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Otto Porter = Moses Malone. Ginormous putback.
Otto and the fading shots. Sounds like a really bad Hardy Boys mystery.
John Wall midrange alert x2.
Past midnight, meaning this is in fact Hump Day.
Steph Curry straight clownin'
Rasual Butler hits a 3 to give the Wizards a 78-76 lead. 10:10 left in 4Q.
Lakers lead 76-75 after 3Q. Beal = 17p. Wall = 16p, 13a, 8r. Ellington = 24p. Clarkson = 16p. Wizards shooting 50.9%. Just 2 turnovers in 3Q
Looked like Webster and Lin banged knees. He’s limping off to the locker room. Temple is in.
Webster is down holding his right knee after colliding with Lin.
Otto Porter dunked that with Joe Jackson-level authority.
I like angry Bradley Beal, especially when he drives with fury.
Jackson just missed 2 three-pointers during Lakers warmups.
Legion of Croon http://t.co/hnSPJHDIhO
DeSean Jackson is here.
Lakers showing Dr. Jerry Buss tribute video at halftime. Today would’ve been his 82nd birthday.
Wizards shooting 50% but so is LA and they have 10 turnovers to LA’s 5.
Lakers lead Wizards 57-46 at half. Ellington = 20p, Clarkson = 13p. Wall = 10p, 7a, 7r.
John Wall has 10 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds and 2 steals with 6.3 seconds left in the 1st half.
Marcin Gortat just put Robert Sacre on a plakat.
More LA radio fun: Ron Artest World Peace on the broadcast.
Carlos Boozer’s jumper gives the Lakers a 42-26 lead.
Here for Wiz Lakers. So far the highlight is Ron Artest showing up and saying hi to about 50 people in 90 seconds
Lastly, the Lakers announcers also stunned Wayne Ellington producing like a young Kobe. I say also cause aren't we all.
Wayne Ellington’s high this season was 13 pts. He has 16 with 9:56 left in 2Q.
As for John Wall, one of LA announcers ranks him 3rd among NBA point guards. Behind Curry and Lillard, ahead of CP3 and Russ. Lotta praise
Lakers radio team puzzled why fans still boo Kris Humphries. Bring up the marriage and breakup. "He's the one who got his heart broken."
Ron Artest is here.
Lakers lead 31-24 thru 1Q. Ellington and Clarkson each have 11p. Wall = 4p, 5a, 4r. Porter = 5p.
Interesting listening to Lakers radio broadcast. After Miller replaces Wall: "From a Lamborghini at point guard to a pickup truck."
Wizards second-round pick Jordan Clarkson has 11 pts on 5/7 shooting for the Lakers.
Wall is playing off the ball more than usual so far tonight.
Wayne Ellington has 11 pts at 5:30 mark of 1Q. Lakers lead 19-12.
Two big problems I see with Dallas in the playoffs: Rondo’s shooting and Dirk’s defensive rebounding. Can’t really fix either.
The Grizzlies have become very good at keeping bodies moving on post ups so the defense has just a little bit more to worry about.
John Wall is warming up in uniform. Wittman said he’s a game-time decision.
Been out of the Wizards loop last hour or so. John Wall game-time decision cause...Hurt? Needs a rest? Lakers?
Feeling a little foolish that I was lukewarm on the Jeff Green acquisition. He’s been great for Memphis.
FWIW, JT3 wasn't mopey at all speaking postgame. Seen him more down after wins. Despite the loss, I think he feels very good about things.
Wittman on Kobe: “Basketball players like him come around once in a lifetime…you’re not going to see another one probably like him.”
JT3 praising Xavier's defense: "They made it hard for (DSR) to breathe."
Xavier's Matt Stainbrook said a couple of guys on the team didn't know what "D.C" stood for before this trip.
The Grizzlies are so, so deep.
Hoyas match season-low with 53 points, which is what they scored in previous loss at Xavier.
Final: Xavier 66 Hoyas 53. Less said the better.
Hoyas last basket made it 54-47 with 3:56 left. No baskets since. Inside final minute. Xavier 62-49 with 50.2 seconds left.
Randy Wittman said John Wall’s status is a game-time decision. Paul Pierce is out.
Smith's 3-point play cuts lead to 54-45. First time Hoyas trailed by single digits since 17-8.
Byron Scott, what’s been your team’s calling card so far this season? “That we get hurt a lot.”
Georgetown back within 10 once again. Xavier has been perfect when it comes to fending off the Hoyas previous rallies.
Xavier 48-35 U8. Now seems like a good time to unleash the Bowen-Peak-DSR-Copeland with Hop or Trawick lineup and press, press, press.
Screams from Xavier's bench: " WIN THE WAR. WIN THE WAR."
That 3 by Bluiett gave Xavier its largest lead at 48-30. Davis and Bluiett with 27 points. Hoyas have a bit less.
Skateboarding bulldog alert. Maybe Jack can stop Myles Davis.
Amazing that Hoyas are only down 10. Plenty of time. Not turning the ball over is the issue.
Hoyas with 17 turnovers, already a season-high in regulation with 13+ minutes left.
Hoyas need both of those things in abundance right about now.
I'd like to see Tre Campbell and Aaron Bowen in sooner than later. Campbell brings confidence and playmaking. Bowen makes rim-rocking plays.
Copeland sinks a 3 and, hell, Hoyas *only* down 33-23. But, Smith picks up 3rd foul on the play 16:35 left.
DSR with buckets on consecutive possessions after going without one in 1H. Alas, Xavier matched both.
Here. We. Go.
We're focusing on missed shots and turnovers, as we should. Let's also note ZERO offensive rebounds for Hoyas. if you go 4-16, caroms exist.
Dec. 31 - Ranked Hoyas lose at Xavier, fall out of rankings. Jan. 27 - Ranked Hoyas trail Xavier 29-16 at half. Deja vu all over again?
Copeland gets the basket after Hoyas go 11:16 with a FG. Trail 29-16 at half.
Still no baskets, but Hoyas get crowd into game with four free throws and some defensive stops. Baby steps. 23-12.
Xavier 23-9 U4. Hoyas almost 8 minutes without a FG. That assertive edge that finished off Marquette has been replaced with uncertainty.
It's not that Joshua Smith hasn't made a basket. It's that he's only attempted one.
Things now very serious for Hoyas. Xavier with 12 straight points for a 23-8 lead.
Some stats are telling. Hoyas with NINE turnovers in the opening 12:37. Had 10 in overtime win at Marquette.
Xavier 17-8 U7. Hoyas with 9 turnovers and Xavier on 12-2 run.
Hoyas struggling for baskets, but now Hopkins to FT line so all is good. Or not. From 11-12 at Marquette to missing both here.
Actually, you know which non All-Star would have a great chance in the cumulative All-Star Sat. night? Gordon Hayward.
Let’s say you could pick anyone in the league for the last tweet, as long as they aren’t an All-Star. Eric Bledsoe is my first choice.
Xavier 9-6 U 12. It's a turnover and clank fest so far for Hoyas. Four turnovers, 2 for 7 from the field.
A better question: who would win if the same four people did all three Sat. night events (no shooting stars) and got a cumulative score?