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Pretty sure the same guy who has been offering Kobe "MVP" chants just yelled, "Courtney's a girl's name" after that Lee 3.
Effort is there for Lakers tonight - not always result - currently tied at 66
West was 5-1 tonight v.East. Milwaukee beat Minnesota
The rare time Kobe is uncovered and gets a clean look is usually going down. He got a wide open 3 in transition, and hit again. 66-64 LAL.
Kobe with a couple of three's, his second gives Lakers 66-64 lead.
Kobe's first 3-point attempt of the night is a make from the right wing, putting LAL up 63-62. LAL 4 for 7 on 3's, MEM 2 for 12.
Driving home. Impeded by a throng of protesters. Not rioters or looters. Protesters. I'll wait
Manu admits (duh) he's not the same player he was in Bologna. And Messina is not the same coach. Manu: "I'm not the only one getting old."
8 of Kobe's 10 pts have come at the FT line tonight. He's taken 5 FGA's, making only 1, though he had a good argument for PF's on 2 misses.
It’s trip how skinny Marc Gasol looks in comparison to his first few years in the league. Went through a Kevin Love-like transformation.
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).
Marc Gasol has turned it up a notch in the 2nd half. Scoring at will on Jordan Hill right now.
Tied at 58
Mike Conley is perhaps the most underrated point guard in the league.
People of Ferguson have nobody to blame but themselves for the composition of local government and police force. Organize. Vote.
Something to keep in mind: Westbrook is about to return, meaning Smith will be the third point guard. He won't be in the regular rotation.
Tyson Chandler said he never heard from Phil Jackson before or after the trade. "I just don’t think I was in the future plans to be honest."
Crap...scatch everything I just said about TV and time...Hoyas-Wiscy go at 3:30.
En route to season-high 28 pts, with Messina looking on, Manu was back in Bologna: "I did have flashbacks to 2001, with him yelling at me."
Despite a baseline miss, Jeremy Lin's been shooting the ball well tonight (4 of 7) and this season (48.7%).
Hoyas face No. 3 Wisconsin at 9:30 Turkey night. Anybody with AXS TV wanna invite me over?
The Oklahoma City Thunder have waived Sebastian Telfair, according to a team press release. He was averaging 8.4 points and 2.8 assists.
Hawks are 1.5 games behind 2nd place Wizards and 1.5 games up on the 8th place nets.
Marc Gasol went coast-to-coast before getting fouled. Fantastic defense there, Lakers.
LAL did a good job with Marc Gasol in the 1st half: just 3 points, 3 boards, 2 assists. His 2 FT's get MEM w/in 5 early in the 3rd.
Kawhi Leonard says Messina didn't exactly go full Popovich on Wed, but ... "As he got more frustrated, he let us have it a little bit."
Marc Gasol running the floor like a guard out there. Impressive.
Somebody check on Chvotkin. Any of them.
DSR, so good. So good. Huge shot and the Hoyas win. 66-65.
Thunder just waived Sebastian Telfair
Kobe appeared to jam a finger trying to make a pass, resulting in a turnover and MEM 2 on the other end. He's shaking it off, seems fine.
Second half is underway and if the Lakers outscore the Grizzlies this half, they will win.
These freshmen are all growns up. Another clutch 3. This one by LJP. Hoyas back in front.64-62 with 25.2 sec left.
Tyson Chandler: Last season was horrible. I think we all understood that. So things ended on a bitter note regardless.
The most significant thing in all this is confirmation that Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and Mitch McGary are almost back.
Our group Text message is debating Q over TA and I am in the minority when I say more TA all day.... Sorry fellow 3SOBers
More Tyson: We didn’t accomplish everything I wanted to accomplish when I was there. I definitely wish we’d have been more successful.
Nick Young got off to a quick start, but cooled off. Currently 2-for-7 with 5 points. Played almost 12 mins (11:47) in the 1st half.
Chandler on Knicks: I spent three years there, with guys that I grew to love and respect. I enjoyed my time there. ...
With Durant, Westbrook and McGary returning soon, Thunder had to waive somebody. It was between Ish Smith and Telfair. OKC chose Telfair.
OKC will keep Ish Smith for now as its 15th man. His second 10-day window under the hardship rule was set to expire Thursday.
Wiggins: 14 points, 8 boards, 4 assists, 2 blocks, 1 steal Parker: 11 points, 7 boards, 3 assists, 1 block, 1 steal Bucks beat Wolves.
Rodney Stuckey on the Spurs: "Collectively as a group in the second half, they turned it up."
Official Thunder press release on waiving of Sebastian Telfair: http://t.co/IrGFZulOCn
Carlisle: "We’re not playing particularly great basketball, but tonight we showed some guts."
LAL have 7 blocks in that 1st half, led by the 2 from Ed Davis. Out-boarded MEM 27-22.
Lakers shot 44.2% from the floor in the 1st half (19-for-43). Remarkably, 50% from 3-point range (only six attempts, though).
Thunder waive Sebastian Telfair
The Thunder say they waived point guard Sebastian Telfair. He averaged 8.4 points and 2.8 assists in 20.5 minutes per contest in 16 games.
PAUL WHITE, wow. Some clutch 3.
No. 1 and No. 2 http://t.co/de0KVBgY5x
The Thunder has released guard Sebastian Telfair. The move gets the team's roster back to 15 players after Ish Smith was added via hardship.
Dirk on Tyson Chandler's postgame look: "He’s playing it cool with the match in his hat. I mean, what is that? That’s terrible."
Tyson Chandler with 25 rebounds tonight had the most for a Maverick since Erick Dampier had 26 against Philly on 1/26/2005
Flip called tonight a more disappointing loss than the ass-kicking Pelicans laid on them. Interesting to me since they had no PG, no bigs
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera knows crafty.
That means that Ish Smith will remain on the roster. He's a player OKC liked during the summer but he was under contract with the Rockets.
Kyle Wiltjer has a career-high 32 for the Zags. Not sure he'd get that in the platoon.
With the Thunder's hardship exception expiring, the Thunder will release Sebastian Telfair to get down to the required 15-player minimum.
Swaggy P and Z-Bo disagree http://t.co/s31X6yEHVy
First team with a good offensive set wins?
Lakers up 51-46 at the half vs. Grizzlies - Lin with 13 - Conley 11, Zach 10, Kobe/Hill 8
L.J. Peak, rim protector. Timely block and we head to oooooovertime.
LAL end a solid overall first half with 2 Kobe FT's to provide a 51-46 margin. Lin had 13 and 4, LAL D held MEM to 40% FG's.
Lakers 51-46 at the half. A victory in the making? No. 4 on the way?
Half: LAL 51, MEM 46. Kobe with 8, all in 2Q. Conley leads Grizz with 10.
Tyson: just don’t think I was in the future plans to be honest. With new management coming in they have a different idea, a different vision
Simple plays getting harder and harder for Carlos Boozer. Matter of time before he’s bench in favor of Ed Davis?
Thats the right charge call on Trawick. Wrong decision, right call. Potentially a costly one since he fouled out on the play.
Pacers coach Frank Vogel pointed out the Spurs' "Big Four" in tonight's win for SA. Said they shot 59%, made 33 baskets.
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.
After picking up a technical foul, Kobe is one away from being ejected from the game.
Kobe didn't get a foul call (looked like he got his on the arm), and got a technical for complaining about it. LAL up 47-41.
Kobe, thinking he got fouled, gets a tech for arguing after shot clock ran out.
Kobe still arguing his case. Already picked up a technical. Presumably savvy enough not to get two.
Kobe T’d up for arguing with refs.
Kobe didn't like that call - tech
Mikael Hopkins, rim protector
Dirk on Tyson Chandler's monster 17-point, 25-rebound night: "Just a beast and we needed every single rebound.”
So the Mavs are struggling from 3-point range in the last 3 games: 18-90 (20%), you know, if you call that struggling. vs Hou/NY=10-66.
In past 3 gms, Motiejunas made 21 of 34 shots, matched longest run of double-digit scoring games in his career. Had career high 21 tonight.
Jeremy Lin (11 points, 4 assists, 2 boards) outplaying Mike Conley (7, 2, 1) so far, which hasn't been easy to do this year.
For the first time in a long time, there’s finally ball movement and as a result, the Lakers are playing solid defense and lead by nine.
Kyle Wiltjer now with 30.
Lakers playing inspired basketball tonight.
Well we look rusty and a little too tanned. We will have to turn this around in the second half.
3 shots from Kobe Bryant in the half & Lakers shooting 44.7% from the floor vs perhaps the best D. 50% from beyond the arc. Coincidence?
Kobe's on the board, first w/2 FT's, then a layup off Lin's dish inside to make it 45-36, capping a 6-0 LAL run with 2:39 left in the half.
Some crazy stats in Dallas: TChandler: 17 pts, 25 reb (10 off) Dirk: 30 pts (1-8 3s) Calderon: 21 pts, 10 reb (7-9 3s) Dalembert: 13 and 13
Techs against DeMarre Carroll and Shelvin Mack should be rescinded by the NBA. Tony Brothers reaching Joey Crawford levels of jackassery.
At 2:39 and after running over Pondexter, Kobe scores his first basket.
LAL have been the aggressor tonight, and Memphis has picked up 5 PF's now, to 0 for the Lakers in the 2nd Q.
Kobe at the line, makes two FTs. With 3 minutes left in first half he has two points
teh = the
Kobe to teh free throw line for shot at first points of the game with 3 minutes left in half - LA up 5
Kobe goes 13 minutes without a shot, but then appears to take three (gets credit for two) on one drive.
Kobe takes his first shot, misses. Gets rebound, misses. Jordan Hill cleans up with a layup.
Kobe couldn't get multiple attempts at the rim to go, but it led to Jordan Hill's put-back to put LAL up 41-36. Hill has 8 and 3.
Kobe just got up what looked like 3 shots on 1 poesssions - they only gave him 2 attempts - Hill scored on the clean up
Arizona up 32-31 over SDSU at the half. Dwayne Polee has 10 pts. Winston Shepard w/ 9. 9 pts & 7 rebs for Stanley Johnson
Still no shots from Kobe yet - Lakers up 39-36
17 minutes into the Lakers-Grizzlies game, Kobe Bryant hasn’t taken a shot. My story:
All you youngsters out there, have a blast tonight. Thanksgiving Eve is one of the great going-out nights there is.
Say what?! 5 minutes to go before the half ends and Kobe Bryant hasn't shot the ball! I am SHOCKED! I'd thought he'd attempt 38 already!
A good offensive 1st half for Jeremy Lin continues as he draws consecutive PF's and hits 3 of 4 FT's to reach 11 points. LAL up 39-34.
Flip says Shabazz has to do a better job of understanding his assignments offensively and defensively to get more minutes. loves his energy
The only person capable of catching that horrible pass from Carlos Boozer is Odell Beckham Jr.
Lin putting a lot of pressure on the Grizzlies - taking it to the basket, drawing fouls - strong performance thus far
Tyson Chandler had no hard feelings - but said he felt he was not a part of new management's plans.
Swaggy taking more shots in a game than Kobe is obviously a winning strategy for the Lakers.
Georgia freshman Yante Maten has a chance to cut the Gonzaga lead to 7 with 9:22 left.
Hayward: When teams get physical, they have to give up something because they are overplaying & we haven’t figured out the way to attack it.
Only Lakers starter not to take a shot: Kobe Bryant. LAL leads Memphis 36-34 midway through 2Q.
Dirk on Tyson playing the Knicks: "We had to shoot the tranquilizer gun to calm him down. ... We obviously wanted to get this one for him."
"I thought we were really ready to play," Snyder said after finally starting fast. "The game got more physical and they knocked us back."
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.
DeMarcus Cousins said his knee is sore, but he will be fine.
Robert Sacre: 6 points. Kobe Bryant: 0 points. Lakers lead 36-32, somehow.
Manu said Kawhi was "incredible" tonight, especially in how he grabbed rebounds and fueled fast breaks.
Manu on his 28 points: "It was an akward game, I enjoyed it. The three days off sort of helped."
Manu on if he enjoyed having Messina running the team for 1 night: "I did. It was great to see him out there trying to take over the team."
Grizzlies bench slowly catching up vs. Lakers bench
Canaan had 6 3-pointers, the fourth Rockets player with at least 6 in a game (with Harden, Ariza, Beverley). No other team with more than 1.
Ew what are those jerseys Orlando was wearing tonight
A quick 4-0 run from LAL's bench, capped by a Price steal and transition dunk, has LAL up 30-21, and Memphis calling time out.
31-year-old Ronnie Price reminds me of Allen Iverson (crossover) and Russell Westbrook (steal and dunk).
Rockets NBA's most turnover-prone tm. Had 4. Ranked 27th in def rebounding %, playing No. 1 off reb tm, gave up 0 2nd chance pts in 2nd 1/2.
Feel like Ronnie Price has wanted to throw it down like that ever since he signed with the Lakers. LA up nine, 30-21.
Ronnie Pricve dunk - Lakers up 9 - I had mentioned this as a potential upset get - but did go Grizzlies with my pick
BREAKING: Robert Sacre has more points than Kobe Bryant through 13 minutes.
Kobe still on the bench for the start of second quarter.
I mean this for all teams but back to backs are just silly in the NBA
Green's up to 24 points on 9/16 from the field and 6/11 from 3-point range. He's got 16 points in the second half.
Lakers 26 - Grizzlies 21 after a quarter - Lakers shoot 50% - Kobe doesn't take a shot attempt
Lakers shot 50 percent (11-22) in the first quarter. Kobe didn't take a shot. Just the facts.
Gerald Green Takeover in this second half
Lakers up by five to end the 1st qtr, 26-21. No FG attempts for Kobe Bryant. J. Lin leading the way with 8 points. Hill w/ 6. Young w/ 5.
Messina said all plays he ran were from Spurs' playbook, not his old days with Bologna: "I would never dare to do Bologna stuff (here)."
This is how you build a team, especially in a home game.
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.
A slick crossover from Ronnie Price resulted in an and-1 that allowed LAL to take a 26-21 over 12-2 MEM (32% FG's) out of the 1st Q.
I don’t know if Ronnie Price has crossed over anybody that badly since high school. AK
Kobe: no shots, no assists, extra rest from Byron instead of playing the entire first quarter. LAL 26, MEM 21.
The Power Puff Piece Crew is strangely silent tonight.
Not sure if Allen Iverson or Ronnie Price.
Coach Messina on Kawhi Leonard: "Kawhi was outstanding." Said Kawhi did very well on the glass.
KEVIN PANGOS IS NO LONGER INFINITE
Oh Daddy!! Gerald's new son Julius would be proud of that jam. Think that kid is going to have hops w/ Green genes and name Julius!
Manu on Kawhi: “He’s amazing. Sometimes he goes one against three and with those huge hands he manages to get to the basket."
Robert Sacre fighting his own teammate (Ed Davis) for a rebound there. http://t.co/A99ioJFOCW
pangos streak over. 11/26/14
Kevin Pangos just committed his first turnover of the season.
Ty's getting his first rest of the second half right now. Robinson in.
Scott had been playing Kobe entire 1st/3rd Q's, but is trying to buy Bryant's legs some extra bounce late in games, when Kobe has tired.
After talking about limiting Kobe's minutes at least a bit early, Byron Scott took Kobe out at the 2 min. mark of the 1st Q.
Coach Messina: "They're a tough team, very well coached. They came in shooting well."
For the first time in his career (probably), Kobe Bryant did not take a shot attempt in the first quarter. And the Lakers lead by four.
Deadpan Chandler Parsons on Tyson Chandler: "He played almost as good as I did against my former team."
A bit behind on the game. Nice layup, nice flexing, Aaron Bowen.
Gee: 11 points, 5 rebounds
Good start for the Lakers, who are up 23-18 keyed by some balanced scoring and good defense holding MEM to 31.6% FG's.
Parsons with a bit of sarcasm on Tyson Chandler: "He played almost as well as I did against my former team."
Kobe comes out and pats Jeremy on the back, nods and encourages him on the bench to show he likes Lin's hot start (8 points, 3 assists).
Kobe checks out with two minutes left in first quarter. Had been playing full first quarter. A minutes-shaving move.
Lakers up 5 - holding Grizzlies to 31.6% shooting
#Cavs 113, Wizards 87: Things are coming together for the streaking Cavaliers, who have won two in a row. clevelandcavaliersblog.blogspot.com/2014/11/wizard…
Neat stat: Spurs have won 1,109 games since Duncan’s rookie year. Next closest team (Lakers) has 985 wins.
Jason Richardson http://t.co/iBXBFvCRFZ
Lowry was pleased with James Johnson: "He stopped breaks, he finished breaks, he's a havoc out there. Even though he's ...under weather."
Hard fought OT win for the Mavs over the Knicks 109-102. Dirk with a season hi 30. Tyson w/ massive 17P/25R. Mavs w/ 5 steals in OT
Kobe rested at shootaround today, sitting with knees packed in ice and chatting with Kupchak before Lakers' film session.
MudGame about to be in full effect.... We got this
Nick Young looking confident out there. 5 points already. Ed Davis also stepping up w/ 4 rebs, 2 pts and 2 blocks.
Lakers giving Memphis a game early. LAL leads 21-14. Kobe has yet to take a shot.
Lakers lead 19-14 with 2:50 left in first and Kobe hasn't shot yet.
"One of the great traditions of the Battle 4 Atlantis..." What's this event been around, 10 minutes?
Despite another win, Kyle Lowry was not satisfied: "They just shot the ball well, we've got to find a way to shut somebody down."
Big Three+Kawhi: 87 points Other Spurs: 19 points
Gerald Green had 9 points in the third. All on 3-pointers
Bucks beat Minnesota on road to go 9-7. 9th victory last season came on February 3rd.
Eight-plus minutes in, Kobe hasn't shot. He had his hand up in the post for it earlier, but Lin went the other way. ... LAL 16, MEM 14.
They've got to identify shooters in transition better in the fourth...or this won't end well.