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Lakers not planning an update on Kobe Bryant until later today. His surgery was scheduled for 11 this morning
"Standing Ovation" the type of reception Byron Scott hopes Lakers fans give Pau Gasol
Byron on Kobe, who is undergoing shoulder surgery right now: "It's pretty painful from what I've heard and the rehab is long."
For Pau’s return, fans will be given a commemorative t-shirt. Lakers will also show a pregame tribute video.
What sort of reception should Gasol get tomorrow at Staples Center? Byron: "A standing ovation."
Byron said he would feel "pretty messed up" if Lakers set team record for consecutive losses Thursday.
Byron Scott was asked what kind of reception Pau should be given at Staples tomorrow. “Standing ovation.”
NBA spokesman confirms that "the fine was for Matt Barnes directing inappropriate language at a fan and that fan was not Robert Sarver."
Barnes: “When you pay the money to get that close to us who doesn't want to say that I talked to Matt or I talked to Chris during the game."
Barnes on continually getting fined: "I’m going to get a summer job at my kid’s school working as a yard dude."
Barnes on Sarver: "You can ask him what he said. He said enough to make me respond. We don’t like each other."
Barnes said he was talking to 13-year old boy and his dad and a couple of hecklers but it didn't get heated until Sarver got involved.
Barnes: "If you’re going to say something like that to me, expect me to respond but don’t go run and tell when I do go say something."
Barnes on Sarver: "We don’t like each other. He didn’t like me when I was there and I didn’t like him when I was there so it is what it is."
Matt Barnes continues to say his $25,000 fine came as result of an interaction with Robert Sarver but did say he was talking to other fans.
Matt Barnes said he understands fans heckling players but not owners.
Matt Barnes said Robert Sarver hasn't liked him since he played for Sarver.
Matt Barnes said NBA players should be held to a higher standard and owners to a higher standard than that.
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AAK! Super Bowl edition: Send us your SB Q's. On the game, SB's generally, commercials, parties, metaphorical Super Bowls, etc. BK
DeAndre Jordan: "In the famous words from the wise man, Marshawn Lynch, ‘I’m just about that action, boss.'"
Jeremy Lin on John Wall & Bradley Beal: “One guy loves to drive & the other loves to shoot. Wall commands so much attention when he drives.”
J.Lin on challenge of Wall/Beal backcourt: “Transition, I think that’s what hurt us the most. They were attacking the rim & spacing out.”
Wayne Ellington: “We have gotten off to slow starts the past few games. We need to change that…
Wayne Ellington on rhythm vs Wizards: “I made up my mind, I’m going to come out aggressive. We are a team that needs to be hungry…
Klay Thompson (30 points) missed a runner at the buzzer. Warriors' 19-game home winning streak is over. D-Rose: 30 points, 1 assist.
Jordan Clarkson: “There’s no off nights for me.” When talking about PG opponents on a nightly basis: Tony Parker, John Wall, Derrick Rose
Jordan Clarkson: “I think we were just playing aggressive. Moving the ball.”
They turned up the sound on the rims here at Oracle so all these misses by the Dubs are even more shocking
Scott said he was pleased with the play of both Jordan Clarkson (18 points) and Wayne Ellington (28) tonight.
Byron Scott on John Wall: "When he's (knocking down his jumper) you just can't guard him." Cited his top-in-NBA speed as biggest strength.
Can you imagine how productive you would be if you worked half as hard as Draymond Green does for every rebound?
Warriors and Bulls both so enjoyable to watch in their respective ways. Pau has 16p, 14r, 8a. ... GSW 105, CHI 104 with 1:10 left.
Derrick Rose having an insane game here in Oakland: 28 points, 0 assists, 11 turnovers, 0 steals, 7 rebounds.
The Bulls starting frontcourt has 14 assists tonight. Their starting backcourt has 1. Some of that is Pau and Noah's creativity, but still
Is it me, or does it seem like Steph is playing HORSE out there sometimes?
Worthy said he was "disappointed" in Wes Johnson. 'We need to see more out of him."
Worthy: "They couldnt sustain it....in second half when they had to make adjustments, the ball just stuck."
That didnt end well. Lakers lose ninth in a row, 98-92. It was fun while it lasted
Ellington's career high in points was 28 on 12 of 20 FG's; Clarkson's was 18 on 8 of 18 FG's. Both guards had 3 boards and 3 dimes.
Back in the day, when he was actually healthy, Nene’s spin move in either direction was just killer. AK
BREAKING: Wayne Ellington with a new career-high in points with 28.
Final: Wiz 98, Lakers 92. Wiz took over in the 2nd half after a great start by LAL. Wall: 22/13/9. Ellington + Clarkson = career highs.
Such a good game here in Oakland. Warriors up 99-98 on the Bulls with 4 mins to go. Derrick Rose looks the best I've seen him this year.
Bradley Beal seals the deal with that jumper. Wizards up by seven, 97-90. It’ll be nine straight losses for the Lakers.
Bradley Beal's jumper gives the Wizards the 97-90 lead with 43.0 left.
Wall's in some pain... BK
John Wall one rebound shy of a triple-double. 20 points, 13 assists and nine boards.
Couple Long Beach Poly alums leaving Lakers game. Cameron Diaz & DeSean Jackson.
Wayne Ellington just tied his career-high with 26 points after the reverse layup. Lakers are down 95-90 with 1:56 remaining in the game.
Nice reverse layup off the steal by Wayne Ellington. Point total up to 26. Ties career-high.
Make that 26 for Wayne Ellington, which ties his career high. Terrific night for the Tar Heel on 11 of 18 FG's.
A Nene and-1 has the Wizards up 93-88, LAL with 3 minutes to try and come back. Clarkson's up to 18 points, Ellington still w/24.
Wizards take the five point lead after Nene's free throw with 3:00 left.
Given the quality of the conference they play in this year, how many games do the W's need to win for their reg. season to reach GOAT? BK
Jordan Hill's put-back of Ellington's miss has LAL within 1 at 86-85, 5:00 to play.
Nice defense by Sacre there.
Midway through 4, Lakers trail 86-83 as Jordan Clarkson and Wayne Ellington combine for 40 points.
Wes Johnson 46.0 --> Activated.
Rasual Butler shooting like the Wizards are still down 19.
WHAT A PASS BY WAYNE ELLINGTON!!
Wizards now sporting a 6-point lead. 8 mins left in the game.
The Wiz hold an 82-80 lead early in the 4th Q, LAL trying to find what worked so well early on, but shots have stopped falling.
I forgot to tweet this when it actually happened, but Kris Humphries dunked on Carlos Boozer. Drink.
It's all tied up at 78 and if the Lakers outscore the Wizards in the final 10 minutes, they will win.