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Wheels down Phoenix!
This trend of Derrick Rose launching Kobe Bryant like shooting lines is cause for celebration though.
The Lakers beating the Bulls in 2OT is ... January NBA.
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Wheels up headed to Phoenix! Go Bulls!
Now I just need to plan my All-Star party http://t.co/wpnH6e8coC
Why hasn't ESPN flexed Blazers-Hawks into the Mavs-Heat slot tomorrow night yet?
Price said he finally gets the practice rant from Iverson - kind of minutes AI was putting up every night - sacrificing his body
Ronnie Price marveled at the minutes guys like Allen Iverson and Kobe Bryant have played through their careers on average
Jordan Clarkson said he felt the minutes (43) but that he's Young, he can handle it
That was a career high in minutes for Wayne Ellington (46) who said he felt great - and could keep going if needed
Rose on 7-26: "Couldn’t get anything (to fall); floaters, threes, go to shots, but we were still in the game; just couldn't pull it out."
Rose: "When people play us they know it’s going to be a tough time; we used to have that; it’s just now it’s not there."
Rose: "if we continue to start the way we’ve been starting anyone can beat us; we’ve just got to come out with that edge and that energy."
Rose: "We do (talk about it); we always talk about it. It’s something you just can’t talk about; it’s about action."
Rose on D: "Can’t keep starting off the way we are starting; we’re letting teams get comfortable. Got to find our identity on the other end"
If the Lakers aren’t winning a championship this season, I’d love to see Pau Gasol win his third.
Butler on Lakers shooting 47: "One of these days we’re going to get tired of getting our butts kicked and decide to play defense."
Butler: "I think what it is we can score so many points we think we don’t have to guard and that’s not the case. It hasn’t been working"
Who's out of a job first, Brian Shaw or Jacque Vaughn?
Butler: "We’re not guarding anybody. That’s what you think when you think Chicago, how great we are on defense. We haven’t been that team."
Pau Gasol on championship years with Lakers: “That group of guys & that group of coaches was really special, we did some amazing things.”
Butler w/35: "When we start off the right way, playing with pace, guarding, making good shots, making the right plays we are hard to beat."
Now I kind of want the Nuggets players to actually tell Shaw they don't feel like playing just to see how he reacts
Pau on LA legacy: “It was incredible. What I experienced here, what I was able to accomplish, what we were able to accomplish as a team..”
Butler: "We didn’t come out ready and they whipped our tails from the beginning. If you don’t start out right it doesn’t finish right."
Pau on Lakers: “I came into a great organization, a great team. I wanted to give it my very best, like I always do.”
Pau’s expectations when joining the Lakers: “I don’t know. What I remember is that I was extremely excited about the opportunity.”
Jimmy Butler: "One of these days we're going to get tired of getting our ass kicked and decide to play defense."
Pau Gasol on Kobe Bryant: “I know he just had surgery & I think it’s just an incredible gesture on his part for him to come & say hello.”
Pau Gasol on seeing Kobe Bryant before the game: “I really appreciated that, I didn’t expect it at all.”
Pau Gasol on Lakers: “I’m really thankful to the organization & the fans for showing me so much support, that part was great.”
Betovision snapchat from Lakers game was really good. Follow it. http://t.co/9dMRRXj1H5
Pau Gasol on LA return: “It was tough at first. W/ so many emotions, it took me a while to get settled into the gm. After that I was fine.”
Pau Gasol on shirts and fan support at Staples: “Overwhelmed.” - “I didn’t quite know what to expect.”
Butler: "One of these days, we’re going to get tired of getting our ass kicked and decide to play defense."
Rose on lack of identity on D: "We used to have that and now it's not there anymore and you can just tell the way that people are playing."
Byron Scott on playing Clarkson in OT: “I do believe at most of the times the guys that you start with are the guys that you finish with.”
Pau on being in Chicago: "I’m motivated. I’m energized and I’m excited about what I’m doing again."
Noah: "Our defense is inconsistent. It's disappointing. I have to play better defensively and do better for this team."
Byron Scott on Jordan Clarkson: “The biggest thing with Jordan is that he cares. He wants to do well, he really does.”
Byron Scott on Jordan Clarkson: "He’s played against some great teams and some great PGs. He hasn’t backed down.”
I'm a grown man, and watching Inside in the NBA is my equivalent to a parent reading to a child before bed. So damn funny, every time.
Pau on Kobe: "He was in pain. I told him to go rest, get out of here. It was definitely a great surprise to see him."
Rose on D: "When people play us, they have to know it’s going to be a tough-ass time. We used to have that. Now, it’s not there anymore."
Why is Brian Shaw a thing tonight?
One day after surgery, Kobe was supposed to address fans pregame, but Pau said, "I told him to go rest, to get out of here."
Pau on Kobe: "I think it was an incredible gesture on his part to want to come and say hello and see each other."
What did Pau say to Kobe? "He was in pain. I told him to go rest, get out of here."
Butler said he got hit in the left knee. It's hurting him. He's hopeful he'll be able to play tomorrow. In the words of Thibs, "We'll see."
Pau on Kobe visiting him at Staples Center: "I didn't expect it all. I know he just had surgery....an incredible gesture on his part."
Gasol said he appreciated Kobe Bryant coming to see him at Staples one day after Bryant had surgery.
Pau called it a "great, unexpected gift" that Kobe paid him a pregame visit in the locker room.
Butler: "We're not guarding anybody."
Pau met w Kobe pregame "didnt expect it all...incredible gesture on his part"
Pau "thankful to the organization & fans for showing so much support"
Jordan Clarkson said he had his first face-to-face with Steve Nash Wed. Helped him in facing DRose.
Pau "so many emotions in that ovation to start the game"
Pau was "emotional" to be appreciated by Lakers. Said it took him time to transition to game. "Thankful to the organization and the fans."
Pau on Kobe coming to Staples a day after surgery to see him tonight: "I really appreciate it. I didn't expect it at all."
Totally believe Ben McLemore has regressed, but to place Zach LaVine on Rising Stars and Slamdunk ahead of McLemore flunks smell test.
Butler said he got hit in his left knee. Doesn't know about Friday availability. He usually plays through bumps and bruises.
All these people who complain about All-Star "snubs" never say who should be taken off the team to make room for therm.
Barkley, on Knicks having won 4 gms in 5 nights prior to IND loss: "A broken clock is right twice a day. But you [still] don't want one."
Byron on Jordan Clarkson: "His progression has come a lot, probably, quicker than we all thought." 3 solid games in 4 starts for the rook.
Yikes, Brian Shaw.
Suddenly, the Wizards’ trouble with the Lakers on Tuesday* doesn’t look as bad.
Byron Scott on Lakers: “Very resilient tonight, our guys didn’t quit.“
Lakers will take that win - tank-rank be damned - can make up for it with a loss Sunday in NY vs. Knicks - good experience for Clarkson
Yay!!! Lakers 1-9 in last 10!!! Maybe Jim Buss really knows what he's doing!!!
Appreciate all the folks who stayed with us listening...thank you. Thanks to the Bulls radio affiliates as well. Warmest thank yous
Pau Gasol finished with 20 points, 10 boards, 6 assists and 4 blocks in his return to Staples Center.
LAL snap their losing streak with a 123-118 win in double OT against Pau Gasol and Chicago. Hill had 26 and 12, Ellington 23, Clarkson 18.
Kupchak and BScott were right....no tanking here. Lakers win, 123-116.
Inexplicable, Jekyll/Hyde, whatever -- for some Bulls fans, as long as they're not talking season-ending injuries in 2014-15, it's all good.
Suns plan a video tribute of the pride that left the Bulls tonight. Tear already in my eye. It will be to Michael Jackson's "Ben.''
Bulls are 13-9 against teams that are .500 or better. Only 17-10 against teams with records worse than .500. Weird team this year.
All that work. CHI still falls short. Lakers win it in Double OT. Okay, bed calls. Raps-Nets tomorrow (well, later today....)
So Bulls beat the Warriors, lose to the Lakers -- knowing them they'll find some way to win in Phoenix tomorrow. Never know what to expect.
Delaware 87ers sending Malcolm Lee to Grand Rapids Drive in exchange for returning player rights to Khalif Wyatt according to a source.
Lakers snap 9 game losing streak. http://t.co/KJpxpipE5A
Final in double OT: LAL 123, CHI 118.
Lakers win a double OT thriller, 123-116, over Bulls & snaps 9-game losing streak
E. MOORE never quits! He just ran out of time!
Lakers win 123-116 vs. Bulls in double-OT
Getting ejected at the end of a loss is a good way to avoid talking to the media. Another way is being Kevin Garnett.
Aaron Brooks just got T'd up and ejected. He must have said the magic word.
Brooks wants to hit the clubs early. Ejected.
LOL Brooks got tossed
Aaron Brooks ejected
Aaron Brooks just got ejected.
Butler and Noah the only two to show up for the starters.
"DOES ANYONE REMEMBER WHICH BUTTON RELEASES THE STREAMERS?" -- Someone, likely, working Staples Center ops. BK
Lakers beat Bulls in dble OT, end 9-game losing streak & avoid tying franchise mark for consecutive losses. They still have a pulse
Chicago gotta play phoenix on friday too? lol
Lakers fans filing out of Staples saying: "We won a game!" Even they can't believe it.
Byron Scott is holding back a smile since the Lakers are only up seven with 8.2 seconds left.
So for Chicago, this was like losing to GSW and then beating the Lakers. Except for 58 minutes night before PHX.
Jimmy Butler tied a career high with 35 points in 49 minutes.
Such a bad loss for the Bulls. Terrible.
The embarrassment against bum teams continues.
Mirotic couldn't have helped at all in the second half? Or at least not been worse than Snell?
Thibs gonna run his team into the ground...50 min in a Jan game?
If you stayed up late to watch this ... that's on you.
The Bulls have played worse games this year, but to lose in double OT to a terrible Lakers squad may sting most of any loss all year.
With that 2nd free throw Jordan Clarkson tied his career-high with 18 points.
Rookie Jordan Clarkson matched his season/career high with 18 points by hitting 2 FT's. LAL up 7, 32.6 left.
Bulls down 118-111....Get in to Phoenix late to take on the runnin Suns Friday night...
If you are in a place where sports gambling is legal and want to try it ... the Suns are at home vs. the Bulls in 21 hours.
Doesn't look like there will be a 3rd OT. Clarkson makes both FT's as Lakers are up 118-111 w/ 32.6 seconds left
Bulls began this game with a whimper, end it with a limper.
Butler's ankles are only good for 48.5 minutes a game ... GET IN THE WEIGHT ROOM, ALL-STAR!
This was totally worth going to double OT.
Jimmy Butler has 35 points and 1 TO in 49 minutes.
Butler is out and being checked by Jeff Tanaka.
It's been a struggle for Derrick Rose … he's now 7 for 26 (27%) after another miss. LAL up 5, 36.3 left.
Lakers may actualy win this
Butler is limping after stepping on somebody's foot. Snell checking in for him.
Go back to the Holy Family full-court press!!!!
why is rose getting all the crunch time touches???? and not butler?
Looks like Butler came down on somebody's foot, hurt his ankle. He is in some pain right now.
Only thing left is for Jordan Hill to unleash one of those 0.1 sec magic over-the-head shots he practices in summer w. cousin Trevor Booker.
Boozer only comes in when it's winning time!
Jimmy Butler has tied his career-high with 35 points.
Jimmy Butler is now 16 for 18 from the FT line, and has 35 total points to get CHI back within 3, 1:44 to go in double OT.
This is nothing for Butler, though. He had that 60:20 game in Orlando last year during a triple OT win.
Adidas just cancelled its Feb. 26, 2027 meeting with Rose.
I'm moving Jordan Hill up to the top of the list of biggest all-star snubs.
Of course as I write that - Wesley just fouled Butler
Jimmy Butler is entering his 48th minute of play.
Derrick Rose has played over 40 minutes in two straight games for the first time since January 2012.
Solid night for Pau Gasol in his LA return: 20 points, 9 boards & 6 assists - Jordan Hill: 26 points, 11 boards
Quietly having a good game is Wesley Johnson - tasked with guarding Jimmy Butler after Jimmy Butler went off big
It's early obviously, but Ben McLemore's first two seasons' stats compared to Peja Stojakovic's first two seasons. http://t.co/NFIoT6ObQC
Somehow this game mirrored a tough and exciting contest you would see in a seven-game series.
Lakers were up for this game: right after Kobe surgery, TNT. They have gotten some of what each guy does best, haven't depended on threes.
Jordan Hill, again, drains a jumper and is now 11 for 22 for 26 points. His career high is 28 (twice: 3/23/14, 3/27/14). LAL up 114-109.
Michael Jordan Hill with 26 points and 11 rebounds as the Lakers lead 114-109 with 1:53 remaining.
Jordan Hill up to 26 points, 11 rebounds - Lakers 114-109 with 1:53 left - quite a game tonight - Jimmy Butler has been on 33 for some time
Hill open 19 footer left wing...(26 points)--Bulls down 114-109 with 153 left double OT
Not a great showing for Rose — 17 points on 7-25 from the floor. He’s also 1-7 from 3.
What a block by Jordan Hill there.
Thibs probably can't believe Boozer is playing in overtime.
My favorite B-Legit fan Robert Sacre just fouled out
"... I could care less .... "
"Carlos Boozer into the Lakers lineup..." And with that, the seas would part. BK
Robert Sacre has fouled out and the future is uncertain in Los Angeles.
Derrick Rose quotes in 30 minutes: "I'm going to keep taking the shots they give me ... I've got to learn from tonight and move on ...
Robert Sacre fouled out at the 2:56 mark, so Carlos Boozer takes the court. Boozer had 16 and 8 in 25 minutes.
Whatever happens, Jordan Clarkson found some swag tonight.
everything from rose is short. no legs
Robert Sacre fouls out after playing 31 minutes. Astounding.
MICHAEL JORDAN CLARKSON WITH THE JUMPER.
Robert Sacre just fouled out - strong game - 9 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists
Wayne Ellington could help some playoff teams.
Jordan Clarkson up to 16 points with 4 assists
Jimmy assist? AK
Make that a 4-0 run.
Wayne Ellington has the 1st 2 buckets of double OT, putting LAL up 110-106, until Gasol's put-back gave him 19 and 9. 2-point game.
Wayne Ellington up to 19 points - Lakers up 4 - Gasol scores - Lakers up 2
Well, two-possession game. That's probably it.
The only ones pulling for triple-overtime right now are the Suns.
Lakers are on a 2-0 run to start the second overtime. 108-106, Lakers.
Thibs has a practice scheduled for 10:45pm, so they need this to wrap up pretty quickly. BK
Lakers first on the board in double OT with an Ellington jumper - Aaron Brooks misses - 24 second violation Bulls - LA ball
This is LAL's first double OT game since April 22, 2012 vs. OKC.
Baby, if you ever wondered...
This would have been interesting how Kobe would've been handled in this whole double OT scenario. Byron said no more than 32 min
My favorite song about luftballons is "99 Luftballons."
Minutes played: Hill (36); Ellington (42); Clarkson (38); Sacre (29); Johnson (31); Butler (45); Gasol (39); Rose (38); Noah (38);Brooks(18)
Huge update: Tom Petty not in his courtside seat for start of 2nd OT.
“I get to play Jimmy Butler 50 minutes & there’s not a damn thing anyone can do about it.” - Thibs’ thought bubble, probably. AK
The killer for the Bulls is that all the starters, minus Mirotic, have played heavy minutes and they've got PHX tomorrow night.
Raise your hand if you thought this game would be so good/go to double OT.
Not sure I need to see double OT in this one.
Rose misfires right wing 23 footer...double OT here we come 106-106... In 174 games between Bulls-Lakers first double OT between two teams
Spurs would have had five passes on that possession, ending with some back-door cut and basket that makes your eyes tear up.
Someone tell the Bulls they're in Phoenix tomorrow.
Adam Silver should end this for the good of the game.
Bulls never had a lead ... til OT. They go up 5 in OT...Lakers tie it. Double OT now. Wild game.
Derrick Rose stepback… not as glorious as the other night
Indeed, it's a Derrick Rose step-back jumper … the same one he hit in OT vs. GSW … but he missed this one. Double OT coming.
Derrick Rose 20-footer barely nips the rim. We got double OT. In other words, Jordan Clarkson is cramming nearly 2 NBA games into 1
Double OT. Take a second and imagine if Kobe were healthy. He'd be sitting on the bench, 32 minutes under his belt, going absolutely crazy.
Derrick Rose misses at the buzzer. No lift on that jumper after 38 minutes. We are headed to double OT at Staples.
I have no words ...
lmao of course
Which borderline playoff team is going to give up a first-rounder for Jordan Hill?I'd say the Nets but they have no picks until 2050.
If I only could, I'd be running up that Jordan Hill.
Derrick Rose step back coming?
Sometimes the All-Star team is the "let's pick a player from a good team because that team needs someone there" Game.
My heart wants the Lakers to win this game, but my head? No comment.
What a ballgame....thanks for listening!
Butler or Rose?
Hill knocks down 17 foot top side jumper 106-106 16sec left in OT Bulls ball
Jordan Hill w/ yet another mid-range J. Lakers tied 106-106 w/ Bulls w/ 16.2 seconds left
Playoff vibe from crowd at Staples...been a while
A 20-foot jumper from Jordan Hill (24 points, 10 boards, terrific tonight) ties the game back up at 106. LAL have rallied from down 105-100.
Quite a ballgame we have here
JORDAN HILL TIES THE GAME.
Jordan Hill hits a jumper with 16.2 left 106 all
Jordan Hill's trade value...rising!
After Pau Gasol made one free throw, Lakers have another opportunity to tie the game with 20.5 seconds left.
The words that just came out of Joakim's mouth!
Nine-game losing streak on the line for the Lakers right now. Dignity on the line for the Bulls.
Let's check that Nurkic stat line from tonight http://t.co/FflMo7dzSM
Noah with a big block on Ellington drive ahead 2 w/20 secs in overtime. Screams in delight. Gets 3 screen test offers for Rebel w/o Cause
To reiterate, Noah - with that key block there - has been the energizer for Chicago's comeback. Looking more like himself than 1st half.
Pau Gasol split FT's, and Noah blocked Ellington at the rim with 20.5 seconds to go. 9.0 on the shot clock after a time out. LAL down 2.
Bulls have to be very, very encouraged with how Joakim Noah has moved these last two games. He said it's best he has felt all season.
Quietly, Noah's had two effective games in a row.
Bulls 106-104 -Lakers ball 9 on the clock 20 sec left in OT
Somebody gif Noah's reaction after that block.
Noah block with 9 on the Lakers' shot clock
Pau sinks the second. Bulls up 106-104, under 30 seconds left...
Wayne Ellington is a good example of a guy who could have been an absolute superstar in Europe. Might even have made more money.
Pau misses first FT - hits 2nd
Weird to hear Laker fans booing Pau as he goes to the FT line. Pau misses the first one. Bulls up 105-104 w/ 35.1 seconds left....
Ellington layup - Pau fouled by Sacre - 2 FT 35.1 left 105-104 before FT
Nice drive by Wayne Ellington there and Lakers only trail by one.
A pretty drive by Wayne Ellington followed 2 Clarkson FT's to cut Chicago's lead to 1 with 45 seconds to play.
Bulls with the backcourt violation and the Lakers have an opportunity to tie the game after the timeout.
Bulls 105-102 Lakers ball 57 sec left OT
Feels like the Bulls are playing 5-on-4 in overtime.
No team in the league is close to being on the Lakers' level in terms of artful tanking. Not the Knicks, not the Sixers, not anyone.
Back court violation Bulls - Lakers ball 105-102 Chicago with 57 seconds on the clock