My apologies for the lack of a preview today. Real life intervened and that’s that. In any event the Lakers face the Thunder tonight, looking to play less “scared” and/or “in awe” than a few days ago when they got drubbed by 40.
The good news is that everyone is healthy and ready to go. Hopefully Kobe’s presence can help stabilize the lineup and he can continue his good play of late. Enjoy the game folks.
Who in the world would put Kobe on KD. Only BS. Look for a 20% game tonight for KB. Just dumb dumb dumb. Guy us 6″10″!
Lakers are just clearly overmatched. This isn’t about systems or effort or shooting percentages or style of play. It’s about the difference in talent.
You’re right, he should put Williams or Clarkson on him instead…
KB has shown KD a thing or two, i think is clear he do have his legs back, never underestimate the heart of a champion…
The 2nd unit was able to close the gap when Durant and Westbrook went to the bench. Kobe providing a lot of energy on both ends of the court. Even so, OKC regains control as the half ends.
Chris J says
Not watching game — anyone know why Randle hasn’t played yet? Sick, hurt or just Byron being a douche again?
@ Chris J
Randle’s ankle did not respond well enough during warm-ups and Lakers decided to rest him tonight.
Fern — it’s a free board so KO can say what he wants (within the rules Darius applies) and shouldn’t be cursed at for having an opinion.
Some of us aren’t as optimistic about the direction of the team and the leadership as you are. The last two plus years would support the fact that all is not well in Lakerland.
I think the board is big enough for all of us. Fans get heated about their positions but we should at least be civil with each other.
Scott just sits there. Lou 0 for 5 with 4 TO minus 40. Roy a zero. Kobe no chance yet coach sits like a fool.
What a embarrising coach.
Thunder 22-0 run, this is the 4th time this season the Lakers have surrendered a run of 15+ points.
i went to the store and came back to a 50 megaton hidrogen bomb drop on the Lakers, holy jesus…
Byron’s not much of a coach, especially for a team like this, but the Lakers just don’t have the horses. All caps and going off on Fern won’t change that.
@Todd im not optimistic, just tired of the endless whinning specially repetitive ones, the people that knows me on this site for the last six years knows that im more of a realistic but never a whinner, all the problems of the Lakers entire organization are well known, the team sucks i get it, and is disgraceful, but there are other factors that contributed to this sad state of affairs, it wont be permanent…
OK sorry. Your right. I called this as 30 point the moment a saw Kobe on KB. Bad team is one thing but allowing a 26 and 2 run and no changes is behind bad.
I will shut up.
tell me KO who else would you put? would you bench Kobe? or move him to sg? and then who would guard KD? Nick Young?This is what we have and we will live and die by it, most likely die by it, PJ and Saint Riley himself would nor have a solution. It is what it is. We have a glaring hole at the 3 among others, Kobe delivered blow by blow and in the 1st half but he cant sustain it any longer, you can put PJ, Red or Saint Riley himself and we might have a few more wins but we still wont make the playoffs by a wide margin, hard times, my personality is not a whinning one…
Based on tonight, the vets don’t look like they could be traded for anything of value.
Jim C. says
Agree that the Lakers just don’t have the horses to compete with the Thunder at the moment, which makes things like this even more egregious on Byron Scott as a coach.
As I type this comment:
Lou Williams: 25 minutes played, 0-6 from the field, 2-6 from the line, -47 on the plus/minus score
Our #2 overall draft pick: 22 minutes played, 5-13 from the field, 2-3 from the line, +14 on the plus/minus scale
One of these two players is considered to be the possible future of this franchise. The other is the victim of a season long Byron Scott man-crush.
There are certain things you can’t really blame Byron for. He has to coach with the roster that he has available to him. But there are certain things that you can and should control. That sort of plus/minus differential is something that a coach should recognize and make adjustments for. 61 point differential between the players and the one on the good side of that differential should be starting and getting the more minutes to begin with.
If there is some good that might come of this it is that Byron won’t be able to blame this shellacking on the youngsters. He’ll be forced to admit that it was the veterans that made this demolition happen.
well we didnt lose by 40 only 35 we must be moving up, i have better things to do in xmas…
Jim C. says
Silver Screen & Roll ?@LakersSBN 5m5 minutes ago
Apparently Kobe’s presence making sure the young Lakers are not “scared” of the Thunder is worth about 5 points, which sounds about right
Nick Young was at home. Both he and Lou missed the game. Kind of think Metta might have done just a bit better at the 3 and move KB to the 2.
Not that it matters.
Marlon Brando says
Would have been something to see what Metta could’ve done against Durant. By something, I mean anything other than Kobe. Let the bulldog out for 20 minutes.
todd/rr two handles one dude
sorry guys, frustration its getting the better of me…
Jim C. Right On !
Who is Scott going to pass the blame to, for this loss ?
The media wants to know
Mr. Scott, so they can inform your rookies.
It’s clear now to all, what should have been clear to him at jump: The Thunder are a much better team than our veterans, and much more experienced than our rookies.
In other words, that loss which he pinned on the kids, was in fact, the fault of everyone but the kids, f.o. included.
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