Bill Oram

He's on the podium. Under. RT @_Brad_Schmidt: Over/under on F-bombs from @Kobe Bryant during post game is 2.5. What are you taking @Bill Oram?

Kamenetzky Brothers

Lakers reporting a fractured tibia for Randle. On his way to the hospital, don't know yet if he'll need surgery. BK

Ramona Shelburne

Julius Randle is undergoing X-rays right now, but team says suspicion is he has a broken leg as @Rachel__Nichols reported.

Gary Lee

Here’s video of Dwight Howard elbowing Kobe Bryant in the mouth and the five-time champion calling him “soft” after. lakersnation.com/video-kobe-elb…

Bill Oram

Bracing for what I expect to be an incredibly somber postgame locker room. 19-yo rookie suffers major injury in pro debut. Devastating.

Arash Markazi

Mychal Thompson has broken his leg before and that was his first thought when he saw Julius Randle go down and get carted off.

Mike Trudell

Murphy’s Law for injuries to LAL the last couple years. Kobe’s Achilles, Nash’s leg/back, 319 total games missed last year, now Randle.

Gary Lee

INSTANT RECAP: Julius Randle suffers a broken leg in the fourth quarter as the Lakers fall 108-90 to the Rockets. lakersnation.com/game-recap-jul…

Janis Carr

Miserable night comes to end for Lakers, 108-90.

Gary Lee

Lakers are down by 22, but all I care about is Julius Randle. Get well soon, #TheFuture.

Mike Trudell

Kobe stood next to a distraught Randle before he was carted off, hand on his shoulder, trying to keep his spirits up, to encourage him.

Mike Trudell

It was as somber a scene on the court as you'd expect with the talented rookie, surrounded by his teammates, in pain as he was carted off.

Mike Trudell

Nothing official on Julius Randle's injury yet from the team. Imagine he's getting X-rays in the back. Stay tuned for official update.

Kamenetzky Brothers

There was nothing more important about this season for LAL than Randle's development. Obviously that's put on hold for a while. BK

Kamenetzky Brothers

This is so depressing. AK RT @DuranSports: Randle's mom is in town for her son's 1st NBA game.

David Brickley

Don't want to say its a curse, but last time Lakers had a Top 10 pick....Andrew Bynum. Who is maybe the definition of injury.

Ramona Shelburne

Chilling scene here at Staples with Lakers rookie being carted off with what appears to be a serious leg injury.

Bill Oram

Twitterverse telling me TNT says Randle has a broken leg. No word from Lakers yet, but couldn't be worse news.

David Brickley

Mitch Kupchak said that the Lakers have to stay healthy to be competitive. Before Game 2 of the season, Nash out for year, Randle broken leg

Janis Carr

According to TV reports, Randle suffered a broken leg. No official word from Lakers though

Kamenetzky Brothers

TNT is reporting a broken leg for Julius Randle. Just horrible. I feel awful for the kid. AK

Ryan Ward

Broken leg for rookie Julius Randle.

Ryan Ward

I just can’t believe this. How does this happen time and time again? Definitely serious. Could be a ruptured Achilles tendon for Randle.

Janis Carr

Randle in obvious distress as they put him on the stretcher. Teammates hugging him, crowd cheers as he leaves court

Bill Oram

Now Jeanie is taking a selfie with a fan.

Mike Bresnahan

Randle's entire right leg is in an air cast as many of his teammates load him on to the stretcher.

Bill Oram

Kobe Bryant holding Julius Randle by the left hand as the rookie is being lifted onto a stretcher. This is a devastating scene.

Bill Oram

Jeanie Buss rubbing her forehead and visibly distraught as Julius Randle is being tended to by medical personnel. Stretcher out.

Ryan Ward

Just keeps getting worse and worse for the Lakers. Julius Randle in a lot of pain. Could be a severe injury. #Lakers

David Brickley

Julius Randle first game of his career. Looks like a major injury. This will be a long 82-games for Laker fans.

Janis Carr

Replays showed that Randle landed awkwardly after colliding with with 2 Rockets.

Kevin Ding

Lakers trainer Gary Vitti is looking at Randle's lower right leg and immobilizing it.

Mike Bresnahan

This is bad. They're taking the stretcher out for Randle after his collision with two Rockets players. Looks like lower leg injury.

Janis Carr

They just brought a stretcher to take Randle off the court. This cant be good. #badnightgettingworse #regnba

Kevin Ding

Julius Randle appears to have a serious injury. A stretcher is out on the court.

Ryan Ward

Not a good sign with Julius Randle going down. As @Kevin Ding suggests, same foot there was concern about after he was drafted by the Lakers.

Kamenetzky Brothers

Stretcher coming for Randle. BK

Mike Trudell

It's been several minutes now since Julius Randle went down, and he's yet to get up. Trainer Gary Vitti and several teammates around him.

Kevin Ding

Randle's right foot buckled just now as he tried to take off on a drive to the basket. That IS the foot there was debate about surgery.

Janis Carr

Uh-oh. Julius Randle on the court, holding his leg.

Gary Lee

PLEASE DON’T BE HURT, JULIUS RANDLE. PLEASE DON’T BE HURT.

Mike Trudell

Julius Randle appears to be hurt after falling on a drive to the hoop. He has yet to get up, holding his right leg.

Janis Carr

Crowd starting to file out of Staples. Drama over, game out of reach as Rockets lead, 101-75 with 6:46 left

Gary Lee

“I didn’t leave L.A. because I was afraid of Kobe Bryant” - Soft. lakersnation.com/dwight-howard-… http://t.co/8Ij6I5oc6a

Kevin Ding

Kobe and Dwight, by the way, did not shake hands before tip-off.

Bill Oram

Kobe Bryant comes out of the game, presumably bringing an end to his night. Line: 19 points, 3 rebs, 2 asts. 30 minutes.

Ryan Ward

Wish Kobe or Dwight was mic’d up on the court tonight. That would’ve been priceless! #Lakers

Kevin Ding

Kobe's down by 25 points. Dwight had just embarrassingly banked in a free throw. Good time to vent at each other.

Ryan Ward

I’m pretty sure Kobe was saying “Try me” to Dwight. Quite a few times. #Lakers

Mike Bresnahan

Kobe called for a personal foul, Dwight called for a flagrant and each of them gets a technical foul. Expensive play!

Janis Carr

After review, Kobe gets foul, Dwight gets Flagrant-1 foul and both hit with T's

Bill Oram

Keeping refs in business... Kobe gets personal foul, Dwight gets flagrant 1. Both get Ts.

Kevin Ding

After review, personal foul on Kobe. Flagrant one foul on Dwight. Double technicals.

Bill Oram

Others thought this as well. Could be. RT @nbaball_talk: @Bill Oram I thought he was saying "try me"

Janis Carr

Both get technical fouls. Lip readers are saying that Kobe called Dwight "soft"

Mike Trudell

Looks like Dwight caught Kobe in the chin with the elbow. Kobe said something, Howard talked trash back, Kobe responded.

Kamenetzky Brothers

And with this double technical, Kobe and Dwight finally get on the same page. AK

Ryan Ward

Dwight throwing those bows. Kobe wasn’t having it. Didn’t think we’d see this. #Lakers

Janis Carr

Kobe and Dwight jaw at each other after Kobe's elbow hits Dwights jaw. Kobe gets called for foul. Crowd not happy

Gary Lee

“SOFT” - KOBE BRYANT TALKING ABOUT DWIGHT HOWARD.

Mike Bresnahan

Crowd fired up again...all it took was Dwight swinging his elbows as Kobe pestered him. And Dwight pointing + yelling at Kobe. Entertaining.

Kevin Ding

Dwight elbows Kobe in the face, gets called for the foul, then barks at Kobe about it... Not a good look for Dwight with a 25-point lead.

Bill Oram

Replay shows Dwight caught Kobe in the chin with a left elbow.

Ryan Ward

Now things are getting interesting!! Kobe and Dwight going at it. #Lakers

Mike Trudell

Kobe and Howard just squared off a bit. Howard threw an elbow doing the "clear the rebound" thing, Kobe didn't like it.

Bill Oram

My lip reading skills put to the test: Kobe appears to be saying, "Drop it," over and over to Dwight.

Kamenetzky Brothers

LET'S GET CARLOS BOOZER HIS TRIPLE DOUBLE! BK #fantasyhoops

Mike Trudell

Howard almost cracked the backboard on his last FT. He's 4 for 12 on the evening. Has 10 points, 10 boards.

Janis Carr

Kobe back in with team down by 21. Comeback coming?

Mike Trudell

Kobe, Boozer and Lin back in at the 9:53 mark, next to Price and Davis. 91-70 HOU.

Gary Lee

Well, Kobe is back in the game...

Janis Carr

Prospective buyers? RT @gregbeacham: Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba and richest man in China, sitting next to Lakers' bench with Ari Emanuel.

Gary Lee

Lakers are down by 91-70 early in the fourth quarter and I hope Byron Scott doesn’t put Kobe back in. Save him for tomorrow.

Arash Markazi

Rockets 91, Lakers 70 with 9:53 left in the game. That's the largest lead of the game for Houston.

Janis Carr

Rockets lead is now 20 (90-70). Fans call for Kobe. Guess it could get worse.

Mike Trudell

We'll see how much Scott plays Kobe (27 minutes) here w/LAL down 20, 10:10 to go and LAL flying to PHX after the game for a back to back.

Gary Lee

ATTACK JASON TERRY, JULIUS RANDLE. DON’T PASS THE BALL.

Kamenetzky Brothers

Not “under” enough. AK MT @davidneiman: .@Kamenetzky Brothers Over/under on how many games pass before Davis, Randle are playing significant PT?

Arash Markazi

The fourth quarter starts with Ronnie Price, Jordan Clarkson, Xavier Henry, Julius Randle and Ed Davis on the floor for the Lakers.

John Ireland

What? You waited until the 4th qtr to tell me this? Let's switch seats RT @VeniceMase: @AllisonBJanney is right in front of me.

Arash Markazi

Rockets 85, Lakers 69. The third quarter ends with a Lakers fast break ending with a missed lay-up.

Janis Carr

Rockets lead, 85-69, after three qtrs. Lakers shooting 36.1 percent. Could be worse

Mike Trudell

After cutting HOU's lead to single digits, Harden's FT parade helped 'em back to an 85-69 edge as Henry's missed layup closes the 3rd.

Gary Lee

At the end of 3, Lakers trail 85-69 and Xavier Henry just missed a wide open layup. Check out the highlights so far. lakersnation.com/los-angeles-la…

Gary Lee

Yeah, I hate James Harden.

Arash Markazi

Rockets 81, Lakers 67 with 1:56 left in the third quarter. It could be worse considering the Lakers are shooting 37.9% from the field.

Gary Lee

Considering how poorly the Lakers are playing, they’re still hanging around and only down 11 late in the third.

Mike Bresnahan

If the Lakers want to get back into this thing, they'll need more from Lin...he has 4 points on 1-for-4 shooting in 23 mins.

Mike Trudell

Rookie Julius Randle's been a bit tentative, but he was early in preseason too before heating up, and has played better later in games.

Mike Trudell

Completely unrelated but still gonna tweet: Chandler Parsons 2 for 10 for DAL, 5 points. Trevor Ariza now 5 for 8 (all 3's) for 16 points.

Mike Trudell

Lin to Davis was among LAL's best features this preseason, and nets another layup here as LAL gets back within 9. Lin up to 4 dimes.

Kamenetzky Brothers

That sequence is why I don't think teams will end up doubling Kobe that much. Makes it too easy for others to get clean looks. BK

Janis Carr

Kobe has played 24 minutes so far and still is on the floor with four fouls and Lakers down by 11. Why?

Kamenetzky Brothers

Just like Byron drew it up. AK

Mike Trudell

LAL wings taking James Harden bait every time he drives. Have to know he's searching for contact first. Now 12 of 12 FT's, HOU back up 12.

Gary Lee

Midway through 3, Lakers cut the lead down to 69-59 and have only given up seven points. Check out the highlights. lakersnation.com/los-angeles-la…

Mike Trudell

It was 62-45 at halftime ... it's now 66-59 with a 14-4 spurt for the home team. Lin's leading the charge on offense.