Gary Lee

Through 12.25 games, Robert Sacre shoots the ball every time he gets it and that’s not ideal if you want to try and win.

Mike Trudell

Sacre committed 3 PF's in his 3 minutes of work, though he did hit 2 J's to cut the DAL lead to 8. LAL have 4 team PF's already at 9:57.

Bill Oram

With 5.9 left in first, Lakers trailed by six after Dirk FTs. A turnover and bad rebounding gave Dallas five more points to end the quarter.

Beton Duran

Ya he is! Are you not entertained! "@briangonzo89: @Beton Duran your boy Sacre is something else man! smh"

Mike Trudell

Seen that one before. J.J. Barea baits opposing PG (Price in this case) into a push off foul be being annoying defensively.

Gary Lee

After getting faked out by Kobe, Robert Sacre redeems himself to start the second quarter with a ball fake of his own.

Gary Lee

At the end of 1, Lakers trail 38-27 and the Mavs had a 7-0 run in the final 10 seconds of that quarter, I think.

Mike Trudell

So LAL were poised to exit the quarter down 31-27. Instead, Davis/Sacre helped the Mavs take a 38-27 lead into the 2nd.

Ryan Ward

J.J. Barea giving me flashbacks with that last play. Where’s Andrew Bynum when you need him?

Mike Trudell

To compound it, DAL grabbed Crowder missed and-1 FT, and J.J. Barea hit a leaning 3 to beat the buzzer. That's a 7-0 run in 6 seconds.

Kamenetzky Brothers

It was obviously a good fake from Kobe, because he fooled Sacre. BK

Bill Oram

The Mavericks scored seven points in the last 5.9 seconds. Criminy.

Janis Carr

Wow. That was terrible

Mike Bresnahan

Kobe 0 for 7 in the first quarter, Lakers trail Dallas by 11.

Janis Carr

BScott not looking too happy with that.

Mike Trudell

Two big mistakes from LAL's bigs. Davis fouled Dirk 28 feet from rim (2 bonus FT's). Then Sacre threw an inbounds pass to DAL for an and-1.

Bill Oram

That was... not good, Robert Sacre.

Bill Oram

Kobe (0/7) can’t buy a basket — even though he didn’t take a hometown discount.

Mike Trudell

Nick Young and Kobe Bryant are a combined 0 for 10, so it's somewhat a surprise that LAL are down only 5 at 30-25. Bryant has 5 dimes.

Gary Lee

Sacre enters the game. Drink.

Mike Trudell

LAL within 4 at 25-21 despite Kobe's 0 for 5 start. Bryant does have 4 assists and 3 boards plus 2 FT's. Jordan Hill's 4 of 4.

Kamenetzky Brothers

Mike Brown recognizes the stare Kobe just gave that ref. AK

Bill Oram

Lakers shooting 60 percent from the field. Alas, Mavs hitting 71 percent.

Mike Trudell

A 6-0 Mavs run out of the 1st time out came on B2B triples (Mavs 3 of 5). Kobe's 1st points came at the FT line moments later. 25-21 DAL.

Bill Oram

Nick Young playing with that soft cast on his thumb.

Mike Trudell

Byron Scott's sticking with rotations of late in having Ed Davis and Nick Young check in halfway through the 1st for Boozer/Johnson.

Mike Trudell

Kobe has 4 assists already, feeding Jordan Hill for another jumper. LAL ball movement has been good, but Dirk's 3 evens it at 17 early.

Gary Lee

Midway through 1, it’s all tied up at 17 between the Lakers and Mavericks. Starting lineup has scored except for Kobe, but he has 4 assists.

Gary Lee

Kobe has four assists in six minutes and *they* say he doesn’t pass the ball.

Bill Oram

Try to avoid sweeping generalizations based on limited evidence, but Wes seems far more engaged following the Harden steal.

Mike Trudell

Two straight Hill buckets, one inside and one out, and a hammer dunk from Johnson off Kobe’s transition dime gave LAL an early 13-10 lead.

Gary Lee

Not sure if Jordan Hill or Dirk Nowitzki.

Gary Lee

In the Lakers’ five attempts so far, two of them have resulted in air balls — one each by Kobe and Lin.

Bill Oram

Optimist ----> RT @imsohideouss: Swaggy back though. This game is pretty much a coin flip. RT @Bill Oram: Best offense. Worst defefnse.

Bill Oram

Lakers and Mavs underway. Best offense. Worst defefnse.

Mike Trudell

And we're underway from Dallas, where LAL get their first hoop from Carlos Boozer. He's coming off B2B double-doubles (as is Jordan Hill).

Gary Lee

Carlos Boozer - 2, Mavericks - 0.

Mike Bresnahan

Ellington said he heard from Kobe “almost every day” while he was away from the team: "As our leader, he's been unbelievable."

Mike Bresnahan

Ellington: "We were on a pretty good high. Not even 15 minutes after that was the lowest of all lows that I’ve ever been at in my life."

Mike Bresnahan

Ellington spoke about his father's death a few mins ago. He found out about it after the Lakers beat Charlotte to end 0-5 start (cont.).

Beton Duran

Follow Poncher. She's at fight "@CrystinaPoncher: 143.6 for @ChrisAlgieri second weigh in. He made it. #pacalgieri http://t.co/Yft7q8tqs8"

John Ireland

Mychal Thompson and I both think they should invite this 6'1" guy to the NBA Dunk Contest next year. Not kidding: youtube.com/watch?v=qYdcDc…

Mike Trudell

It’s a helpful tool for LAL to be able to get players minutes in the D-League with the @DFenders, right in their own practice facility.

Mike Trudell

Byron Scott said we may see Xavier Henry, Jordan Clarkson and even Wayne Ellington play for the @DFenders tomorrow night at home.

Mike Bresnahan

Ellington might join Clarkson and Henry in D-League game tomorrow night, Scott said.

Mike Bresnahan

Wayne Ellington is available tonight but Byron Scott might not use him. He's been away for almost two weeks after his father's death.

Mike Trudell

Byron Scott said Wayne Ellington, who was away from the team for 10 days, is available but probably won’t play tonight. Sunday more likely.

Ryan Ward

Kobe Bryant believes he’s two-year deal was a discount, but no as much as fans wanted it to be - examiner.com/article/lakers… #Lakers

Bill Oram

Waiting in Dallas to hear from Rick Carlisle. Or, as I like to call him, Mav Rick.

Gary Lee

Two hours until #LakersBasketball, so check out the keys to victory against the Dallas Mavericks via @corylukito. lakersnation.com/lakers-vs-mave…

Mike Bresnahan

After tonight's game in Dallas, Clarkson + Henry will again play for Lakers' D-League affiliate Saturday. They'll rejoin Lakers on Sunday.

Melissa Rohlin

Jamal Crawford has more assists than points against the Heat latimes.com/sports/sportsn…

Laker Girls

When I'm not on the court, I'm on my mat! Namaste. -Kimberly #LGLivin http://t.co/YDohbaNYDr

Gary Lee

Lakers take on the Mavericks tonight and Rick Carlisle called Kobe Bryant “one of the all-time great competitors.” lakersnation.com/mavs-rick-carl…

Ben Bolch

I must be on a different wavelength. Goodbye. (Not literally, but you get the idea.)

Ben Bolch

Had a fellow journalist tell me recently he liked my tweet game. He then proceeded to lose 10 followers.

Ben Bolch

In other words, time to wash my hair. RT @NateDuncanNBA Best game on the board tonight might be Mil Tor

Ben Bolch

Clippers have a season high in alley-oop dunks against Miami Heat fw.to/AgyIi2a

Melissa Rohlin

Clippers have a season high in alley-oop dunks against Miami Heat latimes.com/sports/sportsn…

Ben Bolch

Glad Nick Young has blown up but kind of miss the old days when he was just a sweet kid at USC who I thought I had all to myself.

Ben Bolch

I remember watching Nick Young as a sophomore make jumper after jumper in practice in the North Gym at USC. Knew he would make it in NBA.

Ben Bolch

Tim Floyd quote about Nick Young that still works today: "I call him a dysfunctional player in a complimentary way."

Arash Markazi

The NHL announced Slava Voynov is still suspended indefinitely but the Kings can replace Voynov’s salary under terms of the NHL/NHLPA CBA.

Kevin Ding

One thing I didn't get to in Kobe-Nick column (bleacherreport.com/articles/22743…): how well Nick spaces floor for Lakers, esp on opposite side as Kobe.

Beton Duran

We ALL ARE! "@Kamenetzky Brothers: Melo has been criticized for being all about $. Turns out it’s true. espn.go.com/espn/feature/s…"

Kevin Ding

Yes, Lakers are undefeated with Nick Young. But just to keep him humble, Twitter followers: @IGGYAZALEA 3,175,452, @NickSwagyPYoung 186,864.

Kamenetzky Brothers

Melo has been criticized for being all about $. Turns out it’s true. Interesting feature by @elisaslow. AK espn.go.com/espn/feature/s…

Kamenetzky Brothers

Hoops + MMA atmosphere + J.R. Smith’s lil’ bro = one very weird @TheCauldron story by @BobSaietta. AK medium.com/the-cauldron/w…

Melissa Rohlin

The Clippers' trust issues appear to be gone latimes.com/sports/sportsn…

Kamenetzky Brothers

At @TheCauldron, @JADubin5 turns the Nuggets into a one-stop trade shop for contending teams. AK medium.com/the-cauldron/f…

Bill Oram

Actual lyric from my alma mater’s fight song: “The squeal of the pig will float on the air from the tummy of the grizzly bear.” #gogriz

Beton Duran

So AWESOME "@SportsNation: The moment you walk out of school/work and you're on Thanksgiving break. es.pn/1tmYwuY"

Janis Carr

Money woes RT @Bill Oram: Once again, Kobe discounts notion of superstar pay cuts. (Get it? Discounts? Pay cuts?) ocregister.com/lakers/discoun…

Bill Oram

By the way, I've been negligent in my Montana football tweets this week. Cat/Griz week is the best. #FTC #gogriz

Bill Oram

Once again, Kobe Bryant discounts notion of superstar pay cuts. (Get it? Discounts? Pay cuts?) ocregister.com/lakers/discoun…

Bill Oram

Disparity in Bryant/Nowitzki contracts is stunning. Kobe will make as much next season alone ($25m) as Dirk in three years of deal.

Gary Lee

"Did I take a discount? Yeah. Did I take as big a discount as some fans would want me to? No" - Kobe on extension. lakersnation.com/kobe-bryant-be…

Ben Bolch

This Robert Sacre video still cracks me up every time. Hard to believe these qualified as good old days for Lakers. youtube.com/watch?v=NxVuyS…

Ben Bolch

For last place. RT @Baxter Holmes Kobe on his contract: "Was it a big enough discount to help us be a contender? Yeah."

Bill Oram

Kobe: "...the new head of the players association ain't going for it either."

Bill Oram

Owners win when players feel pressured to take less money, says Kobe. "It’s absolutely brilliant. But I’m not going for it. And I know..."

David Brickley

Happy B-Day to the one and only @OldenPolynice1. Still laughing from your classic Vin Baker story!

Bill Oram

Kobe: "Was it a big enough discount to help us be a contender? Yeah."

Bill Oram

Kobe: "Did I take take a discount? Yeah. Did I take as big of a discount as some fans would want me to? No."

Mike Bresnahan

Kobe added, "It's a big coup for the owners to put players in situations where public perception puts pressure on them to take less money."

Mike Bresnahan

More Kobe on his contract: "Was it a big enough discount to help us be a contender? Yeah."

Bill Oram

This a.m. in Dallas, Kobe again defended his contract, calling it a “coup” for owners if public perception favors stars taking pay cuts.

Mike Bresnahan

Kobe on still-scrutinized $48.5M contract: "Did I take a discount? Yeah. Did I take as big a discount as some fans would want me to? No."

Bill Oram

Wayne Ellington rejoined Lakers yesterday but Byron Scott unsure if he will play tonight.

Ben Bolch

Manute Bolch not happy about Kevin Martin's wrist injury. #fantasyleague

Gary Lee

Here at @Gary Lee and @DodgersNation, we're excited to announce that @Kamenetzky Brothers will be joining our editorial staff this season!

Ryan Ward

Who would’ve thought Lakers would be ahead of the Thunder in the West standings this season? http://t.co/YnjGzBdUc3

Ben Bolch

Five takeaways from the Clippers' 110-93 victory over Miami fw.to/Myc1CdH