Mike Trudell

Byron Scott's letting Ellington stay in for extra PT as Young comes out to rest w/6 min. in the 2nd. Could still see Swaggy finish the Q.

Ryan Ward

Kobe and Lin back in the game with about 6 mins left in the half.

Mike Trudell

A big hammer in transition slams home for Ellington, who has 5 quick points early in the 2nd Q. 13 bench points for LAL.

Bill Oram

Ed Davis denies Ty Lawson on inbounds. Nuggets go full court, Davis gets back with block on Lawson. Don't remember Boozer doing that.

Mike Trudell

Foul trouble LAL were worrying about w/a shorthanded frontcourt could be an issue here. Both Davis/Hill have 2 PF's w/8 min. in the 2nd.

Gary Lee

I'd tag him for you if he had a Twitter, but he doesn't. RT @TheeCoreyH: Why hasn't anyone told Ronnie Price he can't shoot...

Ryan Ward

Lead now up to 6 after Ellington drained a 3. This unit doing surprisingly well. Helps that Denver is shooting 25%.

Mike Trudell

Wayne Ellington's 1st 3-pointer is the 2nd of the game, and puts LAL up 27-21, capping an 8-0 LAL run to start the 2nd Q.

Gary Lee

The "P" in Swaggy P stands for Price. RT @edalexport: @Gary Lee is no one gonna mention Ronnie Price's Swaggy-inspired haircut?

Mike Trudell

DEN is 0 for 10 from 3. LAL doing a better job of challenging 3's than Fri. in DAL (though DAL is better at getting open for 'em).

Ryan Ward

Lineup of Price, Ellington, Young, Wes & Sacre had me convinced Denver would take control. Wrong. Lakers now up by 3.

Mike Trudell

There's the #Swaggy3, forcing a Nuggets time out as @NickSwagyPYoung is up to 5 quick bench points leading LAL's O as Kobe rests.

Mike Trudell

LAL's biggest issue so far: 7 turnovers. DEN has used 'em to take 5 more FGA's and 4 more FTA's, though Young's 1st J tied the game at 21.

Gary Lee

At the end of 1, Lakers trail 21-19 to the Nuggets as Kobe has nine points on 4/7 shooting. Check out the highlights. lakersnation.com/los-angeles-la…

Mike Trudell

Ty Lawson scored easily in the paint to give DEN a 21-19 lead after the 1st. Kobe had 9P, 3R, 2A, Lawson 8P, 4A, 1R.

Mike Trudell

JaVale McGee's 3rd PF in 5 minutes comes as Robert Sacre gets around him on Kobe's FT miss, and earns more FT's. Mozgov sitting w/2.

Gary Lee

Kobe to Shaq. Three rings. Kobe to Pau. Two rings. Kobe to Sacre? Turnover.

Kamenetzky Brothers

Not that he was ever Kareem, but Sacre has totally devolved offensively this year. BK

Bill Oram

Kobe loving the Sacre connection a little too much. Turns it over as he tries to find cutting Sacre in paint.

Gary Lee

Not sure what's more rare -- Kobe giving up the ball to Sacre who actually made the jumper or Odell Beckham Jr.'s catch.

Bill Oram

Kobe and BShaw joking as play starts back up late in first quarter.

Mike Trudell

Nice start for Kobe tonight: 8 points on 4 of 7 FG's, 3 boards and 2 assists as his dish to Sacre makes it 17-15 LAL.

Mike Trudell

The Nuggets are shooting only 4 of 17 from the field (23.5%), yet LAL lead only by 2 at 15-13 w/3:13 in 1st. LAL at 40% FG's, w/3 TO's.

Ryan Ward

Outside of his last shot, Kobe’s jumper looking smooth tonight. 4-for-7 with 8 points so far.

Gary Lee

Incredible pass from Robert Sacre that hit the rim first and eventually found its way to Kobe for another jumper.

Laker Girls

The debut of our new uniform dress! -Kimberly #LGLivin http://t.co/Qg07RhMhkk

Mike Trudell

A deceptively quiet debut as a starter for Ed Davis, who had 2 boards and a point in his 6 minutes, as he was strong defensively.

Mike Trudell

McGee's in for Denver as Mozgov hits the pine. LAL starters still in at the 6 min. mark, though Young/Sacre are set to check in.

Gary Lee

Midway through 1, Lakers lead 11-6 as they're on a 7-0 run and Wes Johnson has two blocks. Good energy on both ends so far.

Mike Trudell

Lots of Wesley Johnson defense early on here: he has 2 blocks already, getting Afflalo at the rim and on the perimeter.

Mike Trudell

Denver has missed a bunch of shots in a row, now just 3 for 12 to start, as LAL go up 11-6 on Bryant's 3rd FG in 4 attempts.

Mike Trudell

That's 2 PF's on C Timofey Mozgov; B Shaw has yet to go to the Nuggs bench to replace him. Has Hickson, McGee, Arthur.

Gary Lee

Why isn't Carlos Boozer in the game? He's out with a sore shoulder which means major minutes for Ed Davis (!) and yeah, Robert Sacre too.

Mike Trudell

LAL off to an efficient start on O, as Lin's layup is the 4th make in 5 FGA's. Kobe has 4 w/LAL up 9-6 early after 1 of 2 Davis FT's.

Mike Trudell

An LAL issue tonight: Ty Lawson leads NBA in drives (14.3) and team points per game on drives. Has lived in the paint of late.

Gary Lee

Nice pass from Kobe to Jordan Hill for the wide open dunk.

Gary Lee

Kobe Bryant - 2, Nuggets - 0.

Mike Trudell

Kobe starts the scoring with a bank shot from the block, Afflalo answering w/a pull-up J as the scoring starts here at Staples for LAL-DEN.

Bill Oram

No Carlos Boozer tonight, bringing a temporary hiatus for my favorite new in-arena game: “‘Booz’ or Boos?”

Ben Bolch

Courtney Lee on Clippers: "They are a good team in the West despite their record, they will make the playoffs and make their run."

Ben Bolch

Clippers were outrebounded, 52-32. Also outscored in the paint, 52-32. At least they were consistent.

Ben Bolch

Marc Gasol has scored 30 or more points four times in his career; three times have come this season.

Melissa Rohlin

Memphis Grizzlies beat the Clippers, 107-91 latimes.com/sports/sportsn…

Mike Trudell

You'll see Robert Sacre as the lone backup big w/Boozer and of course Randle out, while Wesley Johnson may have to play some 4 (Kelly out).

Melissa Rohlin

Pau showing support for his brother MT @Pau Gasol I'm so proud to see @Marc Gasol playing at such a dominant level. #BrotherPride

Beton Duran

Nick Young wearing these LeBrons tonight http://t.co/Swd610AaBM

Gary Lee

One hour before #LakersBasketball, so check out the keys to victory against the Denver Nuggets via @kevin_cruiser. lakersnation.com/lakers-vs-nugg…

Melissa Rohlin

Final: Grizzlies beat the Clippers, 107-91.

Ben Bolch

It will not be entirely a feel-good trip for the Clippers, who get routed by Memphis Grizzlies, 107-91.

Ben Bolch

FedEx Forum...where victories are delivered by 10:30 p.m. nightly. In this case, 5:30 (PST).

Gary Lee

Major minutes for Ed Davis. Finally. RT @SerenaWinters: Carlos Boozer (sore shoulder) OUT. Ed Davis expected to start in his place.

Ben Bolch

Grizzlies fans acted offended by DeAndre Jordan uttering a curse word. I think they've heard/seen worse.

Ben Bolch

That's 30 points for Marc Gasol to go with 12 rebounds. DeAndre Jordan has two points and three rebounds.

Bill Oram

Nick Young opted against hitting red carpet w/ Iggy at AMAs. “I thought about it but I’m focused right now. I got bigger fish to fry today.“

Ben Bolch

Blake Griffin coming back in.

Ben Bolch

Jordan Farmar missed a three-pointer that might have brought the Clippers starters back in.

Ben Bolch

Reggie Bullock was getting set to check in for Clippers but called back with timeout looming.

Ben Bolch

Marc Gasol coming back in.

Ben Bolch

Hedo Turkoglu looks like a wire-hair fox terrier or a jack russell.

Ben Bolch

Wondering whether Doc will be on spin cycle or go full Golden State after this one...

Ben Bolch

Lakers actually played Grizzlies much tougher here earlier this season.

Mike Trudell

Carlos Boozer (shoulder) is out tonight. Ed Davis is starting.

Ben Bolch

Might be the last we see of Marc Gasol, who departs with 10 minutes left and the Grizzlies leading the Clippers by 19.

Ben Bolch

Jamal Crawford should play entire fourth quarter for Clippers, giving them points, but they really need stops to have any shot.

Ben Bolch

Blake Griffin threw pass directly to Zach Randolph before end of third quarter. Had Randolph made it, Clippers would have immediately left.

Bill Oram

Beaches of Cheyenne, indeed MT @Chris Forsberg: Quizzed on westernmost state in US during JumboTron break, Gerald Wallace guessed Wyoming”

Ben Bolch

I concur. :) RT @ClippersCentral By the way, more of you should be following @Ben Bolch.

Bill Oram

Lakers game or AMAs tonight for Nick Young? “He’ll probably try to do both,” Byron Scott said, cracking a smile.

Ben Bolch

Marc Gasol should be in early season MVP discussions.

Ben Bolch

Doc Rivers was pissed after Marc Gasol drove for that dunk.

Mike Trudell

Byron Scott said he isn’t sure just yet if Carlos Boozer (questionable w/shoulder) will play. If not, Ed Davis would start.

Ben Bolch

Chris Paul did lower his shoulder into Mike Conley on that play. Good call.

Ben Bolch

Clippers playing better but still down double digits. Going to need a much bigger push to win this game.

Ben Bolch

"All day. He can't guard you. All day," Clippers assistant Armond Hill yells after another Chris Paul jumper.

Mike Bresnahan

Boozer might not play tonight because of a sore shoulder, Byron Scott said. Ed Davis would start vs. Denver.

Ben Bolch

No matter what happens, Mike Woodson perpetually has this look on his face like everything is OK by him.

Ben Bolch

Bloody nose for Blake Griffin.

Ben Bolch

Grizzlies need timeout after Chris Paul three-pointer trims deficit to 62-52. Paul much more aggressive.

Ben Bolch

Chris Paul with two quick baskets.

Gary Lee

Two hours before #LakersBasketball, so check out videos of the week which features Kobe and Shaq via @SerenaWinters. lakersnation.com/top-videos-kob…

Ben Bolch

To be fair to Clippers, the Grizzlies make lots of teams look bad. But Clippers should know the drill too well to play like this.

Ben Bolch

There's a guy inside a human hamster wheel going around and round at halftime in Memphis. Might as well be Clippers.

Ben Bolch

Pace-adjusted, Clippers' 13-point halftime lead is more like 27. (H/T @ClippersCentral)

Melissa Rohlin

Halftime: Memphis 53, Clippers 40. The Clippers are shooting only 35.1% and have trailed by as many as 17 points.

Ben Bolch

Chris Paul has as many turnovers (one) as assists at halftime. No wonder Clippers' offense seems so horribly out of sync.

Ben Bolch

Clippers trail Grizzlies, 53-40, at halftime. Even at the Grindhouse, being on pace for 80 points is terrible.

Ben Bolch

J.J. Redick seems to be a non-factor in games when he doesn't get going early. Going to do an analytical study on this and get back to you.

Ben Bolch

Big Baby gets the steal, manages to keep the ball and get it to Chris Paul. His passion is something the rest of the team needs.

Ben Bolch

Clippers aren't in Florida anymore.

Ben Bolch

Clippers need a new game plan for second half.