Gary Lee

Robert Sacre actually dunked. He’s made so much progress since last season. This is what developing young players is all about.

Ryan Ward

Jeremy Lin is having a solid game tonight. Floating under the radar with Kobe stealing the show. Lin: 14 points and 7 assists

Mike Trudell

Griffin (29 points) has been a big problem for LAL's bigs, as Davis, Boozer and Hill all have 4 PF's, but Sacre's dunk has LAL up 81-78.

Gary Lee

Lakers are leading 79-76 with 3:36 remaining in the third, but Robert Sacre is coming into the game.

Gary Lee

Robert Sacre should teach Kobe how to shoot free throws — he’s missed three so far. Don’t kill me, Kobe.

Mike Trudell

Kobe said LAL weren't as bad as they showed in the 1st 2 games, and they certainly haven't been tonight. Lead's at 5 after 1 of 2 Kobe FT's.

Mike Trudell

Jordan Hill is getting his Chris Bosh on, splashing 17 footers, but Griffin's heating up on the other end w/23 points. LAL up 76-72.

Gary Lee

DO WHAT YOU GOTTA DO, JORDAN HILL.

Bill Oram

Before tonight the Lakers last lead was with 9:42 left in first quarter vs. Houston. They led 3-2.

Mike Trudell

Jordan Hill's loving his jump shot in the 3rd, with 8 of his 14 points to put LAL up 74-67.

Gary Lee

“MY HANDS IS HOT” - JORDAN HILL.

Bill Oram

This 5 point lead isn't only the Lakers biggest advantage tonight, it's their largest of the season. Led Rockets by 1 in Monday's opener.

Janis Carr

Yee-ow RT @ABaptist27: Look at Kobe dressed up as a top 5 player in the league for Halloween.

Mike Trudell

Kobe Bryant is playing in his 1,248th regular season game in his 19th season, but the legs look pretty fresh tonight.

Janis Carr

Kobe has 16 pts on 5 of 8 shooting. Any more questions about his health?

Mike Trudell

A well-earned standing O in to LAC's T.O. comes courtesy of a 16-5 burst out of HT capped by a nasty reverse from Kobe, + his 6th dime.

Ryan Ward

Kobe Bryant playing incredible bball tonight. Beautiful reverse. 16 pts, 6 assists and two steals. #Lakers

Janis Carr

Who are these guys in black and gold (and a bit of purple)? Lakers now lead, 72-67. On a 16-5 run

Arash Markazi

Lakers 72, Clippers 67 with 7:21 left in the 3rd quarter. Clippers look as lost as they did last night.

Gary Lee

Yeah, that’s the 2nd best shooting guard and 40th best player in the NBA.

Gary Lee

Linsanity has arrived.

Bill Oram

Lakers had two 3-pointers in first half. Now two in the third quarter with shots by Wesley Johnson and Jeremy Lin.

Mike Trudell

The 2nd Jeremy Lin 3 comes off Kobe's 5th assist, and gives LAL a 68-67 lead. Both Lin and Kobe have 14 points and 5 dimes.

Jeanie Buss

My new bestie. #Lakers baby http://t.co/fgsrhjMYhM

Gary Lee

Throw it down, Jordan Hill. Throw it down.

Janis Carr

Lakers take lead, 63-62 with 7-0 run. Is this real?

Ben Bolch

It's not 63-62 LAL, it's 63-62 LOL.

Mike Trudell

LAL start the 3rd Q on a 7-0 run, as Hill's layup backs up Johnson's 3 and Lin's floater to make it a 63-62 LAL lead. Griffin missed 3 J's.

Mike Bresnahan

What's this? The Lakers lead the Clippers? 63-62, LAL

Bill Oram

Expected big momentum charge at start of the third. Didn't expect it to be from the Lakers. But they score seven straight and lead 63-62.

Gary Lee

LAKERS LEAD 63-62. HYFR.

Ryan Ward

Kobe dish to Hill. Straight up. Bucket. Lakers lead, 63-62. #Lakers

Arash Markazi

After struggling to beat an 8-man Thunder team without Durant and Westbrook, the Clippers are trailing the Lakers, 63-62.

Gary Lee

W3S. 62-61, Clippers.

Janis Carr

Wes Johnson hit a 3 for his first FG of the night. Got to start somewhere

Ryan Ward

Wes Johnson’s 3 cuts the lead to 1, 62-61.

Mike Trudell

Even though Griffin's absolutely improved his jumper, LAL don't mind when he pulls up from 20 feet. Puts less pressure on the defense.

Mike Trudell

LAL had better balance on offense than the 1st 2 games: Kobe took 6 shots, Johnson and Hill 5 apiece, Boozer 6, Lin 8, Davis and Price 4.

Gary Lee

This is the best Kobe has looked on both ends of the court so far — getting to the basket and some nice defensive plays.

Janis Carr

Clippers hanging onto 62-56 lead vs Lakers. There's no way this game should be this close after Clips fast start. 20 missed shots dont help

Mike Trudell

LAL played pretty well, all things considered, in the 1st half. They got hurt again at the 3-point line, where LAC hit 7 of 21.

Bill Oram

Halftime: Clippers 62, Lakers 56.

Ben Bolch

Strangest thing about first half is the air of resignation in the Lakers crowd at Staples Center.

Gary Lee

At the end of 2, Lakers trail 62-56. Kobe has 14 points on 4/6 shooting and an impressive dunk. Check the highlights: lakersnation.com/los-angeles-la…

Ryan Ward

Clippers have a six-point lead heading into the half, 62-56. #Lakers

Mike Trudell

Kobe got 1 of 2 FT's, Hawes 1 for 2 to close the half w/LAC up 62-56. Bryant went for 14 points, Boozer and Lin 9 apiece. Griffin had 18.

Ben Bolch

Steve Ballmer not clapping along to Clipper Darrell's "Let's go Clippers" chant.

Mike Trudell

Big, momentum-stopping corner 3 from … Blake Griffin, his 2nd tonight, snapped LAL's latest run, but he fouled Kobe w/5.2 left...

Bill Oram

Blake Griffin had 26 career threes coming into this season. Two tonight.

Mike Trudell

A beautiful move from Kobe that he finished with his right hand and all kinds of English got him to 13 points. LAL within 3 after Lin's 2.

Bill Oram

Another highlight reel play from Kobe: Tremendous fake on way to rim for up-and-under layup.

Bill Oram

You get the sense that the Lakers are playing as well as they possibly could against the Clippers. Still down seven.

Mike Trudell

Boozer has had a good 2nd Q, with 7 of his 9 points plus all 4 of his boards and 2 assists. LAL trail 57-51, 1:25 left in the 2nd.

Gary Lee

WHAT A PASS BY CARLOS BOOZER.

Gary Lee

Yeah, Blake Griffin can’t guard Carlos Boozer. #MorePostMovesThanDwight

Bill Oram

Blake Griffin just picked up his third foul after getting beaten off the dribble by Carlos Boozer.

Mike Trudell

LAL have held the Clips to just 6 for 14 FG's in the 2nd Q, but led by Paul, Clips are 8 for 9 at the FT line in the 2nd.

Gary Lee

“Refs are helping the Clippers right now” - Anonymous source.

Mike Trudell

3 off-ball PF's have gotten Chris Paul a bunch of FT's … last 2 were Paul creating the contact and asking the ref to blow the whistle.

Ben Bolch

Lakers crowd oddly quiet considering they're within 5 of Clippers late in second quarter.

Melissa Rohlin

You greatly overestimate my skill level RT @Bill Oram Maybe you should make these dime-by-dime posts. Every time CP3 records an assist, BLOG!

Mike Trudell

Boozer surprised Griffin with a blow-by, resulting in an and-1 bucket, though he missed the FT (didn't stop him from yelling and-1 tho!)

Ryan Ward

Lakers fans at Staples starting to wakeup. Boozer cuts the lead to 3.

Gary Lee

YOU CAN’T GUARD CARLOS BOOZER, BLAKE GRIFFIN. #ANDONE

Gary Lee

KOB3, but then he picks up his third foul. 11-1 run as Lakers cut the lead down to 45-42 with 4:25 left in the first half.

Ryan Ward

Lakers down by only 5 w/ 4:25 left in the half. Not bad considering.

Janis Carr

Kobe with a 3 and the Lakers trail only by three, 45-42, with 4:25 left in half

Mike Trudell

Kobe just drained a deep 3 over DeAndre Jordan, reaching 11 points, and cutting LAC's once 15-point lead to just 3 at 45-42. 11-1 run.

Gary Lee

Wes Johnson, Momentum Stopper.

Melissa Rohlin

I'm doing quarter-by-quarter updates tonight of the Lakers-Clippers game: latimes.com/sports/sportsn…

Gary Lee

LAKERS ARE PLAYING DEFENSE. IS THIS REAL LIFE? ASKING FOR A FRIEND.

Mike Trudell

That'd be a strip of Blake Griffin, not Boozer of course. Though it'd be cool if Kobe stripped Boozer and then got him a layup anyway.

Gary Lee

Midway through 2, Lakers only trail 44-38 with nice defensive stops by Kobe and Boozer. Check out the highlights. lakersnation.com/los-angeles-la…

Mike Trudell

LAL are on a mini run, 5 straight points (Kobe FT's, Price J, Henry 1 of 2 FT's) to cut LAC's once 15-point lead to 8 at 44-36.

Gary Lee

XAVIER HENRY. BRUH.

Gary Lee

Just a thought, but the Lakers should consider putting their hands up when the opposing team is shooting. That might help teams miss shots.

Mike Trudell

The 6th Clippers 3 came walk-in style in transition, Hedo Turkoglu knocking it down, to open a 44-31 LAC lead. Clips at 57% overall.

Gary Lee

Ronnie Price > Jordan Farmar.

Gary Lee

cc: #ByronScott. RT @russval4: How soon until we seen the Box-And-1?

Gary Lee

For the first time in franchise history, the Lakers are playing zone.

Mike Trudell

LAL didn't adjust to Spencer Hawes on screen/roll, Sacre not popping out to prevent a 3, but got a layup from Ronnie Price to make it 36-26.

Ryan Ward

Somebody trying to get a “Let’s Go Clippers!” chant goes in the stands at Staples. Got shutdown pretty quick with some loud boos #Lakers

Gary Lee

Lolz. RT @SoCalGal64: Sacre better at FTs than Kobe.

Arash Markazi

The loudest boos of the night are reserved for my man @clipperdarrell.

Gary Lee

Robert Sacre needs to remain on the bench and do what he does best — being a cheerleader. As seen on Kobe’s dunk.

Bill Oram

Who said the Lakers defense isn't improved? RT @baxterholmes Clips on pace for 124 after 1Q.

Gary Lee

At the end of 1, Lakers trail 31-22. Jeremy Lin leads the team with seven points and Kobe had an impressive dunk. lakersnation.com/los-angeles-la…

Mike Trudell

A nice basket cut by Ed Davis got him a layup, and cut the Clips' lead to 31-22 after 12 minutes. Lin had 7, Hill 6, Kobe 5, and Griffin 11.

Gary Lee

JORDAN FARMAR IS A TRADER. Yes, I know. It’s traitor.

Bill Oram

Jordan Farmar getting set to check in for Clippers. Appeared in 342 games in five years with the Lakers, averaging 7.3 points & 2.5 assists

Mike Trudell

LAL absolutely need Jeremy Lin to be this aggressive. He's 3 for 6 now for 7 points with 2 assists, helping cut the LAC lead to 27-20.

Janis Carr

Clippers lead down to 27-20 with 2 minutes left in first quarter.

Ben Bolch

Don't count on tacos.

Janis Carr

90 mph RT @Mark Medina: Jeremy Lin playing like he had some Red Bull pregame