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Lakers Media Team Give a Visual Analysis of Lakers Loss to Mavs Reviewed by Momizat on . The new-look Los Angeles Lakers lost their first game of the 2012-13 NBA season last night falling to the Dallas Mavericks at the Staples Center, 99-91.  In the The new-look Los Angeles Lakers lost their first game of the 2012-13 NBA season last night falling to the Dallas Mavericks at the Staples Center, 99-91.  In the Rating:
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Lakers Media Team Give a Visual Analysis of Lakers Loss to Mavs

The new-look Los Angeles Lakers lost their first game of the 2012-13 NBA season last night falling to the Dallas Mavericks at the Staples Center, 99-91. 

In the aftermath of the first loss of the season, the Lakers franchise has taken a lot of heat for losing to a seemingly inferior Mavericks squad without starters Chris Kaman and Dirk Nowitzki.

Here’s a unique infographic breakdown of last night’s loss by Lakers.com:

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  • Rigged4fun

    Unfortunately Mike Brown is not the coach he claims to be. He seems to want to be Phil Jackson with his “Princeton” offense. If we brought in Steve Nash to run a uptempo offense, why is he stumbling with this Princeton offense which takes Dwight away from the basket, and slows down Nash in developing a broken down half-court offense?

  • Bartrivin

    I am disappointed with what I saw last night!  We brought Steve Nash in to run the pick and rolls for the Lakers.  I think this “Princeton Offense” stinks!
    The game last night should have been an easy game, with the Mavs without Dirk, etc.  Maybe we should bring Phil Jackson back.  With the Lakers, he never really had a good point guard/quarterback, on the floor.  With all their talent, Phil would have used it wisely, not the way Mike Brown does.  Personally, I think Brown will be replaced either soon, or before next season!!!  Mitch did a great thing  by  bringing Howard and Nash to the lakers.  Of course, I  am not sure if our bench will shine or not.  Time will tell!

  • Terrence

    What isn’t getting pointed out is that the bench only played around 15 minutes last night.  So the low point output isn’t so bad.  Our starting unit was getting outscored by Dallas subs.  Gasol played 40 minutes!  If we had got Chris Paul would we be running the Princeton?  Hell no!  That’s why I don’t understand why their emphasizing it so much with Nash.  You don’t want Nash to tire out?  Give the ball to Kobe and let him run pick and roll.  From observation so far, the Princeton takes too long to operate in a 24 second clock league.  I can see in a collegiate 35 second shot clock that it would have enough time to be successful.

  • Achua82

    knowing those info just don’t solve the problem. Most of us knows the problem. Can’t believe with those star studded players and you can’t win in 9 games? don’t tell me it is preseason or only the first game there is no excuse. it is unacceptable. not only we lose but lose big we look like non-nba team. I bet the sparks can beat them right now.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q7ZJEQKURNVKYREFIA6CQ5KJ7I Rasheed

    I like the visual analysis presentation.

  • ballafreestyle

    Uhm, for those complaining about the princeton offense, the Lakers only ran it for like a quarter and a half. I saw last year’s offense being run too (Mike Brown’s sideline-to-sideline baseline screens). In the fourth quarter, everyone tried to play hero ball: One person after another kept calling for it in the post, or Nash trying a little too hard to run pick and rolls with Dwight. That’s bad coaching. Too many major changes in the offensive sets. Mike Brown needs to just stick to one offense and make minor changes. 
    The Princeton offense is based on reading and reacting and the Lakers were trying too hard to make the first read. There was no second or third option. By the time the offense broke down, each person was calling for the ball (which is what happens when you have a star-studded team with low chemistry). Granted, the Princeton doesn’t fit Nash’s strengths, but it can still work with Nash, Kobe, and Gasol (not Dwight). I think Dwight just needs to cut hard and post and MAKE FREE THROWS.

    A lot of work to be done. Thankfully, it’s a long season.

  • hookedonnews

    Not surprising that Paul Gasol was the player of the game. The Princeton offense puts him in a position to succeed, unlike the other 4 players on the floor. Chris Paul would have a coronary if someone asked him to run this offense. Brown needs to admit he made a mistake before the Lakers admit they made one by hiring him.

  • Paradigm92

    Lakers front office should seriously consider getting rid of the cockroach in the Lakers bench – Mike Brown – NOW before its too late.  

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