G03 [email protected] Postgame Thread

Brent’s take

This is the 1st “not a blowout” game we saw. A loss that filled with positives. Let’ me put some observations on Lin only here.

  • Lin got 17p 9a 4to in 35mins as a floor general. He waved off Kobe and sank a 3 in front of CP3’s face at one point. He was aware of the help defense would be coming for Kobe if he passed the ball. This shows how good Lin was in terms of having the control.
  • Finally saw 2 floaters from Lin who floated it up against DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin. Lin got blocked a couple of times, but I think that is good for him. It is totally ok to be blocked, the more Lin tried, the sooner he will realize what kind of timing/spacing/angle works and what will not.
  • Lin have shown us how CP3 rack up assists. If you have capable shooters (like Jordan Hill), most likely you are going to have a lot of assists. CP3 also got 2 bigs that he can just throw the ball in the air and need not to worry about it becoming a TOV. Not dissing CP3, because he is best at finding those openings, no doubt about it.
  • PPL think Scott should have brought Lin in earlier, maybe. But I think that was a good rotation pattern. Both Lin and Kobe’s minutes are very reasonable. This is about if the whole team can execute the plan or not. Not just about Lin or Kobe. Spurs have very good bench to win the championships, LAL need some basic ability of executing the plan FROM ALL ROTATIONAL PLAYERS to make the play off.
  • Lin and the bigs are still no completely in sync, let’s hope after few more games of Lin leading the show. Bigs will finally get it.

All in all, a great game to watch, lots of improvements to cheer about. I would give Lin a A- .

385 Comments

  1. First and everyone is still stuck at game thread. Will call over now:-)

  2. 2nd

  3. No call… Darn the refs…

  4. I know. I was so mad:-) But what can u do???

  5. Good on u.

  6. Scott on Jeremy.

  7. WOW! WOW! WOW! Good to hear this and not throw his player under the bus:-)

  8. Laker fans on twitter not happy about the loss, but hopeful for the team as they played teamball. Most fans think refs cheated for the clippers and are very mad, but overall feeling are very happy how the Lakers played. Lots of fans thought the last shot should have went to lin or Hill who had the hot hands not kobe, but oh well, it is what it is.

  9. I am just happy that Scott and Kobe let Lin lead the team to do his thing. Can not as too much at first.

  10. Lots of bs calls tonight

  11. I don’t know how you can miss that. Lin changed direction in mid air because of the contact.

  12. and from the back

    @JLin7 Great effort tonight and pretty entertaining. pic.twitter.com/1rIk1dGO9O— Librafree (@Librafree) November 1, 2014

  13. Step by step … that non-call when DJ floored Lin was ref-pathetic.

  14. me too!

  15. Yesss Byron not caring about getting fined and speaking out on the unfair calls.
    He’s gonna pump up the team and let them know the win was theirs if it were not for the refs.

  16. Can’t wait to see the highlights to get a screenshot of Kobe and Jeremy arm in arm talking strategy on the run-up.

  17. LOL, put Kobe on CP to equalize the whistles, but unfortunately, there are other guys on the team for Refs to cheat with.

  18. PFV – Short vid

  19. Somehow….I can not add content to the post…..so slow for uploading, I will leave it to @real_dsb:disqus 1st…

  20. That @JLin7 three tho https://t.co/oL9ljMQHAz— Silver Screen & Roll (@LakersBlog_SSR) November 1, 2014

  21. Progress.

  22. hope he tells lin to keep the aggression in the 4th. dont defer too much

  23. The exciting part was the improvements we saw. So…I will take the moral victory this time. It is a process..

  24. it is ok, because it was mostly set play…

  25. LIN magic will grow with more ball handling time. If this continues, this team will keep gelling quickly. I Think maybe 10-15 games and everyone will start to find their own groove. It’s amazing how hard the bigs will work and push when at the end of the stick is easy money. Slowly LIN will show Wes what his best patterns will be and he’ll finally fulfil his physical potentials. Tonight they had 3 guys over 10 points. Soon it will be 4-5. It’s then that Lakers will take full flight.

  26. That made me laugh. But it makes sense.

  27. Seem like many have difficulty to find this post thread and sign in.

  28. That’s a first from Kobe XD.

  29. This is getting better and better 🙂

  30. Need to ask @psalm234:disqus to check the log. I think there are something wrong right now

  31. Christ Paul 37min, 2of9, 2reb, 10ast, 2stl, 1to, 4pf, 12pts

    Jeremy Lin 35min, 7of13, 4reb, 9ast, 1stl, 4to, 3pf, 17pts1

  32. That’s quite obvious today. It was literally a pleasure to watch the game esp the first 3 quarters. Somehow I feel BS put JLin back in a little bit too late for him to find the rythm after sitting out for over 8 minutes.

  33. I purged the cache. It takes 10-15 min to refresh unless manually purged

  34. @kobebryant about @JLin7 , we did talk a lot before the game , he done as a point guard his best tonight— Barbaros Tapan (@BarbarosTapan) November 1, 2014

  35. that hammer head DJ didn’t help either.

  36. Jeremy’s post game… Move Kobe 🙂

  37. WOW JLin is doing quite well comparatively. That’s great! Now no one can say JLin is bad defender to smaller guides. It is no longer true.

  38. That in your face 3 and the floater against CP3 and DJ

  39. No call from refs. Refs wanted Clippers to win the game. It’s so obvious even announcers disbelieved of what they saw.

  40. Is the chat polling at 0.2 now?

  41. I purged the cache manually. I also put a direct link in the Game thread.
    I turned off the Chat. Way too many page hits on post and don’t want to slow it down

  42. LOL

  43. I’m extremely proud of JLin in this game. Surprised to see how fast he turns the corner this time around. Like Kobe better now:-)

  44. and DJ wasn’t going to have a 2nd one …

  45. i dont understand this expression. what doe he mean?

  46. I turned it of at end of game. Way too many page hits so I don’t want to slow down people accessing post-game thread. will need to find remote-solution or better dedicated server eventually

  47. Haha

  48. Yeah a lot of bad calls against Lakers, five players with at least 5 fouls and they including BS had to adjust so they didn’t foul out.

  49. Could be faster, because there are still timing mismatches with his own bigs.

  50. Thanks! Many are frustrated of unable to join the celebration!!!

  51. see below.

  52. If you don’t stand up for yourself then I will bully you.

  53. TWC post game with team highlight

  54. thanks, Added to Video Gallery on homepage

  55. It’s interesting how Kobe runs the team with such an adversarial attitude. It works for certain people, but for others, it will cause the conflict to grow uncontrollably…as it did with Dwight and Shaq.
    Not sure how I feel about it. Just think of having someone like him as your coworker and see how you would react.

  56. Well, at least this is a significant improved from the last two games. I take what he is capable of giving at the moment. It’s only getting better from now on minus a few bumps here and there.

  57. Most Linjoyable Loss :]

  58. Scott post game interview.

  59. That CP3 is kinda a bad defender letting JLin go off like that LOL

  60. Did we lose? lol

  61. thanks! language barrier for me.

  62. Kobe on Jeremy

  63. lol. good answer

  64. I guess I posted too late on last thread so I’m going to copy and paste it here…

    Just finished watching game. Great effort by Lakers, Lin and Kobe played well. Hill hit the open mid range shots created by the double on Lin or Kobe.

    The reason Clippers won was due to refs bailing Clippers with ticky-tack calls that were not reciprocated for Lakers. Clippers had too many FTs. Griffin’s scoring was effortless and impressive.

    I like Lin’s aggressiveness and leadership. The team responded to his play calling. I really like Davis – he’s a smart basketball player. Disappointed in Boozer’s overall play.

  65. wow.

  66. so many great plays this game.

  67. Kobe’s post game interview.

  68. Really Linjoyable of your Lin pun lol

  69. That was a great line…”you gotta put your mark down man.”

  70. I just shed a tear.

  71. trying to please Ballmer

  72. LOL….

  73. I like the Kobe Lin chemistry so … “at some point, you gotta pLss on the fire hydrant ha ha”

  74. you said it!

  75. Well to be fair to Kobe, now that I’ve watched the post game interview myself, he is ultra competitive and he’s trying to light a fire under Jeremy. I think he sincerely likes Jeremy and is trying to take him up to the next level. I do like that.

  76. Not the most sanitary advice but ok :P.

  77. pissed on the fire hydrant…lol

  78. If you love dogs, it’s no big deal. I love seeing my dog mark territory.

  79. Hope he doesn’t take this literally 😛

  80. love it..

  81. Lin always looks like a kid. hahhahhaha

  82. This is probably going to be the quote of the season.

  83. Now we need one from the sides 🙂

  84. Now we need one from below…is that even doable?

  85. It is good advice. What a change from Houston where he was asked NOT to put his mark down. Not literally of course.

  86. Jeremy Lin: "I'm like every other human. I'm going to do more when I feel empowered."— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) November 1, 2014

  87. From above too while we’re at it… bird’s eye view?

  88. That is a Harvard reply.

  89. great night … going passive beta now 🙂

  90. “I’ll feel more comfortable when I feel more empowered” is the exact quote I believe.

  91. Lin/kobe/hill combined for 61 poiints

  92. Love how Nix ( Lin’s fan) says it.

    @kietchayrox @_bk_chino he wants a guy that will go to war with him. Lin is that guy— NIX (@NIX1331_) November 1, 2014

  93. I am actually one of the few guys who likes Boozer. Defensively he needs to be better. But he does have particular skills on offense that could help the team. Once he learns to play off Jeremy / Kobe more, he is going to be more effective.

  94. Hill scored off of Jeremy/Kobe assists.

  95. And TBH, that is not going to be consistent at all

  96. More Kobe on Jeremy Lin: "This is the blueprint for him. He asserted himself."— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) November 1, 2014

  97. I like Boozer too. I was excited when I heard he was joining the Lakers. I’m willing to give him time to develop with this team. If he gets it going, then you’ll have the inside-outside going and tough for other team to defend.

  98. Consistency would be great 🙂

  99. You’re right. But he needs to be a consistent threat because those open shots will always be there when his man doubles Lin or Kobe.

  100. Then another one from the sidelines.

  101. You can trust Jeremy to figure that out. It’s just a matter of time.

  102. Barkley is such a hater…
    “I don’t know why y’all keep showing the Lakers,” TNT analyst Charles Barkley said Thursday during the Cleveland-New York telecast. “Come on man. This ain’t the 2000s anymore. Quit showing the Lakers, TNT.”

  103. He is not a hater…he is just a clown to me as a analyst.

  104. Oh, I trust Lin. I’m talking about Boozer, I would like to see Boozer clicking with the first team. He’s had time to play on the 1st team unlike Lin.

  105. Very happy today. All players listened to Lin. Though they lost, there is definitely hope for Lakers. I am quite amused when Lin organize offenses several times for him and Kobe to take advantage of height mismatch with Chris Paul.

  106. What made that Lin shot so impressive is that he waived off Kobe, which meant that shot was literally life or death.— Got 'Em Coach (@GotEm_Coach) November 1, 2014

  107. Key to Lakers success: be able to waive Kobe off when he calls for it.

  108. Balls

  109. Yeah, it was great to see. Lin led and they followed.

  110. Today, Lin was not pressured. So as the season goes on, and when Lin get more control of the team. I think we are going to see more presure D on him to disrupt the play calls. And this is where Kobe can kick in.

  111. Some observations from tonight’s game:

    1. Lin played well. He missed a point blank layup early on and had another layup rejected, but unlike the first two games, he stayed aggressive and kept going. This could have easily been a double double with 20+ pts and 10+ assists if he had gotten a couple of fouls calls and Kobe hit a couple of his shots off Lin’s passes in the 4Q.

    2. Credit to Kobe for playing D on CP3. People keep posting that Lin outplayed CP3, but Kobe guarded CP3 for a good part of the game and contained him with the help of some team D.

    3. Sacre and Wes have such low basketball IQ that it pains me to watch them play. Poor shot selection, bonehead fouls…

  112. Also, post game comments by Kobe shows he’s secure in his legacy, unlike Harden or Melo. I used to hate Kobe as a player but am starting to understand what he’s about now. He’s also probably matured a bit with age and I’m happy that Lin is a teammate that can learn to get better playing alongside Kobe.

    Lastly, I’m really happy that BScott and Kobe are both letting Lin play PG. I’ve never seen a team and coach seem rather satisfied and complimentary after a loss, especially after losing a lead in the 4Q. But it’s true what BScott and Kobe said, tonight, they executed the plays, played well, and played hard.

  113. This game though a loss established Jeremy as a leader in this team which is what he does best and what this team needs most. Hopefully it continues to build from here. His confidence will rise with each game.

  114. He and Hill seem kind of redundant. Seems like one of them should come off the bench and a fast PnR big like Davis should start.

  115. Yes the lineup and rotation looks like it could do with some tweaking but Scott is patient (slow) with such changes.

  116. More Lin on leadership: "I have definitely taken all the responsibility for my performance in the first two games…"— Bob Garcia IV (@bgarcia90) November 1, 2014

  117. Kobe just never had the chance to make the final evolution like Jordan. They are so equally talented

  118. More Lin: "I don't think that is inexcusable for you to be a leader of this team, and point guard of this team and play the way I did."— Bob Garcia IV (@bgarcia90) November 1, 2014

  119. Robin..forever a certified LOF, love him.

  120. Word of the day from JLin: Empowerment
    Quote of the day from Kobe: “You got to put your mark down. At some point you got to p*** on the fire hydrant.”

  121. play of the day is: IN YOUR FACE 3!

  122. Jeremy’s game highlight!

  123. Was that Jon Barry commentating?

  124. Livyr 🙂 just wondering when you would finally visit! Thanks, I’ll add to Vid Gallery on homepage
    welcome!

  125. psalm, I have been reading the posts here. Just didn’t post anything here. But Jeremy’s good game finally thrust me to do it!!! 🙂

  126. Sounds like him indeed. Starting to become believer slowly 🙂

  127. I haven’t posted a single comment about Jeremy’s performance since pre-season as I have been patiently waiting for Jeremy to figure out his role(playing next to Kobe) and gel with his team mates.

    Like what I saw today — slept early last night just so I won’t miss the game from the tip off.

  128. That was one Super-Lintendo Shot in front of CP3!

  129. So…Lin obviously ran the OFFENSE very well, directed you to post.

  130. Glad to see you finally make the decision to post. This is great! Hope to hear from you more:-)

  131. I love everyone after this game. lol

  132. That Lincredible feeling is uncontainable :> lol

  133. One thing about Boozer that Lakers post-game commentators I think said was that he played like an old man last game against the Suns. It was a back-to-back and maybe they have to think about minutes for back-to-backs for him as well. It will be interesting to see how he does tomorrow.

  134. Oh boy, PFV’s videos are getting longer and longer. lol

  135. Sure will post more often especially with you and some other posters who are my favorite.

    Btw, hope you are getting better. Have been praying for you. God Bless.

  136. that guy’s voice put me to sleep within 15 seconds.

  137. LOL his record is over 2.5 hrs. He hasn’t broken his record yet. The 10 top vid that has taken him forever to make which we may see and hear it will be over 3+ hrs long:-)

  138. LOL Not for me thus far.

  139. The announcers are still living in 2011….what the ___ with that he can not go to his left nonsense.

  140. Barry still saying Lin can’t go left. SMH

  141. Thanks for your prayers. Well, glad that radiation treatment is over and the side-effects aren’t bad now. However, other long term but under control health issues are triggered. Will learn more on Monday what I’m dealing with. Hopefully not too serious.

  142. TWC pregame show about Jeremy… he addressed their concerns tonight 🙂
    I love LA media, Houston media pretty much gave up on Jeremy..

  143. Look at 2:12 Jeremy had another stomping moment at Boozer lololI love that he’s getting mad and showing it, Kobe’s rubbing off on him 😛

  144. yes, i am linning!!!

  145. hey, that dog looks faithful. me like!!! ^.^

  146. The reason Lin is so quick coast to coast is mainly his footwork. You rarely saw him adjusting his steps.

  147. JLin explaining after play why he waived off Kobe. Because Kobe didn’t see Griffin behind him ready to double team him if he gave it to Kobe.

  148. Boozer’s mid J is not good, but the shots were surprisingly straight (mostly just too short). No wonder he was used to be an ALL STAR.

  149. Brent, care to elaborate?
    I think Jeremy has to gradually change his game by not relying too much on speed so his footwork does help in accelerate more efficiently?

  150. Really impress with LA media and fans as well. They are Lincredible! That’s the only word I can describe what I feel. They are more knowledgeable and very professional in doing their job.

  151. either from a reb or TOV, once he got the ball, his 1st 3 steps are amazingly quick and large. But that is not it, when racing with a defender doing a FB layup, he does not stutter his step. Some players will do that so they do not over/under shot the take off point of the lay up. Lin’s was pin point accurate, so he did not waste any steps at all.

  152. Boozer was very vocal and tough in 2012 playoff against MIA when he was still with CHI. There was one game that he guarded Lebron very well and he wasn’t afraid to bark back after Lebron shoved him around. That moment, I though he could be Jeremy’s on-court enforcer like how we were hoping Jeremy could get…this season, I have hoped that he and Jeremy could play well together.

  153. I think he can, just need to clearly define what he can and cannot do on the court.

  154. he has that by training or instinct/talent?

  155. I would say the later, you would be surprised that how many NBA players are lacking footwork…

  156. LOL The title is “In Need of LIN-TENSITY”
    Good pre-game call that Lin needs to dust off that uncertainty and simply play ball!

  157. Maybe Nash opening spot perhaps for Shumpert. I like his defensive intensity. https://twitter.com/EricPincus/status/528453131588227072?s=09

  158. I once saw a play (against the Blazers) when Lin got the rebound and went coast to coast with just 3 dribbles! That is amazing speed and footwork.

  159. Agree. I quite like him even though I see some fans just want him to be benched. I think in time this starter will get better. Look at how they have gelled just after a two-game bad start. Today’s game revives my hope to an even higher level for this team. As they continue to talk and work with each other, they are going to get better and better.

  160. I thought you’d like it. Now I automatically think of you when I see Lin puns.

  161. I would like to see that happens. JLin played well with him.

  162. I like what I’m seeing but there’s a lot of work to do..They still don’t know JLin that well, where’s the pass going to come and sometimes they are too slow for Jlin..

  163. Same thought when I saw that. Our @psalm234:disqus just love Lin-puns so much that I read everything about JLin in Lin-puns. Pretty bad influence:-)

  164. I’m starting to like J. worthy..

  165. Agree. How amazed it’s for them to get so much done in just a day or so. They have worked extremely hard to get to play like this. I anticipated probably at least 30+ loss. Couldn’t believe my eyes that they lost because of refs. I was so Lin-high now. Supposedly to get my nap long time ago but am still so wire:-)

  166. big difference with Houston.

  167. Defense is nice but I still want to see that dunk Shump was suppose to do with Jeremy popping out of the couch 🙂

  168. This is the Kobe interview when he said Jeremy listened (by waiving him off for that huge 3) and proving (to be a big dog) that makes the mark by p*** on the fire hydrant

    http://youtu.be/Xwh_c4XlWZI?t=51s

  169. LOL I like him when I first heard his analysis probably in preseason games??? Couldn’t remember. He is definitely a much better commenter than lots of former player commenters.

  170. Agree 1000% Houston media is a joke to me.

  171. ahh, thanks.. Lindelible Memories is very-well appreciated :>

  172. yup. I guessed he didn’t get the memo..

  173. it’s quite scary actually. Got to be careful not to misspeak in everyday conversation.haha..
    could be Lintolerable to people :]

  174. J. Nicholson always in the background..

  175. lol.nice

  176. Griffin pushed JLin. Did he get a foul???

  177. Believe it or not, yes they did call it.

  178. I know. It happened to me once or twice now. YOU are Lincredible in bad influence:-)

  179. me too. Lakers fans so happy even though they loss..lol

  180. Sorry for my ignorance. Who and where?

  181. The missing floater made an appearance tonight and it was a great debut.

  182. I was confused there as my streaming kept on lagging off and on esp in the very crucial moment.

  183. Believe JLin had two tonight?

  184. lol. good one.

  185. yes

  186. LOL Like this comment.

    @zukovka @thesuitedmonk88 i feel like we're watching a series.. full of suspense and twist..—

  187. Bad Linfluence you mean? lol

  188. This is one of them

  189. YES!!!! No more doubters now. Believe in Lin, mates!!!! hahahahahahaha

  190. lol That’s even better. You crack me up blubell:-)

  191. Lin’s PostGame Interview

  192. I liked how LAL started the game with triangle, but they went with the forward option which was bad.

  193. wow. I’ve seen a lot of Lin highlights. here’s one with the interview..

    http://youtu.be/235DoylLI8E

  194. I do not understand why boozer lost the ball so often when cut to the hoop. Seems very weird…lol

  195. Robert Horry postgame: "Since I can't get fined, the refs game them a lot of calls." Worthy & Horry both critical of non-call on Lin drive.— Shahan Ahmed (@shahanLA) November 1, 2014

  196. Maybe it’s about the concentration.

  197. Great find. Now we need to TWC version so we don’t have to listen to Jon Barry.

  198. too much booze…boozer ;0

  199. We have 3 highlights in the Video Gallery on homepage. Why not? :>
    Thanks!

  200. WOW, that would be nice if he can come to Lakers.

  201. Drinking and driving to the basket is a bad idea. lol

  202. Hill post game interview – He heard Jeremy

  203. LakersGround Rating for Lin:

    2 Grinning Face

    http://forums.lakersground.net/viewtopic.php?t=170673
    Lin — —

    “You got to put your mark down, man. At some point you got to piss on the fire hydrant,” Kobe said with a grin as he threw out an alpha dog reference while discussing Lin. Asked about that three where Lin told Kobe to get out of the way, Kobe said, “You have to be able to assert yourself. Especially on the team I’m playing on. Because I don’t want chumps and I don’t want pushovers. If you’re a chump and you’re a pushover, I will run over you. So it’s important for him to have that toughness and say, ‘I believe in myself. I can step up. I can make these plays. I can perform.’” If you battle in the foxhole with Kobe, he doesn’t want someone who’s going to run from the fight. He wants someone who will dig in and bring it, shoulder to shoulder, side by side. Don’t go into fetal position, man up.

    “I wanted to come out and attack,” Lin said, manning up. “It’s just a matter of trying to do this more consistently.” That’s the Lin we need to see. Aggressive with the shot, playmaking and giving the offense the balance and flow it needs. And how sweet was that drive where he fouled out Jordan for the clutch FTs? That was huge. Well, that’s what should have happened, anyway. Total choke job by the refs there. So offensively, what were the Lakers doing? Lin was calling for much more for the Horns and Triangle sets in this game. That improved the spacing tremendously. Seeing Kobe and Lin working off those sideline splits out of the Horns is something where the two of them can build chemistry. This isn’t like handing the baton to the other player and watching, this is both involved as threats in a set and it’s going to work even better with time.

    “We started trusting each other more and learning what that means. It’s not like we’re ever like, ‘hey, we don’t trust each other.’ We’re growing and figuring out how to trust each other the best way,” Lin said. Basically, Kobe and Scott are pushing him to be a Tony Parker or similar type of impact PG and leader. They’re in his corner and don’t want him playing scared or nervous. He responded tonight as he was trying to put as much pressure on the defense as he could versus the previous games. He said his last couple games were “inexcusable” for him as a point guard and leader of the team. Keep moving forward and working on playing consistently like this. The offense ran much better as a result. “It wasn’t like we shot the lights out or anything,” Kobe said. “We just played good basketball.”

  204. The Stats: He scored 17 points on 7-13 shooting (3-6 from three) to go with 4 boards, 9 assists, 1 steal, 4 turnovers and 3 fouls in 35 minutes. He was a -6.

    The Action: He swished a three off the high handoff to start the Laker scoring. He got caught in the paint and threw it away, dunk the other way. He missed a wing three. He lost the ball on the sideline, turnover. He was getting lit up by Redick coming off the screens (Kobe on CP3). He blew past Griffin, but choked the layup, uggh, should have had that one. He swiped a pass on the perimeter and took it the distance for a layup. He attacked with the shotclock low and hit the one-footed, slow moving Nash-like jumper. He found Hill open in early offense for a jumper. He was blocked off the glass on a drive in transition. He missed a three in early offense. Two Lakers open under the hoop and his pass was deflected trying to reach them. He drew a perimeter double and hit Kobe for the three. He probed the lane, drew the D over and whipped a pass to Davis under the hoop for a score. He held CP3 right in front of the refs on an inbounds pass 40 feet from the hoop, freethrows for CP3. He waved off a screen to iso on CP3, attacked in the lane, stopped, pumpfaked and hit the high arching jumper over the help D (love seeing that). He had 9 points and 4 assists at the half.

    Second Half: He attacked off the three line and hit the soft, controlled floater. He pushed it out and hit Wes for the open three. He scrambled the D and it led to a Boozer-Hill, high-low for a dunk (no credit for the hockey assist on this one). Nice orchestration calling for the Horns, running a split with Kobe off them, getting the ball back and draining the open three. He worked off the split to the other side of the floor, came back to the middle off a Hill screen and hit Hill for the jumper. He probed and hit Hill for another jumper. He missed a wing three. It looked like he tried to hit Sacre in a crowd with a bounce pass but it went to Hill for a layup instead. He attacked and threw it away, looked like he took some contact. With the offense busted he didn’t settle for dumping it to Kobe, he worked off the Kobe screen instead and sank a wing three to beat the shotclock. He was hammered by Jordan on a drive down the lane with no call (meanwhile Crawford gets the call on the other end for FTs, wow, big switch there). Griffin shoved him in the back as they matched up in transition D and that erased a Clipper hoop.

  205. People say Jeremy hasn’t “earned” the ref’s respect to get foul call. I think it’s nonsense! Refs should be unbiased in making foul calls. The Lakers FO gotta do something about it.
    Lakers can’t afford to have the game swung to the opponents’ favor simply bcoz Jeremy hasn’t “earned’ the refs’ respect.
    Jeremy has paid his dues. It’s time the Officiating refs shows Jeremy Respects!!!

  206. I believe it will be soon. I’ve seen everyone talked about this and not just JLin fans. I meant BS, media and showed the whole wide world. Some people even tweeted this clip to NBA. It is a totally different scene than R. Believe NBA is getting the pressure to act more properly and fairer upon JLin soon. I like what it’s going on.

  207. I went to the game tonight. I got there a little early and saw players warming up, including Lin. He missed quite a bit of his threes from slightly right of the top of the key, but that was the place where he made the fadeaway 3 over CP3. Otherwise, the threes were looking good.

    The Kobe/Lin mentorship continued. Towards the end of the first quarter, Kobe came out of the game before Lin. When Lin came out of the game, he initially sat in an open seat, but at some point soon after, I saw that Lin was sitting next to Kobe and they were talking.

    I noticed that when Lin came out of the game in the first quarter, BS chatted a bit with him, gave him a pat. I noticed BS did this throughout but to be honest, I became immersed in the game and then was not paying attention to the bench very closely, even when Lin was sitting.

    I was wondering if BS would put Lin back in in the third quarter because Price was holding his own and doing pretty well with Kobe and other starters, but lo and behold, BS did. I remember this because my little cousin was asking where Lin was. My doubts are definitely a residual effect from Houston.

    Overall, the bench was supportive throughout with made shots and good plays. For example, they would stand up, clap, pump their fist, etc. This is in comparison to the games I attended when Lin was with Houston and would play LA Clippers and Lakers.

    Throughout the entire game, during FTs or brief breaks, Lin would talk to various players, and was vocal. Seemed he was talking about the next play.

    Lin looked much more free and aggressive tonight. We saw lay-ups, floaters, threes. Very nice. I didn’t hear any fan around me criticizing Lin unduly, only supporting him. It was good to see Kobe pass to an open Lin for a 3, which is something we noted Kobe did not do the last two games.

    That Lin 3 in the fourth was great and we, the crowd, went wild. I could hear the guy next to me or behind me say, “do something” or something like that, because the clock was winding down, and Lin did. I don’t know that Lin would have waived off Harden in Houston if Harden had another defender Harden didn’t see. I imagine if he did, and he made it, he would still hear something underhanded, like if that situation happens again, remember to pass to Harden. In any case, I felt that Lin clearly felt empowered to play and be free, and that this isn’t just being said to him and the media, but that BS and Kobe and truly giving him the opportunity.

    The crowd became furious over the ridiculous foul calls in the fourth. That was extremely infuriating. Everyone, including the Lakers commentators, noted it and knew it. Refs… man.

    Ultimately, it was amazing to see how much they improved in one day off. Lin wasn’t kidding when he said he was going to try to figure it out as soon as possible.

    Although it was disappointing that they lost, the fans around me and myself, left feeling positive. This is a stepping stone, and not just a step, but a leap. Hopefully this continues. Hill, making shots, was very good. There was something Lin continued to do which is bring the ball up towards the left and drop it to Hill. I saw that happen a number of times, but I am not bball savvy so I am not sure what that offense if, if anything.

    I just rewatched the game on TV and hearing the post-game comments. Not sure if anyone mentioned this, but Worthy called out the obvious DJ foul on Lin that was not called at the end of the game and he said that was a game changer because DJ would have fouled out and Lin would have gotten FTs.

  208. Thanks for the interesting review! Enjoyed reading your experience!

  209. Drinking together with Xavier. Both guys lost the ball on the way to the hoop!

  210. At least Xavier has a legitimate excuse as he is coming back from injury. Boozer is just… boozing.

  211. Haha, and Xavier had that embarrassed smile going. Boozer wasn’t even shamed about his drinking problem.

  212. Great report. I’m trying to find tickets to the game tonight against the Warriors. Will report back if I go to the game…

  213. Not sure if this is posted, but have not seen some of the parts of the interviews of Lin and Kobe which are in the videos on this link:

    http://www.lakersnation.com/video-jeremy-lin-im-going-to-do-more-when-i-feel-empowered/2014/11/01/

  214. Thanks for the report. Glad that u went to the game. You never know with JLin as the player. He can make things happen quickly overnight when he is unleashed and be empowered by BS and Kobe:-)

  215. Hope that you are able to go to vs Warriors game.

  216. That would be great! Hope it works out.

  217. Glad I went too. 🙂

  218. Huddle.

  219. It’s called running.

  220. Horry may not want to dis the Rockets too much because he played on that championship team with Hakeem, and he looks a little like Will Smith.

  221. Who said that?

  222. HA! I knew I wasn’t the only one. I always thought Horry looked like Will Smith.

  223. Sort of like a kindred elder person telling a story : )

  224. Who else but Jon Barry.

  225. Are you smiLin?

  226. Wonder where he got his key-notes from.

  227. Announcers from 2011.

  228. Notice which hand he is using Barry!!!!

  229. Thanks so much! Always nice to hear/see a first-person account.

  230. Must have bought them at a discount.

  231. boozer…your game?

  232. lol Actually JLin is playing more on the left than right court this season. I’m amazed on how natural he is on the left than previous season.

  233. lol Thought u went to zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz long time ago. Here u r:-)

  234. Actually I dozed off for a moment. But back and waiting for PFV.

  235. They really have to renew that scouting report on Lin. He can finish with his left, even with contact now. If that isn’t called finishing strong going left, I don’t know what is.

  236. Jeremy Highlight – TWC version… no Jon Barry

  237. Whenever sh*t happens, just follow the money. Imagine how many betters were thinking betting on the Clippers was sure money, especially in light of the Lakers’ two blowout losses. The odds must be insane, even most of us didn’t expect the Lakers to improve THIS much in two days.

    Just imagine, if the refs were unbiased, a LOT of people would’ve lost a LOT of money. Wouldn’t surprise me if some people literally bet their house on it.

  238. I know. This tells us that who are the media persons haven’t done their homework. This only makes them look silly as LA media and Lakers fans are very knowledgeable as they have dealt with JLin’s knowledgeable fans who sent out accurate JLin’s info to them. With this, they learn not to make silly mistakes but write/tell more unbiased story about JLin. Thing is only getting better as Kobe and JLin and the team are coming together. Not going to worry about this.

  239. Should be done soon unless PFV fall asleep again. It happened often enough. It was very late or I should say early for him:-)

  240. Really like this pic.

    Teammates help each other.@JLin7 @kobebryant #GoLakers pic.twitter.com/GoivkP0Ciq

  241. Its official, he is a lefty now! 🙂

  242. Lakers Lose To Clippers But Kobe Happy With Team, Lin
    By Shahan Ahmed
    http://www.nbclosangeles.com/blogs/triple-threat/Lakers-lose-Clippers-Kobe-happy-Jeremy-Lin-281166532.html

    The Los Angeles Clippers beat the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night, but that result was hardly unexpected. The manner in which it came, however, shocked more than a couple analysts. After a couple blowout losses and a thinned out roster, the Lakers were projected to finish near the bottom of the Western Conference. The Clippers, on the other hand, have high expectations that include a deep playoff run and a possible trip to the NBA Finals.

    After 47 minutes of the 48-minute contest on Friday night, the Lakers trailed by only one point.

    Uncharacteristically, Kobe Bryant was unable to get his shot going late in the game, and one
    of the greatest closers of all time only hit one of his seven shot attempts in the final period. Those missed shots, along with a couple questionable calls, cost the Lakers their first win of the 2014-15
    season.

    “I couldn’t be more pleased with this loss, actually,” Bryant said after the game. “I think we figured a lot of things out.”

    One morphing component that took a massive step forward for the Lakers was Jeremy Lin finally asserting himself into the offense. In his first two games, Lin only managed five shot attempts per game and failed to leave any meaningful imprint. On Friday night, however, the 26-year-old scored
    17 points, logged nine assists and ran the Lakers’ offense.

    “We started trusting each other a little more and learning what that means,” Lin said after the game. “We’re growing and figuring out how to trust each other the best way.”

    One play in particular summarized Lin’s growth. With just under five minutes to play in a tie ball game, Bryant asked for the ball repeatedly, but Lin refused each time. The Lakers’ point guard then dribbled around Bryant and hit a fall-away three-pointer to take a three-point lead just as the shot clock expired.

    Lin described the play after the game, “In limited words, in limited time, I was trying to say, ‘you’re double teamed. Just get out of the way.'”

    Telling the five-time champions alpha male to “get out of the way” in the fourth quarter of a tied game is not an easy proposition. To his credit, Bryant appreciated and welcomed his teammate being assertive.

    “I don’t want chumps. I don’t want pushovers. If you’re a chump I’m going to run over you,” Bryant said after the game. “You got to put your mark down, man. At some point, you got to piss on a fire hydrant.”

    Asked if he’d ever been this happy after a loss, Bryant responded, “Probably never.”

    The Lakers may still be winless after three games, but Friday night was an example of a young team taking strides, and no Lakers’ player took a greater step forward than Lin.

    “This is the blueprint for him,” Bryant said about his point guard. “He asserted himself.”

  243. Nice to see the old posters,this is my first post here.What a relief seeing him play as he supposed to be last night and I hope he can continue and build on that.It’s really a difference maker if Lin will assert himself to be the leader of the team and I’m thankful with Bryant for the empowerment and support that he is showing for Jeremy.I certainly seeing good future for Lin on this team,it seems they are embracing him as the PG of the future for this organization.I hope he can finally get his first W tonight on Lakers uniform.

  244. Welcome @cdblue10:disqus. Glad to see you making post here:-)

    Yes. I’m really joyrful to see this is happening and Kobe wants him to succeed. So different from the past few years.

  245. Where are you Isabel? Miss you:-)

  246. Welcome, nice to see you here.

  247. Thanks

  248. Lakers empower Lin, and he responds
    By Baxter Holmes
    http://espn.go.com/blog/los-angeles/lakers/post/_/id/40265/lakers-empower-lin-and-he-responds

    LOS ANGELES — Tie score with T-minus five minutes — around these parts, that’s Kobe Bryant’s
    time. He’s been the proprietor of the ball under those circumstances for a while now. On Friday night, in said scenario, he was calling for it yet again.

    But Jeremy Lin said no. The first-year Los Angeles Lakers point guard waved off the team’s volume-shooting star, drove right off a pick-and-roll and heaved a prayer-like 3-pointer with Chris Paul in his mug and the shot clock near expiration.

    And the shot went in. And the Staples Center crowd erupted. And it looked like the player the Lakers — especially Bryant — had called out to be aggressive and assertive was finally being aggressive and
    assertive, especially with Bryant.

    Bryant loved it. Even though the team lost, 118-111, Bryant was upbeat and raved about Lin, about that play and that it showed him about his new backcourt teammate who arrived in L.A. via a trade with the Houston Rockets.

    “You have to be able to assert yourself, especially on a team that I’m playing on — especially on a team I’m playing on,” Bryant said with some added emphasis. “Because I don’t want chumps, I don’t want pushovers, and if you’re a chump and a pushover, I will run over you.

    “It’s important for him to have that toughness and to say, ‘I believe in myself. I can step up, I can make these plays, I can perform.’ I think that is very, very important.”

    Bryant, who scored 21 on 6-of-15 shooting from the field, has had players wave him off before. All the time, in fact.

    “The teams that I’ve played on, the teams that won, we used to do that all the time,” he said.

    But Lin? Bryant said he hadn’t seen that from Lin before. Bryant said he wasn’t even sure if Lin’s former teammates had told him to do that sort of thing before.

    “It’s like,” Bryant said during his postgame news conference, then leaned forward and pounded his fist on the table, “you’ve got to put your mark down, man.”

    “At some point, you’ve got to piss on the fire hydrant.”

    With that line, which was a tad heavy in machismo and was punctuated by a few more fists pounded onto the table, Bryant left for the night.

    But the implications were clear: Lin took a key step forward after subpar performances in the Lakers’ first two blowouts that led to him being dogged by Bryant and Lakers coach Byron Scott.

    Specifically after a 20-point beating in Phoenix, Bryant and Scott said Lin played timid, uncertain, etc. They told him to take charge, run the offense and not be afraid. They empowered him.

    Lin responded with 17 points, nine assists and several leader-like plays in what amounted to a night-and-day different performance from the Suns’ loss.

    “I’m like every other human,” Lin said. “I’m going to be more comfortable, I’m going to do more, when I feel empowered.”

    Scott was impressed.

    “I liked what I saw,” he said.

    Bryant, too.

    “That’s exactly what he should do — is be the point guard and orchestrate things and get us into sets and get us flowing, get us moving, be aggressive,” Bryant said.

    “This is the blueprint for him and how to continue to play.”

    Bryant and Lin had a long chat after the Phoenix loss.

    “I don’t think any of us really slept much,” Bryant said.

    Text messages detailing X’s and O’s pinged back and forth between several Lakers.

    “And then today before the game,” Bryant said, “we talked a little bit about making some adjustments and how we wanted to play and open up the floor.”

    Then Lin captained an offense that did just that, whereas in previous contests the ball didn’t leave Bryant’s hands all that often — unless he was shooting it.

    “We were trying to get everything moving, the ball popping, get it side to side,” Lin said. “We started trusting each other more and learning what that means. It’s not like we were ever like, ‘Hey, we
    don’t trust each other.’ We’re growing and we’re figuring out how to trust each other the best way.”

    Said Jordan Hill:
    “Everybody gets to touch the ball now. The ball is moving a lot. Coach said, ‘If you see a shot that you like, take it.’ So that’s what we’re doing.”

    Hill had a team-high 23 points and had the same number of shots as Bryant (15). Lin was right behind with 13 shots, Carlos Boozer had nine and Wesley Johnson had eight.

    In other words, there was balance, which wasn’t there before, and which will almost certainly be necessary for the Lakers to be competitive on a nightly basis.

    “We all knew there would be growing pains at some point,” Lin said.

    “Maybe they came a little earlier and a little tougher than we anticipated.”

    The Lakers still tied their worst start since the team moved to L.A. (They were also 0-3 in three other seasons, including 2012-13).

    But after consecutive blowouts, the Lakers considered it a moral victory.

    “It felt really, really good,” Bryant said. “I couldn’t be more pleased in this loss, actually. I think we figured a lot of things out, a lot of things.”

    When was the last time Bryant felt this good about a loss?

    “Probably never,” Bryant said. “But we really played well. And it wasn’t like we played out of our minds. We executed really well. We did things that can be done consistently, if that makes any sense.”

    Basically, baby steps.

    Bryant is hard on his teammates, a high-risk, high-reward approach.

    “Yeah, we’re all brothers,” Bryant said. “I think the most important lesson that I wanted to share with them is that we must challenge each other and bring the best out of each other. I think that’s important for them to understand that.”

    But he has to teach more now, communicate more. His role has evolved.

    “I’m just trying to show them,” Bryant said, “the DNA necessary to be a champion.”

    The Lakers won’t be anywhere near the Larry O’Brien trophy this season, unless you count the ones in their El Segundo practice facility from previous championships.

    Still, Lin has responded well to Bryant’s challenge, and it helped the Lakers nearly put a Halloween scare into their rivals, and that’s the best treat their fans could have asked for.

  249. Just wow, no word can describe how happy I am for Lin. l was wondering if it was a dream that Lin having a team that supporting him even for only one season but I am now realized that it is real.

    Now, I think I am a Kobe fan too.

  250. But at first change your profile pic or psalm may mistaken you for his son 🙂

  251. I know. It’s so unbelievable. Prior to today for a week or two I questioned about the integrity of Lakers, BS and Kobe. Then I accepted the fact that it was Kobe team and it would be another painful season for JLin and his fans especially after the first two games. I was still very skeptical of Kobe would practice what he preached but hope for the best for JLin even after Game 2. Tell myself, in time things will get better. But what a day and night with Game 3 and heard what was going on after Game 2 and what we have witnessed in Game 3. WOW! I lost my words. I didn’t see Kobe embraced JLin scene when watching the game. But when I saw the pics and then later the clip, I become very emotional. Just can’t believe this happened. To me, it is a miracle for JLin, the starters and the team to reach this level and if not because of refs, Lakers would defeat Clippers which is considered a team can go into conference final in a matter of just 1 day.

  252. I believe bolero is referring to the actor Jack Nicholson, a Laker faithful who is always courtside.

  253. When I read the story of Gideon and the 300 men…it somehow reminds me of Jeremy Lin.
    Gideon was the least of tribes and when was called to lead the army but he felt intimated.
    On his sides were 32,000 men and he asked if there were enough to fight the enemy?
    32,000 men? It was too many…so, it was reduced by 22,000 and only 10,000 men were left.
    Gideon asked again…is 10,000 men enough to fight the enemy?
    And again…that was too many. Finally, he was left with 300 able fighting men who were ready to do battle with him.

    When Jeremy Lin starts to believe that others are believing in him….He can lead the 300 men to get the victory.

    Only Believe!

  254. hahaha,it seems there is a glitch on disqus,I haven’t put anything on my avatar.

  255. Yeah…that was way off, exactly…once the chemistry build and understands how JL moves and pushes, i think the bigs would get to understand that soon.

    There was one or two runs, where the big manage to catchup, which was good.

  256. Thanks for reminding us about this story. I’m picturing him as Joshua who led the Israelites to fight the promised land after Moses the great leader 🙂

  257. yes, a new generation arise!

  258. Yeah as Brent mentioned, they were trying couple of set scheme, but the team fail to execute effectively. WHich is fine…I would say things look promising and they need to build on that…obviously there would be some ups and down, as long as they keep the trust and keep working on it, the team could surprise many as we initially spoke off.

  259. Ooops! Moses didn’t enter the promised land….:(

  260. LOVE the LA media and how it’s helping to influence the national media. This is just crazy. And even after a loss.

  261. One thing I would like to add, I don’t think Lin has problems playing with ball dominant players, it just depends on how they handle Lin trying to assert himself too.

    In NY, we saw that Lin could actually play very well with Melo. The problem was that Melo didn’t want to share the spotlight. When the first game against the Nets, we saw that Melo was willing to play along with Lin and it was a beautiful game. But afterwards he stopped trying. We know that because after D’Antoni left and Woodson came in, everything is perfectly fine for awhile.

    Same as in Houston. We saw Harden and Lin coexist very well during the first few games. But then *someone* (I’m guessing Morey and McHale) both wanted to get rid of Lin. We saw that whenever Lin was getting hot, he would get subbed out.

    And I’m sure eventually that sent a message to Harden and the rest of players so that eventually Harden just didn’t feel the need to cooperate with him.

    So here it’s a totally different situation. In the first 2 games, it seemed like Lin was playing on eggshells. But the major factor was just the past 3 years of learned behavior from playing with either selfish players or a team that doesn’t want to support him.

    Here on the Lakers it seems completely different. Like others have said, Kobe doesn’t mind sharing the spotlight. In fact, he probably doesn’t care for it that much. He wants to win. So if you can assert yourself and help him win, he’ll be happy.

    Likewise, the Lakers management really seems to be invested in Lin (hopefully). I think it’s telling during preseason that despite the uncertainty of whether Lin would be starting, they were always positive about him.

    Anyway, most of this is just part speculation and part hopeful thing! Hah! I just hope things keep getting better. If Rubio can get can get a 4-year $55 million extension, there’s really no reason Lin couldn’t either if he keeps this up.

  262. It is a default pic for this site, psal’s kid favorite toon.

  263. Do you know what is most Linteresting? They don’t make up the story but compile the verbatims of each key interviews in a way that it was so much fun to read. I’m most impressed with their “unbiased” report. Very unlike some media that have not done their homework and hence compromised their own integrity as reporters.

  264. LOL…I dont even feel that we lost…no disappointment whatsoever

  265. uhmmm,ok

  266. Hello @cdblue10:disqus.

  267. hi there Michael

  268. I have been lurking at jeremylin.net and here for a long time. I just wanted to say thanks for setting up this awesome site. There is less posting activity here than jeremylin.net, but a lot of activity over there is trolling, especially these days. So, quality over quantity. Actually, that is not entirely accurate since admins post a lot more mini-updates here. So, better quality and more quantity! =) I think this season will be a turning point for Jeremy. I am sure we will all greatly enjoy seeing how this chapter of his journey will unfold. Please keep up the good work.

  269. welcome

  270. Welcome. Glad that you enjoy the lurking:-) Feel free to post.

  271. Welcome. I really love this site.

  272. Welcome

  273. welcome @Bearness:disqus

    Keep posting…so Jeremy will keep being aggressive 🙂

  274. I was going to post about the positive empowerment from Scott, Kobe and the Lakers media before the game.

    Some people were still sceptical, but this game really put to rest any doubt. They genuinely want Lin to succeed.

    Got to hand it to Lin though. Not everyone can step up in such a big way like he did. With empowerment comes pressure but Jeremy Lin just made Chris Paul look ordinary.

  275. yeah, many of us here, did not believe…its gonna be a dejavu all over again.

    Since day, if we were to look objectively, its been good to great all along, there is no reason to doubt the notion of LAL trying to bench or throw him under the bus

  276. In fact the similarities with Houston are what make it interesting. Houston, faced with a similar situation, behaved very differently and made very different choices. The Lakers experience is really like a healing balm over the Rockets PTSD.

  277. Next step Jeremy got to take more shots or make more assists in the last 5 minutes. He needs to take advantage of his clutch gene. Stats show he’s more clutch than Kobe.

  278. Yeah, from he moment they got Harden, its kinda written on wall especially when the FO and coach did not trust Lin on his capability and the capacity he has ti bring Win for the team, sadly.

  279. Welcome to the sanctuary as John Lee aptly calls this place.

  280. welcome

  281. This reminds me of two years ago when, for just a couple of games, the tandem of Lin and Harden looked very much like the backcourt of the future in the NBA, the next big thing. Then, M&M intervened (and I’m sure Harden himself too) to make sure that Lin’s role got suppressed. I have more confidence in the Lakers as an organisation that they will not allow this to come to pass. Bryant is far more secure than the ring-less Harden, and my respect for him has really gone up.

  282. Yes indeed, a very welcome change of scenery here. When someone can outright insult another poster and call him/her names without getting banned, something is very wrong with the moderation. This site has far more active and alert moderators. Plus, there are actually opening posts for each thread (instead of just a blank slate), which is most welcome!

  283. Thanks Melody

  284. You just can’t hate anything related to psalm, Brent Yell, and the mods in here even when they are trolling.

  285. Lin —
    — “You got to put your mark down, man. At some point you got to piss
    on the fire hydrant,” Kobe said with a grin as he threw out an alpha dog
    reference while discussing Lin. Asked about that three where Lin told
    Kobe to get out of the way, Kobe said, “You have to be able to assert
    yourself. Especially on the team I’m playing on. Because I don’t want
    chumps and I don’t want pushovers. If you’re a chump and you’re a
    pushover, I will run over you.

    So it’s important for him to have that
    toughness and say, ‘I believe in myself. I can step up. I can make these
    plays. I can perform.’” If you battle in the foxhole with Kobe, he
    doesn’t want someone who’s going to run from the fight. He wants someone
    who will dig in and bring it, shoulder to shoulder, side by side. Don’t
    go into fetal position, man up. “I wanted to come out and attack,” Lin
    said, manning up.
    “It’s just a matter of trying to do this more
    consistently.” That’s the Lin we need to see. Aggressive with the shot,
    playmaking and giving the offense the balance and flow it needs.

    And how
    sweet was that drive where he fouled out Jordan for the clutch FTs?
    That was huge. Well, that’s what should have happened, anyway. Total
    choke job by the refs there. So offensively, what were the Lakers doing?
    Lin was calling for much more for the Horns and Triangle sets in this
    game. That improved the spacing tremendously.

    Seeing Kobe and Lin
    working off those sideline splits out of the Horns is something where
    the two of them can build chemistry. This isn’t like handing the baton
    to the other player and watching, this is both involved as threats in a
    set and it’s going to work even better with time. “We started trusting
    each other more and learning what that means. It’s not like we’re ever
    like, ‘hey, we don’t trust each other.’ We’re growing and figuring out
    how to trust each other the best way,” Lin said.

    Basically, Kobe and
    Scott are pushing him to be a Tony Parker or similar type of impact PG
    and leader. They’re in his corner and don’t want him playing scared or
    nervous. He responded tonight as he was trying to put as much pressure
    on the defense as he could versus the previous games. He said his last
    couple games were “inexcusable” for him as a point guard and leader of
    the team. Keep moving forward and working on playing consistently like
    this. The offense ran much better as a result. “It wasn’t like we shot
    the lights out or anything,” Kobe said. “We just played good
    basketball.”

    The Stats:
    He scored 17 points on 7-13 shooting (3-6 from three) to go with 4
    boards, 9 assists, 1 steal, 4 turnovers and 3 fouls in 35 minutes. He
    was a -6.

    The Action:
    He swished a three off the high handoff to start the Laker scoring. He
    got caught in the paint and threw it away, dunk the other way. He missed
    a wing three. He lost the ball on the sideline, turnover. He was
    getting lit up by Redick coming off the screens (Kobe on CP3). He blew
    past Griffin, but choked the layup, uggh, should have had that one. He
    swiped a pass on the perimeter and took it the distance for a layup. He
    attacked with the shotclock low and hit the one-footed, slow moving
    Nash-like jumper. He found Hill open in early offense for a jumper. He
    was blocked off the glass on a drive in transition. He missed a three in
    early offense. Two Lakers open under the hoop and his pass was
    deflected trying to reach them. He drew a perimeter double and hit Kobe
    for the three. He probed the lane, drew the D over and whipped a pass to
    Davis under the hoop for a score. He held CP3 right in front of the
    refs on an inbounds pass 40 feet from the hoop, freethrows for CP3. He
    waved off a screen to iso on CP3, attacked in the lane, stopped,
    pumpfaked and hit the high arching jumper over the help D (love seeing
    that). He had 9 points and 4 assists at the half.

    Second Half:
    He attacked off the three line and hit the soft, controlled floater. He
    pushed it out and hit Wes for the open three. He scrambled the D and it
    led to a Boozer-Hill, high-low for a dunk (no credit for the hockey
    assist on this one). Nice orchestration calling for the Horns, running a
    split with Kobe off them, getting the ball back and draining the open
    three.
    He worked off the split to the other side of the floor, came back
    to the middle off a Hill screen and hit Hill for the jumper. He probed
    and hit Hill for another jumper. He missed a wing three. It looked like
    he tried to hit Sacre in a crowd with a bounce pass but it went to Hill
    for a layup instead. He attacked and threw it away, looked like he took
    some contact. With the offense busted he didn’t settle for dumping it to
    Kobe, he worked off the Kobe screen instead and sank a wing three to
    beat the shotclock. He was hammered by Jordan on a drive down the lane
    with no call (meanwhile Crawford gets the call on the other end for FTs,
    wow, big switch there). Griffin shoved him in the back as they matched
    up in transition D and that erased a Clipper hoop.

    – From LakersGround – DancingBarry

  286. Who opened the gate to let the dragon out? Be aware, world.

    The empowerments from Kobe and Scott opened the gate and re-instilled THAT confidence lost in HOU. The dragon responded with a moderate fire last night. “I’m going to be more comfortable, I’m going to do more, when I feel empowered.”, the dragon said after the game. Just wait until the dragon burns down the castles one by one.

    And the team responded. They are gradually getting it, thanks to Kobe’s empowerment, not just for Lin, but onto the team. I think this is very siginifcant that Kobe did that. Last game is a clear example of a team finally playing like a team. They will only get better and better. The tough schedules in the first month might be a blessing in disguse.

    I am surpirsed Lakers could turn around that quick. Just in 2 days, from a blowout to a almost win against a title contender. If Lin had taken more shots in 4Q, the result might be quite different.

    Well, let’s see if we can see more fire from the dragon tonight.

  287. OMG….thank you, Kobe. Thanks for keeping it real with Lin. I don’t think Lin ever had a mentor like Kobe before. Yes, sometime you just gotta be selfish and take those shots. Be assertive. I know Lin want to play his brand of team basketball but no one is going to listen to a chump just like Kobe said.

  288. I love this jersey

  289. Now he can’t go right hehe

  290. Brent expected 3 pages long report from anyone that went to the game 🙂

  291. welcome. glad to see you join.

  292. 3 pages, alright?

  293. yeah…hope he puts some work during off season. I dont think he can be at NBA level, if he cant go right!

  294. the ref that watched DJ hammered JLin but no call is a rookie <– trying to fit in?

    No. 64 Justin Van Duyne (1st Season)

  295. Good job, P.I. !! 🙂
    1st season? does it mean that was his 3rd game?

  296. Good morning from LA.

    Found full game clip. Enjoy

  297. you anticipated me 😀

  298. Oops, didint realize this had been posted…. had posted the same above

  299. seen the game thanks to the clip below. lin was good. and i mean, very very good. this is the first step, sometimes he tends to look at where kobe is but that’s just because in houston they told him “pass to harden”. when he’ll get his full ego back, he’ll be more sure and mature.

    lakers are starting to gel. there was a great play where lin goes to the corner, pass to boozer who pass to ed davis under the basket who dunks. great ball movement.

    when nick young and ryan kelly will come back the bench will be much better: nick young will provide points for the second unit when jeremy and kobe are out and ryan kelly will help spacing the floor. this team can only get better.

    one negative note. and it’s a really bad one. jordan hill can’t defend, unfortunately. this team needs a precence under the rim. Jordan Hill, who’s been great with his midrange shots, struggles in defence. and so boozer, but carlos is a 4, jordan a 5 and that makes a lot of a difference. if lakers can get a player like asik, hibbert… even kendrick perkins, things could become very interesting. As things are now when perimetral defenders try to help the frontcourt in defence but when they do they concede 3 points. if they do not they concede easy buckets under the basket. that will be a big challenge to solve for Byron Scott….

  300. Love those colors. Should wear it more often. Anybody know when do they wear them?

  301. probably never, I believe that’s special Jersey for Halloween only. Especially when you think about the basketball as a pumpkin.

  302. 3rd game at most, could be less.

  303. I don’t know the schedule for this year but the uniforms were worn 6 times last year; once per month.

    See: http://news.sportslogos.net/2013/11/28/pics-la-lakers-debut-black-alternate-uniforms/

  304. hey, saw Mr. Mike Woodson on the Clippers side.
    He must be regretting he “cheated” on Mr. J. Lin at NYK.

  305. People who went to this game got their moneys worth at least. B+/A-. Seems like Blake might win MVP this year for his team. Not a one dimensional player anymore. Hope Lin continues to take around 15 shots per game; that’s the only way he’s going to make an impact and keep opponents honest. Start shooting from 1st quarter like he did today. Sacre really screwed up this game.

    It’s really good to watch recorded game on Ballst** because you can skip all commercials and half time, and finish the game in one hour.

    Kobe got too tired at the end, but he played well for the first 3 quarters. He loves to play BB for sure. Lin should use Kobe as a decoy more often; act like he’s going to pass to Kobe and then take off with the ball instead.

    Can Lin keep up shooting for two games in a row? Klay and Curry might show us some fireworks tonight.

    Also, interested in seeing how Lakers play against not so good teams. Which team is the first not-so-good team Lakers plays against?

  306. I was so excited.After two years, I finally can see Lin playing like a PG with starters!!!! been waiting for this moment for too long. I am impressed with Kobe, he clearly showed something other NBA players don’t have. I hope he can keep it up lol. I don’t think Kobe’s body can allow him to play like this day in day out.

    Lin’s empowerment comment basically says ” I don’t play like leader because no one ever put me in that position before”. I think something happened inside Laker’s Org, it’s clear to me that Lin was never clearly positioned as an important piece of the team in the past, not from the FO, Kobe or Byron Scott. But now things are changing.

    I guess starting Ronnie Price all of sudden just turned into a theory in the past? Now I am getting pumped to watch tonight’s game!

  307. Blake offers MVP impact even last yr. I credit this to Doc Rivers on how he can realize the talents he has.

  308. Thanks. Knew it was the midnight jersey. That’s ashame.

  309. Blake really improved his mid range shooting, etc and post moves. Impressive. That Crawford guy is pretty amazing also.

  310. Great posit, Cali7. I felt like I paid to sit in the venue too 🙂

  311. Thank you JLFFOz … really nice to read this recap of the last week, because it is a new step for Lin and that waive-off 3 was a capper to what he is traveling through!

  312. And I loved that directional back jump pass Lin gave to Kobe for the corner 3 … that took a lot of trust because it was not obvious Kobe was free, it was not clear Lin would see where kobe was in his move toward to center top. This team is gel-ing.

  313. That’s the pic I wanted, Rick J.

  314. Not post moves…that footwork was so ugly. Crawford is amazing, period. THat includes his ability to trick refs.

  315. Who cares about Blake. This is a Lin fansite???????…smh

  316. #sarcasm?

  317. wish they wore them all the time. they’re sick.

  318. This pic goes well with so many good music rifts …

  319. Makes them look much stronger …

  320. More swag. Meaner. Yellow with too much purple not much.

  321. One of the “stories” on the CBS Sports NBA home page is a video clip of Lin’s 3-pointer last night. Nice to see the positive press. Here is the caption:

    Some plays, you just shake your head. Late in the fourth quarter of the Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers game on Friday, Chris Paul had Jeremy Lin bottled up. Lin drove right, raised up for a ridiculous 3-pointer off the dribble. Paul was there, contesting, giving him no space. It went in. Sure, why not?

    See : http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/24777465/video-lakers-jeremy-lin-makes-impossible-3-over-chris-paul

  322. No, truth

  323. Great praise acknowledging Lin’s Big Shot at crunch time :]

    BTW, Arsenium, real-dsb, @Michael, Brent Yen and all Chat fans.. I installed the BoWob Chat (remotely hosted and WP integrated) for Members Only so we can test during games. It’s only located on bottom browser so hopefully it will work for mobile users

    Here is the detailed info:
    http://www.jlinportal.com/jlinportal-site-guideline-feedback/#comment-1665066541

  324. Just curious, Joyce. Do you like his hair cut?

  325. Yes, I do. I kinda like lin’s nerdy style..LOL

  326. LOL……

  327. Maybe he should have “AllLIN” styled on the side artistically
    Good for Adidas Promo too :>

  328. Can he do that?

  329. So….seems like the only working sets so far are Triangle and Horns. Boozer is actually very good at the elbow for passing purposes. Most teams choose to hedge on Lin because of his speed. A short roll from Boozer or Davis will be a great way to breakdown the defense……

    I think LAL will also benefit for the set HOU was running in G1. They run wing PnR AFTER the ball reversal. In this way, it is less likely for defense to double team the ball handler and also more spacing.

  330. Thanks Brent, I like those in-depth analysis, I started learning a bit about Horns and Triangle. Please keep it up whenever you saw something new.

    No one mentioned their long on court meeting and lost 2 points. haha. That was kind funny though.
    Whenever I saw Lin brought ball up, and he just looking around, talking and waving hands, looked super busy. lol

  331. oh a question, when PG put one hand on their head, what does it tell you??

  332. Seems like tab head means high PnR. depends on which side of the court, it will also trigger different kind of screens too.

  333. thanks, I will watch it closely in the future games.

  334. I am learning the game myself too…just sharing some observations. thanks!

  335. If you see ball handler using his hand to do a curl gesture, it means 2 wing players will curling around two high post players. Also a traditional NBA set. I can not remember the name tho.

  336. He is really good. If he is around 6-0, he will be scary good.

  337. Hey, that’s all of us haha …

  338. haha, I thought they are saying, get out of my way! good to know that.

  339. I am just happy for him. Lin is opening all kinds of doors for Asian players in the NBA. I wander would they have even considered him, if lin had not been on the forefront leading the way for Asian players in the NBA

  340. LOL, haha yeah. I don’t exactly sure what they do for calling the triangle tho….I think they also use the longhorn gesture for calling Horns.

  341. Brent, I guess it would be too confusing for teams to change signals, so generally, it replaces having to yell over the crowd, right? So, it’s all in the execution and people know what’s coming?

    I love in soccer or rugby where you don’t call plays. People just know from experience, even in so far as being able to judge a team mates abilities, speed, location, relative positions. That’s how the WC goal was scored over tight D … people just knew how it was going to go and it went about inches right.

  342. very true. Also just like Lin, he killed it in SL. great for him

  343. I guess Soccer is different in a sense that the field is too large. Impossible to “call a play”

  344. yeah, that’s why I had some hard time to understand basketball for a while, I am slowly getting it now…

  345. Same with indoor, though. You just know and the set plays (corners, penalties) do make a difference if you have a great shooter like Beckham or others. But, the live action is so exciting for players and fans because you can a see the possibilities ahead of the play. Bball is so tight I guess you need that extra 6″ of space, so calling a play helps. Only so my question is … everyone knows what’s coming, right and it’s just in the execution and recover off breakdowns?

    PS … not impossible to call a play on a big field. Just limiting. You can change on the fly given like I said, relative positioning, skills you know you have and team mate has, what D gives you, etc. Too many split second options to make calling anything useful. In soccer, you only need one step to get off a rocket shot, and yet, how many goals get scored? That’s how good these guys are, on O and D. You don’t need that amazing DJ to Lin flooring to play great D in soccer, because it’s preventing that extra step for the shot or closing down the angle so they have no room to thread the needle. Gosh, I miss my youth. Bball, actually, is an easier game to play because you have footwork and handwork to use.

  346. I get the free flow, but I don’t know any play. My eyes can’t follow fast enough guess I’ll have to watch a few games with good coached players.

  347. Just like PnR, everyone knows it, but….you still need to actually guard it…lol

  348. I have to say that God could not have chosen a better mentor for lin than Kobe. I say God because I really do believe Lin landing on the Lakers was a destiny tract for him. There is a passage in the bible that states, God says if you can be faithful over the small things, I will make you ruler over much. I believe that Houston was lin’s small things because he had to sacrifice his game for someonelse, and he never complained. He just got better every year. I believe that LA is his ruler over much. Scott/Kobe have given him the keys to the offense to run the show. Kobe is the perfect mentor for lin because he will be hard on him and challenge him everyday. The thing about kobe is that he grew up in Europe (his dad played professional basketball overseas) and he didn’t have the so called “African American” upbringing. He was a foreign kid who came to the US and was mostly ostracized in school because he was labeled “he wasn’t black enough”. Kobe probably knows that is what lin has felt like in this league. Also, you have to know that Kobe sees himself in lin because I think they are just alike in many ways. So this season of the Lakers will have it’s ups and downs, but I am stilled excited that lin gets to learn how to “put on his big boy panties ” from one of the best teachers in the league.

  349. Why talk about Kobe at all then? Blake was his opponent in a game, so nothing wrong with talking about him. The fact that he managed to diversify his game offers hope that Lin can keep diversifying his offense. Who cares about Kobe? He’s just an old man who is going to lose Lakers games by jacking up shots during 4th quarter even when he’s tired. I include one sentence about Blake and you have an objection? smh.

  350. The fact that Crawford can even make those shots are amazing; not many can even make those shots. In fact, he and probably KD are only players in NBA who can make those playground shots consistently. It’s not Crawford’s fault that refs are giving him calls; nothing wrong with him trying to sell refs calls to his benefit.

  351. thanks for sharing..

  352. Agreed.

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