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It's never pretty when it ends for the greats. Nash was so much fun. I'll never forget how much he wanted it.
Be careful what you wish for…you just might get it
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After 4 1/2 months of mostly dry weather, Portland made up for it all in one day today
Stotts said Steve Blake (illness) was reevaluated today and he hopes the backup PG will join team tomorrow. Team will decide Thursday.
Final: Lakers 94, Blazers 86. Blazers with 1 more preseason game left on Friday. One week until opening night.
Also, re: that last CJ dunk. He didn't get up like that last year. His explosiveness really has improved this year.
And then Leonard makes the right play to a wide open shooter for 3. It's Meyers' game.
Man, Julius Randle. That was impressive.
The more I watch, the more I realize Joel Freeland is like an Aron Baynes lite. About 10-15 pounds lighter.
66-58 Lakers after 3. Kaman has 12 points. Crabbe has 8 points, 5 boards, 1 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk. Meyers has 8 points, 3 reb 2 blocks, 2/3 3's.
Freeland was making way to locker room -presumably to, um, use the loo- when the bench screamed for him to return. He's about to enter game.
Meyers Leonard keeps on letting it fly. 0 hesitation on his jumper in the preseason.
Allen Crabbe is quietly having a productive preseason in limited action. In 64 mins (20 tonight) he's made 10-14 shots, inc 3 of 6 3s.
Game 2 Final: Royals 7, Giants 2. Onto SF it goes, tied.
Crabbe can really move on the perimeter and off catch and shoot and cuts. Gets in trouble still when he tries to do too much.
Meyers Leonard just tried to run a pick-and-roll - as a ball-handler - off a screen from Kaman. It ... didn't go well. Turnover.
Blazers down 50-37 at halftime. Chris Kaman has 10 points. Turnovers: Blazers 11, Lakers 6. 3's: Blazers 1, Lakers 3.
Dame played more than 17 minutes, so I'm guessing his night is done. His line: 8 pts, 2 asts, 2 stls ... 5 TOs.
Dame is doing a lot of chirping at the refs. You don't see that too often.
Wesley Johnson just finished a highlight-reel fast-break dunk, giving the Lakers a 43-33 lead with 2:48 left in 1st half. Stotts calls a TO.
Great beard match-up between Kaman and Boozer.
Dame and Kaman will reenter after this dead ball. They'll join Barton, CJ and Leonard in lineup.
So far in the preseason, Meyers Leonard is 2/5 from 3.
Then, on the other end, Meyers registered an impressive block on Smith, wedging the ball between rim and backboard.
That basket was peak Will The Thrill.
Meyers Leonard just made a three -- his 2nd of the preseason. He's 2-5 from deep.
Blazers down 8 after 1. Younger bench unit got outplayed by Lakers reserves to close the quarter. Jeremy Lin with 5 points in 4 minutes.
Tough couple of possessions for Claver. Badly bricks a 3, then commits offensive foul on screen.
Ed Davis, huh?
Interesting side note to tonight's game: Dame, Leonard, Claver, Freeland and Barton played their first NBA game in this building in 2012.
Blazers off to a very good start. The Lakers are shorthanded on the wing without Kobe or Swaggy, but Allen Crabbe is looking good out there
Kaman, yet again, impresses. He has a quick 6 pts, 2 asts, 2 blks, 1 rb and is 3-4 from field.
I keep getting asked why Dame is playing. Again ... he wanted to. He already sat out 2 preseason games and wants to gear up for reg season.
Highlight of the night so far: A Dorell Wright alley-opp to Thomas Robinson on a fast-break. Butter.
Former Blazers PG Ronnie Price is starting for the Lakers tonight.
Chris Kaman is playing with a big X bandage on the back of his head ... evidence of his collision with Mozgov's teeth last night.
Ronnie Price vs. Damian Lillard. Shades of 2012.
OSU’s Mike Riley said Cal is the surprise of the season… “They weren’t even in games last season."
Road teams are 16-6 in @Pac12 conference games this season.