Lakers vs. Magic: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Lakers vs. Magic: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Lakers vs. Magic: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Los Angeles Lakers (23-23) play against the Orlando Magic (39-39) at Amway Center

Game Time: 7:00 PM EST on Friday January 21, 2022

Los Angeles Lakers 116, Orlando Magic 105 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Top Rookies on Fri
Cade Cunningham, 25 pts, 6 reb, 5 ast, 2 stl, 3 blk
Jalen Suggs, 22 pts, 4 reb, 9 ast, 2 stl, 2 blk
Scottie Barnes, 27 pts, 8 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl
Josh Giddey, 21 pts, 9 reb, 3 ast
Jeremiah Robinson Earl, 12 pts, 11 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl – 12:44 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Fun fact: Russell Westbrook has a higher FG% than Steph Curry this season. pic.twitter.com/XpYtXj7GTj12:30 AM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Russell Westbrook and Frank Vogel both were eager to put Wednesday’s benching behind them. What they said about trying to move on: ocregister.com/2022/01/21/lak…12:17 AM
Michael Singer @msinger
Asked Bryn Forbes whether he asked Gary Harris about Denver. Forbes said he’s talked to Gary a lot of times about it. “That’s my guy.” – 12:14 AM
Kent Bazemore @24Bazemore
Daisy Maeeeeeeeeeeee – 11:56 PM
Kent Bazemore @24Bazemore
“Surrender to the good lord and he’ll wipe your slate cleannnnn…” 🎶🎶 – 11:51 PM
Kent Bazemore @24Bazemore
Been traveling these wild roads for sooooooo loonnnnggggggg…. 🎶🎶🎶 – 11:51 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Russell Westbrook checked out of the Lakers’ win over the Magic with 1:31 remaining. This time, it was the reward of his effort in a much-needed win: ocregister.com/2022/01/21/rus…11:44 PM
Kent Bazemore @24Bazemore
My arms getting big from chopping this wood and carrying this water ⚡️⚡️ – 11:40 PM
Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
Coming into tonight, Facu Campazzo was a -212, the 17th worst +/- in the NBA. He’s a game-worst -23 tonight in 16 minutes.
The only players with a worse overall +/- all play for DET, ORL, HOU, OKC, and NOP. – 11:03 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics and Lakers agreeing to just sit on 17 titles apiece and letting the rest of the NBA play catch-up: pic.twitter.com/N2GCXQxnuG10:18 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
The Lakers grossly miscalculating on Alex Caruso – who wanted to re-sign there – is one of the worst unnecessary front office blunders in recent history.
Especially given he was awesome next to LeBron. It’s truly baffling. – 10:17 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Russell Westbrook on Lakers’ six-game road trip: “I think it’s important. … It’s a big trip for us.” – 10:10 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Russell Westbrook admits he was “upset” about the benching in the last game. – 10:07 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Jalen Suggs on his hard fall to the court:
I’ve taken more hits in basketball than football … That’s part of the process of attacking the rim. Showing the league, showing everybody that’s what I’m about when I get down there. I survived it, I feel OK so we’re all good. – 10:05 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Melo on how the Lakers started the third quarter: “That’s who we are. That’s who we want to be. That’s who we should be.” – 10:04 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Carmelo on the outside noise surrounding the Lakers: “We try not to pay attention to the chaos.” – 10:03 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Melo on Russ’ bounce-back: “Whatever happened, Russell dealt with that. Maybe you should ask Russ.” – 10:01 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
The weekend is off to a great start 🤙
#WeGotTacos | @JackBox pic.twitter.com/Jc3WKG9ke110:00 PM

Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
Jalen Suggs tonight:
22 PTS*
9 AST*
2 STL
2 BLK
*22 PTS & 9 AST were both career highs pic.twitter.com/2zHKpWnG9Y9:56 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Frank Vogel declined to get into specifics of how he talked to Russ after the Indiana game, only to say that the general sentiment that the coaches were trying win with the substitution and “let’s just get ready for Orlando.” – 9:54 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel on LeBron: “He’s the most unique player in the history of the game.” – 9:52 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel on Russell Westbrook: “Russ played a really good basketball game. … He wanted to impose his will and play his part. He played a hell of a game.” – 9:50 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
LeBron on Anthony Davis: “Whenever AD is ready, we’re going to love that! That’s for sure.” – 9:40 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron on Russ in this game: He let last game go and was focused for this game. – 9:39 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
👑 25+ points in 16 straight games 👑
#LeBronJames x #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/9tW1G5laOx9:38 PM

Khobi Price @khobi_price
FINAL: Lakers 116, Magic 105.
The Magic had multiple familiar faces back on their bench — but it wasn’t enough to get their first win at Amway Center in 1 1/2 months.
orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando…9:38 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
the Lakers won – 9:35 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Good start to the Lakers Road Trip, 116-105 over the Magic…3rd Qtr the difference (+15)…Lakers back to .500 (23-23)
-Lebron 29pts 7rebs 5ast
-Carmelo 23pts
-Russ 18pts 11rebs 7ast
-Stanley 11pts 5rebs
Next up, the Miami Heat on Sunday…
@ESPNLosAngeles9:35 PM
Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
FINAL BOX: LA Lakers 116, Orlando 105 pic.twitter.com/o9et5ARSWh9:35 PM

Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Russell Westbrook gifted his shoes to a young Lakers fan tonight pic.twitter.com/6kbzTCzkqA9:33 PM

The Ringer @ringernba
After trailing by 8 at half, Carmelo Anthony caught fire for the Lakers and helped secure the W 😤 pic.twitter.com/hqU60vrMaI9:33 PM

Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Lakers needed that one. LBJ was great. Tremendous second half energy from Stanley Johnson. ‘Melo caught fire. Now comes the most brutal stretch of the season: Miami, Brooklyn, Philly, Charlotte, Atlanta. Sunday-Sunday. – 9:32 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
#LakersWin
@LeBron James: 29 pts, 7 reb, 5 ast
@Carmelo Anthony: 23 pts, 4-5 3PT
@Russell Westbrook: 18 pts, 11 reb, 7 ast, 3 stl pic.twitter.com/TYiDSNuZxz9:32 PM

Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
Final: Lakers 116, Magic 105
Jalen Suggs posted career highs in points (22) and assists (9).
LeBron James led L.A. with 29 pts – 9:31 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Lakers once trailed the 8-39 Magic by 10 but came back to win 116-105. LeBron 29p 7r 5a; Melo 23p on 8-of-13; Russ 18p 11r 7a; Stanley Johnson 11p on 3-of-4 from 3; Monk 10p. The six-game road trip continues Sunday in Miami. – 9:30 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Jalen Suggs has registered a new career-high with 22 points tonight vs. the Lakers. – 9:28 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron and Russ check out with 1:31 in the fourth. Lakers feel confident enough to get both guys out with a little time left. – 9:27 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
From the 3 minute mark of the 3rd Q, to the 8:07 mark of the 4th Q, @Carmelo Anthony scored 19 of LAL’s 21 points. – 9:26 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Officially LeBron’s 16th straight game of 25 or more points, for every game since AD has been injured. – 9:20 PM
David Baumann @DavidBaumannORL
Cole Anthony. 0 points, 0-5 FG, -31 in 21:34 – 9:17 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
LeBron from left field 😲
#LeBronJames x #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/2mbHOtGcvu9:15 PM

Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
Cole Anthony has as many points as you do. – 9:15 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Ariza does not want to shoot. Like, at all. AK – 9:14 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Trying to think of the last time the Lakers were able to put an opponent to bed without LeBron on the court …
… right now they lead by 16. – 9:13 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Carmelo Anthony is up to 23 points tonight on 8 for 13 shooting. 19 of those have come in the second half. – 9:12 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
THE MAGIC KONCH IMMEDIATELY WITH A 3 🐚 – 9:12 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Carmelo is up to 18 points on 4-5 shooting from 3PT and was just fouled on a 3-point attempt. – 9:10 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Carmelo hitting everything right now… – 9:09 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Carmelo is 4 of 5 from 3 tonight, putting LAL up 93-82 with his most recent. – 9:09 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Magic start out in a zone. LeBron starts out with a backcut for his second reverse alley-oop in as many games. – 9:05 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Final frame, up next.
@LeBron James: 22 pts, 6 reb
@Russell Westbrook: 14 pts, 9 reb, 5 ast
@Carmelo Anthony: 12 pts, 2-3 3PT
@Stanley Johnson: 11 pts, 3-4 3PT pic.twitter.com/gPs2cqnEmR9:05 PM

Khobi Price @khobi_price
End of 3Q: Lakers 85, Magic 78.
Magic with a nice push toward end of quarter.
Carter: 17p/4r
Suggs: 13p/8a/4r
Franz: 13p – 9:03 PM
Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
END OF 3RD QUARTER BOX: LA Lakers 85, Orlando 78 pic.twitter.com/p4Pgd50XAn9:03 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL outscored Orlando 31-16 in the 3rd Q to flip this game on its head, turning an 8-point halftime deficit into an 85-78 lead after 3.
LAL’s switching defense was key, with Stanley Johnson in alongside LeBron. – 9:02 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Big turnaround quarter for the Lakers, who outscored Orlando 31-16 during the third. Lakers take an 85-78 lead into the final frame. – 9:02 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
End 3Q: Lakers 85, Magic 78
LeBron: 22 points
Westbrook: 14 points, 9 rebounds
Carter: 17 points
Suggs/F. Wagner: 13 points each – 9:02 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Magic’s challenge is successful to get a foul taken off for Mo Bamba, who wins a subsequent jump ball. – 9:00 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Mosley’s challenge on the Bamba block was successful. Magic have 1 timeout remaining for rest of the game. – 9:00 PM
Philadelphia 76ers PR @SixersStats
Now with 31 points on the night, @Philadelphia 76ers @Joel Embiid has scored 30-plus in 12 of his last 13 games.
His 19 30-point games on the season are second in the @NBA, only behind @LeBron James‘ 20.
h/t @Stathead8:59 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
With Terrence Ross out, Ignas Brazdeikis makes his first appearance of the game. – 8:56 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
There’s “wide open,” there’s “wiiiiiiide open,” and then there’s what Stanley Johnson was on those last two corner three’s. AK – 8:54 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Bron with the dish, Trev with the slam. pic.twitter.com/0nQbow0ndq8:53 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Melo three, largest Lakers lead of the night at 10. – 8:52 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Orlando is playing a tight 8-man rotation tonight, which is really more of a 7-man rotation since Ross went out.
They have 3 players that have already played at least 25 minutes (LAL’s high is Russ, with 24). – 8:50 PM
David Baumann @DavidBaumannORL
19-2 Lakers in the 3rd to potentially save Fran Vogel’s job for another moment or so – 8:50 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
First Magic field goal of the third quarter comes at 5:24. – 8:49 PM
Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
A player on a 10-Day contract is saving the Lakers right now.
Terrific energy by Stanley Johnson. – 8:49 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
It’s a 19-2 run here, boosted by LAL’s switching defense with LeBron at the 5, and Johnson in. – 8:48 PM
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
yeah the Magic’s offense is just completely stalled out. A lot of it is the Lakers going centerless; Orlando can’t get into the paint against their long, switchy defenders. – 8:47 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Lakers Defense all over the place right now…17-2 Lakers in Q3…Lakers lead 71-64…Big Buckets from Stanley – 8:47 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Stanley 🙌 – 8:47 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
The Lakers are up 71-64 now with 5:56 left in the 3rd after starting on an 18-2 run. The Magic still have no FG in the quarter. – 8:46 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Stunning given the first half: Lakers are on a 17-2 kick to start the second, including a pair of Stanley Johnson corner threes. Smothering defense here. – 8:46 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
the magic haven’t scored a basket in like 7 minutes – 8:46 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
It’s taken the Magic four minutes to score a point against this smaller Lakers lineup. – 8:43 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Carmelo after Cole Anthony missed two FTs on a foul by LeBron: “Ball don’t lie!” – 8:42 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Refs didn’t overturn a call on LeBron that Vogel challenged, but Cole Anthony missed both FT’s, as clear a Ball Don’t Lie situation as you’ll find. – 8:42 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
New video: My essay for NBA Countdown on the turmoil the Lakers faced this week pic.twitter.com/OhuZz2eKRd8:40 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Rockets reportedly open to Westbrook for Wall trade, why Lakers shouldn’t do it nba.nbcsports.com/2022/01/21/roc…8:39 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Frank Vogel is reviewing LeBron’s third foul on Cole Anthony after LeBron was arguing with Courtney Kirkland about it. Kirkland seemed pretty sure. Haven’t seen the replay yet. – 8:39 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Nice adjustment by the Lakers to go small to start the second half. A 9-0 run has given LA the lead back. – 8:36 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Lakers start Q3 on a 9-0 run…63-62 LakeShow – 8:36 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
The Lakers score nine straight to open the third quarter, earning a standing ovation from Rob Pelinka who is at the game a few rows behind the Lakers bench. – 8:35 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
The Lakers have started off the 3rd on a 9-0 run to take the lead at 63-62. – 8:35 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Lakers open 3Q with a 9-0 run. Lead 63-62. – 8:35 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Lakers peel off a 9-0 run to start the half and take a 63-62 lead. – 8:35 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL open the 3rd Q on a 7-0 run to get within a point. – 8:34 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL start small in the 2nd half, with Johnson in for Howard. Makes sense with Orlando starting Bamba, more of a stretch 5. – 8:33 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Stanley Johnson starts the second half in place of Dwight. – 8:31 PM
Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
Jalen Suggs 🤩
13 PTS & 8 AST in the first half for the rook pic.twitter.com/5VNfMvreNy8:21 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron and Russ are 12 for 22 from the field for 30 points. The rest of the team is 7 for 23 for 24 points. – 8:20 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Halftime: Magic 62, Lakers 54.
Jalen Suggs (13 points, 8 assists, 3 rebounds) is having one of his best games.
Wendell Carter Jr. (13p, 4r), Franz Wagner (9 p, 2a), Chuma Okeke (9p) and Mo Bamba (9p, 4r) all made significant contributions in first half. – 8:19 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
Lakers go into halftime trailing 62-54 to Orlando. LeBron has 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting Russ has made 5-of-9 for 12 points. Beyond that? Not much… Lakers are 3-of-14 from 3. – 8:19 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Lakers down eight points to the Orlando Magic at halftime…
(The Magic are 8-38 this season, which if the worst record in the NBA this season, by far.)
LA has looked old and slow. Kinda sad to watch.
Maybe the final half of the Vogel era in LA if they lose to Orlando?? – 8:19 PM
Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
HALFTIME BOX: Orlando 62, LA Lakers 54 pic.twitter.com/SOc5DsG6oB8:18 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
After a rough close to the 2nd Q, LAL trail 62-54.
The Lakers led 50-49 prior to the flagrant 1 foul called on THT with 3:55 to play, and were outscored 13-4 from that point on. – 8:18 PM
Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
Halftime: Magic 62, Lakers 54
Jalen Suggs – 13 pts, 8 asts, 3 rebs
Wendell Carter Jr. – 13 pts, 4 rebs
Mo Bamba – 9 pts, 4 rebs
Franz Wagner – 9 pts, 2 asts
Chuma Okeke – 9 pst, 2 rebs – 8:17 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Lakers didn’t match the energy/effort of Indiana on Wednesday. They are not matching Orlando’s in the first half tonight. LA down eight after an 11-turnover first half. – 8:17 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Russ with a running bucket before the end of the half to at least get the Lakers out of the double-digit hole.
HALFTIME: Magic 62, Lakers 54. – 8:17 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Among the many problems with the three’s LeBron settles for is that if he misses, it’s usually a long rebound, which are the offensive boards the Lakers are least equipped to track down. AK – 8:17 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Halftime: Magic 62, Lakers 54. – 8:16 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Halftime: Magic 62, Lakers 54
Suggs: 13 points, 8 assists
Carter: 13 points
LeBron: 18 points
Westbrook: 12 points, 6 rebounds – 8:16 PM
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
Gary Harris has that Dwayne Bacon HOF Finishing badge equipped pic.twitter.com/mzsjwgYbc98:15 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Kent Bazemore is ready to play. – 8:15 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Orlando 8-38 on the season, up 10 right now on the Lakers (62-52)… – 8:14 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
Is Jalen Suggs the best quarterback in central Florida? My column: – 8:12 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
… not a good end of half for the Lakers. – 8:12 PM
Tony Mejia @MejiaDinero
Russell Westbrook is playing so poorly right now that he should go see a counselor, Ted Lasso-style. He’s tried to bank one in and nearly hit the shot clock, blew a layup and just threw a lob to LeBron that Magic F Chuma Okeke intercepted easily. Westbrook’s issues are mental – 8:11 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Terrence Ross will miss the rest of tonight’s game with right knee soreness. He was favoring the leg earlier. – 8:11 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Orlando is in prime league pass hipster territory for next season. The defensive upside of the Suggs-Wagner-Okeke trio is so high. – 8:10 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Orlando wing Terrence Ross is out for the rest of the game with right knee soreness. – 8:10 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Terrence Ross will not return tonight vs Lakers due to a sore right knee. – 8:10 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Magic are on an 8-0 run, with 2 FT’s coming, helped by a tough flagrant 1 call on THT that produced 2 FT’s and an extra possession.
LAL trail 54-50 late in the 2nd Q. – 8:08 PM
Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
Flagrant one foul on THT that causes the @Orlando Magic‘s Jalen Suggs to take a hard fall to the floor.
Suggs hits his two free throws and remains in the game. – 8:06 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Jalen Suggs just took a really hard fall to the court. He was fouled by Talen Horton-Tucker, who was issued a flagrant-1.
Suggs was on the court for a few seconds and then managed to get up. He looks to be OK and will remain in the game. – 8:05 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
These fouls are going to start adding up for the Magic: They’ve got 14, with Bamba and Anthony each with three apiece. – 7:59 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Lakers needing maximum effort from LeBron to stay close with the Magic in the second quarter. – 7:50 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Entering play tonight, Franz Wagner was averaging 13.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists on 17.9% shooting from 3PT this month. He has 5 points so far tonight and just got his first 3 to drop. – 7:50 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
The Lakers look as if they’re from the Island of misfit toys, and for the first time, LeBron James isn’t enough to make the pieces fit. A bunch of problems, with no solution: yhoo.it/3fFPtau7:48 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron getting a lot of his work done inside tonight, just putback a missed Monk lay-up and got the and-1. – 7:48 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
I can’t stop betting on the Lakers. I’m a very dumb man. – 7:46 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Shaq’s at Amway for Magic-Lakers pic.twitter.com/ISRWN5pDyW7:45 PM

Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Shaq is in Orlando at the Lakers-Magic game. – 7:44 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
End of 1Q: Magic 27, Lakers 24.
Magic’s second unit a big factor tonight. Getting to the paint at ease.
Suggs: 9 points, 3 assists
Carter Jr.: 6 points. 3 rebounds
LeBron: 8 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists
Westbrook: 6 points, 3 rebounds. – 7:41 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jalen Suggs is good. Eventually he’s going to be really good. – 7:41 PM
Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
End 1Q: Magic 27, Lakers 24
Jalen Suggs leads Orlando with 9 pts & 3 asts
LeBron James has 8 pts, 2 rebs, 2 asts for L.A.
Magic shoot 45.5% FG | 23.1% 3PT
Lakers shoot 36.4% FG | 20% 3PT
Bench points: ORL 11, LAL 2 – 7:41 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
Two nights after losing to Pacers, the Lakers trail the 8-win Magic 27-24 after the first quarter. – 7:40 PM
Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
END OF 1ST QUARTER BOX: Orlando 27, LA Lakers 24 pic.twitter.com/nw3wMhB8gK7:40 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Kent Bazemore is available if needed. – 7:40 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
End of 1Q: Magic 27, Lakers 24
Suggs: 9 points, 3 assists
Carter: 6 points
LeBron: 8 points
Westbrook: 6 points – 7:40 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
After Q1: Magic 27, Lakers 24. – 7:39 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
LeBron is absolutely insufferable to watch with the amount of whining he does. – 7:39 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Austin Reaves just took his 12th charge, tied for 6th in the NBA, despite playing 100 minutes fewer than anybody ahead of him on the list. – 7:37 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Austin Reaves checks in and immediately cools off Jalen Sugg’s hot streak by taking a charge. – 7:36 PM
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
I know Carmelo Anthony isn’t exactly a rim protector, but this is still a good take by Jalen Suggs. Way to attack, absorb contact, and finish pic.twitter.com/jbvuHxEPgk7:35 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
LeBron was slow to get up after he looked to get hit in the face by Jalen Suggs. He is up and shooting his FTs. – 7:33 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron took a shot to the noggin at the end of that layup attempt. He took a minute to get up off the floor. – 7:33 PM
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
“Westbrook, his shot hits the top of the backboard. That’s not something you see every day.” – David Steele, possibly incorrect – 7:30 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Russell Westbrook just had a missed shot that will *definitely* make the #nottop10 reel tonight. – 7:29 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
In his first game back, Wendell Carter Jr. has 2 quick points off the bench for the Magic. – 7:28 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Dwight, rocking rims in Orlando since ’04. pic.twitter.com/wlr1E6YJJe7:28 PM

Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Rob Pelinka made the road trip with the Lakers to Orlando. He is sitting directly behind the Lakers’ bench. – 7:26 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Fun to see the rematch between LeBron James and Wendell Carter Jr’s rec specs. – 7:26 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
With his first rebound tonight, Dwight Howard broke a tie with Nate Thurmond for sole possession of 10th on the all time rebounds list. KG up next. pic.twitter.com/1DyKt1qX7s7:24 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
MELO ➡️ MASON 💥
#AllFly | @HornetsOnBally pic.twitter.com/pqEcGE5f9h7:23 PM

Bill Oram @billoram
I am in sole possession of being the 10th person to log onto Twitter to tell you about Dwight Howard’s latest career milestone. – 7:21 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
The Magic just asked several of their players a Disney trivia question for a commercial break game and we’re supposed to act surprised that Robin Lopez won it? – 7:20 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Mosley calls timeout after Lakers go on 7-0 run after a Dwight Howard dunk.
Lakers 14-7 with 7:37 in 1Q. – 7:19 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL lead 14-7 into an Orlando time out. Westbrook has 2 points, 2 boards, an assist and 2 steals, with Bradley, LeBron and Howard going for 4 points apiece. – 7:18 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Dwight Howard just became the sole 10th leading rebounder of all time, and celebrated with a massive two handed dunk that put the Lakers up 14-7 early. – 7:18 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Good start from Westbrook tonight.
LAL up 9-7 after his steal led to LeBron’s transition layup, and he followed with a layup himself. – 7:16 PM
Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
The @Orlando Magic have now made at least one three-point field goal in 1,176 consecutive games, dating all the way back to March 17, 2007.
It stands as the fifth-longest active streak in the #NBA and also the fifth-longest streak in @NBAHistory.
#MagicTogether7:15 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
NEW @AthleticNBAShow Nerder She Wrote w/ @SethPartnow @MoDakhil_NBA
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Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
With his first rebound of the game, Dwight Howard is alone at 10th on the NBA’s All-Time Rebounds List. Congrats, DH 👏 pic.twitter.com/xcaij4Mejw7:13 PM

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
With his first rebound of the night, Dwight Howard broke a tie with Nate Thurmond for sole possession of 10th place on the NBA’s all-time rebounds list, via Lakers PR. – 7:13 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Westbrook fed Howard twice for looks at the rim on the opening LAL possession, grabbing an offensive rebound for the 2nd opportunity, which Howard used to draw a PF and hit 2 FT’s as things get underway in Orlando. – 7:12 PM
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
Kind of appropriate the Lakers are wearing their home uniforms at Amway. 😬 – 7:11 PM
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
The Magic are playing the first of five straight home games. First time playing consecutive home games since December 28th and 30th against Milwaukee. Since then they’ve played 7 road games and 3 at home. – 7:09 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
LeBron James and Russell Westbrook are ready to go pic.twitter.com/D6VmzOqBvS7:08 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Third straight game with the LeBron, Russ, Bradley, Ariza and Howard starting lineup.
Frank Vogel earlier: “I’m trying to bring as much stability to this stretch of our season as I can while also evaluating the matchups and knowing that we’re not really fixed into one thing.” – 6:57 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Same 5⃣
#SuitingUpTogether | @ToyotaSoCal pic.twitter.com/z2KHbOV3mP6:53 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Giving up assets to trade away Russell Westbrook for John Wall sounds as ridiculous as giving up assets to trade away Shai Gilgeous-Alexander for Ben Simmons.
And yet somehow both those ideas have been floated today. – 6:39 PM
Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
STARTING LINEUPS:
January 21 vs LA Lakers
#MagicTogether pic.twitter.com/xukyNaRr3P6:37 PM

David Baumann @DavidBaumannORL
Tonight, Frank Vogel could get fired in Orlando for the 2nd time in 3.5 years. – 6:33 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
Dwight Howard starting again for the Lakers along with LeBron, Russ, Avery Bradley and Trevor Ariza. – 6:31 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Same starters for the Lakers tonight: Westbrook, Bradley, Ariza, LeBron, Howard. – 6:31 PM
Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
thoughts on @Cole Anthony being mic’d up @Wendell Carter Jr.? 🤣
Lakers vs. Magic tonight at 7 p.m. on @BallySportsFL pic.twitter.com/SXivGpPTMs6:30 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
AD getting some post reps going against assistant Jon Pastorek … and having a little fun. pic.twitter.com/R9HJFBSA856:30 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Anthony Davis getting pregame reps without his knee brace. You can tell which shots he’s hitting from the baseline fans cheering in the background. 🔈🔈 pic.twitter.com/VbKPmtNRHg6:27 PM

Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
Friday Night Drip 💧
#ULTRADrip 𝚇 #MagicTogether pic.twitter.com/2pbIioCqkS5:56 PM

NBA Math @NBA_Math
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🔘 MIP candidates (26:27)
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Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel on Anthony Davis: “He’s got a plan to build up each day.” Says there’s still “no timetable” for AD’s return. – 5:40 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
Frank Vogel on Russell Westbrook’s response to his benching: “He’s all in on doing whatever’s necessary to get the Lakers to win a championship.” – 5:38 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel on Russell Westbrook: “He’s all in to do whatever’s necessary” to help the Lakers win a championship. – 5:36 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
From Doc Rivers pregame:
-Seth Curry still questionable with left ankle soreness
-Jaden Springer call-up about needing healthy bodies, hasn’t had a chance to watch him with Blue Coats
-Thinks Charlie Brown Jr. has chance to be “great defender” in NBA, that he struggled vs. ORL – 5:33 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
wonder what that flight from LA to Orlando was like. – 5:29 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Jamahl Mosley said Wendell Carter Jr. will return tonight after missing the last 7 games but will be on a minutes restriction. – 5:26 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
The Magic will start Cole Anthony, Jalen Suggs, Gary Harris, Franz Wagner and Mo Bamba tonight vs. the Lakers. – 5:23 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
The returning Jamahl Mosley confirms Wendell Carter Jr. will play vs. the Lakers. He’ll be on a minutes restriction.
Starters: Cole Anthony, Jalen Suggs, Gary Harris, Franz Wagner and Mo Bamba. – 5:18 PM
Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
The @Orlando Magic will start Cole Anthony, Jalen Suggs, Gary Harris, Franz Wagner and Mo Bamba against the @Los Angeles Lakers.
Wendell Carter Jr. will play, but will be on a minutes restriction. – 5:17 PM
Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
TONIGHT’S STARTERS
GAME 47 vs LA LAKERS
1️⃣4️⃣F: @Gary Harris
2️⃣2️⃣F: @Franz Wagner
5️⃣C: @TheRealMoBamba
5️⃣0️⃣G: @Cole Anthony
4️⃣G: @jalensuggs
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#MagicTogether – 5:17 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Markelle Fultz, who remains sidelined, getting shots up pregame.
Magic-Lakers tips off in about 2 hours. pic.twitter.com/Apc76tp1oz5:15 PM

Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Markelle Fultz putting up shots prior to the Magic hosting the Lakers. He is still out. pic.twitter.com/o9A3pOeyEG5:11 PM

Khobi Price @khobi_price
Jamahl Mosley returns to Magic sideline for Friday’s matchup with Lakers orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando…5:07 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Magic head coach Jamahl Mosley is back pic.twitter.com/VlBWGdPLDK5:06 PM

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanHoops
Perk Calls Out KD & Harden + Can The Lakers Turn Their Season Around? | Bob Ryan and Jeff Goodman Podcast w/ @Gary Tanguay twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…5:00 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
My prediction is that the Lakers don’t trade Russell Westbrook for John Wall. I think they do everything possible to make it work this year, and if it doesn’t, they trade his expiring deal in the offseason for a few overpaid role players on long-term deals
I’m like 65-35 on this – 4:44 PM
JD Shaw @JShawNBA
ESPN is picking up Knicks-Heat on January 26, dropping Grizzlies-Spurs. The network is also picking up Lakers-Hornets and dropping Celtics-Hawks on January 28. – 4:35 PM
David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
Upcoming national television schedule changes involving the Knicks, Heat, Grizzlies, Spurs, Lakers, Hornets, Celtics and Hawks: pic.twitter.com/cvIuYkGA9q4:34 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
OFFICIAL: Our game vs the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, Jan. 28, will start at 7:30 p.m. Additionally, the game will now be nationally televised on ESPN.
🔗: https://t.co/HQ1CiAloAR pic.twitter.com/ldEZolgAmN4:33 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
#Hornets game next Friday against the Lakers will now be broadcast on @espn and the game time has changed to 7:30 p.m. It will mark the Hornets fifth national TV broadcast of season. That’s already the most national TV games in a season since the team returned to Charlotte. – 4:32 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
If Russell Westbrook gets traded to Houston, this is how I *actually* think it would play out:
He agrees to stay away from the Rockets for the rest of the year. Rather than playing this season, he stays in LA with his family. Then they figure out a buyout in the offseason. – 4:23 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
Playing LeBron at center should be a situational weapon, not a necessity.
@Kevin O’Connor gets into the current state of the Lakers on #TheVoidNBA.
📺: https://t.co/bJvPlVu5DE pic.twitter.com/JK4xNUF9xF4:19 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
I have no idea if John Wall is still a good player, by the way. I thought there were semi-encouraging flashes in Houston but the numbers were mostly discouraging. I have no idea what this year off does to him. I have no idea how playing with LeBron affects him. He’s a mystery box – 4:17 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
The funniest possible ending to the Westbrook saga would be him signing with Brooklyn after a buyout and only playing their home games. – 4:15 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Magic coach Jamahl Mosley and assistant coach Nate Tibbetts have cleared the Health and Safety Protocols, per the team.
Both will be back on the bench for tonight’s game vs. the Lakers. – 4:14 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Magic say head coach Jamahl Mosley and assistant coach Nate Tibbetts have both cleared the league’s health and safety protocols and will be back on the bench for tonight’s game against the Lakers.
More NBA from me: marcstein.Substack.com4:13 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Magic head coach Jamahl Mosley and assistant coach Nate Tibbetts have both cleared the health and safety protocol. They will both be back on the bench for tonight’s game against the L.A. Lakers. – 4:13 PM
JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Magic head coach Jamahl Mosley and assistant coach Nate Tibbetts have cleared the NBA’s health and safety protocols. – 4:12 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
The race for All-Star captain is coming down to the wire. RT to vote for the King 👑
#LeBronJames x #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/O1rprMqjPg4:12 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Magic say Head Coach Jamahl Mosley and Assistant Coach Nate Tibbetts have both cleared NBA Health and Safety Protocols.
Both will be back on the bench for tonight’s game against the L.A. Lakers. – 4:12 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
For the Lakers to give up a first-round pick in a Russ-for-Wall deal, they’d have to really believe Wall is still a very good player.
He might be. He might not. But if they just want to get Russ off of the team, I think they’d rather just bench him than give up a first for Wall. – 4:07 PM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Rockets open to trading John Wall to Lakers for Westbrook and draft compensation?
sportando.basketball/en/rockets-ope…3:59 PM
Alvaro Martin @AlvaroNBAMartin
La posibilidad de que Westbrook sea enviado de vuelta a Houston me recuerda el cuento del genial Guillermo Álvarez Guedes del niño vendiendo el guanajo (pavo o guajolote en México). ADVERTENCIA: contenido y lenguaje soez.
youtube.com/watch?v=_FI168…3:58 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
I would give Houston multiple second-round picks in a Russell Westbrook for John Wall swap.
I would not give Houston a first-round pick. I would not give Houston Talen Horton-Tucker. – 3:55 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Road trip opener🌴🆚🪄
⏰: 4:00 p.m. PT
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#LakeShow x @socios
nba.com/lakers/news/th…3:54 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Westbrook and Wall being traded for each other *twice* on “untradable” contracts would be one of the funniest things in NBA history. – 3:44 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
It’s time to upgrade the idea of the Lakers trading Russell Westbrook from outright impossible to extremely unlikely.
My latest This Week In Basketball column, just out now, examines the conditions required to establish a market for a Russ deal: marcstein.substack.com/p/the-plausibi…3:30 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Q&A with @Travonne on being in an NBA entourage, VIP treatment, partying with LeBron and Drake, the code, transitioning back to reality and more
New for @theathletic: theathletic.com/3083109/2022/0…3:07 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
With everything happening of late, this press release with “Lakers,” “name” and “head coach” in the header made me gasp at first glance. AK pic.twitter.com/TVTNDEc2H52:22 PM

Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
“They still got some time to figure it out and get it done”
Russell Westbrook’s former teammate, @Anthony Morrow, tells @talkhoops and @Rosalyn Gold-Onwude why he isn’t giving up on Russell fitting in with the Lakers #LakeShow pic.twitter.com/GpiTnRc3BA2:09 PM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
📅 On this day in 1962, the Packers’ Walt Bellamy scored a career-high 48 points in a loss to the Lakers.
Among the 48 NBA players to reach 20,000 career points, Bellamy is one of only three to record his career high as a rookie. The others are Elvin Hayes and Mitch Richmond. pic.twitter.com/pzzPZ5TUJk2:01 PM

Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
Dunc’d On Prime: Southeast Division Trade Outlook 2021-22 w/ @Nate Duncan
Subscribe to Total Access for ad-free episodes of Dunc’d On, and much more: https://t.co/n4QLDC9m6F pic.twitter.com/hXWZVy540K2:00 PM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
LeBron James, Lakers lead NBA in merchandise sales through 1st half of season sportando.basketball/en/lebron-jame…1:24 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
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Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Today @Dwight Howard returns to where it all started: Orlando #MyFirstBucket pic.twitter.com/bbhAFdaMsz1:13 PM

Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
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