Mike Trudell

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.

Gary Lee

“GET THAT S*** OUT” - Julius Randle after blocking Dante Exum’s layup. Maybe.

Mike Trudell

I remember Julius Randle starting games slow at Summer League and coming on in the 2nd half. That's absolutely been the case tonight.

Mike Trudell

Warning: 5th straight Julius Randle tweet. He came over for a big swat of Dante Exum, his 2nd block of the half.

Bill Oram

Great play by Dante Exum to get to the rim. Greater play by Julius Randle to get up block Exum's shot.

Ryan Ward

Julius Randle is going to be deadly if he perfects that mid-range jumper. It’ll open up everything for him. #Lakers

Mike Trudell

Nice signs this quarter continue for the rookie Julius Randle, who just hit his 3rd straight jump shot. Has 8 quick points.

Mike Trudell

LAL down 2 despite shooting 38% is thanks to active defense: 23 Jazz turnovers, to LAL's 13, plus second chance points (15-4).

Ryan Ward

Julius Randle starting to get into a rhythm out there. Gaining confidence. 6 pts and 3 boards so far. #Lakers

Bill Oram

Make that 10 assists for Ronnie Price, when the Lakers had three in all of the first half.

Mike Trudell

So in succession, from Julius Randle: 17-foot make, driving make at the rim, 17-foot make again. Six quick points for the rook.

Gary Lee

CAN’T HANDLE RANDLE, STEVE NOVAK.

Mike Trudell

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.

Mike Trudell

Ronnie Price is diving all over the place tonight, causing havoc. Kobe, Byron both love him.

Mike Trudell

The shot Kobe wants Randle to get up without hesitation, a 17-footer, goes down for the rookie to put LAL up 74-72.

Mike Trudell

Nice defensive play from Julius Randle, who came from the weak side to swat Rodney Hood near the rim.

Gary Lee

Between quarters, I just added Carlos Boozer on my Fantasy Basketball team. #Championship

Mike Trudell

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.

Gary Lee

At the end of 3, Lakers trail 72-69, but played fantastic defense. Check out Wes Johnson’s two electric dunks. lakersnation.com/los-angeles-la…

Mike Trudell

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.

Kamenetzky Brothers

Heh. AK RT @Gary Lee: "I’ve always liked Carlos Boozer” - Every Lakers fan as of October 19, 2014.

Gary Lee

"I’ve always liked Carlos Boozer” - Every Lakers fan as of October 19, 2014.

Kamenetzky Brothers

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

Mike Trudell

Ian Clark's been a sudden offensive problem for LAL, his 4 of 4 FG's getting Utah back even at 69.

Gary Lee

!!! RT @SoCalGal64: That's the 3 that gets you benched like Bynum, Ronnie.

Ryan Ward

14 steals for the Lakers tonight. Impressive.

Gary Lee

Hundred percent. RT @TheeCoreyH: Ronnie is feelin himself a little too much right now...

Mike Trudell

Ed Davis in this half at backup 5 (Sacre got the minutes in the 1st half). Scott's playing both right now behind Hill.

Bill Oram

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.

Gary Lee

MR. WES IS IN THE BUILDING. AIN’T NO QUESTION WHO ABOUT TO KILL ‘EM.

Mike Trudell

Terrific perimeter defense from Ronnie Price tonight, and it just led to another steal. Johnson dunked again in transition, LAL up 65-62.

Ryan Ward

Carlos Boozer stats: 19 points, 8 rebounds and 6 steals. SOLID! #Lakers

Gary Lee

2006 CARLOS BOOZER IS ON THE LAKERS RIGHT NOW. This could quickly change, though.

Mike Trudell

Boozer also just notched his 5th steal. Utah has 19 turnovers. Byron Scott has at least something to by pleased w/defensively there.

Mike Trudell

Carlos Boozer's had his best game of the preseason: 17 points on 5 of 11 FG's with 8 boards in 24 minutes.

Janis Carr

Not to take away anything from Lakers, but as @shahanLA points out this is 3rd game in 4 days for Jazz. Weariness starting to show

Gary Lee

What a fantastic tweet by me earlier. RT @Gary Lee: KOBE FINALLY RETURNS. THE COMEBACK BEGINS.

Ryan Ward

Fun to watch when the Lakers are engaged defensively. Hopefully they can keep it up. #Lakers

Arash Markazi

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.

Gary Lee

LAKERS LEAD! THEY LEAD! THEY LEAD 61-57!

Mike Trudell

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.

Bill Oram

Lakers have opened the third quarter on a 19-3 run and lead 59-57.

Mike Bresnahan

Lakers play a little defense and get back into this game. And, of course, there's Kobe's 21 points in 22 mins.

Arash Markazi

The Jazz expected the Lakers to roll over like they did on Thursday. No dice. They're fighting back tonight.

Ryan Ward

Lakers finally decided to wake up. Tie it up at 57. 25-5 run. #Lakers

Gary Lee

After trailing by 22, it’s all tied up at 57 and the Lakers are playing with an energy we’ve all been waiting for. lakersnation.com/los-angeles-la…

Mike Trudell

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.

Janis Carr

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

Arash Markazi

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.

Mike Trudell

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.

Gary Lee

IT’S A TIE GAME! HYFR.

Gary Lee

Ronnie Price — Lakers’ point guard of the future. At age 31.

Mike Trudell

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.

Gary Lee

Not sure if this is real life because the Lakers are actually playing defense. About damn time.

Mike Trudell

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.

Mike Trudell

LAL have as many assists in the first 3 minutes of the 3rd Q as they did in the 1st half (3).

Gary Lee

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.

Mike Trudell

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.

Gary Lee

HEY, LAKERS ARE ONLY DOWN BY NINE.

Mike Trudell

Exum-Burks-Hood-Kanter-Gobert starts the 2nd half for Utah. Same group for LAL. Deficit is 12 after a 5-1 Lakers start.

Gary Lee

I was hoping Quin Snyder would put Dahntay Jones in at the same time as Kobe, but he’s a smart coach.

Gary Lee

You said it, not me. RT @AngieChungY: This game is awful to watch

Kamenetzky Brothers

I suspect we'll get a lot of mileage out of the following this season: liveleak.com/view?i=273_135… BK #crabjuice

Mike Trudell

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.

Gary Lee

At the half, the Lakers trail 54-38 and Kobe has 15 points. Tough to watch, but check out the highlights so far. lakersnation.com/los-angeles-la…

Bill Oram

Halftime: Jazz 54, Lakers 38.

Janis Carr

Wait, Kobe passed the ball? And Boozer missed the dunk. Sigh

Arash Markazi

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.

Gary Lee

I TAKE BACK MY TWEET. CARLOS BOOZER JUST MISSED RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE RIM.

Gary Lee

I never thought I’d tweet this, but Carlos Boozer has had a solid first half — 7 points, 3 rebounds and 3 steals.

Mike Trudell

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.

Arash Markazi

Jazz 52, Lakers 30 with 2:20 left in the 2nd quarter.

Mike Trudell

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.

Bill Oram

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)

Kamenetzky Brothers

That looked like one of those drills where teams play offense against big orange cones. BK

Gary Lee

Another difficult game to watch, but nice behind-the-back pass from Kobe to Boozer, who finished strong at the rim.

Janis Carr

Wishful thinking? RT @LakeShowLive: At this rate, Jim Buss WILL step down in a year or two. #LosingIsWinning

Mike Trudell

A rare highlight play tonight came from Kobe, who wrapped a pass around his back after penetrating the defense to get Boozer a layup.

Kamenetzky Brothers

Kobe’s slick like that. AK

Mike Bresnahan

This doesn't feel like a surprise, but the Lakers trail Utah, 43-25. It's just past the midpoint of the second quarter.

Gary Lee

Midway through 2, Lakers trail 43-25. Kobe just took and made a three (!!!), so check out the highlights so far. lakersnation.com/los-angeles-la…

Mike Trudell

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.

Gary Lee

BREAKING: LAKERS FINALLY TOOK AND MADE A THREE.

Janis Carr

Wait, was that a 3-pointer? By Kobe?

Bill Oram

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.

Gary Lee

KOBE FINALLY RETURNS. THE COMEBACK BEGINS.

Mike Trudell

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.

Kamenetzky Brothers

Randle is really struggling in space defensively. BK

Gary Lee

I’ve made the same amount of shots as Wayne Ellington through 5.25 quarters: zero.

Gary Lee

If you’re watching the Lakers game on @TWCSportsNet, that Values.com commercial is fantastic. I can’t wait to watch it again.

Bill Oram

I'll loan you "As Good As It Gets" RT @Bernie Lee: We might not see Jack all year

Bill Oram

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.

Bill Oram

Wayne Ellington has to play point guard because Steve Nash, Jeremy Lin and Keith Appling are hurt and Magic Johnson is retired.

Gary Lee

There’s a reason why the Jazz are letting you shoot that jumper, Robert Sacre.

Bill Oram

You guys, we've waited all summer for the Roscoe Smith/Dahntay Jones matchup.

Kamenetzky Brothers

There is reason to believe the Lakers 2nd unit could be effective when healthy. The third unit is less encouraging. BK