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Collison collides into Price, not getting up yet.
Sorry for delay on last tweet... Wifi comes and goes at will.
Kobe starting to have his way with Ben McLemore. Just backed him down in the post for an easy two. Kobe has 7 here in the third, 21 total.
Kobe found his legs at halftime. He has 9 of his 21 points in the 1st 6 minutes of this 3rd Q, a steal and layup putting LAL up 13.
LAL rolling all of a sudden, with three consecutive hoops from Kobe-Swaggy P-Kobe again opening up a 77-66 lead. Bryant has 21, Young 14.
Kobe must have had a Red Bull or V-8 at halftime. He's 5 of 16 now and seemingly in control
According to sources close to the situation, Kobe went to Germany at halftime.
Ed Davis continues to work the O glass, grabbing his 4th and LAL's 12th board to put back Kobe's miss. LAL now up 73-66 after Kobe's made J.
"NO EASY BASKETS" - Wes Johnson after preventing a dunk.
LAL are bringing occasional double teams towards Cousins, the game plan to mix it up. He's up to 19 points (5 of 13 FG's, 9 of 11 FT's).
If the NBA adopted four-pointers, that shot by Kobe still would be considered a long one. AK
Kobe just beat the shot clock buzzer with a 30-foot pull-up 3 (he's now 3 for 3 from 3, 1 for 11 from 2, 6 of 6 at the FT line). He has 17.
Rudy Gay missed an uncontested dunk as Kobe Bryant ran past him. Best defense so far this season.
LAL called a Ronnie Price post up of Darren Collison, and Price, strong as a bull, scored on a J off glass. LAL up 62-56 early in 3rd.
LOL AT RUDY GAY.
Spurs have already announced Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard out for game against Clippers on Monday.
Walking off at halftime, Vlade Divac fist bumped fan who yellow, “Always a Laker, baby,” much to the chagrin of his Kings-employee handler
Kobe's long J in the corner was changed from a 2 to a 3, so LAL get an extra point and lead 60-52 at the break. Lakers 7 of 10 from 3.
Combine for 26 points*
LAL take a 59-52 lead into halftime thanks to a 16-4 run to close the quarter. Kobe's up to 13 points, and Young had 12 in 11 minutes.
Kobe now 3 for 13. Lakers lead Sacramento by seven at halftime. Go figure.
I thought Kobe hurt his wrist after falling down, but he's made two free throws and a three since as the Lakers lead 56-51.
This feels like one of those games where it's not a matter of "if" Kobe will get a technical, but "when." AK
Despite shooting 41.9% and turning it over 8 times (Kings 47.4 and 5), LAL lead 51-50 thanks to 11 offensive boards in the half.
Kobe just motioned for an illegal defense on the Kings … and the ref agreed. Bryant gets the technical FT to put LAL up 49-48.
Vlade Divac is at the game today and I just want to thank him for being good enough to be traded for Kobe and the assist to Robert Horry.
Kobe shooting .181 (2 for 11) and has five turnovers. More fatigue?
Kobe's fuming on the bench during a T.O.. He hasn't gotten the benefit of the doubt on a few calls, but is nonetheless 2 for 11 w/5 TO's.
I'm not sure why Ronnie Price is playing down to the level of the competition. Had 14 points against Westbrook, but only 3 against Collison.
Cousins: "They can't guard me." He's up to 13 points in 13 minutes. Meanwhile, McLemore is hurting LAL in transition w/B2B hoops. 41-all.
Wayne Ellington has been very consistent with his jumper, but I don't know why he doesn't get more minutes. Actually, I do.
LAL have it going from 3, Wayne Ellington (3 triples on Friday) hitting the 5th in 7 attempts. He added 1 of 2 FT's to put LAL up 39-35.
Derrick Williams scores, but reminds me too much of Wiz Khalifa.
LAL's bench has brought them back into this one, from down 10 in the 1st Q to a 32-31 lead after Lin found Boozer for a deuce. 9-2 LAL run.
After trailing by 10 early, the Lakers realized they were playing at 3:00 PM today and now lead by one.
My seat is right in front of LAL's gum stash, which allows me to tell you that Kobe just requested two pieces of Double Bubble (watermelon).
Robert Sacre just picked up three fouls in five minutes and somewhere out there, Travis Knight is smiling.
Kobe started slowly, but hit a 3 and some FT's in the final minutes of the 1st to score 8 of LAL's final 12. Cut Kings lead from 10 to 3.
Nice offensive rebound by Robert Sacre that led to a Nick Young jumper. Lakers still trail 24-21 late in the first quarter.
Well, it appears Kobe is back to playing entire quarters again and yeah, I wonder why he doesn't have his legs late in games.
"GRAB IT" - Carlos Boozer.
Kobe just 1-of-5 to start here in Sacramento. Lakers trailing 22-12 for your matinee viewing pleasure.
Nick Young's first impact is no defense, as he strips the ball from Rudy Gay. Meanwhile, Kobe's 1st FG cuts SAC's lead to 17-11.
No one airballs better than Kobe.
During the time out, the Kings surprised a mom at center court with her soldier son returning from active duty. Always cool to see that.
Lakers have been very consistent at turning the ball over. They already have five turnovers in the first five minutes.
Kobe has 3 of LAL's 5 early turnovers, and Boogie is starting to roll on the other end, with 6 points in a 13-7 SAC lead early.
Double teaming Kobe hurts Sacramento early, as Bryant found Price for a wide-open 3 that tied it at 7. Price had 4 1st Q 3's vs. OKC.
The Kings have hit 3 straight shots, while LAL got hoops from Johnson and Davis and thus trail 7-4. Davis had a season-high 18 on Friday.
Wes Johnson - 0, Darren Collison - 3.
Sloppy 3 p.m. start for both teams, a collective 0 for 4, with the Lakers turning it over twice and SAC once.
Kobe was doubled, still took the first shot of the game, and missed.
If Kobe gets carried away and tries to beat Sacramento all on his own today I guess you could call that "one-on-four-on-five."
Kobe said after Friday's game that his legs have been there some days, and not on others. We'll see if he's got it today. Tip off coming up.
LAL expect Nick Young to be available off the bench today. No suspension was announced by the league for his flagrant 2 PF last game.
2 days until Festivus
Nick Young on avoiding suspension: "I'm a nice guy, man. I've said before, Swaggy P doesn't get fined!" (He did last season...once.)
Cool scene pregame in Sacramento: Carlos Boozer chatting with Spurs scout Trajan Langdon. The two pioneering Alaskan hoopers.
Anyone find a laptop power cord at Staples Center last night after Clippers game? Ugh.
Looks like Nick Young won't be suspended. Lakers dodged one there. Coming up on 90 mins until tip-off vs. Sacramento.
Ty Corbin media availability. It’s like being home again. He answers second question with, “It is what it is.”
For those of you wondering, there’s been no word if Nick Young will be suspended for today’s game against the Kings.
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Still no word from NBA if Nick Young will be suspended for today’s game in Sac after elbowing Steven Adams in the throat. Tipoff in 4 hours