Clippers up 47-39
Kobe has 14pts only one doing something for them.....
Clippers are a scary team..... Caron Butler has 11, Jamal Crawford has 9, Bledsoe has 6, Paul has 5pts, 7ast, Matt Barnes has 6.......
i think chris paul will go 17p-12a-3/4r-2/3s... getting career high in apg.
bledsoe is smooth... he checked in and had immediate impact, 6p-2r in 6 minutes
CP3 and Jamal Crawford are freakin wizards with the ball.
that one play where paul was just crossing blake left and right and then bringing the ball back to do it again was sick...i was feeling bad for blake, he needs to invest in some ankle braces
Lol yeah he was toying with him. My guess is Paul doesn't care for him so he was tryin to break his ankles intentionally bc he def didn't need all the extra moves. He's so much quicker all he had to do was dribble straight to the basket lol
Exactly......which brings me to my next point....
Clippers are really going to have a problem with Bledsoe he is tooo valuable to only be playing 6 minutes in a half.... he had a quick 6pts,2ast,2boards,0TO's.
Clippers whoopin on the Lakers 82-67 at the end of 3.
CP3 is a hell of a PG!
this is some bad basketball...
yay cp3 comes back to bring some quality btw are the lakers running the princeton at all in this game? i just tuned in for late 3rd and 4th and it seems to be the same Kobe ball
They were in the first 2 quarters somewhat, the last 2 quarters it's been the Kobe show.......
It's just crazy how soon as CP3 comes in the Clippers just start scoring at will, dude is a hell of a difference maker.
Here's my problem with the Princeton offense. You don't win a war with 5 Generals. You have 1 General command the troops. Nash is just such a General. The Lakers have a mismatch at 3 of 5 positions. Why have a motion offense heavy in quick passing and decision making? I'm sure the Lakers have been told to "share the ball". Its probably been pounded in all preason. Well, they're sharing the ball into a coma. Let Nash control the offense (inspite of him complaining about the burden of creating every play.) and feed the best positioned of your 3 mismatches. If a double comes you've created a bit of chaos and play off of that. If no double comes then you have a 1on1 of either Bryant, Howard or Gasol. Isn't that what you want anyways? I know Mike Brown felt this type of offense is "predictable"... especially in the playoffs, but if it works, why fix whats broken?
I don't feel the Lakers have 5 complimentry personality types capable of pulling it off in an effortless way. It requires all these players to adjust what they've been doing their entire careers. Habits are hard to break and even harder to ignore once they're corrected. Everything about the Lakers offense feels forced. Like they're trying too hard. I'd love to say it will get better, and it will... but the princeton offense will never be what its supposed to be with this starting unit.
Dwight is getting fouls waay to fast, he needs to be in the game more so he can become an option with Kobe more. I honestly am not sure if I like this offense for the Lakers... Also, this is random but Steve Blake and World Peace are just terrible. They're basically just bodies on the floor at times. Why does Mike Brown even leave them in the game at the end? They're just going to cause stupid fouls.
well so much for cruising this seasons for anyone who might have thought that. Ill be honest, while i never made any win total predictions or championship predictions, i did think we were gonna have a pretty easy season where most of our losses were just lack of focus and we got to about 60 wins. But man, there are some legit concerens here. Bench is weak and the way nash is playing/being used, we are once again loking at kobe being the only consistent perimter creator off the dribble. Hopefully they give nash more freedom and let him do his thing. In any case, i thought this was defenitely the best performance of the 3 games so far for the lakers, clippers are very good team though. Im actually feeling a little better after this one, there was a number of things i saw that i liked. Just have to clean up the empty possesions and keep moving the ball and not let it get stuck in one spot. Oh, and kobe looked amazing tonight. Took it easy vs dallas on a bad leg and too many turnovers vs portland, but tonight was vintage prime kobe.