Beto Duran

Wish a Feliz Cumpleaños to homie @Arash Markazi International Man Of Mystery.

Beto Duran

Wow! Can I get a blackjack! "@chrisfino: DeAndre Jordan is averaging 20.4 rebounds per game over the past five games. #NoBigDeal"

Gary Lee

“Coach is letting me go a little more” - Jeremy Lin on his improved play. lakersnation.com/jeremy-lin-on-… http://t.co/sEu5jG4X4y

Bill Oram

Sports are cruel. But never more so than when you get sent to Sioux Falls after getting traded to Miami. Hang in there, Zoran.

Bill Oram

Best I can tell, there is no easy way to get from Charlotte to Miami on @united. I wish @Mark Medina and @Mike Bresnahan well.

Beto Duran

Dodgers 1st spring training game today on @SportsNetLA. http://t.co/d0ZUCyC9Js

Beto Duran

Gas! "@AlcalaFernando: .@RealKingFelix throws live BP to #Mariners prospects this morning. #SorryKids #MarinersST http://t.co/9x24xudazN"

Kamenetzky Brothers

We’ll be on @taketwo (@kpcc) talking Phil Jackson’s bad coaching tree, LeBron, Kentucky hoops, NFL & more. 9:40 am PT. Listen up!

Kevin Ding

Dream 2012 Lakers scenario: Phil instead of D'Antoni to coach Dwight/Kobe/Pau--with Steve Kerr as anointed successor. bleacherreport.com/articles/23840…

Gary Lee

Kevin Love, Rajon Rondo and Greg Monroe ‘willing to meet’ Lakers in FA. lakersnation.com/lakers-rumors-… http://t.co/Cd6mAFzmuO

Beto Duran

I confirm I will win! "@lamarathon: Confirm your registration & view your bib number here: bit.ly/1w35zRt" #BetoRunsLA

Arash Markazi

Fun Fact: March 4th is the only day of the year that is also a command.

Beto Duran

It's been real @BWWings. Wish you the best. #NeverAgain #Ouch

Beto Duran

Not waiters fault this time. Juan was a pro. 20% "@luislopez828: @Beto Duran so what do you tip when you get bad service Beto???"

Beto Duran

Yup @BWWings the bill came out asap! Still no water but its cool. We are in a drought

Beto Duran

11:22pm. Packed bar & @BWWings Torrance/Del Amo that closes at midnight turns off the TV's. #Help http://t.co/Lz6VmoMrS3

Beto Duran

Ok ok @BWWings Torrance/Del Amo only took 9 minutes for round 2 to arrive. My @TWCDeportes coworkers say thanks. #Help

Beto Duran

Yo @BWWings Torrance/Del Amo. I understand your system is "broken" but can I get a water? #Help

Beto Duran

Yo @BWWings Torrance. It's cool. Don't need plates or napkins. #Help

Beto Duran

Yo @BWWings Torrance. 16 minutes to get a beer. 1 server for a packed room. Cmon step it up! Juan needs help!

Mike Trudell

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

Mike Trudell

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.

Mike Trudell

LAL are just 1-9 on the 2nd night of back-to-backs this season (game at Miami on Wednesday).

Ben Bolch

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.

Ben Bolch

Northwestern-Michigan, folks. WHAT IS THE UPDATE???

Ben Bolch

Ok someone please live tweet me double OT between Northwestern and Michigan...

Ben Bolch

Has Northwestern had one basketball moment to savor since that NIT victory over DePaul in 1994? I mean, really.

Ben Bolch

Was ready to anoint Northwestern basketball great and exciting...and then I saw a typical collapse against Michigan.

Kamenetzky Brothers

Ride or die. AK RT @jonahkeri: Fun fact: Derek Jeter is currently owned in 1.4% of ESPN fantasy leagues.

Kevin Ding

Some video thoughts from earlier about whether a rising Jeremy Lin could still have a future in L.A.: bleacherreport.com/articles/23837…

Mike Trudell

Running Diary from LAL's loss in Charlotte: on.nba.com/1DJfLfu Lin and Clarkson combined for 42 points and 12 assists.

Gary Lee

Lakers fall short against the Hornets in Charlotte - INSTANT RECAP - lakersnation.com/game-recap-lak…

Mike Trudell

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.

Gary Lee

Impressive performances from Clarkson and Lin tonight. Rookie has 19 points, 4 assists. Lin w/ 20 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds and 2 steals

Bill Oram

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.

Mike Trudell

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.

Mike Trudell

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.

Bill Oram

Chief among the things I've learned by following this game from L.A.: @John Ireland has remarkable diction.

Bill Oram

Good spirits all around. RT @5075Ileana: @Bill Oram at this point, a bottle of Tequila!

Bill Oram

I really enjoyed covering the 2012-13 Utah Jazz. How is it for you, @Rick Bonnell?

Mike Trudell

Mo Williams, who has 13 assists tonight, just hit a big 3 with 1 minute to play. CHA up 98-92.

Mike Trudell

MKG missed 2 FT's, so it's LAL ball, down 3, 1:36 to play. Lin, Clarkson, Johnson, Ellington and Hill.

Bill Oram

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

Mike Trudell

A pretty move by Clarkson around excellent defender MKG gets LAL back within 3 with 1:46 and counting. The rookie has 17 points.

Ben Bolch

Fun NBA beat writers definitely aren't in North Carolina. God forbid you try to be irreverent with them.

Mike Trudell

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.

Mike Trudell

Scott is sticking with his offensive hot hand (Lin) while still getting Clarkson in for crunch time, as Johnson sits, Ellington to the 3.

Ben Bolch

The two most fun NBA beat writers to hang with are in...Utah??? LOL.

Ben Bolch

There's a show called Octonauts where one catchphrase is "Creature Report! Creature Report!" Wondering if Howard Beck gets kick out of it.

Gary Lee

Second straight game with 8 assists for Jeremy Lin. Third straight with 6 or more. Stepping up.

Mike Trudell

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.

Mike Trudell

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.

Ben Bolch

I have decided my ultimate ambition is to cover Jazz just so I can hang with @Jody Genessy and @Aaron Falk.

Kamenetzky Brothers

Early birds! Be sure to check out @Kdubblive & @TravisRodgers on @ESPNLosAngeles from 5-7 am PT on air then 7-9 on the stream. AK

Mike Trudell

Lance Stephenson got benched in favor of Jeffery Taylor, who finished a driving dunk through traffic plus the foul. CHA back up 4.

Mike Trudell

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.

Mike Trudell

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.

Beto Duran

Snapchat "Betovision". Just saying. Do it http://t.co/wG0BVHBify

Gary Lee

Jordan Clarkson hits another jumper. Improves his total to 15 on the night. Career-high is 22 points.

Gary Lee

Lakers chipping away at the lead. LA pulls within five after two free throws from @Ryan Kelly

Gary Lee

Pretty jump hook by @Jordan Clarkson - Rookie tied with @MisterCBooz for a team-high 13 points right now. Lakers down 13

Kamenetzky Brothers

We’ve seen it. Good movie. AK RT @TheDrewDoc: Want to know what @Baron Davis has been up to? ow.ly/JTOxT #TheDrewDoc

Mike Trudell

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.

Mike Trudell

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.

Gary Lee

Hornets in control. 11-point lead. Classic 3rd qtr meltdown for LA.

Mike Trudell

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.

Gary Lee

Charlotte hitting their stride in the second half. Extend the lead to 7. Lakers look lifeless.

Gary Lee

Lakers looking awful right now. Ball stopping. No one moving. Empty possession after empty possession. Hornets up by five, 57-52

Gary Lee

Hornets get off to a quick start to the 3rd quarter with Zeller driving to the basket uncontested for the dunk. SMH.

Mike Trudell

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.

Mike Trudell

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.

Mike Trudell

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.

Beto Duran

Los Bukis "@PhilHecken: Los Bucks http://t.co/VXmRii359K (via @SoCalMindset @Milwaukee Bucks)"

Gary Lee

That’s probably the worst shot I’ve ever seen Wayne Ellington take… Damn!

Mike Trudell

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.

Gary Lee

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!

Mike Trudell

Rough start for Jordan Hill, who's 0 for 5 taking exclusively jumpers, nothing inside 11 feet so far. CHA up 38-34.

Mike Trudell

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.

Mike Trudell

Charlotte's athletic bench (Stevenson, Biyombo, Roberts) plus MKG has given LAL problems. Lakers haven't scored through 3 2nd Q minutes.

Gary Lee

A few bad possessions for the Lakers to start the second quarter. Hornets take the lead, 32-30.

Mike Trudell

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.

Mike Trudell

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.

Gary Lee

Jordan Clarkson and Jeremy Lin clicking while on the floor at the same time. Clarkson w/ 7 and Lin w/ 5.

Mike Trudell

Jordan Clarkson's athleticism pays off in such ways: he can attack the offensive glass and still get back in transition.

Mike Trudell

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.

Gary Lee

Despite a 7-0 start, the Hornets have tied the game, 14-14. Every Lakers starter has scored except for Carlos Boozer.

Mike Trudell

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.

Mike Bresnahan

MT @Eric Pincus: Speculatively, I think they add a guard on 10-day, perhaps from D-Fenders (Jabari Brown, Jamaal Franklin, Vander Blue)

Ben Bolch

Lakers could go to 160 players at this point. What's the difference?

Gary Lee

Wayne Ellington in a groove early. The UNC product already with 5. Lakers up, 9-4.

Mike Trudell

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.

Mike Trudell

Boozer/Kelly for Duke vs. Ellington/Davis (plus Jamison and @James Worthy in studio) for UNC. My tie's closer to Carolina blue tonight.

Mike Trudell

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.

Gary Lee

#LakersBasketball, Thank You. http://t.co/U8At8TDJa5

Ben Bolch

I hope Nuggets hire @VinnyDHoops just so I can ask him more Jim Valvano/N.C. State questions.

Ben Bolch

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%.

Kevin Ding

B-Shaw's firing offers new context for quality of jobs, Phil's coaching tree and the Lakers' past. My column: bleacherreport.com/articles/23840…

Ben Bolch

Prediction: DeAndre Jordan will be Western Conference player of month for February. Please, someone don't tell me it's already been awarded.