Oct 9 GSW @ LAL Post Game

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@realdsb: Add your grades and post game analysis here!

Min FG 3Pt FT Pts Reb Ast TO
Q1 9 2-2 1-1 2-2 7 1 1 1
Q3 12 2-2 0-0 3-4 7 3 3 0
Total 21 4-4 1-1 5-6 14 4 4 1

Here’s my analysis for Thursday’s game:

Offense:

  • We told you not to worry about Lin’s scoring! He had 14 pts on only 4 FGA.
  • Another efficient passing game: 4 ast with only 1 turnover. In preason now, Lin has 14 ast and only 2 turnovers.
  • He shot his 3 ptr with no hesitation and was a perfect swish. (Sadly, it was the only 3 ptr that the Lakers made).

 

Defense:

  • Lin was guarding Curry mostly. After the 1st quarter, Lin held Curry to 0-1 shooting, 2 pts, and 3 TOs. And even for the first 7 minutes of the 3rd quarter, Lin held Curry to only 2 pts. So the first 16 minutes Lin guarded Curry, Curry was only 1-2, 4 pts, 3 TOs.
  • Then Lin made his run-in-circles layup on Curry, and that seemed to set Curry off. Curry got hot and scored 12 pts in the next 2.5 minutes.
  • Lin was quick to get back on transition defense when the Lakers turned it over on offense. He stopped at least two Warriors fast freaks.
  • Overall, I thought Lin played well on defense. He had a miscommunication and allowed Curry a backdoor layup. For the most part, he shut down Curry except for those 2.5 minutes, but when Curry’s that hot, no one can stop him anyways.
  • The Lakers team defense has a long ways to go.

 

Grade: B+


Brent Los Angeles Lakers were crushed by the Golden State Warriors and I will give some observations/opinions on this game (on top of @realdsb’s).

  • Lin played a really great game, In 21 minutes of playing he had 14 points on 4-4 shooting. He also dished 4 assists and grabbed 4 rebounds with only 1 turnover.
  • Seems like Lin’s legs was back, his jumper was rhythmical, and his speed was explosive. All the worries from game 1 about his shooting should be died down now. However, he still need to figure out how to play with Kobe (or to some extend, some rookies). The lack of aggression from both Lin and Kobe right after the tip off was one of the big reason why GSW felt comfortable and made shots at high rate.
  • Lin’s defense was great individually. But the whole team was not good as an unit. Often, you see Lin play squared to Curry while Bigs were either too slow or did not hedge on ball handler at all. LAL preaches no middle penetrations, and GSW got a lot of that due to miscommunications on LAL’s side. Those errors are, again, correctable.
  • Lakers’ bigs except Ed Davis were killing their own team on both end of the floor. Boozer and Hill, in particular, were just liabilities. Both are not rookies, hence I think Scott will make them understand what he wants in his system quickly.

All in all, the problem of this LAL team is not about how much talent they got. It is just about the cohesiveness among players and coaches. Given a roster this young, the gelling process will need time. I liked the offensive schemes in general from Scott. Yesterday were mostly triangles and loop play. One elevator play was called for Lin but was defended well by GSW. Man…when Lin turned on that after bunner, he is really really fast. Overall, I will give Lin an ” A- “.


@TTNN: Nice summary! For sure will come to check this out for your post game analysis in the future.

So after watch the game, I’d like to share some of my thoughts here:

  1.  Am I the only one feel that Jeremy is not moving as freely as he suppose to be? I had this feeling last game too. Not really during his move in action, but more when the game is in a pause, the way he stand and the way he walks. Hope his back is not acting up. But anyway, that does not seem really bad, and now the schedule is not hard, so he should have enough time to recover.
  2.  Am I the only one feel that now Jeremy could get foul called much easier now than when he was in Rockets? He got 6 three throw chances, and none of them got hacked really hard. Which I thought in Houston, some of those might end up as TO. I think that goes to the same level as when he was in Knicks, he could get those foul calls pretty easily, but in Houston, it just looks like if he is not bleeding, he could never buy a whistle. Really happy to see that.
  3. E. Davis is better than J. HIll? Not sure which one is longer, but Davis is way better in P&R defense, and more active. Hill and Boozer are lazy and they don’t move during offense, nor during defense. Hill had flashes, but not consistent. He is resting here and there. Boozer somehow don’t have passion in this team, just my feeling.
  4. Kobe’s game is fun to see. Really looking forward to see Jeremy and Kobe get used to each other and play off each other, then the team’s offense would be really fun.
  5.  This team don’t run. 🙁 And they are missing shooters. And this team is mentally not strong enough at this moment, but that would improve.
  6.  I like both rookies, but they are not ready. Long way to go. Randle is better than TJ, but he is kind of slow in response. Hope he is a smart person can learn quick. I like Clarkson, once he learns to play within himself, he would be good. I see him a 2 though.

Anyway, that’s it. Would be interesting to see how the team chemistry develop when they are losing. As they need to go through those a lot. Also how long can Kobe stay cool when the team is losing would be important.

 

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  • Michael

    First…Please continue Brent.

  • real-dsb

    Is it possible to add a youtube video as the featured image on the home page? Or only images?

  • Brent Yen

    only image.

  • yes, that’s correct.

    There is a separate video gallery that I’m evaluating so we can search but it probably won’t link to the post automatically

  • Brent Yen

    I think in terms of post game thread. We probably need a unified draft….like a templates…..so…no matter who opened the post can easily follow the structure. Also the tile need to be shorter and unified as well IMO

  • Excellent analysis, @real_dsb:disqus and @brentyen:disqus :]

    I would also give an ‘A-‘ because Lin was still very effective with the starters even when he didn’t get many reps in the training camp with them. With Curry, it would take team defense to stop the PnR that got him going hot. Lin was good to deter Curry’s shots in Q1.

  • good point. I have to see if there is a way to Create a New Post with options of many template.

  • Brent Yen

    If too much trouble, we may not need it to be done with the system. Just need to agree what we are going to include in what order. For example, it should be like box score, videos, everyones analysis, etc in that order. Things like that…

  • real-dsb

    I was amused that national writers/announcers referred to Lin’s run-in-circles layup as being Nash-like. I’ve seen Lin do that so many times starting from many years ago. He didn’t just pick it from Nash after he got to the Lakers. (I suppose he could’ve picked it up watching Nash on TV).

    Not a big deal, I was just amused. Just goes to show that national writers/announcers are far from knowing everything.

  • real-dsb

    Doh, put up a sweet pic of Lin driving on Curry, but their heads got cut off in this page. LOL. Maybe I’ll adding some padding to the image.

  • real-dsb

    Yeah, you can just post a proper example, and then tell everyone to copy that one for future.

  • Brent Yen

    When adding pics, you can crop it in the editor….but how to position it kind of needing experience…lol

  • Brent Yen

    FWIW, NASH did that earlier…lol…..so…Nask-lik is correct….Not sure about how he picked it up tho

  • Michael

    So I asked a friend for some input as to the performance issue, and she said that you are using a plug-in called buddypress? and everything on this site is fine as it is. Originally I was thinking of handling the chatroom processes on a dedicated server, but there would be no way to access the DB of your current host. So the only viable option would be to ask the hosting service if they can upgrade the package to handle a heavier load. Alas I have failed…

  • Brent Yen

    I liked your table for the quarterly breakdown….I would definitely opt to include it

  • Brent Yen

    BTW, when including pictures, try to credit it by including the source of the pic.

  • Michael

    When he was with the Knicks he mentioned it once. He was studying several players. Baron Davis must have been upset, because he was not on the list.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • Brent Yen

    I have edited the pic for you…but can you put photo credit?

  • ah, you mean your friend said only Buddypress plugin had some performance issue? Thanks, good to know.

    I also haven’t played with the memory setting of the current Chat plugin so that would be the 1st to try. Also, the one that @real-dsb recommends. It seems people really like the Game Chat experience (esp. the Jimmy Kimmel’s unnecessary censorship 🙂

    Hopefully there will be one that can handle the workload without breaking the bank w/ dedicated server *yikes*

  • Brent Yen

    I am willing to donate…lol….But it is going to be better if we opt for a faster server?

  • Michael

    I meant that I was not sure if the plugin you were using was called buddypress or not. :P. It does not have any performance issues.

  • Michael

    If the CPU is just doing idle polling and swapping processes, then a faster server will definitely be better. That said I have no experience with WP, so I don’t know if that is what is actually happening or not.

  • man, you really love the Chat :] ..
    there is no guarantee so we should exhaust all Chat possibilities before considering a dedicated server hehe

  • Brent Yen

    Yes Sir!

  • TTNN

    Nice summary! Glad I found this place, I honest mixed up the JLin Portal and JLin forum sites, and was having problem to login there, not till now I realized I actually registered here, and trying to log in there. 🙁

    For sure will come to check this site out for your post game analysis in the future.

    So after watch the game, I’d like to share some of my thoughts here:

    1) Am I the only one feel that Jeremy is not moving as freely as he suppose to be? I had this feeling last game too. Not really during his move in action, but more when the game is in a pause, the way he stand and the way he walks. Hope his back is not acting up. But anyway, that does not seem really bad, and now the schedule is not hard, so he should have enough time to recover.

    2) Am I the only one feel that now Jeremy could get foul called much easier now than when he was in Rockets? He got 6 three throw chances, and none of them got hacked really hard. Which I thought in Houston, some of those might end up as TO. I think that goes to the same level as when he was in Knicks, he could get those foul calls pretty easily, but in Houston, it just looks like if he is not bleeding, he could never buy a whistle. Really happy to see that.

    3) E. Davis is better than J. HIll? Not sure which one is longer, but Davis is way better in P&R defense, and more active. Hill and Boozer are lazy and they don’t move during offense, nor during defense. Hill had flashes, but not consistent. He is resting here and there. Boozer somehow don’t have passion in this team, just my feeling.

    4) Kobe’s game is fun to see. Really looking forward to see Jeremy and Kobe get used to each other and play off each other, then the team’s offense would be really fun.

    5) This team don’t run. 🙁 And they are missing shooters. And this team is mentally not strong enough at this moment, but that would improve.

    6) I like both rookies, but they are not ready. Long way to go. Randle is better than TJ, but he is kind of slow in response. Hope he is a smart person can learn quick. I like Clarkson, once he learns to play within himeself, he would be good. I see him a 2 though.

    Anyway, that’s it. Would be interesting to see how the team chemistry develop when they are losing. As they need to go through those a lot. Also how long can Kobe stay cool when the team is losing would be important.

  • Brent Yen

    Let me includes your summary in to the post too!! nice to have you here

  • @Lakers tweeted their Top Performer of the Night for the pic link!
    https://twitter.com/Lakers/status/520661342420619264

  • Brent Yen

    I still have hope on Boozer, and I am about give up Hill for good.

  • blubell

    So my prediction of 4/6 fg, 1/2 3fg and 4/5 ft is pretty close… why did he have to be so perfect 😉

  • 7iger

    You guys are great! my prayer have been answer.

  • Welcome, @disqus_Qw9GaYTag0:disqus 🙂 Glad you could join us. The more the merrier indeed.

    Excellent analysis!

    1) About Lin’s movement, I don’t think the hesitation was physical limitation. It was more uncertainty playing with the starters esp. in Q1 (LakerGround post-game review also touched on this) due to lack of practice and letting Kobe playmake. He was more aggressive in Q3

    2) Hopefully you’re right about Lin getting easier calls. I also heard refs would call more fouls during preseason to keep things clean and swallow the whistle during regular season so let’s hope refs see Lin can finish all those drives and reward FTs

    3) yup, Davis > Hill.

  • BTW, I have to say Ed Davis number is ridiculously good.
    18pts on 9-11 shooting, 8 boards, 4 blocks and 6 fouls in ONLY 28 min in 2 games!
    ‘Lin2Davis’ will be a hidden gem for the Lakers in years to come.

    Book it! 😀

    http://forums.lakersground.net/viewtopic.php?t=170325

    Davis — — He was the first big off the bench in this one, but the minutes were still kept low as Scott worked in Sacre as the third string big for some minutes. Davis showed some ability to hit the short jumper or jumphook in the paint. He hit the boards in this one, but didn’t have the shotblocks. Overall, in 28 minutes in two games, he has 18 points on 9-11 shooting, 8 boards, 4 blocks, 4 turnovers and 6 fouls. Strong numbers. Hopefully Scott continues to mix and match his bigs so we can see what Davis looks like with some of the starters.

    The Stats:
    He scored 6 points on 3-4 shooting to go with 7 boards (5 offensive), 1 steal, 1 turnover and 3 fouls in 16 minutes. He was a -1.

    The Action:
    He missed a layup, got it back and hit the short jumphook off glass. Great spin from the elbow and he scored a layup to his left.

    Second Half:
    He took a dribble and hit the short jumper in the lane.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL nonono this one was up BEFORE you prayed….

  • TTNN

    oh, no, I’m no expert, please don’t. 🙂

  • Brent Yen

    Too late! LOL

  • 7iger

    But I didn’t see till after I pray so it is still count as answering my prayer.

  • real-dsb

    Glad to see your post here. Hope you will be posting often in the future!

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Brent Yen

    Now, he can finally do some film study

  • Spyckie

    Coach Byron is trying different line ups. The game score means nothing, its seeing what works and what doesn’t with which personnel. Seeing what kind of chemistry develops – if there’s particular combinations that work, etc. A lot of data analysis can be done with just these 2 games (4 lineups, really) – are there rebounding deficiencies? Passing deficiencies? 3 pt shooting? Paint presence? There’s an ideal stat line for each position, but the Lakers players that don’t really fit into those ideals. Some of our Centers aren’t great rebounders, but some PFs are. Some are pick and pop and some play above the rim, and some don’t pnr at all. These Lakers are all strangely shaped puzzle pieces and there’s a lot of work needed to make them fit in the best way.

    Preseason is the only time you have to try new things out on the court – you’d get yelled at all day by your fans if you try a lineup that gets killed in real games. I bet we’ll see more crazy lineups during preseason, not less. I for one am dying to see a Lin+Nash+Kobe lineup. And more Lin+Davis pick and roll. I’d also love to see the bigs learn how to set a good screen and roll.

    That said, several things become very obvious from the past two games:

    1) There needs to be a playmaker on the court at all times. Lin, Kobe, and Nash are the only playmakers on this team.

    This actually makes me really wish Marshall hadn’t been traded. If Nash goes down, all of a sudden there’s only Lin who can facilitate the bench offense. Call me crazy, but I don’t want Lin playing starter if that means the bench has no playmaker – we’ll get killed every night. Ideally, you’d want Ronnie Price to be the starting PG if we need defense with Kobe facilitating, Lin leading the bench.

    2) Interior presence!!! I’m so used to seeing a Tyson Chandler or an Asik (or a Howard) pull down rebounds and protect the paint that I’m cringing seeing them beat up down there. All of our bigs just get pushed around defensively except Davis. 🙁 I know Boozer is a PF so I shouldn’t expect a center in him… also Jordan Hill is not showing the flashes of domination he used to. And too many bigs want to take jump shots instead of taking it strong to the basket… because against most of the NBA cast, they probably can’t.

    One thing to note though is that if we do have a lot of automatic mid range, it should work well for our guards. If they can slash and get the D to commit, a well timed pass to a 15ft jump shot could be money.

    3) Post player – Besides Kobe, our big’s post moves are pretty unimpressive. I like Randle but here’s a potential problem with him – he is too talented and gifted. Right now he’s relying on that and not developing his game. I’d love to see him pick a spot and dominate. Low Post, for instance – learn the ins and outs of it, get comfortable, learn when to pass, when to play your man, don’t pick up a 6 dribble ISO habit, etc… but right now he’s all over the court, wants to take it high, low, drive from the outside, take long 2s, etc. I know I shouldn’t be too difficult on him, it’s preseason, he’s 19 and a rookie, but I think this is important so I’m going to point it out.

    4) PnR – too many pick and pop players? Hill, Sacre, and Boozer want to hit the 15 fter. Only Davis seems to have the ability to go in strong and finish.

    5) Overall thoughts –
    The Lakers have different pieces that can work, but if only if they play their role. Sticking to your role is going to make or break all the players in the Lakers. I think it’s great that these things are being sorted out in pre-season – I bet Wes Johnson learned his lesson by trying to do things he’s not good at. We need more of that this preseason, not less – make sure these rookies do stupid stuff and get killed by it so the coaches can cut it out of their system when they’re young. That’s kind of why I’m worried about Randle – success can make you untouchable (if it works, don’t fix it kind of mentality). I’m really happy that Kobe has a take no prisoners attitude, I think Randle may need that kind of mentor in order to grow as a player in the NBA.

  • Brent Yen

    Good write ups! Kind of Long so I will keep it here.

    To me, preseason is not just about finding lineups….it is also about testing philosophies on both ends of the floor. I also wanna point out that having many Pick and Pop players is a good thing if the jumper can be made at a high rate. LMA for one is a good example. Pick and Pop is simply harder to contain than PnR. BUT, LAL does not have a consistent mid range shooting bigs. Boozer was hurting the team like he was hurting Bulls in his final yrs there, because his offensive game is not there. 16pts seemingly is a good number, but if ppl watched the whole game, they will know he made more bad than good.

  • real-dsb

    I’m not sure where to credit the photo. Alternate text, caption, description? Here’s the URL: http://www.nba.com/lakers/photogallery/141009warriors

    We need a stickied FAQ on creating threads. I’ll create a stub and others can fill out the details.

  • Brent Yen

    Just include it in the post is good I think….like on the very top.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Given the breadth of the post-game discussion, here are some team highlights from the Warriors game.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Psalm. According to JLin, he hasn’t had any any reps with the starters until Game 2. That’s why Kobe was the playmaker in 1st quarter.

  • That’s pleasantly surprising :] It also shows how much Byron trusts Lin will know how to adjust quickly with staters. Lin-Boozer connection was pretty strong.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Thanks for the postings. Great stuff. Didn’t have the privilege of watching the full game. Your postings filled the gaps.

    Its only the 2nd pre season game and quite obvious there are plenty of work to be done.
    it’s obvious the starters still need a lot of time together. I agree that Boozer lacks the aggressiveness. I prefer the up tempo play from the second unit led by JLin in the first game. They need a true leader. Price doesn’t have the skill and experience in leading the 2nd team.

    IMO Lakers need to be more deadly behind the arc.

  • Brent Yen

    Their talents level is pretty much set, so….it is what it is unless some trades happen b4 the deadline. Those process takes time, a very long one. Just think how long it took LBJ and WADE to figure out how to play for each other. Almost 2 yrs. And that was just dynamics between 2 players. Now we are talking about the whole team.

    Boozer, IMO, knows how to play the game. He is just having hard time adjust to an older body. He might never shine again, but I think he can still contribute if Scott uses him correctly.

  • bolero

    Maybe not, R. Price was practicing with the starters and there’s even talk of starting him over JLin..Who knows what’s going in the background. Time will tell…

  • Brent Yen

    I just joined JLin Garden FB group in Taiwan. So many members there, and some of them knows our site. Just never posted….

  • good to hear, Brent :] I’ve seen the JLin Garden pictures and loved the birthday bash they threw for Lin.
    They probably are the biggest Lin fan club in size. I think some of them even organize trips to watch games in the US?

  • yeah, I heard that rumor before. I think there was logic that Nash/Price might be the PG for the “slow/veteran” starters while Lin will anchor the PG for the young/fast team with Nick Young.

    But it really didn’t make sense because Byron has to play the best playmakers at crunch time and Lakers only has Kobe/Nash/Lin so Byron has to play Lin with starters a lot too.

    I think there was hoopla about RPrice being a nice surpise in camp but I don’t think he excelled in Gm 2 (11pts/4asts, 0-2 3P, 3-6FT).

    There are TC players but there are gamers. Lin has proven himself to be gamers for a while. I like RPrice as a vet steady-backup/game-manager but he’s simply not a game-changer like Lin.

    But yes, unless RPrice excelled for the rest of preseason games, I don’t think Lin has to worry. We definitely should watch the coaches’ tone throughout the preseason games.

    Gm2 has been huge for Lin in influencing Lakers writers and some fans.

  • blubell

    TWC: Bringing the Lintensity – Jeremy playing more as a facilitator and deferring less to Kobe

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Just welcome Brent over in there:o)) I became a member while JLin’s was in China. Very established group. A few members are very good in getting JLin’s news. I benefit the most from that:o))

    Yes believe about one group per month. Definitely get many die-hard JLin fans there:o))

  • blubell

    I heard PFV mentioning this site too! You’ll soon be famous 😉

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes I also heard about this group because of PFV. Thought I have joined the group last year but learned I wasn’t a member. Finally was invited to join past summer.

  • Paul is always good to us :] Hey, JlinPortal can be famous for all of us but I’ll stay in the background to support haha…

  • nice! some probably have connections to Lin family while visiting so they have insider info :]

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    believe this is the preseason games talk. Don’t think it applies to regular season.

  • blubell

    So you found a new place to troll ;P

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Not sure about that. But JLin and Lin family definitely knows the existence of this group and embrace them well. My understanding is that they root him from day 1 and finally decide to formulate group. Anli or Lisa Tarng should know more about the history. Believe they visit here sometimes:o))

  • blubell

    Don’t make me push you to the foreground, my humble friend 🙂 You absolutely deserve the credit.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Agree 1000%. Do it blubell:o))

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks for posting this, blubell.

  • blubell

    Credit to jlination… it’s his video.

  • haha.. not in my nature. I’d want you first in the foreground taking pic with JLin :]

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Good! Haven’t been visited to that site. So hard to keep up with all the sites nowLo((

  • Michael

    Do my dismay he even mentioned Brent.

  • blubell

    Well, if you put it that way… I’ll take one for the team 😉

  • LOL Jeremy said, “Come on, .. And-1” to the ref as he hit 3pt and got fouled by Curry :]

  • Michael

    If you want to stay in the background, you should change the background of this site to a huge photo of psalm234.

  • blubell

    No one’s perfect…

  • Smart TWC analysts correctly want Lin to be the primary facilitator and not deferring Kobe. They saw flashes of how good Lin can be.

    We’re still debating if Lin will play more with starters and these guys already proposing Lin to take the facilitator job from Kobe :]

  • A well-traveled Troll :] He’s everywhere to spread one-liner joy!

  • LOL .. yess, I need proclaim to the world that I’m the most humble guy lurking in the background! haha.. good one!

  • yes, and make it memorable for Lin, not like regular fans pics.
    Do a duck-face, 3PT fingers, Bond-girl, Princess Leia or something .. lol

  • blubell

    “Let Jeremy Lin make people better.”
    This guy gets it and understands what Jeremy is all about. He wants Linsanity!

  • the funny thing is only Nash, Kobe, Lin, Nick Young , Ellington can be trusted to hit 3s consistently but Byron only wants to take 10-15 per game.

    Lakers will have a tough time to win big against GSW and Rockets who can quickly score bunches with 3s. Hopefully Byron notices this.

  • real-dsb

    GIF of Bogut’s illegal screen. I like Bogut as a player and person, but seriously what was he thinking? With his injury history, why is putting himself at risk? In preseason, nonetheless!

    http://i.imgur.com/X2FFJlf.gif

  • Kinprime

    I got Lin to #1 of reddit.com/r/nba with that gif. lol

  • Brent Yen

    Wow, I must have missed this on TV, thanks! good find.

  • Brent Yen

    The other thing is, have you noticed how slow Hill was? That was just hilariously bad PnR defense. Only player he slowed down was Lin….LOL

  • Brent Yen

    wow, hahaha

  • Brent Yen

    You mean like an evil big Boss hiding behind and asking badasses like @disqus_3ojL2FVU9I:disqus to do bad things….like Hydra!!! #HailHydra

  • Brent Yen

    They have 2 pages, one as group and the other as an individual. I found out the group one just yesterday…..I thought it was just that individual one.

  • Guest

    He was too passive, whatever our excuses for him are. He didn’t light up NY playing a boring average game. He needs to be more agressive, period. If this is his A game, I don’t think you are expecting enough out of Lin.
    C+

  • LW

    yes, Hill looks lost out there!

  • Chris

    He was too passive, whatever our excuses for him are. He didn’t light up NY playing a boring average game. He needs to be more agreesive, period. If you think this is his A game, you’re not expecting enough from him. This was a good game for a decent pg, nothing more. I know he could do better.

    C+

  • Brent Yen

    Not excuses, but reasons. His play was never boring….if he gets to play. 😛

  • webattorney

    B for me.

  • Brent Yen

    That’s very generous of you…lol

  • webattorney

    Note this was lower than B+ I gave him for the first game.

  • webattorney

    Agree mostly.

  • Brent Yen

    I mean I thought you will give a C+

  • webattorney

    Lin played decently like a decent, non-dangerous player. He played to Lakers standard which now is a boring BB. Note Knicks during Linsanity didn’t have Rookies there to screw up things. For most part, they were Davis like vets who were experienced and hungry to win.

  • Brent Yen

    I liked 2nd unit better, that’s for sure…more actions…

  • webattorney

    Also Lakers fans are Kobe fans mostly and they should boo when Lakers are playing not up their standard. Kobe is the Lakers for now; that is not gonna do it. Hopefully, Kobe is smart to find ways.

  • Brent Yen

    I guess last season just lowered their expectations by A LOT….:P

  • webattorney

    Slow mo Lakers.

  • Brent Yen

    ? I thought there are some GIFs….lol

  • webattorney

    A lot of them were playing with their iPhones.

  • Brent Yen

    understandable. I did that when I went to HOU NYK game too….Side story, My wife and I were 2 seats away from our friends (they were to our right). A couple was basically in that 2 seats. So. we switched seats with them. And then another couple came who have seats to the left of our original seats. Some how those ppl could not figure out a how to simply exchange the seats. The later couple kept saying we took their seat, and we were booed by the ppl behind us.

    Sometimes I really have my doubt on the intelligence level of some HOU fans…..JK……..

  • blubell

    Backstage Lakers – Episode 3

  • blubell

    Byron to Kobe: “tuck that shirt in for me.” Without hesitation Kobe tucks in his shirt.

  • blubell

    Ronnie used to hate the Lakers 🙂

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen
  • blubell

    Noooooooo!!!!
    He sprained his ankle few times in HOU but was usually fine for the next game… I hope it is the case this time too.

  • Brent Yen

    Let’s hope Adidas is better than Nike in this regard….

  • Brent Yen

    I guess we don need to watch Sunday’s game then….hopefully this is not something serious….

  • k.smith

    fksdfj3!%!!!!!!!!!

  • k.smith

    tell them to comment here.

  • Brent Yen
  • blubell

    :'(

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    I feel Pincus likes to stir things a lot. Likes to exaggerate…

  • blubell

    Yeah, I’ve noticed. Mike Trudell on the other hand gives glimmer of hope.

  • blubell

    I was hoping to see Lin/Nash combo tomorrow with Kobe not playing…

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I just want to see JLin play and now this:o(( Pray that he will be ok and rest will do the job.

  • real-dsb

    Hill’s lucky Lin didn’t take him out by accident too!

  • Arsenium12 .

    Some background on Jeremy Lin’s sprain, from Mark Medina :

    Lakers coach Byron Scott said Lin suffered the injury during 5-on-5 workouts after being stepped on by Robert Sacre. He was able to walk off the court on his own power but was in pain.

    “It depends on how he feels because he’s still trying to get acclimated to what we’re doing as well,” Scott said, “Obviously the more he can play and the more he’s out there the better for him. But if it is tender, we’ll probably sit him down.” … Scott said that both Nash, who rested Thursday, and Kobe Bryant felt good but was not sure if either would play tomorrow. Given the team’s injuries in the backcourt, it would not be a surprise if either suited up.

    See : http://www.insidesocal.com/lakers/2014/10/11/jeremy-lin-suffers-sprained-ankle-in-practice/

  • real-dsb

    I definitely want Lin to sit out the next preseason game and let it heal fully. Don’t want any lingering injuries into the regular season.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Lakers needs every able-bodied players for the season opener. No point risking anyone not even Nash and Kobe for that pre-season exhibition games.

  • k.smith

    F**king Sacre. Just sit out, not worth it.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    arthsu: ran into Jeremy Lin! 33 min ago
    instagram.com/p/uCEJAIJ_hG/

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Art Hsu @ArtHsu 3 minutes ago
    @Librafree Yes i noticed. he said he
    would be fine, and i believe him. yes, just met. i stopped him to say hi
    & asked for the photo.

  • blubell

    Great news!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    It is a huge relief to know that JLin is okay. At least not worse than it supposes to be.

  • k.smith

    His limp must have been pretty noticeable.

  • Yes if he’s willing to stop for pic, the pain must be somewhat bearable.

    Hope he gets well quickly w some rest

  • Michael

    My seats!! Mine mine mine…

  • Michael

    Hill hedging the pnr standing straight up??

  • blubell

    Isn’t Bogut a known flopper?

  • Arsenium12 .

    Byron Scott press conference after Saturday practice :

    https://twitter.com/LakersTV/status/521144231599935488

  • Brent Yen

    He did flop a lot, but I am not sure if he is known for it. He is a very good center, definitely TOP 5 (when healthy)

  • Brent Yen

    That was just ridiculous..It was actually better if he did not move at all. At least in that way he could meet Curry at the elbow.

  • webattorney

    If Lin doesn’t play, no reason to watch Lakers game for me. TBH would not attend free Lakers game if Lin wasn’t playing.

  • webattorney

    Damn guy can’t leave a limping Lin alone.

  • TTNN

    Are you saying he was limping so that he is not fast enough to escape from a fan?

  • Brent Yen

    LMAO

  • Brent Yen

    Well….TBH,…I probably will not attend even if he will play…

  • blubell

    Warning Brent…. you’re being a hater again ;P

  • blubell

    Once again… hand over those free tickets!! lol

  • Brent Yen

    LOL….No….I think going to a game is to have good atmosphere, but I am more into good basketball, which usually happens when Lin is playing. So…Rather watch it on TV….much quieter and comfortable and cheaper and can go to sleep much earlier..and……

  • Brent Yen

    Like what @disqus_Qw9GaYTag0:disqus said, he lost his speed….so…can not escape…

  • I agree. Watching from home will save travel time.

    Plus, you’d make @disqus_3ojL2FVU9I:disqus super-happy with the free tickets! :>

  • true.. life with kids definitely takes more planning and energy!

  • k.smith

    No. Limp means injured.

  • Maknusia

    Sign of aging! 😉

  • Maknusia

    I dont think its fair to point the finger on anyone. Accidents happens…unfortunately. Everyone goes thru this in NBA

  • Michael

    Yeah..go to sleep Brent! Been waiting to say this for a long time.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Melody Ting @MelodyTing3 7 hours ago
    @ArtHsu Sorry for my bad English earlier. Q was Did u see any limp or discomfort when JLin walks??? Any “bandages”???
    Art Hsu @ArtHsu 6 hours ago
    @MelodyTing3 no worries and no comment. he’s good. and i got a picture with him! so cool!

  • Michael

    Jeremy doesn’t limp, he linps

  • Melody, thanks for asking @ArtHsu so he confirmed Lin looks good. Besides, Lin still smiled in the pic :]

  • Brent Yen

    Now u said it, u an go to sleep now…..

  • Brent Yen

    Definitely not the 1st sign…….lol

  • ra

    i hope he plays tonight. watching the lakers without him is so boring.

  • ra

    i think they don’t him to push the ball to much instead try to run the offense which is suited for kobe. remember that one time where he drove all the way to the rim, he’s just not using it too much yet.

  • Michael

    After 15 hours, I still have no comeback.