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Loved this rant when we dumped Kwame and brought in Pau.

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Unveiled the Kobe statue last night and then almost knocked off the Nuggets.

Jackson Hayes is emerging as a nice young player.
 
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The Lakers starting five all scored 20 points apiece, led by D’Angelo Russell (30 points, 5 assists), Austin Reaves (27 points), Rui Hachmura (21 points), LeBron James (21 points, 14 assists), and Anthony Davis (20 points, 6 assists).

With the Lakers having all five starters score 20 or more points, it’s the first time this has been done by any NBA team in over 30 years: January 26, 1993: Orlando vs. Atlanta.

The last time this occurred for the Lakers: November 4, 1984: vs. Portland (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 25, Jamaal Wilkes 22, Magic Johnson 21, James Worthy 21, Byron Scott 20).
 
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Did he mean "2023-2024 NBA Play In Game Champions?"
Nah. We were in the Western Conference Finals just last season. Suns fans get cocky whenever they win a regular season game in February. Yay? ;)
 
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All of the sudden, Lakers having trouble in Denver.
Not really "all of the sudden." Denver HAD an 11-game winning streak against the Lakers through game 3. Maybe you just haven't been paying much attention to the NBA. Anyway, the Lakers did come through and force a game 5.

Wouldn't want to get swept out of the first round - even to the reigning champs. First round sweeps are pretty embarrassing.
 

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Not really "all of the sudden." Denver HAD an 11-game winning streak against the Lakers through game 3. Maybe you just haven't been paying much attention to the NBA. Anyway, the Lakers did come through and force a game 5.

Wouldn't want to get swept out of the first round - even to the reigning champs. First round sweeps are pretty embarrassing.
Cool story, but I was referring to them blowing the lead in that game.
 
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Cool story, but I was referring to them blowing the lead in that game.
Meh. A lot of those losses during that streak were like that. Hard fought close games. Either team losing decent-sized leads but with Denver always getting the last laugh.
 

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