Monday, May 25, 2009

Western Conference Finals Game 4 Thread: Lakers @ Nuggets, 6p

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Kobe takes it to the hoop while everybody else watches in Game 3.

COMMENTS: Welcome, Laker fans! By popular request, Sons of Steve Garvey is happy to present our inaugural Lakers Game Thread. Tonight's starting pitchers are—wait, what's that? THERE ARE NO PITCHERS IN BASKETBALL? Well, will Dinger be at the Pepsi Center? No?

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photo by Jack Dempsey/AP

92 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

So wait, will there be Dodgers at the game?

NicJ said...

i actually just heard on dodgertalk that about 80% of the traveling staff is going to the game tonight, Suchon was complaining that he wanted to go.

NicJ said...

P.S. its nice to have a place to post about the laker game that doesnt consist of people typing in caps lock.

NicJ said...

Jax looks pretty intense tonight,

PenosCabell said...

Nic J - agreed. It's nice to chat about the Lakers. It's even better when there isn't a Dodger game on at the same time!

PenosCabell said...

Lakers need to get off to a fast start, and play some damn DEFENSE.

Orel said...

Is it 2-3-2 or 2-2-1-1-1?

NicJ said...

22111, 232 doesnt start till the finals

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Not even two minutes into the game and the Lakers are already missing their free-throws.

NicJ said...

man, they arent freethrows when the lakers are shooting them

PenosCabell said...

How important is Bynum?

NicJ said...

bynum makes the team unbeatable

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

So far Bynum looks important: 2 points, 2 rebounds.

NicJ said...

the lakers are already losing all the hustle plays.

NicJ said...

i should really do myself a favor and just watch the last quarter of this game.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Ugh, this already looks bad.

PenosCabell said...

Watching the entire game is very stressful

NicJ said...

at least bynum is playing well, now the rest of the team needs to wake up.

NicJ said...

could be worse, at least the nuggets are only shooting 33%

NicJ said...

the bad news is were at 22%

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

The Lakers have alreaddy forced 4 3-pointers. They have to attack the basket, especially with Bynum doing so well early.

NicJ said...

wow, what a shot by fish

PenosCabell said...

Defense anyone? The Nugs are doing whatever they want inside/

Orel said...

Jayson Williams in trouble again.

PenosCabell said...

Jayson Williams needs some serious therapy sessions.

NicJ said...

LO in the game, but will he be IN the game.

NicJ said...

wow, the refs just made a swing from calling nothing to ticky-tack in less than a quarter.

Orel said...

If the Lakers can keep it within single digits by halftime, they should have a chance.

NicJ said...

great ball handeling by kmart, pfff

NicJ said...

it seems like that has been the strategy, rope-a-dope

PenosCabell said...

No interior defense for the Lakers. They need to step the defense.

PenosCabell said...

2 for 1 opportunity

NicJ said...

KO-BE

PenosCabell said...

Kobe's a stud.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

nice finish to an ontherwise ugly first quarter.

NicJ said...

hey! a guy from kenya won the marathon, what a surprise.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I hate Chris Andersen.

NicJ said...

he never gets called for lose ball fouls. or goaltending.

PenosCabell said...

Damn you Birdman.

PenosCabell said...

Denver has come out with much more energy.

PenosCabell said...

The officiating has felt very one-sided, that is in favor of Denver.

NicJ said...

remember when the lakers bench was awesome. i miss that.

NicJ said...

the officiating reminds me of game 1

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I quit on the first half. I'll be back once the third starts.

PenosCabell said...

Wow, the Birdman looks normal in that ad.

PenosCabell said...

This is starting to get out of control.

NicJ said...

maybe the nuggets will tire themselves out dunking the ball.

Unknown said...

I take it as a good sign we are only down 11...however it looks questionable as to if the refs will let us get back in this game

NicJ said...

we are gonna need some points from the bench,

Unknown said...

That 3 second call is horrendous

PenosCabell said...

The refs are just killing the Lakers.

Agreed Nic, the bench needs to step it up.

Unknown said...

We are in this game...If this was the Houston series, we woulda been down 20

PenosCabell said...

Andrew, you're right. I don't know what the problem was with Houston. That was a weird series. Right now, the Lakers are hanging around. I would like to see the bench do some scoring, some defense all around and Kobe needs to be Kobe.

PenosCabell said...

Goaltending?

NicJ said...

alright gang, no more layups, gotta dunk it.

PenosCabell said...

If Kobe catches fire...watch out.

NicJ said...

wow, this has gotta be the worst playoff series in free throw history.

PenosCabell said...

catching up.

PenosCabell said...

9 offensive rebounds for Denver already?

Not good.

NicJ said...

where was pau on that play.

NicJ said...

thank god bynums back in, lamar was giving us nothing.

NicJ said...

and bynums back out, wtf

PenosCabell said...

No offensive foul?

NicJ said...

its amazing that the nuggets have not gotten an offensive foul. i expect that to change in the next half.

PenosCabell said...

This game can be won.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Well, only down by 7. They were down by 8 going into the fourth quarter in Saturday's game.

Unknown said...

7 points at half isn't bad considering I was wagering on who would have more points, the Lakers in the first quarter or the Dodgers in today's game.

I don't know what it is about Denver, but they don't have half the mental focus that Houston did and thus can't seem to put us in too much of a deep ditch though, that will be something to definitely look for in the second half.

Kobe looks like he is playing at a very high level and will be able to facilitate very well in the second half.

Go Dodgers.

NicJ said...

so far this has been the formula they have one with, keep them in striking distance and then attack in the 4th.

NicJ said...

wow, pau with a reverse lay in?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

those 2 offensive boards scared me

NicJ said...

nene and kmart have the ugliest looking shots, but they go in

NicJ said...

the refs seem to step in everytime the lakers make a run.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

The offensive boards are killing the Lakers.

NicJ said...

missing easy shots are killing the lakers.

NicJ said...

if the lakers are gonna win they need to go on a run now.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Nope, it's the offensive rebounds. Denver leads that category 16-6

Unknown said...

We are still in this...everything is going against us, yet we are still very much in striking distance.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Bynum looks good, but Phil hasn't given him any minutes.

NicJ said...

theres another one.

NicJ said...

the lakers go on a little run, the nuggets basket and one. its been happening all game.

NicJ said...

the games unraveling a bit,

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

This game is toast.

NicJ said...

bynums trying to put the team on his back.

NicJ said...

alright its over.

Lakers in 7 or denver in 6

Unknown said...

God, our bench players (Walton and Vujacic) are the dictionary picture of regression in terms of their careers. They have done nothing to better themselves and what they could do, they have gotten noticably worse.

NicJ said...

sadly i think this is going to be LO's last year as a laker. he is was too inconsistent

NicJ said...

the nuggets have really looked like the stronger team throughout the series, unfortunately.

NicJ said...

wow, jr smith is kind of an asshole.

Unknown said...

The bottom line is that we are in for a dog fight...and I think we are the better team with the more home games, so we should pull this out.

Thanks for the Lakers game thread Sons.

NicJ said...

well, that turned into a rout.

PenosCabell said...

That sucks.

PenosCabell said...

You guys catch Matt Kemp sitting behind the Laker bench?