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Blake Griffin working on his midrange game. http://t.co/R3bZeVQJ70
Doc on Westbrook: "He's tough, he's just a freak of nature."
Doc said when he found out LeBron is only 29, he almost fell out of his seat. He thought he was 32.
Doc: "LeBron is coming into his prime." Scary thought...
Doc on whether team is emotionally charged tonight, considering OKC knocked them out of the playoffs: "They should be."
Doc on Ballmer's pep-talk before game: "He was Ballmer-relaxed."
NBA commissioner Adam Silver is here for tonight's game.... or for Fergie. Not sure.
To the local media the Clippers are still like that hiddin unknown speakeasy that makes the best drinks in town. http://t.co/p0EKCjhTvk
Not gonna lie. The glowsticks visuals are pretty cool. AK
What's determination? Being the first one on the court with a boot on. http://t.co/rmbfKGfMRL
Steve Ballmer and Kevin Eastman watching Chris Douglas-Roberts warmup. http://t.co/NGdKAaItqq
Spencer Hawes is covering the Lakers retired jerseys this season. http://t.co/rwsKXyFlCJ
Staples Center is ready for the Clippers season opener. http://t.co/zjgHk0nXXJ
The first two people on the court today at Staples Center: Shelley Smith and Steve Ballmer. http://t.co/ucyfOMNjtW
Dan Haren exercised his option to return to the Dodgers for 2015. Haren went 13-11 with a 4.02 ERA in 32 starts for Los Angeles last season.
In news that can only be described as "shocking," the Dodgers have announced that Dan Haren has exercised his $10 million option. AK
Chris Paul on seizing the moment since he's about to turn 30: "I’ve been trying to seize the moment since I was 22."
Clippers confirm they have picked up third-year option on forward Reggie Bullock.
Jordan Farmar on Clips gaining foothold in L.A.: "Everybody respects a winner. Until that happens, they’ll never give us our due completely.
Adam Silver will be at Clippers-Thunder game tonight.
Odds to win the 2015 World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers - 15/2 Washington Nationals - 15/2 Detroit Tigers - 10/1 Los Angeles Angels - 10/1
"Lakers lose by 20+, but Kobe Bryant played well." Unfortunately, I'll be tweeting this a lot this season.
In the "gets worse before it gets better" category, the Lakers have one (1) game vs. a team w/o playoff/title hopes btwn now and Dec. 1. BK
Kobe was very calm after the game while talking to reporters. But he acknowledged in-game frustration came from "getting blown out twice."
Kobe said he talked to Julius Randle last night and today and will again tonight.
Everybody in the locker room’s first concern: defending the 3. LAL gave up way, way too many good looks. On offense, spacing was very poor.
Byron and especially Kobe cited 3-pt differential as major issue Lakers need to address. But Byron said Lakers don't have 3-pt shooters.
Worthy on what Scott is telling the team: "They got to keep their heads up."
Lakers lose 119-99 and fall to 0-2.
Final: Suns 119, Lakers 99. Kobe had 31 points, Ed Davis 14/9/3 off the bench. Suns were 16 of 32 from 3, shot 55% overall.
Only 80 more games.
After shooting 30% in the preseason playing out of position at times, Wayne Ellington's 5 of 8 tonight (63%) for 11 points.
Forced to find a bright spot on a rough night: Ed Davis has 11 points, 8 boards, 3 assists, 2 steals and a block in 29 bench minutes.
Suns are winning by 23, but actually helping the Lakers keep next year’s top-five pick.
This seems as good of a time as any to point out the Lakers worst record to start a season was 0-7 in Minneapolis in '57-58. LAL 0-3 3x.
Gonna be a loonggggg season for Laker fans. Not sure how KB is gonna handle winning 25-30 games. If that.
The 2nd Sun with 5 3's is Thomas, up to 23 points. Ellington managed LAL's 3rd triple on the other end. PHX (15 of 29 3's) 110, LAL 86.
That 3 by Ellington brings him to 11 points. That means Kobe (31 points) finally has company in Lakers who have scored in double figures.
“Lakers should’ve signed Isaiah Thomas” - Everyone.
If Lakers weren't down by 20+ Kobe would play in 4th and probably drop 40 or 45.
Robert Sacre, Carlos Boozer’s son. http://t.co/cHTJqSjXFd
ROBERT SACRE REDEEMS HIMSELF WITH A FADEWAY JUMPER.
MILES PLUMLEE JUST TOOK THE BALL OUT OF ROBERT SACRE’S HANDS.
Kobe made 11 FG's, but no other Laker has more than the 4 of Ed Davis or 3 of Wayne Ellington. The other 4 starters had 2 FGM apiece.
ROBERT SACRE TRAVELS AND MISSES THE DUNK. OF COURSE.
Kobe through three quarters: 31 points, only three assists with teammates not finishing, highly irresponsible defense. ... PHX 98, LAL 74.
Kobe's up to 31 points after hitting a technical FT. He's played 28 total minutes, but won't likely go in a 4th Q with LAL down 98-74.
WES JOHNSON AIRBALLS A WIDE OPEN THREE. BRUH.
Eric Bledsoe gets ejected, but the Suns have 42084091284 point guards coming off the bench. The Lakers could probably use one.
Eric Bledsoe just got thrown out of the game after his 2nd technical foul. First came complaining about Kobe's physical play on him.
Kobe free throw brings him to 30 points. Wasn't sure who'd get there first, Bryant or the Suns scoring differential.
Ma. Morris had a career-high 22 P last year against LAL, and has 21 tonight with a career-high tying 5 triples. PHX 13 of 23 from 3.
CHIEF KEEF’S JUMPER CUTS THE SUNS’ LEAD DOWN TO 95-69. LET’S GO!
Technical foul, Kobe. Been irritated the whole game. Now sitting on corner of the scorer's table, a few feet from the bench. Still scowling.
LAL being outscored 33-16 in this 3rd Q after a 33-19 Suns 1st Q. 2nd Q favored LAL 31-26. Total: 92-66.
Kobe gonna Kobe. Now has technical fouls in back-to-back games after complaining too much about contact going uncalled.