We’ve talked a lot about Luke Walton this year. His rotations. His lineup combinations. His rugged good looks. Maybe not the last one. But, his general coaching style and tactics have been a growing source of debate among a growing subset of fans who are, I think, generally frustrated. I should say, too, that this […]
So, what happens when I miss a couple of games to tend to family business? Of course, the Lakers win back to back games on the road, beating the 76ers on a Brandon Ingram game winner and the Hornets with a smothering defensive effort in the 2nd half and a Jordan Clarkson 4th quarter triumph. […]
In this episode of the Laker Film Room Podcast, Pete and I discuss Luke Walton and the job he’s done to this point in the season. We discuss at, at length, what we’ve liked and disliked about the starting lineup choices, the rotations, and the personnel groupings Walton’s deployed so far. We also get into […]
Losing is never good. While I believe in moral victories and believe there are lessons learned from certain types of losses, give me a W any day of the week over even the most useful and productive of losses. So, I don’t want to misrepresent things here, the Lakers 127-123 loss to the Warriors in […]
The Lakers are 8-12 through 20 games, which is a shade behind the 10-10 record last season (a record that inspired this post fwiw). All in all, I’d say this Lakers team is about where it should be record wise, even if they’ve gotten there in a way I did not expect (good on defense, bad […]
Frustrating. If there’s a single word to describe Monday’s 120-115 loss to the Clippers, that would be it. With 8 minutes and 15 seconds left in the game, Kyle Kuzma assisted Corey Brewer for a layup that gave the Lakers an 8 point lead, 103-95. For the rest of the game, then, the Clippers outscored […]
On opening night these two teams faced off and the Lakers were, essentially, trounced. A 34-21 Clippers advantage in the 3rd quarter created the distance between the two teams that carried over to the 108-92 defeat.
When Larry Nance broke his hand in early November, I thought he could be out up to 2 months. Even an aggressive timeline said it could be 4-6 weeks. Turns out, a little over 3 weeks later, he’s set to return to the Lakers lineup when the Lakers play the Clippers tonight.
After a furious 2nd half comeback that allowed the Lakers to save face with a win vs. a bad Bulls team Tuesday, the Lakers are right back in action tonight in Sacramento against the Kings. Like the Bulls, the Kings have a poor record, winning only 4 games to their 13 losses. This is surely […]
There’s a handful of games a year where even though the team wins, you sort of just have to shrug and say “well that was fun, even though I was mostly mad the entire time”. This was one of those games. The Lakers beat the Bulls 103-94 and if that’s all you knew, you’d give […]