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J.J. Redick (bulging disc lower back) is still out indefinitely.
Jared Dudley (mid-back spasms) and Jamal Crawford (strained left calf) are game-time decisions tonight.
How many people believe it’s FINALLY time to fire Mike D’Antoni? Explain why you’d say YES or NO
Can anyone confirm D'Antoni was on the plane last night? I'm wondering if he decided to just stay and seek asylum in Denver. BK
what motivates you?
Surprisingly, there's no overwhelming favorite. This just means fans think any coach is better than D'Antoni at this point. My pick? JVG.
If Phil Jackson isn't an option and the Lakers are looking for a new coach, who should it be? Hollins? Jeff or Stan Van Gundy? Karl? Sloan?
To clarify, I meant if Jim brought in the Donnie Walsh type rather than Phil specifically in a front office role. AK
Question. If Jim felt he couldn’t work with Phil, but brought in someone else credible (a Donnie Walsh type) would that satisfy fans? AK
Also important: New attempts to pressure Jim into bringing back Phil will, should they fail, make the Jim/Jeanie dynamic worse. BK
ICYMI: Lakers are in trouble.
777 had perfect safety rating until SFO mishap and now there's the missing Malaysia flight. Still believe in the aircraft, tho.
This week's NBA rankings categories in LAT: Spinal Tap!
A more powerful message from Lakers fans would be, "We want Rudy!" instead of "We want Phil!"
OK, the "Smush Parker year(s)" were technically 2005-07. Point is similar.
If '04-05 was the "Smush Parker year," '13-14 may go down as the year Crenshaw (girls) basketball was more compelling than the Lakers.
Just spent a while going through Lakers' year-by-year game results. They've never allowed this many points (408) over three games. Ever.
Something's wrong when David Thompson never swept Lakers in a season series but Timofey Mozgov did.
En route back to LA
I'm good ft. The Weeknd
As expected, X-rays were negative on Pau Gasol's ankle.
The Lakers' best pitch might be a pair of pink sidewinders and a bright orange pair of pants. In other words, Nick Young's everyday outfit.
X-rays on Pau's L ankle were negative. He plans to play against OKC as long as his ankle doesn't "blow up" between now and Sunday
The Lakers could have John Calipari, Mike Krzyzewski and Dean Smith head their recruiting and still not land anyone this summer.
Pau on Phil Jackson: "I think he wouldn’t be OK being just a consultant, but (instead) being a guy that calls the shots"
Pau Gasol asked if Phil Jackson could use those 11 rings to sway free agents for a team: "I don't know if I picture him as a recruiter"
Update: After watching 63 Lakers games this season... http://t.co/tAn1EguI7z
Pau Gasol will receive an X-ray on his L ankle after the game as a precaution
Pau Gasol may get an X-Ray on his left ankle as a precaution. They think it'll be fine, as he played the whole 2nd half on it.
MDA said players did a good job of not succumbing to 1 on 1s, like they did last night, "Thats why we didn't fall completely apart" (on TWC)
Tough times don’t last; real fans do. I still bleed purple and gold.
Clippers have come a long way since the day Steven Esparza was traded for three tacos.
Gotta say, starting to feel about Mike D'Antoni after tonight like I did about Mike Brown after Game 5 in Utah last season.
We all have to acknowledge our limitations/flaws. Come on, people, stop being so serious.
With this loss, LAL move below Boston in the league standings to 3rd from the bottom (ORL, PHI, MIL).
Gasol added a final seconds bucket to finish with 27. Lawson had 30 points, 17 dimes for the Nuggets. Faried had 32 & 13.
The Lakers lose 134-126 to the Nuggets. Nineteen more games until ping pong balls.
Final: Denver 134, Los Angeles 126. Kelly had 24 & 11, Gasol 25 points, Farmar 24, and Marshall 14 assists in the loss.
There was an earthquake? Well, at this point, I don’t feel anything. Thanks Lakers.
Ryan Kelly's up to 24 points with his 11 boards after 2 FT's amidst a quick 6-0 run cut the lead to 8, but just 1:18 to play.
Congrats to Ryan Kelly. First career double-double. 22 points and 10 rebounds. Thug life.
Lakers surrender < 150 points. Earthquake!
To belabor the obvious, Lakers have given up 132, 142 and (at least 132) points in last three games.
Speaking of assists … Ty Lawson has 17 to go with his 30 points.
Kendall Marshall's assist game is on tonight: 14 in 26 minutes. Farmar just checked back in for the final 3:29. LAL down 130-117.
Actually, the Lakers gave up basketball for Lent.
Denver is 14 of 22 from 3 after a Fournier bomb. Kelly - 17 points - did answer w/a tough layup, the deficit at 16.
Something's rotten in the state of Den...ver.
For the second-straight season, a Laker is called for a flagrant foul in Denver on Kenneth Faried. Last year Dwight, this year Ryan Kelly
Ryan Kelly just drew a flagrant foul trying to impede a Faried layup. Kelly's been good tonight: 15 points, 10 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block.
Jan Vesely’s girlfriend.
Bench points tonight: 57-17, in part because Denver's starters have been so effective (Lawson 30, Faried 24, Chandler 19).
A quick 9-2 burst from LAL has the road team within 13 at 115-102. Kelly hit his 3rd triple on Marshall's 10th dime during the run.
Lakers are actually only down by 13. The comeback begins.
I’ve watched every single second of every single game this season. This is what happens when you’re optimistic =(
Henry broke Fournier's ankles on a crossover, but missed the pull-up J. Lawson's back in to start the 4th w/his 30 points, 12 assists.
Nice crossover, Xavier. If only you made that.
If things don't work out, I'll make like Eddie Murphy and go work at my cousin's cleaners.
The Lakers trail 110-91 after three quarters. Ty Lawson has 30 pts, 12 ast to lead DEN. Farmar has 22 pts for LAL.
Denver outscored LAL 33-25 in that 3rd Q to take a 110-91 lead into the 4th Q.
That is not good transition defense as traditionally defined. AK
Farmar's understandably frustrated at LAL's struggles, and has been extra aggressive. He has 22 on 7 of 12 FG's, with 4 3's.
It’s almost over. 108-85 with 1:13 remaining. Oh wait, it’s only the third quarter.
The Lakers gave up defense for Lent.
"Chris Kaman is absolutely a ghost right now" -- BillyMac
100 points with 3:06 left in third. Clippers had 109 points after 3 quarters last night
Xavier Henry's had some good minute for LAL in the last 2 as he gets back into game shape. 8 points, 2 rebs, 2 stls, 2 asts in 15 min.
Can the Lakers at least try to be competitive? Not expecting many wins this season, but there should be effort.
Wilson Chandler pulling the Karl Malone special by leading with the knee when he went airborne.
Among the most glaring of defensive problems for LAL all season has been a lack of rim protection. DEN is driving w/impunity.