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Lakers Practice Report: Sacre, Marshall Will Start Against Nuggets Reviewed by Momizat on . After six straight losses, the Los Angeles Lakers finally came out with a 110-99 victory over the Utah Jazz last night. Led by Kendall Marshall's 20 points and After six straight losses, the Los Angeles Lakers finally came out with a 110-99 victory over the Utah Jazz last night. Led by Kendall Marshall's 20 points and Rating: 0
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Lakers Practice Report: Sacre, Marshall Will Start Against Nuggets

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After six straight losses, the Los Angeles Lakers finally came out with a 110-99 victory over the Utah Jazz last night. Led by Kendall Marshall’s 20 points and 15 assists, the former 2012 lottery pick made solid decisions as he created wide open opportunities for his teammates. With the Lakers facing the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, they returned to practice today in good spirits.

While the Lakers’ backcourt is still depleted, head coach Mike D’Antoni has finally found a starting lineup he is comfortable with as Kendall Marshall and Robert Sacre will start against the Nuggets:

Since Kobe Bryant’s injury, it will be the first time D’Antoni will be able to start the same five players which should give the Lakers some momentum:

All the talk at practice was obviously about Marshall’s performance. After getting a double-double in his first Lakers start, Marshall shared that almost 9,000 people followed him on Twitter since last night.

Although the Lakers had two disappointing losses during this home stand, they have an opportunity to finish on a high note. While they could’ve gotten back to the .500 mark during this stretch, the Lakers will need to find a way to remain the playoff hunt without Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash. Unfortunately, the Lakers schedule won’t help as 10 of the next 11 games are on the road.

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In case you missed it, Mike D’Antoni compared Kendall Marshall to Jeremy Lin on Friday.


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  • kobe24

    I didn’t watch the game so if I’m wrong someone please correct me but WHY is Sacre starting??? I love the guy and his enthusiasm (and I don’t think hes that bad starting off the bench) but he is definitely not starter material. He score 4 points 10 rebounds with 5 PF in 31 minutes of play…doesn’t seem the most “efficient”. Also, Sacre isn’t a stretch 4 never was and never will be….

    I’d rather much see Ryan Kelly or Chris Kaman start wih Pau Gasol but someone tell me the logic behind it. (I think Jordan Hill is better than Kelly or Sacre but I’d like to see him off the bench for the balance between starters and bench)

    • Gregory Choa

      Well, I watched the game and it seemed to me that Sacre added a defensive backbone at that position that had been sorely needed. I also thought the return of Wes Johnson also helped the Lakers establish themselves defensively, which IMO set the tone in the game.

      As efficient as the team was offensively with Kendall Marshall running the point, it was the defensive energy that really allowed the Lakers to come alive last night…the insertion of Sacre into the starting lineup had a lot to do with that. Kaman’s not bad, but he’s not as quick, or as disruptive, as Rob is. This also allows D’Antoni to bring Jordan Hill off the bench at center, and the platoon of Kelly & Shawne Williams to back up Pau. Once again, Kaman is likely to find himself out of the rotation. So long as Pau is scoring and facilitating the way he did last night! I don’t see where Kaman fits in.

      • e3bonz

        I was waiting for this front court line-up and it paid off. Pau’s energy focused on the offense, with Sac protecting the rim. I did notice when the game got close in the third, MDA got the starters (Sac&Pau) back in earlier than expected.

        • Gregory Choa

          Not sure what those assets are if Gasol is healthy. Basically, Kaman’s an insurance policy if Pau gets hurt…or traded, that’s pretty much it. I would be surprised if mad scientist D’Antoni sticks with Gasol / Sacre the rest of the way.

          • Gregory Choa

            …meant to say, “wouldn’t be surprised…”

          • e3bonz

            Not only for Pau, but if any of the front court is having an off night, or if the match up warrants.

    • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

      Sacre is an excellent defesnive center as well as hold his own defensively against offensive centers like Derick favors and Enis Kanter…

  • gie

    put johnson for SF 1st five. put young on 6 man. he is more effective in bench and he wants to win the 6man award.

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