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If you’re wondering why ABC isn’t showing Lakers-Thunder yet, blame LeBron.
Bulls and Heat going to overtime, cutting into the Lakers and Thunder matchup for ESPN viewers. And the earth kept spinning.
One reason (aside from Johnson on Durant) Bazemore moves to the bench? May be tired. Played 278 min. in 9 games for LAL; 268 in 44 for GSW.
Hoping Staples crowd (maybe even Lakers) gives DFisher a great tribute, if this is indeed his LA appearance vs. Lakers. One of the good guys
At Mass today priest says he would give up the Lakers for lent, but seems he gave up on them at this time last year. Ouch.
Scott Brooks says that he's heard some of OKC's players talking about how they plan to convince Derek Fisher not to retire after this year
Brooks said Fisher is on the floor because it's warranted for how he's playing, not his leadership. Also: "His effort is perfect."
Brooks on Derek Fisher: "He has a great ability to lead and inspire his teammates ... guys respect him because of who he is."
Scott Brooks on KD/LeBron MVP race: "They're gonna be in that talk for the next 10 years probably."
Asked Scott Brooks how close Westbrook (missed 30 games) is: "His heart & desire trumps his conditioning. He just brings it every night."
No Jordan Hill or Nick Young today, both out with sore knees. Nash & Kobe remain out too, of course.
Ryan Kelly starts in this one coming off a 24-point, 11-board performance off the bench at Denver, his first career double-double.
Starting line up switch: Marshall, Meeks, Johnson, Kelly & Gasol. D'Antoni says Johnson moves to the 3 (Bazemore to bench) to guard KD.
Lakers will start Wes Johnson and Ryan Kelly in the front court. Bazemore to the bench.
I'll amend the "Sophie's Choice." Durant scores 82, D'Antoni is fired today. Durant scores under 82, MDA stays through 2015. Go. AK
Here's a "Sophie's Choice" for Laker fans: Durant scores 82. He'll pass Kobe, but I guarantee D'Antoni is fired today. AK
Thank you, Derek Fisher. http://t.co/m1k2H41wkr
Today is Derek Fisher's last game against the Lakers at Staples Center.
The Lakers are a 3-point shooting team now and two of the three best 3-point shooters since January are former Lakers (Fisher & Ariza).
Those good morning stats were brought to you by the good folks at the Elias Sports Bureau.
Derek Fisher is shooting .513 from three over his last 21 games. Only 2 players are better over that span: Trevor Ariza & Kyle Korver.
The Lakers have allowed at least 130 points in a game 5 times this season. That's more than they've had over the past 19 seasons combined.
The Lakers have allowed 130 or more points in each of their last three games. Over the last 23 seasons, only one other team has done that.
There have been only 3 seasons in which the Lakers finished with a losing record at home: 1957-58 (13-17), 1959-60 (9-13) & 1992-93 (20-21).
If the Lakers lose today they'll clinch a losing record at home for the 1st time since 1992-93 and the most home losses in a single season.
Don’t forget to move your clock one hour ahead. Why am I awake? Because I’m trying to rebuild the Lakers on NBA 2K.
"Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis. When I was dead broke, man I couldn’t picture this." Rest in Peace, Biggie Smalls.
Doc on suffering a letdown after the Lakers win: "What were we up for? I don’t understand the let down if you know what I mean."
Jamal Crawford didn't re-injure his left calf he just needs more to get it stronger.
Jamal Crawford said he returned too soon. Said he needs to get his left calf stronger. He'll miss Monday's game and he's day to day.
Daylight saving is tomorrow. One less hour of sleep. Great.
Conan the barbarian might be in my top 10 movies (the original).
FINAL: Clippers 109, Hawks 108.
Teague made one and missed one. Clippers ball with 1.2 seconds left.
Jeff Teague to the line for two game-tying free throws. He makes one. Clippers 109, Hawks 108 with 1.2 seconds left.
Scoreboard shows no time left, Clippers 109, Hawks 107 but there is a last second foul by Jordan on Jeff Teague. Replay time.
Blake Griffin misses two free throws that could have sealed the win.
Clippers 109, Hawks 107 with 47.1 seconds left. Hawks ball.
Clippers 107, Hawks 107 with 1:30 left.
Blake Griffin strong like bull. BK
For some reason the fans are booing Malcolm Smith. L.A. hasn't had an NFL team for 20 years. A local boy won the Super Bowl MVP. Odd.
Malcolm Smith says he's a Clippers fan and his favorite player is Jamal Crawford.
Clippers 88, Hawks 78 at the end of the 3rd quarter. Blake Griffin with 20 points. Chris Paul with 17 points and 10 assists.
Let's just say this officiating crew isn't having their best game of the season.
Doc Rivers said Crawford wouldn't play much tonight and he certainly hasn't. Not sure if he'll play in the 2nd half.
Jamal Crawford's left calf is heavily taped as he sits on the bench. He played 9:35 in the 1st half. Hasn't played in the 2nd half.
Hahaha it's even funnier when they start laughing during the show hahaha
This "love doctor" episode on Martin
Halftime: Hawks 58, Clippers 57. Matt Barnes 13 points. Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan with 10 points each.
daaamn, dook ain't play their walk on senior? lmao that's grimy.
It's a physical game in the paint tonight. The referees are letting them go at it down low. It feels like a Matt Barnes ejection type game.
0-0 at half. Exciting game. Somehow.
DeMarre Carroll and Blake Griffin are getting into it. Keep an eye out for that.
Watching soccer tonight? Nicky is having a GAME. Back line is making it necessary too.
The Hawks have hit 4-of-9 three-pointers. They hit 12-of-23 when they beat the Clippers Dec. 4. Hawks 41, Clippers 34 in the 2nd quarter.
Like I say, the post is your best defender
I'd think the Clippers getting out of giving Elton Brand a 5-year, $80 million deal was one of the better moves they made pre-CP3.
Elton Brand is happy for the Clippers but is quick to point out he had them in Game 7 of the 2nd round. Clippers have yet to go that far.
Jamal Crawford is checking into the game. He missed the last three games with a strained left calf.
Elton Brand checks into the game and gets booed by the Clippers crowd. Really? Still?
At StubHub Ctr to watch the local club take on the defending Western Conf champs in the MLS season opener. Sup SLC! http://t.co/L4rRribaSc
Dickie V, you were just added to the Romo list.
I understand why nobody likes Romo now.
When I asked Big Baby about the Clippers' title hopes he said “Its almost to the point of a supernatural belief. We’re starting to believe."
The kid Andrew Wiggins showed his heart today in a loss. Watch out.
only way to win AT dook, gotta expose their guard's one on one. lil Nate makin things happen