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1st points of the night for Monta.
Monta Ellis has yet to score. He's only taken one shot.
Long airball by Kobe. With 2 ticks left on the shot clock? Hmm.
Kobe is 0-of-6 from the field with 2 points.
Mark Cuban on Chandler Parsons' 1st visit to HOUS Sat. to play the Rockets: "I think the women will cheer him and the guys will boo him.''
ICYMI: Devin Harris out again tonight vs Lakers w/ lower right leg soreness. Rick Carlisle says he is NOT ruled out for tomorrow in Houston
Bey just made my week on top of the fact that we play the lakers in a few minutes
Rick Carlisle says Dirk Nowitzki seemed to be doing better in shootaround after rolling his ankle late in the win at Washington.
Rick Carlisle says Devin Harris (lower right leg soreness) is day-to-day. He hasn't been ruled out for Saturday's game vs. Houston.
We're only 12 games into this but the Mavs are still your NBA dunk leaders w/ 71 this season, next are Bucks (62), Jazz (58) & Clippers (54)
Point of all that, pretty unique to see 2 guys on floor going against each other who are Top 10 scorers as we'll see w/ Dirk & Kobe tonight
Before the Shaq v Kobe matchup in 2011 as top 10 scorers, previous one was Valentine's Day 2003, Jordan's Wizards at Malone's Jazz
Regarding last tweet, have only the faintest of recollections of Shaq as a Celtic - avg 9.2 pts in 37 games in 2010-11
Best as I can tell, last time 2 Top 10 players in NBA history in scoring played in same game: 1/30/2011, Boston (Shaq #5) @ Lakers (Kobe #8)
No breaks for the Wolves except the bad kinds. Kevin Martin has a fractured wrist. Out indefinitely.
Injuries tonight, Devin Harris out again for Mavs (lower right leg soreness). LA's Ryan Kelly, out 6 wks w/ hamstring inj suffered recently
Best offense in NBA, the Mavs (Off. rating of 114.9pts/100 possessions) vs worst defense, the Lakers (def. rating 113.4). 730p @ AAC, FSSW
"It’s the popular thing to do -- the player takes less, blah, blah, blah, blah. I think it’s a big coo for the owners." -- Kobe Bryant
Kobe: "Did I take as big a discunt as some of u fans would want me to? No. Is it a big enough discount to help us be a contender? Yeah."
Kobe on Dirk: "I never viewed Dirk as being soft at all. Ever. He was trying to figure out the NBA game. He's far from soft."
Kobe on Dirk’s pay cut: “It means he’s not playing in Los Angeles."
Kobe on Dirk joining the 27,000 pts with one team club: “He and I have both been very lucky."
Kobe on Dirk & 27K pts: “It’s special when you do it, period. I think being with one franchise your entire career means you’re fortunate."
More minutes for JJ Barea tonight now that Devin Harris has been ruled out. JJ shined big-time in Wednesday's 105-102 win at Washington.
Carlisle on LAL: "You get a team that’s hitting their stride a little bit. That’s always going to be something that makes it scarier."
"He's great at getting in the paint as we know, and he and (Kobe) Bryant are developing a chemistry." -- Rick Carlisle on Jeremy Lin
Kobe Bryant was laughing a few minutes ago when I brought up that "Amnesty THAT' game to him. Kobe went for 38-12-7 vs. DAL on 2/24/13.
Chandler Parsons on playing against Jeremy Lin: "It's the first time I've ever played against him. ... I wish him luck. Just not tonight."
Reminder in light of his 4Q on Wed., JJ Barea was undrafted in 2006. Only 5 plyrs drafted in 06 have played more gms, 9 have scored more pts
Kobe tweeted "Amnesty that!," after he had 38-12-7 in his last game in DAL. It came after Mark Cuban said maybe the LAL should amnesty Kobe.
Kings beat Chicago 103-88 w/ Sacramento taking only 6 3pters, fewest in a game this season. Only twice did a team take 6 or less 3s last yr