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.

Gary Lee

Midway through 2, Lakers have cut the lead down to 43-39. Kobe has 14 points on 5/10 shooting. Check the highlights. lakersnation.com/los-angeles-la…

Mike Trudell

To emphasize once again: Ed Davis has been really good. Just drew a PF on PHX working the O glass. He has 7P, 3R, 2A in his 11 min.

Mike Trudell

Kobe's gone 1-on-1 a few times to reach 14 points in his 10 minutes on 5 of 9 FG's. Shots aren't easy ones, but they're his shots.

Gary Lee

Wayne Ellington is no longer shooting 100 percent in his Lakers career.

Mike Trudell

LAL's bench outplayed that of Phoenix to trim a 14-point deficit after the 1st to 4 after Kobe's and-1. Ellington is +11.

Mike Trudell

Ed Davis, again, scoring at the rim. He's 3 for 4 off the bench, this time finishing in transition to get LAL within 4 at 38-34.

Mike Bresnahan

Wayne Ellington? Yes, Wayne Ellington.

Mike Trudell

Ellington's got it going a bit, sticking his 3rd straight J coming off a curl, but Thomas answered for PHX. He has 10 already. Suns up 8.

Mike Trudell

Kobe's about to check back into the game with that sore right shoulder. Didn't look to limit him too much in his start (7 points in 7 min.).

Mike Trudell

Kobe has what the team's calling a "sore right shoulder," which is why you've seen him icing before the game and after his first minutes.

Gary Lee

After trailing 33-19, the Lakers have gone on a 13-1 run to start the second quarter and only trail by 6.

Ramona Shelburne

Bumgarner is so locked in right now, almost feels like Giants should just leave him in the rest of the game

Mike Trudell

Nice stretch there from a bench that's without its top 3 projected contributors in Nash, Young and Randle before the season started.

Bill Oram

This group has the Lakers on a 9-1 run to start the second quarter.

Gary Lee

Jordan Hill made a jump shot. Because Kobe told him to take 1,000 shots over the summer.

Mike Trudell

It's a 13-1 LAL run here capped by a Hill J, Wayne Ellington's B2B jumpers, and 2 Ed Davis hoops. Suns lead cut to 6 at 34-28.

Gary Lee

If Mark Madsen could play, he’d be the second best big man behind Ed Davis.

Mike Trudell

Ed Davis has 5 points, 3 boards and an assist in 5 minutes. He's been a bright spot in a tough start to the season.

Janis Carr

Hmm...TV shows Kobe with that ice pack on his shoulder while on the bench. Pretty sure thats not normal either.

Gary Lee

At the end of 1, Lakers trail 33-19 in Phoenix. Kobe has 7 points on 2/5 shooting. Check out the highlights so far. lakersnation.com/los-angeles-la…

Janis Carr

That too. RT @charleslfreemn: @Janis Carr You meant to write "season going downhill fast," right?

Mike Trudell

An Ed Davis put-back and Boozer jumper were just LAL's 5th and 6th FG's, as they narrowly close the gap to 33-19 after 1 Q in PHX.

Gary Lee

Two-man game between Carlos Boozer and Wes Johnson. I should look away because I know what will happen, but I have to keep watching.

Mike Trudell

LAL have hit only 4 of 17 FG's, and given up 5 Suns 3's to trail 30-15 with 2 min. left in the 1st.

Gary Lee

You said it, not me. RT @Kevin Ding: At least Carlos Boozer has been so horrible that the other Lakers don't look quite as bad.

Bill Oram

Suns' blowup mascots dancing to the Iggy/J-Lo jam "Booty." Somoeone get a camera on Nick Young, please.

Janis Carr

Lead now 15 with 2:11 left in first qtr and Kobe on the bench. Game going downhill fast

Kevin Ding

At least Carlos Boozer has been so horrible that the other Lakers don't look quite as bad. ... PHX 30, LAL 15.

Gary Lee

Lakers should consider signing @TheeCoreyH, point guard from Howard University. I’m pretty sure he can keep up with Isaiah Thomas.

Gary Lee

Why is Carlos Boozer on the court? Asking for a friend.

Mike Trudell

The fourth Suns triple matches LAL’s FG total, though the Lakers have made up a few points at the FT line (7 for 7) to trail 23-15.

Gary Lee

LINSANITY: PHOENIX.

Gary Lee

Kobe looks furious sitting on the bench and unfortunately for him, it’s only Game 2 of the 2014-15 season =(

Mike Trudell

The first LAL time out comes after the 3rd triple from Phoenix gives the home team a 17-9 early lead. Kobe's 2 for 5, rest of team 1 for 8.

Janis Carr

Kobe has 7 of Lakers' 9 points. Where is everyone else?

Gary Lee

Midway through 1, Lakers trail 14-9 in Phoenix. Kobe has 7 points on 2/5 shooting. Check out his highlights so far. lakersnation.com/los-angeles-la…

Mike Bresnahan

Kobe very animated tonight. Irritated by a non-call a few mins ago. Then he thought PHX traveled but a Jordan Hill foul was called. Unhappy.

Gary Lee

One thing we can count on every single game this season: Carlos Boozer getting blocked.

Mike Trudell

Kobe's aggression on D was met with 2 straight whistles for reach ins. He didn't love the calls. Suns lead 14-9 midway through the 1st.