They ask you? Yeah.
There should be a TNT thing of nothing.
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So this mother the pick, right? I'm not left.
Good debates, Good defense. Coups.
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I don't like it getting Christmas, Dave.
Odds. I don't like it.
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Let's go! Let's go! Let's go! 1 20 Left. Paul.
George, If you hit a three, I'm gonna kill you.
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Caruso wanna play? Yes, sir.
55 seconds left.
It's a bit of overtime. Civic record along.
I don't want this bill.
What? Even 30 12 o'clock, actually.
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Time out, Lakers.
Uh, working who? I do not like this.
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I got Christmas Day bites right now, and I don't like it.
I am so nervous right now.
Does it just tuning in Lakers.
It's been a game of runs.
Um, the clippers came out of the gate, took an 11 point lead.
Um, and I think we were talking with your mat lead of the night.
11 points, so yeah, I think we talked.
About what? Matt? The Clippers? The Lakers were gonna have to go smaller against this Clippers team because when javelin A deer on for the struggle, the more as fast defensively they're sets or slower.
But soon they put a B at the five foot coups but the floor or hold on Date Granville dagger.
Uh, dang it, Warner, do you think reverse up? Was that little early? Be on the shot clock? Yes, in a bit soon.
But, um, you know, these guys are finding shots when when they confined shots and if they think they can hit it, then you know, it seems like it seems like they're using their best judgment, you know, they're not gonna intentionally shoot it with 20 seconds left on the clock.
Theoretically, just because they feel like they might have 14% chance of making the shot.
And if they do make that one shot deal in game, you know they're doing it on their best tactical reasoning.
All right, So I think they were viewing.
It was out on the Lakers around the Clippers, Islamic Lakers, this Clippers ball.
Paul George has been firing on all cylinders all night, especially in the third quarter.
Um, I believe he's Clippers 30 coins corner.
He back upon that? Yeah. One second.
No, no, no, he doesn't.
Yes, 27 But he's He's taken 15 shots.
Yeah, And quiet.
So those guys really they only have what? Four guys in double digits in quiet.
Paul George had 27 28.
So yeah, you know, you're not playing a good game if you're losing in.
LeBron has 40 things, so But I think this is why the depth if you take away the debt, the Lakers are better than this Clippers team.
And really, I I said I don't want to overreact because the Clippers are gonna be without their best player.
Not the best players, but they're gonna be without blue.
Will Pat Bev have inflated some minutes tonight? But you didn't play a bunch of minutes.
See any part? Um, that will mantra as Errol, um and then the Lakers game a thin Bondo.
I didn't expect jumpers to really all.
They started the ball towards, like the third end of the 32 start fourth quarter, But LeBron struggled to the from from the field not gonna happen throughout the rest of the playoffs and rest of the playing.
So because Warner would not tell you Twitter was going off and overreacting, I almost deleted the app or just like exit on my browser.
It was irritating.
And now and now everybody's quiet is hush hush.
LeBron can't play defense that he locked up collage like three straight possessions, just throwing that in the world he still got it.
Looks like five of LeBron Caruso.
Who's hungry? You think that's gonna be there? Closing lineup? Don't use Flash called on.
The referees just announced that the call stands will be later.
It will be Clippers ball.
But what was your question again? Yes, So you think the lineup of Green James, the one Caruso and Green in the three with Queues before and Davidson five.
You think those are going to be there? I said that among them said Monday, that are Tuesday.
That's gonna be the closing line up.
It's gonna have to be Rondo down the stretch is going to get the job done at.
Caruso is just played so well with the hostile place.
Based off tonight. Vietnam Waiters.
You're a big you know. Paul.
George the Oh, my God! Yeah.
Please, LeBron, Don't do this to me again.
Game one on 1101 LeBron, Let's go! Let's go! Ho! Just doing what LeBron does.
Holy crap! There goes you happened? That the ref a game All George cannot believe what just happened.
All George has been so good all gay that the partner is this good.
It's gonna be tough to beat the Clippers four times in a row.
It Paul George, is this good for anybody? Just Lakers.
If the bench performs, the way the benches performed this game with ASA Clippers was I'm not expecting it to because they're getting their arguably two best bench pieces back in heroin.
And you know, they've got time to heat up.
But if the bench place this bad, you know, it really doesn't matter how.
How good Choir, Paul George place.
Unless they reach dropping 45 a night.
You're not You're not going to get enough points to win.
Yeah, I forget who I forget.
Who said it again? Who's on with this program? I think it was Kirk.
That video we go up soon made a valid point.
Now, I was gonna say early we ran out of time.
If you watch the whole video, you know, we ran out of time.
Um, the Clippers have think pack the Lou will herald Kawai Paul George two likely closing Kwai.
They've only played, like, 11 or 12 games together.
That first thought That's ridiculous that people who played 12 games together your clothing line up where your closing line up with the Lakers with Crusoe.
Uh, well, my proposed clothes line of Caruso.
LeBron Koosman, e d.
They've been together all year another, but has missed significant time.
Didn't you have? Ah, kcp And there.
Is that it? No, I said that's an alternate.
I don't think they would do that.
You will be too small.
6 LeBron, lock up.
Lock up. Lock up. Lock up. LeBron Carter! Paul! George! Come on.
Come on, LeBron LeBron, Let's go.
And even if George did you found there.
It wouldn't have mattered because, you know, he didn't shoot from the three point line, so he would you would only be ableto maybe tied the game.
Um, but he missed Thea.
He was the shot.
So it doesn't really matter Now.
Here's something interesting, Sean.
Um, excluding last shot wave goes game ship like, Eminence.
No, I mean excluding that last shot, though from Paula.
Georgie shot about 66% um, from the field, 55% from three.
You think I'm going to see that Paul George old playoff? No, it's not sustainable.
And Paul George that's shown us that in the past.
Spider Man making a little cameo in the background.
It's not sustainable from from, uh, for politicians to do that because, um, because what he done it so much in the past.
First off, first off.
Okay, what a game we want to give.
My hat's off the boat seems, um and I'll give you my reaction a little bit wanting to cut the tail end of it, but yeah, I don't think it's sustainable.
So what about you and not getting my reaction to begin? You know, I think it's it's not very sustainable, but I think he if he can continue shooting about 50% from three.
I think during this playoffs, you know he if he catches it in stride, he gets a hot streak.
I think it's possible now.
We're not one big thing I wanted to ask you about, Sean Quite.
Leonard went to the free throw line 13 times and made 11 of them, so 11 of his 28 points were off free throws.
Sean, how big? About how big of a factor do you think, Kawai? You get into the pain and getting getting to the line in making these free throws is it is crucial for collided to try to attack the lane.
Earliest crucial for any player.
Really, Because we attacked the lane, you start to give costlier players again. Foul trouble.
What that does is that gives you more space as a shooter.
As a shock creator.
Teoh center just are back in the ball for you just a little bit more than usual to give you a little more space and this because they don't want found you right.
So I think that's pivotal for a lot of players toe.
Not just quite like Harden in such, but wow, man won a game.
Another thing I noticed looking here.
The box score there leading rebounder was Reggie Jackson, who played 34 minutes.
Worm scored 10 points, only shot 30% from the field, but he had six rebounds, and that was the highest of the night.
Whereas, you know, you go over the Lakers side.
LeBron had 11 80 had eight.
McGee each had seven, and then Crusoe had four.
Really quickly way Didn't see a lot Dwight Howard in this game.
One point that out.
Dwight Howard played about 12 minutes.
Um, got one point.
He made a free throw, um, and got three rebounds.
So not a lot of Dwight Howard.
Yeah, this is shows you how much they missed mantra as Harold tonight.
That's practically 10 actual position.
I mean, we lost 11 off its three bucks for the Lakers, four for the Clippers, right? And they're giving LeBron miss of that that lay up at the end of encompassed all offensive rebound put back.
So that's seven action possessions that the Lakers had comparison to clippers and That's ultimately what cost them the game.
Okay, uh, I'm being completely honest.
The Lakers had no rights.
Um, and like I said, you're gonna see very minimum of JaVale McGee.
And I could see a bunch of JaVale McGee and I could see a bunch of Dwight Howard in this series.
It's just not other ways in the design, because how would actually played more minutes? He got 12.
McGee only had 11.
I'm Anthony Davis.
Racked up 35 Kuzma playing the three and four racked up 31.
Who's my hand Third play.
31 minutes that they were talking about.
Point about what? No, um, a d did it, uh, Didn't score 34 points, though, to her five from three.
Now, we were talking about Dion waiters earlier today and earlier in the week.
Sean, about how he's gonna have to step up in his role with the Lakers.
He shot one for six from three as only 16%.
Um, in in shot five or 10 overall from the field.
How much does Dion waiters need to step up his game? And what do you think is projected, you know, Shot percentage, three point percentage.
What would need to look like for the Lakers to have us except a successful playoff run? Yeah.
Um, Dion Waiters is gonna play way.
Maura and a Clipper serious just being sought, washing his games.
They play win more than a raison Rondo.
What's? Which is why taking up waiters is so underrated because waiters was a part of that unit when LeBron went out towards the end of the third quarter.
Lakers air down like 11.
Dean was until about lineup that with just a D that actually in my notes here, preparing for the greatest debate of all time.
Not really. Between me. A warning role.
The Lakers without LeBron were 29th in offensive rating this year.
This game without LeBron, they came back and got the lead up.
LeBron came back and helped, but for the most, but it was the bench in a d.
I cruise my Caruso, the left, the waiters green casing.
Pete that got the lead up to what it was.
So waiters is gonna be big time.
Come, come playoff time.
In one of the thing Dion waiters actually led the Lakers and plus minus and plus and Gene, who's my had 12 and Caruso at nine for the top three.
And then at the bottom of that spectrum we hit, we see Danny Green out of minus 17.
J. R. Smith out of my seven.
Do you think the young waiters you on the edges, edge himself into the starting lineup or even closing line up shop? Complete lineup, maybe starting lineup? No, but Bron James also finished with a minus four.
In case anybody's wondering shop two for seven from three.
He just he was offensively.
This is one of his worst games as a Laker, if not his worst offensive game as a Laker.
But this is what the all time greats do is what Comi does is look, MJ did, uh, I didn't want to say that coming out my mouth, but this is what NJ did.
That's what Kobe did.
It's what Tim Duncan did.
This is what all the greats do when you're shot. Is in bowling.
Better find some other way. Teoh.
LeBron LeBron, like you said, almost had a triple double work.
Yes, I'm very like we're turnovers, which you don't typically see from LeBron, which is again, Another reason why I said don't overreact to this game.
Right? But I think I've gained a lot of stuff in this game that I really thought it would.
Um, but again, I can't say enough of LeBron's defense like a wild letter spire man thinks so, too.
Um, I can't I really can't speak enough of LeBron steep as down the stretch.
Uncle Islander, that last play.
Wow, that was a terrible But and then and then the switch.
The switch on Paul George.
And you know the communication between him and I believe it was kcp, um, to switch was just That's outstanding communication.
That's like chemistry that we're talking about.
Clippers may not have it because, you know, they haven't played a lot, um, with each other and especially their closing lineup hasn't been on the swollen these crucial moments a lot this year.
And then coming off this restart, they haven't been on the floor with each other at all separate scrimmages of practices which can simulate gameplay, sort of.
But it it's not the actual gaming, and it can only do so much for you as a team and as a unit.
So you know, just that that communication in currents time, you're only up by two.
There's what, 13 seconds left.
You have to make a stop here.
And if you let him score Apology order shooting over 50% from three.
Hawaii has 28 on you and you know those air to legal scoring threats.
So you've got to figure out a way to to ah, play defense and pretended to prevent the basketball from going to the hoop.
And communication is key in that.
And that was really noticeable for me.
Um uh, you know, LeBron pointed, stepped up in KCP, did sort of 1/2 step up and then got immediately back to his man to read any open shots or an open cut to the length.
Uh, born How big was conquered? By how? Well, how big of a war.
What do you think he'll have going deeper into the playoffs? I think he's gonna have a pretty pretty big role, Especially how much defense he complain if Koosman really steps it up defensively like LeBron has this year and starts to play defense.
More like I wouldn't say as good of a daily as a Danny Green.
But you know, hustle plays like Caruso playing defense like Dion waiters or J.
Smith and just be an extra body they can throw out at these opposing guards and forwards.
Um, I think it's a really big, especially come, you know, then playing the Rockets or a small ball Clippers lineup where you know, they don't really have that big guy in the middle of floor.
So the Lakers gonna have to run smaller and cause might be playing more 44 spot and having the guard.
You know, these smaller, really good scoring, quick guards and wings.
Uh, Car Koosman.
What? What can I say about him? His defense? Just the most start you can tell with.
Somebody is bought in to the system, To the culture.
You could see the improvement from Kyle Cooper from star The year to be right now started the year he was very lax.
A daisy cool defensively, uh, kind of lazy as well.
But tonight, insensible, maybe the all star break.
Kyle Kuzma has been one of Lakers faxed defenders.
I think we not give them credit and the Lakers again, This game really asked me thinking on the Lakers defensively, and the problem is, well, Kawai and Doc Rivers would do.
They'll get the matchups they want, right? Collide wants the any great, but there will be a better matchup.
Not inoperable game.
But he's talking about where he's not quite a strong he right? He targeted Danny Green.
He's gonna target Rondo, targeted waiters.
But if LeBron a b I'm gonna try to find the numbers tonight, it will.
LeBron 80 Coup ZMA is gardening.
We saw it in crunch time and I watched in the third quarter, and part of the percent went when Kawai is guarded by LeBron.
Accuse My, It's over, It's over.
That's gonna be so key for for the Lakers.
Because if you can, I wouldn't say locked down.
But if you slow down, quiet Leonard or maybe forcing turnovers because you're playing lock down defense, he has to make it off balance.
Kind of weird pass, and he goes out of balance, or something that goes right into your teammates hands.
That's that's gonna be key.
We saw Kawai score 28 on he almost put up 30 but in the end, they stopped him.
On the last possession.
They stopped Paul George on the last possession and then won the game.
So, to your point, that's gonna be extremely key for them.
Toe Also be able to throw those bodies that those at the wings.
You know, as you said earlier today, um, you know, championship teams either have a superstar point guard or a star or superstar wing.
And if you can throw a Dion, waiters Alex Caruso at the guard and then a you know a LeBron or our crews were at the wing, if it's going to be a very impressive, impressive Lakers team defensively, not even offense.
Yeah, and I think people have really overrated markets.
Morris like people when he burst that they're like, Oh, my gosh, markets move.
He's gonna be so big.
OK, Marcus Morris.
In the two games against the Lakers that he's played, he's over 13 over 13.
This is not like is not like that might appear switching.
It's not like he's He's done such a fantastic job defensively because A D had 35 to 34 tonight, right? 34 year, and we're not giving enough credit to Alex Caruso.
Caruso did a heck of a job.
It's welcome, looses that he's the Guard version of Shane Battier from that Miami Heat team back for LeBron.
Was there scrappy limit, as good of a shooter and a better ball.
Hell of the shame but scrappy do whatever it needs to be taken and win the game and everything needs that everything needs that player that Scrappy can do whatever is asked of him.
Oh, gosh, I dear another person that come on our show and say the Lakers are not deep and I will show this game Tim them.
Show it to him because that because one of us, their argument would be, well, the Clippers are more deep.
They didn't They didn't have.
They didn't have a loo. Well or hero.
Okay, um, that just because the Clippers air deep does not mean the Lakers can't be d to you.
That multiple 10 11.
I mean, look, the heater deep.
That doesn't mean the clippers air less deeper, more deep.
It just means the heater also deep, you know? Yeah, and also like the peril and Blue Bulls presents kind of give balanced out by LeBron's terrible events of gang.
So it's kind of even though, so the Lakers LeBron playing his worst game as a Laker offensively, beat yo without Loulan mantra zero.
I don't care we because people like Colin Coward, Stephen A.
They were over exaggerating the loss of Avery Bradley.
Okay, so WE weeks since we want to over exaggerate.
OK, we don't have.
We don't have every barely.
We don't have Rondo.
They don't have Harold.
They don't have Louisville.
LeBron played terrible offensively.
Have a nice night all of Lake Lake.
Seriously, that's that's how I feel.
But but warned her and people that watched that I was I was nervous.
Yeah, two more things, Sean.
You know, the Lakers might be rolling out more of a playoff type lineup.
With eight or 90 they they had nine guys play double digit minutes.
11 guys get on the floor at all.
Markieff Morris played three minutes, and J. R. Smith played seven.
But up from Jemele JaVale McGee on up to Anthony Davis.
They all had double digit minutes.
Um, so you think that's gonna be sort of a normal that the Lakers and in the playoffs, Or you think they're going to try to, you know, get J J R.
Smith or Marquis Morris more involved, um, playing and maybe limit guy like Kobo, Pope or Cruz.
More waiters minutes.
Let me sit down.
You a question? Um, it's an answer.
Your question light.
Try to stay on the light.
I didn't like it.
Um, I will give the Clippers depth property props in this regard.
Jerry's gonna play more, more keep.
Morris is going to play more because in a seven game series, probably in the conference finals, we're LeBron's could be playing a bunch of minutes.
You got to get as much rest as possible.
So those guys, we're going to play E and J.
R s a bona fide shooter.
Marquis Moore's can't shoot, Right? Okay, so they were gonna They're going to see their minutes go up and again in this series, this series for McGee to playing a lot.
It could be the first round.
Probably play in the books.
McGee is not gonna play a bunch against the Rockets or against the Clippers. He's not.
We stall it tonight in the third quarter.
The Clippers Blix the Lakers.
The Lakers look slow there, deep inside.
It hurt. Their rotations were lagging.
They're set for a terrible right.
Pretty much their sets was clear.
Clear the right side of the court, like 80 working, opposed.
You take just Bill McGee out the game, you go small, who just want, he said on Tuesday.
Eight. He's got to get over that. He's going to play.
What happened? The Lakers blitzed the Clippers and they came back, took the lead, got up to 11 and the Clippers brought it back back into it.
But look, my point is this is in the Siris for JaVale McGee to play in a.
But she's gonna play.
Probably going to start the first half is probably going to start the second half distance to be about it.
He's something play a bunch of he's not.
I don't see it happening into your point.
About 80 working in the low post, he ended up giving 17 free throws.
I was talking about choir earlier, anytime free throws.
You know Anthony Davis, an underrated part of his game.
You know, he's a great defender He's great up shorting the post.
He's a good shooter, especially for being a 45 piece, and he's a humble player.
But you know, a really underrated part is his free throw shooting.
And also what is the amount of time she gets to the line.
He shot 17 free throws.
He made 16 of them.
And that means there was about eight nine times that the Clippers got fouled and Anthony Davis made it pay for the Cookers.
Committed a foul in an today was made of paper work, which is about eight players committing personal fouls, which gets you even closer.
And if it's only one guy or even two guys on a D, that's four fouls for each of, and that just gives him even closer to family out.
And that forces, um, a team like the Clippers.
Or maybe even the Rockets toe put out of their biggest guy are their best defender out on the floor, which will just slow them down when they're trying to run small.
Um, I'm still kind of processing this 80.
Wow, he he wasn't He was the difference maker and and that's when you bring a guy like 80 and because this is the difference between a D.
LeBron and Collide and Paul George and the Indus Nice.
The perfect evidence of this the Broncos ice cold 80 is good enough to get you to when it co ago size cold.
I'm not that competent Paul George winning that game.
I'm not all right.
We saw tonight, LeBron ice cold a year.
Tell me Paul George is a top 10 player and Kowa Leonard, who's the best player, can't be 80 LeBron, who played like a bench player pretty much offensively.
He had 16 points.
I'm also had 16 points, so I mean, yeah, he did play offensively like a bench player, right? So I'm tired of hearing this, which is why I kind of got will agitated at the Kawai Point earlier because from from Kirk because of Hawaii, is this darling and good.
You should be able to be the Lakers with LeBron find terrible and 80 Come on now.
Either way goes is going seven games.
I think the Clippers have the match of advantage of Bill, but LeBron playoff LeBron hey playing like this in playoff.
So let's get that clear.
He's got seven more games to warm up, and he's got a first round match up that you can warm up in.
It's going down at least that at the furthest from now.
At least the second round.
It be all better about it.
Wake up like and this is what I'm talking about.
What I say LeBron is motivated.
You what went since wet before this year.
And we see LeBron take the challenge since Miami.
When that we see LeBron take the challenge of guarding the best player in the clutch when it we've seen it.
He did have, like, a few key blocks on Steph Curry.
And that one finals.
What? I mean, I want you, Molly.
Was a play like the report by straight possessions.
No, I want Kawai.
No, I want Paul George down stretch.
That's what I'm talking about.
Yes, he didn't get very couple blocks and talk talks of crap to step.
But like we haven't seen this LeBron since my family.
I am telling you the warning.
The warning has been sent.
The king is here.
He was 5 20 Don't.
He was always this That long order, uh, six for 19 times for three people realize. Yes. Six.
Quince. I have time.
He is going like I think he hit those two threes in the fourth.
And then that That that I'm very, uh I think that last shot was intentional.
I don't think he tried to pass into himself.
Is the good go? This is ridiculous.
This is ridiculous.
He wins a trip this year.
I came out and study yet, but hold on.
Our good friend could get sharp.
Podcast are cleaning stuff out about the game.
And I'm trying to politely say, Stick to football like politely.
I'm a reason to tweet something.
Make it signed off.
Hold on, hold on.
LeBron shot Kleiber 1960 or 19.
Also for great is watching this right now.
Um, if you if you wake up tomorrow morning and, um you know ESPN or you know, all these sports talk shows were talking about this game and they bring up LeBron leaving his phone on during the playoffs.
Don't want to do it don't listen to it.
LeBron LeBron is gonna be a vintage of on the playoffs.
His phone is not.
Just look and talk about this.
Trying to tell people he didn't only scored 16 points because he had this phone for the day.
He It's just a warm up game.
And and don't let these melodies in the list talk.
Talk this craziness into you to keep your senses about you keep your wits about you and just just go off her instinct, which it is really not.
LeBron can go off for 45 points.
Any playoff game may maybe watch some playoff games.
All right, here's would some of the stuff waas the steam in, said the Lakers.
Is that the first and third best players in the league? All this nonsense that the Clippers have a clear edge and potential Siri's? That's just not accurate.
That serious likely go seven.
Then Alex, also from Gypsies, charge pockets if I want to see a clear edge, but I give them the advantage when both are full strength, just like the depth Ah, better with Louisville in Harold, I said again, LeBron tear.
Oh my gosh, This is what **** is only want to read this off.
All right, guys, Was he on the morning? I think what we're telling most.
Gosh darn authentic.
What's on? Definitely rocking the Lakers shirts in a row.
According school Lakers, Thank you, Warner's always.