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egptnwarrior22
12-04-2008, 07:33 PM
Which team do you think is more likely to achieve their respective feat? The Lakers beating Chicago's 72-10 record for wins, or Oklahoma City failing to surpass 9 wins and have the loss record (9-73 by the 76ers)?

DirtyD4
12-04-2008, 10:17 PM
I'd say lakers breaking the win record is more likely but I don't think either will happen. There's no reason y a NBA team should be so bad that they can't even get 8 wins?

phlp_bj
12-04-2008, 10:18 PM
neither

avsman05
12-04-2008, 10:23 PM
neither will happen

wrigleycubs101
12-04-2008, 10:23 PM
UNC could get more than 9 wins. There is no reason the Thunder should do that.

AirFartOne
12-04-2008, 10:25 PM
As good as the Lakers are and as bad as the Sonics(woops..thunder) have been, I still don't think either will occur.

Gmen824
12-04-2008, 10:31 PM
UNC could get more than 9 wins. There is no reason the Thunder should do that.


lol good point, but honestly i dont think they could get that, to undersized :shrug:

superkegger
12-04-2008, 10:33 PM
neither. but if i had $100 and i had to bet it on one of the two, I'd bet on the lakers winning 73...but only if I had a $100 that could only be bet on one of the two. neither will happen though.

philab
12-04-2008, 10:57 PM
I'd say Thunder snagging the loss record. It's a lot easier to get knocked off a winning streak when everyone is gunning for you than to pull off a win when everything seems to be going against you. Also, injuries and the like will make a great team lose a game here and there, but there's no real equivalent that would make a horrible team win a game here and there (maybe a trade or something, I guess).

Either way, though, the season is still really early. Most likely neither will get their respective records.

SportsFan9
12-04-2008, 11:01 PM
Yeah, neither will happen. Although if i had to choose one, I would go with the Lakers breaking the win record.

Wilson
12-04-2008, 11:09 PM
Probably the Thunder winning only 8 games.

From the Lakers perspective, we've come out a number of times and played lazy defense through the 1st half, then locked down in the 3rd quarter and gone on a run, and been able to shut it down again midway through the 4th. Well we saw against the Pacers that that's going to bring some losses along the way.

marques724
12-04-2008, 11:34 PM
Lakers with the record for most wins is more likely but neither will happen

bleedprple&gold
12-04-2008, 11:36 PM
Also, injuries and the like will make a great team lose a game here and there, but there's no real equivalent that would make a horrible team win a game here and there (maybe a trade or something, I guess).



how about playing against a team with injuries

philab
12-04-2008, 11:47 PM
how about playing against a team with injuries

Yeah, that works.

Or how about playing the Clippers?

I still think 8-74 is more likely than 73-9, though.

td0tsfinest
12-04-2008, 11:50 PM
honestly OKC is going to end up with a similar record. There best players are young guys: KD, Jeff Green, Westbrook and IMO that aren't even that great; maybe in a few they might be a "threat" but I think they are considered the Joke around the NBA.com

Kenny Smith: "Charlotte didn't win two games in a row because one of the teams they beat was OKC" "That can't be considered a real game"

SAVAGE CLAW
12-04-2008, 11:56 PM
Its almost imposible to win just 8 games, the worst record i can remember is Dallas going 12-70 and that was 3 more victories than the sixers record.

G-Funk
12-05-2008, 12:34 AM
Probably the Thunder winning only 8 games.

From the Lakers perspective, we've come out a number of times and played lazy defense through the 1st half, then locked down in the 3rd quarter and gone on a run, and been able to shut it down again midway through the 4th. Well we saw against the Pacers that that's going to bring some losses along the way.

All of Phils teams do that, lock it up in the 2nd half, Lakers just got too confident against that team.

G-Funk
12-05-2008, 12:36 AM
Neither will happen

barreleffact
12-05-2008, 11:13 AM
A team full of D leaguers and an injured star(MIA) got 12 wins. Other than the fact that teams have balanced out more so than last year, I dont see why a better team in the thunder shouldnt be able to top last years heat.

LA hasnt played like a team thats gonna win 70+ games IMO. they started out right but they arent invincible. they have flaws and I would honestly put my money on the Celts to get 70+ wins b4 i did the lakers all things considered.

MooseWithFleas
12-05-2008, 11:33 AM
Thunder will end the reign of suck set by my sixers in 72-73!

Gibby23
12-05-2008, 11:59 AM
Boston should be included in this discussion as well. They also only have 2 L's and a couple more W's than the Lakers.

DirtyD4
12-05-2008, 01:53 PM
Boston should be included in this discussion as well. They also only have 2 L's and a couple more W's than the Lakers.

that they should, but i still dont think anyones gonna do either!!!!

29$JerZ
12-05-2008, 01:56 PM
The only way I see the Thunder losing + 70 games is if Durant goes out and they make no trades.

Neither

Hawkize31
12-05-2008, 02:01 PM
UNC could get more than 9 wins. There is no reason the Thunder should do that.

Yeah, but is UNC better than the Thunder?

Hawkeye15
12-05-2008, 02:04 PM
Neither. The Thunder will get more than 9 wins, and I don't think the Lakers will win near 72 games. And anyone who thinks a college team could win a single game in the NBA season is out of their mind.