Lakers trailing 80-74 after 3rd Q to Memphis. Grizzlies have balance w/ Randolph (16 pts), Gasol (15 pts), Conley (15 pts), Lee (10 pts)
End 3Q: MEM 80, LAL 74. Ten Lakers have scored. Impressive team effort tonight. Kobe leads LAL with 18 on 4-10 shooting.
Grizzlies 80 - Lakers 74 after three
Important three from Wayne Ellington - Lakers down 4 now near end of third
On a team that does not pride itself on 3-point shooting, well the Lakers have stayed in the game because of it.
Grizzlies still can't shake Lakers
We find ourselves enjoying a shootout between... the Lakers and Grizzlies?
Effort is there for Lakers tonight - not always result - currently tied at 66
Kobe with a couple of three's, his second gives Lakers 66-64 lead.
LAL's once 9-point lead is gone, the Grizz using an 8-1 run to open a 60-58 lead, thanks in part to Lakers turnovers (4 in the quarter).
Marc Gasol went coast-to-coast before getting fouled. Fantastic defense there, Lakers.
Second half is underway and if the Lakers outscore the Grizzlies this half, they will win.
Lakers shot 44.2% from the floor in the 1st half (19-for-43). Remarkably, 50% from 3-point range (only six attempts, though).
Lakers up 51-46 at the half vs. Grizzlies - Lin with 13 - Conley 11, Zach 10, Kobe/Hill 8
Lakers 51-46 at the half. A victory in the making? No. 4 on the way?
For the first time in a long time, there’s finally ball movement and as a result, the Lakers are playing solid defense and lead by nine.
Lakers playing inspired basketball tonight.
3 shots from Kobe Bryant in the half & Lakers shooting 44.7% from the floor vs perhaps the best D. 50% from beyond the arc. Coincidence?
LAL have been the aggressor tonight, and Memphis has picked up 5 PF's now, to 0 for the Lakers in the 2nd Q.
Still no shots from Kobe yet - Lakers up 39-36
17 minutes into the Lakers-Grizzlies game, Kobe Bryant hasn’t taken a shot. My story:
Swaggy taking more shots in a game than Kobe is obviously a winning strategy for the Lakers.
Only Lakers starter not to take a shot: Kobe Bryant. LAL leads Memphis 36-34 midway through 2Q.
Grizzlies just hit 5 of 6 shots - Lakers up just 2 now
Robert Sacre: 6 points. Kobe Bryant: 0 points. Lakers lead 36-32, somehow.
Grizzlies bench slowly catching up vs. Lakers bench
Feel like Ronnie Price has wanted to throw it down like that ever since he signed with the Lakers. LA up nine, 30-21.
Ronnie Pricve dunk - Lakers up 9 - I had mentioned this as a potential upset get - but did go Grizzlies with my pick
Lakers 26 - Grizzlies 21 after a quarter - Lakers shoot 50% - Kobe doesn't take a shot attempt
Lakers shot 50 percent (11-22) in the first quarter. Kobe didn't take a shot. Just the facts.
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.
Lakers still up on Memphis, 26-21, after first quarter. That's the Memphis Grizzlies, one of the top teams in the West.
End 1Q: LAL 26, MEM 21. Grizz shooting 7-22, Lakers 11-22. Kobe played 10 of 12 min, didn’t take any shots.