Game 6: 10/27/18 Lakers at Spurs GAME THREAD

Game 6: 10/27/18 Lakers at Spurs GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:53 am

(2-3) LAKERS at SPURS (2-2)

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 5:30 PM PDT
AT&T Center • San Antonio, TX

Referees: James Capers (#19), Gediminas Petraitis (#50), JB DeRosa (#62)

Replay Center: Mike Callahan, Sean Corbin, Jason Goldenberg, Kevin Scott

Line: Lakers -1

Local TV: Spectrum SportsNet


by NBA.COM

Expect fireworks -- just not as bright and gaudy as those from six nights before -- when the new-look San Antonio Spurs host the LeBron James-led Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.

The two teams played in Los Angeles on Sunday and were dance partners in a 143-142, double-overtime win for the Spurs in what is being touted as one of the top games in the early NBA campaign.

Since that game, the Lakers (2-3) have won their first two contests of the year and looked explosive in doing so. Los Angeles rolled to a 128-111 win over Denver on Thursday behind James' first triple double (28 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists) as a member of the Lakers. It was the 74th triple-double of James' career.

The Lakers used a 15-2 fourth-quarter rally to net the win.

"The first couple of games, when we fell behind, we stayed behind," James said after the win against Denver. "Tonight when we fell behind, we learned from our mistakes, and that's one of the most important things in life."

After starting the season with down-to-the-wire defeats to three playoff contenders (including the Spurs), the Lakers got their first win of the year against an overmatched and shorthanded Phoenix team on Wednesday. On Thursday, with little rest, they found a way to continue that momentum and hand the Nuggets their first loss of the season.

"I thought if we didn't get this win tonight, they'd take us off nationally televised games," James quipped.

As if.

Meanwhile, things are not as rosy in the Alamo City. The Spurs showed they have a lot of work to do in getting used to each other after producing a real stinker in a 116-96 loss at home to Indiana on Wednesday that dropped San Antonio to 2-2 on the season.

DeMar DeRozan led the Spurs with 18 points in the loss while LaMarcus Aldridge (15 points, 13 rebounds) and Rudy Gay (11 points, 10 rebounds) had double-doubles for San Antonio. Marco Belinelli added 16 and Bryn Forbes hit for 15 points for the Spurs.

Indiana outshot the Spurs 52.9 percent to 40.2 percent in the win, and the Pacers canned 17 of their 32 shots from beyond the arc.

It's rare that San Antonio struggles on defense as much as it has in the early going -- to wit the 142 points surrendered at Los Angeles last Sunday and the Pacers' success from the floor on Wednesday. But that challenge could have been expected from a team that has eight new players in the roster this year.

"It's a new group, so it will take time to build chemistry and to instill the new principles that we have here defensively," Aldridge told the San Antonio Express-News after practice on Thursday. "It's going to be a process and we all have to lock in on it and focus on it to get better.

"There are no excuses -- we have to be better. But it's teaching guys the new ways, and guys who have been here have to take ownership in trying to make sure guys are in the right spots."

Sunday's win allowed the Spurs to break a four-game losing streak to Los Angeles that included a sweep by the Lakers last season.

The Spurs and Lakers have the two best overall winning percentages in NBA history, and San Antonio owns an 87-81 overall edge on the Lakers, including a 51-33 advantage in games played in the Alamo City.


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Re: Game 6: 10/27/18 Lakers at Spurs GAME THREAD

Postby lakerevolution » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:40 pm

Ken, the pre-game posts are GREAT -- thank you so much for doing them and keeping our little Jedi Knight Fellowship alive. Or maybe it's more like the Fellowship of the Ring like Frodo, Sam and Gandalf (aka Kenny, Mike and Nuggs :waaaaa: ), since the journey to get the Ring back has been treacherous and filled with evil magic. Since we're in Alamo cowboy country playing the Horse Abusers, I could compare it to my favorite Western movie of all time, Magnificent Seven. LeBron as Yul Brenner, Lonzo has to be Steve McQueen, and you can pencil in Kuzma as Chico, Lance as Lee Marvin and maybe Javale as Charles Bronson aka "Bernardo".

Ok rant over. Go Lakers. Along with Utah and Denver, San Antonio is a team we will be gauged against for those 6-7-8 playoff seeds.
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Re: Game 6: 10/27/18 Lakers at Spurs GAME THREAD

Postby lakerevolution » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:23 pm

Wow, no activity in here. That weirdness in the paint with 10 seconds left is puzzling. Why? We held them to low 100s but didn't score more. This is where we have to start getting much more serious and skilled at denying buckets. For 6 years we've been an easy get, I'm tired of it - we ain't the Cavaliers.
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Re: Game 6: 10/27/18 Lakers at Spurs GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:41 am

lakerevolution wrote:Wow, no activity in here. That weirdness in the paint with 10 seconds left is puzzling. Why? We held them to low 100s but didn't score more. This is where we have to start getting much more serious and skilled at denying buckets. For 6 years we've been an easy get, I'm tired of it - we ain't the Cavaliers.


Yeah I am just now waking up, when we have games on Friday night and Saturday night I am pretty screwed from watching them and Posting because I have to be at work at 5am on Sat and Sun mornings which is now a little over an hour away. I see where we lost 110-106, I just seen the highlights. We had our chances.
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Re: Game 6: 10/27/18 Lakers at Spurs GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:18 am

I'm away this weekend golfing in Palm Desert for our 30th annual gathering, brethren, so all I caught was the second half of the Nuggets game and completely missed last night's game. Out of 8 of us, exactly one of us (me) gives a rat's ass about the NBA, never mind the Lakers, so I chose camaraderie and the World Series, which everyone loves, over the Lakers. I'll watch some of yesterday's game when I get back.
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Re: Game 6: 10/27/18 Lakers at Spurs GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:35 am

KobeMVP888 wrote:I'm away this weekend golfing in Palm Desert for our 30th annual gathering, brethren, so all I caught was the second half of the Nuggets game and completely missed last night's game. Out of 8 of us, exactly one of us (me) gives a rat's ass about the NBA, never mind the Lakers, so I chose camaraderie and the World Series, which everyone loves, over the Lakers. I'll watch some of yesterday's game when I get back.


That's well put Kenny :roflmao:. IMO Baseball is the best sport going right now. It sucks the Dodgers are probably going to lose but there is nothing like Baseball Playoffs. As a longtime fan of the Lakers, Colts, and Cubs, I put the Cubs winning the WS in 2016 right up there with any Laker Championship won and pretty even with my Colts winning it all with Peyton in 2006. 1985 is probably my absolute favorite Lakers Championship because we finally beat Boston. After the way I felt in 1984 getting teased at school, that was very gratifying to get fucking revenge on BIrd. I was so happy for Magic and the Lakers franchise.
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