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The intensity of this Thomas-Green-Tucker-Marcus Morris-Randolph lineup is playing like it's regular-season OT game. PHX 107-102, 1:39 left
Kobe Bryant finally is taken out with 2:38 to go in OT. He had 27 points in 33 minutes.
Don't look for Dragic or Bledsoe to come back in OT. They've been iced.
Wes Johnson misses two FTs. Green misses a 3 for the win. Thomas hits a J at the buzzer. 94-94. Free preseason basketball coming up.
Kobe went all Mamba with 3 tough turnarounds/fadeaways vs. good Tucker D. On the 4th try, he drew a foul. LA 94-91, :12.8 left. PHX ball.
Even Kobe Bryant grimaced at a bad traveling call on P.J. Tucker against him. Said something to Hornacek on the way back with a smirk.
Ed Davis just shimmied his shoulders at the Suns bench after a fastbreak dunk ... in a preseason game .. that the Lakers are trailing.
Hey, he's back. Zoran Dragic is now sitting behind the bench in street clothes.
There's the Randolph 3 again. Unveiled at the scrimmage, he just hit a 3 for an 84-75 lead. Also just scored on a post. Fightin for his job.
PJ and TJ are playing on the wings with Thomas at point. Randolph & Tolliver are up front to start the 4th. Thomas now has 15 pts in 15 min.
PHX 77, LAL 71 after 3Q. Dragic: 15 pts, 3 ast; Thomas: 13 pts; Bledsoe: 11 pts, 7 reb, 6 ast; Green: 11 pts. Turnovers have piled up to 16.
On a normal night, this would be triple-double territory for Bledsoe. He has 11 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in 22 minutes. PHX 72-67
Marcus Morris upon subbing out: "You didn't let me get one up." He did plenty of other good things in his seven minutes. Good night for him.
And as that was posted, Markieff dunked off a roll and hit a 3 next trip. Marcus has playing well all game and has switched onto Kobe.
On the flip side, Markieff Morris' struggles continue tonight. He has two airballs and has settled for jump shots. He's 1 for 7.
Bledsoe has done everything he wants on fast, strong drives in the half-court or transtion for his first 7 points of the game.
PHX 50, LAL 47 @ half. Green: 11 pts, 3 3s; Thomas: 10 pts, 8-8 FT; Dragic: 9 pts; PHX: 39 FG%, 10 tov; LA: 46 FG%, 10 tov. FB pts: PHX 22-3
Welcome back to action, Jeremy Lin. Now try keeping up with Isaiah Thomas. Thomas has eight of his 10 points on free throws.
Markieff gets a steal but his lefthanded underhand flip outlet to lead to a Goodwin and-one fastbreak dunk was even more impressive.
Thomas was fired up about Lin bumping him on the dribble & pumped his arm after a score. Next trip, he got a technical & yelled, "Wake up!"
That sequence won't be in a NBA commercial. Wes Johnson lost ball by himself. Thomas couldn't pick it up. Then it bounced off Hill's butt.
Floyd Mayweather is sitting courtside across from the Lakers bench. What was the line on this game?
Barron gets his turn with Markieff up front. Thomas' pushes to drive a foul and becomes the first Sun not named Green to score in the 2nd.
PHX 24, LAL 17 after 1Q. Dragic: 9 pts, 2 ast; Bledsoe: 0 pts, 4 reb, 3 ast; Marcus M.: 7 pts, 2 reb; Plumlee: 6 pts, 3 reb. Kobe: 0-3 FG.
Off a Randolph rebound with 7 seconds to go, Dragic darted downcourt, split the Lakers D and got fouled with 1.4 seconds to go.
Goran Dragic has the Suns' last 8 points off of 2 drives, a fastbreak stop-and-pop and a fadeaway jumper that put him on his butt. PHX 21-17
Shavlik Randolph is the first sub at center tonight.
Bledsoe is scoreless but active. He is 0 for 3 but already has 4 rebounds and 3 assists, includiing a fastbreak alleyoop for Keef. LA 11-10
After Hill gets a post score on Plumlee, Hornacek says, "Miles, you're a center. Quit slapping down here." (then puts arms up high)
Alex Len will not play tonight but he does plan to return to action tomorrow night against the Clippers.
Fresh off his week in Ottawa, Zoran Dragic will join his team at the Honda Center at some point during the Suns-Lakers game tonight.
Tonight's Suns starters are the Morrii, Dragic, Bledsoe, Plumlee. This could stick because of how twins play together & Tucker's suspension.
I'm so impatient but I still wait
“If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.” 1 John 1:8
In McAllen Tx. On the way to arena to play the Rockets. Great weather but very humid. Heading back to Dub Nation after the game.
Always felt like my vision's been bigger than the bigger picture.
With three 8-minute periods and a running clock, Green scored 23 and hit the game-winning 3. Marcus Morris led the losing team with 18.
Thomas kicks out for Green, who pump fakes, does a 360-degree dribble and hits a game-winning 3 at the buzzer for the win.
Got a thriller here. Marcus' 3 gave the first unit a 2-point lead. Second unit has 6.5 seconds. Gattison drawing up some magic right now.
P.J. Tucker is doing a good bit of playmaking for his team. He ran one set and has fed two consecutive Thomas 3-pointers.
Plumlee just had a fastbreak dunk on Barron after Bledsoe made a great bounce pass ahead to Plumlee and around a defender.
Hornacek to T.J. Warren after missing 1-leg runner: "Pass the ball. We're not playing a pickup game."
Tucker calls himself "Kirk Cousins" after ending quarter w/long inbound pass to Green to set up Thomas layup. Except it wasn't picked off.
Romans 12:15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
Cuse fans, where can I watch Midnight Madness?
I want To go 2 Space and see what it's like. Goodnight y'all!
Sarver says over the PA that this isn't the team (Spurs) that fans paid to see. He said he'd send a gift to fans who mail him a ticket stub.
Cotton wound up back in Tucson on that fake from Thomas, who then split Green's legs with a pass for Keef ... who blew the shot.
Tucson Palo Verde's Bryce Cotton gets in the game and hits his first shot and two free throws in his first three minutes for the Spurs.
Bledsoe showed tight end-type hands to steal a zipped pass. The next trip, Bledsoe chased down Jeff Ayres to block his breakaway layin try.
Tonight's starting forward combo helped a 22-14 start to the 3rd with 9 points from Dragic. Active group w/4 steals, a block & charge taken.
Suns "3ptPlay"(Goran, Bled & IT)combined for 34pts, 11ass, 4stls, 5 reb. Isaiah led all Suns rebounders w/ 4!
So that lineup's kinda fun. Half ends with Bledsoe swatting Parker to lead to a Dragic buzzer-beating layin. 11-2 run w/3 PGs. PHX 60, SA 47
Thomas was recently asked if the three PGs could played together. He said, "Why not?" It's a 9-0 run with that look, plus Marcus & Plumlee.
Suns triple pt attack is ridiculous! Belinelli has to cover Bledsoe. Good luck w/ that.
5-9 Isaiah Thomas ripped reb away from 6-10 Plumlee then came down & stuck a 3! He&Bledsoe look good together on court
I am becoming a Big Barron fan. Much better player than first go-round w/Suns. Chases rebs,sets gr8 picks,traps well w/ quickness&runs!
Plumlee's four minutes did not go so well. He didn't make a shot or grab a rebound and fouled twice. Now, he has a bandage on his forehead.
Hornacek is not comfortable with Markieff at center but he'll use it against an opposing lineup of forwards like this.
Dragic, the guy supposedly working back into shape, had two steals, a fastbreak layup and a sweet post move in the first 90 seconds.