HoopsHype Los Angeles Lakers twitter
Jodie Meeks ups career high to 42 points. Last Laker other than Kobe to score 40 points? Andrew Bynum on 1/21/09. Before that? Shaq in 03
OKC's still sticking around thanks to Durant, who hit his 2nd 3 of the 4th Q to cut the lead to 13 with 7 minutes to play.
Everybody take a swig from their Old E for Jodie. He's up to a career-high 40 pts.
Jodie Meeks has 40 points. On 17 shots.
Durant has missed three of his last free throws, including that one stemming from a Farmar technical.
Durant drained a 3, but hit only 1 of 3 FT's after drawing a foul on a long-range attempt. OKC within 14 nonetheless, 8:04 left.
For those asking why Meeks is sitting w/his 38 points: he was short on his last couple of 3's. Makes sense to get him a few minutes of rest.
Maybe it's just me but I have a hard time saying any game before Thanksgiving is a highlight of an NBA season.
Who says the Lakers’ D is soft?
Durant back in with Lakers up, 95-77, and 9:38 to play. Westbrook, who has been horrible, not back in.
The 3rd quarter was the turning point. Thunder led by 12 with 9 minutes left in the quarter, Lakers led by 12 by the end of the quarter.
We have a 36-point turnaround today. LAL trailed OKC by 18 in the 1st half, now lead by 18 with 9:38 to play.
Heroes come and go, but Jodie Meeks is forever. http://t.co/9HzLOXr9fd
Lakers lead by 18 in the fourth quarter. They trailed by 18 in the second quarter. Quite the turnaround.
Farmar is now 3-for-3 from 3 and the Lakers lead by 18 with 9:38 to go after trailing by 18 early.
LAL were 3 for 14 from 3 in the 1st half. In the 2nd, they're 8 for 13. Farmar just hit his 3rd to put LAL up 95-77.
Lakers 92, Thunder 75 with 9:55 left in the 4th quarter. Thunder led by 18 in the first half.
LAL's lead is at 17 after Gasol's and-1, then short J on the next trip. Pau has 16, OKC really struggling to get anything on offense.
Robert Sacre is not in the game. I think Mike D’Antoni wants to win today.
Staples is playing Ricky Martin's "Living la vida loca" right now. If the Lakers blow this don't think I won't point to this as the reason.
One big difference today: LAL are 21 of 23 at the line, OKC 5 of 7. OKC also 16 TO's to 11 for LAL.
Meeks is going to get a rest to start the 4th Q. It's Farmar, Henry, Bazemore, Kelly and Gasol vs. Jackson, Fish, Lamb, Butler and Collison.
Dude here just missed halfcourt shot by about an eighth of an inch. Would have won $185,000.
Contestant just missed a half court shot for nearly $200K, but hit a 3 for a 2-night stay at the Mirage. Got a Swaggy P hand shake too.
Lakers should wear these “Los Lakers” sleeved jerseys every game.
The Lakers lead 87-75 after 3 Qs. Remarkable turnaround since Thursday. Jodie Meeks (38 pts) leads LAL. KD (17, 10 & 10) has a trip dub
Lakers 87, Thunder 75 to start the 4th quarter. Jodie Meeks has scored more points (38) than Kevin Durant and Russ Westbrook combined (30).
On Feb. 13, LAL led OKC by 10 heading into the 4th Q and lost by 4. Today, they lead by 12 heading into the 4th Q.
Standing O from the Staples crowd as the Lakers end the 3Q up (not a typo) 87-75. AK
And we have reached the end of a remarkable third quarter. Lakers up 87-75 with Jodie Meeks and his career-high 38 points leading the way.
This is so impressive the Lakers might actual sell one of these ugly shirts.
A step-back triple from Farmar, his 2nd in the past minute and change, countered a Durant 3 to keep LAL up 12 after 3 at 87-75.
If the Lakers win, they wear these white sleeved Los Lakers uniforms the rest of the season, right?
Durant gets the triple-double, and now appears set on picking up scoring slack.
All those tank theorists cant be happy with this game. Lakers on 23-2 run
Before the break, LAL led by 9 at HT and 10 after 3, before OKC went 35-21 in the 4th Q to win 107-103. LAL up 12 today w/1:42 in 3rd.
Lakers 84, Thunder 72 with 1:42 left in the 3rd quarter. Jodie Meeks with 38 points. http://t.co/DHkZfTXYx4
The Lakers, who trailed by as many as 18, now lead by 12. They have been on fire in the 3rd Q, shooting 10-for-16 as a team.
LAL suddenly can't miss. They've outscored OKC 33-16 in the 3rd, as Farmar's 3 and Bazemore's tough layup cap a push to make it 84-72.
Lakers, who trailed by as many as 18 in the first half, now lead the Western Conf.-leading Thunder 84-72.
Jodie Meeks has scored 20 of the Lakers 28 points in the third quarter.
Meeks up to 38 points. Last year, he struggled to dribble in transition and had no mid-range/pull-up game. Has improved a ton this year.
Jodie Meeks is Bizarro-sleeved LeBron. AK
Kevin Durant now just one rebound away fromm a triple-double. 14-10-9.
During the timeout, the Lakers attempted to re-sign Jodie Meeks according to my sources. I’m joking.
“MY HANDS IS HOT” - Jodie Meeks after setting a new career-high with 36 points so far. Not really, but still. He should say that.
Meeks credited the confidence by D'Antoni for his no-worry shooting. MDA allows him to shoot thru his mistakes, Meeks said
Jodie Meeks had 18 points at halftime and has scored 18 more in the first 8 minutes of the third quarter.
The 36 points for Meeks, his career high, is also a Lakers individual season high (had been Nick Young's 31).
Lakers 77, Thunder 72 with 3:42 left in the 3rd quarter. Jodi Meeks with a game-high 36 points. http://t.co/2Qn2py3HPk
Meeks has nearly half the Lakers points -- his 36 is the most points scored by a Laker this season, per Lakers PR
JODIE MEEKS BE LIKE
Jodie Meeks has been downright Durant-ish today. The 36 points come on only 14 FGA's, thanks to 6 of 9 3's and 12 of 12 FT's.
Jodie Meeks hits his sixth 3-pointer to put Lakers up 77-72. Kendall Marshall's celebration was priceless.
Meeks continues to add to his career high. He's up to 36 points. Lakers lead 77-72.
Jodie Meeks, skipping for joy. 36 points in 26 minutes. LAL 77, OKC 72.
Meeks with career high 33 points so far. He said the other day he's taking advantage of increased minutes
Meeks has 33 pts on 13 shot attempts, BTW. He's 5-of-8 from 3 and 12-for-12 on FTs
Not sure if that’s Jodie Meeks or Kobe Bryant…even Kevin Durant was all confused looking at the scoreboard.
Big 3-pointer for Meeks. Gives him a new career high 33 points and the Lakers a 74-72 lead.
Jodie Meeks nails a 3 to give him 33 pts and the Lakers a 74-72 lead with 4:02 remaining in the 3rd Q.
The Lakers lead! They lead! They lead, 71-70.
Lakers lead, 71-70 n the third quarter, normally a disastrous quarter for them
This is a career high in free throws for Meeks (12) as he gives the Lakers their first lead at 71-70.
First Laker lead of the game. They were down 18 at one point.
Jodie Meeks just hit a new season high with 28 points on his 7 of 12 FG's (4 of 7 3's) and 10 of 10 FT's. His career high is 31.
Lakers within 1 with 5 minutes left in the third. 70-69. The NBA is a funny place.
"Jodie doin’ work. Two-zero on my shirt. He the greatest on the court” - Lil Wayne.
From the tip, Meeks in go-for-it mode. Good stuff. Could be earning free-agent $ on ABC today. 28 points in 23 minutes. OKC 70, LAL 66.
Jodie Meeks' career high is 31 points. His 26 tonight matches his best output since joining the Lakers last season.
Meeks still rolling, draining his 4th 3 to reach 26. He'll head to the FT line after a T.O., can bring LAL within 4 halfway through the 3rd.
Jodie Meeks (26 pts) is keeping LA in the game. They trail 70-64 with 5:44 to go in the 3rd.
Durant's line right now: 14-9-9.
After his 24-point, 11-board performance at Denver, 2nd round pick Ryan Kelly's up to 9 points with a team-high 6 assists after a 3-pointer.
With that 5-0 Meeks push, LAL has the OKC lead at 65-58 (was back into double digits). Durant needs 1 more assist, 2 more boards for the TD.
Jodie Meeks doing everything right now. Just harassed Westbrook into his fourth foul.
Pau has talked about good teams being able to coast in the first half, then turn it on in second. Don't be surprised if that happens w/ OKC.
Remember, Lakers stayed close with Pacers through 1H in Indy, then were destroyed in second half.
We see you, Jodie Meeks’ commercial. Lol.
OKC had a huge edge on the glass, their athleticism an LAL problem: 37-18 overall, 12-1 on the offensive glass. LAL hit 14 FT's, OKC just 2.
Thunder had an 18-point lead but the Lakers nearly tied it before the half. They came to play today.
Kevin Durant is well on his way to a triple-double. Has 10 points, 8 assists, and 7 rebounds.
After trailing by as many as 18, Lakers head into halftime down, 56-51. "We turned the ball over, " Durant said on ABC.
Durant's on near triple-double watch with 10 points, 8 assists and 7 boards. Westbrook had 10, 3 & 3 but 6 of OKC's 11 TO's.
LAL trimmed a once 18-point OKC lead to 56-51 at the half. Meeks had 18 points, Johnson 10, Gasol/Kelly 6 apiece. Kelly added 4 dimes.
At halftime the Lakers are down by 5. Not 50. 5.
Halftime: Thunder 56, Lakers 51. Jodie Meeks with a game-high 18 points.