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You know, I'm really, really excited about what we saw this game.
The Lakers look really, really good.
Davis came out, guns blazing, guns blazing.
Ah, 22 points. 10 rebounds.
Cheese Man, That dude played well 18 minutes just in the first half.
9 to 60 from the field.
You know, we couldn't have asked for a better start to Anthony Davis career in Los Angeles.
You could not had LeBron James 15 points, eight assists, five or 10 from the field.
He looked dominant.
Um, Danny Green hit a couple of threes.
The center position so Devil started to Bill had 10 points, 13 rebounds.
But then you had Dwight, who had nine points and nine rebounds.
I mean, look, if you can get 19 and 20 and 22 from your center position, your scent of rotation, you'll take that all day of the week.
The Lakers looked really good and everybody out there should be excited.
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But back to the back to the game.
So the Lakers started Opie.
They jumped all over Golden State, and I don't think Golden State was expecting it.
And the one thing that jumped out to me is that, uh, it was very noticeable that Golden State could do nothing with the Lakers size, nothing at all.
And the Lakers really use that to their advantage.
I mean, when you.
Anthony Davis got whatever you want it.
LeBron James was able to get into the paint, was able to control the offense and get some assistant.
Anthony Davis and the Lakers look really, really good.
Um, Alex Caruso.
Let's talk about Alex Caruso to do look good tonight. So he was a plus.
I believe it was a plus 17.
He was a team now, not Team High.
Team High was a plus 18 by Troy Daniels, but Alex Caruso plus 17 to do that. 10 points.
He had 36 assists.
Ah, you know, he played well, played really, really well.
And I know it was against the second unit or the third unit.
Um, but he did his job.
And I think that, you know, Frank Vogel is gonna have to do some soul searching because, you know, quite frankly, it Alex Caruso looked better than Rondeau.
Now, that should be no surprise to Most of us will follow the Lakers closely, but I don't I don't know what Frank was going to do.
I understand that Rondo has better and experience, you know, he's been in and big game situations, but he doesn't need to be playing more than Caruso.
Rondo played, um with LeBron and Anthony Davis.
He played with LeBron.
He played with Anthony Davis.
He played way too many minutes for my liking.
Um, so we're gonna see we're gonna keep an eye on that and see what we get out of that going forward.
But, um, it was really nice to see Alex Caruso performed now.
The man only scored two points, was one of five from the field, did not hit a three.
And here we go again with KCP.
I don't know what Dude's problem is.
But you know, KCP and Rondo, they're two of the guys that really, really get under the skin, um, of Lakers Twitter.
And so there's a lot that they're gonna have to figure out what those two guys or are.
Honestly, you know, come middle of season, they need to go.
They need to go because they didn't look good tonight.
And so I'm all for giving guys a chance.
But those guys didn't look good last year.
And here we are, first preseason game against the Golden State Warriors team, that is, you know, missing some pieces and they could do nothing against that team.
So, you know, there's something that the Lakers were gonna have to figure out.
You know, Lakers did all of this.
The Lakers beat the Golden State Warriors by 22 points without our God guy Kyle Kuzma without cooze.
And you know, it's really good to see the Lakers start off like this.
Even without their third best player.
It was really nice to see Torrey Daniels get out there.
Hit a couple threes.
He played with the starters, I believe a little bit in the first half.
And then, you know, he played for a good portion of the second half.
I think you played a team. I Yep.
Team high 25 minutes.
Um, you know, some of the things I was looking for in the pregame show was how would Caruso look? Caruso looked phenomenal.
I was also looking for how Dwight would look.
I think the white the white struggled a bit despite having nine of nine, and and like I said, I think the white can get a double double anytime he needs to.
Um but I think he had some jitters, and I think it showed a little bit.
You know, I think that he'll figure this out as he goes along.
I think the whole probably look better at Staples Center.
He'll definitely definitely looked better with more time with this team with these players.
So I have a lot of confidence that that that Dwight will will figure it out.
You know, the Warriors.
I mean, they got 18 out of stuff, but like, they didn't get anything out of anybody else that he got 17 out of pool.
But just in terms of the starters, I mean, you're a MoD had zero points, zero points.
Two of nine from the field.
I mean, that looks like his rookie year in L.
I mean, he didn't play well at all.
Um, I think this Lakers team was ready.
I think I'll go, you know, didn't really good job. Everything prepared.
They clearly clearly wanted to send a message.
And you know all the talk about them this this offseason.
All the talk about the the Clippers are better.
Ah, Utah's better.
Denver's better. Phillies better.
Milwaukee's better blah, blah, blah, blah. blah.
This Lakers team is really good.
They came out to show it, but one thing that's noticeable at least that I noticed during this ah, during this game is that there was a noticeable drop off between the first and second units.
Now, obviously your purse unit has, You know, LeBron and Anthony Davis there's gonna be a drop off on that second unit.
I think that a pretty good job in staggering minutes to try to keep one of those two guys on the court.
But, um, I think this is where Cruz is really missed because that second unit at times would struggle when I think they need a guy that can get a basket.
And I think who's can be that guy.
So for me, just coming out this first game of the season, everybody should be extremely happy about what they saw.
And frankly, if the Lakers struggled or didn't win this game, I think what you would have seen is you would have seen the national media.
You would have seen all the talking heads come Monday.
Talk about how the Lakers gave up too much for anti Davis.
They would have said how LeBron is old.
They would have said how Frank Vogel's and over his head they would have said everything to despair to Lakers.
But I tell you what, When you when you beat Golden State, I don't care of Golden State's is short handed or not.
When you come out in your first preseason game of basically new roster and you beat the crap out of Golden State, you double.
Hey, we'll take that any given date, a week here in LA la Land.
So Ah, that's really gonna indifferent sight.
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