76ers @ Lakers Game Thread - 3/17 - 7:30 PST

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  1. lbruce89

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    great win yesterday

    Philadelphia (33-31) at Los Angeles (53-13)



    • Game info: 10:30 pm EDT Tue Mar 17, 2009
    • TV: FSWI, FSW

    When Kobe Bryant's teammates raise their game the way they didin Los Angeles' last contest, the Lakers become all the more difficult to beat.

    Los Angeles goes for its fourth straight win overall and fourth in a row over the Philadelphia 76ers, who open a five-game road trip Tuesday night looking to inchcloser to the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference.

    The Lakers (53-13) won their seventh in a row at home Sunday, 107-100 over Dallas. Bryant, third in the NBA at 28.0 points per game, matched his average andhit two 3-pointers during a 12-0 fourth-quarter spurt to answer a 21-2 Dallas run.

    The Lakers, however, received a major contribution from TrevorAriza, who scored a career-high 26 points and shot 9-of-13 from the floor. Making his third consecutive start and fourth of the season, Ariza scored sixstraight points during the Lakers' late-game surge.

    "It doesn't surprise me at all," Bryant said. "He just knocked down the shots that we see him knock down in practice all the time.

    "He works extremely hard on his game, he's extremely patient and very efficient. One of Trevor's best features is his length and his speed,which allows us to put him on guards that are smaller than him. That way he can block the court a little more."

    The 6-foot-8 Ariza could find himself matched up with Philadelphia's Andre Miller. The 76erspoint guard recorded his second straight double-double Sunday with 10 points and 11 assists in an 85-77 win over Miami - Philadelphia's third in a row.

    Miller, who had 26 points, eight rebounds and five assists in a 114-102 loss to Los Angeles on Dec. 3, is 0-12 against the Lakers at Staples Center. LosAngeles won the teams' most recent meeting there 124-93 on Jan. 4, 2008.

    Bryant had 15 points in just 29 minutes of that contest as the Lakers shot 66.2 percent from the field. He scored 32 points in the Dec. 3 win.

    Pau Gasol looks for his fourth straight 20-plus point game Tuesdayafter scoring 25 on 12-of-13 shooting against Dallas. Gasol has four consecutive double-doubles versus the 76ers, averaging 24.0 points and 12.8 rebounds inthat span.

    Philadelphia (33-31) begins its western swing after defeating Miami 85-77 on Sunday, pulling within two games of the fifth-place Heat in the East.

    "That was an important game for us," said 76ers interim coach Tony DiLeo, whose team will play its next five games in seven days. "We hung inthere and kept playing hard and thought at some point, maybe from their fatigue, they would wear down a bit."

    Philadelphia allowed its lowest point total of the season, but will now face a Los Angeles team that's among the league leaders with 108.2 points pergame.

    Louis Williams is averaging just 8.0 points during the 76ers'three-game winning streak, but he'll look for another solid performance off the bench against the Lakers. Williams hit three 3s and scored all 15 of hispoints in the fourth quarter in the teams' first meeting this season.

    He's averaging 12.0 points in 2008-09.

    Los Angeles has won three straight and eight of nine at home against Philadelphia.
    76ers' Last Five Games
    Sat, Mar 7 at Memphis W 110-105
    Sun, Mar 8 at Oklahoma City L 74-89
    Wed, Mar 11 Toronto W 115-106
    Fri, Mar 13 Chicago W 104-101
    Sun, Mar 15 Miami W 85-77
    Lakers' Last Five Games
    Fri, Mar 6 Minnesota W 110-90
    Mon, Mar 9 at Portland L 94-111
    Wed, Mar 11 at Houston W 102-96
    Thu, Mar 12 at San Antonio W 102-95
    Sun, Mar 15 Dallas W 107-100
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  2. Los Angeles

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  3. nt og

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    [​IMG]. I knew bright nikes would the first in here.
     
  4. three6mafia2007

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  5. wryneck

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    Elton Brand The Traitor
     
  6. enrique23

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    who does op go for?
    anyways, GO LAKERS!
     
  7. eeibaby

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    Let's get it?

    Sixers by 5 [​IMG]
     
  8. kidskillz858

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    Lakers should take this by at least 15 .

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  9. dyyhard

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    clipper fan in this thread? [​IMG][​IMG]

    Laker fans could care less.

    this would be a fun game to watch @ Staples.
     
  10. licensed to ball

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    A laker game thread not created by KidSkillz or bright!?? [​IMG] What's the world coming to? [​IMG]
     
  11. kal ripped ken

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    good post with the preview and all

    go lakers
     
  12. kidskillz858

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    Bright Nikes slipped and I was just honoring the agreement me and him had in the official Laker thread .
     
  13. lifelessons

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    come on OP i'm not even a lakers fan and i know this aint right [​IMG]
     
  14. mjshoefanatic

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  15. Los Angeles

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    [​IMG] is all good, i was mad lazy to make the game thread.

    all i want is a laker W, only got 2 more home games before we go on the road for 8 games.

    lets go lakeshow [​IMG]
     
  16. CP1708

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    No screwin around. Put the clamps down on these dudes early, let us all relax.

    We're the worst 53-13 team in the league. [​IMG]
     
  17. akajae

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    Let's Go Lakers!

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  18. and1play5

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    Sixers can keep it close!!!!...philly by 4
     
  19. frenchblue23

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    I see Kobe with a triple double, in response to Smush Parker's comments.



    sike! [​IMG]

    Who cares, as long as the Lakers keep edging closer to clinch that #1 overall record. [​IMG]
     
  20. long beach vincey

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    LOL didn't Smushy make those comments in the summer?

    Lakes need to capitalize on SA losing to OKC last night. Make that gap insurmountable word to DAL on PHX.
     
  21. 23mcpizzle23

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    green beer and a lakers game [​IMG]
     
  22. frenchblue23

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    Yeah he did say that in the summer, but I don't think the basketball world knew about it, cuz it has blown up all over the Local news in L.A.[​IMG]
     
  23. i fr3sh i

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    Kobe by 12
     
  24. long beach vincey

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    I honestly had never seen that interview either, was I late? I would have thought 24 haters would have made a bigger deal out of this in the summertime, I justdon't remember seeing a thread on any message board.

    6ers don't shoot 3's, don't have an inside presence, and don't really have an elite player-- L.A. should win hands down.
     
  25. frenchblue23

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    First time I've seen that video myself. That's what all the local sports news was talking about last night.

    "Kobe, your response to the video?" Can't wait what he has to say. [​IMG]