Game 22: 12/04/19 Lakers at Jazz GAME THREAD

Game 22: 12/04/19 Lakers at Jazz GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:30 am

(18-3) LAKERS AT JAZZ (12-9)

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 6:00 PM PDT
Vivint Smart Home Arena • Salt Lake City, UT

Referees: Scott Foster (#48), Derrick Collins (#11), Jacyn Goble (#68)

Replay Center: Marc Davis, Lauren Holtkamp, Brett Nansel, Brett Nansel, Justin Van Duyne

Line: Jazz -2.5

National TV: NBA TV
Local TV: Spectrum SportsNet

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GAME PREVIEW: LAKERS AT JAZZ


by NBA.com

One night after winning at Denver, the Los Angeles Lakers will find themselves in another building that poses its own high-level challenges when they meet the Utah Jazz on Wednesday in Salt Lake City.

The Lakers will take an 18-3 overall record to Utah, where the Jazz have fashioned an 8-1 mark, including victories over the Los Angeles Clippers and the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Lakers have won each of their past nine road games. Their lone "road" defeat came against the Los Angeles Clippers in the season opener, and that hardly counts as an away game since the teams share a building.

The bigger challenge for Wednesday is the struggle the Lakers went through just to defeat the Nuggets 105-96. They relinquished a double-digit halftime lead in the early moments of the second half before finally holding off Denver the rest of the way.

Los Angeles was coming off a 114-100 home defeat to the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.

"Our whole thing is that we don't want to lose two in a row ever," said Lakers forward Anthony Davis, who matched LeBron James with 25 points against the Nuggets. "You want to make sure that we correct everything that we did poorly against (the Mavericks), especially rebounding."

Davis contributed greatly Tuesday despite an illness that led him to receive intravenous fluids at halftime. His status for Wednesday was unclear.

Dallas had a 51-45 rebounding advantage on the Lakers on Sunday, while Los Angeles turned that around with a 56-35 edge against the Nuggets on Tuesday. It was a season high in rebounds for the Lakers.

Just how much energy the Lakers will have left on Wednesday is the question. They played Denver at 5,280 feet, while Salt Lake City is only slightly lower at 4,226 feet.

Davis and James not only scored the same amount of points Tuesday, but they each played 37 minutes. Nobody else on the team played more than 32.

Perhaps the Lakers can look to Kyle Kuzma for a breakout game on Wednesday, not only because he is a spry 24-year old but also because he played his college basketball at Utah. Kuzma, though, has struggled to fit in on offense, scoring just 7.5 points per game over an eight-game stretch, including his six points against the Nuggets.

As good as the Jazz have been at home this season, they enter play Wednesday coming off a 1-4 road swing in which they played four games against Eastern Conference teams.

The only team the Jazz defeated on the trip was their lone Western Conference opponent, the Memphis Grizzlies. The trip concluded with a 103-94 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday in a game the Jazz trailed by 24 points in the third quarter.

"We've got to play better," Jazz head coach Quin Snyder said. "There are things we can do better, and we'll keep doing what we can do, controlling the things we can control, and we're going to improve."

Leading scorer Donovan Mitchell is averaging 24.5 points per game, but that was down to 20 per game on the trip. New point guard Mike Conley is shooting just 36.9 percent on the season and was even worse on the trip at 32.1 percent. He also left the Monday game with a hamstring injury and is day-to-day.

While the Lakers showed a dedication to rebounding on Tuesday, they now have to contend with Jazz center Rudy Gobert, who is third in the NBA at 13.7 rebounds per game.


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Re: Game 22: 12/04/19 Lakers at Jazz GAME THREAD

Postby lakerevolution » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:49 am

A steady rotational diet of JaVale, Dwight and AD plus more crisp defense from our "shooters" should hold them at bay but it's going to be a dogfight. LeBron will LeBron but we GOTTA have Rondo and Caruso hypnotizing their defense with aggressive point attacking. There is a way to beat each and every team in the NBA - hopefully Vogel, Kidd and crew will prepare the squad for victory tonight. GO LAKERS!!!
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Re: Game 22: 12/04/19 Lakers at Jazz GAME THREAD

Postby lakerevolution » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:50 pm

Our one-two punch is starting out hot - man, it's not Shaq/Kobe nor Magic/Cap, but this duo is one for the ages. Hope they can put at least 3 years together to get a ring. Green is producing as well, we're up big early.
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Re: Game 22: 12/04/19 Lakers at Jazz GAME THREAD

Postby lakerevolution » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:59 pm

If you haven't seen the opening scene from John Wick 3, Utah's Bojan Bogdonovich has a great fight scene (that ends poorly for him). "All over a fucking puppy!!!" :roflmao:
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Re: Game 22: 12/04/19 Lakers at Jazz GAME THREAD

Postby lakerevolution » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:05 pm

DEEEEFENSE!!! Holding them to under 50 in the first half. Now we just gotta not let them go off in the third. We got this!
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Re: Game 22: 12/04/19 Lakers at Jazz GAME THREAD

Postby Julius Russell » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:14 pm

Can’t believe how good this team is/can be?
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Re: Game 22: 12/04/19 Lakers at Jazz GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:46 pm

Julius Russell wrote:Can’t believe how good this team is/can be?


On a back to back night we are making Utah look like a college team. Hardly nobody in history goes to Denver than Utah on a back to back and wins. Both historically tough places to win at most years. This Lakers team is about to be 19-3 on the season. They are on pace to win 70 games if they do go on to win tonight. They play so well together which is rare for a team that has so many new players going into a season. Looking great as of now, Lakers up big 88-73.
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Re: Game 22: 12/04/19 Lakers at Jazz GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:55 pm

Dwight Howard just hit a 20 footer :roflmao: . After 3 Qtr's, Lakers lead 94-75 and a usually loud Utah crowd is very silent tonight.
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Re: Game 22: 12/04/19 Lakers at Jazz GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:05 pm

lakerevolution wrote:If you haven't seen the opening scene from John Wick 3, Utah's Bojan Bogdonovich has a great fight scene (that ends poorly for him). "All over a fucking puppy!!!" :roflmao:


John Wick cheated, he used a book as a weapon :waaaaa:
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Re: Game 22: 12/04/19 Lakers at Jazz GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:07 pm

LeBron's night is over, he ends with 20 Points and 12 Assists - that was Magic's typical night. Lakers coasting 105-84 here in the 4th. This is fun to watch folks.
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Re: Game 22: 12/04/19 Lakers at Jazz GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:10 pm

Dwight Howard just hit a 3, this shit is just too funny! "lol4:
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Re: Game 22: 12/04/19 Lakers at Jazz GAME THREAD

Postby lakerevolution » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:21 pm

As much as I want our 345 and bench to put up more points, the fact is we're scoring just fine because our 12345 and bench are defending the SHIT outta these fools.

I'm not going to complain. :pissedkobe: :roflmao:
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Re: Game 22: 12/04/19 Lakers at Jazz GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:23 pm

Like WOW!
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Re: Game 22: 12/04/19 Lakers at Jazz GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:27 pm

It's still way early in the season but this might be our best team since we 3Peated in 2002 when we had Shaq, Kobe, Horry, and Fish.
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Re: Game 22: 12/04/19 Lakers at Jazz GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:31 pm

19-3 on the season Brethren! Yes 19-3. That is an amazing start to the season. We could play .500 the rest of the season and still end up 49-33 :waaaaa: . That is how great this is.
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