Dec 26th Game Night Thread
What is Derek Fisher doing out there? I'd rather have one of thier rookies out there than him. He can't stay with anyone, and gets beat off the dribble every time.
LAL is getting completely outhustled. That was like 5 straight possesions of loose ball fouls and hustle plays by the Kings. Arco Arena is pumped@ It's gonna be a long season for the Lakers..............................
Wow, the Refs blew another call. COusins was obviously there late, but man, does this Lakers team look old and slow. They need some athleticism desperatly.
bynum looked great in the 2 pre-season games. 20 and 12 with a couple blocks. He is clearly the teams #2 player.
And if Bynum is your #2 player, that's scary... Not because of him as a player, but because he's such an injury risk.
IF Mitch doesn't make some moves, Kobe is going to be a problem. This team right here looks like those dookie teams that Kobe was on in the past.
not that it impacted the game, but the refs really confused me earlier tonight. Fish pulled up for a transition jumper and nailed it and they ruled it a 3. During the next deadball they reviewed it to see if it was a 2 or a 3 and the microphones clearly pick up the refs saying it is inconclusive out loud. Then they shake their heads yeah inconclusive they agree out loud and immediately walk over to the scorers table and say change it to a 2. How does that make sense?
Wow, I checked the Portland Philly game 10 minutes ago adn it was 14 points. Now it's a two point game. Doug Collins has this team playing hard.
Both of these teams are going to burn out quick if they play Wes Mathews, Aldridge, and Iggy 40+ minutes a night.
Didn't like that shot by Iggy, should have swung it around a bit, or got the ball to Meeks or Williams.
bigs are fine and i dont mind the artest/barnes/ebanks trio at sf. They just HAVE to do something at pg. At this point they might as well start andrew goudelock.
NOOOOOOOOOOO! Curry tweaked his ankle again! He was playing such a great game, Hope he's OK. He fell on Korver's foot.
Oh no, Watson knocked in another threee, it's a 10 point game. We need to get the ball inside, and guard the perimeter better on threee
Yes!!! Monta slams it home
NO!! Monta gets a technical.
My oh my. The technical free throw and Deng's three.
Beautiful floater by Monta, I hoep we don't trade him.
Get that Sh!t out of here! Brandon Rush sent CJ Watson's shot flying off the backboard.
Stephen Curry needs to sit out long enough and just rehab that ankle. Because until it's fully strengthened, he's just going to keep re-injuring it.
I really hope Curry does not put himself in the same position as Brandon Roy with the way he is coming back early from injuries.
Curry has come out of the Locker room and is on the bench. I hope he doesn't come back in the game.
As for the long-term health of his knee, I really hope he strengthens it well, cause he is the future of our team along with Monta, but I don't think his injuries are as serious as Roy's
I was watching the Portland feed of the Blazers-Sixers game and I gotta say the Blazers have the worse commentators I've ever heard. They are homers to the extent of ridiculousness. On one play Iggy was set for like 2 seconds and Wallace ran him over and the announcers were trying to say it was a bad call. Then a few plays later Iggy was driving and Wallace stepped under him and was not set and they were saying great call. They also were calling Thad Young a guard. It was just bad.
And Iggy;s game might of looked good on the stat sheet but to me it was another example of why he needs to get traded. I've been watching him play him whole career and alot of the shots he made tonight were prayers that he won't normally hit. And he was gunning tonight. That final play was just terrible where he had Aldridge on a switch and decided to shoot a 25 foot 3 over L.A's 7'5 wingspan fading left and backwards instead of driving to the basket cuz there was still enough time for a 2 and foul.
And Meeks should not be starting still this is getting out of control. He started and played only 13 minutes because he stinks and if his shot isn't falling, which it hasn't been all season so far, then he has no use on a basketball court.
And don't say I didn't warn people about the Wolves they are going to be scary this year. And Rubio is a wizard with the ball he makes amazing passes but he don't turn the ball over thats incredible.
Its his ankle.
I think Derek Fisher is a terrific player when he has all the necessary players around him that compensate for some of his weaknesses. Like his lack of scoring on offense and his inability to keep bigger guards from the basket. Even if he starts, I think his minutes have to be reduced, he is really becoming a liability. Maybe the Lakers should seriously consider looking at Arenas. He is not much of a defender but he is an experienced ballhandler that can shoot and Goudelock can learn some good things from him.
Did anybody else notice that Spencer Hawes nearly had the first triple double of the season with 10 points, 14 rebounds, and 9 assists. Hawes had some fantastic passes in this game and actually got robbed of an assist on one of Iggy's 3's that would of gave him the triple double.
Stephenson is still too raw to play huge minutes for Indy. For every "sick" or "nasty" play he makes, he makes two bone-headed ones. With that, combined with the fact that he has major off the court issues, I don't even like that he's on the team.