Game 41: 01/15/20 Magic at Lakers GAME THREAD

Game 41: 01/15/20 Magic at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:34 am

(19-21) MAGIC AT LAKERS (33-7)

Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 7:30 PM PDT
Staples Center • Los Angeles, CA

Referees: Kevin Scott (#24), Scott Twardoski (#52), Justin Van Duyne (#64)

Replay Center: Ashley Moyer-Gleich, Ashley Moyer-Gleich, Derek Richardson, Michael Smith, Jonathan Sterling

Line: Lakers -9.5

National TV: NBA League Pass only
Local TV: Spectrum SportsNet

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GAME PREVIEW: MAGIC AT LAKERS


by NBA.com

Despite missing six-time All-Star Anthony Davis for the previous three games, the Los Angeles Lakers remain one of the NBA's hottest teams. The Western Conference leaders will attempt to extend their nine-game winning streak when they host the Orlando Magic on Wednesday.

Davis, who isn't expected to play against the Magic, has been out with a bruised tailbone since crashing to the court during the team's Jan. 7 win over the New York Knicks. However, the Lakers haven't missed a beat without him, crushing the Cleveland Cavaliers 128-99 on Monday. The win followed an unbeaten two-game road trip with back-to-back wins over the Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder over the weekend, each by 15 points.

Los Angeles' nine-game run is one short of tying its season-high of 10 straight victories and it's the fourth time this season the Lakers have won at least seven in a row.

LeBron James, who sat out the Oklahoma City contest with a chest cold before returning against Cleveland, praised his teammates for stepping up. He was particularly impressed with how they performed against the Thunder without him, Davis and Danny Green.

"They took full advantage of the opportunity, went into a building that is very hard to play, a team that is playing some exceptional basketball, especially at home in OKC, and they went out and pretty much controlled the whole game," James told reporters after scoring 31 points on 12-of-16 shooting with eight assists after the rout of the Cavaliers. "It's great to know that those guys stay ready. That's just our team. No matter what, they stay ready and they're always ready when their name is called, their number is called."

A group defensive effort allowed the Lakers to wipe out a one-point halftime deficit and blow past the Cavaliers 81-51 in the second half.

"Defensively, we got stops and we had great pace," James said. "Even when they scored, we just got the ball out. Having to continue to play with great pace allows us to get into our offense and not go against the shot clock. So, we're playing with a lot of balance, and we were able to connect on some field goals."

Forward Kyle Kuzma, the subject of trade rumors, is averaging 24.3 points over the last three games, including a season-high 36 against the Thunder. Dwight Howard, who finished with 21 points (including his third 3-pointer of the season) and 15 rebounds in 25 minutes against the Cavaliers, averaged 14.3 points and 11.7 rebounds off the bench in those same three games.

Aaron Gordon's three-point play with 1.1 seconds remaining lifted the Magic to a 114-112 decision over the host Sacramento Kings on Monday. Nikola Vucevic scored 26 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and blocked three shots for the Magic, who have won three of their last four.

"It wasn't obviously a perfect game," said Vucevic, according to the Orlando Sentinel. "There were a lot of things we could've done better but at the end of the day a win is a win and you'll take it."

Evan Fournier had 25 points, while Gordon added 19 points and nine rebounds. Markelle Fultz chipped in 16 points.


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Re: Game 41: 01/15/20 Magic at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby lakerevolution » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:53 am

Nobody can beat us 4 out of 7 as curremtly constructed and operating. If Dwight is perfecting his 3-point shot and continuing to play at a double-double and DPOY pace, we are the only team in the league that can neutralize Giannis.

I wonder if Earvin feels that his presence was stifling things in Lakertown. Since his departure, things have gone from unsure to brilliant and we're not hearing of any issues, conflicts or disputes among players, staff or front office. It's like a warm, fuzzy blanket around us through these winter days.

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Re: Game 41: 01/15/20 Magic at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:30 pm

lakerevolution wrote:Nobody can beat us 4 out of 7 as curremtly constructed and operating. If Dwight is perfecting his 3-point shot and continuing to play at a double-double and DPOY pace, we are the only team in the league that can neutralize Giannis.

I wonder if Earvin feels that his presence was stifling things in Lakertown. Since his departure, things have gone from unsure to brilliant and we're not hearing of any issues, conflicts or disputes among players, staff or front office. It's like a warm, fuzzy blanket around us through these winter days.

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Re: Game 41: 01/15/20 Magic at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby Nycitylaker » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:21 pm

Down 20 got it down to 4
Down 21 got it down to 1
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Re: Game 41: 01/15/20 Magic at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby Nycitylaker » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:56 pm

Kuz :pullhair:
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Re: Game 41: 01/15/20 Magic at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:24 am

Nycitylaker wrote:Kuz :pullhair:


No AD, bad Kuz, tired LeBron, rejuvenated Markelle Fultz and voila!

HAVAING SAID THAT, this is great stuff from our end of the benchers! Man were Troy Daniels and Quinn Cook awesome last night! Dudz is consistently fun to watch, too, and KCP was solid once again. Also, while Dwight was eating a bunch of glass last night, his performance was reminiscent of Kwame Brown. If the GOAT didn't go out with what hopefully will be a short lived injury, we win this one. Great effort in a loss!
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