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Matt Barnes: "There are things I do that sometimes deserve a tech. Saying, ‘He wasn’t shooting,’ that’s not a technical foul."
More Lin penetration into the paint got Ellington another 3 (he's 3 for 3 from distance) and the Lakers cap a 12-2 run to go up 91-88.
Matt Barnes on technicals: "I mean, this is just getting out of control, man. They’re just whistle-happy."
LAKERS LEAD. 9-0 RUN.
Doc Rivers said he might shake up second unit and try different players.
Better from Lin tonight: 4 of 4 FG's for 10 points w/4 assists and 5 boards in 15 min. Just fed Boozer, then scored himself to tie the game.
LINSANITY HAS ARRIVED.
Matt Barnes: "I got a tech for saying, ‘He’s not shooting the ball.’ Turk got a tech for saying, ‘That’s not a foul.’ "
One of Swaggy's 3's was changed to a 2 during the last time out. LAL deficit is 88-84 after Collison/Boozer exchange hoops.
Adding insult to ejection: Nick Young's three-pointer has been changed to a two-pointer after refs looked at courtside replays.
Maybe Lakers aren't dead. Ellington's 3 pulls them back to within three, 86-83.
Lin's dribble penetration got Ellington an open 3, which he knocked down, LAL's 10th to cut OKC's lead to 3. LAL at 49.2% FG's, 43.5% 3's.
Doc Rivers on second-unit's defense: "I mean, it was awful. I mean, first half, honest to God, I was looking for a write-in ballot for Nate.
OKC was up 70-68 when Westbrook went out … Thunder's bench built an 86-80 lead as he returns w/9:49 to play. Russ has 25 and 9 already.
Jeremy Lin with the crossover and jumper on Bobby Shmurda. That's all.
Lakers seem to be self-destructing
ROBERT SACRE WITH THE THUNDEROUS DUNK, BUT IT DOESN'T COUNT.
Young's elbow made contact with Adams, who missed both of the flagrant FT's. LAL trail 82-76, Young gone w/11 points in 15 minutes.
BALL DON'T LIE, STEVEN ADAMS.
Young ejected, obviously. Not the first time Adams has irritated an opponent. ... OKC 82, LAL 76 with 11:24 left.
Nick Young has been ejected.
Swaggy E(jection). AK
Nick Young has been ejected from the game for delivering a forearm to the throat of OKC center Steven Adams.
Nick Young has been ejected. Assessed a flagrant 2.
Nick Young hit with a flagrant 2 and has been ejected.
Nick Young with the forearm to Steve Adams' throat and Joey Crawford is one of the refs.
Nick Young is going to be ejected for a flagrant 2 foul.
Replay shows Nick Young caught Steven Adams in the throat with a forearm. This may not end well for Nick.
After hitting his 3rd triple of the night, Swaggy P didn't like some Steven Adams contact and shoved him off. Refs reviewing the play.
FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!
Nick Young with the forearm to Steven Adams' throat...
That Morrow 3 capped a 12-3 run for the Thunder. That Boozer pass, though...
Box score says Carlos Boozer has two assists, but he actually has three now.
That one hurts LAL. Boozer's turnover in the final second turned directly into a Morrow 3, and OKC leads 82-73 into the 4th Q.
CARLOS BOOZER PASSES THE BALL IN THE FINAL SECONDS OF THE THIRD QUARTER TO ANTHONY MORROW WHO MAKES THE THREE.
Carlos Boozer just giving points to the Thunder there.
Lakers didn't get Rajon Rondo, but keep an eye on Reggie Jackson. He's a restricted free agent this summer and looking for a starting job.
To Roberson's credit, after air-balling a FT, he came back and hit a 3 on the next trip. LAL down 73-70, 1:35 in the 3rd.
"AND ONE" - Carlos Boozer as his son, Robert Sacre cheers from the bench.
Carlos Boozer hasn't had many looks tonight, just 1 for 3 in his 14 minutes. He came in averaging 15.2 ppg in 5 games off the bench.
Kobe's 7th assist gets Wesley Johnson his 1st triple, and LAL's 7th in 19 attempts, to tie the game at 68 late in the 3rd.
Russell Westbrook is not nice.
Kobe's been off tonight, now 2 for 10 after consecutive misses, though he does have 6 assists. LAL down 64-63 after an Ed Davis dunk.
WHAT A BLOCK BY ED DAVIS.
"You're the best point guard in the NBA, not Ronnie Price" - Kevin Durant to Russell Westbrook, probably.
Wes Johnson 26.5 --> Activated.
Jordan Hill, who missed the last 2 days of practice w/an upper respiratory infection, has been a bit off at 2 for 6 FG's w/only 2 boards.
Lakers are on a 1-0 run to start the second half as they trail 52-51.
You may see a bigger or longer body (possibly Wesley Johnson) on Westbrook as the game goes on. LAL want to take away his post ups.
Clippers had 3 chances to tie on three-pointers on final possession but Jamal Crawford, J.J. Redick and CP3 all miss. Nuggets win, 109-106.
Final: Denver 109, Clippers 106.
Clippers were peeved that Matt Barnes was late coming over to timeout huddle while talking to refs.
The Amazing Sladek, an NBA halftime staple, is following us. Did Lakers/Pacers in Indy, here tonight. Sunday in Sacramento next?
After leading by as many as 11, LAL had trouble limiting Westbrook (21 points, 13 at the line) and trail 52-50 as a result.
Kobe's first field goal comes iwth 1:54 left in the first half. Lakers up 48-46
Kobe's been passing all half (game-high 5 assists) but just hit his 1st FG, a turnaround J in the paint.
Russell Westbrook just made his 13th free throw of the first half, giving him 17 points.
Crowd was pleased with an Ashton Kutcher-Mila Kunis kiss on the Kiss Cam. Meanwhile, Westbrook tied it at 44. 13 of his 17 pts at the line.
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis on the Kiss Cam at Lakers home game for 2016 free agent Kevin Durant's entertainment.
Doc Rivers calls timeout down 107-100 with 1:08 left. Drawing up a seven-point play?
Westbrook just continues to force his way into the paint, and has drawn a number of fouls, FT attempts 12 and 13 coming out of a time out.
If a foul is called and the player (Jordan Hill) hits both FT's after a block attempt, you can't do the Dikembe finger shake, Ibaka. Right?
Reggie Jackson's three ties the game at 42 because Ronnie Price has returned to the old Ronnie Price.
Reggie Jackson's heating up, hitting his 2nd 3 to tie the game up at 42. LAL had led by as many as 11.
Tie game after that Reggie Jackson 3. 42-42. Lakers led by as many as 11.
At 5:05 mark of second quarter, Kobe still scoreless. That should change as he heads to the line here.
OKC's been paying Kobe extra attention, limiting him to 0 points (0 for 3 FG's) w/3 assists, but giving his teammates plenty of open shots.
OKC starting to turn it on now. Cut the lead to 4 w/ 5:19 left in the half. Westbrook leads the Thunder with 13 points.
BOBBY SHMURDA DUNK.
A lot of talk at practice yesterday about Lakers seemingly being able to find focus and effort for top opponents. Lead OKC (no KD) 38-32.
Let me guess...airball?
Westbrook hasn't had his shot going, but he's been at the line repeatedly, already 9 for 9 to keep OKC within 6 at 38-32.
Clippers get a sixth technical foul of fourth quarter with a delay of game.