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Does it just tuning yet? Lakers.
It's been a game of runs.
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.
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 footage struggled the more as fast defensively, they're sets or slower.
But soon as he put a d at the five coups but the floor or hold on state grateful dagger.
Uh, Dang it, Warner, do you think reverse up? Was that little early 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, um 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 of all on the Clippers Solomon Lakers, this Clippers ball, Paul George has been firing on all cylinders all night, especially in the third quarter.
I'm believed he's clippers 30 coins on Earth.
He backs up on that one second.
No, no, he doesn't.
Yes, 27 but he's He's taken 15 shots.
Yeah, And quiet. 28.
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 14 things, so But I think this is why the depth If you take away the debt, the Lakers are better than this Clippers team.
Really? 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 that plated some minutes tonight? But you didn't play a bunch of minutes.
See any part? Um, that will mantra as arrow, 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 third and start fourth quarter, but LeBron struggled from from the field not gonna happen throughout the rest of the playoffs and rest of the playing.
So because Warner will not tell you Twitter was going off and overreacting.
I almost deleted the app, or just like accident 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 showing that in the world he still got it.
Looks like five of LeBron Caruso.
Davis Who? Zeman Green.
You think that's gonna be there? Closing lineup donated. Blackshaw.
The referees just announced that the cost stands will be later.
It will be clippers Wall.
But what was your question again? Yes.
So you think the lineup of Green James the one Caruso then green at the three would choose before And David five.
You think those are gonna be there? Uh, I said that on Monday.
That's the are Tuesday.
That's gonna be closing line up.
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.
If now Crusoe Based off tonight.
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George the No! Oh, my God.
Please, LeBron, don't do this to me again. It's a tie.
Game one on 1101 LeBron, Let's go last Kahoe Just doing what LeBron does.
Let's go 12 18 to go.
Holy crap! There goes you happened? That the ref again? 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 acid clippers, which I'm not expecting it to because they're getting their arguably two best bench pieces back in heroin Williams 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 plays 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? Probably. I think it was Kirk.
That video would be go up sooner.
You 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.
I think a pack of blue will herald Kawai Paul George two likely closing Kwai.
They've only played, like, 11 or 12 games together.
That first off, that's ridiculous that people who played 12 games together your closing line up where your closing line up with the Lakers with Crusoe.
Uh, well, my proposed pose. A lot of Caruso.
Who's my 80? They've been together all year, and none of them has missed significant time.
Didn't you have? Ah, jcp And there.
Is that it? No, I said that's an alternate.
I don't think they would do that.
You have beaches more.
Okay, hold on. 8.6.
LeBron, lock up.
LeBron guarding. 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 you know, 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.
What? We've got games like, 10 minutes. Yes.
No, I mean excluding that last shot, though from Paula.
Georgie shot about 66% um, from the field in 55% from three.
Do you think I'm going to see that Paul George? All 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 Brunk, 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, and I'll give you my reaction a little bit warning Come to 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 if he can continue shooting about 50% um, 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 wantedto ask you about.
Sean, quite wondered, went to the free throw line 13 times and made 11 of 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 paint and getting getting to the line in making these freezers 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 costly players again.
What that does is that gives you more space as a shooter.
As a shock creator.
Teoh cousin Triggers are back in the bottle.
You just a little bit more than usual to give you a little more space in this because they don't want to foul you, right? So I think that's paving for a lot of players toe.
Not just going like harden in such, but wow man.
One again, What a game.
Another thing I noticed looking here.
The box score there, leading rebounder was Reggie Jackson, who played 34 minutes warm, 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.
80 had eight Koosman.
McGee each had seven, and then Crusoe had four.
Really quickly way.
Didn't see a lot of light.
Our in this game.
One point that out, Dwight Howard played about 12 minutes.
Um, got one point.
He made a free throw.
Um, and you got three rebounds.
So not a lot of Dwight Howard.
This just shows you how much they missed mantra as Harold tonight.
That that's practically 10.
Actual position, weight loss.
11 off its three bucks for the Lakers, four for the Clippers, right? And then they're giving LeBron miss of that that lay up at the end of gonna come past offenses rebound put back.
So that's seven action possessions that the Lakers had compared to the Clippers.
And that's ultimately what cost in the game.
Okay, uh, if I'm being completely honest, the Lakers had no right to win that game 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.
How would actually played more minutes? He got 12.
McGee only had 11.
Is he Davis racked up 35? Who's not playing? The three and four racked up 31.
Who's my hand? Third play? 31 minutes.
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.
Has only 16% 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 a success? A successful clapper? Yeah, um, Dion Waiters is gonna play way Mawr Clipper Serious Just being sought watching his games, they play win more than a raison Rhonda.
What? Just 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 Vion was a probable lineup that with just a D that actually in my notes here for parents with 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 health, but for the most, But it was the bench in a D.
I crews Mike 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.
Yeah, in one of the thing, Dion waiters actually led the Lakers and plus minus and plus and Gene, who's had 12 in Peru.
So at nine for the top three and then at the bottom of that spectrum we had.
We see Danny Green.
Adam minus 17 J. R.
Smith out of minus seven.
Do you think the young waiter's gonna edgers edge himself into the starting lineup or even closing line up shop looking lineup? Maybe starting lineup? No, no.
LeBron 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 the 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 Kobe does is look, and J.
Did I? I didn't want to say that coming out my mouth, but this is what invaded.
That's what Kobe did. It's what Tim Duncan did.
This is what all the greats Duke when you're shot, is involved.
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.
What you don't typically see from LeBron which 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 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 us down the stretch, Uncle.
Why Leonard now last play.
What about that was a terrible but and then And then the switch.
The switch on Paul George.
And you know the communications with him.
And I believe it was kcp, um to switch was just That's how Satan can 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 line up.
Hasn't been on the floor in 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.
Can simulate game, place, order, 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 current stein, 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 Teoh, play defense and agenda, 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 have any open shots or unopened cuts in the lane.
Yeah, hold on one.
How big was conquered? By how? Well, how big of a war 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 you complain if Cozma really steps it up defensively, like the Bond 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 being extra body they can throw out at these opposing guards and forwards.
I think it's 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 cousin might be playing or 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 this system, to the culture.
You could see the improvement from Kyle Cooper from Star The Year to be right now.
Start of the year was very lackadaisical defensively.
Uh, kind of lazy as well.
But tonight, insensible baby, the All Star break Carl Kuzma has been one of Lakers fax defenders that 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, then agree what? They will be a better matchup, not inoperable game.
But he's talking about where he's not quite a strong he right? He targeted and agree He's gonna target Rondo Targeted waiters.
But if LeBron a b I'm gonna try to find the numbers tonight.
LeBron 80 coup ZMA is guarding.
We saw it in crunch time and I watched in the third quarter and part of the percent went when Kawai is going by LeBron 80.
Accuse me. It's over.
That's gonna be so key for for the Lakers.
Because if you can, I wouldn't say lock down.
But if you slow down quietly under or maybe forcing turnovers because you're playing lock down defense, he has to make it off balance.
Kind of weird pass.
And it 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 yeah, to your point, that's gonna be extremely key for them.
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, 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 often.
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.
Okay, Markets Morris.
In the two games against the Lakers that he's played, he's over 13 over.
The thing this is not like is not like that might appear squishing.
It's not like he's He's gone 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.
Uses that he's the Guard version.
The Shane Battier from that Miami Heat team back for LeBron was there.
Scrappy limit does give a shooter and a better ball.
Hell of the shame, but Scrappy do whatever needs to be taken and win the game and everything needs everything.
Needs that player that scrapping can do whatever is asked of him.
Oh, gosh, I dear another person, not deep, and I dont show this game to 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, uh, they didn't have a loo.
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 heat or 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 the peril and Blue Wills presents kind of give balance out by LeBron's terrible offensive game.
But what kind of even, though? So the Lakers LeBron, playing his worst game as a Laker offensively, beat yo without Lou Williams mantra.
So I don't care we because people and 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 hair.
Oh, they don't have.
LeBron played terrible offensively.
Have a nice night.
Seriously, that's that's how I feel.
But but warned her and pretty people watched that I was.
Yeah, two more things, Sean.
You know, the Lakers might be rolling out more of a playoff type lineup going? No, 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.
You think that's going to be sort of a normal with Lakers and in the playoffs? Or you think they're going to try to, you know, get J R.
Smith or Marquis? More is more involved, um, playing and maybe limit guy like Kobo, Pope or Cruz.
More waiters minutes.
Let me sit down.
You a question? Um, does that answer your question? The light tried to steal my life. 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 the seven game series, probably in the conference finals, we're LeBron's could be playing a bunch of minutes.
You gotta get as much rest as possible so those guys are going to play E and J R said Bona fide shooter.
He's the shooter.
Marquis Moore's can't shoot, right? So they're gonna They're going to see the minutes go up and again in this series.
This series for McGee.
They're 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.
The deep insert.
Their rotations were lagging.
They're set for terrible right? Pretty much their sets was clear.
Clear the right side of the court, like 80 working a post.
You take just They only g out the game, you go small.
We just want to say on Tuesday eight, he's got to get over that.
He's got a complaint. Five.
What happened? The Lakers blitz to Clippers and they came back, Took the lead, got up to 11 and the Clippers brought it back.
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.
AB is probably going to start the second half distance to be about it.
He's not gonna play a bunch of minutes, is 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.
He shot 17 free throws.
He made 16 of them, and that means there was about 89 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 for which is about eight players committing personal fouls, which gives you even closer.
And if it's only one guy or even two guys on a D, that's four fouls for each.
And that just gets them even closer to family out.
And that forces 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.
Oh, my gosh, I'm I'm still kind of processing this a de 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 eyes cold.
80 is good enough to get you know when it quiet go size cold.
I'm not I'm not competent.
Paul George winning that game.
I'm not all right.
We saw tonight, LeBron eyes cold a year tell me Paula Jones is a top 10 player ankle.
What? Leonard, who's the best player, can't be 80? LeBron, who played like a bench player pretty much offensively.
He had 16 points. Cruz.
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 don't good.
You should be able to be the Lakers with LeBron find terrible and 80.
Either way goes is going seven games, I think actual advantage appeal.
But LeBron playoff about 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. Number.
Wake up like, and this is what I'm talking about.
What I say LeBron is motivated.
You what went sense wet before this year and we see LeBron take the challenge, said Miami.
When that we see Lebron take the challenge of guarding the best player in the clutch when it we've seen it, he great.
He did have, like, a few key blocks on Steph Curry.
And that one finals.
What? I mean, I want you, Molly, like consistently.
That was a play like 34 body 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 craft step.
But like we haven't seen this LeBron since my family.
I am telling you up the warning.
The warning has been saying the king is here.
The 16 point it was Look, 5 20 Little by little Is this that long Warner Hungy Uh, six for 19.
Three people realizes he has six.
Quincy have time.
He is going like I think he hit those two threes in the fourth.
I don't think he tried to pass it yourself.
Oh, my gosh is a good go.
This is ridiculous.
This is ridiculous.
He wins and trip this year.
I came out and study uh, but hold on.
Our good friend from the good get sharp podcast are tweeting stuff brought about the game.
And I'm trying to politely say Stint in football like politely.
I'm a reason to tweet something we could sign off.
Hold on, hold on.
Shot LeBron shot Fly for 96 or 19 also for everybody's watching this right now.
Um, if you if you wake up tomorrow morning and 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 his 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.
Keep your senses about your hero.
It's 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 them playoff games.
All right, here's would some of the stuff loss Look, Stephen said the Lakers through 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 10.
Then Alex, also from the Gipsy, is charged pockets.
If I want a clear edge, but I give them the advantage when both are full strength, just like the depths.
Ah, better with Louisville in Herro, I said again, LeBron there on the girlish.
This is ridiculous.
I only want to read this off.
All right, guys, Was he on the morning? I think What? What? I was most gosh darn authentic.