[Post Game Thread] The Los Angeles Lakers (2-1) defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves (2-1), 127 - 91
[–][LAL] Pau Gasol TrojanMonkey2717 22 指標 6小時前
Looks like blowouts were on the menu today at Staples
[–]Eric_T_Meraki 46 指標 6小時前
Lakers plan of giving the Clips a false sense of security by losing on purpose opening night seems to be coming to fruition today.
[–]Lakers thedoctor0918 28 指標 5小時前
Well, it worked last season....
[–]Registered to VoteSav10r 47 指標 6小時前
Lebron probably sitting out tomorrow cuz of the tweeked ankle and cuz it's a B2B.
[–]Lakers RickySuela 27 指標 6小時前
Yeah but AD will probably be back.
[–]Krillin113 7 指標 4小時前
@clippers, this is how you load manage
[–]Timberwolves Unsmurfme 14 指標 4小時前
They tried that and lost by 50
[–]NBAjet_10 706 指標 6小時前
Clippers lose by 51 and Lakers win by 36, great day for Lakers fans lmao
[–]Lakers waynehead310 439 指標 6小時前
It really does feel like an 87 point win.
[–]Hawks ephemeralfugitive 116 指標 6小時前
Celtics lost too, Lakers fans are ecstatic lol
[–]Lakers russketeer34 51 指標 6小時前
Best loss of the day in Staples. GG Wolves.
[–][MIN] Kevin Garnett meisterkeister 304 指標 6小時前
props to the clippers, we're not the most embarrassing loss tonight
[–]Timberwolves SwishBender 100 指標 6小時前
Walk out tonight with their heads held high
[–]76ers ashbjj 449 指標 6小時前
Marc Gasol, Montrezl Harrell and Dennis Schröder were amazing acquisitions
[–]Lakers iCaliban13 249 指標 6小時前
Who knew that having offensively skilled players would be so nice? Last year's Lakers had zero offense without Lebron
[–][CLE] Shaquille O'Neal ChanoMeetGW 15 指標 4小時前
Crazy thing is that lakers defense seems like it hasn't taken a hit either, they had what, 12 blocks tonight?
[–]Lakers HydroThermia 186 指標 6小時前
Crazy how when Bron rests the bench won’t lose the lead or become absolutely shit. Shoot our lead increased with him sitting that’s how you know this year is gonna be scary when we 100% get chemistry on court
[–]Lakers iCaliban13 104 指標 6小時前
As long as they stay healthy this team should be prohibitive favorites. AD + bron + kuz + kcp + Schroder is gonna absolutely shred teams come playoffs in crunch time
[–]LakersSenor-Theodore 85 指標 5小時前
the reigning 6th man + THT + Kieff + AC. We are fucking deep.
[–]Lakers thevisitor 13 指標 4小時前
The THT Caruso duo is soo sweet defensively. I love them.
[–]Lakers davensdad 28 指標 5小時前
former starting SG of the number 1 seeded Bucks (Wes)
[–][LAL] Mike Penberthy Asswad123 57 指標 6小時前
Im happiest for Trezz.
[–]Lakers LeBronathanJameson 10 指標 5小時前
Really love his chemistry with Kuz
[–]Gran Destino Twoweekswithpay 26 指標 6小時前
Me too! He never would have let the clippers lose by 50! On a night-to-night basis, you know they’re going to be competitive every game regardless of who’s playing. He’s finally surrounded by other players who care just as much!
[–]Nuggets illsteyria777 53 指標 6小時前
Lakers offensive strategy tonight: Just give and go
[–]NBA the_nibblonians 13 指標 3小時前
They were running a lot of “let Marc Gasol pass it to you for easy dunks” sets tonight.
[–]Nuggets illsteyria777 6 指標 3小時前
And it was beautiful
[–]Raptors Muglah 51 指標 6小時前
I miss Gasol so much. I'm glad he's playing well with the Lakers. Also, how is LeBron averaging 28 minutes these past 3 games and they still winning while he is barely looking to score
[–]LakersiCaliban13 44 指標 6小時前
LeBron lowkey played terribly tonight and they win by 36.
[–]Jayang 19 指標 6小時前
Guys, we never considered the possibility that Lebron might not pass Kareem in points because his team is just too damn good.
[–][MIA] Dwyane Wade RandomVintage 669 指標 6小時前
they really gave LeBron a competent front office smh
[–]Lakerse verydayisstorytime 41 指標 5小時前
Only after you guys. You were his first experience with a competent FO.
[–]MinesweeperGang 22 指標 5小時前
Surprised to see a comment like this from a Miami fan, joke or not! I thought Miami did a great job when Bron was around.
[–]stefan__urquelle 164 指標 5小時前
Idk if this is the best team he’s ever had, but it’s up there because of how little energy he has to exert. AD will score, Dennis will run point and Marc will facilitate. This is a different version of LeCoast...he’s going to be primed for another elite playoff run
[–]Lakers BhuwanJain 7 指標 3小時前
But that's what I'm afraid of, i have this paranoia that his body will somehow become less durable because it's not being used as much. I have to keep telling myself how dumb that sounds but it's one of those irrational fears.
[–][CLE] LeBron James mr_antman85 160 指標 4小時前
It brings a tear to my eye to finally see that he doesn't have to carry the whole load. He deserves it...
[–]Lakers9D_Chess 145 指標 4小時前
LeBron is probably confused - goes to the bench and when he gets back in the game they're still up somehow. Pretty rare for him haha
[–]Lakers Ahmazing786 7 指標 3小時前
Not only that, but the lead expands. It probably confused the hell out of him.
[–]Minneapolis Lakers markmyredd 69 指標 4小時前
We were playing him as a spot up shooter at times just because we have so many offensive options and this is without AD. lol
[–]Pistons Beast-2 36 指標 3小時前
Yeah Lakers are a problem this season
Maybe an even bigger one than last
Really looking forward to the playoffs
[–]Spurs XenoTaco 161 指標 6小時前
Is it just me or did it look like the Lakers weren’t even trying. It was so effortless. Looked like they were just at practice
[–]Lakers markjay6 35 指標 6小時前
Yep, just like the Clippers today. Not even tryin' :-)
[–]Lakers LB_Jeff_Jeffries 104 指標 6小時前
Ehh. Just looks that way due to a team without their best player coming off a back-to-back. We wouldn’t have been in the same situation without Kuzma shooting the lights out, along with Lebron / Schroeder making poor passes in the first half.
[–]Timberwolves rally_parakeet 47 指標 6小時前
no one was trying. a back-to-back with travel on the second night against the defending champs is just about the worst hand you can get from the schedule makers. and that's before our best player went down.
this was a scheduled win for them and i don't blame them for taking it easy.
[–]Commercial_Car3290 448 指標 6小時前
Top 2 takeaways:
This Lakers team has a far higher ceiling than last year's team. The depth is scary
Kostas is godawful and legit looks like Bambi on ice skates every time he touches the ball
[–]Supersonics PomfAndCircvmstance 165 指標 6小時前
Now that there's no point tampering with Giannis how long until Kostas is cut? I assume they want to wait a little bit to make it look like they were keeping him around for reasons other than legal tampering but he can't really stay on their roster all year can he?
[–]Lakers aronblue 140 指標 6小時前*
There’s no point right now in cutting him. Maybe later in the season near the trade deadline but they might as well keep him so theres someone to play in garbage time
[–]Bulls HippiesBeGoneInc 103 指標 5小時前
Right now the most important thing is culture, and Kostas is apparently well-liked. Unless there is a NEED to replace him on the roster, they won't.
[–]Pelicans marinesol 121 指標 6小時前*
Ok we need to get this all on track because people keep joining. The contestants of this year's MIP battle royale are Markelle, Lonzo, and Kuzma. Is there anyone else who would like to join the MIP battle Royale?
[–]Rockets sorendiz 64 指標 6小時前
One entry for Christian Wood please
[–]Lakers RickySuela 22 指標 5小時前
Christian Wood was playing like this last year though, it's just that it was in Detroit and nobody was paying attention. I think that will hurt his MIP candidacy.
[–]Rockets sorendiz 9 指標 5小時前
For like 10 games though. If he plays like he is rn all season you bet he's gonna get more attention as a candidate for MIP
[–]Lakers illumithottie 42 指標 6小時前
This was one of those random games in the season that are just so much fun to watch. Kuz was doing his best Kobe impersonation, Lebron and Gasol were bringing back showtime, Lakers threw a block party without AD even playing, Bill and Stu were on point as usual, DLo for some reason got like 3 offensive fouls in 3 minutes. This was just fun to watch as a Lakers fan
[–]LakersBareBaerBear 248 指標 6小時前
No chance for AD to win MVP with all this garbage time
[–]Lakers krosber04 82 指標 6小時前
So much point distribution. Bron and AD aren't gonna win MVP just cuz literally everyone on this team can score
[–]salcedoge 114 指標 6小時前
Even starter Kuz didn't get 30 since the game ended so early
[–]Lakers AfroSuede 15 指標 5小時前
I don't think a single player of ours has scored 30 yet this season
[–]Lakers Apollo611 682 指標 6小時前
Kuzma woke up and chose violence
[–]dweebsupreme 204 指標 5小時前
+38!? I didn't watch this game. holy shit
[–]Foodstamps4life 12 指標 4小時前
I just laughed so hard I woke my girlfriend up. I needed that.
[–]Lakers WearAMask2020 137 指標 6小時前
Truly don't know why I watched that whole 4th quarter.
[–][LAL] Kentavious Caldwell-Pope mishmashedtosunday 101 指標 6小時前
Wolves decided to play defense on Kostas
[–]Commercial_Car3290 190 指標 6小時前
I'm not sure Kostas knows how to shoot a basketball or dribble properly and he played 8 minutes tonight
[–]Slayer SFaith 17 指標 5小時前
Man I was hyped for a second there when he was driving to the rim, and if he scored that woulda put every laker on the board today.
And then he just drops the ball.
[–]Bulls HippiesBeGoneInc 37 指標 5小時前
TBF, Kostas had A LOT of good defensive plays. He looks competent enough to be a second string big on that end of the court soon. But, I mean, offensively. A long way to go.