on Oct. 26.

Yet despite opening the fourth quarter with a 10-point lead, the Wizards fell 102-99 in overtime as Kentavious Caldwell-Pope sank a 3-pointer with 58 seconds left. That loss started Washington's current skid of five defeats in seven games.

The Lakers (5-6) will finish a back-to-back road set in Washington after falling 107-96 to the Celtics in Boston on Wednesday. Brandon Ingram and Jordan Clarkson each scored 18 points for Los Angeles, and Julius Randle contributed 16 points and 12 rebounds off the bench. The Lakers played catch-up after falling behind 33-16 in the first quarter.

"They were ready for the fight and we weren't," Los Angeles coach Luke Walton said. "We felt like in the first quarter they punked us. They were bigger than us, they were stronger than us. ... I feel we engaged nicely in the fight from there on, we just didn't do smart things."

Lakers rookie guard Lonzo Ball had nine points on 4-of-15 shooting but added six assists and four blocks. Los Angeles fell below .500 after winning two in a row.

Washington guard John Wall had 23 points and 14 assists against Dallas after sitting out one game with a shoulder injury. He hit 13 of 18 free throws.

In the first meeting against Ball and the Lakers, Wall had 19 points but was 7 of 22 from the field and only attempted four free throws.

"The main thing we said with Wall is we just wanted to keep him off the foul line, which we did a great job of," Walton said after last month's home win.

"He is so hard to keep off the foul line and from scoring at the front of the rim on you. We had four guys guarding him, and then we started switching everything, so then whoever was in the game was guarding him."

Ball said, "We were just playing together down the stretch."

Ball, the No. 2 overall selection in the 2017 NBA Draft, is averaging 8.8 points and 6.9 assists but shooting a dismal 29.9 percent from the field.

Offense certainly hasn't been an issue for Beal, who is averaging 34.3 points in his past four games. However, the wing threat missed five of six shots in the fourth quarter Tuesday as the Wizards couldn't finish off a rally that had them move from down 16 to within 90-88 with 9:09 remaining.

Dallas pulled away with a 15-5 run.

"We keep talking about being a defensive team, but now it's action," Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. "We've got to be an action-defending team, and right now we're not doing that.

"In order to win in this league consistently or to give yourself a best chance, you got to do it. I got to figure out a better way to get guys on the floor to be active on the defensive end and not worry about their shots."


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Re: Game 12: 11/9/17 Lakers at Wizards GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:08 pm

Man it would be sweet to sweep these guys. They will be out for blood tonight though because we just beat them.
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Re: Game 12: 11/9/17 Lakers at Wizards GAME THREAD

Postby Julius Russell » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:22 pm

Lotta overreaction to Lonzo's shot and percentage. Dhooting will come. Should lowee 3s taken and had to finish better at rim
Team is better with him.
Lopez may not be a great fit with Zo however
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Re: Game 12: 11/9/17 Lakers at Wizards GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:10 am

I'm more surprised by Lopez's inconsistency than Lonzo's expected shooting woes. I didn't post until now because I had to record the game due to the early start. I do NOT like these trade Randle rumors and wish he would get more minutes. He needs to stop dribbling in crowds, too. The Lakers are still a mess on offense. They don't spread the floor properly and the ball sticks too often. Clarkson, Randle and Ingram, while all very capable playmakers, dribble around too much. Once they learn to space better and keep the ball moving, they will find a winning groove. That takes seasons playing together, not a few games.
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Re: Game 12: 11/9/17 Lakers at Wizards GAME THREAD

Postby Moos » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:28 am

- Luke Walton blames DEFENSE for loss to Celtics.
- Luke Walton talks Lakers loss to Wizards, team needs to be tougher MENTALITY.
- Luke Walton loss in Utah Not Lonzo Ball's fault... DEFENSE & TURNOVERS.
- Luke Walton benched the starters with 4 minutes in the 4th TO TEACH THEM A LESSON. And Lakers were down 8- loss to Raptors.
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- Let's see where we at next 10 games...
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Re: Game 12: 11/9/17 Lakers at Wizards GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:05 pm

KobeMVP888 wrote:I'm more surprised by Lopez's inconsistency than Lonzo's expected shooting woes. I didn't post until now because I had to record the game due to the early start. I do NOT like these trade Randle rumors and wish he would get more minutes. He needs to stop dribbling in crowds, too. The Lakers are still a mess on offense. They don't spread the floor properly and the ball sticks too often. Clarkson, Randle and Ingram, while all very capable playmakers, dribble around too much. Once they learn to space better and keep the ball moving, they will find a winning groove. That takes seasons playing together, not a few games.


We need a sharp shooter that can hit the 3 consistently, we don't have that. That is why our floor spreading just isn't there. I also agree about Randle, I would like to keep him and also he does dribble too much and into crowds which is a bad habit he has. He has done that since his rookie season.
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Re: Game 12: 11/9/17 Lakers at Wizards GAME THREAD

Postby Julius Russell » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:40 pm

Even Bron has bad habits. Watch any player too much and you'll see it. But i rather retain Randle. Sign an Avery Bradley or KCP
And swing for the fences in 2 years when maybe you can get Davis or Towns.
Or add George.
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Re: Game 12: 11/9/17 Lakers at Wizards GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:23 am

Julius Russell wrote:Even Bron has bad habits. Watch any player too much and you'll see it. But i rather retain Randle. Sign an Avery Bradley or KCP
And swing for the fences in 2 years when maybe you can get Davis or Towns.
Or add George.


PG destroyed the ClipperSterns tonight with 42. He looks better than ever, OKC has struggled a bit, but I have a feeling they are about to roll and he may stay in OKC if they do. I would love it if PG came to the Lakers, he is a go to guy and can score 30-40 on any given night. He also has experience in big games, he has been in Game 7's vs LeBron in the ECFinals, etc..
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