[Post Game Thread] The Los Angeles Lakers (19-6) defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder (10-13) in OT, 119 - 112
[–]Lakers Otharp 493 指標 5小時前
Needing three overtimes to beat Detroit and OKC is, uhhh, not ideal.
[–]Hawks ImgonnawaverwireAB 312 指標 5小時前
Better than losing both
[–]Lakers neecho235 6 指標 5小時前
We didn't have AD or Caruso this game.
[–][UTA] Joe Ingles NitroXYZ 51 指標 5小時前
On the other hand at least it's good to know that the Lakers can play like ass cheeks for 90% of the game and still come away victorious. Once they inevitably start clicking again they're going to be even more dangerous.
[–]distantadjective 14 指標 4小時前
Working on rotations, 1/3 of the team changed from last year and I expected there to be a stretch where we have ugly games or take a few L’s. This is probably that stretch. Not worried until the end of the season, we’re playing bad basketball for our standards and are still 2nd in the West.
[–]Lakers swordsdevil 164 指標 5小時前
Lakers definitely should rest Lebron and even if it's loss on Wednesday
[–]whoriasteinem 128 指標 5小時前
They’ve been working him like he’s Tom Thibodeau’s rented mule
[–]Cavaliers RainierPC 42 指標 5小時前
Jimmy Butler feeling jealous rn.
[–]Knicks HokageEzio 19 指標 5小時前
They're really testing how much Lebron has in the tank every day.
[–]Lakers Significant_Night_65 24 指標 6小時前
LeBron really gonna win MVP at 36
[–]NBAinfrequentredituser 39 指標 6小時前
Lebron must be exhausted
[–][DAL] Wang Zhizhi suzukigun4life 226 指標 5小時前
LeBron really played 88 minutes in a 3-day span in early February.
[–]Cavaliers Alohalhololololhola 143 指標 5小時前
That’s like 4 Giannis games
[–]Lakers Beavsbeavsbeavs 70 指標 5小時前
In the conference semis
[–]Spurs MakeAShadow 457 指標 5小時前
LeBron having to play 40+ minutes these past 2 games like we're back in 2004.
[–]return_of_the_ring 20 指標 5小時前
2004? Shit, he did this in 2018.
[–]compsci_meme 215 指標 5小時前
reading 2004 made me finally realize how long this dude been out here lmao
[–]Cavaliers puwetngbaso 90 指標 5小時前
Man I was an entirely different person in 2004 lol. Can't believe how consistent Bron has been for 17 years
[–]whoriasteinem 82 指標 5小時前
SGA was in kindergarten
[–]Lakers thereturnofjagger 6 指標 4小時前
This man been dominating the league before iPhones were a thing
[–]Knicks itsahmemario 9 指標 5小時前
Once the Laker have secured a top 4 seed they should consider listing LeBron and/or AD as injured just to give them rest. They can pretty much beat bottom 4 teams and focus on the real wars ahead.
[–]Lakersablackcloudupahead 24 指標 5小時前
It's reminding me of Kobe in 13. We really can't be riding this man like that. The risk is too high until playoff time
[–]Lakers keepon18 27 指標 4小時前
Tbf, it's different. Kobe was dragging the team and playing practically the entire game. LeBron is still able to coast a lot of offense and pick his spots. Nonetheless, we gotta get it down to keep him fresh for the 2nd half and playof.fs
[–]Lakers adonisgawd 54 指標 5小時前
Lakers did beat the thunder without AD/Bron last year
Time for kuz to go off for 30+ like he did in that one lol
[–]Lakers Rager_YMN_6 33 指標 5小時前
Rondo did a good job leadin the team that game with 21 & 12 assists I remember, that was the ONE game he tried & balled out in the regular season because he knew he needed to
We don't have that type of playmaking on Offense anymore. Schroeder is still an upgrade over Rondo overall, but Rondo provides a value that Schroeder can't
[–]NBA urfaselol 34 指標 5小時前
When in doubt, put LeBron in the post and surround him with shooters
[–]return_of_the_ring 9 指標 4小時前
When in doubt, play Lebron till you win.
Worked in 2018.
[–]Lakers gryank14 2 指標 2小時前
[–][LAL] LeBron James SoundtrackToChaos 5 指標 5小時前
SGA is a beast
Kuz was a walking brick tonight but he rebounded and passed well. Tucker made some defensive mistakes tonight but overall I thought he played pretty well. Matthews contributed, Morris actually hit a three. If we didn't get crushed on the offensive glass, maybe we wouldn't have gone to OT tonight.
[–]NBA iRockaflame 29 指標 5小時前
Bron after KCP fouled SGA on that 3 causing overtime
[–]KingsStaffordComeback 20 指標 6小時前
Trez was killer tonight. Him and Matthews should get the game ball.
[–][LAL] Alex Caruso lemurRoy 18 指標 5小時前
Trezz thought he was AD tonight lol. Between the coast to coast, bully ball on al horford, and key defensive plays, he was like our Walmart AD tonight
[–][UTA] Joe Ingles NitroXYZ -1 指標 6小時前
Man it’s so frustrating seeing the Lakers get out of jail and win these games.
This is now the 4th time in their last 5 games that the game has been within one possession in the final minute and they’ve come away with the win. Good teams just find a way to win ugly.
[–]Lakers Dongcic 26 指標 6小時前
Is this about Jazz locking up 1st?
If it makes you feel any better, Jazz will get clapped in the playoffs if they face the Lakeshow, regardless of the seeding
[–]Lakers adonisgawd 20 指標 5小時前
Jazz fans been having upvote parties over regular season losses if lakers/clippers lose games lol
They’re horny for the one seed
[–]Jazz theC00lCat[ ] 3 指標 5小時前
The one seed is just huge to avoid having to face both LA teams
[–]Lakers k4f123 5 指標 4小時前
Yeah, be careful though, you might get clapped by Steph & Draymond in the first round.
[–]Lakers Tylerdong 324 指標 5小時前
We literally just have Wes Matthews chilling on our bench wtf
[–]ilaughicry 172 指標 5小時前
After a couple DNPs, just casually drops 16 pts.
[–]Supersonics thenatural134 40 指標 5小時前
Hit some huge threes down the stretch
[–]Tampa Bay Raptors Christufuh 37 指標 5小時前
For good reason, he hasn't been very good
[–]atlfirsttimer 72 指標 5小時前
Nah, he's solid. Just no space in the rotation
[–][LAL] LeBron James SoundtrackToChaos 50 指標 5小時前
Ehhhhhhh, this is probably his second or third good game this year. Every other times he's been out there he's looked less than medicore on defense and his shooting has been so hot and cold, no consistency.
[–]atlfirsttimer 19 指標 5小時前
He would be better if he was a starter. Off the bench it's hard to get into a rhythm. I do wonder what the Lakers will do come playoff time when he might need to be on Durant or Kawhi or something
[–][LAL] LeBron James SoundtrackToChaos 13 指標 5小時前
I don't think we're paying KCP 13M to come off the bench and he's definitely not starting over Schroeder. Right now he's fighting THT for minutes and has been out of the rotation for the prior 3 games for a reason, until AD had to sit out. He doesn't deserve to start but I can see him maybe getting some more minutes, I just don't know from whom.
Coming into the year I figured : LeBron, KCP, Matthews, AD and Gasol as the 5 until Schroeder said he's s starter here.
[–]boobiesohboobies 8 指標 6小時前
Aren't the Thunder supposed to be tanking?
[–]blancs50 15 指標 5小時前
Only the front office tanks, them men on the court keep playing hard.
[–]NotManyBuses 21 指標 6小時前
Shai has legitimate top 5 player potential if his shot gets a bit more consistent. He looked unstoppable and is so young
[–]Lakerskrosber04 150 指標 5小時前*
We had no business winning that game lol
Also Kuzma being a -6 is a shame. Dude balled out. Shot just wasn't falling
[–]Lakers LEBRONSTAN23 75 指標 5小時前
He had some really good stops, offensive rebounds, and blocks. Just couldn't capitalize.
[–]whoriasteinem 1 指標 5小時前
I can’t believe I’m agreeing with Skip but AD may be the most fragile superstar this side of Kawhi
[–]Lakers k4f123 41 指標 4小時前
AD last season played 62 out of 72(?) games last season at 35 MPG and then played the entire playoffs.
Meanwhile, Embiid played 51 games, Ben Simmons 57, Jimmy Butler 58, Westbrook 57, Paul George 47... I could go on but I think you get the picture.
Please don't let Skip Bayless's takes cloud your judgment. Do some research. That man is a certified clown who only cherry-picks stats that promote his narrative/agenda and never makes a good-faith argument.