Lakers vs Nuggets Preseason 1 Game Thread (plus Chat+Scoreboard)

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  • blubell

    1st!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Congrats! U r really fast:o))

  • Brent Yen

    haha…..beat me by 5 hrs.

  • blubell

    Lol. What took you so long?

  • Maknusia

    Its gonna be interesting to see what the team bring to the floor

  • Maknusia

    for some reason my post on “Game Chat” is not appearing?!

  • I got the same issue sometimes. I have to refresh then it works

  • Maknusia

    so any guess work prior to game?

  • blubell

    game chat not appearing for me too. I’ve refreshed multiple times…

  • are you on phone or tablets? There’s a fixed size so it might be a problem. I’ll adjust the setting soon

  • blubell

    laptop

  • 7iger

    The game is on 7pm Pacific time zone?

  • blubell

    yes.

  • Michael

    A mop for sure.

  • Linning :]
    Hard to guess the final score for a preseason game due to so many lineup change.

    But I predict Lin will play true PG to give assists to Clarkson, Ed Davis and Randle.
    Individually some drives leading to layups/FTs, 1-2 threes, 1 steal, plus 1 floater maybe in 20-25min work.

  • 7iger

    Thanks, I guess 9pm for me then.

  • 7iger

    17pts, 7asst, 27minutes. Hehe

  • blubell

    Clean up?

  • blubell

    Why not 17 minutes to show his efficiency? lol

  • 7iger

    That would be too efficiency.

  • blubell

    Linsanity 2.0 ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Kinprime

    Hello Jeremy Lin fans!

  • 7iger

    Hi

  • 7iger

    Are all new members on this site or Disqus that have the chicken head?

  • yes,… it’s the default ๐Ÿ™‚
    Om-Nom is my son’s favorite character. It encourages people to embrace it or change it immediately haha..

  • blubell

    Welcome!

  • Brent Yen

    HI

  • Michael

    Going to sleep, see you all in 6 hours or so O.O

  • that definitely would make a statement. LOL
    Then people would say, “That’s only preseason!” haha..
    we know the regular song-and-dance ..

  • Now that’s self-discipline and dedication!
    JLin would give you a back-pat :]

  • Brent Yen

    You are supposed to be awake until the game starts tho….:P

  • Brent Yen

    the blood?

  • blubell

    and sweat?

  • 7iger

    We now remember that song and dance by heart.

  • Brent Yen

    and some teeth…

  • blubell

    are we still talking about basketball?

  • Brent Yen

    Not sure Lin was playing bball when he got that bloody dragon anyway.

  • Some call it by another name .. Trauma :]
    But we learn to brush it off and move on .. to bigger & better things

  • Hola! Welcome!

  • do you still have the same problem? I tried in Chrome/Safari and can see it

  • emz

    Honestly I only expect maybe 10 pt, 4 ast, 2~3 rebounds, and a steal or two. Basically just enough for Scott to see that Lin’s got it and implementing defensive sets and then rotating him out to test Price/Clarkson/roster fringes. Same with Nash, play him just enough to see how Nash does with preseason game speed then rotate him out to prevent freak injuries.

  • Brent Yen

    Today’s focuses are paint defense and defensive rebounding.

  • blubell

    It was working yesterday but don’t see it today.

  • I just purged the cache. Try to purge your browser cache to see if it works

  • emz

    exactly

  • blubell

    I wasn’t logged in so I’m not sure game chat is a good idea since only members can view/use the chat.

  • blubell
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Bet your big bucks tonight on Lin at casino vs. Nuggets. pic.twitter.com/FVNguwcyam

  • Psyched for the game? You can listen to LA Mix Tape :]

  • blubell

    So how many times do I have to watch this til game starts? lol

  • lleepar

    For those of you looking for basketball streaming links over the next few months, I found the following post full of links over at the LakersBall site:

    http://lakersball.com/threads/online-streaming-links.92/

    (If you want to share this with anyone else, please direct them to LakersBall site using the above link rather then posting LakersBall’s content elsewhere.)

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Haha pre game anxiety. Excellent way to pump up…i’ll be it watching again…

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Is that legal?

  • Added the streaming info to the post:
    http://www.firstrows.eu/us/basketball
    http://www.ballstreams.com (requires donation)
    NBATV & TWC SportsNet (cable subscription)

  • infinite loop ๐Ÿ™‚

  • blubell

    You need an invite for ballstreams. I don’t exactly know how it works but if anyone needs an invite/referral. Let me know.

  • oh, they changed that then.
    Interesting, thanks!

  • nice, let me add the LakersBall complete links to the post

  • blubell

    I think you have to subscribe and wait for them to send you an invite which can be instant or you might have to wait days/weeks. Or ask a member for an invite/referral. It took me couple of days for them to send me an invite email.

  • Very interesting. Looks like 1st team and 2team will get lots of min tonight.

    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter 54 seconds ago
    Byron Scott wants to get his first and second units plenty of playing time tonight, so the end-of-roster guys wonโ€™t likely play.

    Mark Medina โ€@MarkG_Medina 57 seconds ago
    Byron Scott said Kobe and Nash will play limited minutes. Would divulge what they were, but he said he won’t go past that number

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL it’s done by JLin fan from certain site.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Lin working his off the dribble game https://t.co/Jgkd1i6Q7X— Silver Screen & Roll (@LakersBlog_SSR) October 7, 2014

  • wu kong

    NICE!!!

    Lin's Adidas for the day pic.twitter.com/5rrZVJ1zvt— Silver Screen & Roll (@LakersBlog_SSR) October 7, 2014

  • emz

    huhhhh

  • Maknusia

    Correct…and this is what I expected to see from JL and the seniors

  • blubell
  • Ok, another confirmation that Kobe/Nash won’t play “tons of minutes”.
    I’d say 15-20 min each. 25 would be the max.

    https://twitter.com/shahanLA/status/519298210183917568

  • @JackJack just posted acrobatic layup by Lin during warm-up.
    Jeremy must be feelin’ it tonight :}

    https://twitter.com/supjackjack/status/519302731086180353

  • Maknusia

    Good start…overall

  • Q1 5:13 Lin hasn’t entered the game yet but one announcer singing praise on him.
    “Very versatile .. can play 1-2-3!”

  • Q1 3:19 Jordan Clarkson checked in at 3min mark but no Lin yet. Byron might want Nash to finish 1st quarter while his body is warm.

  • Q 1:21 Lin finally checked in!

  • k.smith

    wow.

  • emz

    keeping nash warm. I bet we won’t see him until the beginning of the second half

  • emz

    pretty bounce pass!

  • emz

    and got the rebound on the other end

  • emz

    the group still needs to work on rotations ><;;

  • emz

    ooooo pretty threading the needle

  • emz

    love the passes!

  • 7iger

    Omg! Clarkson really have to shoot everytime he touch the ball?

  • emz

    HAHA decided to take over, did he

  • emz

    they got him partially for that I think. also, rookie getting his reps.

  • 7iger

    He is trying too hard. He should just let Lin run the show and he will get easier shots.

  • emz

    LOL the announcers in the stream says “who did you want to talk about? x, y, or clarkson who shot A MILLION TIMES”

  • emz

    he’s a baby bb player, I can’t get mad at him. I’d be yelling at baby Lin to get his shots too.

  • 7iger

    Not mad at all but he just need to have a better shots selection.

  • emz

    that’s why they call them rookies

  • Q2 5:06 James Worthy: “Jeremy Lin.. getting into the lane and dishes well”
    Lakers 41-38

    This is after Lin’s pretty pass to Clarkson’s effortless 3.

  • emz

    good hustle from lin and davis

  • emz

    lmao, now they’re double teaming Lin and it doesn’t work, he found the free person and threaded the needle. this lin/davis pnr is moneyyy

  • k.smith

    nice. thanks for the updates.

  • emz

    took a charge, or tried to? might be defensive foul, not sure he got there in time

  • emz

    didn’t get there in time, den is shooting ft

  • emz

    announcers are mentioning how easily lin got davis buckets and how he’s one of three people who did so well driving to the rim

  • emz

    hmm, nearly full court pressing, scott’s gotta love that

  • emz

    great hustle from the entire team, you can tell they’re fighting for each other

  • emz

    ugh, celebrating too hard from the rookierookie pnr, team’s getting back on defense got messed up

  • emz

    and then Lin airballs. TAKE YOUR TIME

  • emz

    oh, he was going for the 2 for 1, that’s why he was rushing

  • Brent Yen

    Yes

  • emz

    and yeah, Lin played all the way to the half, wow, that conditioning is going to come in handy if this is how scott’s gonna work the rotations

  • webattorney

    Since Lakers’ teammates are not letting Lin control the rhythm (either because they don’t respect him enough or because Lin is not demanding it), if Scott sees Lin should be the one initiating the plays, he has to tell other players to let Lin initiate the plays. Otherwise, this is going to be the same thing as in Houston. I think Lin will average around 13/7

  • yeah, Lin with 5asts/3rebs/1stl but 0 pts at the half. Not too bad at all in 13 min.

    Let’s hope he gets more aggressive in the 2nd half. Clarkson needs to handle the ball less

  • k.smith

    And Lin needs to tell them to give the EFFING ball to him.

  • webattorney

    That’s what I mean. Either he does it, or Scott or Kobe has to do it for the good of the team. It’s clear to me that when Lin initiates the plays, Lakers are much better. Lin can be the key, but no one is giving him the control. Hopefully, Scott forces it.

  • emz

    Doesn’t work so well if it’s orders from on-high. Sorta like how grassroots efforts are longer lasting because the people want change for themselves. I figure give them at least a dozen games or so to try to figure it out for themselves and then step in.

  • k.smith

    Agreed. Scott needs to instruct the team to let Lin handle the ball a little more until the young guys stop being black holes and Lin needs to demand the ball.

  • webattorney

    The problem is Lakers cannot afford to let 10 games go by like this. But I hear you.

  • emz

    have you looked at the early schedule? It’s gonna be rough either way, and some of those brutal b2b might as well be give aways.

    People learn more from failure than from success, let them fail a little. And finish strong.

    Or basically, gameplan like Pop, not like Mchale.

  • Maknusia

    its too early…he probably wants to play it out with the rookies first to understand their style…and then the coaching will come

  • webattorney

    I am impressed with Lin’s creating easy shots for his teammates, but I am not impressed with his decisions once he gets to the basket. Lakers has absolutely no one who can create plays for others, except Kobe and Lin.

  • emz

    nash?

  • webattorney

    Well, I am all for them learning, but I am 95% sure that Lakers are not going to make it to playoff.

  • k.smith

    same problem as previous years.

  • webattorney

    Nash too slow to put pressure on defenders. But he can shoot. I think Lin and Nash playing together might be effective. Nash’s plays don’t really create open shots for his teammates because defenders know he is not going to break down D by going into the paint. But the guy can shoot.

  • 2nd half just started with all starters back in

  • emz

    nash’s timing on the oop was off

  • webattorney

    Know what you mean.

  • emz

    thing to watch: if they rotate Lin in once Nash’s defensive hands start dropping or if it’s tied more to 3~4min left in the Q

  • 7iger

    Why some chat down here and some chat on the chat box?

  • emz

    eh, you don’t go into something like that with that mentality. Play the long game.

  • Maknusia

    keeping both active! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • emz

    I don’t like the box

  • emz

    nice fullcourt pass from nash

  • emz

    ooo pretty pass from kobe but nash couldn’t finish

  • webattorney

    Yes, that was.

  • emz

    ugh nash is markedly slow chasing down lawson, and they didn’t rotate in time

  • webattorney

    Off topic: Ryu pitched well for 6 innings and gave up only one run, but a reliever came in and gave up a 2 run home run. He did his job.

  • emz

    dang, kobe, glad he’s on the team and not an opponent

  • Nash just didn’t look very sharp out there.
    He missed half-a-step here and there.

  • we’re doing experiments ๐Ÿ™‚

    I try to scream/yell at the box and make observations here

  • emz

    can LA import phoenix’s medical staff??

    OR SEND HIM TO KOBE’S GERMAN DR?

  • 7iger

    No Doc can fix aging.

  • emz

    tell dirk and kobe that

  • 7iger

    Nash is 40.

  • emz

    silly details =P

  • 7iger

    36 and 40 are a big different

  • emz

    miscommunication between kobe and a big causing a TO

  • emz

    boozer’s passing seems better than his finishing? am liking hill’s hustle and bounce

  • emz

    or no, like, boozer’s jumpshot is better than his dunks? how does that work…

  • emz

    nash making pretty layups

  • 7iger

    You all alone down here and talking to yourself

  • 7iger

    Jion us up in the chat box

  • Q3 2:53 Looks like Byron Scott will let the starters finish Q3. They’re on pretty good roll here.
    Let’s hope Lin is ready for Q4.

  • emz

    I’m commenting not chatting? Mostly making notes to refer to in the future.

  • Q3 2:11 Lin checked in for Nash..before Clarkson. with the starters!!!!
    Followed by Randle for Boozer

  • emz

    Hmmm, yeah they’re going with the Nash for the 1st and 3rd quarter and using Lin for the backends. This will probably work out the best for the both of them because Lin loves the 4th quarter but seems to need a bit of time to warm up (or get over his thing with letting the rest of the team play as he watches for a bit).

  • emz

    Lin keeping up with Lawson decently

  • emz

    being sarcastic

  • emz

    oyyy, teammates not keeping up with Lin’s speed and then there’s hot potato in the backcourt (by the bigs?). combination of defensive and offensive breakdown

  • emz

    lin directing traffic

  • emz

    lin talking to randle before the half working out =)

  • emz

    (note to self: find that serena winters’s? post)

  • emz

    They’re using bringing the ball up the court as reward for rebounds.

    Also, spacing when Lin is with the starters is off, they’re timing it for Nash’s drives and Lin’s speed seems to be catching them all a step slow.

  • that was a good play to draw defenders left so Randle can have open lane in the middle.
    But Randle not giving the ball to Lin and decided to be PG to bring up the ball was not ๐Ÿ™‚ Rookie!

  • emz

    lin to sacre – bet the bigs love him for getting them open jumpers, no sacrificing their bodies

  • emz

    lin guarded 4 people on that play, props to whomever that was that got that steal because the defensive rotation was fubar by that point

  • emz

    nice jumper by ellington!

  • Q4 11:23 Lin made his 7th assist to Sacre making wide-open midrange J

  • emz

    Lin, y u missing ur long 2’s, step your foot on the 3pt line, lol

  • emz

    Lin needed a better backup plan for that drive, there were 4 defenders there x.x

  • emz

    I MISS LIN’S OUTLETS, WELCOME BACK!!!

  • k.smith

    has he scored at all?

  • emz

    ugh, someone should’ve cut there, lin got trapped

  • emz

    he’s cosplaying kendal marshall. shhh don’t tell

  • emz

    Lin’s defensive posture is much improved compared to last year

  • emz

    DAVIS, HAND DOWN MAN DOWN UGGGH

  • emz

    lmaooo, missed a FT, stop pretending to be kendal

  • k.smith

    Kendal sucks. Don’t imitate him, Lin.

  • emz

    uhoh johnson tweaked his knee? please don’t be a bad injury…

  • k.smith

    I think it’s a strain. Not too serious.

  • emz

    niiiice Lin to Davis oop

  • emz

    10th assist, only 1 pt

  • Q4 2:27 Lin made this 10th assist with a beautiful alley-oop to Ed Davis! Great chemistry to develop

  • emz

    nice rejection by davis!

  • emz

    second team is starting to pass to lin

  • Ellington knows better. Not sure about the rookies. But good to see that

  • emz

    yay team hustle! (lin slipped on a wet spot)

  • emz

    WHAAAAAT THAT MADE IT

  • emz

    WOWWWWWWWW

  • k.smith

    Where are the highlight gods.

  • emz

    so much lag in chat =(

  • blubell

    yup

  • Last 3/4th court shot? Lucky shot but Lakers got the win ๐Ÿ˜€

    98-95. W, baby!

  • cali7

    Lin/Davis PnR – Byron Scott saying that Lin and Davis played well. Lin didnt shoot particularly well but orchestrated the offense well

  • cali7

    Randle – need to learn to play harder and longer Scott says

  • blubell

    reminded me of Lin/Tyson

  • cali7

    Clarkson not bad; took some ill advised shots; decent on defensive end – Scott says

  • He also said, “Not bad. There were a few quick shots that we can fix”

    Yes, rookies will settle down and learn as they get the jitters out.

  • emz

    LG highlights thread, no lin highlights yet tho

    http://forums.lakersground.net/viewtopic.php?t=170279

  • k.smith

    Lin is no longer in Hicktown. That is all.

  • emz
  • Maknusia

    Thanks for sharing….he said it bold….cant disagree there….but being a preseason game and the fist game as a team….he did well for a new formation with Kobe/Nash re-entry

  • blubell

    Highlight from Blaiyan

  • IsabeliJane*7

    Wow that’s quick! Noice!

  • blubell
  • nice, I added it as the latest video on Homepage above ‘Latest Posts’.
    I’ll add Full Video Gallery link soon

  • It was amazing how recovered it after the slip!
    Good thing he was okay.

  • Brent Yen

    Like Announcers said, he is A POINT guard…

  • IsabeliJane*7

    If there is one lesson Brian Shaw might have learned about this game is: Do not load up your bigs to defend Jeremy Lin.Else, leave one of the Lakers bigs open (especially one big like Davis) and Jeremy will easily find them for an easy basket.

  • blubell

    PFV vid.

  • blubell

    Jeremy post game interview

  • Maknusia