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Sports are cruel. But never more so than when you get sent to Sioux Falls after getting traded to Miami. Hang in there, Zoran.
Fun Fact: March 4th is the only day of the year that is also a command.
2/2: Jeremy Lin post All-Star splits (6 games): 18.0 ppg on 51.3% FG's + 35.0% 3's; 5.5 apg; 3.3 rpg; 1.3 spg; 28.2 mpg
1/2: Jeremy Lin before the All-Star break splits: 10.2 ppg on 42.6% FG's + 37.4% 3's; 4.6 apg; 2.4 rpg; 1.1 spg; 25.5 mpg.
LAL are just 1-9 on the 2nd night of back-to-backs this season (game at Miami on Wednesday).
Just told cabbie I knew he had duped me by taking Century Blvd. instead of Howard Hughes and now he's driving like Jeff Gordon.
Northwestern-Michigan, folks. WHAT IS THE UPDATE???
Ok someone please live tweet me double OT between Northwestern and Michigan...
Has Northwestern had one basketball moment to savor since that NIT victory over DePaul in 1994? I mean, really.
Was ready to anoint Northwestern basketball great and exciting...and then I saw a typical collapse against Michigan.
Final: Hornets 104, Lakers 103. Lin had 23, 8 and 6, Boozer 15 and 11 in 3 Q's. Mo Williams had 20 and 13 for Charlotte.
Impressive performances from Clarkson and Lin tonight. Rookie has 19 points, 4 assists. Lin w/ 20 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds and 2 steals
To hear Ireland enunciate "Ellington" is to watch Picasso in the blue period, to listen to Wynton on the horn, to see Astaire in a ballroom.
LAL got a driving bucket from Clarkson (19 points on 9 of 19 FG's) to cut it to 3 with 0:09.0 left. Time out Hornets.
CHA up 101-96 with 0:13.9 to play after Henderson missed the first, made the second FT. LAL advance the ball w/a T.O.
Mo Williams, who has 13 assists tonight, just hit a big 3 with 1 minute to play. CHA up 98-92.
MKG missed 2 FT's, so it's LAL ball, down 3, 1:36 to play. Lin, Clarkson, Johnson, Ellington and Hill.
Not on this road trip with the Lakers, but tuned into TWC in the final minutes. Let's just say it's easier to watch LAL w/ a martini on hand
A pretty move by Clarkson around excellent defender MKG gets LAL back within 3 with 1:46 and counting. The rookie has 17 points.
Fun NBA beat writers definitely aren't in North Carolina. God forbid you try to be irreverent with them.
LAL within 1 after 2 for 2 Ed Davis FT's, but MKG dunked on a Marvin Williams dime to make it 93-90 CHA with 3:11 to play.
Scott is sticking with his offensive hot hand (Lin) while still getting Clarkson in for crunch time, as Johnson sits, Ellington to the 3.
The two most fun NBA beat writers to hang with are in...Utah??? LOL.
There's a show called Octonauts where one catchphrase is "Creature Report! Creature Report!" Wondering if Howard Beck gets kick out of it.
Second straight game with 8 assists for Jeremy Lin. Third straight with 6 or more. Stepping up.
Lin bounced back from 2 early 4th TO's with a nice assist to get Johnson a dunk. That's 14 points, 8 dimes for Lin, +10 points for Johnson.
Lin had a terrific 6-assist, 0-turnover ratio in the 1st 3 Q's, but has 1 assist to 2 turnovers in the 4th. CHA leads 84-80, 6:50 to go.
Lance Stephenson got benched in favor of Jeffery Taylor, who finished a driving dunk through traffic plus the foul. CHA back up 4.
LAL start the 4th Q w/a bucket from Hill, his 1st FG, on Lin's 7th assist in his 19 minutes. Hill scored again the next trip, CHA lead at 2.
Same story of late for LAL: starters fall behind, bench (led by Lin/Davis) get them back into it. CHA leads 74-70 after 3 Q's.
Snapchat "Betovision". Just saying. Do it http://t.co/wG0BVHBify
Jordan Clarkson hits another jumper. Improves his total to 15 on the night. Career-high is 22 points.
Ellington's missed his last 5 FGA's after hitting his 1st two, and LAL have yet to hit a FG in the 3rd Q at the 6:35 mark. 16-5 CHA run.
An and-1 in transition from Cody Zeller pushed Charlotte's biggest lead to 11 at 64-53. Michael Kidd-Gilchrest is a game-best +19.
Hornets in control. 11-point lead. Classic 3rd qtr meltdown for LA.
A quick run has CHA up 59-52, their biggest lead of the game thus far. Mo Williams (10 points) joined Jefferson (13) in double figures.
Charlotte hitting their stride in the second half. Extend the lead to 7. Lakers look lifeless.
Lakers looking awful right now. Ball stopping. No one moving. Empty possession after empty possession. Hornets up by five, 57-52
Hornets get off to a quick start to the 3rd quarter with Zeller driving to the basket uncontested for the dunk. SMH.
A pretty floater from Jordan Clarkson tied the game at 50 heading into halftime. The rookie has 11 points with 3 assists to lead LAL.
Carlos Boozer's up to 10 points with 8 boards in his 16 minutes on 4 of 7 FG's and 2 of 2 FT's for LAL.
Al Jefferson is struggling tonight, at just 3 for 9 from the field, with LAL holding a 46-45 lead after a corner 3 from Gerald Henderson.
That’s probably the worst shot I’ve ever seen Wayne Ellington take… Damn!
Lin's been a problem for Charlotte, his 6th assist getting Davis his 2nd easy layup. It's a 42-38 LAL lead behind this 8-0 run.
Jeremy Lin putting up some stats in the first half. Only 11 mins off the bench: 5 points, 6 assists, 2 steals, a rebound & a block. Solid!
Rough start for Jordan Hill, who's 0 for 5 taking exclusively jumpers, nothing inside 11 feet so far. CHA up 38-34.
Boozer's bucket from Lin at the 9:00 mark is the first make after 5 2nd Q misses. CHA up 36-32 after Williams answered.
Charlotte's athletic bench (Stevenson, Biyombo, Roberts) plus MKG has given LAL problems. Lakers haven't scored through 3 2nd Q minutes.
A few bad possessions for the Lakers to start the second quarter. Hornets take the lead, 32-30.
LAL take a 30-27 lead into the 2nd Q, thanks in part to Clarkson's 9 points and 2 assists, plus 5 points and 3 dimes from Lin.
Jordan Clarkson's 3 gave LAL a 26-24 lead late in the first Q, answering a 7-0 Charlotte run behind MKG and Mo Williams.
Jordan Clarkson and Jeremy Lin clicking while on the floor at the same time. Clarkson w/ 7 and Lin w/ 5.
Jordan Clarkson's athleticism pays off in such ways: he can attack the offensive glass and still get back in transition.
Jeremy Lin quickly notches an assist and a 3, helping LAL take a 19-15 lead out of the first time out. Lin's been very effective of late.
Despite a 7-0 start, the Hornets have tied the game, 14-14. Every Lakers starter has scored except for Carlos Boozer.
Ryan Kelly's 3-pointer is LAL's 2nd, though it comes amidst 5 straight Hornets makes in a 14-12 LAL lead halfway through the 1st Q.
Lakers could go to 160 players at this point. What's the difference?
Wayne Ellington in a groove early. The UNC product already with 5. Lakers up, 9-4.
The 2009 NCAA Final Four's Outstanding Player, Wayne Ellington, is 2 for 2 early to give LAL a 9-2 edge over the Hornets.
Wayne Ellington was 1 for 8 from 3 last game, but just 150 miles away from his alma mater of UNC, he drills his 1st tonight in Charlotte.
I like to ask random questions, but DeAndre Jordan didn't get a kick out of me asking about Kim Hughes having coached him with worse FT%.
Prediction: DeAndre Jordan will be Western Conference player of month for February. Please, someone don't tell me it's already been awarded.