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Nick Young: “I’ve just got to learn how to work off the ball.”
Nick Young on shooting struggles: “I’ll be alright.”
Scott thought it worked out fine getting a few extra minutes of rest for Kobe. Will continue to see how that goes, how Bryant responds.
Byron: “Sometimes I think we settle for the jumpshot too much.”
Byron Scott on Grizzlies: “They’re a very good defensive team. You’ve got to give them credit.”
Scott credited the Memphis defense for LAL’s struggles on that end (40.7%). Said they fight through every screen, never give easy looks.
By the way, Nick Young didn't exactly break that slump. Shot 4-of-14 from the field.
Kobe Bryant shoots 5-of-15 and makes 10 free throws, despite not even attempting a shot until three minutes before halftime.
Lakers (3-12) have lost three straight, their third such streak already this season.
Lakers are now 1-7 at home this season.
Johnson 2 for 5, Boozer 2 for 6, Hill 5 for 12, Kobe 5 for 15, Lin 4 for 9, Young 4 for 14. Rough shooting game against a tough MEM D.
Stellar game from Marc Gasol in multiple facets. Kobe (5 of 15) doesn't find his rhythm. Final: MEM 99, LAL 93.
LAL couldn't buy a bucket down the stretch, missing all but 1 of their final 11 shots, as MEM takes a 99-93 win out of Staples.
Live by Kobe. Die by Kobe.
Marc Gasol took over the 2nd half, getting the key stop with a steal of Bryant's attempted pass with 15.9 left. Has 19P, 11R, 4A, 3B, 2S.
Jeremy Lin wasted a lot of time trying to set up the offense and Kobe eventually turned the ball over. 99-93, Grizzlies.
Kobe didn't look set on a transition 3, and was well off, LAL thus staying down by 4 with 48.9 seconds now on the clock.
HOW WAS THAT A FOUL, REF.
90 seconds left in the game and the Lakers trail 97-93 after Jeremy Lin makes only one of his free-throws.
After just 3 points and 3 boards in the first half, Marc Gasol's has 16 and 7 in the 2nd for 19 and 10 total. Has controlled this MEM push.
Nick Young drew Leuer's foul attempting a 3, and drained all 3 FT's to cut the Grizz margin to 95-92 w/2:15 to play.
Jon Leuer's played well off the MEM bench, and Zach Randolph has not played in the 4th Q with 2:15 to play. Zebo had 16 and 9 in 3 Q's.
Nick Young draws the foul on a three-pointer as Lakers trail 95-89 with 2:15 left. Should’ve been a four-point play, Swaggy P.
Reason for limiting Kobe's PT even a little at end of 1st/3rd is for better legs late. Kobe looked good on a driving score w/3 min. left.
What a move by Kobe there. 93-89 with less than three minutes left.
Yeah, Mike Conley just passed the ball to me in the stands.
Lakers trail by two with 4:28 remaining and I’m going to need Wes Johnson 15.0 to be activated during this timeout.
Grizz are resting Gasol and Randolph still as LAL come back, with 4:28 to go. Randolph yet to return in 4th as Koufos remains in.
Ed Davis has been really good defensively (8R, 3B) in these last several minutes as LAL carve into the MEM lead. It's 89-87 w/5:00 to go.
An Ed Davis block (his 3rd) leads into a Nick Young J (his 4th FG, but in 13 FGA's). Kobe's back at the 7:53 mark, LAL down 4.
Big applause for Kobe coming back into the game. Or was it for Wes Johnson?
With Kobe resting, Ronnie Price is keeping the Lakers within striking distance in the final quarter. This is a real and serious tweet.
With Jeremy Lin quiet in the 2nd half (all 13 of his points and 4 of 5 assists in the 1st), Ronnie Price has stepped up w/9P, 5A.
I’m going to tell my grandchildren about Ronnie Price’s legendary game against the Grizzlies one day.
Ronnie Price is my friend.
Nick Young blocked his 2nd, and LAL's 8th shot, and Ronnie Price responded w/consecutive buckets at the rim to cut the Grizz lead back to 2.
Memphis closed the 3rd Q on an 8-3 run, enough to take an 80-74 lead into the 4th. Gasol had 6 of the 8, capitalizing on Sacre's PF's.
Robert Sacre just gave Gasol 4 straight FT's trying to get offensive boards with LAL in the bonus. Allowed MEM a 78-71 lead late in 3rd.
Kobe sits for final 1:30 of third quarter. Has 18 points on 4 of 10 shooting and 8/8 FTs -- so far
My previous tweet was wrong - Scott called Kobe over at the 1:30 mark, putting Wayne Ellington in.
Byron Scott sticks with the same formula from the 1st Q after all, stealing Kobe almost 2 more minutes of rest.
Kobe has 10 points in the third quarter and with 1:30 remaining, Byron Scott should consider resting him right now.
Courtney Lee is 2nd in the NBA in 3-point %, though just hit his 1st in 4 attempts. Swaggy P answered w/his own triple to make it 69-all.
We find ourselves enjoying a shootout between... the Lakers and Grizzlies?
Pretty sure the same guy who has been offering Kobe "MVP" chants just yelled, "Courtney's a girl's name" after that Lee 3.
The rare time Kobe is uncovered and gets a clean look is usually going down. He got a wide open 3 in transition, and hit again. 66-64 LAL.
Kobe with a couple of three's, his second gives Lakers 66-64 lead.
Kobe's first 3-point attempt of the night is a make from the right wing, putting LAL up 63-62. LAL 4 for 7 on 3's, MEM 2 for 12.
8 of Kobe's 10 pts have come at the FT line tonight. He's taken 5 FGA's, making only 1, though he had a good argument for PF's on 2 misses.
It’s trip how skinny Marc Gasol looks in comparison to his first few years in the league. Went through a Kevin Love-like transformation.
LAL's once 9-point lead is gone, the Grizz using an 8-1 run to open a 60-58 lead, thanks in part to Lakers turnovers (4 in the quarter).
Marc Gasol has turned it up a notch in the 2nd half. Scoring at will on Jordan Hill right now.
Mike Conley is perhaps the most underrated point guard in the league.
Despite a baseline miss, Jeremy Lin's been shooting the ball well tonight (4 of 7) and this season (48.7%).
Marc Gasol went coast-to-coast before getting fouled. Fantastic defense there, Lakers.
LAL did a good job with Marc Gasol in the 1st half: just 3 points, 3 boards, 2 assists. His 2 FT's get MEM w/in 5 early in the 3rd.
Marc Gasol running the floor like a guard out there. Impressive.
Kobe appeared to jam a finger trying to make a pass, resulting in a turnover and MEM 2 on the other end. He's shaking it off, seems fine.
Second half is underway and if the Lakers outscore the Grizzlies this half, they will win.
Nick Young got off to a quick start, but cooled off. Currently 2-for-7 with 5 points. Played almost 12 mins (11:47) in the 1st half.
LAL have 7 blocks in that 1st half, led by the 2 from Ed Davis. Out-boarded MEM 27-22.
Lakers shot 44.2% from the floor in the 1st half (19-for-43). Remarkably, 50% from 3-point range (only six attempts, though).
LAL end a solid overall first half with 2 Kobe FT's to provide a 51-46 margin. Lin had 13 and 4, LAL D held MEM to 40% FG's.
Lakers 51-46 at the half. A victory in the making? No. 4 on the way?
Simple plays getting harder and harder for Carlos Boozer. Matter of time before he’s bench in favor of Ed Davis?
Quick 6-0 Grizz run (Zebo's and-1 following a Lee jumper plus the tech FT on Kobe) snapped by another Lin jumper. He's got 13, LAL up 5.
After picking up a technical foul, Kobe is one away from being ejected from the game.
Kobe didn't get a foul call (looked like he got his on the arm), and got a technical for complaining about it. LAL up 47-41.
Kobe, thinking he got fouled, gets a tech for arguing after shot clock ran out.
Kobe still arguing his case. Already picked up a technical. Presumably savvy enough not to get two.