Game 18: 11/21/17 Bulls at Lakers GAME THREAD

Game 18: 11/21/17 Bulls at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:29 am

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 7:30 PM PDT
Staples Center • Los Angeles, CA

Referees: Bill Spooner (#22), Brett Nansel (#44), Gary Zielinski (#59)

Replay Center: Josh Tiven

Line: Lakers -6

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GAME PREVIEW: BULLS at LAKERS


by NBA.com

LOS ANGELES -- Three of the 10 players who were selected first-team All-Pac-12 earlier this year could play significant roles when the Los Angeles Lakers host the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night at Staples Center.

Lonzo Ball (UCLA) and Kyle Kuzma (Utah) start for the Lakers, and fellow first-round draft pick Lauri Markkanen (Arizona) starts for the Bulls.

Kuzma leads the Lakers in scoring at 16.5 points per game and Markkanen leads the Bulls at 15.6 points while also topping the team at seven rebounds per game.

Markkanen, a 7-foot power forward from Finland, is coming off a season-high 26 points in a 113-105 loss at the Phoenix Suns on Sunday.

Kuzma, a 6-9 stretch forward, posted his season high of 30 points in a 122-113 loss to the visiting Suns on Friday.

Ball, a 6-6 point guard, logged his second triple-double of the season in a 127-109 win over the visiting Denver Nuggets on Sunday, finishing with 11 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists. Ball had his first triple-double on Nov. 11 in a 98-90 loss at the Milwaukee Bucks.

"This one's a lot better," Ball said Sunday. "I actually like this one."

Ball joined Magic Johnson as the only Lakers with multiple triple-doubles during their rookie season.

Ball's performance was especially welcomed because he had struggled in the previous three games, combining for 15 points on 7-of-26 shooting and failing to produce more than six rebounds or assists.

"The media will probably love him (Monday) and hate him again the next day," Lakers coach Luke Walton said. "He's going to stay level-headed and keep doing what he does. We're gonna keep saying we support him, he's gonna keep getting better.

"That's just going to probably be the process of how this plays out."

Unlike Ball and Markkanen, both top seven draft picks last June, Kuzma was selected late in the first round.

Consistency has been one of Kuzma's best attributes. He has reached double figures in scoring in all 10 games this month with four double-doubles.

Markkanen has been steady as well, reaching double figures in scoring in 13 of 14 games and producing four double-doubles this season.

"He's very low maintenance," Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg told the Chicago Tribune on Sunday. "For a guy who has only been in the States for a year and a 20-year-old kid, the way he picks things up shows he has a tremendous basketball IQ."

The game will also feature the latest matchup between twin brothers Brook Lopez of the Lakers and Robin Lopez of the Bulls.

Robin has never come close to averaging more points than Brook in any of their previous nine seasons in the NBA, but Robin has closed the gap significantly this season.

Robin comes in averaging 13.3 points after never averaging more than 11.3 for a season.

Brook is averaging 15.4 points, down from his career average of 18.5.

They last faced off on April 8, when Robin played for the Bulls and Brook for the Brooklyn Nets. Robin finished with 16 points and eight rebounds and Brook had 13 points and five rebounds in a 107-106 victory by the Nets.


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Re: Game 18: 11/21/17 Bulls at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby Moos » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:09 am

Game day!

In this game no hate, no hostility, nothing but competition.
One thing we agree on here is that "we hate" & don't want the freakin Celtics
wins the championship this year, it's ok for Golden State Warriors to take it. Don't know why the fck I said that.
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Re: Game 18: 11/21/17 Bulls at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:18 am

Moos wrote:Game day!

In this game no hate, no hostility, nothing but competition.
One thing we agree on here is that "we hate" & don't want the freakin Celtics
wins the championship this year, it's ok for Golden State Warriors to take it. Don't know why the fck I said that.


Because it's eating at everyone all the time. :angry2:
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Re: Game 18: 11/21/17 Bulls at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:46 pm

This is the only game scheduled tonight. That is strange for a Tuesday. Oh well it's on NBA TV, we should win this one. The Bulls are awful.
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Re: Game 18: 11/21/17 Bulls at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby lakerevolution » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:15 pm

MUST . . GET . . BACK . . TO . . .500.

Hopefully we feel like Bullying the Bulls tonight. Deng for 10? Aww Luke let him play.

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Re: Game 18: 11/21/17 Bulls at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:16 pm

3Peatkb24 wrote:This is the only game scheduled tonight. That is strange for a Tuesday. Oh well it's on NBA TV, we should win this one. The Bulls are awful.


The Lakers must begin playing like they did the other night against the depleted Nuggets on a consistent basis and they will rack up their share of wins. It was just announced that Paul Millsap will undergo left wrist surgery and will be out indefinitely. As we are only a half game out of the 8 seed and will be getting Larry Nance back after Thanksgiving, now is the opportunity to put together a nice streak. December's schedule is brutal, but consistent basketball at the level played the other night can keep us competitive. Our biggest weakness is, and is likely to remain, our three point shooting, but if we can improve in that area and Lonzo can improve his shooting percentages both from the arc and the paint, we have a shot to go on a run. It must start tonight!
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Re: Game 18: 11/21/17 Bulls at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:27 pm

KobeMVP888 wrote:
3Peatkb24 wrote:This is the only game scheduled tonight. That is strange for a Tuesday. Oh well it's on NBA TV, we should win this one. The Bulls are awful.


The Lakers must begin playing like they did the other night against the depleted Nuggets on a consistent basis and they will rack up their share of wins. It was just announced that Paul Millsap will undergo left wrist surgery and will be out indefinitely. As we are only a half game out of the 8 seed and will be getting Larry Nance back after Thanksgiving, now is the opportunity to put together a nice streak. December's schedule is brutal, but consistent basketball at the level played the other night can keep us competitive. Our biggest weakness is, and is likely to remain, our three point shooting, but if we can improve in that area and Lonzo can improve his shooting percentages both from the arc and the paint, we have a shot to go on a run. It must start tonight!


Yeah we definitely need to get this one, that would put us 8-10. Last season we started 10-10. The 3 point shooting is a huge concern, man is it Bad! Hopefully it improves in time. Magic needs to sign a great shooter next summer if a few are available. 1 reason why the Pacers are good this year so far is because Bogdonavic is shooting 48% from 3 and he spreads the floor. He gives them 15 points a game and it's mainly just 3's.
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Re: Game 18: 11/21/17 Bulls at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby Nycitylaker » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:01 pm

KobeMVP888 wrote:
Moos wrote:Game day!

In this game no hate, no hostility, nothing but competition.
One thing we agree on here is that "we hate" & don't want the freakin Celtics
wins the championship this year, it's ok for Golden State Warriors to take it. Don't know why the fck I said that.


Because it's eating at everyone all the time. :angry2:

I'm with Charles Barkley on this one. I believe BOTH the Raptors and Wizards are better in a 7 game series than those pukes. Not to mention the Cavs will be play off ready by April. But back to my Lakers, Agree with Kenny. Shooting % must (and will) improve. Sure Nance will come back, then what? Trade Julius? I sure as hell don't want to but you gotta pay the guy.....or not, let him go and better fuckin sign a couple of stars next season! Oh yea, the Bulls.....MJ ain't walking through the tunnel so Lakers big!
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Re: Game 18: 11/21/17 Bulls at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:21 pm

I will be the first to say it but so far this is embarrassing. Bulls suck and we are down 12. This is fucking ridiculous. If we don't win this game that is unacceptable.
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Re: Game 18: 11/21/17 Bulls at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:25 pm

This game has me fuming right now! Pathetic performance right now, down 52-36.
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Re: Game 18: 11/21/17 Bulls at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:26 pm

Pathetic.
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Re: Game 18: 11/21/17 Bulls at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:31 pm

KobeMVP888 wrote:Pathetic.


This is bad. Very disappointing so far.
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Re: Game 18: 11/21/17 Bulls at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:32 pm

56-42 Bulls at Halftime. Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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Re: Game 18: 11/21/17 Bulls at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:52 pm

Maybe Lavar Ball is right about the coaching. How do you not get your team up for ALL home games? This is a disgusting display. I think I’ll go to bed. We’re already toast against this shit team.
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Re: Game 18: 11/21/17 Bulls at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:17 pm

Looks like I got nauseous too early. Let’s see a great fourth quarter!
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