Bill Oram

Wesley Johnson just registered a dunk over Carrick Felix that I suspect will get replayed as much as Xavier Henry's slam on Jeff Withey.

Gary Lee

MR. WES IS IN THE BUILDING. AIN’T NO QUESTION WHO ABOUT TO KILL ‘EM.

Mike Trudell

Terrific perimeter defense from Ronnie Price tonight, and it just led to another steal. Johnson dunked again in transition, LAL up 65-62.

Ryan Ward

Carlos Boozer stats: 19 points, 8 rebounds and 6 steals. SOLID! #Lakers

Gary Lee

2006 CARLOS BOOZER IS ON THE LAKERS RIGHT NOW. This could quickly change, though.

Mike Trudell

Boozer also just notched his 5th steal. Utah has 19 turnovers. Byron Scott has at least something to by pleased w/defensively there.

Mike Trudell

Carlos Boozer's had his best game of the preseason: 17 points on 5 of 11 FG's with 8 boards in 24 minutes.

Janis Carr

Not to take away anything from Lakers, but as @shahanLA points out this is 3rd game in 4 days for Jazz. Weariness starting to show

Gary Lee

What a fantastic tweet by me earlier. RT @Gary Lee: KOBE FINALLY RETURNS. THE COMEBACK BEGINS.

Ryan Ward

Fun to watch when the Lakers are engaged defensively. Hopefully they can keep it up. #Lakers

Arash Markazi

Monster dunk by Wesley Johnson and Lakers fans finally have something to cheer about. Lakers 61, Jazz 57 with 5:26 left in the 3rd quarter.

Gary Lee

LAKERS LEAD! THEY LEAD! THEY LEAD 61-57!

Mike Trudell

It's a 23-3 run after Wesley Johnson got yet another steal and converted a tomahawk on the other end. LAL up 61-57.

Bill Oram

Lakers have opened the third quarter on a 19-3 run and lead 59-57.

Mike Bresnahan

Lakers play a little defense and get back into this game. And, of course, there's Kobe's 21 points in 22 mins.

Arash Markazi

The Jazz expected the Lakers to roll over like they did on Thursday. No dice. They're fighting back tonight.

Ryan Ward

Lakers finally decided to wake up. Tie it up at 57. 25-5 run. #Lakers

Gary Lee

After trailing by 22, it’s all tied up at 57 and the Lakers are playing with an energy we’ve all been waiting for. lakersnation.com/los-angeles-la…

Mike Trudell

Utah has 7 of their 17 turnovers in the last 5 minutes and 30 seconds. Boozer has 4 steals, and Price/Kobe have been in passing lanes.

Janis Carr

Who are these guys in purple and gold? Stu wants to know whether this is the right score after Johnson ties the game on layup

Arash Markazi

Don't look now but it's Lakers 57, Jazz 57 with 6:31 left in the 3rd quarter. The Lakers were down 22 points in the 2nd quarter.

Mike Trudell

Tie game. Down 54-38 at the half, it's now a 57-all tie after another steal and Johnson transition layup w/6:31 to play in the 3rd.

Gary Lee

IT’S A TIE GAME! HYFR.

Gary Lee

Ronnie Price — Lakers’ point guard of the future. At age 31.

Mike Trudell

LAL's run became 20-2 on a Kobe baseline fadeaway before Kanter finally stopped the run, but Price's and-1 answer cut the lead to 4.

Gary Lee

Not sure if this is real life because the Lakers are actually playing defense. About damn time.

Mike Trudell

It's an 18-3 run for LAL now, (55-48 Jazz). The intensity has gotten better on defense, and in this Q, Hayward resting for Utah has helped.

Mike Trudell

LAL have as many assists in the first 3 minutes of the 3rd Q as they did in the 1st half (3).

Gary Lee

Kobe made a wide open three when he should have taken another dribble to take a long two instead. Wonder how Byron feels about this.

Mike Trudell

A Boozer steal led to a transition chance for LAL, and Kobe pulled up for a 3 (his 3rd) to cut Utah's lead to 9. Kobe has 19. 16-3 LAL run.

Gary Lee

HEY, LAKERS ARE ONLY DOWN BY NINE.

Mike Trudell

Exum-Burks-Hood-Kanter-Gobert starts the 2nd half for Utah. Same group for LAL. Deficit is 12 after a 5-1 Lakers start.

Gary Lee

I was hoping Quin Snyder would put Dahntay Jones in at the same time as Kobe, but he’s a smart coach.

Gary Lee

You said it, not me. RT @AngieChungY: This game is awful to watch

Kamenetzky Brothers

I suspect we'll get a lot of mileage out of the following this season: liveleak.com/view?i=273_135… BK #crabjuice

Mike Trudell

LAL trail 54-38 at the half. Kobe continues to be almost the lone bright spot, w/15 points, though he needed 15 FGA's to get there.

Gary Lee

At the half, the Lakers trail 54-38 and Kobe has 15 points. Tough to watch, but check out the highlights so far. lakersnation.com/los-angeles-la…

Bill Oram

Halftime: Jazz 54, Lakers 38.

Janis Carr

Wait, Kobe passed the ball? And Boozer missed the dunk. Sigh

Arash Markazi

I saw Ray Charles play at an old casino in Laughlin before he passed. It was cool and depressing. Kind of like watching Kobe on this team.

Gary Lee

I TAKE BACK MY TWEET. CARLOS BOOZER JUST MISSED RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE RIM.

Gary Lee

I never thought I’d tweet this, but Carlos Boozer has had a solid first half — 7 points, 3 rebounds and 3 steals.

Mike Trudell

The latest Jazz player to get a shot at defending Kobe is Carrick Felix, who bit on Kobe's pump fake ahead of an and-1. Bryant has 15.

Arash Markazi

Jazz 52, Lakers 30 with 2:20 left in the 2nd quarter.

Mike Trudell

Kobe's 2nd 3-pointer got him up to 12 points, but LAL's defense continues to struggle, with Alec Burks reaching 13 points to put Utah up 20.

Bill Oram

Two 3s for Kobe. He has more tonight than Lakers had in last two games combined. (I also could have sent this tweet after his first 3)

Kamenetzky Brothers

That looked like one of those drills where teams play offense against big orange cones. BK

Gary Lee

Another difficult game to watch, but nice behind-the-back pass from Kobe to Boozer, who finished strong at the rim.

Janis Carr

Wishful thinking? RT @LakeShowLive: At this rate, Jim Buss WILL step down in a year or two. #LosingIsWinning

Mike Trudell

A rare highlight play tonight came from Kobe, who wrapped a pass around his back after penetrating the defense to get Boozer a layup.

Kamenetzky Brothers

Kobe’s slick like that. AK

Mike Bresnahan

This doesn't feel like a surprise, but the Lakers trail Utah, 43-25. It's just past the midpoint of the second quarter.

Gary Lee

Midway through 2, Lakers trail 43-25. Kobe just took and made a three (!!!), so check out the highlights so far. lakersnation.com/los-angeles-la…

Mike Trudell

After Kobe hit a long 3, Randle made a nice move to get into the paint … only for Rudy Gobert to swat it away. Utah up 43-25.

Gary Lee

BREAKING: LAKERS FINALLY TOOK AND MADE A THREE.

Janis Carr

Wait, was that a 3-pointer? By Kobe?

Bill Oram

Kobe just buried a 3 from distance. Not sure we'll see a lot of those, but it breaks a 13 quarter streak for the Lakers without one.

Gary Lee

KOBE FINALLY RETURNS. THE COMEBACK BEGINS.

Mike Trudell

Wayne Ellington's 0 for 6 from the field (LAL 8 for 30) in part because he's playing PG, which he's never done in his life.

Kamenetzky Brothers

Randle is really struggling in space defensively. BK

Gary Lee

I’ve made the same amount of shots as Wayne Ellington through 5.25 quarters: zero.

Gary Lee

If you’re watching the Lakers game on @TWCSportsNet, that Values.com commercial is fantastic. I can’t wait to watch it again.

Bill Oram

I'll loan you "As Good As It Gets" RT @Bernie Lee: We might not see Jack all year

Bill Oram

Unlikely point guards are a theme from last year: Kobe, Henry, Sacre, Meeks, Bazemore all saw minutes at PG* *Only one of these is a lie.

Bill Oram

Wayne Ellington has to play point guard because Steve Nash, Jeremy Lin and Keith Appling are hurt and Magic Johnson is retired.

Gary Lee

There’s a reason why the Jazz are letting you shoot that jumper, Robert Sacre.

Bill Oram

You guys, we've waited all summer for the Roscoe Smith/Dahntay Jones matchup.

Kamenetzky Brothers

There is reason to believe the Lakers 2nd unit could be effective when healthy. The third unit is less encouraging. BK

Mike Trudell

One issue is that LAL can't count on Nash, as Scott said pregame, but they do expect Lin to return soon from his ankle sprain.

Gary Lee

Can he play point guard? RT @Los Angeles Lakers: David Beckham decided to stop by and enjoy some preseason basketball. #GoLakers http://t.co/A2OpUFj5kE

Mike Trudell

Another rough quarter for LAL has Utah up 32-20 after 12 min. at Staples. No Lin or Nash isn't helping LAL (35% FG's) get good looks.

Gary Lee

At the end of 1, the Lakers trail 32-20. Lakers started off with good energy, so check out the highlights so far. lakersnation.com/los-angeles-la…

Gary Lee

Robert Sacre makes a jump hook, but when the offense is going through him… Yeah, I’ll stop there.

Bill Oram

Julius Randle checks in with 1:55 left in the first. Was more or less benched for second half the other night.

Mike Trudell

Robert Sacre's the first one at backup center tonight. Byron Scott said he's going to play both Sacre and Ed Davis in that spot.

Gary Lee

Wayne Ellington hasn’t made a shot since Thursday.

Gary Lee

STAPLES Center is playing Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off — Kobe’s response to ESPN. It’s a possibility.

Bill Oram

This Kobe/Hayward matchup goes back to the summer of '12, when Kobe led USA to Olympics & Hayward was on practice team. Been fun ever since

Gary Lee

Every time Jordan Hill makes a jump shot, I will tell you he took 1,000 shots during the off-season because Kobe told him to.

Mike Trudell

Kobe gambled off Gordon Hayward to try for a steal, and Hayward hit an open 3 as a result. Bryant answered w/a J, Utah up 20-15.

Gary Lee

Not looking at the box score, but my educated guess would be 0. RT @Ross_Gasmer12: @Gary Lee How many 3's for the team though?

Mike Trudell

Ronnie Price has been very solid, especially on D, but doesn't create shots for others like Jeremy Lin (ankle) will.

Gary Lee

Six minutes into the game, Kobe has taken six shots already. Fantastic shot-minutes ratio so far, but he’s only made one shot.

Mike Trudell

LAL haven't been much sharper than they started on Thursday in Anaheim. Utah's lead is 13-9 into the 1st time out. LAL 3 for 13 FG's (23%).

Bill Oram

Kobe appeared to get hacked pretty hard by Dante Exum on that turnover, but no call. Cue angry Kobe.

Mike Trudell

Wayne Ellington's (in now) trying to go through what Jodie Meeks took a full season to do, expand his game due to a plethora of injuries.

Mike Trudell

Kobe started 0 for 3 before hitting a turnaround J, with LAL trailing 11-9 early. FG struggles continue: LAL just 3 for 11 as a team.

Gary Lee

1 - Number of times Carlos Boozer has been blocked. Only two minutes into the game, though.

Mike Trudell

Always good to see Becks in the building. RT @DuranSports: David Beckham at Lakers preseason game.

Gary Lee

When Wes Johnson shoots, the rest of the Lakers run back to the defensive end. Not really.

Mike Trudell

The third offensive board in the first 2 minutes from Hill/Boozer results in Hill's put-back layup as LAL get off to a 3-0 start.

Kamenetzky Brothers

If Wes could start playmaking like that on an even semi-frequent basis, it would open up his game in a major way. AK

Gary Lee

Jordan Hill - 1, Jazz - 0.

Arash Markazi

While Landon Donovan plays his last regular season home game, David Beckham is at a Lakers preseason game. http://t.co/lMJipPAEt6

Gary Lee

Kobe & Co. running out of the Lakers tunnel instagram.com/p/uWx54oBRsf/

Arash Markazi

Kobe & Company http://t.co/wGMyAEm02p