Suns @ Lakers Thursday Playoff game thread 6-3-2021 - Game 6

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If there is a familiar theme to all the Lakers teams I have followed over the years, they try to slam the door on you early.

If the Suns can keep their foot in the door, there is a good chance they can win.
Yep. I'm expecting to be punched in the mouth early. Just got to persevere and not back down. Let them know we're not going anywhere. Be relentless until they can't take it any more.
 

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One of the networks was mentioning that the Lakers do not have a single player on their roster that they drafted.
 

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However, they're equally irritating and faux tough guys.
Yeah... But to be fair, brothers can be like that. Especially when in the heat of competition. Could you imagine cheese/ouchie out there together? If they weren't out there driving each other nuts, I'm sure they'd be doing it to everyone else. :D:D
 

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Yep. I'm expecting to be punched in the mouth early. Just got to persevere and not back down. Let them know we're not going anywhere. Be relentless until they can't take it any more.

I'm expecting the game to look a lot like game 4 of the playoffs with an ugly first half.
 

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One of the networks was mentioning that the Lakers do not have a single player on their roster that they drafted.

I thought they drafted Kuzma but he was a draft day trade, D'Lo ans Mozgov for Kuzma and Brook Lopez. So Kuzma was drafted by Brooklyn, technically, but that is kind of splitting hairs, IMO. Technically Cam Johnson was selected by Minnesota.
 

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I do not know what to expect. The Shroeder stuff, LeBron leaving early, the AD injury, and the look on LeBron's face all lead me to believe even the Lakers are convinced this is over.

But that is probably just wishful thinking.

It is probably a blowout for the Suns or a Laker win.

These injuries to LeBron and AD have the potential to be bad. Keep playing on a bad ankle and you can pop an Achilles or snap an ACL. Same for AD and the groin issue. They know they could be jeopardizing next year.
 

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A Lakers fan posting on the RealGM General Board about the game.

With AD and KCP both out, LeBron's ankle and our terrible supporting cast this season, only the refs can save us in Game 6 lol
 

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I do not know what to expect. The Shroeder stuff, LeBron leaving early, the AD injury, and the look on LeBron's face all lead me to believe even the Lakers are convinced this is over.

But that is probably just wishful thinking.

It is probably a blowout for the Suns or a Laker win.

These injuries to LeBron and AD have the potential to be bad. Keep playing on a bad ankle and you can pop an Achilles or snap an ACL. Same for AD and the groin issue. They know they could be jeopardizing next year.


Lakers are done - and they know it. Even if they somehow manage to win two in a row versus Phoenix, they aren't going to run the Denver/Utah-Clippers/Eastern Champ gauntlet. LeBron either wants a championship or nothing.

They won't want to push AD and risk an injury that could linger into next year.
 

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Why would he do this now?

Dennis and Lebron were the only Lakers that hadn't been vaccinated. They both stepped out of line and only one of them was forced into Covid isolation. Dennis wasn't happy about the preferential treatment James was receiving in addition to some contract issues plus rumors that the Lakers almost traded him for Lowry. Also, a lot of fans and insiders are laying the blame for this series on his poor performance in some games.

I've read some of this stuff elsewhere but to be clear, this is JMO, neither proven nor well-sourced.
 

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I'm expecting the game to look a lot like game 4 of the playoffs with an ugly first half.


Very well could be. Just weather the storm first 5 minutes of period one, settle in and just turn up the heat rest of way.
 

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