Lakers are 7.5 games back of the Spurs.

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    Lakers are 7.5 games back of the Spurs.

    I love it.  They are also tied with Dallas in the loss column.  

    7.5 is huge.  I don't think they have what it takes to beat San Antonio in a 7 game series without home court advantage.

    Speaking of other teams you know who scares me?  Not Miami.  Chicago.  They are playing better than anyone in the East at this point and they still haven't had Boozer and Noah playing together at any point.
     
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    Re: Lakers are 7.5 games back of the Spurs.

    Agree.  Don't forget the Bulls.

     
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    I'm worried about Orlando. I know, they live and die by the three, but if they (as a team) shoot the three over 40% they are very hard to beat. Can they do that in a 7-game series? I hope not. But yeah, Chicago is playing great especially considering they don't have noah in there.
     
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    Re: Lakers are 7.5 games back of the Spurs.

    I thought all the so called experts said they would win 70 games this year?  Kome even said it was possible.

     
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    I thought all the so called experts said they would win 70 games this year?  Kome even said it was possible.
    Posted by OneOnOne

    Possible, sure. Like it was possible when rasheed made his prediction for last season. 70 games is incredibly tough though. How many times has it happened in the 82-game season era? Anybody, statjunkies?
     
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    In Response to Re: Lakers are 7.5 games back of the Spurs. : Possible, sure. Like it was possible when rasheed made his prediction for last season. 70 games is incredibly tough though. How many times has it happened in the 82-game season era? Anybody, statjunkies?
    Posted by basketbert

    I believe the 96 Bulls did it.
     
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    In Response to Re: Lakers are 7.5 games back of the Spurs. : I believe the 96 Bulls did it.
    Posted by WE5NUTS

    Yep, don't know whether is was that year's edition off the top of my head but the bulls did it (once?). Anybody else?
     
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    Re: Lakers are 7.5 games back of the Spurs.

    The Lakers have played a ton of basketball the last 3 years. I just don't see them getting to the Finals for a 4th straight year. They appear to be running out of gas.

    I wonder if they make a move with Artest by the deadline.
     
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    The Lakers have played a ton of basketball the last 3 years. I just don't see them getting to the Finals for a 4th straight year. They appear to be running out of gas. I wonder if they make a move with Artest by the deadline.
    Posted by BiasLewis

    Do you think anyone wants Artest?   His game is gone.  Just last year when they got him I thought it was a significant move.  Now with them starting Artest and Fish the Lakers are down two on most teams in the NBA. Those guys are weak.

     
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    Re: Lakers are 7.5 games back of the Spurs.

    If we can maintain the same margin until all star break, I think we can win at least the east.  When we get dwest back, I think that will help quite a bit with consistency.  He's a guy that can truly step in for any backcourt player and fill his shoes on a given night.

    Any game that Nate plays as well as tonight, I don't see how the celtics could be beaten that night.

     
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    Re: Lakers are 7.5 games back of the Spurs.

    If we can maintain the same margin until all star break, I think we can win at least the east.  When we get dwest back, I think that will help quite a bit with consistency.  He's a guy that can truly step in for any backcourt player and fill his shoes on a given night.

    Any game that Nate plays as well as tonight, I don't see how the celtics could be beaten that night.

    Still not convinced of chicago.  SanAn is a proven winner and they could really be tough if they stay healthy.  Even if healthy though, I don't see them beating the lakers in a 7game series.  I just don't think they have the firepower to beat the lakers if they're rested.

     
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    The Spurs have had a great first half. Close to record breaking in terms of their win/loss record. They're on pace to win close to 70 games. If I recall correctly the record for regular season wins is 70 by the bulls. I doubt that the Spurs will win 70 but I'd bet that they win at least 65 barring any key serious injuries.
        I still think the C's will win at least 60 and maybe 62 or 63 at most. 60 wins should be enough to win the East and be the second best record in the league. A lot can happen still, obviously.
     
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    The Lakers are on their way to a 54-57 win season and likely will turn it on in the playoffs like we did last year. I see them going thru SA the same way we went through Cleveland/Orlando on the road. The 50 win Celtics would have taken the title with homecourt last year. Let's make sure we don't have to go play @ Miami and then we can welcome the Lakers to Boston.
    Posted by rameakap


    Only difference is San Antonio is a playoff tested team that has won it all.  I wouldn't underestimate a healthy Spurs team.  Right now they are the BEST team in basketball and the Fakers have show nothing to me that they can beat them. Last year at least we beat the good team, just lost to the bad ones.  The Fakers are 0-5 against good teams unless you count Denver and I don't
     
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    The Lakers are on their way to a 54-57 win season and likely will turn it on in the playoffs like we did last year. I see them going thru SA the same way we went through Cleveland/Orlando on the road. The 50 win Celtics would have taken the title with homecourt last year. Let's make sure we don't have to go play @ Miami and then we can welcome the Lakers to Boston.
    Posted by rameakap


    not buying it. its too hard to flip the switch and very few teams have done it succesfully, the celts being a rare exception last year. to do it against san antonio this year will be a tall order. the spurs look way too good, have a great coach and way too much championship experience. whoever wins the east will have to win a game in san antonio to secure the title. let's just hope its the c's.
     
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    Re: Lakers are 7.5 games back of the Spurs.

    The Heat, Spurs, Bulls, and Magic all frighten me more than the Lakers in a 7 game series, in that order.
     
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    The Heat, Spurs, Bulls, and Magic all frighten me more than the Lakers in a 7 game series, in that order.
    Posted by davidap


    I tend to agree except on the Magic.  Those guys don't scare me at all. 
     
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    LA always takes the regular season too lightly, and too often they've been burned in the post-season because they don't have home court.  If it came to a game 7 vs. San Antonio, they're going to regret losing to teams like the Kings.  good observation Icon.
     
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    LA always takes the regular season too lightly, and too often they've been burned in the post-season because they don't have home court.  If it came to a game 7 vs. San Antonio, they're going to regret losing to teams like the Kings.  good observation Icon.
    Posted by jofc

    Lakers fans know this because we've seen it firsthand time and time again. If this is the level of play with a month to go until the playoffs, I'll be more concerned. That said, the team is wildly underestimating the value of home court advantage. Or overestimating their ability to overcome it.
     
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    Re: Lakers are 7.5 games back of the Spurs.

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    In Response to Re: Lakers are 7.5 games back of the Spurs. : Lakers fans know this because we've seen it firsthand time and time again. If this is the level of play with a month to go until the playoffs, I'll be more concerned. That said, the team is wildly underestimating the value of home court advantage. Or overestimating their ability to overcome it.
    Posted by FlobusMcNugget


    I think Phil, Kobe and DFish are recalling that 2000/2001 season wher they crawled into the postseason, only to go 15-1 when they got there. 
     
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    Re: Lakers are 7.5 games back of the Spurs.

    Why is it important that the  lakers behind by 7 from SA?
    They can be behind by 20 and still wins the west.
    I also don't care if SA is the western big dog.
    We can't control what's going on there. It's nice to beat the Lakers but after the game, does not make any difference. The game yesterday was just another game, no more no less.

    Go home and worry on Miami-Orlando & Chicago.
    At the end of the day, before we meet either SA or Lakers, we need to dispose these three. It's a prerequisite...not the Lakers or SA.

    Brady must know it by now. 
    Means nothing if you can't beat your leading opponent (Jets). 
     
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    Re: Lakers are 7.5 games back of the Spurs.

    I still say come playoff time the Lakers will be the team to beat in the west. Home court advantage or not. Remember 2004.They beat the Spurs in 6 and that was one of the Spurs best teams. It's just too early for us all to be writing them off.
     
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    In Response to Re: Lakers are 7.5 games back of the Spurs. : True I am not writing them off, I think (and hope) we will see them. I want to beat them. Of course it would be kind of nice symmetry to see LA lose in the 2nd round (like we did to the Magic in '09) then we beat the Spurs. In the process we end any Rondo vs. Parker and Manu vs. Ray debates. Seeing KG outplay Duncan for his 2nd ring, since he was overshadowed by Duncan out West for a decade, would be great. At that point there would be 2 rings each boston and LA. 1-1 vs each other and than 1 vs someone else when the other went down in the 2nd round. Of course, '11 Spurs will be a better team than the '09 Magic to dispose of AND LA should be healthier than the Celts team that took the Magic to 7 w/o KG. Advantage since '08... Boston If we can hold off Miami (major bench upgrades needed) and LA OKC in '12 (anyone see SA doing this again?) then we can have a rubber match for both our 1-1 vs. e/o AND best team in the the past 5 years. After that the rest of this decade turns to a Miami/OKC decade IMO
    Posted by rameakap

    No I don't want to play them.(Lakers) I would rather play the Spurs. If we lose to the Spurs the Lakers still have one less title then us. Why give them the chance? Plus I think we match up better with the Spurs even tough Janobli is playing out of his mind.
     
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    Re: Lakers are 7.5 games back of the Spurs.

    if bynum is healthy, i believe LA might be able too. look how the celtics played last year during the season and playoffs. SA is playing good, but they lack some size once duncan is out.
     
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    Re: Lakers are 7.5 games back of the Spurs.

    Scare or worried about teams in the East(or West)...why?????  We haven beaten the best of the rest at less than full stregnth. 
     
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