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x_notorious
10-31-2008, 10:28 AM
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Los Angeles Lakers (http://prosportsdaily.sportsdirectinc.com/basketball/nba-players.aspx?page=/data/nba/teams/rosters/roster403977.html) v.s Denver Nuggets (http://prosportsdaily.sportsdirectinc.com/basketball/nba-players.aspx?page=/data/nba/teams/rosters/roster404065.html)

Date: November 1st, 2008
Time: 6:00 PM Pacific Time
TV: KCAL HD
Location: Pepsi Center


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PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS: (http://scores.espn.go.com/nba/depth)

http://www.chriscreamer.com/images/logos/6/229/thumbs/xeti0fjbyzmcffue57vz5o1gl.gif

PG...........SG..........SF..........PF........... C
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Carter---Iverson---Anthony--Martin---Nene

http://www.chriscreamer.com/images/logos/6/237/thumbs/qhhpegvatgupdb3nskfsfnmd5.gif

PG...........SG..........SF..........PF........... C
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Fisher---Bryant---Radman---Gasol---Bynum


STATISTICAL LEADERS: (http://www.nba.com/statistics/)


PPG RPG APG SPG

Nuggets Martin-18.0 Martin-6 Iverson-8 Carter-3

Lakers Bryant-19.5 Odom-9.5 Farmar-5.5 Radmanovic-2.0


MORE STATS:

http://l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/nba/teams/20080123/80x60/den.gif (http://prosportsdaily.sportsdirectinc.com/basketball/nba-teams.aspx?page=/data/nba/teams/team403977.html)...............http://l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/nba/teams/20080123/80x60/lal.gif (http://prosportsdaily.sportsdirectinc.com/basketball/nba-teams.aspx?page=/data/nba/teams/team404065.html)

KEY MATCHUP:

Allen Iverson v.s Kobe Bryant

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C-Dub
10-31-2008, 11:47 AM
we better win so i can rub it in my friends face, haha

kobe24>jordan23
10-31-2008, 06:36 PM
lakers by 20

DenButsu
10-31-2008, 08:49 PM
Thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoo much, X I really realy appreciate it.

No time today, just came in to say that^....

If it hasn't been posted already, can someone plz post the news about no extension for LK? Thx...

C-Dub
10-31-2008, 09:49 PM
do you guys think balkman will be put on Kobe at all during the game?

SUNDUNDIDIT
10-31-2008, 09:58 PM
do you guys think balkman will be put on Kobe at all during the game?


From what I seen from Balkman so far, I would actually anticipate it....Didn't Balkman say he was one of the best defenders in the league???? He's really livin up to it if you ask me!!

x_notorious
10-31-2008, 10:51 PM
Anytime Den, all it took was 2 seconds. :cool:

See you guys tomorrow. Get ready for some pounding down low from Bryant's Giants.

IBleedPurple
11-01-2008, 02:00 AM
Nene will do a little pounding himself, and I don't think Bynum matches up well against him. Gasol is a wuss, and struggles against physical players, KMart to the rescue. The guy that will give us problems will be Odom. We could put Balkman on him, but that would put our best defender away from a guy...something Bryant.

I do expect to see Balkman on Kobe, hope it slows him a little. We'll see how much we keep him in depending on his offensive play.

Passing to outside shots from the post, and hitting outside shots in general will be huge in this game. Lakers big men clog the paint like crazy.

And for your screen name up there, Kobe is not better than Jordan. That discredits you a little right there.

AIMelo=KillaDUO
11-01-2008, 06:21 AM
Why didn't Balkman play tonight?

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 11:20 AM
Anytime Den, all it took was 2 seconds. :cool:

See you guys tomorrow. Get ready for some pounding down low from Bryant's Giants.

ya, its a great looking game thread, nice job

um, about the giants down low though, Gasol is a wimp, kmart or nene could take him, but id put nene on bynum, cuz nene is sronger and he'd slaughter gasol....and we dont want to hurt him, lol

as for kobe... if we take his teammates away, he cant beat us himself, believe me. thats always our biggest mistake, we try to stop him, hes gonna score and do good, hes kobe. take his team away and it us vs him. we shouldnt worry about him hardly at all, put balkman on him and then take care of the rest of the team.

Nene Bynum = great matchup, cant wait to see

Kmart on Gasol = gasol crying

Melo on Odom = melo taking care of him with this new defense thing hes been working on

AI/Balkman on Kobe = i have no idea, lets just pray on D

AC/Smith on Fisher= great matchup for smith and hard for AC, but both have been playing great

this is winnable, we just cant struggle at all like last night

Raidaz4Life
11-01-2008, 11:32 AM
ya, its a great looking game thread, nice job

um, about the giants down low though, Gasol is a wimp, kmart or nene could take him, but id put nene on bynum, cuz nene is sronger and he'd slaughter gasol....and we dont want to hurt him, lol

as for kobe... if we take his teammates away, he cant beat us himself, believe me. thats always our biggest mistake, we try to stop him, hes gonna score and do good, hes kobe. take his team away and it us vs him. we shouldnt worry about him hardly at all, put balkman on him and then take care of the rest of the team.

Nene Bynum = great matchup, cant wait to see

Kmart on Gasol = gasol crying

Melo on Odom = melo taking care of him with this new defense thing hes been working on

AI/Balkman on Kobe = i have no idea, lets just pray on D

AC/Smith on Fisher= great matchup for smith and hard for AC, but both have been playing great

this is winnable, we just cant struggle at all like last night

Isn't that wimp Gasol the one that put up 36 points on you guys in the playoffs last year?:rolleyes:

Good luck guys

DenButsu
11-01-2008, 12:08 PM
I sure hope Melo has a monster game.

Probably I'm out for another 24-36 hrs., so if you all could keep updates etc. coming, I'd appreciate it.

Just a busy weekend doing fun stuff - just got back from seeing Medeski, Martin, and Wood. :cool:

Go Nuggets!

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 12:19 PM
gasol was covered by camby and kmart, not nene and kmart, lol nene isnt as much of a wimp as camby so if gasol passes kmart he still got nene to deal with

x_notorious
11-01-2008, 03:21 PM
ya, its a great looking game thread, nice job

um, about the giants down low though, Gasol is a wimp, kmart or nene could take him, but id put nene on bynum, cuz nene is sronger and he'd slaughter gasol....and we dont want to hurt him, lol

as for kobe... if we take his teammates away, he cant beat us himself, believe me. thats always our biggest mistake, we try to stop him, hes gonna score and do good, hes kobe. take his team away and it us vs him. we shouldnt worry about him hardly at all, put balkman on him and then take care of the rest of the team.

Nene Bynum = great matchup, cant wait to see

Kmart on Gasol = gasol crying

Melo on Odom = melo taking care of him with this new defense thing hes been working on

AI/Balkman on Kobe = i have no idea, lets just pray on D

AC/Smith on Fisher= great matchup for smith and hard for AC, but both have been playing great

this is winnable, we just cant struggle at all like last night


Of course Gasol is a wimp. Hey, I would be a wimp too if I sweeped the Nuggets in the playoffs while averaging 22 points per game along with 2.7 blocks per game, 9 rebounds a game and shooting 58%. So it was the Nuggets defense crying, not the Gasol. I am merely pointing out the facts here and for the most part, Camby/Nene/Martin were on him and it made no difference whatsoever.

SUNDUNDIDIT
11-01-2008, 03:27 PM
Of course Gasol is a wimp. Hey, I would be a wimp too if I sweeped the Nuggets in the playoffs while averaging 22 points per game along with 2.7 blocks per game, 9 rebounds a game and shooting 58%. So it was the Nuggets defense crying, not the Gasol. I am merely pointing out the facts here and for the most part, Camby/Nene/Martin were on him and it made no difference whatsoever.



Stop livin in the past....You swept a team that wasn't as good or as improved as this team is goin to be.....NENE was comin back from cancer, when he started playing against yall in the playoffs....He's in a lot more physical shape, and is more physical then Camby ever was....

And I hope Karl plays Balkman, so we can inhibit yall offense....Balkman might have mediocre offense, but he's as good as any player on Defense....Karl needs to play Balkman....And not to mention, Melo is ready mu****a...A.I. is still one of the greatest to handle a ball, and we def. wont be a pushover team, even if we do get blown out this first game of the season.


Pleasebelieve, we can be as good as any team this year.....On paper, we are better then lots.

KobeDaMamba24
11-01-2008, 03:32 PM
OH no no renaldo balkman the defensive master mind on Kobe. What Will kobe do? how will he score,sorrry Laker Fans we have no chance tonight Renaldo Balkman is guarding Kobe Bryant. game over

x_notorious
11-01-2008, 03:36 PM
Stop livin in the past....You swept a team that wasn't as good or as improved as this team is goin to be.....NENE was comin back from cancer, when he started playing against yall in the playoffs....He's in a lot more physical shape, and is more physical then Camby ever was....

And I hope Karl plays Balkman, so we can inhibit yall offense....Balkman might have mediocre offense, but he's as good as any player on Defense....Karl needs to play Balkman....And not to mention, Melo is ready mu****a...A.I. is still one of the greatest to handle a ball, and we def. wont be a pushover team, even if we do get blown out this first game of the season.


Pleasebelieve, we can be as good as any team this year.....On paper, we are better then lots.

Of course! Stop living in the past where the Lakers dominated and start living in the future with nothing but pure assumptions!

Yeah, I'd like to see Balkman as well. His all pro defender status will really contain the likes of Kobe. :rolleyes:

SUNDUNDIDIT
11-01-2008, 03:42 PM
Of course! Stop living in the past where the Lakers dominated and start living in the future with nothing but pure assumptions!

Yeah, I'd like to see Balkman as well. His all pro defender status will really contain the likes of Kobe. :rolleyes:



Or start livin NOW...And realize your team can bleed just like any other normal human beings.

Lets get it!

SUNDUNDIDIT
11-01-2008, 03:42 PM
OH no no renaldo balkman the defensive master mind on Kobe. What Will kobe do? how will he score,sorrry Laker Fans we have no chance tonight Renaldo Balkman is guarding Kobe Bryant. game over



:moon:

x_notorious
11-01-2008, 03:45 PM
Or start livin NOW...And realize your team can bleed just like any other normal human beings.

Lets get it!

Well, understand this. My comment was towards who ever said Gasol was a wimp. And I pointed out what wimp he is and what damage he could do against your team. No personal rip or anything like that..it was kind of a stupid statement to begin with.

If the Nuggets have improved, we shall certainly see today.

SUNDUNDIDIT
11-01-2008, 03:55 PM
Well, understand this. My comment was towards who ever said Gasol was a wimp. And I pointed out what wimp he is and what damage he could do against your team. No personal rip or anything like that..it was kind of a stupid statement to begin with.

If the Nuggets have improved, we shall certainly see today.



I comprehended completely....But I was sayin how Camby was not a physical force to go against Gasol....NENE is blatantly more physical and aggresive, and he doesn't settle for jump shots like Camby did....He pounds the ball in, has lots of power...Meaning, CAMBY is in the past. We have a better Center, and NENE is certainly better...


But yes, we shall certainly see today....It's best to not make assumptions for any team, because the stars may be aligned.....I'm expectin Lakers to win, but I know Nuggets can be as good and win aswell.

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 03:58 PM
Of course! Stop living in the past where the Lakers dominated and start living in the future with nothing but pure assumptions!

Yeah, I'd like to see Balkman as well. His all pro defender status will really contain the likes of Kobe. :rolleyes:I wouldn't spend too much time debating, it'll will get you nowhere..believe me seen it.

Anyway, it's going to be tough for the Nugs, could very well be a blowout actually, we have been struggling with the rebounds and against the lakers second chance opportunities can't be given. Nene has fouled out the first two games of the season so yes he is much more aggressive than camby but he won't give gasol or bynum a cushion...however if he fouls early then the lakers have the nugs where they want them. We are getting melo back so that is a good thing now we will just see if wants to play D or not. balkman on Kobe is very interesting, nobody likes a "in your face" type defender on them, he won't shut him down but he could make his job harder. It should be interesting that is if the Nugs decide to step up.

Raidaz4Life
11-01-2008, 04:01 PM
Stop livin in the past....You swept a team that wasn't as good or as improved as this team is goin to be.....NENE was comin back from cancer, when he started playing against yall in the playoffs....He's in a lot more physical shape, and is more physical then Camby ever was....

And I hope Karl plays Balkman, so we can inhibit yall offense....Balkman might have mediocre offense, but he's as good as any player on Defense....Karl needs to play Balkman....And not to mention, Melo is ready mu****a...A.I. is still one of the greatest to handle a ball, and we def. wont be a pushover team, even if we do get blown out this first game of the season.


Pleasebelieve, we can be as good as any team this year.....On paper, we are better then lots.

and we have Bynum back.... you're forgetting we didn't even have him during the sweep of you guys... unfortunately I think Bynum has a bigger team impact than nene, not to take anything away from Nene because I think he is one of the most underrated bigs in the league

SUNDUNDIDIT
11-01-2008, 04:10 PM
I wouldn't spend too much time debating, it'll will get you nowhere..believe me seen it.



You can't bypass anything can you???? I'm not dwellin on it and worryin, why is you??



and we have Bynum back.... you're forgetting we didn't even have him during the sweep of you guys... unfortunately I think Bynum has a bigger team impact than nene, not to take anything away from Nene because I think he is one of the most underrated bigs in the league


Nah, i'm not forgettin...I know how much of an asset Bynum is to yall team...I was the one sayin, that Lakers would've won the championship if they woulda had Bynum....NENE is our new center, we also have Balkman who has showed potential of bein a great defender...He gives our team energy....We have added additions, and NENE is not the only one my dude....But of course, it's only natural that you going to think Bynum has a bigger team impact, because thats yall peoples.....Of course, i'm goin to disagree and say that Nuggets are a better team without Camby, with NENE fillin his position...

..People live off the belief that Nuggets are a worse team without Camby, but it's false.....Camby only blocked and took jumpshots.....NENE does a lot more, Balkman adds the defense we been missin, and so on and so on.....

Overall, it should be an excitin game tonight.

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 04:10 PM
and we have Bynum back.... you're forgetting we didn't even have him during the sweep of you guys... unfortunately I think Bynum has a bigger team impact than nene, not to take anything away from Nene because I think he is one of the most underrated bigs in the league
That's going to be difficult containing Gasol is difficult enough, now we have to take into consideration into Bynum, not to mention all the other playmakers the lakers have which makes the bigs job easier..the nugs are going to have to a team effort if they even want to think about having a shot.

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 06:43 PM
Of course Gasol is a wimp. Hey, I would be a wimp too if I sweeped the Nuggets in the playoffs while averaging 22 points per game along with 2.7 blocks per game, 9 rebounds a game and shooting 58%. So it was the Nuggets defense crying, not the Gasol. I am merely pointing out the facts here and for the most part, Camby/Nene/Martin were on him and it made no difference whatsoever.

hey man, i never said he wasnt a good player though. yes, i do believe gasol is a wimp, and camby too and that does contribute a little bit to his dominance, but i think the reason he can beat us down low is because he is a smart player rather than physical, he is a great player, and like most people say, brains over braun.

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 06:52 PM
Well, understand this. My comment was towards who ever said Gasol was a wimp. And I pointed out what wimp he is and what damage he could do against your team. No personal rip or anything like that..it was kind of a stupid statement to begin with.

If the Nuggets have improved, we shall certainly see today.


hey man, that was my comment, and i also said you had a great thread, lol

it wasnt a stupid statement either, i said that camby was a wimpy player too, and its true. both him and gasol dont play physical. I ALSO just commented on your other post saying that Gasol is a great player and he beat us with smarts, so dont go assuming that I'm hatin on any player because they are on a rival team or anything. he is good, hes just not physical, and like sundundidit said, we have a bigger and beter C this year. you guys clearly wouldve won last season with bynum and i understan you got him back now, but dude, we have a completely different team this year and a totally different mindset. all in all, i think this will be a good game and it hopefully :pray: wont be a blowout, cuz i want it to come down to the last second shot by kobe or ai or melo or someone. by the way, even though we need it more, good luck

lakers4sho
11-01-2008, 07:48 PM
I want to see Balkman vs. Sasha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EGl-MiD0J0

ARMIN12NBA
11-01-2008, 07:58 PM
I comprehended completely....But I was sayin how Camby was not a physical force to go against Gasol....NENE is blatantly more physical and aggresive, and he doesn't settle for jump shots like Camby did....He pounds the ball in, has lots of power...Meaning, CAMBY is in the past. We have a better Center, and NENE is certainly better...


But yes, we shall certainly see today....It's best to not make assumptions for any team, because the stars may be aligned.....I'm expectin Lakers to win, but I know Nuggets can be as good and win aswell.

:confused: Did they change the NBA rule book so that two teams can win now?

SUNDUNDIDIT
11-01-2008, 08:22 PM
:confused: Did they change the NBA rule book so that two teams can win now?




???????????

Maybe I should break it down more elementary for you....


LAKERS ARE EXPECTED TO WIN, BUT NUGGETS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO UPSET AND MAKE NOISE.....Really not that hard to understand.:cool:

ARMIN12NBA
11-01-2008, 08:57 PM
???????????

Maybe I should break it down more elementary for you....


LAKERS ARE EXPECTED TO WIN, BUT NUGGETS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO UPSET AND MAKE NOISE.....Really not that hard to understand.:cool:

Maybe I should break it down for you:

I WAS KIDDING!

I was actually PMed by somebody making fun of that quote so I thought I'd point it out. It can easily be misread. Next time be more clear.

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 09:02 PM
melo has a shaved head!!!

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 09:12 PM
didk they just say chucky atkins? i hope he aint playing

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 09:13 PM
lets go guys, REVENGE is on our minds

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 09:17 PM
lets go melo, make some nice passes, not bad ones, lol

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 09:19 PM
early no call on nene and nene foul on bynum

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 09:20 PM
thats right kmart get in his face

Mets4Life101
11-01-2008, 09:21 PM
Ai is great

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 09:25 PM
descent start, nothing horrable

cmellofan15
11-01-2008, 09:44 PM
C-Dub do u got a link?

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 09:50 PM
a link?

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 09:59 PM
looks like the birdman is making his presence known but has 3 fouls going to have to be careful with him

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:00 PM
protecting that nest is pretty hard stuff

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:01 PM
3 fouls on Bynum too, good stuff

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 10:01 PM
AI only has played a minute?? no balkman or jones??

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 10:02 PM
protecting that nest is pretty hard stuffvery nice. He's got 3 blocked shots, more than the laker team.

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:04 PM
nope, ai was barely in at all, and we are doing ok, so when he comes in im expecting a lot

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 10:04 PM
oh and melo has surely laid an egg. no points??

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:05 PM
now AI is back

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 10:06 PM
nope, ai was barely in at all, and we are doing ok, so when he comes in im expecting a lot
Do you know why he wasn't in often? Does karl actually have a plan?

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:06 PM
melo got fouled and missed both free throws too, nice AC! a 3, steal AI!!!

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:06 PM
nope, he just went out, lol, karl must have a plan

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:06 PM
kobe got another foul!

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:07 PM
lets go kmart, freethrows

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 10:08 PM
it has been a pretty interesting game so far, hope we can keep this up throughout the game. Kind of need melo to step up.

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:09 PM
thatd be nice

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:09 PM
AC with a 3!

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:09 PM
he is on fire!

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 10:09 PM
I guess we found our 3 point specialist...Anthony Carter..:smoking::D:rolleyes:

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:10 PM
omg, the sound went out, i have no sound!!!!

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:10 PM
i knew i stick up for him for a reason, he is playing awesome d too

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:12 PM
he is 6/6 and melo just missed another freethrow

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:13 PM
and missed another

liliverson819
11-01-2008, 10:13 PM
AC is playing AMAZING! for now at least only if he could play like this all the time, only negative so far is that Melo needs to step it up.

Melo your not playing against guys that most Americans cant pronounce their names anymore, this ain't the Olympics pick it up!!

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 10:13 PM
i knew i stick up for him for a reason, he is playing awesome d too
well I stuck up for his D but glad he is showing up on offense..apparently he has an offensive game..lol

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:14 PM
ya, fisher just had a 3, and AI is shooting frees

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 10:15 PM
new plan don't give melo the ball. He is killing us.

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:15 PM
beautiful martin, we are playing great defense

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:15 PM
AC with another basket

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:16 PM
but also a foul, lol

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:17 PM
Ai with the assisst to a monster jam by kmart!

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 10:17 PM
If someone would of said that Carter would be the leading scorer in this game through 2..I would laughed in their face.

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:18 PM
another foul on the lake show, doachick or whatever his name is, and hes whining like a baby

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:19 PM
Ai to smith, o so sweet

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:19 PM
winning at the half, nice job boys

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 10:19 PM
wow..what a defensive effort by the nugs

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:20 PM
melo grinning, he should turn that smile upsidedown and get serious about making a shot this next half, we need him

liliverson819
11-01-2008, 10:20 PM
haha fisher got blocked twice in a row

liliverson819
11-01-2008, 10:21 PM
if anyone would said the Nuggets would hold the Lakers to only 46 points at the half i would prolly slap them, but hey maybe we can play defense...

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:22 PM
well, ill take the winning effort over fantasy points for ai and melo, lol

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:22 PM
balkman hasnt even played yet

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 10:24 PM
it is quite something, think about it AI with only 6 minutes of PT, Melo is scoreless, and AC is the leading scorer for us..any nugget fan would automatically assume that we would be blown out..that is why we have defense..never thought I say that

liliverson819
11-01-2008, 10:24 PM
i think i heard that balkmans still nursing an injury, so thats why hes not playing im not sure though

liliverson819
11-01-2008, 10:25 PM
and to correct u Brave Kid AI has 18 minutes of PT.

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 10:26 PM
balkman hasnt even played yet
I wonder if he will play..I hope karl doesn't give him the Diawara/Bobby Jones, treatment. The guy can play some serious D.

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 10:27 PM
and to correct u Brave Kid AI has 18 minutes of PT.really? this says otherwise http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/gamechannel?gid=2008110107

my bad.

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:30 PM
i usually go to nba.com, watch live game, the box score is updated really fast

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:31 PM
and it shows all the attempts and misses and stuff

liliverson819
11-01-2008, 10:31 PM
really? this says otherwise http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/gamechannel?gid=2008110107

my bad.

yeah i rarely trust yahoo sports i go with the espn gamecasts.

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:36 PM
ai should have 2 assists and it says he has none?

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:37 PM
another foul on bynum! he has 4 now

liliverson819
11-01-2008, 10:38 PM
espn says he has 2.. just go with the espn gamecasts its rarely wrong

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:38 PM
melo is at least getting asssts, 5 now antoher to kmart

liliverson819
11-01-2008, 10:39 PM
yeah nene is causing bynum alot of trouble down there

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:39 PM
lol, i am in espn, fantasy....

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:39 PM
ooo, there they are, they just popped up, haha

liliverson819
11-01-2008, 10:40 PM
carmelo fouled vlad on a 3 point attempt....

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:40 PM
melo got his first points, finally!

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:41 PM
nene, ur a monster, made gasol airball it!

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:41 PM
AI with a 3!

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:42 PM
hmm, 7-0 run lakers

liliverson819
11-01-2008, 10:43 PM
Melo cant just keep shooting

liliverson819
11-01-2008, 10:44 PM
erghhhhhhh we do so well get up by 9 just to get a 7-0 run turned on us, now that looks like the nuggets of last year

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 10:47 PM
don't give the ball into melo's hands .

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:47 PM
AI with a reverse!

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:48 PM
melo just needs a huge dunk and hes back, i wsh hed have a nice easy one in transition or somethin, kinda like AI lastnight, only melo is still cold, ai just didnt shoot, lol

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 10:48 PM
geez melo misses 2 regular season games and he suddenly forgets how to put the ball into the basket.

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:50 PM
there, the great lineup of all the starters, but with smith in

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:51 PM
rebound melo, nene on kobe?

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:52 PM
kmart with another 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:53 PM
then you fould kobe, ugh

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 10:53 PM
k-mart liking the perimeter shot apparently..and it seems karl is okay with it I guess.

liliverson819
11-01-2008, 10:54 PM
hell as long as k-mart can make it im fine with it to

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:56 PM
gasol, foul again

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:56 PM
kmart please dont be injured......hammy

liliverson819
11-01-2008, 10:56 PM
and were tied

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:58 PM
birdman with the great layup from assist from ai

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 10:59 PM
kobe trying to hard, take his team, and hes a gonner

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 11:01 PM
l train with the lay in

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 11:01 PM
hamstring strain, kmart

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 11:03 PM
tied after 3

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 11:04 PM
is k-mart coming back?

liliverson819
11-01-2008, 11:05 PM
JR's 3 point shot isnt looking right so far this season.

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 11:06 PM
going to need Melo to step up here.

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 11:06 PM
they dont know, he went in theback to stretch but they dont know if he is coming back

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 11:07 PM
hes not even in right now, lol

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 11:08 PM
yes, AC and melo back

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 11:09 PM
^I know but what I am saying is when he gets back in he has to carry us..just someone carry us to victory

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 11:09 PM
smith for 3!

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 11:10 PM
it was only a 2 by smith i guess

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 11:10 PM
5 on bynum

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 11:11 PM
nene is back

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 11:11 PM
that's right pound it in there.

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 11:11 PM
i love smith, maybe i should have a sanctuary for him too

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 11:14 PM
ugh, 3 point shooters on other teams really upset me

liliverson819
11-01-2008, 11:14 PM
k-mart needs to get ready to come back in asap he needs to get in for kleiza

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 11:16 PM
and there are the 3's, if the lakers get hot then we are in trouble. can someone carry us?? Melo?? Smith?? put AI back in there maybe he can do it

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 11:18 PM
kmart is back too

liliverson819
11-01-2008, 11:18 PM
doesnt melo have like a streak going for most games in a row with over 10 points?

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 11:18 PM
bynum making a difference, pretty big difference.

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 11:20 PM
doesnt melo have like a streak going for most games in a row with over 10 points?
well that is about to end if he doesn't get his damn head into the game.

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 11:20 PM
AC has 20 points!

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 11:20 PM
ya, too bad for melo, the new haircut must put too much wind through his head

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 11:21 PM
well there is our leader I guess..Carter.

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 11:21 PM
sorry, i shouldnt pick on melo, we need him big right now, same with ai, kmart, nene, and AC

liliverson819
11-01-2008, 11:22 PM
I love me some AC right now lol hes the reason were in this game

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 11:24 PM
the 3 ball is going to decide the game I guess...

liliverson819
11-01-2008, 11:25 PM
looks like kobes on a mission

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 11:25 PM
i hate kobe, i really hate him

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 11:25 PM
we had the lakers where we wanted them had our chance, now giving it away...shame.

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 11:26 PM
dont put kleiza in, put jones in or somethin

liliverson819
11-01-2008, 11:26 PM
yeah i think were done, need to get ai in for jr if we want any chance

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 11:26 PM
kmart goiig to locker room again

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 11:27 PM
melo with a long 2

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 11:27 PM
looks like kobes on a mission
of course he is a leader that is what leaders do. Melo sure ain't doing it tonight.

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 11:28 PM
melo for 3!

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 11:30 PM
dont put kleiza in, put jones in or somethinneed a big body I guess, that is why he is in there.

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 11:30 PM
hmm, Ai has to hit both frees, then we need a huge steal and transition dunk for some momentum

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 11:31 PM
i think maybe hunter should go in then if we need a big body not kleiza, lol

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 11:32 PM
and ai misses both

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 11:33 PM
we are done, antoher 3

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 11:33 PM
hmm, Ai has to hit both frees, then we need a huge steal and transition dunk for some momentumhow about both FT's missed then giving up the 3 on the other end?? the game is over Nugs blew it

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 11:34 PM
im glad we no how to close out a game, great job nuggets, another possible win against a great team and you blow it, great shooting tonight melo

NFLNBA
11-01-2008, 11:35 PM
Come on Nuggets............i freaking hate the Lakers and they are playing the worst ball they can possibly play, the refs put there whole team in foul trouble there shooting 36% and your gonna lose...............................God They are to good grrrrrrrrrrr

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 11:36 PM
y do they keep giving it to kleiza he sucks crap, omg i hate kleiza

SUNDUNDIDIT
11-01-2008, 11:36 PM
MELO played like a b*#$....Some hoe @$$ playin......A.I. missed them free throws....And KARL didn't put Balkman...We deserved to lose...F%^k ***** game.

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 11:36 PM
melo 3

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 11:36 PM
where the hell is smith in this situation??

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 11:37 PM
208 consecutive 10 point games, lbj has 107 lol

another melo 3

showed up a little late, dintcha

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 11:38 PM
aww thanks melo for actually making shots WHEN THE ****IN GAME IS OVER

liliverson819
11-01-2008, 11:38 PM
now u wanna make some damn shots thanks melo

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 11:40 PM
hairdue is just kicking in, it said to wait 4 hours before it helps, guess he shoulda got it a little earlier

melo and ai combine for 26, wow, they played great tonight

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 11:43 PM
Had the lakers where we wanted them, we had them..Melo didn't show up, actually the supposed leaders didn't show up. Had them..but gave it away..psh.

SUNDUNDIDIT
11-01-2008, 11:44 PM
We shoulda won.....Lakers aren't really that superior....We had so many chances to close the game and ****ed up....I'm confused on how Balkman does so great but doesn;t get any minutes......I think the firegeorgekarl campaign needs to restart.....Because in the UTAH game, he showed he has sense, but that same SENSE has been non-existent for the last two games.

C-Dub
11-01-2008, 11:45 PM
yup, and bynum hardly played. nene barely played at all in the second half too, and he want in foul trouble, or maybe he just wasnt shoeing up, we shoulda went through him more in the second half

well, im out, nice talking to ya fellas, dont let the laker fans give ya crap

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 11:48 PM
they shouldn't be talking crap anyway. We had them, just gave it away. Oh well, I must say though the team effort was good though. the promise is there now we just have to put the parts together but looking good denver.

x_notorious
11-01-2008, 11:49 PM
Great game. I don't know how the Lakers pulled that one off. Poor shooting, foul trouble, poor bench play, etc. Having good old 24 helped down the stretch though. Oh, and Mr. Wimp dropped 16 points/16 boards. ;)

Nuggets held their own in this game and have improved defensively holding the Lakers to 38% from the field. Should be a fun one again next time around.

BRAVE KID
11-01-2008, 11:52 PM
Great game. I don't know how the Lakers pulled that one off. Poor shooting, foul trouble, poor bench play, etc. Having good old 24 helped down the stretch though. Oh, and Mr. Wimp dropped 16 points/16 boards. ;)

Nuggets held their own in this game and have improved defensively holding the Lakers to 38% from the field. Should be a fun one again next time around.the difference in the game was your leader showed up, ours didn't. I don't want to hear anyone call Melo a leader the guy just flat out isn't. but good game though, the top teams find a way to win when they are struggling throughout the game.

avsman05
11-01-2008, 11:59 PM
I go into the Lakers forum and preach dahntay and renaldo and they dont even play. This was a total dissapointment they had it in the bag. But way to go Kobe and the Lakers round 1 goes to you.

BRAVE KID
11-02-2008, 12:02 AM
I go into the Lakers forum and preach dahntay and renaldo and they dont even play. This was a total dissapointment they had it in the bag. But way to go Kobe and the Lakers round 1 goes to you.
karl had to be aware that kobe was eventually going to take the game into his hands the 4th quarter would have been a perfect time for balkman to come in. Karl still has much to learn.

G-Funk
11-02-2008, 12:04 AM
Good game guys it was closer than what the final score shows, I just hope that Lakers won't get the kinda calls next time we see each other, I did notice your team improve on D. You guys had us but the Lakers locked it down defensively the last few.


Hey C-Dub that's a good way to accumulate posts.

BRAVE KID
11-02-2008, 12:10 AM
some credit goes to the d some doesn't, layups, free throws should be made. Just didn't make the shots but as I said some credit goes to the D of the lakers...some

NFLNBA
11-02-2008, 12:24 AM
karl had to be aware that kobe was eventually going to take the game into his hands the 4th quarter would have been a perfect time for balkman to come in. Karl still has much to learn.

LOL yeah Balkman would hold Kobe down huh..........Kobe would murder him, it takes a team defense to slow him down, not 1 guy, has no one learned that yet?

C-Dub
11-02-2008, 12:26 AM
whatever man, talk like that in the lakers forum, not ours....o ya, i got tons of posts in this game thread

BRAVE KID
11-02-2008, 12:30 AM
LOL yeah Balkman would hold Kobe down huh..........Kobe would murder him, it takes a team defense to slow him down, not 1 guy, has no one learned that yet?Well balkman is our best perimeter defender, kobe is their best scorer..I think it would make sense if we put our best perimeter defender on their best scorer. And dude, I never said he would hold down kobe, I said it would have been a perfect time for him to come in so Kobe could see some in your face type D, just to get him uncomfortable, to give him something he hasn't received throughout the game.

C-Dub
11-02-2008, 12:37 AM
okay, now im oficially out, lol

snickers
11-02-2008, 12:40 AM
good game tonight guys you had this won. until that kobe guy took over.

ARMIN12NBA
11-02-2008, 12:57 AM
We shoulda won.....Lakers aren't really that superior....We had so many chances to close the game and ****ed up....I'm confused on how Balkman does so great but doesn;t get any minutes......I think the firegeorgekarl campaign needs to restart.....Because in the UTAH game, he showed he has sense, but that same SENSE has been non-existent for the last two games.

The Lakers shot 38% from the field. The Lakers had over 5 guys with 3 fouls in the first half. The Lakers were playing in their first road game...

And they still won. I would say they are extremely superior. Imagine when they actually shoot semi-average, don't have foul trouble, and are in mid-season form in terms of playing on the road, etc. I would say they are pretty superior.

SUNDUNDIDIT
11-02-2008, 01:16 AM
The Lakers shot 38% from the field. The Lakers had over 5 guys with 3 fouls in the first half. The Lakers were playing in their first road game...

And they still won. I would say they are extremely superior. Imagine when they actually shoot semi-average, don't have foul trouble, and are in mid-season form in terms of playing on the road, etc. I would say they are pretty superior.


Has it occured or processed in your mind, that maybe the Nuggets defense is that improved, and had an affect in Lakers having poor shooting average???? Has it occured or processed in your mind that fouls are fouls...And refs usually make bad calls against the nuggets???? My dude, Lakers made mistakes as much as the Nuggets did......The Nuggets gave up AND started takin dumb shots at then end, because they are not disciplined to keep a lead on Lakers......But believe, ALL THAT BLOWOUT talk went out the window didn;t it?????? Lakers are beatable and Nuggets can beat them, they are not that totally superior....

What you goin do??? Find more excuses, and say YOU WERE KIDDIN?? hahaha....BLAH BLAH.

DODGERS&LAKERS
11-02-2008, 01:38 AM
That was a very good game by the Nuggets. With Melo non existent until there was 3 minutes in the game and A.I only taking 8 shots, I think they hung in there very well. Especially due to the fact they played last night and went into overtime.

The teams biggest weaknesses last year were team defense and ball movement. The D was way better than last year. And I did not see any 1 on 1 isolation like last year in the playoffs. I think at one time they made 30 baskets on 24 assist. Very good game. Nuggets are a good team. They can beat anyone in the league any given night. But I think we all can agree that the Lakers are a bad match up for them. Good luck until we see you guys again.

da wood
11-02-2008, 03:03 PM
That was a very good game by the Nuggets. With Melo non existent until there was 3 minutes in the game and A.I only taking 8 shots, I think they hung in there very well. Especially due to the fact they played last night and went into overtime.

The teams biggest weaknesses last year were team defense and ball movement. The D was way better than last year. And I did not see any 1 on 1 isolation like last year in the playoffs. I think at one time they made 30 baskets on 24 assist. Very good game. Nuggets are a good team. They can beat anyone in the league any given night. But I think we all can agree that the Lakers are a bad match up for them. Good luck until we see you guys again.

i second that one

C-Dub
11-02-2008, 03:12 PM
thanks to all the optimistic and non cocky lakers fans actually admitting the nuggets improved and are in here harrasin our team.
this was a great game, im sure next time all the stars will show up, it will be interesting, keep on winning, we'll see you in the finals, haha

leftymo
11-03-2008, 01:17 PM
Has it occured or processed in your mind, that maybe the Nuggets defense is that improved, and had an affect in Lakers having poor shooting average???? Has it occured or processed in your mind that fouls are fouls...And refs usually make bad calls against the nuggets???? My dude, Lakers made mistakes as much as the Nuggets did......The Nuggets gave up AND started takin dumb shots at then end, because they are not disciplined to keep a lead on Lakers......But believe, ALL THAT BLOWOUT talk went out the window didn;t it?????? Lakers are beatable and Nuggets can beat them, they are not that totally superior....

What you goin do??? Find more excuses, and say YOU WERE KIDDIN?? hahaha....BLAH BLAH.


I know this is the Nuggets board, and I know that the post you are referring to might be just the cold hard facts, but I've noticed traditionally the team that gets ousted the year before usually beats that team the following year. A vengence game if you will. Now that didn't happen here, and LA has now won 8 straight against Denver, so your "lakers are beatable" statement when it comes to the nuggets isn't substantiated by evidence just yet.

The Lakers played poorly, and probably deserved to lose, but still won by 7. I think the new committment by Denver to defense will help their season tremendously. I think teams like Phx, Dallas, and SA are primed for disappointing seasons and if things go the right way for Denver, they could move past any of these teams this year. But they aren't a contender, unless they make some changes.

SUNDUNDIDIT
11-04-2008, 07:53 PM
I know this is the Nuggets board, and I know that the post you are referring to might be just the cold hard facts, but I've noticed traditionally the team that gets ousted the year before usually beats that team the following year. A vengence game if you will. Now that didn't happen here, and LA has now won 8 straight against Denver, so your "lakers are beatable" statement when it comes to the nuggets isn't substantiated by evidence just yet.

The Lakers played poorly, and probably deserved to lose, but still won by 7. I think the new committment by Denver to defense will help their season tremendously. I think teams like Phx, Dallas, and SA are primed for disappointing seasons and if things go the right way for Denver, they could move past any of these teams this year. But they aren't a contender, unless they make some changes.



Lakers are beatable, it's indicated by how we almost beat yall, thus resulting in yall being "BEAT[ABLE]".....Carmelo played poorly as well, just like you claim Lakers played poorly.....Matter fact, A.C. scored the most points for us, which means the Nuggets didn;t play to the fullest potential...But this games past....Lets focus on whats ahead, because Nuggets have made changes.