Lakers Data Report: Suns Game

Cranjis McBasketball —  November 14, 2017 — 

This game was terrible and the Lakers offense was really bad, but the defense yet again was strong for LA and helped us earn the win. The Lakers have moved up from playing like a 31 win team to 33 after the ugly win against Phoenix. If you haven’t seen the following win projections before:

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Some games, there really isn’t a lot to say. The Lakers 4th and final game on their road trip, in Phoenix, is one such game. Yes, they won 100-93. And, honestly, saying more than that really isn’t needed. Or, at least, I don’t want to say more. Not when the game was disjointed and sloppy, lacking a good flow or rhythm.

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The Lakers played their worst game of the season in their rematch against Washington according to the Forum Blue & Gold Points Over Expectation (POE) NBA and Lakers data. By a lot. They rebounded somewhat against Milwaukee to only post their fifth worst POE performance on the year.

The worst game LA had played before Thursday was -13 combined points over expectation between offense and defense (POE = CPOE – DPOE). Their POE Thursday was -32.1, almost 20 points worse than their -13 vs the Jazz.

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The Lakers enter tonight’s game vs. the Suns 5-8 and on a 3 game losing streak. They left Los Angeles nearly a week ago, with a .500 record but losses to the Celtics, Wizards, and Bucks have dropped them downards, with only tonight’s game in Phoenix serving as the buffer between some slight redemption and a winless roadie.

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On Saturday night, Lonzo Ball became the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double, as the Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Milwaukee Bucks, 98-90. The Lakers were a +10 in the 38 minutes that Lonzo was on the court, and a ghastly -18 in the 10 minutes that he was off. In this installment of Laker Film Room, I take a look at Lonzo’s historic night, which included 4 blocks and 3 steals, the 2nd unit’s difficulty with short rolls, and Kyle Kuzma’s solid performance. Continue Reading…

In the latest episode of the Laker Film Room Podcast, Pete and I welcome Spectrum Sportsnet sideline reporter and Lakers.com writer/podcaster/do-it-all maven Mike Trudell as our guest.

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The Lakers started their four game road trip 5-5, but after a 98-90 loss in Milwaukee to the Bucks they’ve now dropped three in a row with Monday’s game in Phoenix serving as their only hope to not go winless on this trip.

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