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If Kobe stick to his season average of 26.7 points he’ll pass MJ on Dec, 12 in San Antonio.
Hanley was cool but this season for a few weeks he had a self imposed media ban with us in LA...problem is we didnt know about it.
Shaw: "Obviously, Michael has six championships. Without what Michael did, Kobe wouldn't have anything to shoot for."
Shaw says Kobe No. 2 shooting guard ever behind MJ. "I don't think there's very much difference between the two," Shaw said.
Hanley + Boston media = yikes.
Earlier tonight, Brian Shaw said passing MJ on scoring list would be "one of (Kobe's) greatest accomplishments" whether he says it or not.
Lakers home schedule this week: Memphis on Wednesday, Minnesota on Friday, Toronto on Saturday.
Lakers were a Kobe baseline jumper away from winning 3-of-4 games. Play next three at home before heading East yet again.
Kobe: "I think we just hit some serious droughts. Both teams did. We hit the drought last."
Recording Monday, so send us some AAK. Make ‘em Thanksgiving Q’s. Nothing else. AK
Adding injury to insult, Lakers PF Ed Davis tweaked his right ankle tonight.
Ha. That's Hanley Ramirez, not Manny Ramirez. Although I'd like to see Manny back in Boston too.
Nick Young: “We got to believe in ourselves. I know I believe in everyone on this team.”
Nick Young: “I can’t do all the ball handling I want to do with my right hand.”
Nick Young on shooting struggles: “Still trying to find my rhythm out there.”
Athletes don't want to talk to the press, but when its about their event or charity they beg the press to come. Can't have it both ways.
Jeremy Lin on positives from loss to Denver: “I felt like we did a good job defensively.”
Wayne Ellington said his teammates/coaches/etc. have been important for him trying to deal w/his family tragedy. Trying to keep his head up.
Wayne Ellington on dealing with the loss of his father: “It’s been tough. Day to day. Being here. Being on the court has helped.”
Ed Davis told me his ankle’s fine; he won’t miss time (left floor to ice it in locker room during 4th/OT). Mad at himself for fouling out.
Ed Davis on ankle tweak: “It’ll be fine.”
Odell Beckham Jr.: "I hope it's not the greatest catch of all-time. I hope I can make more. It really means nothing without a win."
BScott didnt think team relies on Kobe too much in game-winning situations. Gonna be a long two years for him, then
Byron on Ed Davis starting: “I don’t know how long that’s going to last. I don’t know how long Boozer is going to be out.”
Steve Alford turned 50 today. http://t.co/Kl1F3S6Bp6
Byron Scott on Kobe’s last shot: “He’s made that shot so many during his career”
Scott thought the “effort was there, lot of good things on the defensive end.” But … “we missed some wide open looks” + the mistakes.
Just had a story retweeted by a long-defunct newspaper. Hope that's not any kind of omen.
Byron Scott: “I thought our guys played tonight. Competed.”
Byron Scott: “Obviously disappointing … just blew it. Missed free throws, (giving up) offensive rebounds. We made some costly mistakes.”
J.J. Redick had two words when asked about a leaner, meaner Marc Gasol: "Contract year."
Live with Kobe. Die with Kobe.
AC Green and Worthy say the Lakers stood around watching Kobe too much. What else is new?
Worthy: "That was a difficult one to give away....poor execution."
Five minutes more only produced another loss. Denver wins, 101-94
Final: Nuggets 101, Lakers 94. Kobe finished w/27 but struggled w/shooting in 4th Q, Lin had 17 and 5, Hill 11 and 14, Sacre 13.
Lakers lose at home to DEN, fall to 3-11. Start of light stretch on Lakers' schedule. Next: MEM, MIN, TOR, at DET, at WAS, at BOS, NO, SAC.
FINAL: Nuggets 101, Lakers 94. The Lakers fall to 3-11. That's not the worst record in the West. That belongs to OKC at 3-12.
This feels like the Lakers' Nov. 4 home loss to Phoenix. Winnable in a potential team-building moment, but lost amid dependence on Kobe.
That should do it. Kobe misses the three and Lakers are still down four with 9.9 seconds left. Nuggets' ball.
Glad they got Kobe an easy look. AK
Kobe misses three-point attempt. Game basically in the bag for Nuggets. 9.9 left. DEN ball. 4-point lead.
That should do it. Kobe missed a 3, Lawson collected the loose ball. DEN ball, 09.9 left in OT, Nuggets up 98-94.
Prediction: Nick Young four-point play.
Yeah, that was a foul and Afflalo makes both free-throws to put the Nuggets back up by four. 18.7 seconds left in overtime.
Afflalo puts Nuggets back up by 4 with 18.7 secs left. Foul game.
Afflalo hit both FT's with 18.7 seconds left to restore Denver's 4-point lead at 98-94. LAL need a quick score, some FT misses or a T.O.
Jordan Hill makes both free-throws to cut the deficit to 96-94 with 21.7 remaining. Nuggets' ball after the timeout.
Jordan Hill pulls the Lakers to within two. 21.7 left on the clock in OT. Nuggets ball.
LAL got a needed turnover and got 2 Jordan Hill FT's at the other end w/21.7 left to cut the DEN lead to 2.
The Nuggets, channeling David Copperfield, have made Kobe disappear.
Byron Scott ran a play to get Kobe a post touch, which resulted in his J over Chandler. LAL within 2, until Lawson answered. 96-92, 1 min.
Had basketball existed in the days of Noah, God would have simply sent this game into 5 OT's and not bothered with the flood. BK
Nuggets get the offensive rebound after the missed free-throw and they now lead by four with 1:28 remaining. Timeout, Lakers.
Gallinari went 1 of 2 at the FT line again, but Mozgov grabbed the miss, and Gallo hit a 3 to put DEN up 94-90 w/1:28 left.
Kobe ties the game at 90 after hitting two free throws. 2 mins left.
Ha, no one wants to win this game. It's been tied 17 times already.
Good defense by Kobe, but better offense by Ty Lawson. It's now tied up at 88 with less than three minutes remaining.
Ty Lawson has been on his game tonight. 16 points and 16 assists. Giving Lin all he can handle.
Jeremy Lin's fadeaway jumper gives the Lakers the 88-86 lead.
That Lin hoop was the Lakers first bucket since Wesley Johnson's dunk.
Jeremy Lin scored over Lawson again to kick off OT, but committed his 5th PF on the other end. 3:30 to play, LAL up 2.
This game isn't going to win any FG% awards. LAL at 38.1%, DEN 35.7%. Both teams consistently cold. Defenses have been working hard.
Finally Byron can get Kobe beyond 40 minutes in a way that looks natural. BK
Kobe Bryant leads the way for the Lakers with 23 points. Lin with 15. J. Hill 14 boards & 9 points. Wes 12 boards & 7 points.
So Kobe's going to have to play 44 minutes if he goes through OT. 39 more in regulation. Hill played 38, Johnson 37, Lawson/Afflalo 37 each.
5 mins on the clock. First, and lets hope only, overtime. Kobe leads
Overtime, and LAL will go small with Wesley Johnson in at the 4 (Ed Davis fouled out early in the 4th Q). Lin, Kobe, Young, Hill too.
Nick Young almost makes the shot with 0.5 seconds, but we're now headed to overtime.
That would have been a reeeeaaaallly Swaggy walk off interview if Nick Young hit a 3-point buzzer-beater. Instead, a near miss.
If that shot had gone in Nick Young would have done his postgame presser across the street on the AMAs stage.