Hello, everybody. Welcome.
In another Lakers win.
A blowout over the Atlanta Hawks was never in doubt.
Lakers Kruse, 1 21 toe, 101 to get the win over the Hawks and, more importantly, back that tops in the N B.
Number one best record in the league.
Thank you, Luke Walton.
The Sacramento Kings for handing the Boston Celtics and loss.
I have sole possession of the best record in the N B A.
As always, Jazz can just How are you doing, man? I'm good.
It was nice to see the Lakers get a win like that.
We talked about it last time that we wanted to see them come out and do that in Friday's win in terms of kind of controlling it from beginning to end.
But they were able to do that today, and it was good.
I mean, Anthony Davis obviously didn't play too much.
That's a good thing. He got some rest.
It does look a little bit banged up.
And LeBron man, how good has he been this year? 33 points, 12 dimes, seven boards.
I don't know what else we could ask them right now.
Yeah, LeBron was was phenomenal.
He was incredible as as always.
And I almost thought he may be played a little bit too much.
Maybe they could have benched him a little bit early in the fourth quarter, but he was put on a show.
Kobe was in the front row.
So you can't really blame him there.
That he felt like it was time to really turn it up because lebron was incredible. Yeah.
I mean, just what else can you say? Like you look at him, play and you just go.
Is there? Is there really anybody better out there in the n b A right now? The level he's playing at? It's amazing.
Yeah, I think it's an easy answer.
That's no, I mean, he's right now.
I mean, I didn't think you would maybe put the energy and to contend for M V. P.
I knew he was ****ed off in the summertime and that people were questioning him and he was getting irritated with people and obviously using the hash tag washed king now over social media.
But, man, the way he's playing, I mean, he looks like he's 28 year old LeBron again and nobody.
You can't really complain about that.
You can't complain about what we're saying about from LeBron James.
He's been He's been amazing.
He's been everything that he said he was going to be.
He said this was gonna be his revenge season and all that kind of stuff.
We're seeing it.
It's taking place right now.
Just what do you think, though, aside from LeBron, did anybody else stand out from this game for the Lakers? For you, a cz Muchas.
You don't want to hear who I'm going to say.
You two guys that I would say I like what we saw from Rondo in K c P.
I mean, it was it was a winnable game The Hawks played last night.
Not a very good team.
So I was expecting the Lakers to kind of cruise to a victory.
So I mean again, not the best opponent are measuring stick, I would say, but kcp making me eat my words for the second game in a row.
So I'll say he did a good job.
Rondo look good as well out there, and you look a lot more comfortable today than he did before.
So good to see him. Kind of get his shot falling.
And those were the other two guys I was impressed with.
What about you? Yeah.
I mean, look, I've been saying for a while now that KCP was is better than what we saw at the beginning of the season, and everybody was kind of piling on.
I mean, yeah, it's easy to do.
I took a few shots at him, too.
So where did you jazz will did? Because that's that's kind of what we do around here, but, hey, but we kept saying, You know what, though, as bad as he's been, he's not this bad.
I thought he had a nice night.
Six of eight shooting didn't hit 80 threes, but 13 points did some nice things defensively.
No problems with that.
Would I rather have Avery Bradley? Of course.
Yes, I would rather have Avery.
I was worried heading into the game like the one chance the Hawks had to stick in.
This was just a blow up game from Trey Young, and I thought, Gosh, I want every Bradley out there.
The chances of Trey Young going berserk.
So, yeah, I'd rather have him.
But you know what KCP I thought did just find played well.
No issues there.
And as far as Rondo goes, 5 to 9 shooting two of three from deep.
I mentioned this on Twitter.
If he can start hitting those consistently, maybe teams will actually start defending about their three assists.
15 points. 24 minutes.
Yeah. No issues there from Rondo as well.
You look, you look a lot more comfortable again.
I don't want to get too carried away.
The Lakers were, You know, I think it was apparent 67 minutes into the game with the Lakers were goingto win.
I don't think it was the oxen.
I mean, I know you were saying that Trey Young.
Yeah, that was their only chance.
And I think there was a 2% chance that they were gonna win this game.
So it was just good to see some of the guys getting comfortable and again.
You're sitting at 11 and two with this early in the season, man, that's Ah, I don't think a lot of Lakers fans thought that it would be this good this early.
No, definitely known and look, you can certainly point to the record.
You could say or the scheduled say, Look, they haven't played that many difficult teams and that's true.
But you also have to play the teams that are in front of you.
We've talked about how this was the time they were gonna build chemistry and all of that, and the schedule hasn't been quite as easy as people have thought.
I mean, the Phoenix Suns turned out to be much better than everybody thought they were going to be.
So there have been some difficult games out here and they've taken advantage of them.
And here's the big difference is last year's Lakers would have lost a few of these games.
They would have felt like to lose a few of these games and get This year's Lakers are finding ways to get winds, and so you have to credit them of the big stat.
Of course, it sticks out the blocks.
Look the leading the league in shots blocked Before the game, they were leading the league at 7.
3 blocks per game.
In this one, they came up with 14.
They had 11 blocks at halftime, five of them going to Anthony Davis, who does leave the league and blocks three for Dwight Howard.
He had one for LeBron to for JaVale, two for Dany Greene, who threw it on Monster Dunk that minute.
But what about the Lakers defense? I thought that was It really kind of stopped the Hawks from having any sort of thoughts of contending or being part of this game.
Well, we know how good the team has been defensively.
Throw the whole season.
I mean, the Lakers have been a lot down team since October 22nd but you know when you're looking at the blocks and it was interesting when they when they were trying to fill that big man roll like we knew what they had to go, McGee.
Then we knew that after the Davidson before, and then they were looking for someone.
Now it makes sense why they were adamant that they went with Dwight Howard.
I probably look good in the workouts.
You look great so far in this season, but that skill set that he brings in terms of being a rim protector and they're basically the defensive scheme is funneling guys.
Okay, if you want to try and get to the hoop and shoot over, these guys buy on me and do it.
By all means do it.
So, I mean, for me, it's just if the defense keeps getting better and better I mean, the Lakers are gonna be **** well scary Come time for January February when things were really rolling on all cylinders.
Oh, yeah, Absolutely.
And look that way.
Don't want to say to a young man, and I mean 31 points, seven assists, right? 11 of 22 shooting.
He was really good, but the Lakers kind of put him on an island and made him do it all by himself.
And nobody else could really get going for the Hawks.
Yeah, they had some guys in double figures and things like that.
But overall, the Lakers forced a lot of turnovers, forced a lot of tough shots, really just shut them down defensively that every single time the Hawks got close.
It was like the Lakers who started trying again and pulled away.
It was very much like a big brother little brother kind of game, where the latest about this early lead, and then they kind of just okay, all right, we're going to stop trying for a little while.
And then as soon as the Hawks get any notion of coming back than the Lakers just put their foot down again.
It's been a long time since we've had a Lakers team that could do that in a game that kind of just pushed down on the gas pedal a little bit whenever they really need to.
Yeah, and like you said, I mean, it's been a long time since Since the Lakers have been this good and you're looking at it, I still don't think this team has played a complete game yet.
It's hard to do that in the N B A.
You're not gonna go, you know, play amazing 48 minutes.
Teams are gonna go on runs, But this was about as close to it.
Other than that, maybe that 1st 45 minutes stretch of the third quarter by the Lakers dominate.
They were stopping the Hawks around every you know, every which way of offensively, defensively shooting the ball.
So I mean, for me, I just been a treat to watch.
Compared to the frustrations we had last season.
It's been It's been a fun season, man.
I mean, look at some list of LeBron on.
No, look, Alley oop like that.
The fun plays are there again.
It's not Showtime, right? It's not that, but it's been just a blast toe.
Have the Lakers team that's winning again.
And it's the last six years that has made it all kind of not worth of, um, it'll mean more, you know, because it's not something where we're now accustomed to the Lakers winning and just okay.
Yeah, same thing as last year, which is still fun.
Don't get me wrong.
All that aren't absolute blast.
But the fact that they haven't been good for so long just makes you appreciate this season that much more.
Yeah, you know, like I think people you get a little bit spoiled by obviously the end of the Kobe era wasn't wasn't that great as he aged out and started getting injuries.
But I mean, you know, you look at it.
20 seasons of him The team was pretty **** good the entire time.
Maybe three or four years there.
But you know, you do.
You kind of start looking at this and you take it for granted when your when your team is good.
Not I'm speaking as a 40 Niners fan.
You know how long I've been watching? You know, the Niners be good since the heart by year, so it's more fun.
And then you do appreciate it when your team's on the low, you appreciate when they're coming back up.
So it's almost like you know what those young draft picks that they had.
With whose mind Alonso and D'Angelo Russell turned into different assets.
Obviously that different players that they had.
But it almost made those years worth what we're seeing now.
It just helps you appreciate a bit more, I guess.
I guess that's the main point.
So just looking at our comments, I've got a bunch of them coming in because we can't just be thrilled with the wire.
With the way the Lakers is dominated anything like that, we always have to find something, and that something for tonight seems to be Anthony Davis.
A lot of people are concerned about Anthony Davis.
They They're saying, What's wrong with him? He wasn't that great.
I had people on Twitter going at me because they couldn't understand what's happening with Anthony Davis, just to give you a stat line.
Of the five blocks, 14 points, five assists, but only one rebound for five from line and five of 14 shooting against the Hawks team that really is.
It was really bad defensively.
Are you worried at all? About 80 isn't an injury thing, is it? He's unhappy thing.
What's going on? I think it's ridiculous.
Anybody who's suggesting that it's something do with him being unhappy.
I don't know how you can be unhappy coming from New Orleans and playing on a team that's 11 into alongside LeBron James.
But, um, you know, I'm not worried about him at this point.
I mean, you know, ever since he sat out that that Golden State game on came back.
The last couple, though he hasn't looked good.
But again, you're gonna go through stretches like this, and if it's an injury that could worsen or it's not, you know it's not Ewing, a cz fast.
The medical team wants to see it.
Yeah, shut him down for a couple of games at this point.
Still so early in the season.
But I'm not worried at all about Anthony Davis.
I think he's gonna be just fine.
What about you? Yeah, I've got no concerns whatsoever.
This this was a game where the Lakers didn't need to exert themselves.
They could kind of cruise to a win here.
Yet LeBron was a little bit Kobe esque in the way he kind of picked his spots like he, the Hawks would start to come back a little bit in the LeBron will go.
Nope, had hit a big three or something like that, but LeBron was doing that a d.
He had an off night, if you want to say, but he didn't really need to go full bore.
He didn't need to fully exert himself, and that's probably for the best, given that he was dealing with a shoulder injury, a rib injury.
We don't know how healed those things are.
Why go all out and risk further injury if the games well in hand, like it's very clear that you're gonna cruise to a win here? I mean, look if Anthony Davis was, say, crashing to the floor, diving all over the place, trying to block every single thing at the rim, hurling himself at the ball, right, putting forth maximum effort, people would be complaining the other way they'd be saying, What is Anthony Davis doing? Is he kidding me? He's going to get hurt a lot.
Like, just be happy.
Let's just be happy.
The Lakers just just cruised to an easy win.
Well, that's a problem.
We're gonna have to find the negatives about.
About what? What happened out there And I don't think you could find anyone.
Wouldn't like today, but, um, yeah, I mean, you know, he didn't know what? I don't think I'm not gonna accuse him of not trying.
I mean, yeah, maybe he was doing a little bit sore stiff.
Whatever it is, he didn't They didn't need him tonight.
And it looked like LeBron was like, All right, I got this tonight, just like he was last game.
So if you play like this 678 games in a row and we start to see a trend to sure, then we can start.
Something wrong with Anthony Davis, but it's been two games like, let's just relax. You'll be fine.
Well, and here's the other thing just we tend to.
And maybe it's just because, you know, the the highlight culture that we've got over never.
But we tend to focus more on offensive play than defense.
Unless it's a big, like crazy weeks I block or something like that.
We tend to not notice the subtle little things defensively that make you a good defender.
That making the right Reed making the correct rotation, taking the right angle when your man is driving to the basket, things like that where the normal fan isn't gonna notice those things right? Those of this Anthony Davis was very good at tonight.
I mean, and he's consistently good at those things.
So he was great defensively, but because he didn't have a great game on the offensive end, we look at and go.
Oh, something's wrong with him.
No, he was just phenomenal defensively and was just a little bit cold on the offensive end if he was, if the inverse was true, if he was hit all of the shots, but he was getting blown by on defense.
I don't think people would be complaining.
No, for sure, for sure. That's another thing.
If you dropped 35 but his man that he was guarding scored 30 people would still say he played great five blocks tonight.
It was it was great, You know what I mean? He had a he had a he had a hell of a game and he was making a difference maker.
So if he's not doing it on one end, you want your players to be able to bring it.
On the other hand, if they're starting offensively, he's done that every single game.
He's been on the floor. Have been great defensively.
Yeah, I mean, I think that and look, I have take a look around the league and everything to really compare apples to apples.
But for right now, I'd have to think that Anthony Davis is, at the very least on the short list for defensive player of the Year.
At this point for sure, only 100%.
I don't know that.
I mean, he's leading the league in blocks and he's averaging three a game.
He's changed a ton of shots, do it down there so I mean, he said he wanted to make a run at it, and he's doing it so far.
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Give Rob public is some credit, please? Uh, yes, right? I mean, look, we've given Rob Blake is some credit, But again, this being 11 11 and two, that's great.
There's no complaints there whatsoever, But 13 games into the season, that's not the goal for this squad, right? Like they're not gonna if they go lose a bunch of games and then they get somehow get bounced in the first round of the playoffs or someone don't make the playoffs or something, they're not gonna look back and go.
Ah, but we're 11 to 2 to start season, so it's all good, right? I'm not gonna judge Rob Pelinka.
Just Yeah, I think He's made some good moves, but I want to see what he does at the trade deadline.
I want to see what he does on the buyout market.
So far, so good.
Don't get me wrong.
Credit him for what's happened at this point.
But I think there's still steps to be made to push this team through the playoffs and give them that little extra boost.
That's gonna come midseason.
Should we be crediting him where Magic Johnson production leaving the organization, that you have good decisions? I don't know what I don't know who should be credited for, but I agree.
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He found a way to get the Anthony Davis trade done, which seemed like it was not going to happen for a long time.
So I mean, I'll give him some credit that you mentioned you like.
Nobody's judging this team based on what they do in the regular season, and he's gonna have to find things because there is some holes in the roster so that we know up.
So if he's able to shore those up going into the playoffs and gives us the best chance to win.
Then then, yeah, I'll give him some proper credit, but as of right now, I'm not gonna say anything bad about it.
He's done a great job in the season and the results are showing on the court.
Yeah, yeah, for sure.
But, you know, I still look at this, and I think this wasn't playing a right to trade all the young kids and have a D and LeBron.
The plan was originally their plan was to bring in a second star using cap space and have LeBron a second star on whoever that is and all the kids, and then be able to make moves from there.
So this wasn't their ideals again.
Not complaining their 11 and two right now, this is amazing, but I'm just saying the original plan that Blanca had the magic had wasn't fully executed.
And so we can't just say, Oh, all the credit to replicate CDs of this master bind.
He's he's light years ahead and all of that.
He did a great job playing the hands that were the hand that was dealt him.
I think that you put together a solid roster But again, there's somewhere out there.
There's there's a world where the Lakers have Kawai and 80 and LeBron or have LeBron and Paul George and another star that they traded the kids for, or all the kids or whatever, right? There's other versions of this that probably would have been even better.
But again, you can't say that they did a bad job or anything like that.
So credit certainly words do.
But let's see where they go from here.
And you hit the nail on the head.
We're going to see what the end result is that nobody's concerned with.
The team's record is in terms of the bigger picture in early November of mid November.
They're looking at it.
Where's the team gonna be in June? So I'm obviously I'm thrilled.
I'm happy that the team sitting at 11 into it, but there's still some work to be done in orderto fill out some of the holes, and the deficiency that we've seen in the roster 100% tell you one deficiency of the Lakers don't have is guys who can hammer home tip dunks way.
No, Alex Caruso can do it.
We know that Anthony Davis could do it, you know? LeBron conduce.
But we did not know that Danny Green conduce.
Oh, it and wow, that was That has to be the dunk of Danny Green's career. That was incredible.
And I think I like even more than the dunk.
I like my Howard's reaction.
The reaction. Yeah, it was great.
That was a great moment for Lakers fans and for Danny Green.
And maybe for our love of Dwight Howard.
Well, you know what's funny.
People were talking about Danny Green last time like something's wrong with him, which along with him, he went 3 to 6 today.
So again, he had a couple of bad games in a row and then he was fine.
So let's not Let's not jump the jump, the gun here and be like, Oh, yeah, it is.
You know, he's having some problems.
He's whatever he said.
A couple of bad games in a row coming, obviously missed a game with an injury, so it was serious enough that he had to set out.
So let's just wait and be patient and see what happens.
But seeing Danny Green and get up like that.
I would just like ****, I didn't know definite Green could do that. I don't know.
He had one monster dunk.
I think when he was in San Antonio is a highly remember who they were playing.
It's been a few years now, obviously, but I saw him do it once before.
I haven't seen this since, you know, since then.
But I mean, last year, the Raptors here just understanding the corner and shoot off my tippy toes, hit three pointers.
But it was cool to see him do that tonight.
Oh, yeah, Yeah, that was a ton of fun.
And you know what? This even taking that dunk aside.
Let's let's pretend that dunk was a lamp.
Okay, if you look at the stat line, this is the subtle brilliance of gaining green because the way that he contributes the way it contributes so efficiently.
Four of seven shooting three of six from 37 boards to assist, two steals, two blocks, 11 points, nothing that's gonna like jump off the page and scream.
Oh, this is a star player.
Anything but this is a guy who makes winning plays and consistently can get the job done.
But again, he doesn't do all these kind of flashy things.
He doesn't do anything that's gonna make you really take notice of him.
He's a He's quietly very, very good.
And so you almost have to remind yourself, tow, Watch him and remember how efficient he is and look at what he does defensively and focus on him because it's easy to forget how good he really is.
And what a difference he does make.
And I think we should.
We get carried away sometimes thinking and looking at him and saying, Oh, you know, uh, the guy had eight points or seven points.
Any struggled? Some of these guys bring other elements to the game, like Danny Green, like Avery Bradley when he's out there like Alex Caruso on the defensive end.
So I mean, you need these guys to win championships, and I think that Danny Green has the capability that in a seven game series you're looking ahead to the playoffs.
He's the type of guy who could score a goal off for 20 points in a game and windy one.
But he's also gonna be sound defensively, too, so I think he's been perfect in his role right now.
Is shooting has been great overall in the season.
And so he's another piece.
That commenter said that Rob Pelinka went out and got so I mean, you have been the perfect complementary piece Thio, Davis and and LeBron so far. Yeah, for sure.
That's why it was so big that the Lakers were able to go out and, uh, get him, uh, Christopher Walker by Christopher Walk in.
I'm not gonna bother trying todo That's why Danny Green has two rings and on his way to 1/3.
That's right. That's exactly it.
That Danny Green is a champion is because he is so productive on the floor.
In fact, if you go back to his real plus minus, you always right near the top in terms of shooting guards more than you, then you would think a lot of people are talking about Troy Daniels in our in our town.
A lot of people saying trade.
Troy Daniels, Brick Daniels.
I'm seeing all kinds of different things on here about Troy Day.
I didn't think I'd let me look at it.
A style Caves, one of five shooting old four from three in 16 minutes like you didn't shoot well, but he took five shots.
We're talking about a five shot sample size right now in a blowout game.
Troy Daniels has had some big games.
Then he can hit from outside.
I don't think this is the game to, like, jump on Troy Daniels or anything.
At this point, I'm not.
I've had in Detroit.
He's too good game shooting 31% from three for the season.
So you're not doing what he came here to do.
I don't know what he really thinks is not that great defensively, not consistent enough of a shooter.
So that as we were mentioning some of the deficiencies, I would like the Lakers try and get out in the bio market and then get a veteran or get somebody on the cheap who could maybe upgrade the shooting for them coming off the bench because he's he, like many of the other venture guys have been so up and down this season that I've been like Detroit annual brought.
Mind you, it was bad moving, uh, KCP and the last couple of games and maybe eat my words.
So hopefully Troy Daniels going to that, too.
But if he's not consistent up, they gotta look to try and get that position a little bit more.
Kind of settled, but bringing it to somebody who can hit consistent three pointers.
Look, I get the consistency.
I'm just saying Troy Daniels like this isn't the game where you just go.
Oh, my gosh. He cost us a win.
No, this was this was an easy win that you cruise through.
Yeah, he missed a few shots, but I don't think this is the game where you go up.
Troy Daniels can't contribute.
Clearly, he's not gonna He's not gonna fit.
Let's get rid of him.
I don't think we're there yet. I don't think you can.
You can make that evaluation just yet.
Now, if it continues, he continues to not be able to hit.
And then the Lakers have an opportunity to get saying Andre Iguodala and he's continuing to shoot this percentage from deep.
Then then maybe then maybe that's the guy that you look at because you know, you do have to cut somebody lose and order Brilliant.
And Iguodala or whoever.
Whoever they go on land in free agency on the bio market.
Yeah, and and I think that's the That's kind of the biggest thing for the Lakers right now.
Is that Iguodala piece And then he put Does he not put them over the top? Don't you think? I mean, in terms of puts, um, uh, not only head and shoulders above everybody else, but at least before head just just a little bit.
Just a little bit more than everybody else.
Yeah, Yeah, he's maybe like he's the he like Dwight Howard is like 6 10 Javale McGee is a true seven foot.
So, like he brings you up like javale McGee Height in terms of in terms of championship contention, Like, uh, you know, he's the kind of guy that could really help.
I think that he can help fill some of the holes of Lakers have in terms of meeting ah, wing defender.
So I get why he comes up every single night in our chats.
People are asking out of people want to know because he does seem to be the missing piece.
He does seem to be something that the Lakers could really use it, so I love it if it happens.
But again, I don't think you get him.
And just like okay, cancel the league.
Nobody's beating the Lakers.
I think he does improve their chances considerably, though.
If they if they can't find him.
I mean, I I to me, I think that's just kind of I don't want to say it's the weak point for the Lakers right now, because you can't see anything is weak when a team sitting at 11 and two.
But that's one thing they do need.
Is that wing defender and a guy who could Who could hit the reason? The medulla? Not great, Not terrible, kind of middle, middle of the wrong in terms of the N B.
A three point shooter.
So I think he just mass so many things wrong with the bench eventually, and those things might start to show that show themselves when they're playing against better competition.
But to me, if they get him with this roster and everybody's healthy man, that scary for the rest of the India, yeah, for sure, if they can get him.
And that's part of the reason, perhaps wide Memphis Grizzlies have cut him loose just yet because some rumors going around that the thought is to keep him away from the Lakers so that other teams can get him and use him to defend LeBron James.
That's something we talked about on the last show, so just let's look ahead to the next game.
Them because this one, the Lakers are better than the Hawks.
Are they really that that's the big ****ysis from this? Lakers are clearly better than the Hawks.
They played with their food and got away with it. It was no big deal.
They cruise to win.
And by the way, the Hawks played the Clippers last night.
So they have got to stay a Saturday night in Los Angeles.
I believe they probably came in on Friday so that they've spent a weekend in L.
And they looked like they got you know, life is under feet and this is one where the Lakers actually got them at the very end of their trip.
So I'm not surprised that the Hawks looked so awful, but looking at Tuesday night, the Lakers go against the Oklahoma City thunder and then they will see the thunder again except on the road on Friday.
So what are you looking ahead to in that game? And those games, I guess the match up.
I think the Thunder's a better team than the Hawks.
It's not saying a lot, but I think they're better.
The Hawks, five and seven on the season right now.
Thoughts on that one.
I still think the Lakers should go the rest of this week and not lose another game, at least for the next three. They're playing.
See? Like you mentioned.
Not great. Not good. They're sitting at five and seven.
Shaking Gil, Just Alexander is playing really real well for them so far.
Of course, Chris Paul, Danilo Gallinari is another guy who could Who could go off any night.
But again, I think this is a similar type of thing.
Are they better than the Hawks? Yes, but, er the Lakers still clearly better than okay.
I think that the Lakers again if they're healthy and then they're playing like this, they should be able to sweep the rest of the games they have this week What about you? Yeah, I agree.
I think that they should.
And I'll throw this out here to the Hawks.
By the way, they just beat the Philadelphia 76 years.
The Thunder just beat the Philadelphia 76 years, so I mean, that's that's a pretty solid feather in their cap.
The Sixers are the team that I thought would probably come out of the Eastern Conference heading into the season.
I think they're very good team and the Thunder able to pick up a win over them.
So this isn't a team that you take lightly.
But tomorrow, One day night, they play the Clippers.
Tuesday night, the Lakers.
So the Lakers get again the advantage of being the second night of the back to back.
And you know there's gonna be some emotion behind Monday night because of Chris Paul and his connection with the Clippers is going to be a little bit a little bit of that there as well.
So yeah, I mean, this is something where I think the Lakers should definitely win the home game on the road.
I'm expecting to see sort of a rebuff vitalized thunder team, but really the Lakers should go to a no.
He gets this team unless, I mean, they've got legit, eh? NBA players.
If Galan Ari gets hot, Chris Paul gets going.
This is a team that you can lose to, I guess if you're not extremely focused, like like the Lakers didn't have to be totally locked.
And in order to beat the Hawks, I think they do need to be locked in to take care of the thunder.
I mean, they have to play, you know, they can't have stretches like they did in that third quarter. I mean it like that.
Yeah, they could lose.
But, you know, we said this last year.
You can't take any nights off in the n b.
We saw the Lakers lose to the next on MSG.
You know what? You know what I mean with LeBron get clocked at the end.
So there is No There are no gimmes.
The good thing for the for the Lakers, like you mentioned playing the team off back to back.
We saw the result of that today.
The hawks look tired, and they were sluggish to start, So if they can come up with a good start again.
In the 1st 12 minutes, the starters come out and kind of impose their will on O K.
And take advantage early and get a 10 15 point lead.
I think we could see something similar to what we saw today.
I think you could, but But again, they've got a guy with with focus.
Yeah, that this This is the one you're looking at.
Their schedule ahead.
There's some more gimmes coming up.
I mean, I guess I don't want to call them.
Give these, because these are n BA teams and anybody can beat anybody on any given night.
Stop that. Memphis! Memphis, is that Give me.
There's games that teams can be looked at.
The Sacramento Kings just beat the Celtics and they will play better as a lake.
Right? So it looks like the Lakers.
Yeah, that's true, thank God.
But just looking ahead, this is I think this is one of the potential road bumps or bumps in the road here for for the Lakers.
I mean, you look a TTE who they've got, you've got the thunder and then the thunder again, which again is kind of weird in the schedule.
The way that works.
When you've got Memphis in San Antonio, New Orleans, Washington, Dallas, then Denver.
All way up until that Denver game, I think these two are probably the ones I'd be most worried about aside from.
Maybe San Antonio.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. San Antonio.
That after that, then you got New Orleans.
And who knows what they're gonna be looking like in terms of health? Yeah.
This team could be added by the end of the week.
That could be sitting at 14 and two bone into That's in San Antonio game.
So it's It's gonna be fun.
And then looking ahead.
December 3rd December 4th Denver, Utah.
Back to back on the road.
There's tougher games ahead.
Oh, yeah, for sure. A TTE this point right now.
We got to be happy.
11 into Lakers, Best record in the league.
Can't complain about too much, right? I got to say things are going pretty well so far, right? Things were going great.
All right, Jess.
Well, why don't we wrap things up with that? Now? Look, everybody that was throwing in comments and stuff in the chat.
We have had some issues with the chat where it's been crashing and kind of jumping in and out. So I apologize.
We haven't gotten more of your questions tonight.
Hopefully, we'll be able to get two more of them.
And next time we will be back.
Tuesday night after the Lakers take on the Oklahoma City thunder.
And hopefully after that they're 12 and two because right now we got a pile up as many wins as possible for those lean days.
As things get tougher into the winter in December and January, when they have some more difficult games, You want a stockpile as many wins right now as possible.
So hey, good things right now for the Lakers.
Hopefully, this train keeps right on rolling Jazz final thoughts before we get out of here.
Uh, happy with what we're seeing so far, man, this is a better start than I and I think a lot of people expected so, hoping to keep it rolling the rest of the weekend.
I'm fully expecting 14 and two going into next Monday's game against Spurs.
All right, Let's see it happen.
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