Johnson 2 for 5, Boozer 2 for 6, Hill 5 for 12, Kobe 5 for 15, Lin 4 for 9, Young 4 for 14. Rough shooting game against a tough MEM D.
Jeremy Lin wasted a lot of time trying to set up the offense and Kobe eventually turned the ball over. 99-93, Grizzlies.
90 seconds left in the game and the Lakers trail 97-93 after Jeremy Lin makes only one of his free-throws.
With Jeremy Lin quiet in the 2nd half (all 13 of his points and 4 of 5 assists in the 1st), Ronnie Price has stepped up w/9P, 5A.
Despite a baseline miss, Jeremy Lin's been shooting the ball well tonight (4 of 7) and this season (48.7%).
Lakers up 51-46 at the half vs. Grizzlies - Lin with 13 - Conley 11, Zach 10, Kobe/Hill 8
LAL end a solid overall first half with 2 Kobe FT's to provide a 51-46 margin. Lin had 13 and 4, LAL D held MEM to 40% FG's.
Quick 6-0 Grizz run (Zebo's and-1 following a Lee jumper plus the tech FT on Kobe) snapped by another Lin jumper. He's got 13, LAL up 5.
Jeremy Lin (11 points, 4 assists, 2 boards) outplaying Mike Conley (7, 2, 1) so far, which hasn't been easy to do this year.
Kobe's on the board, first w/2 FT's, then a layup off Lin's dish inside to make it 45-36, capping a 6-0 LAL run with 2:39 left in the half.
A good offensive 1st half for Jeremy Lin continues as he draws consecutive PF's and hits 3 of 4 FT's to reach 11 points. LAL up 39-34.
Lin putting a lot of pressure on the Grizzlies - taking it to the basket, drawing fouls - strong performance thus far
Lakers up by five to end the 1st qtr, 26-21. No FG attempts for Kobe Bryant. J. Lin leading the way with 8 points. Hill w/ 6. Young w/ 5.
Kobe comes out and pats Jeremy on the back, nods and encourages him on the bench to show he likes Lin's hot start (8 points, 3 assists).
Eight-plus minutes in, Kobe hasn't shot. He had his hand up in the post for it earlier, but Lin went the other way. ... LAL 16, MEM 14.
Grizzlies take a timeout, but Jeremy Lin has been responsible for all of the Lakers’ 12 points so far — eight points and two assists.
Jeremy Lin has the J going tonight, hitting B2B triples before a long 2-point jumper for 8 quick points, putting LAL up 10-9.
2 - Number of fouls Carlos Boozer has on Zach Randolph and amount of threes Jeremy Lin has made.
Lin with a 3 and the Lakers have the lead, 8-7
Only one 5-man unit has played more than 200 mins. together: Lin-Kobe-Johnson-Boozer-Hill (231 mins). It's a minus-22.4 per 100 possessions.
Jeremy Lin on positives from loss to Denver: “I felt like we did a good job defensively.”
Final: Nuggets 101, Lakers 94. Kobe finished w/27 but struggled w/shooting in 4th Q, Lin had 17 and 5, Hill 11 and 14, Sacre 13.
Byron pulls Lin in favor of Ellington, and puts Kobe on Lawson for this possession.
The Nuggets are looking at Jeremy Lin like he's a piece of raw meat lol
That's two big shots by Lawson here down the stretch. Made the first over some good defense from Kobe, that last one over Lin.
Ty Lawson made a tough shot over Lin - Kobe missed over Chandler - time running out for LA
I am the drowning despair of Jeremy Lin's clutch gene.
Ty Lawson has been on his game tonight. 16 points and 16 assists. Giving Lin all he can handle.
Jeremy Lin's fadeaway jumper gives the Lakers the 88-86 lead.
That Lin hoop was the Lakers first bucket since Wesley Johnson's dunk.
Jeremy Lin scored over Lawson again to kick off OT, but committed his 5th PF on the other end. 3:30 to play, LAL up 2.
Kobe Bryant leads the way for the Lakers with 23 points. Lin with 15. J. Hill 14 boards & 9 points. Wes 12 boards & 7 points.
Overtime, and LAL will go small with Wesley Johnson in at the 4 (Ed Davis fouled out early in the 4th Q). Lin, Kobe, Young, Hill too.
This 4th quarter has been really brutal basketball - when Lakers ran that set with Lin, Kobe - dish to Hill - worked a lot better, no?
I still can’t believe Jeremy Lin is Kobe Bryant’s point guard.
Great hands and eventual steal by Lin, then finds Wesley Johnson on the wing for the MONSTER jam over Gallinari with the foul!
Lin fastbreak dish to Wes for the dunk + 1 - almost seems like a different sport from the junkball we've seen this quarter
The Big Three (Kobe, Lin and Sacre) have 47 of the Lakers' 78 points.
Hoping Jeremy Lin stays aggressive in the fourth and doesn’t defer to Kobe for the rest of the night. Not looking too promising thus far.