HoopsHype NBA Media twitter
LATEST HOOPSHYPE VIDEOS
Just saw CNN Live (weeks later of course) of Adam Silver, Vivek Ranadive, Vlade Divac visit to India. Now, Kings should hire Karl as coach.
Manu Ginobili: 12-for-37 in the past two games as the Spurs lost in triple-OT twice.
Ed Davis on final shot: “We had the best player to close. It didn’t go in. I’d take that look from Kobe any day."
Kobe Bryant on Lakers offense: “We played well the last couple of days & have been working on our structure, spacing, & ball movement.”
More of Kobe Bryant on fatigue: “It’s a hit or miss right now. Some games it’s there, some games it’s not.”
Kobe Bryant on fatigue: “I did not have my legs tonight. It’s frustrating & I have to figure it out.”
Kobe Bryant: “It was the shot I wanted to get. I was trying to figure out if I had time to draw contact. It just threw me off a little bit.”
Jeremy Lin: “I’m sure some people want me to shoot more & I’d obviously love to, but my role as a PG is to make the right play.”
I'm at a bar playing Fastball
The Celtics have won three straight games by 16+ points. That hasn't happened since Jan. 2009. Boston won three games by 16 all last year.
We really do need to discuss Serge Ibaka's rebounding this season. Matter is imminent.
Byron Scott believed Nick Young "definitely overreacted" on Steven Adams
I'd like to thank the Kings for not ruining my Friday night by hiring Mark Jackson ... Back to happy hour, I mean writing.
FWIW: I respect Pop immensely. But "None of your business" is not generally a reasonable response to media.
I haven't decided if I find the Clippers' long-term approach to struggles as a sign of complacency or prudence.
I asked Young about his forearm on Adams' throat. Young: "He had my arm caught up. So all I had was my right hand."
Nick Young did not think he should have been ejected.
Great stat via a DT commenter: This was the first time in Kobe's career he was held under 10 points when taking 15 or more shots.
Byron Scott on going to Kobe Bryant over Jeremy Lin on last shot :"32,000 plus points."
Byron Scott on Jeremy Lin: “I thought that he played well. He was aggressive. He played smart.”
Byron Scott sensed that Kobe may have done too much work in Wednesday's practice. Kobe's take: "Maybe. It's a balancing act."
Scott on Young: “Nick definitely overreacted. And he’s too valuable for us to overreact and get kicked out of the game like that.”
The girl with the bicep tattoo eating by herself at the bar at midnight is probably trouble, right?
Kobe Bryant: "I didn't have my legs. It's pretty frustrating. I have to figure it out." He said he still liked his look on last shot
Andre Roberson contested every one of Kobe's jumpers, including the 17-footer that Kobe missed with the Lakers down by one as time expired.
Scott on Young’s flagrant: “I just looked at [the replay] again. That’s how Adams is. He’s gonna grab & hold & do things to irritate you.”
Five players were ejected or suspended or both last season for scuffling with Steven Adams. Nick Young is Adams’ first victim this season.
Best part of tonight (besides Rocky taking over my computer) was meeting Nate McMillan. Been a lifelong fan going back to his 'Pack days.
Nick Young called Steven Adams a "sneaky, dirty player."
I just totally realized that on top of playing some fantastic individual defense, Andre Roberson outscored Kobe 10-9 tonight.
Jeremy said he respects/understands Kobe taking last shot:"That's coach's call. [Kobe's] going to hit many of those shots"
The Nuggets locker room atmosphere (in part because of the minimalist traveling media) has been my favorite to deal with in DC.
Kale salad leftovers from the Clippers' locker room. The natural Lipitor. http://t.co/Mb8zgEBUPJ
More Jeremy Lin: "I'm a competitor. I always feel like.....everyone on the floor is always going to want to take the game winner."
Full interaction with Steven Adams about the Nick Young altercation: http://t.co/dzrOFpoty0
Nick Young on his forearm to Adams’ throat: "I lost my mind a little bit, checked into the crazy house, got back out."
Jeremy Lin: "I like game winners, too. I'd love to shoot some, but I get it. That guy (Kobe) is the King of game winners."
Asked Steven Adams if he's getting used to situations like the Nick Young one tonight. Adams: "It's one of the easier ones"
Chappelle's kid: "Jeremy Lin is hilarious daddy."
Bryant said there are certain nights he's felt good, others like tonight where he hasn't had his legs. Will be an ongoing battle.
Kobe's understandably frustrated having to pace and figure out his body like this in Year 19. Tough to know how much/little to practice.
I bet the Dallas Mavericks end up signing Jermaine O'Neal or Emeka Okafor at some point this season. They could use the frontcourt depth.
Dude the last half of this season of Homeland is great.
The Folsom Bulldogs complete a perfect 16-0 season with a 68-7 win over Oceanside to win the Division I State Championship.
Nick Young called Adams a "sneaky, dirty player." Unhappy w/ himself for ejection: "Lost my mind a little bit, checked into the crazy house"
Heat are 4-9 at home. Last year they were 32-9. Year before 37-4. And before that 28-5.
Kobe was 3 of 14 before taking the final shot. Why did Lakers go to him? Byron Scott: "32,000 points."
"Adams is a sneaky, dirty player." --Nick Young
Jake Browning has just tied the National High School TD passing record by throwing his 91st TD of the season. Bulldogs now lead 62-7.
Nick Young on what makes Adams a dirty player: “Little hits here and there.”
Nick Young calls Steven Adams a "sneaky, dirty player."
Wheels down Chicago!
Ed Davis on Kobe’s last shot: “Best closer in the game and he just missed the shot.”
There are going to be so many
DALLAS -- Just like the 1988 chart-topper once performed by their new surprise starting five, the Spurs were "Hangin' Tough" Saturday ...
One way to limit minutes is simply taking Bryant out earlier in the 1st and 3rd Q's to get him down to 30-32 instead of 34-36. We'll see.
Boozer on TWC: "Kobe makes that shot 9 of 10 times.... we would do it again."
Asked Scott if limiting Bryant's minutes further in games was possible. He's going to "take it day by day" in continual discussion w/Kobe.
Arizona stays unbeaten with quality road win at UTEP.
Jeremy Lin on Kobe's final shot: "I like game-winners too. I would like to shoot some. But I get it."
Overheard from a lady at Memphis bar: "I love me some Jimmy Butler!" Dude next to her says: "He looks like Jamie Foxx in Booty Call!"
Scott said Kobe wanted to compete in Wednesday's practice and "get guys going." Wonders in hindsight if that was a bit too much on his legs.
Carlos Boozer on Ed Davis performance: “Great game, man. He played phenomenal.”
Scott said Bryant is fatigued in general, and certainly looked tired tonight. 3 for 15 FG's in his nearly 35 minutes.
Byron Scott on Nick Young ejection: “He’s too valuable to overreact and get kicked out of the game”
Scott said Kobe was "tired ... oveall fatigued." Guess he wont practice tomorrow
I've been covering high school football for 30+ yrs. This Folsom team is best I've ever seen & Jake Browning is the best player I've seen.
Scott said that's how Steven Adams is, trying to irritate you, and Nick Young has to be more controlled in his reaction. Can't do that.
Jake Browning has just thrown his 90th touchdown pass of the season. Bulldogs now lead Oceanside 54-7 in 3rd Q, that's 54 unanswered points
Of course, only two other teams have ever PLAYED consecutive triple-overtime games. Last team to do it was 1951-52 Baltimore Bullets.
This is how far December has sunk for the Spurs: They are the first team in NBA history to lose consecutive triple-overtime games.
People in my mentions asking "Who gets the shot if Kobe doesn't take it?" like Kobe didn't have a beautiful P&R assist three plays earlier.
Lakers fall to 8-18 http://t.co/fXhbXX2AzC
The Celtics moved into the top 8 in the East tonight. If it seems like December is going well again, it is. http://t.co/VD6ZYxhBDt
Final score is 104-103 Thunder - Bryant's look didn't drop - Lakers fall
Worthy" We all want Kobe to make that shot ... but tonight he didnt have it." He said Kobe should have given someone else the shot.
Shocked Kobe didn't lean into jumper and draw contact when defender left feet. ..
Yes, we get why Kobe gets to take those kinda of shots. But when you're 3-of-15, I dont hate the idea of someone else maybe getting a look.
Compression sleeves take all the abuse.
Heck of a performance tonight by Andre Roberson. Dude is growing up before our eyes.
Final: OKC 104, LAL 103. Kobe is as displeased as one might expect after missing a potential game-winning jumper from 17 feet.
Quality defense by Andre Roberson there.
Westbrook (13 of 13 on free throws, 0 of 1 on threes) ruled this game (31 points, 10 assists) with Durant out. OKC up to 13-14.
Really good defense by Andre Roberson on that last shot.
Kobe got a good look. Just missed it. Not happy. Angrily walked off the court.
To hell with hero ball, man.
Thunder survive, 104-103 against the Lakers. Westbrook 31, 10 assists and 5 rebounds, Jackson 25 and 5 assists, Ibaka 16 and 5 blocks.
So Kobe took the last shot? You don't say.
Kobe ends night 3-15 shooting, but of course he gets the final shot with the Lakers down 1.
Kobe not to the rescue this time. Lakers lose, 104-103
Last possession: Kobe ISO, Kobe miss. OKC beats the Lakers 104-103.
Great job by Roberson not to foul despite biting on the fake.
Kobe has a wide open step back jumper and it hits the right side of the rim. Lakers lose 104-103 to Thunder.
Kobe misses. Thunder win 104-103. OKC now 13-14 on the season. Have won 8 of 10.
KOBE MISSES THE GAME WINNER.
Kobe missed. OKC wins, 104-103.
Kobe (3 of 14 on the night before the play) misses. Lakers lose.
Lakers down one point, 6.3 seconds left. Wonder what they do.
Spurs on verge of first four-game losing streak since the 2012 WCF. Haven't had a stretch like that in RS since dropping 6 straight in 2011.
Lakers are down by one with a chance to win. 6.3 seconds left in the game.
Lakers will have the ball with 6.3 seconds left, trailing 104-103. Go ahead and guess who takes the final shot here.
Ok we're gonna a.........GIVE KOBE THE BALL AND GET OUTTA THE WAY!!! Byron Scott's timeout
Lakers have ball, trailing by one, with 6.3 seconds left.
LAL ball, down 1, 06.3 to play. Westbrook missed his shot, then took the foul to give on Kobe in transition.
Laker ball, down one with 6.3 seconds left. This would be a heartbreaker for the Thunder if Kobe makes this.
Lin makes J, Westbrook misses his. Kobe draws foul on Westbrook w/ 6.3 seconds left. Lakers down 104-103
Lin stops and hits over Westbrook, who misses at the other end. Lakers' ball with 6.3 seconds left, down by one...
After tonight, the Spurs' Net Rating has gone from a 12.1 PP/100 with Kawhi Leonard on the floor, to -1.1 when he's off the floor.
JEREMY LIN'S JUMPER CUTS THE THUNDERS' LEAD DOWN TO 104-103.
Lin's jumper gives the Lakers a shot with a stop
Expect Nick Young to get called in to the Principal's office...wow I'm thinking suspension.
LAL got a quick 2 on a pull-up J from Lin, and are looking for a stop as the clock ticks under 20...
Reggie Jackson has carried a big load in Durant's absence, up to 25 bench points w/5 assists to help Westbrook's 31 and 10.
Russell Westbrook has 31 points, 10 assists, 5 rebounds and just 1 turnover.
The degree of difficulty on that Westbrook jumper is insane. Stopping, body leaning, controlling yourself and getting a clean release. Crazy
Duncan through 27 games: 15.8 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.0 steals, 2.3 blocks in 32.1 minutes.
Westbrook is cold-blooded, man.
Russell Westbrook hits the jumper as the Thunder lead 104-101 with 38.2 seconds remaining. Let's get a good shot, please.
Russell Westbrook for MVP!
Through 27 games, Tim Duncan is now leading the Spurs with 12.5 shots per game. 4-Down has been needed and made a comeback.
Hey yo Russ whaddup
Kobe was expecting contact going up for a J but didn't get any, and was well off … Westbrook was not, and OKC leads 104-101, 38.2 left.
Westbrook puts the Thunder up 104-101 with 38.2 left - time out Lakers
And Kobe doesn't hit the shot. Westbrook hits his. ... OKC 104, LAL 101 with 38.2 seconds left.
What a bad shot by Kobe there.
Kobe's miss was wide left by a good foot
Carlos Boozer pushes the entire Thunder team in the back as Reggie Jackson gives the Thunder the 102-101 lead with 1:05 remaining.
Boozer hit with a loose ball foul after Ibaka blocked Ellington's 3 with 1:05 to go. Boozer pushed Jackson, who hit 2 FT's. OKC up 102-101.
Foul call on Boozer on offensive end (loose ball)- away from the action- didn't get a look at it. Reggie Jackson to the line - Thunder up 1
Byron and Jeremy huddling at the sideline...and they look out to Kobe, who calls the play.
Jake Browning hits Jake Jeffrey just 1 minute, 11 seconds into the 2nd half, Bulldogs now up 48-7 in 3rd Q.
Kobe missed another shot just 3-13 with 9 points - near triple-double
Lakers are up 101-100.
Carlos Boozer redeems himself by making a shot over Serge Ibaka, but I'm still laughing.
Celtics: 6 in double figures; 9 scored. KO high with 21 pts. Meet the 'new' Celtics? Undefeated in the post-Rondo era.
Kobe's 8th assist is to Boozer - Lakers back on top - Kobe's 7th rebound on the Thunder miss
Nice play by Boozer to score over Ibaka after being swatted on the last trip. LAL up 1 with 1:45 left, and the ball after Westbrook's miss.
Russell Westbrook has 29 pts, 10 asts & 1 TO. Only LeBron has done that this year.
Kobe. Of. Course.
The last time an NBA team played back to back 3 OT games (1951), the shot clock was still three years away from being invented.
Lakers trail 100-99 with 2:13 remaining in the game, but I'm still laughing at Carlos Boozer.
Beale Street: Where a live Blues band plays "Pony" by Ginuwine.
Good defense by Andre Roberson, but better offense by Kobe Bryant.
Thunder retake the lead: 100-99 on an Ibaka jumper. Russell Westbrook with 29 points, 10 assists, 4 rebounds.
Ibaka hasn't shot well tonight but that was an important one for Thunder up 100-99 with 2:13 left
A tough baseline fadeaway is just Kobe's 3rd FG, first of the 4th Q, but this time Ibaka answers w/a J. Fun one here. OKC up 1, 2:13 to go.
Andre Roberson has impressed me tonight with his D on Bryant - Kobe just hit one over him however
Green on DAME: "He's a special player. It didn't matter what we threw at him, he attacked the rim well for them."
After blocking Carlos Boozer at the rim, while laying on the ground, Serge Ibaka did the Mutombo finger wag.
Carlos Boozer tried to challenge Serge Ibaka at the rim and long story short, he got blocked and I'm laughing.
Boozer tried to dunk I think - whatever it was, didn't work
Well, Ibaka can definitely do the Mutombo after that block. Really nasty one on Boozer.
I'm very happy (and surprised) Byron Scott decided to keep Ed Davis and Wayne Ellington in this game.
A really pretty play by Ellington got Boozer a layup, Wayne drawing the defense before dishing. LAL up 97-96 … until Jackson answered.
More Green: "Our effort, that is one category that we are satisfied or happy with."
John Wall’s hat game tonight. http://t.co/a7xY7s848J
Boozer from Ellington makes it 97-96 - not helping me get this story written
Danny Green: "We're low on energy. We're low on bodies."
Thuner back up 96-95 4 minutes left
Danny Green said the "hockey" type substitutions were the first time he's experienced it in SA, but admitted he needed the 5 minute breaks.
I've always hated Steven Adams.
Carlos Boozer does not
Even more Ed Davis, with a 2nd consecutive tip in (of Kobe's narrow miss) putting LAL up 95-92 with 5:20 to play. Ed has 18 and 9.
But Duncan added: "I know I will feel it tomorrow." On playing 91 minutes in last 3 days.
ED DAVIS, PUTBACK x 2.
Ed Davis gets another tip in
Duncan after 91 minutes of basketball in last 3 days: "In that situation I am not drained. I am running on adrenaline & I am ready to go."
The Tao of Pop: "It’s basketball. Snakebit, poor me, all that kind of crap— we don’t do any of that."
Kobe has also been half-stepping through much of the game. He should have more in the tank to close than he has many times this season.
Bizarrely enough, the then-Minneapolis Lakers did it in pretty much the same week, only a few days prior to the defunct Balitmore Bullets.
This is how it should be in home games: Kobe not carrying a ridiculous load. He's tied for eighth-most points on team tonight (7 points.)
Terry Stotts called tonight's win "Probably our best win of the season." Zbo said the same thing 2 nights ago.
Popovich was one month from third birthday in December 1951, last time an NBA team played consecutive 3-OT games.
Ed Davis with the putback and now has a season-high 16 points as the Lakers lead 93-90 with 5:56 left.
Before Spurs, the last time an NBA team played back to back 3 OT games (1951), the U.S and Cuba also had official diplomatic relations.