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Lakers Chat: Lakers vs. Hornets Game 6

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Photo: Hornets center Emeka Okafor saves the ball from going out of bounds as Lakers defender Pau Gasol looks on in the first half in Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Staples Center. Credit: Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times

 
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What up fans in laker Land!!

Hi folks. Can't seem to see the chat window, so I'll just post down here instead. Good defense (particularly against Paul). Bad call on Bynum- offensive big has right to the spot, defensive player moved into him- and on Blake- somehow being the victim of a moving screen is a foul these days. Overall, though, not terrible officiating- spotty bad homer calls. Bigs are good on offensive glass, but not as stellar on the defensive- we've given up too many offensive rebounds. One more half to finish these guys off.

13 to 3peat

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Wondering if Kobe is the only player on the floor!!
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hm...back to moderation?

Interesting Phil sits Kobe down and the lead is up to 20!! Phil you are simply the best!!

hahaha coach Monty William in the huddle, "No matter what the score is we will continue to play" no kidding!!! or else forfeit the game?

>>I love you know nothings that think Fisher is great when he hits a couple of shot

Sigh. Okay, I have a homework assignment for you...

Go watch game 3 of the 2010 finals. It was in Boston. Watch the game. Without Fish, the Lakers LOSE that game and possible never come back to L.A.

Whine about Fisher all you want, but when the pressure is on, you're just whining, while Derek Fisher is getting the job done.

Phil Jackson is an idiot - Kobe Bryant - hurting - is put back in with an almost 20 point lead - Phil is an idiot.

Protect the franchise................You idiot...............

Phil is insane!! Lakers up by 20 why would you bring back Kobe? So kobe can pad his stats? Come on man.

S Perkins,

I'll tell you what else this particular "know nothing" knows.

Derek Fisher is the ALL TIME LEADING 3-point shooter in NBA finals.

Derek Fisher stole a game from San Antonio with .4 seconds left in 2004

Derek Fisher was the MVP of game 3 of the 2010 NBA Finals.

So far, Derek Fisher is shooting 50% for the playoffs, and 62% on 3's this series. Note that that's a higher shooting percentage than Pau Gasol, Kobe Bryant, or Lamar Odom are shooting for the series.

If you don't know, you better ask somebody.

>>>Phil is insane!! Lakers up by 20 why would you bring back Kobe?
>>>So kobe can pad his stats

no no no no no.

Too many times this season, the bench has allowed teams to come back from big leads and get back into games. In the last game of the season, versus SACRAMENTO, the Lakers gave up a 20 point lead in the 4th quarter and had to go to overtime to win.

With the chance to close out the series, Phil wanted to make sure the bench didn't let the Hornets cut the lead from 20 down to 10. So he put Kobe in for a couple of minutes to seal the deal.

ANDREW BYNUM – FIRST ROUND MVP !!!
……………………………………………
TOM

Adjustments and improvement, every series, every game, every play! No team will beat the Lakeshow in 7 game series. Not with the best coach, the best closer, the best front court, the best 6th man, the best owner, the best city with the best fans! Nobody!!!!! 4 down, 12 to go for #17. Go Lakers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Priest.. your words is a reflection of you... Phil has 11 rings.. he knows what he is doing more than any coach in the whole world today. You are betraying your cover.

Well done, Lakers, way to close it out. Bynum looks awesome, bench coming around, Pau finally looks more like himself.

Next!

MM thanks for the insta-post. Keep up the good work, I forgot to mention we also have the best blog!!!!!

Sorry Tom, but there is no MVP of the first round... there is only the Finals.. :) peace...

Nice job Lake Show...we are a team built for the playoffs.
Who is next...I'd like to see the Blazers win tonight forcing a seventh game in Dallas, allowing for some rest. GO LAKERS

3. Andrew Bynum is not going to be the co-MVP of the Finals. I'm not sure how you can even type that with a straight face. He isn't even co-MVP of this series against a pathetic Hornets front line.

Posted by: God | April 26, 2011 at 09:49 AM

Like I said all along, Lakers in five.

Go Lakers!

pfunk36 and Psycorp

Explain to me how Phil Jackson is 48-0 when his team wins Game 1 of a playoff series, how he's 55-1 when his team has a lead at any point in a playoff series and how he's 12-0 when his team wins Game 3 after being tied 1-1 in playoff series.

I guess it's because he's always had great players. Yeah, that explains it. It has nothing to do with his ability to get his teams ready for close out games. Never mind.

Kobe has now tied Michael Jordan with 31 playoff series wins.

Dominant inside game won this. 2nd chance points....

I agree with LakerTom- Bryant may have been strong and solid, but Bynum was a the MVP of this game, at least, if not the series. This series was won or lost by the big men- when they showed up strong, the Lakers won, when they didn't they lost. Pau was the x-factor- when he played well and aggressively the Lakers won- but Bynum was pretty consistent. We'll ignore the low rebounding effort in game four. Artest was giving him a run for being the most consistent player, but had an uneven game tonight.

Well, actually, Andrew played very well. As far as Fisher, I think everyone knows he's not and has never been CP3 or DRose or DWilliams or Nash, he is what he is. And Gasol, he's a skilled forward, not a Center. Why do we expect more? Sure, if I could, here's my Laker team:

C-Howard
SF-Durant
PF-James
PG-Rose
SG-Bryant

There, is everybody happy?

@S Perkins

Quit complaining it doesn't matter.

Yes, Fisher is terrible.
Yes, he can't guard anyone.
Yes, he will make a jumper or 2.

Fact.

Phil Jackson will play Fisher 30 minutes
no matter what we say.

Fact.

Shannon Brown just like Sasha and Farmar before
can do nothing to play more than 20 minutes.

Phil unnecessarily put Kobe and Fisher back
in the game during the 4th quarter.

A huge issue for next year ...

Will Dwight Howard force a trade to Lakers for Andrew Bynum?

Dwight needs a change and he wants to play for the Lakers.

Question is will Lakers trade Bynum for him?

Bynum could be Finals MVP this year.

I am sure Howard's agent would have already called Otis Smith.

The question is whether is Otis Smith going to call Mitch Kupchak or Pat Riley??

So hopefully the Lakers have finally shown up for good?

Not ruling them out slacking off for a game or two next round, though.

great game.

Andrew was awesome. no, he wasn't MVP. the MVP is the one that got everyone on track with a huge effort including a dunk that took all the wind out of NOLA's sails. as Kobe goes, so go the Lakers. that doesn't mean that the others aren't important. if any of the key players are lost, the playoff run is in jeopardy.

Fisher did great work on Chris Paul, but naturally, it was a team effort that nullified everything that CP3 wanted to accomplish. Fisher ran the offense as he should almost without errors, and he scored enough to keep Paul honest and playing defense. what more can we ask for? once again, the best point guard in a series went nowhere. all this worry over point guards is energy that is misplaced.

Kobe went back in when the lead had been cut to 12 or 13. it was a good move that said, "no, we aren't going to let you back into this game, it's over".

Dwight Howard done for the season and up for grab come 2012!!

The only way Howard can go to Miami is if they trade Bosh or Wade or James. Money has to match. Miami can only afford the 3. Same with Lakers, we can't sign a big dollar free agent, it would have to be a trade for Drew. Only way to get a super PG would be to trade Pau basically. NO isn't gonna take Odom and Bron, Blake and Barnes to even out the money, for CP3.

The bench started treating it as garbage time and were playing like garbage. It was obvious and I was not surprised to see the starters come back in.

Posted by: D(erek)J(eter) | April 28, 2011 at 08:34 PM

Insider suggesting Howard to Miami and LBJ to Orlando swap

I missed the game but not the results. Sounds like the Lakers gave em a southern style wupin tonight..

LongTimeLakerFan,

Man, help me out.

I honestly don't get the hatred for Derek Fisher, not in the slightest, particularly since we run The Triangle which doesn't WANT a penetrating point guard.

Do you understand it?

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.

GO LAKERS!!!

Laker Tom,

The playoffs is about Andrew Bynum.

If Bynum averages 12 points 14 rebounds and two blocks... it's over. Plain and simple.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.

GO LAKERS!!!

Now that's what I'm talkin' 'bout...way to close out a series fellas. Now on to the next challenger.

~

@LRob: I wanted to post more of Phoebe's songs but, I hope that what a did post will give those who may not have been familiar with her, a sample of her enormous talent...we lost one of the great ones for sure.

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For today's musical contribution, by request from our fellow blog brother Amit, Imma start posting some of my favorite Jazz artists. I'll start with one of my favorite trumpeters...enjoy!

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Let's go Ls...all the way to a 3-peat!!!!!

The Hornets lost this series when their coach started talking about the physicality of the Lakers.

and that Kobe dunk

Dallas won, time for predictions!

Dallas-Lakers: Lakers in 6 Barkley just picked Dallas in 6 so Im doubling down on Lakers in Vegas

SA-Memphis SA in 7

OKC-SA OKC in 6

LA-OKC Lakers in 7 Wester Div Champs

Eastern Conference

Boston-Miami Miami in 7

Atlanta-Chicago Chicago in 5

Miami-Chicago Chicago in 7

LA-Chicago Lakers in 7

4 down, 12 to go for #17. Go Lakers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LakerTom,

I always agreed with you against all those Bynum naysayers and now that he is playing so well, lets not jump the gun and declare him mvp over kobe. He's not, its still Kobe's team and he is still the main man that makes the difference (in terms of championships) on this team. Yes, we need Andrew for this championship run, with Pau kind of up and down, he is now our #2. And lets not jump the gun and say he is better or in the same class as Howard. He is not. Howard is in a class by himself as the best center, by far, in the NBA today. The way Bynum is playing right now, he could arguably be #2. Thats something special right now for the 23 year old and he is on his way to making a huge stamp towards that claim in these playoffs. Good for Bynum, lets all support his development but he and the Lakers still have a ways to go before anyone is declared anything!

awsome game from the LAKERS!! GREAT coaching and great players!! what can a city ask for!!!

Yep. A Barkley prediction is always something to bet against because he knows almost nothing of the game itself. A buffoon!


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