Mike Bresnahan

Might be only temporary -- Byron could change his mind next game -- but Lin has fallen to 3rd string. Oh, and Lakers getting crushed by SA.

Mike Trudell

A nice hesitation move from Nick Young (9 points) got him 2 FT's. He ranks 3rd in the @NBA in FT%, and hits 2 here to make it 38-22 SAS.

Bill Oram

And in the house where "IDM" was coined. RT @Janis Carr: Will Nick Young ditch those arm sleeves along with his shoes at halftime? #letshope

Steve Nash

The kid's already got a better repertoire than his old man... instagram.com/p/yODKocg5BC/

Janis Carr

Will Nick Young ditch those arm sleeves along with his shoes at halftime? #letshope

Gary Lee

Lakers are down by 19, but at least "WOOOOOO!" girl isn't in the arena.

Mike Trudell

The Spurs aren't messing around tonight, up 35-15 after a pretty reverse layup from Ginobili. LAL at 26% FG's.

Mike Trudell

Nick Young came in and gave LAL a lift, hitting 2 of 3 FG's plus 2 FT's, but other than he and Clarkson, rest of the team went 1 for 14.

Janis Carr

Not sure divine intervention is going to help RT @ABaptist27: Please help the Lakers @God.

Gary Lee

At the end of 1, Lakers trail 31-15 to the Spurs in San Antonio as only three (Nick Young, Jordan Clarkson and Robert Sacre) have scored.

Gary Lee

Lakers are wearing their Hollywood Nights jerseys with short sleeves, but Nick Young is making a fashion statement with long sleeves.

Bill Oram

Does Aaron Baynes look like Kevin Durant all the time? Or just against the Lakers?

Gary Lee

Nick Young is wearing sleeves on both arms. Because, 40 shots tonight.

Mike Bresnahan

Oh boy. The Spurs coyote mascot just made a "deflated ball" joke during the timeout.

Mike Trudell

Other than Jordan Clarkson (3 for 4), the Lakers are 1 for 12 from the field. That's 4 for 1 overall, 25%. Spurs up 21-8.

Gary Lee

Jeremy Lin is on pace for his first DNP of the season as Ronnie Price checks in for #TheFuture, Jordan Clarkson.

Bill Oram

Was interviewing Robert Sacre before the game and Boozer interjected, "Put a few 'Holdats' in there!"

Beto Duran

In guayabera "@buggana: @Beto Duran on abc7 the "man of the people" http://t.co/q19z8L2qcP"

Kevin Ding

Jeremy Lin looks like he's in line for a DNP-CD tonight.

Mike Trudell

Ronnie Price checks in at the 3:15 mark, replacing Jordan Clarkson (6 points, 2 boards). Young, Boozer, Davis also on the court.

Bill Oram

First PG off the bench is Ronnie Price. Wither Jeremy Lin.

Mike Trudell

Jordan Clarkson has 6 points on 3 of 4 FG's early, with a jumper and two finishes close to the bucket. Looking pretty good early.

Gary Lee

I don't understand why the Lakers continue to think the Sacre-Duncan matchup is a favorable one for them. Long story short, it's not.

Bill Oram

Talking Kobe on SLC radio earlier today. RT @GuntherandBen: Hear @Bill Oram here: bit.ly/1B1czdT

Gary Lee

Lakers have gone to Sacre at least three times with Tim Duncan guarding him. Supreme confidence, I see.

Mike Trudell

Robert Sacre got LAL's first frontcourt bucket, making it a 13-6 margin for the Spurs. Ginobili in for the defending champs.

Bill Oram

Word of the Lakers' starting lineup has spread. RT @Chris Vivlamore Jeff Teague and Ish Smith sharing laughs before the second half.

Ryan Ward

Spurs 13, Jordan Clarkson 4. That kind of game so far. #Lakers

Mike Trudell

The lefty spinner off glass was a particularly nice finish for the second round draft pick, Jordan Clarkson, thrown into the fire tonight.

Gary Lee

Jordan Clarkson with two straight buckets and is now #TheFuture.

Bill Oram

Jordan Clarkson with back-to-back buckets in his first career start. In his hometown. Lakers trail 9-4.

Mike Trudell

LAL's first bucket is a nice pull-up J from Clarkson between a couple of Spurs, and he followed w/a tough lefty finish in transition.

Gary Lee

Three minutes into the game, the Lakers haven't made a basket and trail 9-0.

Mike Trudell

It's quickly a 9-0 Spurs lead, 4 of 5 FG's for the home team and LAL going 0 for 5 with 2 TO's.

Mike Trudell

Tough game for LAL to be so young and new in the line up, w/t Spurs coming off a blowout last night, plus beating SAS last time here.

Bill Oram

The Lakers did not score in the first 24 seconds. The remaining 47:36 remains a mystery

Mike Trudell

In Jordan Clarkson's debut near his hometown, priority No. 1 is trying to contain Tony Parker. On O, coaches want him to get LAL in sets.

Gary Lee

Robert Sacre, who is starting, scores the first basket. Unfortunately for him, it was after a 24 second shot clock violation.

Kevin Ding

Lakers start the game here in San Antonio with a shot-clock violation as an apparent way to honor Kobe.

Beto Duran

Ooof "@TWCDeportes: Titulares @Rodrigo Azurmendi: Clarkson, Ellington, Sacre, Hill y Kelly. #NuevaEraEnLakerlandia http://t.co/x926Uq6nVu"

Gary Lee

Lakers Basketball, #FlashbackFriday http://t.co/QMNDk8nAg7

Bill Oram

Pop derided the practice of teams sending promotional materials in hopes gainin ASG votes for players. "Such pandering is embarrassing."

Beto Duran

Awesome "@tlex300: @Beto Duran What nationality are you B?"

Arash Markazi

Lakers going with a starting line-up of Jordan Clarkson, Wayne Ellington, Ryan Kelly, Jordan Hill and Robert Sacre. #WhyNot #TeamTank

Ramona Shelburne

Excited to join @SarahSpain and @ESPNPrim Saturday morning as they debut their slamming new radio show on @espnradio ftw.usatoday.com/2015/01/espn-r…

Bill Oram

Pop said genetics, body make up a factor in Kobe's resilience over the years. "Some of us pass away early and some live until they’re 104."

Bill Oram

Pop: "I can think of a lot of shots Kobe’s made that’s basically knocked us out. And in an odd, weird sort of way, I still enjoy it."

Ramona Shelburne

More I think on it, I just really can't believe the reigning MVP @Kevin Durant isn't starting the All Star game.

Kevin Ding

TNT just dropped Knicks-Lakers on March 12 in favor of Grizzlies-Wizards. (ESPN already dropped Knicks-Lakers on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1.)

Gary Lee

There haven't been a lot of moments this season, but here's my favorite one. vine.co/v/O6HJn7mWrFt

Bill Oram

Jordan Clarkson was studying Spurs film on a laptop in the locker room. Pretty sure knows this opponent *pretty* well

Kevin Ding

I cited the need for Lakers to move forward away from deferring to Kobe ASAP in light of his latest injury: bleacherreport.com/articles/23394…

Kevin Ding

Ryan Kelly gets a bad rap from a lot of fans, but he has legit potential for a long career in this league in a certain role.

Kevin Ding

Sacre is only starting at center because Black is hurt, btw. Starting Clarkson over Lin is another bad sign for Lin with Byron.

Kevin Ding

Byron revamping starting lineup can be viewed as tanking, but it makes sense to evaluate guys like Kelly/Clarkson/Black for possible future.

Ryan Ward

Not sure how Gregg Popovich plans to start, but some of these matchups could be rough: Parker/Clarkson, Leonard/Kelly and Sacre/Duncan

Beto Duran

Pippen in Lakers gear? How? Where? "@jdeez: #GettyFinds http://t.co/Bt3YJNNmk7"

Beto Duran

Lakers rookie @Jordan Clarkson gets his 1st NBA start & filipino fans saying "Mahal kita" to Byron Scott. #Kuya

Ryan Ward

Jordan Clarkson gets his first start in the NBA for the Lakers in his hometown. Rookie was born in San Antonio on June 7, 1992. #Lakers

Gary Lee

JORDAN CLARKSON ERA BEGINS. JORDAN CLARKSON ERA BEGINS. JORDAN CLARKSON ERA BEGINS. JORDAN CLARKSON ERA BEGINS. http://t.co/uw1JSjbtRS

Bill Oram

So who’s first PG off bench for Lakers? Price? Lin? “I don’t know yet…going by the seat of my pants.” — Byron Scott

Gary Lee

Byron Scott makes another change to the Lakers starting lineup. Check out who will start against the Spurs. lakersnation.com/lakers-news-by…

Bill Oram

Jordan Clarkson’s first start comes vs Tony Parker and defending champs. In his hometown. “Hope he got some rest last night,” Byron said.

Mike Bresnahan

Sacre and Ryan Kelly will start alongside Jordan Hill in the Lakers' frontcourt vs. San Antonio.

Arash Markazi

Watching #KeepersOfTheStreak on ESPN, thinking of all the great photographers I was lucky enough to work with at SI. http://t.co/nzShXDSipy

Ryan Ward

Apparently Jordan Hill is STILL in the starting lineup, according to @Mike Trudell Starters: Clarkson, Ellington, Kelly, Hill and Sacre.

Mike Bresnahan

Rookie Jordan Clarkson will start for the Lakers tonight.

Mike Trudell

New Lakers line up tonight: Jordan Clarkson, Wayne Ellington, Ryan Kelly, Jordan Hill and Robert Sacre. Scott wants to see what he has.

Ryan Ward

Interesting change to the starting lineup: Jordan Clarkson, Wayne Ellington, Ryan Kelly, Ed Davis and Robert Sacre, via @Mark Medina

Bill Oram

Jordan Clarkson is starting at point tonight. Rest of new lineup: Wayne Ellington, Ryan Kelly, Robert Sacre, Jordan Hill.

Mike Bresnahan

Popovich on Kobe: "I can think of a lot of shots Kobe made that's basically knocked us out. In an odd, weird sort of way, I still enjoy it."

Mike Trudell

Asked Popovich if Duncan were still the most important Spur despite emergence of other players over the years. Answer, in short, is yes.

Bill Oram

Popovich on Kobe’s injury: “It’s a loss for the league, for fans, for all of us.“

Mike Trudell

Gregg Popovich on Kobe Bryant's injury: "It's a loss for the league, for fans, for all of us."

Janis Carr

Uh....RT @Ben Bolch: @Janis Carr I wouldn't do something like that, would i? Hmm...maybe don't answer.

Kevin Ding

Problem is shoulder will not get meaningfully better without surgery. So, as Kobe said about something else recently, lesser of two evils.

Kevin Ding

Kobe has not decided to have the surgery. He might even take more time to decide after seeing another doctor Monday.

Beto Duran

Oh ya "@Duane_McDonald: M's new alternates= sharp. A+. RT @Mariners: So fresh. So clean. Plus, stirrups! vine.co/v/OIQ0vHwjAxE"

Bill Oram

Byron Scott: “This is one of the toughest guys I’ve ever been around as far as dealing with injuries.” #Lakers #OCR http://t.co/ABeIRKm6tn

Gary Lee

If you missed this earlier, Pau Gasol talked about Kobe's latest shoulder injury and believes he'll fight through it. lakersnation.com/pau-gasol-on-k…

Janis Carr

Hmmm..the $300K of wine stolen from French Laundry found in Greensboro, NC. @Ben Bolch is from North Carolina ...just saying

Beto Duran

Ritchie! "@Mute_LA: @Beto Duran could've been worse, could've been Ricky Zuela"

Melissa Rohlin

Blake Griffin says Dahntay Jones and Austin Rivers good for Clippers latimes.com/sports/sportsn…

Beto Duran

Ya. Thats my new name. @Kdubblive knows "@Mute_LA: @Beto Duran sounded like he just called you Berto"

Beto Duran

Na. It's comedy "@erniielopez: @Beto Duran haters on twitter do bother you lol"

Bill Oram

Lakers confirm what everyone assumed: Surgery a possibility for Kobe Bryant's torn rotator cuff. ocregister.com/lakers/bryant-…

Kevin Ding

From @Pau Gasol on @Kobe Bryant: “He’ll continue to go, continue to fight through it." My column from Chicago: bleacherreport.com/articles/23396…

Arash Markazi

I'll leave the specifics to @DrRobertKlapper but with a torn rotator cuff in the shooting shoulder surgery is usually the recommended route.

Mike Bresnahan

Lakers announce that Bryant discussed surgery option with team doctors today. Monday is key day after consult with specialist ElAttrache.

Arash Markazi

The official injury update on Kobe Bryant from the Lakers. http://t.co/DDGZCkYpA7

Arash Markazi

Kobe Bryant's torn rotator cuff was confirmed by doctors but he won't make a decision on surgery until Monday.

Melissa Rohlin

Clippers to sign Dahntay Jones to another 10-day contract via @Brad Turner latimes.com/sports/sportsn…

Ryan Ward

If Kobe wants to be healthy and ready for next season, shoulder surgery will likely be the best route. 4-6 months to recover. #Lakers

Bill Oram

Official from Lakers: http://t.co/gbT4t1YsIx

Bill Oram

Lakers doctors confirm Kobe has torn rotator cuff. He has another appointment Monday to determine best of options, including surgery.

Ryan Ward

Officially a torn rotator cuff for Kobe Bryant. Team docs confirm. Surgery is an option. Decision on Kobe’s future will be made on Monday.

Mike Trudell

Among the options is surgery. Bryant is scheduled to be examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Monday, when a decision will be made.