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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
Preseason, both teams play tomorrow night. Nobody on that court wants to see overtime.
And Peyton Manning does NOT overthrow D. Thomas … TD
I’ve made the same amount of shots as Wayne Ellington through 5.25 quarters: zero.
How bad do these guys want an NBA job? Aaron Craft and Justin Holiday simultaneously dived for a loose ball to force a shot-clock violation.
... but David West told me a few years ago it would be his first move if he were commissioner.
Lance Stephenson still getting under everybody's skin. Talking with Hinrich, runs by Noah and grabs his hand just to mess with him.
Kaepernick's first bad pass of the night is picked off … That one hurts
Kirk Hinrich does the intro video for the "Jump Around Cam"
Good to see shortened NBA game generated buzz about shortening the season. I wrote on that in late 90's. Pacers then seemed against it...
Bulls 99-96 22 sec left 18 on clock Charlotte ball
Nice stretch for Ian Clark. Hits a runner in the lane. Plays some D. Finds Dahntay Jones with a pass for an easy bucket. Jazz up 38-22.
Unlikely point guards are a theme from last year: Kobe, Henry, Sacre, Meeks, Bazemore all saw minutes at PG* *Only one of these is a lie.
Rose hits clutch jumper to keep the lead at three - 99-96.
Jazz up 38-22 - Lakers 2nd unit tonight - not so much - not that the 1st unit was killing it
Nice finish at the rim for MKG.
The Lakers have become the Chivas USA of Los Angeles sports.
Mike Dunleavy fouls out
Wayne Ellington has to play point guard because Steve Nash, Jeremy Lin and Keith Appling are hurt and Magic Johnson is retired.
There’s a reason why the Jazz are letting you shoot that jumper, Robert Sacre.
Lance is going to miss the gravitational pull of Paul George.
Wait, it's pronounced "faRVe" ??
You guys, we've waited all summer for the Roscoe Smith/Dahntay Jones matchup.
Rodney Hood just showed two good things — he skied to catch a bad pass from Jeremy Evans and then made a nice drive to get free throws.
Borland gets leveled after the play by Broncos guard Orlando Franklin … That's how you take a CHARGE
BREAKING: Brett Favre un-retires. : )
Borland gets leveled after the play by Broncos guard Orlando Franklin … That's how you take a charger
There is reason to believe the Lakers 2nd unit could be effective when healthy. The third unit is less encouraging. BK
Isaiah Canaan checks in with six minutes left. Would be interesting to see if Canaan gets more time in Miami or if Ish is backup pt for now.
Bulls 95-90 221 left 4th
One issue is that LAL can't count on Nash, as Scott said pregame, but they do expect Lin to return soon from his ankle sprain.
MKG looked confident on that corner jump shot.
It turns out that's Ray Allen in a Kirk Hinrich mask as Allen is working on Mission Impossible 5. Hinrich now with 26 on 11 of 13
Guards love playing with Pau Gasol -- such a deft passer.
Last game was "The Jimmy Butler game" This game is the "Kirk Hinrich game" Too bad for the Bulls they are coming in the preseason.
Hinrich is now at 26 points on 11-13 FGs.
Burks and Hayward look dynamic together on the wings
Though playing against the far end of the Warriors bench, Joey Dorsey has moved much better than in New Orleans. Scored on strong drop-step.
Kirk Hinrich Preseason Podium Game
End of 1: Jazz 32, Lakers 20. Hayward has 8p/3a/2r to lead Utah. Burks w/ 6p/3r. Kobe has six points on 2-of-7 shooting.
Jazz 32 - Lakers 20 - I know LA is short-handed - that they went 0-8 the Dwight year, etc. - not looking too promising
Another rough quarter for LAL has Utah up 32-20 after 12 min. at Staples. No Lin or Nash isn't helping LAL (35% FG's) get good looks.
Both teams have their starters in for final 5 minutes, except Hinrich in for injured Butler.
Clifford said his rotations would be more regular-season like in last couple of exhibitions.
Thibs brings Gasol in for Gibson w/4:42 remaining and Bulls ahead by 4 to presumably close with Noah
Bad pass by Hayward and, thankfully, quick hands by the guy with cane.
P.J. Hairston's still reeling from a pick set by Noah on last possession.
Gordon Hayward has dominated this first quarter in every facet. Impressive to watch
Jason Terry has looked very good in 1st stretch of preseason, hitting couple long jumpers, running the court well. Seems done after 15 mins.
Jazz up 30-17 on the Lakers
Quick-trigger Rodney Hood. 3. Splash.
Robert Sacre makes a jump hook, but when the offense is going through him… Yeah, I’ll stop there.
Robert Sacre on the board - Lakers within 10 . . .
Rose and Noah getting 4th qtr action as Hornets close within two. What does that mean for Monday back to back against Cavs?
Julius Randle checks in with 1:55 left in the first. Was more or less benched for second half the other night.
Robert Sacre's the first one at backup center tonight. Byron Scott said he's going to play both Sacre and Ed Davis in that spot.
heck of a sequence for Hayward. Snaps the defensive rebound, gets team into offense and great pass to Clark for open three
Wayne Ellington hasn’t made a shot since Thursday.
Good news for Bulls: Derrick Rose just check back in the game with a little over 7 minutes left. Taking the next step with minutes tonight.
STAPLES Center is playing Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off — Kobe’s response to ESPN. It’s a possibility.
And here's Derrick Rose's first fourth-quarter shift of the preseason.
Rose finally seeing a fourth quarter. Back in the game.
"Shake It Off" was my preseason favorite to replace "Happy" in NBA arenas this year.
North Carolina will meet w/ 2015 F Ivan Rabb Tuesday or Wednesday...expected to set officials sometime afterward.
Recognize the defensive risks, but still love seeing DeAndre Yedlin getting forward for the Sounders.
This Kobe/Hayward matchup goes back to the summer of '12, when Kobe led USA to Olympics & Hayward was on practice team. Been fun ever since
Booker's out, so early minutes tonight for Jeremy Evans, who hasn't seen much time at all this preseason. Checking in at the 3:08 mark.
87-82---722 4th Q Bulls.
Every time Jordan Hill makes a jump shot, I will tell you he took 1,000 shots during the off-season because Kobe told him to.
Jeremy Evans with some early minutes in place of Trevor Booker
Jazz have pushed ahead - currently up 22-15 with about 3:15 left in 1st
Kobe gambled off Gordon Hayward to try for a steal, and Hayward hit an open 3 as a result. Bryant answered w/a J, Utah up 20-15.
If you feel good, you've got a good team around you and you're performing at a high level, why retire? Might still be best QB in NFL.
Burks blows by Boozer and finishes the reverse layup. He has six points in his return. Jazz up 16-11.
Jason Terry hits a 3 at the shot-clock buzzer and does his first taking off pantomime in a Rockets uniform.
87-77 Hornets 839 left 4th Brooks -13 off the bench
I've noticed that nearly everyone that saw Johnny Unitas in his prime argue that he's the greatest ever. Wish I could have saw him.
Ronnie Price has been very solid, especially on D, but doesn't create shots for others like Jeremy Lin (ankle) will.
Hummel got the chance to play 19 minutes tonight partly b/c Bennett was limited to 11 because of a sore knee
Six minutes into the game, Kobe has taken six shots already. Fantastic shot-minutes ratio so far, but he’s only made one shot.
LAL haven't been much sharper than they started on Thursday in Anaheim. Utah's lead is 13-9 into the 1st time out. LAL 3 for 13 FG's (23%).
The Warriors' lineup: Aaron Craft, Harrison Barnes, Jason Kapono, Mitchell Watt and Marreese Speights. Houston 73, Warriors 62 (57.4, 3rd).
Hey everyone!! History -- I just threw my 510th touchdown with Ryan Leaf on Madden 98!!!
Colin Kaepernick has been AWESOME tonight. No one is going to care tomorrow tho.
Gordon Hayward waited too long to dish off to Alec Burks on that 2-on-1 fast break. Jazz are off and running tonight.
Peyton showing no sign of sign of slowing down. Wouldn't shock me if he stuck around and got 600.
Bulls bench, the Righteous and Redolent Reserves, with 47 of 83 points through three quarters
You could hear Ronnie Price grunt from the other side of the court as he took a charge
And he Kaps it by leading hitting Stevie Johnson for the TD with another money throw
Another foul by Mirotic and his low-riding hands.
Well, if Kobe stops mentoring Dante Exum, we'll know the reason why
Kobe appeared to get hacked pretty hard by Dante Exum on that turnover, but no call. Cue angry Kobe.
Kap nailing his throws like I haven't seen all year. The improbable ones and the simple ones
Wayne Ellington's (in now) trying to go through what Jodie Meeks took a full season to do, expand his game due to a plethora of injuries.
He still can't beat Florida.
I still get nervous whenever Brandon Lloyd makes a big play for fear that a certain owner is watching.
In my lifetime only Montana and Elway better than Peyton.
Kobe started 0 for 3 before hitting a turnaround J, with LAL trailing 11-9 early. FG struggles continue: LAL just 3 for 11 as a team.
"I hope Tony Snell has deodorant" - this six-year-old behind me
Alec Burks reminds me of a young Ron Harper in the open floor. Not Bulls/Lakers Harper. Cleveland Cavs Harper
I like how Alec Burks got the ball in the open court and just attacked Kobe Bryant on that fast break.
Peyton Fred Manning.
As Ariza comes out for Papanikolaou, he asks the PA guy, "For who?" The response: "For Trevor Areeeeeeza."
Burks is back.
When/why did Bismack Biyombo change his number from 0 to 8?
The crazy part about Peyton Manning's 509 is that he's still REALLY good. He's not hanging on just to get the record
Bulls 83-70 Gasol 15-9, Hinrich -21pts
For better or worse, nothing is going to shake Aaron Brooks' confidence.
DeMarcus Ware with a naaaaasty move on Staley
Taj Gibson just dunked on the entire Hornets roster. I'm sure Stacey King made it sound like the greatest dunk of all time.
If Peyton Manning throws another TD tonight, he'll break the NFL record for TDs thrown, previously set on Oct. 19, 2014
Nice cross-over move followed by a floater by Dante Exum.
He might have the record, but do Peyton Manning's jeans "cut in to him"?
The disproportion in cheer volume for Kobe at FT line to all other moments of the game is astounding
Anybody else excited to see Carlos Boozer point to his flexed bicep tonight?
Peyton Manning is really great. He and Brady almost shouldn't be compared to each other because one will always be unfairly judged.
How about that catch by DT... pretty swell
You root for #18. Class act and a gentleman. Never understood the haters. My second favorite QB of all time behind http://t.co/19um9CNAPk
1 - Number of times Carlos Boozer has been blocked. Only two minutes into the game, though.
Awesome. So happy I've gotten to watch him play. What a treat. Thank you Peyton Manning.
Peyton monkey-in-the-middle gif please.
Countdown to Favre's next comeback begins . . . now.
Good D Kanter
Brett Favre is gonna be starting for someone next week. Watch. Hahaha
Scott Brooks on Russell Westbrook's 3 preseason techs: "He's gotta control his emotions better. You're not going to get every foul call."
Peyton Manning looks genuinely happy. Nice that he didn't try to be too cool after such a huge accomplishment.
Brett Favre congratulates Manning on the video board
Hinrich now 21 pts and 9-11 shooting in 21 minutes as game stopped to check ball for steroids.
When Wes Johnson shoots, the rest of the Lakers run back to the defensive end. Not really.
I've only dealt with Peyton Manning on a few occasions, but he couldn't have been more generous or accommodating. Congrats on the record.
Bulls are a -9 with Rose in the game, and +17 with Hinrich.
Favre tears up retirement papers...
Peyton Manning will finish his career with 600+ TDs. No doubt about it. And to think Marino's 420 seemed like such an untouchable number.
The third offensive board in the first 2 minutes from Hill/Boozer results in Hill's put-back layup as LAL get off to a 3-0 start.
Jordan Hill midrange game not too good. Jordan Hill rebounds pretty good
Broncos receivers are playing keep away with the ball on Manning's record touchdown
If Wes could start playmaking like that on an even semi-frequent basis, it would open up his game in a major way. AK
Grew up loving Marino's game, and was convinced his TD mark would stand forever. Soon after, Favre topped him. ...Then Peyton happened.
Lakers dominating - up 1-0, I mean, relatively speaking
Oh, man. It would have been sweet to see Peyton break the record throwing from the seated position.
Trey Burke has the day off - Dante Exum starting at pg for Utah
Jordan Hill - 1, Jazz - 0.
Brandon Rush won't play in the second half with spasms in his lower back.
Peyton needed more room, is all
ICYMI, the Jazz are starting Dante Exum, Alec Burks, Gordon Hayward, Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors. Trey Burke is getting a rest.
Lakers vs. Jazz just tipped - my first in-person view of either team - Price starting at pg for LAL
Big time celeb at Staples tonight. Professional angler Todd Kline just delivered the game ball for this one. Sing it, Randy Newman.
Dante Exum starting for Trey Burke, who is getting the night off against the Lakers
While Landon Donovan plays his last regular season home game, David Beckham is at a Lakers preseason game. http://t.co/lMJipPAEt6
Brock probably wishing he came back next week
Rose has hit his 20-minute mark. Question now becomes will he come back in once more during the 4th or tap out again?
I read somewhere that more Americans have been married to Kim Kardashian than died of Ebola. Still, I'm afraid of both.
Hopefully, Rose is just bored with the preseason process, cause he continues to look like just-another-guy out there, with occasional burst.
No timeouts left for 49ers after losing the challenge
Never mind the A-rye-za mistakes. Our guy just said the foul was on Tarik Brown.
Marvin Williams with 12 points and six rebounds. Best he's played this preseason.
Well, his toe on the back foot did graze the grass
MKG has worked on his shot thanks to Mark Price...doesn't have that hitch...65-61 531 left 3rd
49ers challenge. Smart move. That wasn't a catch.
Perry Jones had 21 points on 7-15 shooting with 8 rebounds tonight in Tulsa. Outside of that, not much else notable in OKC's 112-94 loss.
He said butt.
Hope you're enjoying the broadcast and if you"re NOT listening thanks for that too! LOL
Cuppy Coffee is point shaving. Has to be.
Has any rapper ever rhymed Hacksaw Jim Duggan with Hack-A-Tim Duncan?
Steve Kerr t'd up. He earned it, too. That's his second of the preseason.
Steve Kerr picks up his second technical foul in the past three games.
It's always amazing to me how much, other than the tattoos, LeBron's body and mine look alike
The eye test tells you Noah's left knee isn't right. Lumbering and favoring it.
TBH, I didn't even know this guy had 500 HRs
Gasol with a sweeping hook 13-7 Bulls 65-55 mid 3rd
Kobe & Company http://t.co/wGMyAEm02p
Depleted Thunder roster has lost its last three preseason games by a combined 71 points.
Lance Stephenson moves ahead of Brandon Jennings in preseason iso dribbles 1,765-1,763
Trivia - what player hit exactly 509 career HRs?
Dwight started slowly, but came on well. Had 11 points, eight boards and two blocked shots in 16 minutes.
That's a game-changing drop by Boldin. But Kap can't be mad as many times as Boldin has bailed him out with a great catch