G07 LAL @ MEM Game Thread+Chat

Lakers is short-handed again with the absence of Wayne Ellington whose father was killed on Sunday.

Not many will expect Lakers to steal a win from the might Grizzlies (6-1) but here’s hoping for Lin to run the offense well and Lakers to perform well on defense to have a chance to steal the game.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Wayne Ellington’s family who suffered this terrible tragedy.


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  • blubell

    I should be working right now but…. 1st!

  • Good job, BluBellHawk!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    lol Good on u. I clicked on the thread and brought me around jlinportal world. Didn’t know what happened. Anyway. Good to be able to find it back to the right thread:-)

  • Barry Allen

    Let’s go Lin. Great game last time!

    Stay aggressive through the game Jeremy!

  • joyce ward
  • JLin has that determined “Look”
    Watch out, Grizzlies! That’s all I’m gonna say.

    https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/532329355637047296

  • Jedi

    6th…I have lost my touch…

  • Michael

    One quick shower and this happens. One of these days I’m going to setup a console in the bathroom.

  • Jedi

    I actually don’t mind Price. He’s a hard working and active player, although a bit of a jacker. But as long as he doesn’t freeze out Lin, I’m good with him.

  • Nitron

    Lets go LAL. Get the 2nd win

  • Jedi

    Hah Michael…you’re 7th. I was 6th. Yes I counted… ;-P

  • real-dsb

    Greetings from 30,000 ft! =)

  • Michael

    Indeed. Trouble in the force?

  • Michael

    What? Explain XD.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    R u up in the air?

  • Jedi

    Yeah…I had great disturbances at work.
    Believe it or not…wasn’t even aware the game was starting at 5pm PST…until 10 minutes ago.

  • John Lee

    @brentyen:disqus grabbing a steak and not watching game, @real_dsb:disqus at 30,000 ft, now we just gotta make you go to sleep, and perhaps tell @Maknusia to stay away, and we have the same situation as last win. 🙂

  • Jedi

    What??
    SO RICH!

  • John Lee

    Getting ready for that proverbial hydrant! I think Kobe’s actual backing (instead of lip service) during last game gave him good confidence.

  • Jedi

    Great pic!

  • John Lee

    Just get a tablet and a shelf. 🙂

  • real-dsb

    Lakers have a 1-game winning streak going.

  • Samuel

    Go Lin !!
    24 / 8 tonight !!

  • Alaingrvis

    streak meaning more then one

  • Samuel

    Lin has a 2-game good game streak going..

  • Samuel

    good movie..

  • winner

    Lin, go get the 2nd win for the LAL tonight!! I’am not greedy, but 18/7 will be good enuff .

  • Barry Allen

    I’m greedy! 20+ points! 🙂

  • blubell

    Shoo troll shooo. Sleep!

  • Drizzt

    Gooo Lin…get us that 2nd win!!

  • Drizzt

    More Lin/Davis pairing would be even better!

  • Drizzt

    tmi tmi tmi…lol

  • dons

    After Lin’s last game, 24/8 is well within the range of the possible, regardless of players on the court — particularly as Kobe defers and allow Lin to participate fully. Kobe needs to save his body, and take the setups for easy, open shots — and not try to make every shot look spectacular. Save the highlight reel.

  • John Lee

    If given the same amount of PT and degree of freedom as any other starting PG in the league, 22/8 on AVERAGE is not out of the question for Lin.

  • Barry Allen

    Good defense on Conley by Jeremy

  • Barry Allen

    Nice drive Jeremy!

  • BuzzerBeater

    ok y’all, let’s do this!

  • John Lee

    Keep Conley scoreless…AGAIN!

  • Barry Allen

    Conley 0-3 now

  • orLinaryjoe

    bogos foul

  • Drizzt

    Ya, the pro Mem announcers couldn’t even defend that one. smh

  • orLinaryjoe

    lakers lead!

  • 7iger

    LOL wes trip and Lin got the foul

  • 7iger

    OMG Hil

  • Barry Allen

    Conley made a tough shot. Still good D.

  • Barry Allen

    bleh point blank misses after a nice pass by Lin

  • JAD2456

    So far Lin is playing really good defense.

  • John Lee

    Attaboy! LOL

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Condolences to Wayne Ellington’s family.

  • John Lee

    I’ll settle for Conley low scoring and bad FG% instead of scoreless. 🙂

  • CaliUSMC

    LIN-NING

  • Drizzt

    Why does Scott take Lin out so early every time? He’s not the problem!!

  • Pete Roces

    why did Lin trying to force his way in most of the time? can he take a mid range jumper? see what conley is doing…

  • Pete Roces

    coz he thinks price is better than Lin

  • real-dsb

    I don’t feel 8 mins is too early. 8 mins/qtr means 32 mins in a game.

  • Barry Allen

    Nah, it’s the usual rotation. It was the same last game. But last game Lin was hot unfortunately. Byron needs to adjust when Jeremy is hot and keep him in longer.

  • Alaingrvis

    cuz it the time he took him out the last 4 games. get used to it

  • BobbyH

    Lin’s good defense took some energy hit.

  • 7iger

    Davis is the only legit big of Lakers

  • BuzzerBeater

    old habits die hard, HOU castrated Jeremy of his mid-range jumper.

    He’s shown it a bit already here and there but he’s still hesitant with it.

  • John Lee

    The problem really is Kobe playing PG and Lin relegated to SG.

  • Drizzt

    The problem is that Lin is not a hot-cold-hot-cold-hot type of player. He needs time to get into the rhythm of the team. I’m not sold on Scott because he seems to be a one way focus coach, instead of adjusting w/i the game.

  • 7iger

    Tony Allen killing the Lakers.

  • Barry Allen

    Boozer trying to be aggressive early.

  • Barry Allen

    Who’s guarding him?

  • Barry Allen

    How is Tony Allen getting rebounds, The bigs are not boxing out properly.

    Tony Allen is 6’4″ and he’s got 6 rebounds. 4 offensive rebounds.

  • 7iger

    not sure, most likely Kobe or Wes

  • Drizzt

    You get used to it. Just because something is done before doesn’t mean it needs to be repeated…especially when it doesn’t work. duh

  • Pete Roces

    right on, scott still not convince that Lin can carry the team, if only MDA is the coach, Lin will explode intantly.

  • BuzzerBeater

    Just down 4, very much within striking distance.
    Hoping Jeremy busts out the mid-range jumper and not force things inside vs Gasol&Zbo

  • Alaingrvis

    on rebounds

  • John Lee

    Not a bad 1Q, but if Lin had the ball the Lakers should be leading. Kobe taking inefficient shots again.

  • Drizzt

    Well, that’s fine, but don’t shoot out some bs about Lin not being ‘aggressive & playing his game’ when it’s becoming obvious that Scott sn’t sold himself. smh

  • 7iger

    4 off reb for him already

  • John Lee

    Still think BS has secret crush on Price, how many times has he started 2Q with Price already?

  • LW

    Lakers actually looking good so far!

  • Drizzt

    Yup, Scott is determined to lose w/’his’ lineup. This group is a sloppy mess.

  • CaliUSMC

    uDRIH killing Price

  • John Lee

    Yeah BS, your boy has gotten same PT as starting PG now. Put Lin back in before the game’s out of reach.

  • Drizzt

    I’m sorry, but the Lakers are going nowhere w/this coach.

  • Pete Roces

    Lin will only flourish in Spur’s system under Pops, nowhere else.

  • BuzzerBeater

    Ronnie doing well offensively but there’s no reason Udrih should be scoring like this.
    The bench was doing well for a bit there 🙁

  • 7iger

    Lin out first then Kobe will be back in before Lin that is the usual sub.

  • orLinaryjoe

    That’s bumkiss.

  • John Lee

    In Lin’s five-year NBA tenure, he’s only had ONE decent coach in D’Antoni for HALF a season.

  • BuzzerBeater

    Michael “Udrih” Jordan going off, smh.

  • 7iger

    hope BS prove me wrong

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes and he won’t be in until around 6m

  • Barry Allen

    10 point lead. They need to plug the haemorrhage. Get Jeremy in.

  • John Lee

    BS seems determined to get HIS with Price after Lin outshined everyone last game. Price now has more PT than Lin.

  • Alaingrvis

    price playing terrible

  • Drizzt

    Yup, don’t want to change what’s not working. It might require some thinking.

  • 7iger

    Kobe and Lin in so no Lin without Kobe again.

  • Alaingrvis

    every game lin goes to the bench y’all say this

  • CaliUSMC

    How was that a foul.

  • cali7

    2 phantom fouls on lin

  • Drizzt

    It was Lin…enuf said. smh

  • 7iger

    of course with the same pattern that don’t make sense.

  • Drizzt

    Nope, got to stick w/the same rotation. Stick w/what we know and not what works. : P

  • CaliUSMC

    It was late too..

  • 7iger

    I guess BS likes to play chase after game.

  • Drizzt

    Where have you seen this bfo….hmmm…team not to be named?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Another fact of BS, JLin isn’t allowed to play without Kobe in.

  • Barry Allen

    Good drive by Lin. Keep attacking Conley, he can’t guard you.

  • 7iger

    Yes, that is the pattern

  • CaliUSMC

    Lin playing excellent D on Conley.

  • Drizzt

    There shall be no outshining THE star!!

  • cali7

    No bench player for the Grizzles has scored in double digits until this game. Udrich is 5/5 FGM/A.

  • BuzzerBeater

    Yay Boozer taken out on foul trouble, only way Ed Davis gets to play with the 1st unit (as it should be)

  • Drizzt

    Thanks to the defensive specialist Price?

  • Barry Allen

    Ed gives Lin a screen right away.

  • 7iger

    Couldn’t take off his shoes fast enuff (meant to reply to the other post)

  • cali7

    Boozer needs to stop pushing players and getting foul calls. Then again, if Davis can come in, I’m more than happy with that

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Very disturbing to watch.

  • CaliUSMC

    Lin keeps getting the ball knocked away everytime he drives. He needs to shoot mid-range

  • Pete Roces

    see those picks set up for conley. Scott should set multiple picks for Lin, let Lin penetrate or PnR, so simple a system but he can’t devise it, I don’t understand…

  • cali7

    It appears so. I’m surprised that Price couldn’t defend Udrich better.

  • BuzzerBeater

    He’s so reluctant to using it, i dont understand it.
    If he was horrible at them, I’d get it but he’s not.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    He just doesn’t want JLin to shine. That’s why I don’t like him as a coach at all.

  • Pete Roces

    refs is swallowing whistle and will never call a foul as per order of NBA !

  • Pete Roces

    just like Mchale?!

  • 7iger

    price couldn’t take off his shoes fast enuff

  • Alaingrvis

    it happened once this game once the other game relax

  • BuzzerBeater

    that’s where the player needs to adjust, and Jeremy should rely on a jumper instead, which we know he has.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes but he is much more subtle and more media savvy. Otherwise under the same category.

  • Drizzt

    I haven’t seen any offensive/defensive plays worth talking about yet. Still looking for what Scott keeps trying to sell.

  • Pete Roces

    poor Lin…and Lin fans

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    He hasn’t proved me wrong thus far. JLin is still on his own in a sense.

  • Barry Allen

    Lin playing in rhythm right now.

  • Drizzt

    Finally…Lin/Davis connect!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Grizz playing VERY PHYSICAL against J

  • Drizzt

    He’s getting in the flow, so hope he starts taking control & shoot the team to get ahead.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Because he doesn’t get called and they can get away from it but continues to receive fathom call on him. Those refs!

  • cali7

    18 Memphis vs 4 Lakers FTs

  • IsabeliJane*17

    He’s getting the whistles actually. What is questionable is him being whistled.

  • cali7

    Only Lin and Kobe have FTs

  • bolero

    Good D and offense..Good job so far.

  • 7iger

    “Home court” advantage.

  • CaliUSMC

    36-13 run in 3rd quarter.

  • Drizzt

    Ok, the first half wasn’t great, but we know Lin shows up big in the 2nd. This team is definitely beatable. Let’s go Lin…Lakers!!

  • Alaingrvis

    they don’t need that grip are slow and low scoring if lin or kobe goes off it will be the game

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Finally toward the end of 2nd qtr.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Lin’s gotta take a couple of 3 attempts

  • Bearness

    Weird first half. Lakers sloppy, but keeping it close. Griz D not as good as it normally is. Lakers D better than it normally is.

  • BuzzerBeater

    Lakers slowly and painfully chipping away at the lead!
    Only down 4 to the top seed in the WEST on the road, cant ask for more at the half.

    They got 18 FTs to Laker’s 6. Usually refs balance it out in the 2nd half to cover their incompetence.

  • orLinaryjoe

    FGA Kobe 11 Lin 2

  • Barry Allen

    Kobe 4-11

  • cali7

    It seems that Lin has called plays also. Like he told Davis and Davis told Hill to move to the side in one play soon after Davis checked.

  • BuzzerBeater

    I just need Jeremy to shoot more. 2 FGA is just not enough.
    All I want for Christmas is for Jeremy to bring back his mid-range jumper.

  • Drizzt

    Agree…I’m more confident now that this game can be won. Lin / Bryant needs to show up for the 2nd half to score.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Lin 1-2. Better % bight side

  • Bearness

    I was shocked when they showed Lin’s stats Home vs Away. I know everyone like home better, but wow that’s a huge difference!

  • Halftime LAL trailed 52-56
    Lakers looked really good with starters + Davis replacing Boozer.
    – Many chances of fast-breaks for easy points
    – fewer offensive rebounds for the Grizz with Davis patroling the paint

    Lakers can steal this game if Davis gets a lot of PT in the 4th quarter to close the game

  • cali7

    Lin seemed to be passing more in the first quarter. Yes, more FGA though.

  • Pete Roces

    no picks for him and after he passes off ball seldom returns to him just like in Houston.

  • Bearness

    Yeah need a lot more picks for Lin. Lin being aggressive is great, but it’s still a team game. BS needs to set better plays to put Lin in position to succeed.

  • cali7

    Let’s hope so. Need Davis to help prevent those offensive rebounds.

  • Drizzt

    You know, that seems to be Lin’s pattern. Like Bryant said, he takes over if the other players don’t show up ( not sure if I truly believe that ), but I think that’s how Lin plays. He gives other team members a chance to get involved and do their thing. Then when the game gets too close to the end w/a loss, he does what needs to be done. I’m thinking that’s why he’s so clutch.

  • CaliUSMC

    I’m more than relaxed. It happened twice.

  • JW

    so how many does kobe need to miss to pass the next guy on the list?

  • Bearness

    They need to compensate for that ridiculous phantom foul on Lin.

  • joyce ward

    I think someone posted earlier 26 shots.

  • Alaingrvis

    he has never had a big issue before so i just think the early figuring it out games was away so its bias data will balance out as the season goes on.

  • Alaingrvis

    the lakers look like a playoff team to me. kobe is better then i thought he would be. gettting young back will bolster our second unit so price aint out there getting worked by udrich

  • Alaingrvis

    he has passed today . he will get atlas 21 shots a game get over it. lin will take 13 or so. rather it him then boozer. lin doesn’t shoot a lot unless he is hot

  • cali7

    Agree. Sometimes I just want him to shoot those jumpers but he passes. No matter as long as he makes more FGA

  • Pete Roces

    Kobe just needs to trust Lin more. Scott just needs to setup multiple picks for Lin. Davis needs to start or play with LIn more often. Big just needs to hustle more in defense, if only then LA will be formidable and reach playoff hopefully.

  • cheapjing

    to be fair, he was missing open shots instead of shooting over three defenders.

  • JW

    udrih, griz’s bench PG is 5-5. guess price not doing his defensive assignment?

  • Bearness

    I am so sick of watching Ln hand off the ball to Hill, but Hill NEVER gives it back as Lin curls around him. He just lifts the ball above his head and holds it until Lin goes by and passes to someone else. Meanwhile, if Kobe does same thing, Hill gives it back to him. If it’s once in a while, that’s fine. But, Hill does this every single time. I feel like Hill is still semi-freezing Lin. Of course, most ironic part is that Lin has been feeding him for easy open jumpers and making Hill look like an All-Star.

  • CaliUSMC

    Nice Drive by Lin.

  • cheapjing

    it looks so easy for him

  • Barry Allen

    Great scoop! Nice ball protection.

  • Drizzt

    I agree, w/the right mix of players and the Lakers playing as a team, they have a good chance for the playoffs. Maybe just more time to gel, as Lin has said.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Lin better shoot some more. Not going to get toasty if he doesn’t shoot. Kobe 4-13 already. Getta keep up.

  • Barry Allen

    Yeah, Hill doesn’t seem to give the ball back to Lin. He looks him off and passes to Kobe.

    Meanwhile, Lin has given some nice feeds to Hill.

  • BuzzerBeater

    Jeremy shot a jumper! It was a miss but I love it when he just shoots it without overthinking lol
    It still got Boozer 2 FTs 😛

  • Tremendous smart play between Lin-Hill-Lin for the easy layup!

  • Bearness

    Hill heard me complaining he doesn’t pass to Lin. ^_^

  • Barry Allen

    Finally, good give and go between Lin and Hill.

  • Dorothy

    lol

  • BuzzerBeater

    lol Boozer to the bench early.
    Even Coach Scott couldnt leave him in there after that awful defense on Zbo.

  • cali7

    Need to watch Kobe’s minutes since it’s a B2B. One thinks

  • Drizzt

    Come on Bryant, play w/i the team! You need a win more than your stats…ooph.

  • 7iger

    Don’t think BS care or can say much

  • 7iger

    Kobe show, it seen.

  • real-dsb

    Hill heard you

  • cali7

    Conley sold that foul

  • cali7

    Lin sitting. Kobe still in. Reverting back to bad habits here.

  • Drizzt

    Great move Scott…keep in those that are getting you nowhere & take out the difference maker. smh

  • 7iger

    Doesn’t it seen that they try to avoid Lin+Davis as much as possible?

  • cheapjing

    the lead is growing

  • Drizzt

    It may work & we can’t have that or people will start demanding a change that isn’t in Scott’s plans.

  • cali7

    Price can’t keep up with Conley and is getting caught up in screens.

  • 7iger

    Sorry Webttorny, Kobe already 19 shots and still a whole quarter to go.

  • Bearness

    In his defense, they set up crazy screens for Conley. If Lakers did half of that for Lin, he would have a career game.

  • Alaingrvis

    taking lin out was a mistake. price is getting worked out there. I’m guessing lin will start the fourth with the bench. hope the trade off works

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    BS: Keep JLin out when Kobe is out; keep JLin out as soon as Davis is in. That’s the formula of winning game.

  • BobbyH

    Why every opposing teams set better screens than Lakers? The 5 points play was ugly. Lin got screened with 2 walls there.

  • Drizzt

    Insanity = Scott: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. ( Albert Einstein )

  • 7iger

    He probably won’t come in till 8 minutes left.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    You are asking too much for BS. He doesn’t want JLin to shine no matter what he says in public. His action speaks volumn.

  • Bearness

    It hasn’t failed him yet. Just look at Lakers record. Oh wait a minute…..

  • cali7

    I agree because Lin got caught on a screen too, but conley was getting into a rhythm now that Price is there

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Agree. Probably around 6-7 minutes unless BS proves me wrong this time.

  • cali7

    Almost seems like BS sat Lin because of that play b/c Lin got caught behind the screens

  • Drizzt

    Don’t hold your breath Melody.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Nop. Not holding my breath for this BS/Lakers. Still don’t buy in with him.

  • cali7

    Kobe has already played 30 minutes on a B2B. WTH. Need Lin to make 3s with Johnson. Lin hasnt even attempted one

  • real-dsb

    3q0m nice job Hill with the rebound and putback

  • TTNN

    that’s a nice one, Hill

  • 7iger

    Kobe is a hard worker he likes to get hard shots instead of easy shot.

  • cali7

    There was quite a bit of Kobe iso in the third. As a result, the third quarter of last game could never have happened.

  • real-dsb

    after 3q, Lin has 9 pts, 3-5 fg, 0-0 3pt, 3-4 ft, 1 reb, 3 ast, 1 to, 2 pf, -5.

    Lakers down by 8, 75-83. Let’s see what Lin can do in the 4th! Hopefully Byron puts him in early in the 4th

  • real-dsb

    lol, hardest worker on the Lakers

  • Bearness

    Offensive rebounds from Laker bigs are keeping them in the game. I hope Lin can push the pace a bit in 4th quarter and go for the win.

  • JW

    don’t see they letting Lin controlling the game like last game

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLin only has 5 shots in game.

  • 7iger

    He prove us wrong.

  • JAD2456

    Lin is back! Go Lin! Win the game without BS’s BS rotation.

  • real-dsb

    4q12m all right, Lin starting the 4th. score is 75-83

  • 7iger

    happy to be wrong bout when Lin coming back in

  • Bearness

    I hope he leaves him in for entire 4th.

  • Drizzt

    Working hard when you don’t have to, to get the same or better results, is not smart but….

  • real-dsb

    4q10m Lin colded blooded 3!

  • Lin drained a 3!!

  • real-dsb

    lineup to start the 4th: Davis, Boozer, Wes, Lin, Price

  • Drizzt

    Come on Lin…do your thing despite the coach’s bs!

  • real-dsb

    4q10m Lin with a questionable shot selection. long 2 early in the clock

  • real-dsb

    4q8m wes lost his hot touch

  • real-dsb

    4q8m Price with bad pass, Conley takes it all the way

  • CaliUSMC

    Hill – 4/14. Bryant 7/19….

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Not sure I like Price to be the pg and JLin is sg.

  • Pete Roces

    Its all wrong to let Price be the PG, Lin will not be effective when he is not handling the ball.

  • JW

    a couple of Hill’s shot was not his standard set shot

  • Pete Roces

    Another loss for LA!

  • Alaingrvis

    defense rotation breaking down. also price playing like hot garbage today as well as hill. wes with a couple of ridiculous shots

  • Alaingrvis

    pnr defense rears its ugly head

  • Booz didn’t pass to a wide-open Lin at 3ptline

  • real-dsb

    Kobe just broke the record for most missed FGs in NBA history.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Big loss coming up if this continues.

  • Lin didn’t make the 3 but good to see him take an open shot!
    Keep shooting, Lin!

  • webattorney

    It will be 1-7 right? Don’t see significant improvement in coaching or jelling. I think Lin will average around 8 fga per game.

  • Drizzt

    I’m afraid so. It was so winnable until Scott tried to coach. This loss is on him.

  • Bearness

    Yep. I hope Lin will just start shooting and pad his stats in garbage time.

  • Alaingrvis

    bench biggest issue is defense they messed us up today. let the grid of all slow and low scoring teams get hot. their bench was the worst before the saw our bench defense.

  • real-dsb

    4q5m Lin was going to have a fastbreak layup, but ZBo fouled Hill on purpose.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Yeah.Yeah. Yeah. 1-7. You happy now?

  • real-dsb

    Lakers record? will be 1-6 after tonight

  • webattorney

    Was unsure whether it was 1-6 or 1-7. Why would I be happy about a loss? Just because I predicted that Lakers would lose a ton of games this season, I am not happy that they lost especially because they could have won this one. They just gave it away.

  • real-dsb

    4qm5 Wow, can’t believe they actually called an offensive foul on Conley against Lin. I agree, but they almost always call that on the defender.

  • Bearness

    Oops, you’re right. I meant Lakers record tomorrow night. =(

  • Yeah, DAvis IN!
    Now Lakers has a chance!

  • TTNN

    why they keep Price in?

  • real-dsb

    4q4m Davis in with Lin

  • Bearness

    Making up for phantom foul on Lin.

  • Yeah, give us some Lin-Davis!!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    You happy because you keep on insisting about your prediction.You happy because you slammed the optimists about the Lakers season.

  • real-dsb

    score at 91-101 when Davis came in

  • webattorney

    That’s because you asked me if I was happy. What’s your point?

  • Drizzt

    He’s Scotts flavor of the season…just like noPg was flavor of the season for noCoach on the nameless team.

  • 7iger

    Thanks to Boozer

  • real-dsb

    all right guys, take your frustrations out on the Grizzlies instead!

  • Pete Roces

    I can only say that LA is tanking, they are not in win now mode even when their rosters are complete. Scott’s hands are tied thats why he can’t seem to see the worthiness of Lin in almost every aspect of the game.

  • webattorney

    I didn’t start this. Read the thread and you be the judge.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    You’ve been happy slamming the optimists,about those optimistic about the Lakers’ season.

  • Finally, 8pts down with 4min left is plenty of time!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Not frustrated. just saying it as it is.

  • orLinaryjoe

    just got back. kobe 8-24? SMH

  • Drizzt

    Well, they are either tanking or Scott is incompetent. We’ll find out which after 5 or so more losses.

  • real-dsb

    4q3m sweet pass from Kobe to Hill

  • 7iger

    6pts now

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I’ll be OPTIMISTIC about this.

  • webattorney

    When did I slam anyone? I just made the prediction without cutting down anyone. You seem too sensitive that Lakers lost today.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    You’ve been doing rightly so even at the other site. Anyway enough.
    I’ll try to be OPTIMISTIC.

  • real-dsb

    4q3m too bad, that indeed was a charge by Lin.

  • webattorney

    I made a prediction, not even a hard one at that. So what’s wrong with that? Your feelings hurt? Anyway enough.

  • Bearness

    He should have stopped and popped. Houston traumatized him.

  • 7iger

    Not surprise that Kobe try to go in by himself

  • orLinaryjoe

    that’s afoul?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Nope not even close to hurt. I just don’t like people slamming optimists. If the shoes fits you, then wear it. Just saying it as it is.

  • real-dsb

    4q1m Kobe with a 3 to get Lakers within 3

  • 3pt game 100-103!

    we got a chance!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    It won’t be 1-7 at all! YES!

  • webattorney

    You just attacking the wrong person. Let your hurt go. Lakers might win this win.

  • real-dsb

    I’m okay with Lin’s aggressiveness though. 90% the defender is not set and will be called a foul. Courtney Lee made a good play

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I don’t want to hurt the prediction of 1-7 😉

  • Drizzt

    Come on Lin…bail these non-believers out again!

  • real-dsb

    for every brilliant shot Kobe makes, he misses 2 more. =(

  • orLinaryjoe

    so predictable

  • blubell

    That should have been an and 1

  • 7iger

    He doesn’t trust anyone at the end and all end up to be his show.

  • Bearness

    This game will end with Kobe missing a 3.

  • webattorney

    That was a foul on Wes. Wes got fouled there.

  • real-dsb

    Lin with only 8 FGA, 5th on the Lakers!

  • home call by the refs

  • webattorney

    Me neither.

  • 7iger

    I am not that optimistic with all Kobe show.

  • Drizzt

    That’s fine as long as Bryant can show he can do something…haven’t seen it yet. The team shouldn’t trust him at the end!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Hey it’s your prediction. Not mine. 😉

  • his 9th FGA could be pivotal here

  • blubell

    5 second violation. Lakers ball!

  • Michael

    I’m wide awake now!!! Go Linkers

  • blubell

    Look what you’ve done…

  • webattorney

    I didn’t predict 1-7, but if you say so. You are free to imagine whatever you want.

  • ok, 5pt down with 5 seconds. That’s likely a loss

  • IsabeliJane*17

    What’s Linkers?

  • blubell

    thanks to Michael…

  • real-dsb

    5 pt play? =p

  • Michael

    Lin and Lakers

  • 7iger

    He just play a predictable game at the end

  • I want to see Lin take a big SHOT here!

  • orLinaryjoe

    kobe yelling at lin for passing shot to hill for 2?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Dude you just posted below 😉

  • Drizzt

    Crap…

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I like it. Linkers!

  • 7iger

    Haha u got that right.

  • webattorney

    I thought that was not a good play there passing to Hill for a 2.

  • Michael

    = = I am not here.

  • blubell

    Michael woke up. Lakers lose 🙁

  • real-dsb

    yeah, Bearness sure went on a limb with that prediction. =p

  • IsabeliJane*17

    1-7 hehehe

  • orLinaryjoe

    i know, he should’ve just shot it.

  • Drizzt

    …too late…they lost. lol

  • BobbyH

    BS should called a time out.

  • Alaingrvis

    1-6

  • bolero

    yup , saw that too.

  • webattorney

    I asked whether it was 1-6 or 1-7. No prediction of 1-7. Dude, read it correctly at least. I asked an innocent question because I wasn’t sure of the record, partly because Lakers lost so many games that I can’t remember.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Ok as long as I get the 1 right lol

  • Bearness

    Wow, those refs were doing some home cooking tonight. Definitely made a difference in a close game like this one.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    You edited it.You predicted right! Congratulations! Now I believe you.

  • Barry Allen

    Well it was to the open man. It was the right play. Hill’s actually quite a good shot from that distance. He just missed it

  • bolero

    so many call against the lakers

  • No shame. One-man Kobe got them close but it didn’t work.
    Next time Lakers would have to trust teamwork.

    An expected loss against an experienced team but Lakers is still growing.
    BScott better learn that Davis needs to be on the floor with starting team to replace Boozer or Hill

  • cali7

    In the times we got to see Davis in for Boozer, it has made a big difference, last game and this game. Someone on the Lakers coaching staff take note!

  • true, 2-3 important no-calls didn’t go Lakers way

  • Alaingrvis

    lin got real passive late. he played ok i thought. bench killed us. as well as pnr defense with the bench. our starters beat their starters

  • webattorney

    I didn’t edit anything. Someone deleted my original post.

  • bolero

    overall. it’s still a good game against the Grizzlies..

  • Drizzt

    Figures…turned off the game because that’s what I thought would happen. smh

  • Brent Yen

    Just came back, we lost….I need to stick with BBQ. No more steaks…

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Yeah yea. but at least you get your prediction. That is so important.

  • cali7

    it’s ridiculous that they’ve been broadcasting all game that the memphis bench sucks but that the bench killed the Lakers.

  • Alaingrvis

    iso kobe came back. but it did get us close. thought lin should of drove instead of giving it to hill. or lin shoot a three. he is the best three shooter of the team.

  • bolero

    agreed..

  • Brent Yen

    How did Lin play?

  • 7iger

    Memphis bench kill the Lakers.

  • Alaingrvis

    ok

  • webattorney

    Not really. I wanted Lakers to win. But they lost. So what?

  • Brent Yen

    ok-good? ok-bad? ok-didn’t matter?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Not the same as yesterday. He doesn’t have free reigns.

  • blubell

    12p/3a/2r

  • 7iger

    Good

  • Brent Yen

    Seems good….

  • Alaingrvis

    ok didn’t matther. was meh. he gave it to kobe who was hot late. also boozer and wes was playing good so he was letting them shoot.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I don’t know about you. You tell me.

  • 7iger

    50% shooting

  • golfhacker

    8 attempts. Smh.

  • Bearness

    Was anyone even guarding Koufos and Udrih? Sure didn’t look like it.

  • orLinaryjoe

    LOS ANGELES LAKERS (1-6)FIELD GOALSREBOUNDS POSMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-A+/-OFFDEFTOTASTPFSTTOBSBAPTSW. JohnsonF39:216-103-70-0-902211110015C. BoozerF28:478-130-04-5-144836000120J. HillC35:056-170-11-2+6861433212113K. BryantG37:2910-263-105-6+816763430028J. LinG34:484-81-23-4-202235131012

  • Alaingrvis

    for a low game. they are the best defensive team so yea i was wrong it is good

  • blubell

    not an efficient game though with 5 fouls and 3TOs

  • Drizzt

    The non-team Laker players and their coach killed the Lakers.

  • Alaingrvis

    ok good memphis is 1st in points allowed so yea

  • 7iger

    2 fouls are phantom foul

  • Alaingrvis

    what is that

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Uh, what’s that?

  • blubell
  • IsabeliJane*17

    Conley and Zach got confused with Jeremy’s pass, if you ask me.

  • 7iger

    too many no pass to wide open Lin for 3 again.

  • true, Lin needs to shoot more because his teammates are not efficient enough to score

  • Alaingrvis

    yea they have to fix thats since he is there best three shooter

  • true, very good competitive game.

  • real-dsb

    haha. At first I thought the no look was unnecessary, but after rewatching it, it drew Conley forward and opened the window for the pass to Kobe

  • Drizzt

    There aren’t any coaches on the Lakers staff…sorry.

  • Alaingrvis

    can the lakers get some bad teams who created this schedule

  • blubell
  • 7iger

    They have chance to beat Memphis.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Secret military code. lost formatting.

  • ouch! Udrih and Koufos had 16+14 =30

  • Drizzt

    Is that the plays the Lakers have been playing.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • orLinaryjoe

    BS play book

  • blubell
  • orLinaryjoe

    my frustration. onto warriors vs spurs.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    “especially in the paint.” – Please take note how the bigs played. Tomorrow is against Asik and Anthony Davis.

  • Alaingrvis

    agreed with bench mostly

  • orLinaryjoe

    that’s what i said after game

  • blubell
  • webattorney

    Yeah, I agree. Lakers had several chances to catch up this game.

  • TTNN
  • orLinaryjoe

    Tired of hearing from coach BS. Nothing good to say.

  • Arsenium12 .

    It’s best to use screen capture software and turn it into an image. In Windows there’s a utility called “Snipping Tool”.

  • webattorney

    To be fair, I noticed Kobe doesn’t pass to anyone, not just Lin.

  • Alaingrvis

    lin has to be more aggressive late. although kobe was going great. he should of drove a couple of time atleast. I’m guessing they blocked it and left hill open instead. but thats a big issue. lin assist are predicated on hills shot. no real fast break assist out there. as well as no three shooter unless lin could pass it to himself

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Hilarious how Jeremy is pegged as the 5th option in scoring. It’s Kobe-Wes-Hill-Boozer-Jeremy in that order. Maybe that’s why he’s left many times open and others would rather pass to another than to an open Jeremy.Davis can’t lift the bench on his own.

  • Drizzt

    This game was completely winnable. The rotation and the team playing like 5 guys just meeting for the first time is a formula to fail. I’m going to say this team/coach isn’t going far this year if things don’t change. I’m just going to hope that Lin plays well for his next contract to get on a team that plays like a cohesive unit.

  • 7iger

    Not just Kobe other player too but Kobe did pass to Lin last game though.

  • k.smith

    Hill played like doo-doo. Not sure if it was Lin or Hill’s fault.

  • webattorney

    But with the time left, I thought Lakers should have gone for a 3.

  • k.smith

    that’s terrible.

  • Drizzt

    That could explain why they are repeatedly losing and will continue to do so.

  • Alaingrvis

    agree with kobe here. but why did hill shoot it. he mised it all day. would rather a lin shot or kobe shot

  • webattorney

    Maybe the coach wanted Hill to pass to Kobe for a 3. I am surprised that Lin passed it and that Hill took a 2 instead of passing it for a 3.

  • k.smith

    Lin can control this. Everyone on the team wants Lin to be the 2nd scorer.

  • webattorney

    Yes, two out of 10 open situations. When Kobe is on the floor, all Lakers are conditioned to pass him the ball.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Apparently this game, it was Wes on the second tier. I remember Scott saying he wants Wes to be involved more on offense. Well he did.

  • Alaingrvis

    he wasn’t 5th option. he didn’t shoot it. he had a ton of the ball. the defense also gave lin no driving room leaving hill open. wes and boozer was shooting it good today. so no he wasn’t 5th option just wasn’t allowed to be the second by the defense. although i wanted more threes from him.

  • Drizzt

    lol…I believe it…no joke.

  • 7iger

    not saying that they ignore Lin may be they didn’t see him who know.

  • webattorney

    Yeap, had several chances to catch up and win.

  • k.smith

    He wants Wes to get involved but it’s not like he wants Wes to be the 2nd scorer.

  • Alaingrvis

    he took some ridiculous shots yes. but was hot early

  • blubell
  • IsabeliJane*17

    He looks more like the 5th in this game, in comparison to yesterday when he was the second option,which opened his game flow in the second half.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    twitter.com/SerenaWinters/status/532377588367237120

  • Alaingrvis

    yea the rotation was horrible. would rather lin finish the 3rd. don start forth with the bench. they were terrible today

  • blubell
  • Drizzt

    It makes sense if the Lakers consider LIn as the 5th option in scoring, as IJ posted above. Someone or people are blind on this team if that is the case. I have no hope for this team if they see Lin as the 5th option. smh

  • k.smith

    I expected an L but they could have won this game, that’s what’s annoying.

    Memphis took the night off and played down to their opponent.

  • BobbyH

    I just wanted to be harsh on Lin b/c I am really disappointed.

    Put aside how the other teammate performed, this was a perfect chance for Lin to step up late in the game. But he was too passive and was out of control in the last 90 seconds from my view. Down 3 and he made a crucial TO with a fast break. Then again in another down 3 with 30 seconds left. He could have just shoot the 3, contested or not, instead of passing to Hill. (Shouldn’t BS call a time out here). If he really WANTS to be a star-caliber PG, he needs to step up. Lin needs to have this fire in him every game, which I didn’t see in tonight’s game.

    Last 5 minutes Lin revered back to the old form. Deferirng, hesitation, even the defense was lagging late in the game. I know Kobe was all ISO. But Lin is THE PG and he got all the empowerment, props from all area, he really needs to step up in critical moments like this.

  • BuzzerBeater

    Im giving Jeremy a B-
    He did ok but Jeremy is capable of being more than ok.

    Offensively, he was too passive again. Hill took 17 (inefficient) shots, Jeremy only 8.. it should be the other way around.
    Jeremy needs to call for picks/screens for himself to shoot some jumpers. He has a very respectable jumper but he simply refuses to use it. He’s still stuck in that HOU mindset of layups or nothing.
    I also saw him pass a couple of times he couldve shot the 3.
    Defensively, I thought he did good on Conley who is a tough cover. I only facepalmed on 2 possessions where Jeremy left him wide open for 3’s (he made 1). I think he just lost focus.

    I still classify this as another moral victory though lol this is the TOP seed in the WEST! They fought and only lost by a few.

  • Alaingrvis

    different defense. the scheme was weird. meaning not a lot of screens for lin early. nor a lot of passes to open lin threes which he was atlas 3 times. but memphis has a good defense. they have two bigs who rebound good so lin might of played away from that. to be honest would of liked more threes by lin.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Sure more 3s.. if they just passed him the ball lol

  • k.smith

    don’t think you’re being harsh.

  • Alaingrvis

    lol touché

  • blubell

    ?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Hill – will?

  • Alaingrvis

    scott rapping now

  • cshot

    scott said “no” supposedly J.Lin thought he said “go” or something

  • BobbyH

    This is on the coach. BS should have called a time out.

  • blubell
  • Alaingrvis

    it was open but would rather kobe or lin taking that shot

  • blubell

    You’re right.

  • roberlin

    rhyme – dime?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    and YOU’RE here!

  • new post-game thread. Who’s got the quick trigger?

    http://www.jlinportal.com/g07-lal-mem-postgame-thread/

  • BuzzerBeater

    You are right Bobby, I guess this is where the ‘inconsistent’ label gets throws around.

    The other day you could see he had that swag in him but it was missing today.
    We KNOW he has it in him.

  • Alaingrvis

    i saw it but dont want to be first

  • Drizzt

    Yup, he got all the verbal props, verbal empowerment, and the ball a few times…he can definitely win a game with that. smh

  • you need to be aggressive like Lin :] haha.

  • Alaingrvis

    ha funny. got what you did there

  • Drizzt

    Be aggressive and pi$$ on the thread. lol

  • bolero

    assertive, too

  • BobbyH

    Star-caliber PGs began with roles similar to Lin and they rose with occasions like this. If Lin kept deferring, the teammates would thought Lin was cold or passive. In the last 90 seconds, Lin had at least 3 chances to score, one turned TO, 2 deferred to Kobe and Hill.

    Take any wanted-to-be Star-caliber PGs, they would take this chance to prove themselves, to have confidence in self and to score and to lead. That’s what Kobe meant being assertive and aggressive, the killer instinct. PB can be assertive and aggressive, but he is not at the level that Lin is. Lin has the talent and force. He just needs to step up given this late 90 seconds. That’s what I meant. Grasp the chance and shine.