Game stream: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Game stream: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Lakers

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Game stream: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Lakers

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The Memphis Grizzlies (2-1) play against the Los Angeles Lakers (2-2) at STAPLES Center

Game Time: 9:30 PM EDT on Sunday October 24, 2021

Memphis Grizzlies 118, Los Angeles Lakers 121 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Ja Morant @JaMorant
i think i needed dat .. – 3:23 AM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
New story: LeBron James was able to finish out Sunday’s win and hopes to play Tuesday. But in the initial moments after Desmond Bane collided with his right leg, the Lakers star, coming off a major injury, said all he could think was, “Not again” es.pn/3mdqvDD3:00 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
UPDATED #NBA75 power rankings through Sunday’s games:
1. Milwaukee #Bucks (2-1)
2. Utah #Jazz (2-0)
3. Phoenix #Suns (1-2)
4. Brooklyn #Nets (1-2)
5. L.A. #Lakers (1-2)
Next 5: #Nuggets (2-0), #Warriors (3-0), #Heat (1-1), #76ers (2-1) and #Bulls (3-0). https://t.co/F9HGdWG5zq pic.twitter.com/8q6gTlxdDp2:37 AM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant doesn’t care about the 40 points. He wants a chance at redemption for that free throw. dailymemphian.com/section/sports…2:35 AM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
This is exactly why the Warriors gave Gary Payton II their 15th roster spot over Avery Bradley and some Joe Lacob tax savings. theathletic.com/2910750/2021/1…2:21 AM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
Melo’s big 28 off the bench is the talk of the day. Did you know he also had 28 off the bench for the Rockets and Blazers. – 2:00 AM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Watch Carmelo Anthony pass Moses Malone for ninth on NBA all-time scoring list nba.nbcsports.com/2021/10/25/wat…1:38 AM
LeBron James @KingJames
#StayMelo @Carmelo Anthony 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 – 1:31 AM
Bill Oram @billoram
The Lakers sacrificed (Trevelin) Queen in training camp, but tonight, with a (Brevin) Knight in the house, protected the King (LeBron) with a rook (Reaves) and… pic.twitter.com/JNG8IKLoOB1:22 AM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
LeBron James breaks down what makes Carmelo Anthony unique as a scorer pic.twitter.com/D6fl7D5CY11:21 AM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
LeBron James on playing alongside one of his son’s former teammates. pic.twitter.com/xajH0pvXXK1:18 AM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
LeBron said his right leg is a little sore right now. He said the first thing that went through his mind when his leg was crashed into was “not again.” It’s a relief that he wasn’t injured. – 1:17 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
LeBron James said he feels “a little sore” and admitted having a “not again feeling” during his knee scare pic.twitter.com/WI5ZQ0zOX51:16 AM

Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
LeBron James on his first-half spill: “First thing I was thinking to myself was, ‘Not again,’ ’cause it was similar … a guy falling into my leg. Just wanted to try to take a moment on the floor … and I was able to continue to go.
“It’s a little sore right now.” – 1:15 AM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
LeBron was pleased to be able to congratulate Carmelo Anthony on moving up to No. 9 all-time in the NBA’s scoring list — and to do it in person. pic.twitter.com/T3Db8pctsv1:14 AM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Melo on becoming the 9th leading NBA scorer of all-time. pic.twitter.com/TOwtf2f2dC1:08 AM

David Locke @DLocke09
Lakers beat Grizzlies by 3 at home tonight
Melo went 10 of 15 from the field and 6 of 8 from three
Lakers shot 16 of 30 from three
As much as I wouldn’t overreact to the first two losses I wouldn’t overreact to this win either – 1:08 AM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Carmelo Anthony on @Ja Morant: “He is the future of the NBA. He shows that every night he plays the game.” – 1:05 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Carmelo Anthony given the game ball for climbing to No. 9 on the all-time scoring list. Melo said team asked him to give a speech, but he said he was too tired pic.twitter.com/NPd9rlwAV21:05 AM

Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Carmelo Anthony on Ja Morant, a player on the ascent, going up against the Lakers’ veteran stars: “It’s showtime every time teams go up against us. We know that, expect that. Someone like Ja, he’s … the future of this NBA. And he shows that every single night.” – 1:05 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
‘Melo after scoring 28 points, key to the win, and passing Moses Malone in the process, was asked about his teammates in the locker room:
“They gave me the game ball. They wanted me to give a speech … but I was too tired (laughs).” – 1:04 AM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Melo: “A hell of a night.” pic.twitter.com/6wEQsQMAH71:04 AM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Carmelo Anthony: “They wanted me to make a speech but I was too tired.” – 1:03 AM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Anthony Davis says it’s “an honor” to play with Carmelo Anthony. pic.twitter.com/ANK7iWrA1A1:00 AM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
AD on Melo:
“A couple years ago, nobody wanted him. He was counted out. Doubted.
“…He’s been great for us so far. And I know he’s going to be great for us all year.” – 12:59 AM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Anthony Davis is wearing a customized No. 3 Packers jersey with “Davis” on the back pic.twitter.com/UInNxFTNtS12:56 AM

CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Carmelo Anthony passes Moses Malone for ninth place on NBA’s all-time scoring list
cbssports.com/nba/news/carme…12:54 AM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
“I don’t care what I did in that game. I missed the free throw. That’s the only thing on my mind right now.” – Ja Morant.
Also said: “I feel like we’ve been making statements since I’ve been drafted here,” and that he still feels like the Grizzlies aren’t respected enough. – 12:53 AM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant on if tonight was a statement: Pointed to team’s youth, and back-to-back’s are no excuse for lapses. But they’re looking to continue getting more respect – 12:52 AM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant on if he’s seeing the offseason work through his outside shot: He feels confident, make or miss, and it’s time for him to continue shooting – 12:49 AM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant is here. He wants to make sure they’re doing the small things (coverages, 50/50 balls, rebounding, keeping guys out of the paint) – 12:49 AM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
More to come, but for starters: Carmelo Anthony, Lakers hold off Ja Morant, Grizzlies for 1st win ocregister.com/2021/10/24/car…12:41 AM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Desmond Bane on stepping in to be a perimeter stopper: He’s thankful to guard the guys and it’s only going to help him on that end of the floor. Added it’ll help him learn and study these players and their tendencies – 12:39 AM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Desmond Bane on the “Road Warrior” mentality, and their confidence in tough road environments: “We’re used to having our backs against the wall. We got a lot of underdogs on our team, and it’s a fun thing for us honestly” – 12:38 AM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Big talk from Desmond Bane on Ja Morant:
“We are going to war with Ja, he’s our leader. He’s going to be an All-Star and probably an All-NBA player.” – 12:38 AM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Desmond Bane on what they’ve learned through the first 3 games: “This is the closest team I’ve ever been on” – 12:37 AM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Desmond Bane on the mentality shift from Ja in year 3: “That’s the kind of guy he’s is. He’s a competitor, and he put in a lot of work this offseason” – 12:37 AM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Desmond Bane on how much confidence they have in Ja, and the mood after the game: “Ah we’re not worried. We go to war for Ja. He’s our leader, he’s going to be an All-Star, and on All-NBA.” – 12:37 AM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Desmond Bane is here. Thinks they started out slow, but think they responded to that adversity well – 12:36 AM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Ja Morant through three games:
Min/gm: 35.3
Pts/gm: 35.0
AST/gm: 8.0
FG%: 58%
3PT%: 44%
3PT att/gm: 6
Usg: 33.6%
Averaging a point per minute over three games is impressive. Usage rate is high but efficiency remains terrific. These are MVP level numbers to start the year. – 12:34 AM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
Melo is the oldest Laker in history with at least 28 points off the bench. – 12:33 AM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Taylor Jenkins said it shows how much Ja Morant cares that he was clearly frustrated with himself after missing the last free throw. He thinks it’s only going to make him better and said he has 100% confidence in Morant to make the shots every time he goes to the line. – 12:32 AM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Taylor Jenkins on the team’s rebounding: It’s going to be a tone-setter for the rest of the season. Loved how everyone’s chipping in on the glass. “That’s winning basketball” – it was an emphasis in Lakers scouting.
Grizzlies had 18 offensive rebounds, and outrebounded LA by 13. – 12:30 AM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Taylor Jenkins says Ja Morant is becoming more lethal all over the floor — he’s also been pulling up and letting it fly from deep.
“He’s going to become unstoppable” – 12:25 AM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Taylor Jenkins on Ja Morant being a different player this year: “His performances, how he’s playing, is showing up differently. But he’s still the same player as day 1. He’s the ulimate competitor that loves to win” – 12:24 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Props to @Dave McMenamin for getting Frank Vogel to give Syracuse a shoutout when talking about Melo climbing to No. 9 on the all-time scoring list pic.twitter.com/C05UbKqrec12:24 AM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Melo really outscored that entire Grizzlies bench by himself 28-22 tonight
Melo went 10/15 with 6 3s
Grizzlies bench went 10/29 with 1 3 – 12:23 AM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Frank Vogel on Carmelo passing Moses Malone for 9th all time in scoring: “He didn’t crawl up on that record, he blew the doors off it.” – 12:22 AM
Bill Oram @billoram
Frank Vogel on Carmelo Anthony moving into ninth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list: “He didn’t crawl up to that milestone. He blew the doors off it.” – 12:20 AM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Lakers 121, Memphis 118 | Ja: 40 pts, 10 assists.
Carmelo Anthony with 27,423 points now, moving into ninth all-time. Twenty-eight came tonight on 10-15 shooting, 6-8 from 3.
Vogel: “Carmelo Anthony was awesome tonight, he didn’t crawl up that milestone, blew the doors of it.” – 12:20 AM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Pretty remarkable – watching the Lakers postgame show on a night where they got their first win and where Melo moved up to 9th all-time in scoring, they were spending more time talking about Ja Morant than the Lakers – Robert Horry said Ja Morant is an MVP candidate a la D Rose – 12:19 AM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Frank Vogel on Carmelo Anthony scoring 28 points tonight and moving into ninth all-time on the NBA’s scoring list: “He didn’t crawl up to that milestone. He blew the doors off of it.” – 12:19 AM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Frank Vogel on Carmelo Anthony surpassing Moses Malone for 9th on the all-time scoring list: “He didn’t crawl up to that milestone. He blew the doors off of it.” – 12:19 AM
Ja Morant @JaMorant
how will you respond 12…. ⏳ – 12:16 AM
Ja Morant @JaMorant
failure builds character. – 12:16 AM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
What a game…
The Grizzlies suffer their 1st loss of the season in a 121-118 loss to the Lakers in the City of Angels. @bsmart21 with the quick recap: https://t.co/01YLyWTrZP pic.twitter.com/c3SgvkkG0A12:15 AM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
A lot went right in this game…
– Best game for Russ as a Laker.
– Anthony Davis looked like a DPOY.
– Olympic Melo.
– Austin Reaves is our new memelord.
But the Lakers aren’t gonna shoot 53% on 3’s every night. The D has to be better. Opponents continue to penetrate with ease – 12:14 AM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Lakers got a throwback game from Melo, they shot 53% from the field and 53% from three, and yet they hung on to beat the Grizzlies. Grizzlies have got to get something more from their bench, it’s a pretty big issue early in the year. – 12:14 AM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Grizzlies legend Zach Randolph courtside with Jimmy Goldstein at Staples Center pic.twitter.com/RX60GQ9Z5o12:13 AM

Chris Vernon @ChrisVernonShow
That was an awesome basketball game. Ja will beat himself up over missin the free throw and blame himself, but he was the undoubtedly the best player on the floor all night. On a floor that included some pretty good players for the Lakers 😉. – 12:09 AM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
Ja Morant is averaging 34.5 pts, 8 asts on 55% FG this season. – 12:08 AM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Grizzlies fall in Los Angeles 121-118. What a fun game.
Ja Morant- 40 points, 10 assists
Desmond Bane- 17 points, 5 reb and 4 assists.
Steven Adams- 14 points, 16 reb, 6 assists.
Those Grizzlies fought. – 12:08 AM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Incredible performance from Ja Morant. I’m sure he’ll focus on that missed free throw but I can assure you the Grizzlies are nowhere near winning that game without his 40 points and 10 assists. Didn’t get a lot of help from his teammates down the stretch. – 12:08 AM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Lakers win. what a game. Figueroa Street about to look like World War Z. – 12:08 AM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Austin Reaves is +35 through two games. That places him 10th in the entire NBA in plus-minus at this moment.
He has played only 30 total minutes. Everybody above him is at 58 or more. pic.twitter.com/xb3UuXczwF12:08 AM

Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Think he only thing that matters for Memphis is that it seems like, based off of his first three games, Ja Morant has taken the leap into legit all-star territory. He’s come out ready to destroy everyone this year, and I couldn’t be more excited to watch it. – 12:08 AM
Bill Oram @billoram
The Lakers are finally victorious. They survive a scare from Memphis (and 40 points from Ja Morant) to win 121-118. On a night he moved into 9th on the NBA scoring list, Carmelo Anthony led LA with 28 points. AD with 22 points and 4 blocks. Russ 13 points and 13 assists. – 12:06 AM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
The Lakers win their first game of the season, beating the Memphis Grizzlies, 121-118.
Carmelo Anthony had 28 points on 10-for-15 shooting, 6-for-8 from deep.
Ja Morant was brilliant with 40 points, but missed a free throw that would’ve tied the score. – 12:06 AM
Michael Gallagher @MikeSGallagher
Fantasy adds from tonight (0-30% on Y!):
Shallow
(I’m assuming Seth Curry, Tate, Melton, Bane and Giddey, etc are on rosters basically everywhere)
12 team
Cole Anthony
Davion Mitchell
Derrick Rose
Franz Wagner
Deep
Grant Williams
Carmelo Anthony
Otto Porter Jr. – 12:05 AM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Lakers get 1st Win of Season, 121-118 over the Grizz…
-Carmelo 28pts off the Bench
-Russ 13pts 13ast 7rebs 4stls
-Lebron 19pts 6ast 6rebs 2stls 2blks
-AD 22pts 8rebs 4blks
Ja Morant 40pts + 10ast, misses key ft…Next up, at San Antonio vs Spurs on Tues
@ESPNLosAngeles12:05 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Carmelo Anthony tonight:
28 PTS
10-15 FG
6-8 3P
He moved to 9th on the all-time scoring list. pic.twitter.com/dRLnPsTKdp12:05 AM

StatMuse @statmuse
Ja with the first 40p/10a game in Grizzlies history.
40 PTS
10 AST
3 STL
13-21 FG
5-7 3P
9-11 FT
Just needs to knock down his free throws 🙃 pic.twitter.com/cgjKFeC7R412:05 AM

Chris Herring @Herring_NBA
Lol, Lakers can’t escape with a win no matter what – 12:05 AM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Lakers win first game of season, a 121-118 victory over Memphis, behind 28 points from Melo, 22 from Ad, 19 from LeBron, 13 points and 13 assists from Russ. – 12:05 AM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
It wasn’t easy, but the Lakers get their first win of the season, 121-118, over Memphis. Melo 28p on 10-of-15 2b; AD 22p 8r 4b; LeBron 19p on 7-of-19 6r 6a 2s 2b; Russ 13p on 5-of-15 13a 7r 3s 9tos; Baze 11p on 3-of-3 and one near ruinous foul on Morant. – 12:05 AM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Final: Lakers 121, Grizzlies 118
The Lakers win their first game of the season to improve to 1-2. A gritty win for LA, withstanding a special night from Ja Morant (40 & 10). Melo had 28 points. LeBron had 19/6/6. AD had 22 & 8. Russ had 13/7/13.
Up next: at San Antonio on Tues. – 12:05 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Lakers stop the bleeding and walk away with a 121-118 win over the Grizzlies. Ja Morant missed the last of three foul shots. Melo then iced the game with two foul shots, capping off a nice 28-point performance off the bench. – 12:05 AM
Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Ja Morant told me he’s a top 5 point guard in the NBA, along with Steph Curry, Chris Paul, Dame Lillard and Russell Westbrook before the season. More from my conversation with @Ja Morant on @Jorge Sierra. hoopshype.com/lists/ja-moran…12:05 AM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
The Lakers prematurely dropped streamers from the ceiling to celebrate their first win of the season. – 12:04 AM
Kevin Pelton @kpelton
The six fouls (three by each side) in the final 11.2 seconds of Lakers-Grizzlies seem to make a compelling argument for the Elam ending. – 12:03 AM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Torn between wanting to see the Lakers win and hating that for Ja. Too great a game to end on that note. AK – 12:03 AM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
I feel for Ja right now. Memphis isn’t here without Ja in this one. – 12:03 AM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
The Lakers streamers just came down and the game isn’t even over! – 12:02 AM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
“i should definitely reach in and try to steal the ball because that’s a smart play. watch this yall.” – Kent Bazemore – 12:02 AM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Ja Morant, who was just fouled on a 3-point attempt, went to the free-throw line to attempt three free throws with the Lakers up, 119-116. He missed his final free throw. – 12:02 AM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
what in the world is kent bazemore doing – 12:01 AM
Bill Herenda @billherenda
After fouling with 7.3 — again Frank Vogel & #Lakers leading #Grizzlies by 3 & defending with 5.6 on the clock To foul or Not to foul? That is the question Answer – Gotta foul #LakeShow #GrindCity #NBA @davesportsgod12:00 AM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Gotta get Bane open right here if you’re Memphis. No catch and pass, or the Lakers take the foul. – 12:00 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Davis went 10 for 11 at the FT line vs. PHX on Friday.
He was 3 for 5 tonight before swishing a pair with 5.6 seconds left to put LAL up 119-116. Grizz call their last time out here to advance the ball. – 11:59 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
FT line tonight: Monk 2 for 2 (the last 2), Melo yet to attempt, LeBron 1 for 2, Davis 3 for 5, Westbrook (the inbounder) 2 for 4. – 11:57 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
TO Lakers 117–116 Lakers. – 11:57 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Grizzlies still have a TO, and Trip at the line shooting 2. – 11:57 PM
Bill Herenda @billherenda
Frank Vogel & #Lakers leading #Grizzlies by 3 & defending with 7.3 on the clock To foul or Not to foul? That is the question Answer – Gotta foul #LakeShow11:56 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
I’d like to see Memphis run something to get Bane open here. – 11:55 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Monk was an 81% shooter last year, and stepped up to hit both.
LAL up 117-114 with 7.3 seconds left. – 11:54 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Memphis has trimmed the lead to 1 with 11.2 seconds left when Bazemore intentionally fouled a driving Morant out on the perimeter, giving the Grizz 2 FT’s.
‘Melo had missed a 2, and Westbrook couldn’t secure the rebound.
Malik Monk in for Bazemore for FT purposes. – 11:53 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Grizzlies have to get Bron at the line right here. – 11:53 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Intentional foul by Bazemore stops the Grizz fast break with a chance to tie down 3 under 15 seconds to go. The intentional fouls to stop the break have got to go. – 11:52 PM
Brad Botkin @bradbotkincbs
Absolutely shocked AD wound up on the ground without being fouled – 11:50 PM
Kyle Kuzma @kylekuzma
When AD tapped in nobody touching him defensively – 11:50 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Memphis’ challenge is successful. No foul on Adams. Memphis ball. – 11:50 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Memphis wins the challenge … and gets the ball back. – 11:50 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Waiting for this challenge surrounded by Lakers fans has me stressed! – 11:48 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
Anthony Davis is at the foul line waiting for the result of this challenge. He clearly isn’t anticipating it being overturned. – 11:48 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Grizzlies challenging that Steven Adams foul – 11:47 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
That wasn’t a foul. He fell on his own. Shoulda been Memphis ball – 11:46 PM
David Locke @DLocke09
Anthony Davis reminds you two or three times a night what he is capable of and it is amazing. Just did it twice on same defensive possession – 11:46 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
AD won the tip, but Memphis chased the ball down … then after contesting Morant at the rim, Davis stole the inbounds pass, and drew a foul on Adams.
Should be Lakers ball with 48.4 seconds left, up 115-112, after refs review a Grizzlies challenge.
Quite a sequence from Davis. – 11:46 PM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
Huge read by AD. Thought Ja had Jaren closer though. – 11:46 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
this is cinderblock on the gas pedal Westbrook. clutch passes, reckless airballs, getting the defense to collapse at any cost and sacrificing his body to the gods of creating his own luck. the full experience that no box score can ever tell the whole story. – 11:45 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Lakers’ challenge is successful. Melo with a huge role both with his scoring and a late-game stop….. – 11:44 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
The Lakers’ challenge is successful. No foul on Carmelo Anthony. – 11:44 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
On replay, it looked to be a clean strip from Carmelo Anthony on a Ja Morant drive attempt. Ruling on the floor was a foul on ‘Melo. Lakers are challenging.
Big call with LAL up 3, 57.6 left. – 11:43 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
That assist from Russ to AD was set up by the Lakers using Russ as a screener for LeBron in an inverted 1-3 pick-and-roll. We’ve seen LA deploy that action several times down the stretch here. It keeps Russ engaged and allows him to leverage his downhill ability/interior passing. – 11:40 PM
Erik Horne @ErikkHorne
Westbrook as the roll man? pic.twitter.com/70D9rxwaXC11:39 PM
David Locke @DLocke09
Really interesting set by Lakers using Westbrook as the picker for LeBron and pick and roll. He set the pick and rolled got the pass and then he is distributing from the middle of the paint. This time to AD for a dunk. Good way to use Westbrook lack of gravity – 11:39 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
SHORT ROLL WESTBROOK IT’S HAPPENING!!!!! – 11:38 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant looking around for assistance in the fourth quarter: pic.twitter.com/8Yn8O6VAQF11:38 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Great combo play between the 3 LAL stars resulted in AD’s layup, off Westbrook’s screen/roll dive with LeBron, who found a cutting Russ. – 11:38 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Slo Mo + JJJ + Steven Adams = 🤮 – 11:38 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Stu amending his evaluation watching the replay of the AD block to “without getting called for the foul” with a laugh was great. BK – 11:37 PM
David Locke @DLocke09
I shouldn’t tweet out that Russell Westbrook just airballed a 14 foot jump shot when guarded by Stephen Adams. – 11:37 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Will be Westbrook, Bazemore, LeBron, ‘Melo and AD for the final 3:03, with LAL up 111-106 after a Bazemore 3. Anthony just replaced Reaves, who was a +18 in his 18 bench minutes tonight, trailing only ‘Melo’s +21. – 11:37 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Man that’s a late call on JJJ. – 11:36 PM
Ryan McDonough @McDNBA
Ja Morant is must see 📺
He’s becoming a superstar – 11:36 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Anthony Davis wanted NUNNA that – 11:35 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
The Lakers 3-point percentage should consider joining AARP because it’s over 55. – 11:34 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
LeBron’s 4-for-9 from deep tonight, and 14-for-29 for the season from 3 so far as we’re in Game No. 3. His rookie year he didn’t hit his 14th 3 until Game No. 17. He’s changed his game as the NBA game changed around him. – 11:34 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Bro Ja Morant is nuts – 11:34 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Dealing with this attempt to load to him is child’s play for LeBron. pic.twitter.com/EDZyV5r6IF11:34 PM

Bill Oram @billoram
Here’s the Lakers tribute to Carmelo Anthony after moving into ninth on the scoring list. Sellout crowd now chanting, “Melo! Melo! Melo!” pic.twitter.com/Uebsm9D6ZC11:32 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Frank Vogel has used a smaller rotation tonight. He’s gone with nine players: the starters plus Melo, Monk, Dwight and Reaves. Avery Bradley (2 minutes) and Rajon Rondo (DNP-CD) have been phased out. – 11:31 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Memphis, on the 2nd night of a B2B, isn’t backing off despite LAL’s spurt that put them up 9. Grizz got a Steven Adams putback (he has 15 boards), and Melton’s 3rd 3 in 4 attempts to make it 106-102 with 5:35 to play. – 11:31 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
If the Lakers are hitting 3’s like this, you can’t beat them. But a lot of these are naked open shots – 11:31 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Carmelo Anthony is 9th on the all-time scoring list.
Darko Milicic is 1,352nd on the all-time scoring list. – 11:29 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
We’re seeing the value of the Lakers having 3-point shooting around their Big 3. LA has made 15 of 28 3-point attempts tonight. They’re making the Grizzlies pay for packing the paint and leaving their weak-side shooters. – 11:29 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
I don’t see Adele but she must be here because the Lakers are Rolling from Deep. – 11:29 PM
Chris Herring @Herring_NBA
Has anyone been within 6 ft of a shooter when the Lakers get these threes? Memphis has this problem a lot, seemingly – 11:28 PM
David Locke @DLocke09
What is Memphis doing defensively leaving guys wide open for three. Melo twice, then LeBron and now Monk
WIDE OPEN !!! – 11:28 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Bron and Melo took over – 11:28 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
From the “MELO” chants to now the Lakers draining threes, it’s so loud in here!! – 11:28 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Monk + Melo have 8 combined triples off the bench after Monk’s 2nd of the evening, and 34 total points. Huge lift on offense. – 11:28 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
The Grizzlies perimeter defense right now is had. – 11:28 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
During timeout, Lakers play a video tribute for Melo climbing to No. 9 on NBA’s all-time scoring list pic.twitter.com/ko9at9NhDi11:28 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
The Lakers REALLY needed this tonight. – 11:28 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
That’s a California sweep for the Warriors to open the season. They just beat the Lakers, Clippers and now Kings. They’re 3-0 with two of their next three games against the Thunder. – 11:27 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Carmelo Anthony is hotter than Andy Capp’s. On the night he already moved up to No. 9 on the all-time scoring list, he has a team-high 24 points on 9-for-12 shooting off the bench, including a 6-for-8 mark from 3. pic.twitter.com/esl85KxcTB11:27 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Meanwhile, LAL went +9 in that stretch to start the quarter without Ja, who returns at the 8:04 mark. Lakers were up 6 … but Morant promptly hit his 5th 3 to cut it in half. – 11:26 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
The crowd just started chanting, “Melo, Melo.” – 11:26 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
The true hooper accounts are going to be insufferable tonight, but if the Lakers win this game, Carmelo Anthony is going to be a big reason why. This is the Olympic Melo we wanted for years. – 11:26 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Carmelo Anthony just got a standing ovation from the crowd at Staples Center for passing Moses Malone as the 9th all-time scoring leader.
He’s 9-for-12 from the field and 6-for-8 from deep, including making two 3s in the last 30 seconds.
He has 24 points with 8:22 left. – 11:26 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Carmelo Anthony is scorching right now, up to 24 points — more than LeBron, AD or Russ — after his sixth 3-pointer. This was what the Lakers envisioned when they signed him. His shooting has made the Grizzlies pay for overloading on LeBron and AD. – 11:26 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
‘Melo on absolute fire. He’s 6 of 8 from 3 after consecutive makes, and has 24 off the bench on 9 of 12 FG’s.
@Los Angeles Lakers had a tribute video for him for surpassing Moses Malone during the time out. – 11:26 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
The Lakers just gave Carmelo Anthony a video tribute for being the ninth leading scorer of all-time pic.twitter.com/2ocJiPczyT11:24 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Not a great start to the fourth quarter. However, Melo is helping me in fantasy. That’s all. – 11:24 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Melo has 15,000 people doing three-to-the-dome in unison right now. – 11:24 PM
Mike Richman @mikegrich
Melo can still shoot it, huh? – 11:24 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Today was the day Carmelo Anthony finally became President (of Los Angeles). AK – 11:24 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Carmelo Anthony saving the Lakers season – 11:24 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Playing like Hoodie Melo – 11:23 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
So much for taking on a relegated role, Melo is still leading the Lakers in scoring while coming off the bench. – 11:23 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
But is Ja Morant being adequately humble? – 11:23 PM
Chris Herring @Herring_NBA
Carmelo not missing a thing tonight – 11:23 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
Carmelo Anthony: 5-of-7 from 3. – 11:22 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
This is what the Lakers were looking for when they signed Carmelo Anthony. When he gets going, he can transform a game. Tonight he has 18 points on 7-for-10 shooting, including going 4-for-6 from beyond the arc. – 11:21 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
Smart use of the backboard there by Austin Reaves. Or, as Walt Whitman called him, “Reaves of Glass.” – 11:21 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
2021-22 Ja Morant = 2010-11 Derrick Rose
He probably won’t win MVP but Morant is HERE. – 11:19 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
To cap a week in which he was named to the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team, Carmelo Anthony passed Moses Malone tonight to become the ninth all-time leading scorer in league history. Melo entered Sunday’s play needing 15 points to move up.
More NBA from me: https://t.co/LGN9cVpeGP pic.twitter.com/2pjjwVg6pJ11:19 PM

Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Grizzlies 90, Lakers 87 | End 3 | Ja, man. 10 points on 5-8 shooting and 6 assists in the third quarter alone. (27 and 10 for the game.)
Carmelo Anthony, meanwhile, keeping the Lakers close. He buried two of his four 3-pointers in that period. – 11:19 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Ja finishes the quarter by torching Avery Bradley off the dribble (Bradley was a defensive specialist sub) and dropping a perfect spinning dime to Xavier Tillman for a dunk. That last 5 minute stretch is up there with the best in team history. – 11:19 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant drops 10 points in the third quarter. Grizzlies lead 90-87 following trailing at the half. Great bounce back. 12 minutes lie ahead for Memphis. pic.twitter.com/hMB8C63n4A11:19 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Ja Morant is destroying the Lakers’ defense, scoring 27 points, handing out 10 assists to give Memphis a 90-87 lead over LA end of third. – 11:17 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Honestly I’m disappointed if any Grizzlies shot is taken by anyone other than Ja right now – 11:16 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Working on his first Lakers triple-double, Westbrook is up to 13 points after a jumper and 2 of 4 FT’s, to go wih 12 assists and 6 boards.
LAL traiil 88-87 with 36.3 to go in the 3rd Q. – 11:15 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Before season, Melo to me on soon being 9th on scoring list:”Those are fun & exciting things to look forward to. All of that is a part of the journey & part of the actual experience. which is an actual championship. But in between that, we have these moments we should appreciate” – 11:11 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Before tonight’s game, Frank Vogel said of Ja Morant:
“If you blink, he’ll get by you. He’s a blur.”
Accurate. – 11:11 PM
Antonius Cleveland @ac_uno1
Ja Morant so fun to watch. – 11:10 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
A future All-NBA Player and All-Star is meeting the moment in Los Angeles, with Memphis across his chest. pic.twitter.com/kq4rRZ8CIq11:10 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Think about it this way: The Memphis Grizzlies are playing the Los Angeles Lakers (these Lakers) and they easily have the best player on the floor tonight. – 11:10 PM
Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan
With that three-pointer, Carmelo Anthony passed Moses Malone for ninth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. He now has 27,411 points. – 11:10 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Ja Morant just made about five consecutive highlight reel plays in a row lol – 11:10 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Ja is doing everything tonight, the Lakers crowd is buzzing every time he touches it – 11:09 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
It’s so cool to see @Ja Morant Jersey sightings at @STAPLESCenter! I’ve lost count now at this point. – 11:09 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Special night in the making here at Staples for Ja Morant. Such a potent combination of skill, athleticism and creativity. – 11:09 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
With 3 pointer, Melo just passed Moses Malone (27,409) for No. 9 on NBA’s all-time scoring list. Melo has 27,411 points and more to come – 11:09 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Ja Morant has had Staples Center buzzing this quarter with his acrobatic finishes. – 11:09 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Per Lakers Media Relations…Carmelo passes Moses Malone for 9th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list – 11:08 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
JA MORANT ARE YOU SERIOUS???
(📼 @GrizzOnBally)
pic.twitter.com/eXvinZj2L311:08 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
With his sixth field goal of the night, Carmelo Anthony passed Moses Malone for ninth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. pic.twitter.com/OFSxzH0qqb11:08 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
Carmelo Anthony is having his best game as a Laker and with his last 3 just passed Moses Malone for ninth on the all-time scoring list. – 11:08 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Ja Morant, man. With zero bleeps to give – 11:08 PM
Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi
Carmelo Anthony has passed Moses Malone for ninth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. – 11:08 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
With that 3-pointer, Carmelo Anthony passes Moses Malone for 9th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. – 11:08 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
There it is. @Carmelo Anthony has surpassed Moses Malone for 9th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, with a wing 3-pointer that swished through the net. – 11:08 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
These Grizzlies are so damn entertaining. 12/10. – 11:08 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
With that 3, Carmelo Anthony has 16 points for the game and 27,411 for his career, moving past Moses Malone for No. 9 on the all-time list. That means that seven of the top nine scorers in league history have worn the purple and gold at some point of their career. – 11:07 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
HIS NAME IS JA MORANT – 11:07 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Melo just needs another basket to surpass Moses Malone for No. 9 on the NBA’s all-time scoring list – 11:07 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
‘Melo now 2 points away from Moses Malone after hitting his 3rd 3 of the night. – 11:06 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Ja Morant has Staples Center buzzing. Such a joy to watch. – 11:06 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
JA MORANT MY GOD – 11:06 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Ja Morant is ridiculous… – 11:05 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
LeBron has had a few GTFOH-type blocks tonight – 11:03 PM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
If Anthony Davis is playing the 4 but he’s defended by Steven Adams that actually makes Davis a 5, right? – 11:02 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
This Grizzlies team plays with so much confidence, all the more impressive because of just how young they are. Bane in particular has taken a leap and is no longer just a good shooter, he’s a very good player. – 11:02 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Do we all just accept the Lakers’ transition defense for what it is at this point – 11:01 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Lakers are -14 in the 11 minutes DeAndre Jordan has played.
Lakers are +8 in the 18 minutes DeAndre Jordan hasn’t played. – 11:00 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Good to see the won’t-go-away qualities of last seasons’ Grizzlies are back this season.
Down by double digits they now lead by 1. – 11:00 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL’s starters were outscored 18-12 in the 1st Q, and now 14-7 in the 3rd Q.
Memphis has turned a 6-point halftime deficit into a 70-69 lead at the 7:19 mark of the 3rd. – 10:59 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Miscommunication between Westbrook and Davis on this cheeky little inbounds play by Memphis. If I had to guess this is on Westbrook because I’m not sure they were switching this action, but can’t be sure. pic.twitter.com/7McZDxDwy210:57 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
GRIZZLIES LEAD – 10:56 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Jaren Jackson Jr. poked LeBron James in his right eye on the latest drive. He’s still in the game after walking that off. – 10:54 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
And now LeBron appears to have gotten poked in the eye. He’s getting beat up tonight. – 10:54 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Adams as a PnR/DHO partner for Memphis’ guards has been enjoyable – 10:53 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
* @Carmelo Anthony is 5 points away from surpassing Moses Malone (27,409) for 9th on the @NBA‘s all-time leading scoring list.
His teammate @LeBron James is 3rd with 35,432. – 10:49 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Through two and a half games, Ja Morant is an All-NBA candidate. Getting his offense whenever he wants, setting up teammates, doing everything and doing it with his customary flair. Hugely productive and hugely entertaining. – 10:45 PM
Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
Another Kobe 6 PE for AD.
What’s his best 6 so far? pic.twitter.com/F5x7tbtNp710:41 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
62-56 Grizzlies trail the Lakers at the half.
Morant – 17 points, 5/8 FG, 4 assists.
Bane – 12 points, 5/9 FG
Grizzlies have to come out of the half with better energy. It’s that simple for Memphis. Some things you can’t coach. I think we also forgot… – 10:39 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Halftime: Lakers 62, Grizzlies 56
Anthony Davis has 13 points and 7 rebounds. Russell Westbrook has 9 points and 10 assists. Carmelo Anthony is a team-best +15 — this was his best half as a Laker. Austin Reaves has helped on both ends. Rajon Rondo didn’t play in the first half. – 10:37 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Lakers 62, Grizzlies 56 | Half | Staples got a scare when LeBron went down clutching his right leg, but he seems OK. Morant has already equaled his career-best for 3s in a game with four. Russell Westbrook had nine assists before he had any points, but now he has nine points too. – 10:37 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
At the Half, Lakers up 62-56…
-Westbrook 9pts 10ast 4rebs
-AD 13pts 7rebs
-Carmelo 10pts
@ESPNLosAngeles10:36 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
If Ja Morant can shoot the way he has to open the season consistently he’s gonna compete for MVPs in the very near future. – 10:36 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Lakers 62, Grizzlies 56 at half. – 10:36 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL take a 62-56 lead into the half.
Lakers outscored Memphis 38-26 in the paint, and had 17 assists on 25 FG’s, shooting 55.6%. Memphis hit 8 3’s to LAL’s 5, and LAL were +3 at the FT line. – 10:36 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Half: Lakers 62, Grizzlies 56. Ja Morant looks awesome, as expected, leading all scorers with 17 points, including going 4-for-5 from beyond the arc. And the Lakers are looking Laker-ish. Russell Westbrook is one-point shy of a double-double with 9 pts and 10 assists. – 10:36 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Russ has 9 points, 10 assists, AD 13 points, 7 rebounds, Melo 10 points as Lakers open 62-56 lead over Memphis at the half – 10:36 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant giving the Lakers buckets. He has 17 in the first half. Four 3s already. – 10:35 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Ja Morant, who shot just 27.3% from 3 last season, is drilling his 3’s tonight to keep Memphis around despite a strong half from LAL.
He’s 4 for 5 from distance, including 2 straight, towards 17 points overall. – 10:35 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Westbrook has scored 9 points over the past two minutes, helping maintain LA’s lead as Memphis has made a run. – 10:33 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
9 straight pts for Westbrook + the 9 assists… – 10:32 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
My favorite part of the Austin Reaves-Alex Caruso comp is that it took them the exact same amount of time to earn Frank Vogel’s trust:
Game 1: DNP
Game 2: Only plays second half.
Game 3: In rotation – 10:32 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Four straight FG’s from Westbrook, capped by a 3, were needed with Memphis getting hot on the other end, keeping LAL up 59-50 with 1:20 to play in the 2nd Q.
Westbrook has 9 points with 9 assists and 4 boards. – 10:32 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Here come the Grizzlies. – 10:32 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
After missing his first eight 3-point attempts of the season, Russell Westbrook just drilled his first 3-pointer. He’s made three shots in a row here. – 10:32 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Prediction: Austin Reaves cracks the top 10 in the first returns of All-Star fan voting and people get mad about it for a day – 10:28 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
At LeBron’s age, I would stay down on the court to rest as long as I can, regardless of whether or not the injury actually feels severe. AK – 10:27 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Some really smooth offense off the bench from Malik Monk tonight. He’s up to 7 points on 3 of 4 FG’s, trailing ‘Melo’s 10 points on 4 of 6.
LAL up 50-38. – 10:27 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
LeBron’s leg appears to be fine. – 10:26 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Scare here in the 2nd Q with MEM’s Bane collapsing into LeBron’s right leg, causing him to fall to the floor. James took his time on the court and was attended to by athletic trainer Mike Mancias, but stayed in the game. – 10:26 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Ok, LeBron might be fine. He takes a huge leap for a highlight-reel block. – 10:26 PM
Chris Herring @Herring_NBA
I’d prefer for Bron to not have scary looking injuries – 10:25 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
LeBron is a cyborg. There can be no other explanation. – 10:25 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
LeBron misses a layup, but encouraging he drove to the basket. He’s trying to be very active after right knee scare – 10:25 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Welp, crisis averted. Those were a few scary seconds for the Lakers. – 10:25 PM
Kane Pitman @KanePitman
LeBron can cure any injury by simply tightening that shoe lmao – 10:25 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Big relief at Staples, LeBron is up and walking off the shin injury (it appeared) after Howard went for the block on Bane and knocked him back into LeBron. – 10:25 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Looked like Bane rolled over LeBron’s lower right leg. He is … back up and leading the offense though. – 10:25 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
After being down and writhing in pain for a solid minute, LeBron James just tied his shoelaces tighter and got up on his own. Seems to be walking off whatever happened. – 10:24 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron is up and moving after a collision under the hoop. He’s staying in the game. – 10:24 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
LeBron stood back up and appears to be walking it off and staying in the game. – 10:24 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
LeBron James is down after clutching his right knee pic.twitter.com/uVeyGzJ2JE10:24 PM

Brad Turner @BA_Turner
LeBron James goes down holding right leg. Ties shoe and gets up, stays in game. – 10:24 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
LeBron Hames is down for the Lakers and hurt. Desmond Bane fell on his leg. – 10:24 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
LeBron down, grabbing lower right leg. Trainers on the floor. – 10:24 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Bane crashed into LeBron after taking a fall from Dwight. But LeBron is back up and walking it off. – 10:24 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
LeBron James is clutching his right knee and looks in pain. – 10:23 PM
Janis Carr @janiscarr
Can Westbrook continue to subvert his scoring and become a facilitator the entire season? I guess I should have said “happily subvert” his scoring. – 10:22 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
It’s early, but the Lakers are +7 in the non-LeBron minutes tonight. That’s an encouraging development. – 10:21 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Memphis may be out of timeouts by halftime. I honestly like how Jenkins is holding them accountable though. Can’t keep slipping. – 10:20 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
The Lakers broadcast just mentioned Tyus Jones is in his 7th NBA season and I’ve never in my life felt older. – 10:20 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Westbrook’s one-handed touch passes have been great tonight. – 10:17 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Would the Pistons take Austin Reaves first in a 2021 redraft? Or do we think the Thunder would’ve opened their war chest to move up for him? – 10:16 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Fastbreak points: 13 – 5 for LAL.
Points in the paint: 24-12.
Both good signs for how LAL want to play. – 10:16 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Austin Reaves’ playmaking, defense and 3-point shooting help the rotation. He should be a fixture as long as LA is shorthanded (and, possibly, beyond then). – 10:15 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Austin Reaves out here doing Austin Reaves things. It’s Game 3 of the Lakers season and we can say that without a hint of facetiousness. This team keeps it interesting. – 10:14 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
After falling into an early hole the Lakers have turned it up defensively and are now leading the Grizzlies 39-28 in the second quarter. – 10:14 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Westbrook hasn’t scored but he has 7 assists – 10:13 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
This Reaves kid seems to like playing with that LeBron guy. – 10:13 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
So, the Lakers kinda look like the Lakers right now… – 10:13 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Memphis just has to clean up their sets, and focus on making possessions count. The energy is there, – 10:13 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Carmelo Anthony has been a spark plug tonight. He has eight points on 3-for-4 shooting in 5 minutes. – 10:09 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Lakers are 2-7 on shots outside the paint, but they are running/getting the ball to Davis and Jordan at the rim and have 20 points in the paint. – 10:09 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Big part of the Lakers’ strong finish to the first quarter: They stopped turning ball over after five early ones. AK – 10:09 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Grizzlies need a spark to start the second quarter. Who’s going to spark this team tonight? – 10:09 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Lakers 29, Memphis 24 | End 1 | The hosts erase a 10-point deficit, hitting just one jumper — Carmelo Anthony’s 28-footer with 38.6 seconds left in the period. Ja Morant hurled his mouthpiece toward the scorer’s table after the buzzer, frustrated by how the quarter ended. – 10:08 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
The Lakers erased the Grizzlies’ 10-point lead to take a 29-24 advantage into the second quarter. AD leads all scorers with 10 points in 12 minutes. – 10:07 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
First quarter: Lakers 29, Grizzlies 24
LA withstood Memphis’ quick start, clamping down in the second half of the quarter. They scored 20 of their 29 points in the paint. Anthony Davis leads all scorers with 10 points. Russell Westbrook’s passing (5 assists) has been stellar. – 10:07 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Lakers lead Memphis 29-24 end of first behind 10 points from AD, 5 assists from Russ and 6 points, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks from DJ. – 10:07 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Great finish to the quarter from the Lakers, who picked things up on defense, and scored in transition to open a 29-24 lead after they’d trailed by 10 early in the period.
Included a 7-0 run to close the quarter with LeBron sitting, always a bonus.
Westbrook had 5 assists. – 10:06 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Westbrook hasn’t been able to hit shots, but he’s been improving as a playmaker – 10:04 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Early rotation minutes for Austin Reaves, who played so well all preseason, and in the 4th Q vs. Phoenix. Has impressed on both ends of the floor. – 10:04 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
The Grizzlies, with all of the wasted offensive possessions, still lead. They could simply run the Lakers out of Staples. – 10:04 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Lakers have now surpassed their points in the paint total from the 1st 3 quarters vs. PHX (12) with 14 already. They trail 21-20 to MEM, who got off to a hot start before LAL’s defense picked up. – 10:03 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Austin Reaves checking in… – 10:03 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Austin Reaves is checking in, logging his first true rotation minutes of the season. – 10:02 PM
Josh Martin @LonzoWire
In a video with Uninterrupted, Lonzo Ball revealed the best advice ever given to him but former teammate LeBron James. lonzowire.usatoday.com/2021/06/11/lon…10:00 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Imagine saying “I got to play against my uncle in the NBA…”
And it’s Uncle LeBron.
That’s dope. Now handle business, Z. – 9:59 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Quick 4-0 run from LAL here, with 2 Bazemore FT’s and a @LeBron James layup through traffic, trimmed a once 10-point MEM lead to 3 at 19-16.
Lakers have 10 points in the paint already, a big improvement from the 1st 2 games. – 9:58 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Is there any player in NBA history who elicits the anticipatory “ooohhhh” from a crowd on a random 19-footer long 2 more than Carmelo Anthony? – 9:57 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Somebody tell the Lakers it’s okay to start scoring efficiently if they’d like. – 9:57 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Brandon Clarke missed that three so badly. I like the confidence though. – 9:56 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
LeBron James is officially playing against someone who played high school basketball with his son. – 9:56 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Xavier Tillman in for the first time this season. – 9:56 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Josh Giddey sounding Steven Adams-ish when asked if his leg is hurt: “Yeah it was okay. Embiid is a big boy and he came down on me a little bit. Nah, I’m fine.” – 9:51 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Every year the Memphis front office tries to slow down this rebuild and accumulate more assets.
And every year Ja Morant says “fuck that we’re going back to the playoffs anyway.” – 9:51 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Warriors-Kings and Grizzlies-Lakers is a pretty good way to close out a weekend. – 9:50 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
That maybe the first Jaren Jackson Jr. floater I’ve seen. It also looked like the first one he had seen too lol – 9:49 PM
Lang Whitaker @langwhitaker
The Lakers should have put an AARP patch on their jerseys – 9:49 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Fantastic start for JJJ. Two blocks and now a score. Grizz up 12-6. – 9:48 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Some early notes on a couple of fast guys –> Lakers get front-row seat for Grizzlies’ Ja Morant show + a bit on the adjustment to running with Russ.
ocregister.com/2021/10/24/lak…9:47 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
10-4 lead for Memphis forcing a Lakers timeout. The Grizzlies look more in tune then their age would say. Offense is flowing early. Also, love Jaren’s activity around the rim so far. – 9:46 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Put in Austin Reaves you cowards. – 9:45 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Lakers slow to get back on defense, down 10-4, time out Vogel. – 9:44 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
The Lakers’ interior defense has been awful, which is weird since AD and DJ have usually been reliable – 9:44 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
JA Morant just made the Lakers look crazy 🤣 – 9:43 PM
Rob Peterson @ShotDrJr
The Lakers’ Sunday whites are their best unis. – 9:42 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
De’Anthony Melton picks up right where he left off with a triple. – 9:42 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
In the tiny 2-game sample size, Memphis is averaging 60 points in the paint to lead the NBA, and LAL just 30, which is 30th.
We’ll see how much the paint battle impacts tonight’s matchup. – 9:41 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Cole Anthony tonight:
29 PTS
16 REB
8 AST
5 3PT
He joins Steph, Harden, Luka, Westbrook and Manu as the only guards in NBA history with a 25/15/5 & 5+ 3PT stat line. pic.twitter.com/uzYYHRhofr9:35 PM

Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
“He needs to be that superstar when the Lakers need to win”
Lakers Great Michael Cooper explains to @talkhoops & @Howard Beck why Anthony Davis is the key to their season.
Hear the Grizzlies-Lakers game right now on NBA Radio! 🔊 https://t.co/AYipQpw9t4 pic.twitter.com/R7xFRPeZTh9:32 PM

Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Visiting players with 25-15-8 at MSG:
Cole Anthony
Russell Westbrook
Larry Bird
Bob Lanier
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Wilt Chamberlain – 9:30 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Lakers coach Frank Vogel on how he envisions Saturday’s productive film session carrying over: “There was just a healthiness to it that we feel good about our group. We wanted to start 2-0, and we didn’t. But the mindset is to get the next game.” – 9:15 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Sign things are returning to normal:
Thundor is in the building tonight.
This man has outlasted Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, Nick Collison and Steven Adams. pic.twitter.com/hHIYapqLDX9:10 PM

Jonathan Wasserman @NBADraftWass
First look at Jalen Duren with Memphis vs. LeMoyne-Owen. Wasn’t quite tested, no major takeaways. Plays high above the rim, easy-basket machine. Question with Duren this year will focus on whether he cab flash enough skill to get scouts to see the Adebayo archetype. pic.twitter.com/EyMwsg4imB8:21 PM

Bill Oram @billoram
Former Grizzly Rajon Rondo just took a photo with a young fan in a Ja Morant jersey – 8:13 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Memphis Coach Taylor Jenkins says last night’s win against the Clippers was a sign of the Grizzlies’ development, that in the past they would’ve had a tougher time pulling out a win under duress late in the game. – 8:08 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
What u guys think of AD thru the first 2 games? pic.twitter.com/ZXg5JQnJcZ7:55 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Good evening Grizz Nation, @bcabraham checking in where we’ll talk to Taylor Jenkins ahead of tonight’s matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers. – 7:51 PM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
LaMelo Ball this season:
✅ 22.0 PPG
✅ 5.7 RPG
✅ 6.0 APG
Ball is the second-youngest player in NBA history to average at least 20p/5r/5a per game through his first three games of a season. Only LeBron James (2004-05) did so at a younger age. pic.twitter.com/2YiBslUSS27:51 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Vogel said Kent Bazemore will generally take the toughest perimeter assignment, whether it’s a PG or a wing. Tonight, that’s Ja Morant for Memphis. – 7:49 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Frank Vogel said Kent Bazemore will typically have the top perimeter assignment, including guarding Ja Morant tonight. – 7:49 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Lakers coach Frank Vogel said he plans to keep same starters vs Grizzlies – 7:47 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Same starters for the Lakers tonight. – 7:47 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Frank Vogel says that Kent Bazemore will get the top perimeter assignment each night, whether the Lakers are facing an elite point guard or wing. – 7:47 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
NBA power rankings: #Jazz rise, #Suns, #Lakers, #Nets fall in first week of season azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral7:39 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Melo has been expanding his game to the perimeter pic.twitter.com/q6koeApiEC7:36 PM

Steve Popper @StevePopper
Throwback row at MSG – Porzingis, Lin, Hardaway and Carmelo. pic.twitter.com/bxptmp64Om7:07 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
As usual, a healthy number of Celtics fans at Toyota Center. No longer up there with the Spurs or Lakers contingents, but they will make themselves heard. – 7:03 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
Borrego on Ish Smith “Really proud of him, first half wasn’t quite there for him… He bounced back with a great effort in the 2nd half, this is why we brought him in… Give Melo a lot of credit he said “Ride out Ish” that’s a credit to him” – 6:29 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
After Week 1…
– Nets losing record
– Lakers losing record
– Bulls, Hornets, T-Wolves undefeated
You love to see it. – 6:19 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
What will it take for the Lakers to turn around their early-season struggles in tonight’s game vs Memphis? I discuss that & more on @NBATV at 3:40 pm PT on.nba.com/3EdTbSS6:00 PM

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