Game 19: 11/22/17 Lakers at Queens GAME THREAD

Game 19: 11/22/17 Lakers at Queens GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:04 am

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 7:30 PM PDT
Golden 1 Center • Sacramento, CA

Referees: Ron Garretson (#10), Scott Twardoski (#52), Leon Wood (#40)

Replay Center: Curtis Blair, Marat Kogut, Gediminas Petraitis, Josh Tiven

Line: Lakers -1

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GAME PREVIEW: LAKERS AT QUEENS


by NBA.com

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Lakers are in rebound mode, a theme that has defined their early season.

In many respects, the Sacramento Kings can relate.

The two teams cross their similar paths on Wednesday in the state's capital city in a nationally televised game at Golden 1 Center. It may prove to be a decent litmus test for both.

The Lakers (8-10) come to Sacramento off their second straight win. On the strength of a 54-39 rebounding advantage, Los Angeles posted a 103-94 home victory over the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday.

Controlling the boards has been mostly the norm for Los Angeles this season. The Lakers were the fourth-best NBA team in that category entering the contest.

It was also one of the bigger reasons they were fourth in defensive rating (points per 100 possessions) with their 100.6 mark before Tuesday, trailing only Boston, Portland and Oklahoma City.

As a result, the Lakers rebounded from an uninspiring spell that saw them lose five of six after a 5-5 start. Whether Los Angeles can get to .500, and ultimately past it, and return to its perch as one of the top franchises in the NBA is another question entirely.

"This is where I hoped we'd be," Lakers coach Luke Walton told the Los Angeles Daily News. "I thought it would take a little longer for us to do some of the things defensively that we're doing right now, which is why I think we've been able to have some success."

The Kings do not rebound. They give up 7.8 more per game than their opponents, the worst mark in the NBA.

Rookie Kyle Kuzma has proven to be the Lakers' most consistent player. He scored 22 points against Chicago and leads the Lakers with a 16.8 average. He has tallied in double digits in 12 straight games and 16 of 18 overall.

That is in stark comparison with more hyped rookie Lonzo Ball, who contributed 13 rebounds to go with eight points and four assists in 32 minutes against the Bulls. Ball, already the sixth player to log more than one triple-double in his first 20 games, is averaging 8.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 6.9 assists, but he has been more up and down than a bobblehead amid the controversies involving his father, LaVar Ball.

"We're gonna keep giving him support, he's gonna keep getting better," Walton told the Daily News. "That's just probably going to be how the process of this plays out."

The Kings (4-13) have been mostly successful at home this season, but they came back to earth in a 114-98 loss to the visiting Denver Nuggets on Monday. That defeat snapped a three-game home winning streak.

Sacramento is expected to play its third straight game without second-leading scorer Buddy Hield (11.6 points per game), sidelined due to a sprained right ankle. The Kings have struggled to score all season even when he does play. They manage just 93.2 points per game, also the league's worst mark.

"Sometimes, we're having the first shot, it's (contested), we did everything right except get the rebound, and then (the opponents) get an open shot off a second-chance shot," Kings rookie De'Aaron Fox said. "So, we just know if we can complete a lot of plays with a rebound, we'll be just fine."


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Re: Game 19: 11/22/17 Lakers at Queens GAME THREAD

Postby lakerevolution » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:07 am

Worst-shooting, worst-rebounding . . so we should spot them a 12-point lead before coming back to win by 5.

Or not. SQUASH THE SNACKROTOMATOES!!!
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Re: Game 19: 11/22/17 Lakers at Queens GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:39 pm

lakerevolution wrote:Worst-shooting, worst-rebounding . . so we should spot them a 12-point lead before coming back to win by 5.

Or not. SQUASH THE SNACKROTOMATOES!!!


Yeah that is how we roll! This should be a win, a win here puts us at 9-10. We started 10-10 last season so almost identical to last season's start if we do win.
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Re: Game 19: 11/22/17 Lakers at Queens GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:30 pm

Yet again, a tough game to watch. Down by 15 to a shit team that chucks up a bunch of air balls. Yeesh.
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Re: Game 19: 11/22/17 Lakers at Queens GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:57 pm

KobeMVP888 wrote:Yet again, a tough game to watch. Down by 15 to a shit team that chucks up a bunch of air balls. Yeesh.


Yeah I just seen we lost. 8-11 now on the season! Lonzo had a Good game and we still lost, he shot 4-8 and 3-5 from 3, also had 11 Assists and 6 Rebounds. We need to beat the Bad teams if we have any chance of making the Playoffs.
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Re: Game 19: 11/22/17 Lakers at Queens GAME THREAD

Postby lakerevolution » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:49 pm

Fuck. See, this is why Luke is gonna stay under folks' microscope. No excuses.
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Re: Game 19: 11/22/17 Lakers at Queens GAME THREAD

Postby Moos » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:37 am

The Lakers boys still taking lessons, no big deal we just couldn't keep pace after expelling energy to come back against the Bulls✔➕ we'll get better.
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Re: Game 19: 11/22/17 Lakers at Queens GAME THREAD

Postby Moos » Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:08 am

lakerevolution wrote:Fuck. See, this is why Luke is gonna stay under folks' microscope. No excuses.


What folks you talking about?? Fans, let them have @ it people talk a lot.
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Re: Game 19: 11/22/17 Lakers at Queens GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:22 am

lakerevolution wrote:Fuck. See, this is why Luke is gonna stay under folks' microscope. No excuses.


Luke had nothing to do with this shit performance.
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Re: Game 19: 11/22/17 Lakers at Queens GAME THREAD

Postby Nycitylaker » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:30 am

Meh. (ball)Sactown played over their talent level as teams tend to do against our Lakeshow. It's not enough they want to audition to be part of the next dynasty. Now some of these kids want to show they're better than Sleepy 'Zo. I say trust the process as in Cheesesteak City and be patient. I focus on Zo, Ingraham, Randall, Kuuuuz, Clarkson et al. Building blocks as it were. Wins are important for confidence no doubt but actual growth is key.
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Re: Game 19: 11/22/17 Lakers at Queens GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:43 pm

Nycitylaker wrote:Meh. (ball)Sactown played over their talent level as teams tend to do against our Lakeshow. It's not enough they want to audition to be part of the next dynasty. Now some of these kids want to show they're better than Sleepy 'Zo. I say trust the process as in Cheesesteak City and be patient. I focus on Zo, Ingraham, Randall, Kuuuuz, Clarkson et al. Building blocks as it were. Wins are important for confidence no doubt but actual growth is key.


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Re: Game 19: 11/22/17 Lakers at Queens GAME THREAD

Postby lakerevolution » Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:31 pm

Moos wrote:
lakerevolution wrote:Fuck. See, this is why Luke is gonna stay under folks' microscope. No excuses.


What folks you talking about?? Fans, let them have @ it people talk a lot.


KobeMVP888 wrote:Luke had nothing to do with this shit performance.


A head coach is always responsible for his team's performance. Against the Bulls for 3+ quarters, against the Kings . . the squad's energy, attention and execution is a direct result of the coaching staff. Any team worth making the playoffs needs a fiery, driven and consistent sideline leader and mentor - especially with so many young players. Luke is young. His stewardship of the Warriors may have been fool's gold, and the pressure of being a Laker head coach is certainly a huge part of the challenge to resurrect this franchise. He has a plethora of seasoned NBAers around him, so I don't worry about his endurance -- but as a common fan I will expect him to be the man who gets this team playing consistently well.
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