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Byron Scott praising Julius Randle a lot tonight
Scott was very pleased with Randle’s play in the second half, praising him in his presser. Wants to push Randle to get that every night.
Byron Scott on Julius Randle: “Obviously he has it in him. He has a world of talent. It’s about him (doing it consistently).”
Kaepernick on playing the Broncos again: "I hope we do." ... It would have to be in Super Bowl
Scott: "When you play good solid defense, everything settles on the offensive end."
Encore airing of 1on1 w/ Rick Venturi Monday at 7pm on FM107.5 and 1070AM. Longtime Colts asst has stories to tell, experiences to share.
Byron Scott said the halftime talk was all about defense, playing “on a string,” and was pleased w/effort. Jazz = 37 2nd half points.
Wheels up headed to Columbus. Go Bulls. !
Byron Scott: "We got more aggressive in the second half." Said he talked to team at halftime only about defense
What did people do at work before the internet?
Eric Reid on Manning: "You're playing against a coordinator our there."
Minnesota Wild. Placating, a bit. Yet "Into The Wild." Chris McCandless. What else?
Ronnie Price should be a lock to make the Lakers.
PA man Lawrence Tanter with a slip of the tongue, says Lakers play Kings in Sac on Friday. Fortunately it's still in Vegas. Phew.
Lakers win! Lakers win! A preseason game.
FINAL: Lakers 98, Jazz 91. Kobe Bryant with 26 points and Carlos Boozer with 19 points.
Lakers 98, Jazz 91....Last week of preseason is upon us
Lakers 98 - Jazz 91 - Lakers grind out a win - which sometimes is enough regardless of how and why
Final: Lakers 98, Jazz 91. Snyder sits Burke for the game; Favors & Hayward for the second half. Kobe scores 26. Burks has 21p/6r/2a.
LAKERS WIN! THEY WIN! THEY WIN 98-91!
Lakers win 98-91 over Utah
Lakers getting their 2nd win of preseason - may have taken Jazz sitting Favors, Hayward 2nd half, Burke game - but win nonetheless
I understand the symbolism, but if you are sitting in the lower bowl at Staples Center do you really need *free* tacos?
I am hearing my first "We want Tacos" chant of the season
Kanter air dunk
Lakers really needed this kind of game to show they are developing & can absorb heavy amount of injuries
LAL in this 2nd half have outscored Utah 57-32. Much better effort defensively than the 1st half or last 3 games.
Looks like the Lakers are going to earn a win. Normally we'd say, "Meh, Utah. Meh, preseason." But the way things have gone, they'll take it
Ronnie Price is playing on a non-guaranteed contract currently - but he's a lock for this team
Ronnie Price again making a play on D, his third drawn charge of the game to get LAL possession w/1:33 left, up 93-86.
Ed Davis is the Lakers' best big man, and I don't know if it's close.
Loved Austin, but I was in major need of returning home to this Bay breeze. No home is greater than San Francisco.
LAL get a corner 3 off a nice extra pass from Wesley Johnson, and take a resulting 91-85 lead. LAL 4 for 13 from 3 tonight.
Maybe Ed Vedder throws up the mic stand at end of set and thinks double helix. ... It's evolution, baby. ... Whatever, he's on point.
Wayne Ellington - who has really, really struggled with his shot - just hit a three-pointer to double the Lakers' lead
Julius Randle, Running Back for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Lakers currently up 88-85 with 3:17 left - and possession vs. Utah
Julius Randle running the break. Doing it all.
Impressive again from the 19-year-old Randle in this 2nd half. This time a board, sprint w/ball in transition to get Ellington 2 FT's.
Seeing something from an Ed Davis./Julius Randle pairing
Ed Davis is getting good looks in the paint, here taking advantage of a mismatch w/Steve Novak, and is 3 of 4 for 6 quick points.
Like seeing Kobe, Randle, Johnson and Davis get some minutes together here, with youth and athleticism around Bryant.
Randle just waved Kobe off and indicated he'll bring the ball up the court. Randle is indeed coming out of his shell
Price gets some well deserved rest after another defensive play. Kobe's in for the final 6:14, will basically play point guard.
Kobe Bryant checks in as Alec Burks replaces Dahntay Jones. Conspiracize away...
I hate Dahntay Jones.
With no other PG's on the roster healthy right now, Ronnie Price has played 34 minutes with 6:49 to go. Will reach 40 if he stays in.
“GET THAT S*** OUT” - Julius Randle after blocking Dante Exum’s layup. Maybe.
I remember Julius Randle starting games slow at Summer League and coming on in the 2nd half. That's absolutely been the case tonight.
Julius Randle is growing right before our eyes
Big block from Julius Randle on Dante Exum (foul called) - the Aussie rook looked pretty shook up - but is taking his FT
Warning: 5th straight Julius Randle tweet. He came over for a big swat of Dante Exum, his 2nd block of the half.
Great play by Dante Exum to get to the rim. Greater play by Julius Randle to get up block Exum's shot.
Nice signs this quarter continue for the rookie Julius Randle, who just hit his 3rd straight jump shot. Has 8 quick points.
Since returning to the game and having a bad third quarter, Dante Exum has three assists in four possessions
LAL down 2 despite shooting 38% is thanks to active defense: 23 Jazz turnovers, to LAL's 13, plus second chance points (15-4).
Julius Randle suddenly showing some mid-range
Make that 10 assists for Ronnie Price, when the Lakers had three in all of the first half.
So in succession, from Julius Randle: 17-foot make, driving make at the rim, 17-foot make again. Six quick points for the rook.
Shaq in 2000 NBA Finals: -G1: 43 pts, 19 rebs -G2: 40 pt, 24 reb -G3: 33 pt, 13 reb -G4: 36 pt, 21 reb -G5: 35 pt, 11 reb -G6: 41 pt, 12 reb
CAN’T HANDLE RANDLE, STEVE NOVAK.
Randle taking the 17-footer last time down set him up to get Novak's respect on the next trip, and he drove around him for a paint bucket.
Julius Randle scores on Steve Novak in the post - but then he better be able to score on Steve Novak in the post
Kobe spending time on the bench in 4th quarter giving Wes Johnson advice
Let's see if Exum can close out. Nice pass to Kanter there for a lay up
Ronnie Price is diving all over the place tonight, causing havoc. Kobe, Byron both love him.
The shot Kobe wants Randle to get up without hesitation, a 17-footer, goes down for the rookie to put LAL up 74-72.
That "fake return" today by the Rams is going to be tough to beat for play of the year in the NFL. Great stuff.
Nice defensive play from Julius Randle, who came from the weak side to swat Rodney Hood near the rim.
Left the United Center way too soon after the game. Didn't wait out the postgame rush. It's still preseason for me too. Rust not all out.
Boozer: 19 points, 9 boards, 6 steals in 28 min.; Kobe: 21 points, 3 assists, 3 boards in 25 min.; Price: 6 points, 7 assists, 3 steals.
Kobe has 48 points in his last 53 minutes.
Lakers down 72-69 to Utah entering 4th Q. Lakers outscore Jazz 31-18 in 3rd Q
LAL down 72-69 after 3 Q's, erasing a 16-point halftime deficit to take the lead before Utah ended the period on a 9-4 run.
Jazz up 72-69 after 3 - Lakers come back from 22 down
End of 3: Jazz 72, Lakers 69.
Too many injuries for 49ers. I'm not too worried about them...take the bye week and get healthy.
3 sacks for DeMarcus Ware tonight, 7 this season. Great fit for him with Broncos, and he's got a lot of gas left in the tank.
What a move by Hood there
"I’ve always liked Carlos Boozer” - Every Lakers fan as of October 19, 2014.
The irony is that after all the disapproving things we've written and said about the Boozer signing, he's on my fantasy team. BK
Ian Clark's been a sudden offensive problem for LAL, his 4 of 4 FG's getting Utah back even at 69.
In the first half, the Jazz committed 10 turnovers, leading to seven points. Those numbers are up to 21 and 25 now.
14 steals for the Lakers tonight. Impressive.
Novak from Jimmer range.
I know factually that Steve Novak has missed a shot in his NBA career - I just can't recall seeing him miss a shot
Ed Davis in this half at backup 5 (Sacre got the minutes in the 1st half). Scott's playing both right now behind Hill.
Let Wesley dunk!
Wesley Johnson just registered a dunk over Carrick Felix that I suspect will get replayed as much as Xavier Henry's slam on Jeff Withey.
Lakers fans here at Staples happy to see their team play with some heart - regardless of situation/injuries/Jazz reserves
MR. WES IS IN THE BUILDING. AIN’T NO QUESTION WHO ABOUT TO KILL ‘EM.
Terrific perimeter defense from Ronnie Price tonight, and it just led to another steal. Johnson dunked again in transition, LAL up 65-62.
Ronnie Price behind the back pass + Wesley Johnson one-handed slam = Staples Center hysteria
Wes Johnson. Wow
Is that Wes Johnson's third dunk this quarter?
2006 CARLOS BOOZER IS ON THE LAKERS RIGHT NOW. This could quickly change, though.
Harpring is right. That turnover on Enes. Has to keep Boozer off his back
Boozer also just notched his 5th steal. Utah has 19 turnovers. Byron Scott has at least something to by pleased w/defensively there.
Not sure how different - or how much better this Lakers' squad is at full strength - can't be worse certainly than last few games
I think this third quarter is showing how potentially good Hayward/Favors have become. Was a laugher with those two on the floor
Carlos Boozer's had his best game of the preseason: 17 points on 5 of 11 FG's with 8 boards in 24 minutes.
Add in Nick Young, Jeremy Lin - that's a lot of missing scoring - maybe some Nash/Henry/Kelly - even some Clarkson, different team
I don't know what this Lakers team is at full strength - I do know, what we've seen preseason, has been really brutal
Monster dunk by Wesley Johnson and Lakers fans finally have something to cheer about. Lakers 61, Jazz 57 with 5:26 left in the 3rd quarter.
LAKERS LEAD! THEY LEAD! THEY LEAD 61-57!
It's a 23-3 run after Wesley Johnson got yet another steal and converted a tomahawk on the other end. LAL up 61-57.
You know this game is different when Wesley Johnson is throwing down a fast-break dunk and it goes in
Lakers are up - 2 - now 4 on a Wes Johnson dunk
Lakers have opened the third quarter on a 19-3 run and lead 59-57.
Booze is working Kanter in the third quarter
Lakers play a little defense and get back into this game. And, of course, there's Kobe's 21 points in 22 mins.
Lakers playing their best ball of the preseason. 27-5 run.
The Jazz expected the Lakers to roll over like they did on Thursday. No dice. They're fighting back tonight.
Hayward and Favors have played just 12 minutes tonight. Doesn't look like they'll be coming back either.
I think we've established the Lakers 1st team is better than Jazz 2nd team - that's a start, I guess
Utah has 7 of their 17 turnovers in the last 5 minutes and 30 seconds. Boozer has 4 steals, and Price/Kobe have been in passing lanes.
Don't look now but it's Lakers 57, Jazz 57 with 6:31 left in the 3rd quarter. The Lakers were down 22 points in the 2nd quarter.
Who are these guys in purple and gold? Stu wants to know whether this is the right score after Johnson ties the game on layup
Remember when the Jazz had a 22-point lead? Lakers have come all the way back. Wesley Johnson just tied it at 57.
Hayward and Favors taking a rest. But still, Lakers look more energetic
Tie game. Down 54-38 at the half, it's now a 57-all tie after another steal and Johnson transition layup w/6:31 to play in the 3rd.
Never mind about my earlier tweets. THE LAKERS ARE FOR REAL!!!! SHOWTIME IS BACK!!!!
Enes Kanter just can't let Boozer walk around him like that
IT’S A TIE GAME! HYFR.
Lakers tie it up at 57 - Staples Center un-ironically excited
For the first time this month, I'm actually seeing the Lakers play some defense
Ronnie Price — Lakers’ point guard of the future. At age 31.
LAL's run became 20-2 on a Kobe baseline fadeaway before Kanter finally stopped the run, but Price's and-1 answer cut the lead to 4.
Did the Lakers make a quick trip to Germany at halftime?
Not sure if this is real life because the Lakers are actually playing defense. About damn time.
Jazz offense has completely gone into the toilet without Hayward/Burke/Favors out there. Need to generate good looks
It's an 18-3 run for LAL now, (55-48 Jazz). The intensity has gotten better on defense, and in this Q, Hayward resting for Utah has helped.
Time for a running clock...
Kaepernick is coming back in … risky move … as much as fantasy owners will love the garbage points
DeMarco Murray has 913 rushing yards. Next most through 7 games in Cowboys history: Emmitt Smith with 812 in 1995.
LAL have as many assists in the first 3 minutes of the 3rd Q as they did in the 1st half (3).
Jazz formula for making the playoffs? Play the Lakers 30 times.
Kobe made a wide open three when he should have taken another dribble to take a long two instead. Wonder how Byron feels about this.
A Boozer steal led to a transition chance for LAL, and Kobe pulled up for a 3 (his 3rd) to cut Utah's lead to 9. Kobe has 19. 16-3 LAL run.
HEY, LAKERS ARE ONLY DOWN BY NINE.
While the Lakers are catching up - the Jazz have also sat Hayward and Favors in the 2nd half
Billy Connolly on Gerry Rafferty: He was a perfectionist....and perfectionists must perfect and so he went on his perfecting way.
Exum-Burks-Hood-Kanter-Gobert starts the 2nd half for Utah. Same group for LAL. Deficit is 12 after a 5-1 Lakers start.
I was hoping Quin Snyder would put Dahntay Jones in at the same time as Kobe, but he’s a smart coach.
To the gentleman in the Atlanta Hawks Mookie Blaylock jersey, he wins best dressed at the Pearl Jam show.
Going into tonight I trailed by 5 in my fantasy league with my opponent having one left. That one? Demaryious Thomas. I'm finished here
I call Jazz Coach Antonio Lang "Val" because Valedictorian is too long. Lang was the Valedictorian of his high school class
This is cool - the guy from the Hall of Fame let me hold the ball Peyton threw for his record-breaking TD http://t.co/cClIr9edqk
Jazz ambassador Mehmet Okur just came up and shook my hand. "Hey buddy. Have you been saying good things about me?" Now I am: He's the best.
Anyway, I'm done. I'm not even ranting. Well, a little. But not angry ranting. Just seems obvious, Anyway, maybe Julius scores TD & I smile.
Head to head is a rush. Talk smack in the moment to a friend, co-worker, etc. I get it. But at least have total pts count for something.
Julius Thomas. Great year. Apparently this isn't his night. I'm basically going to lose cause of it. Makes no sense past doesn't matter.
Last 10 quarters Lakers have been outscored by 90 points. Missing Steve Nash, Jeremy Lin, Nick Young, Ryan Kelly and Magic Johnson & crew
Not sure why cumlative scoring or some variation doesn't have more support in fantasy football community. So much better than head to head.
LAL trail 54-38 at the half. Kobe continues to be almost the lone bright spot, w/15 points, though he needed 15 FGA's to get there.
Halftime: Jazz 54, Lakers 38. Burks has 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting. Kobe's up to 15 on 5-of-15.
Jazz lead Lakers 54-38 at halftime.
Jazz 54 - Lakers 38 - half
Halftime: Jazz 54, Lakers 38.
Wait, Kobe passed the ball? And Boozer missed the dunk. Sigh
I saw Ray Charles play at an old casino in Laughlin before he passed. It was cool and depressing. Kind of like watching Kobe on this team.
I TAKE BACK MY TWEET. CARLOS BOOZER JUST MISSED RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE RIM.
Thibs says Butler is day-to-day with a sprained thumb. Isn't sure if he'll get MRI yet. Says there is still some swelling.
Just saw the replay. OUCH. That's broken.
I never thought I’d tweet this, but Carlos Boozer has had a solid first half — 7 points, 3 rebounds and 3 steals.
The latest Jazz player to get a shot at defending Kobe is Carrick Felix, who bit on Kobe's pump fake ahead of an and-1. Bryant has 15.
Bringing out the cart for Kilgore. It's all bad, judging by how he practically begged for the trainers
Flex and point, Boozer! Flex and point.
Jazz 52, Lakers 30 with 2:20 left in the 2nd quarter.
Kobe's 2nd 3-pointer got him up to 12 points, but LAL's defense continues to struggle, with Alec Burks reaching 13 points to put Utah up 20.
27 minutes for Rose tonight, most of the preseason. 17 points, 6-12 shooting, 3 assists.
Oh my goodness. Alec Burks goes behind the back to lose Kobe Bryant and then splits a couple of Laker bigs for a layup while getting fouled.
Did anyone just see what Burks just did to Kobe Bryant?
Kobe hit his 2nd three-pointer of the night - but Burks just took it hard to the basket + foul - Jazz up 49-30 w/ FT coming
Two 3s for Kobe. He has more tonight than Lakers had in last two games combined. (I also could have sent this tweet after his first 3)
A stoppage in play, with L.A. down 45-27. Dude in the stand fills the awkward silence: "Bring on the Laker girls."
49ers. Are. Getting. Destroyed.
Not sure what the Rockets can realistically expect from Jason Terry, but it's nice to see him get a chance to win...class act all the way!
That looked like one of those drills where teams play offense against big orange cones. BK
Alec Burks looks like he's primed for a big season for the Jazz
Jim Harbaugh is going to win some games at Michigan.
This is ugly.
Brock. Is. Getting. Destroyed.
Another difficult game to watch, but nice behind-the-back pass from Kobe to Boozer, who finished strong at the rim.
The urgency of Quin Sndyer - TO goes from :20 to full but he still huddles the team first to correct where defense broke down on lst ply
Final: Houston 90, Warriors 83
A rare highlight play tonight came from Kobe, who wrapped a pass around his back after penetrating the defense to get Boozer a layup.
Guys stop coming in my mentions talking about DiMaggio's hit streak. DiMaggio wishes he was the athlete Sheed was.
BRYANT TO CARLOS!
Kobe’s slick like that. AK
Impressive comeback for the Sounders. In great shape to clinch the double at home next Saturday.
Great pass by Kobe there
Kobe and Exum smiling and chatting before the inbounds. Then Bryant takes it right at the rookie, who picks up a foul.
Peyton Manning is 11-12 for his career in playoff games. Bye.
This doesn't feel like a surprise, but the Lakers trail Utah, 43-25. It's just past the midpoint of the second quarter.
Old Bulls (2010-12) are back with 101-96 win over Hornets. Rose scores all Bulls points in last two minutes, 17 in 28 mins. Hinrich w/26
Thank you for listening and for reading my tweets Bulls- Cavs 530 CT Monday from Columbus Always a pleasure -you are appreciated
Final: Bulls 101, Hornets 96. Hornets play the Hawks in Atlanta tomorrow night.
Bulls win 101-96 Hinrich with 26 Rose 17pts Gasol 15pts 10 reb Bulls 46%fg 22-27fts
Aqib Talib "Kweli" dropped off Ellington like he knew where Kap was going
Bulls win 101-96. Hinrich finishes with 26 points. Better news for Bulls is that starters, aside from Butler, played late.
After Kobe hit a long 3, Randle made a nice move to get into the paint … only for Rudy Gobert to swat it away. Utah up 43-25.
Rudy Gobert. Sheesh
Bulls win 101-96. Hinrich leads all scorers with 26
BREAKING: LAKERS FINALLY TOOK AND MADE A THREE.
Wait, was that a 3-pointer? By Kobe?
Kobe just buried a 3 from distance. Not sure we'll see a lot of those, but it breaks a 13 quarter streak for the Lakers without one.
Demaryius Thomas started his NFL career catching passes from Tim Tebow. This is better.
The Lakers made a three-point shot
Rose 2 fts Bulls up 101-96 12sec left---Yes..no OT! Thank you God ! LOL
Rose knocks down 2 free throws: 6/12 from the field for 17 points in 27 minutes. Thibs has to feel good he's getting late-game minutes again
Jeremy Lin is listed as DND [did not dress] - Sprained ankles [plural]
KOBE FINALLY RETURNS. THE COMEBACK BEGINS.
Wayne Ellington's 0 for 6 from the field (LAL 8 for 30) in part because he's playing PG, which he's never done in his life.
Randle is really struggling in space defensively. BK