Gary Lee

ICYMI: After struggling in the first two games as a Laker, Jeremy Lin says he needs to find his niche and role. lakersnation.com/lakers-news-je…

Gary Lee

ICYMI: Following another blowout loss, Kobe says Jeremy Lin has to run the offense. That'd be the ideal situation. lakersnation.com/kobe-bryant-to…

Kamenetzky Brothers

In the "gets worse before it gets better" category, the Lakers have one (1) game vs. a team w/o playoff/title hopes btwn now and Dec. 1. BK

Kevin Ding

Always love the stylin' headset look on NBA TV... instagram.com/p/uxEI3JpDYq/

Kamenetzky Brothers

As long as I'm at it, it's not a bad time to repost this, on Kobe and the force of his will. BK medium.com/the-cauldron/k…

Bill Oram

Kobe uses his own injures as a reference for Randle & a couple other notes on what the injury means going forward bit.ly/1xELs7M

Kamenetzky Brothers

ICYMI, Kobe says he's learned to let go of things he can't control. This season will test that. BK sheridanhoops.com/2014/10/29/kam…

Mike Trudell

And James Worthy called Julius at midnight. RT @Kevin Ding: Kobe said he talked to Julius Randle last night and today and will again tonight.

Mike Bresnahan

Kobe was very calm after the game while talking to reporters. But he acknowledged in-game frustration came from "getting blown out twice."

Gary Lee

Jeremy Lin says he needs to find his “niche” and “role” with the Lakers. Well, Kobe wants him to run the offense. lakersnation.com/lakers-news-je…

Gary Lee

“You got to run the offense” - Kobe Bryant’s message to Jeremy Lin. lakersnation.com/kobe-bryant-to… http://t.co/B5aUvRNjT0

Kevin Ding

Kobe said he talked to Julius Randle last night and today and will again tonight.

Mike Trudell

Everybody in the locker room’s first concern: defending the 3. LAL gave up way, way too many good looks. On offense, spacing was very poor.

Kevin Ding

Byron and especially Kobe cited 3-pt differential as major issue Lakers need to address. But Byron said Lakers don't have 3-pt shooters.

Gary Lee

Kobe Bryant had his first 31-point performance of the season against the Suns. Check out his highlights tonight: lakersnation.com/kobe-bryant-hi…

Mike Trudell

Here’s the Running Diary from LAL’s loss at Phoenix: on.nba.com/1FXyuYM

Gary Lee

Thanks for tuning in tonight, #LakersNation! Follow me on my personal account, @DanDuangdao and the Suns actually lost by winning tonight.

Janis Carr

Worthy on what Scott is telling the team: "They got to keep their heads up."

Bill Oram

Lakers lose 119-99 and fall to 0-2.

Mike Trudell

Final: Suns 119, Lakers 99. Kobe had 31 points, Ed Davis 14/9/3 off the bench. Suns were 16 of 32 from 3, shot 55% overall.

Gary Lee

INSTANT RECAP: Despite Kobe’s 31 points, Lakers lose 119-99 against the Suns on the second night of the back-to-back. lakersnation.com/game-recap-lak…

Mike Trudell

After shooting 30% in the preseason playing out of position at times, Wayne Ellington's 5 of 8 tonight (63%) for 11 points.

Mike Trudell

Forced to find a bright spot on a rough night: Ed Davis has 11 points, 8 boards, 3 assists, 2 steals and a block in 29 bench minutes.

Gary Lee

Suns are winning by 23, but actually helping the Lakers keep next year’s top-five pick.

Bill Oram

This seems as good of a time as any to point out the Lakers worst record to start a season was 0-7 in Minneapolis in '57-58. LAL 0-3 3x.

David Brickley

Gonna be a loonggggg season for Laker fans. Not sure how KB is gonna handle winning 25-30 games. If that.

Gary Lee

If you missed this, Isaiah Thomas said he “envisioned himself” playing for the Lakers. lakersnation.com/isaiah-thomas-… http://t.co/WXbSd1hV0j

Mike Trudell

The 2nd Sun with 5 3's is Thomas, up to 23 points. Ellington managed LAL's 3rd triple on the other end. PHX (15 of 29 3's) 110, LAL 86.

Bill Oram

That 3 by Ellington brings him to 11 points. That means Kobe (31 points) finally has company in Lakers who have scored in double figures.

Gary Lee

“Lakers should’ve signed Isaiah Thomas” - Everyone.

David Brickley

If Lakers weren't down by 20+ Kobe would play in 4th and probably drop 40 or 45.

Gary Lee

Robert Sacre, Carlos Boozer’s son. http://t.co/cHTJqSjXFd

Gary Lee

ROBERT SACRE REDEEMS HIMSELF WITH A FADEWAY JUMPER.

Gary Lee

MILES PLUMLEE JUST TOOK THE BALL OUT OF ROBERT SACRE’S HANDS.

Mike Trudell

Kobe made 11 FG's, but no other Laker has more than the 4 of Ed Davis or 3 of Wayne Ellington. The other 4 starters had 2 FGM apiece.

Gary Lee

ROBERT SACRE TRAVELS AND MISSES THE DUNK. OF COURSE.

Kevin Ding

Kobe through three quarters: 31 points, only three assists with teammates not finishing, highly irresponsible defense. ... PHX 98, LAL 74.

Gary Lee

At the end of 3, Lakers trail 98-74. Kobe leads scorers with 31 and I hope he doesn’t play the fourth. Highlights: lakersnation.com/los-angeles-la…

Mike Trudell

Kobe's up to 31 points after hitting a technical FT. He's played 28 total minutes, but won't likely go in a 4th Q with LAL down 98-74.

Gary Lee

WES JOHNSON AIRBALLS A WIDE OPEN THREE. BRUH.

Gary Lee

Eric Bledsoe gets ejected, but the Suns have 42084091284 point guards coming off the bench. The Lakers could probably use one.

Mike Trudell

Eric Bledsoe just got thrown out of the game after his 2nd technical foul. First came complaining about Kobe's physical play on him.

Bill Oram

Kobe free throw brings him to 30 points. Wasn't sure who'd get there first, Bryant or the Suns scoring differential.

Mike Trudell

Ma. Morris had a career-high 22 P last year against LAL, and has 21 tonight with a career-high tying 5 triples. PHX 13 of 23 from 3.

Gary Lee

CHIEF KEEF’S JUMPER CUTS THE SUNS’ LEAD DOWN TO 95-69. LET’S GO!

Mike Bresnahan

Technical foul, Kobe. Been irritated the whole game. Now sitting on corner of the scorer's table, a few feet from the bench. Still scowling.

Gary Lee

#MathIsFun. RT @vincesince91: Kobe on pace for 82 techs this season.

Mike Trudell

LAL being outscored 33-16 in this 3rd Q after a 33-19 Suns 1st Q. 2nd Q favored LAL 31-26. Total: 92-66.

Bill Oram

Kobe gonna Kobe. Now has technical fouls in back-to-back games after complaining too much about contact going uncalled.

Mike Trudell

Lin won a jump ball vs. Morris, and it fell to Kobe for his 2nd triple to give him 26 points.

Gary Lee

Everyone in the arena is watching Kobe when he has the ball — including his teammates. #Analysis

Bill Oram

Kobe Bryant has 23 points tonight. The most he scored in any of his six games last year was 21 (twice).

Mike Trudell

Kobe scored through contact from Suns C Alex Len, reaching 23 points on 9 of 19 FG's, but Dragic has PHX up 20 after 2 more FG's.

Gary Lee

MARCUS MORRIS IS SOFT.

Bill Oram

Not that they would be winning if they shot more 3s, but the Lakers are 1-of-5 from behind the arc mid-way through the third quarter.

Janis Carr

Suns shooting 11 of 19 from 3-pt line. Lakers are 1 for 4. Where's Nick Young

Mike Trudell

Suns are now 11 of 19 from 3 after a Marcus Morris 3, his 4th, put PHX up 75-57. LAL's starters have really struggled in 1st and 3rd Q's.

Bill Oram

The Lakers had this thing trimmed to 61-55. It's now 75-57 and there's no more baseball to watch. :(

Ryan Ward

Kobe Bryant leads all scorers with 21 points on 8-of-17 shooting. No other Laker in double figures. #Lakers

Janis Carr

We're smiling RT @bellefranz: Sometimes I wish I didn't have constant 12 hr days but then I remember I'm blessed to be here& love what I do

Mike Trudell

Boozer has 8 of LAL's 11 TO's, a real struggle for him today. Lin also struggling, 2 for 4 for 6 points w/1 assist in 17 min.

Gary Lee

Hey, #MathIsFun. RT @TheeCoreyH: Carlos Boozer has twice as many TOs as points…sigh...

Gary Lee

8 - Kobe’s old jersey number and number of times Carlos Boozer has turned the ball over tonight.

Ryan Ward

Carlos Boozers has 8 turnovers right now. EIGHT!! 4 points and 4 rebounds. #Lakers

Bill Oram

A little 9-0 run for the Suns. Turnovers are killing the Lakers who look completely out of sorts after halftime.

Mike Trudell

LAL had trimmed the HT lead to 5 with 3 Johnson FT's, but PHX responded with a 10-0 run spurred by 3 straight Boozer turnovers.

Kevin Ding

Turnovers on three consecutive possessions by Boozer (offensive foul, three-second violation, lost ball). ... PHX 70, LAL 55.

Mike Trudell

LAL open the 3rd w/5 FT’s in the first minute, but PHX is scoring on the other end to keep a 10-point lead. Lakers are 14 of 14 at the line.

Gary Lee

Along with a jump shot, Jordan Hill added a “SC” tattoo on his neck during the off-season, which likely stands for South Carolina. Probably.

Gary Lee

Second half is underway and naturally, the comeback begins. #LakersBasketball

Ramona Shelburne

Man, is Bumgarner even excited? That was incredible and dude's barely broken a sweat

Gary Lee

No one cares, Phil. RT @imsohideouss: Oh my god. A team that started Dan Uggla at one point just won the World Series.

Gary Lee

Blame Taylor Swift for the Giants winning the World Series. Every time she's released a new album, San Francisco has won it all.

Kamenetzky Brothers

Bumgarner purposely gave up the hit because he wants to throw more pitches. AK

Bill Oram

This is the best halftime show ever.

Gary Lee

According to my source (eyes), Lakers played better without Carlos Boozer in the first half. And I’m sure advanced stats can confirm this.

Ramona Shelburne

Remember when the Royals seemed to win every game in extra innings?

Gary Lee

At the end of 2, Lakers trail 59-50. Kobe leads all scorers with 19 points and 3 rebounds. Check the highlights. lakersnation.com/los-angeles-la…

Bill Oram

Halftime at US Airways Center (perfect timing to watch the bottom of the ninth): Suns 59, Lakers 50.

Gary Lee

PLEASE DON’T BE HURT, ED DAVIS. WE CAN’T TAKE THIS ANYMORE.

Mike Trudell

Jeremy Lin's driving layup was just his 2nd FG, bringing LAL within 9 at 59-50 at the half. Kobe had 19 on 7 of 15 FG's.

Ramona Shelburne

Bottom of the 9th, Game 7 of the World Series. Royals best hitters vs Giants best pitcher. Goosebumps !!

Mike Trudell

Isaiah Thomas killing LAL from 3, his 3rd triple giving him 13 bench points. PHX up 9 after another Davis put-back. Ed has 9 and 5.

Bill Oram

With Randle out, Byron has stuck with a three-man rotation in the front court. Davis the only big to play off the bench.

Mike Trudell

Kobe makes some tough things look easy, like holding off a 7-footer (Len) with his strength, then finishing with his left hand. 19 points.

Mike Trudell

Kobe's shooting a lot, but he's also made some pretty passes, with LAL failing to finish before Johnson's open J.

Gary Lee

Goran Dragic, Sasha Vujacic is still the greatest Slovenian of all-time.

Janis Carr

That ice pack must be working. Kobe is 6 of 12 for 17 points. Lakers still down by 8, though

Gary Lee

Lakers are shooting an incredible 50 percent from the three-point line. On two attempts, though.

Mike Trudell

Deep pull-up 3 from Kobe … good. Bryant's 6 of 12 for 17 points.

Bill Oram

Ed Davis is doing a little bit of everything tonight: In 12 mins he has 7 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal.

Mike Trudell

Eric Bledsoe has changed the rhythm of this game back into what Phoenix wants, his 7 straight points pushing the Suns back up double digits.

Mike Trudell

LAL had 3 shots at the rim, but Len challenged each, and Bledsoe finished on the other end for his 5th straight point to put PHX back up 9.