Byron Scott on Grizzlies: “They’re a very good defensive team. You’ve got to give them credit.”
Jeremy Lin wasted a lot of time trying to set up the offense and Kobe eventually turned the ball over. 99-93, Grizzlies.
Nick Young drew Leuer's foul attempting a 3, and drained all 3 FT's to cut the Grizz margin to 95-92 w/2:15 to play.
Ganme in danger of slipping away for LAkers - Grizzlies 93-87 - with 3:10 left
Grizz are resting Gasol and Randolph still as LAL come back, with 4:28 to go. Randolph yet to return in 4th as Koufos remains in.
Grizzlies back up 7 on a Vince 3
I’m going to tell my grandchildren about Ronnie Price’s legendary game against the Grizzlies one day.
Nick Young blocked his 2nd, and LAL's 8th shot, and Ronnie Price responded w/consecutive buckets at the rim to cut the Grizz lead back to 2.
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)
Grizzlies 80 - Lakers 74 after three
Grizzlies still can't shake Lakers
We find ourselves enjoying a shootout between... the Lakers and Grizzlies?
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).
Second half is underway and if the Lakers outscore the Grizzlies this half, they will win.
Lakers up 51-46 at the half vs. Grizzlies - Lin with 13 - Conley 11, Zach 10, Kobe/Hill 8
Half: LAL 51, MEM 46. Kobe with 8, all in 2Q. Conley leads Grizz with 10.
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.
17 minutes into the Lakers-Grizzlies game, Kobe Bryant hasn’t taken a shot. My story:
Lin putting a lot of pressure on the Grizzlies - taking it to the basket, drawing fouls - strong performance thus far
Grizzlies just hit 5 of 6 shots - Lakers up just 2 now
LAL's 9-pt lead got trimmed to just 2 as the Grizz 2nd unit goes on a scoring run to make it 36-34 LAL with 6:40 in the 2nd as Kobe returns.
Grizzlies bench slowly catching up vs. Lakers bench
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 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.
Lakers up 5 - holding Grizzlies to 31.6% shooting
Welcome to Ed Davis’ Block Party, Memphis Grizzlies.
Grizzlies take a timeout, but Jeremy Lin has been responsible for all of the Lakers’ 12 points so far — eight points and two assists.
Lakers up 12-9 vs. Grizzlies - Memphis had been up 5 earlier - 6:27 left in 1st
Showtime, LEGGGO Grizz
Oh the Grizzlies will blitz, er uh PLAY the Lakers on NBA TV, not ESPN. Carry on.
LeBron as he's leaving the locker room: "We got to go watch Bean!" Guess he's tuning in to Lakers-Grizzlies
Zach Randolph just bought 61 tickets for tonight's Lakers Grizzlies game. I asked how he even knows 61 people in LA. (cont'd)