G15 MEM @ LAL Game Thread+Chat

Will JLin play the role as a combo guard (PG/SG) that Byron Scott referred to?

It sounds like he’s expected to contribute more in scoring which helps with being assertive in the 1st half in order to set up his teammates in the 2nd half


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Let’s go, JLin!Lin_LINE_LetsGo
  • bolero

    1st ?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    2nd??

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    You took my spot. 🙁

  • Yeah! Back on top for the 2nd time? 😀

  • bolero

    lol

  • 1st Female Poster 😀

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Was watching JLin’s thanksgiving interview:-)

  • bolero

    dinner time 1st..lol

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Enjoy until next time.

  • John Lee

    For some reason this site loads real slow on my iDevices, so bolero lucked out. 🙂

  • Let’s hope we have another big thing to be thankful in this game :]

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep it’s always very slow. No change from Day 1:-)

  • Guest

    Same here. Lol. I blame on the slow fingers.

  • hm, I just purged the cache. Maybe that’s part of the reason.
    Also I found Google Chrome on iPad/iPhone loads super slooooow compared to Safari.
    But laptop is ok

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Always have hope until 1st, 2nd, 3rd qtr:-)

  • Guest

    You sure it’s not your fingers and your network problem? Hehehe…

  • John Lee

    True! I’ve just switched to Safari JUST for this site. Other sites are OK on Chrome, at least for me.

  • bolero

    I use Chrome

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I use Firefox:-)

  • John Lee

    Chrome on my laptop works fine, the issue is only with Chrome on iDevices. I’m wondering whether it’s a memory issue.

  • John Lee

    I’ve read that AWDL slows down WiFi performance on iDevices. There’s this WiFried app that disables it and improves speed, but the app requires JB and I don’t like messing with it.

  • JoeTeam

    psalm, I think this is because the highlights on the right post first, then it loads disqus. I wrote about it before and it’s a design issue I believe. Try using android you will see. I am using standard android browser and will try Firefox on android and let you know.

    did a test on ff and 4G and got slow script error. but in retry it was faster than the native android browser.

  • Maknusia

    @psalm234:disqus No penalty for repeating offenders? 🙂

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Curry is in a hot shooting season. If this keeps going season long, they can be favorite to win it all.

  • joyce ward

    Anybody thinks that the “state of the union” meeting Scott had with Mitch wasn’t very positive. I think Mitch laid the law down to him. I also think that Mitch gave him the next 15 games to get his act together. Scott was very mum on what he said to him.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here is the list Eric Pincus said he’d put together …

    https://twitter.com/latimessports/status/537770964822417408

  • Maknusia

    Which highlights on the right, are you referring too?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    It’s now noon in the fish market, you have money but there’s no high quality for making sushi.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I know for sure that meeting wasn’t pleasant at all.

  • Guest

    WiFried…lol. Good that you don’t messing it with, for it might fry your wifi. Lol.heeheehee…

  • golfhacker

    So Byron Scott says he wants Jeremy to shoot when he’s open. I hope Jeremy listens. There’s an ongoing debate as to whether Jeremy should be more agressive and shoot more. Personally, I think he should attempt 15 shots a game, which should amount to around 18 ppg, given 3-4 3pt attempts and a few FTs. Why is 18 pts important? Because Jeremy will be a free agent after this year and will have his choice of where to play. Given cap space, no team is going to pass on a free agent point guard who just averaged 18ppg. Like it or not, at the of the day, management, players, fans focus on points. If Jeremy ends up the year averaging 12pts/5 assists on a BAD team like he is now, teams are not going think he is worthy of being a starter and will lowball him when it comes to his contract. We all know he is starter material and deserves to be on a team that will utilize him properly with the right surrounding cast.

  • bolero

    Joyce, have you seen Josh lately. are you stalking him yet..lol.. 🙂

  • Maknusia

    One of the script that I normally encounter problem is, js.rating.widget.com/external.min.js?ck=Y2014M11D27?wp=2.2.2.:2

    I think its the “Star” rating widget for the page. you might want to look into it

  • Barry Allen

    Actually, Lin is the most accurate shooter on this whole team. He should shoot much more and they should be running way more plays for him like they do for point guards on other teams. The engine of the Lakers starts and stops with Lin, but if you go to Kobe the car stalls.

  • joyce ward

    No, way too busy for that. LOL

  • Barry Allen

    They should go to another market. Find something overseas! : )

  • CJSHYY

    Really? How?

  • Barry Allen

    what’s AWDL and JB?

  • John Lee

    Apple Wireless Direct Link
    Jailbreak

  • John Lee

    Underrated hidden gems in D-League, perhaps?

  • Rick Johnson

    Official

    Los Angeles LakersVerified account
    ‏@Lakers
    RT @LakersReporter: Carlos Boozer (shoulder) will start tonight after missing Sunday’s game. Ed Davis (ankle) will come off the bench.
    https://twitter.com/Lakers/status/537788047069548544

  • Barry Allen

    Darn I wanted to see more chemistry between Lin and Davis.

  • nodomo

    Ugh

  • Guest

    I love sushi, but I heard it’s hard to get “real”fresh salmon from the deep sea nowadays. Most of them are artificial propagation. Only goes to those high quality place, then you might have a chance of eating the rare high quality salmon sushi.

  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward

    But I thought he was kobe’s mentor…LOL Scott…smh

  • CJSHYY

    Wrong BS just followed Kobe’s order… that’s it. LOL!

  • John Lee

    I’ve tried some good stuff in Singapore at Shiraishi (white stone). Freshly ground wasabi, natural pickles, nigiri sushi with chuutoro and otoro sliced paper-thin and spread out like a fan, natural salmon…yum, good stuff!

    But you sure do pay for the quality.

  • real-dsb

    I predict Grizz win 105-95.

  • Barry Allen

    Translation: “He told me to get the f**k out when I tried to cut down his minutes.”

  • joyce ward

    What does he have to learn from Scott that he can push him around?…LOL

  • Brent Yen

    I predict linsanity!!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Just the direction of the team and the record so far.

  • Barry Allen

    To predict Linsanity with Kobe hogging the shots is Linsanity.

  • Brent Yen

    Oh yay!…….

  • Barry Allen

    ah, ic thanks. don’t know Apple lingo.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Will we see any change of tonight game after the BS’s summon?

  • Maknusia

    yeah….lets see, if there was some kinda real “feedback” from the FO

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    This is the longest hour of the day. lol

  • Barry Allen

    I guess that what they tried to do with Earl.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    It will be very tough and risky since you have to release a player to sign another.

  • Barry Allen

    Kobe will be more ‘aggressive’ in the third quarter.

  • JoeTeam

    They are not there now … site is faster now.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Just leave the 4th to Lin.

  • Maknusia

    Yeah, he had been playing at high level, this season, good for him. Even on back to back games, his being consistent.

    When a players is consistent for 4-5 games and go down one or two game, and come back again with big plays the next 4-5 games, they will earn the respect from the league.

  • Barry Allen

    Then the Lakers would actually win games. We can’t have that!

  • John Lee

    Surely it’s a chance to see what page the FO is really on via Scott’s action, assuming he’s under orders.

  • Barry Allen

    Scott: “Well, I asked for feedback from the front office and they just sent me a huge empty fish tank with a lotto ticket inside!”

  • Barry Allen

    Curry is always hot, hence his name. Even when he shoots badly he’s hot.

  • joyce ward

    I suspect that Scott and Mitch sitting down after the next 15-20 games is by that time, kobe will have got his MJ points and maybe he will take a backseat. I think some on here believe that Lakers are not going to resign lin, but I think they will. Kobe has one more year after this contract and truly believe by that time he and lin would have worked out the kinks of their on court relationship, besides still won’t give up the ball especially to another ball hogging PG. Lakers have a very strong following in China, once kobe goes their is no more connection. People wander why Lin only post some things only on his Chinese FB page is because he is building his brand in China. just some thoughts.

  • MoominFloren

    True…lol

  • joyce ward
  • CJSHYY

    I am w you. I also think Lakers will sign w Lin. I remembered MM said in the preseason, Laker sure will sign Lin if he has solid performance … bs lakers like the star power he has… I think w/o Kobe, if no Lin either… Asia will not buy Lakers TV broadcast rights bc they just follows Lin not the team.

  • CJSHYY

    Kobe sure will pass that in this season.

  • Maknusia

    LOL, not that long…should be around 10 more games

  • Brent Yen

    I am still not sure if they will sign Lin as their starting PG or not. Currently, I think they will try to make an lower offer for him and they will aim to get a “B-level star” PG to start from somewhere….I think Lin will also get an better offer somewhere else. So….difficult to say now. If…..just an big IF…..Lin got voted into ASG….then the story might be different.

  • Barry Allen

    I think it depends on how he does this year and what he kind of salary he’s willing to take. If he continues to do well and get 16/5 at least they will probably offer him a Nick Youngish deal. Whether he takes it or not is another story.

  • Brent Yen

    The key is what they envision him to be…

  • joyce ward
  • IsabeliJane*17

    Again, how can Jeremy play combo-guard if the ball is not passed to him…

  • John Lee

    Go Mavs…Go Kings!

    Tyson Chandler MONSTER game with 13 points 24 rebounds! Parsons not so hot with 4-14 FG and 1-8 3PT.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    At least with the Lakers he’s one of the faces of their promotional materials.

  • bolero

    stephaniecali (IG): Yessss! Jeremy Lin!! @JLin7 #lakers #Jeremylin #loveit #yesss #lakerfans #riseup #OMG #amazing pic.twitter.com/zz39SeIlRu— Penny Lee (@penny10654) November 27, 2014

  • John Lee

    She won’t pass to Lin. Next!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Off topic, regardless of what you thought about the verdict, we should say the prayer to the people of Ferguson for a quick recovery and hope they’ll have a moment to enjoy Thanksgiving.

    Peace for our country and our fellow countrymen. Evils do exist and they are taking advantage of the situation.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    #24?

  • John Lee

    Either BS couldn’t get his hands on this one, or was slapped by FO for squeezing Price as starter on printed schedule a couple of games ago.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I would like to be positive and think there was a mini-uproar on the Lakers office who handles their print media.

  • John Lee

    Some are just taking advantage of the situation for a free Thanksgiving shopping spree, regardless of verdict.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I’ll pass.. and more 😉

  • JoeTeam

    risque !

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    They don’t not even live there. SMH.

  • JoeTeam

    better start beasting by January then.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I’m slow but I got your point. lol

  • joyce ward

    I think that Lin is tired of moving around from team to team. He knows that it will always be the same wherever he goes, is that he will have to prove himself all over again. Lin will have fulfilled a dream of his is to be starter in the NBA, and the next goal is to be a an All-star and then a championship. Also as I said Lin is building his brand in China, and the Lakers will offer offer up more to him as you say for a “B ” level contract because of what he brings to the table in the business sense. Lin gets it now, that to remain in this league it is all about the business.It has never been about the money for lin, it is about people believing in him and giving him an opportunity, and besides lin’s brother is in LA, and he is closer to family for support. Lin is a very astute businessmen, and he knows how to play the game of business. just some thoughts

  • Brent Yen

    I think indeed it is not about the money. The problem comes from if LAL want him as a starter. Like you said, it can be the same else where anyway. Very true. I think it is too early for him to think about this anyway. He still has 60+ games to “prove” he is a starter. He is focused on it NOW

  • joyce ward

    I agree

  • IsabeliJane*17

    We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here, but I would be really grateful if Jeremy gets to lead the team for a win in this game.

  • bolero

    Earl Clark is ready to get back to work in L.A. Posted this on his Instagram account – http://t.co/ERYBmbIpcA – H/T @MarkG_Medina #Lakers— Ryan Ward (@Lakers_Examiner) November 27, 2014

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    He’s a bigger Ariza

  • Brent Yen

    She looks very familiar….

  • Alaingrvis

    bs has done nothing to get that either but rox ptsd so expected

  • Maknusia

    DOubt he will be a game impact player, unless he clicks well with JL like Parsons

  • John Lee

    Any player who knows his fundamentals well can become an impact player alongside Lin.

  • Barry Allen

    So he just needs another 220 field goal attempts….

  • joyce ward

    Amen to that. I think for myself if the delivery of the verdict had been from somebody other that the prosecuting attorney, it would be a little more digestible, because it would have not convened for a grand jury if the US Attorney General had not called foe a thorough investigation. McCullough has made callous remarks about this whole situation from day 1. It is what it is, and I have to believe as an AA that once the facts and evidence were presented that the jurors reached the most logical conclusion they could.

  • sport

    This is the guy, Lakers used Nash’s exception on? How well does he play?

  • John Lee

    Maybe on Xavier’s?

  • Rick Johnson

    Maybe used Randel’s

  • Carol Tiu

    Kobe’s got nothing to learn from him. But BS is sure learning a lot about what kobe wants and how he wants it.

  • David Kim

    i was listening espn Mason & Ireland show yesterday. They talked about that may be Scott is not tough guy as he looks.
    They said that may be Scott is fear of benching Kobe or fear of losing his job by sitting Kobe.

  • Maknusia

    Lets GO!!!

  • spiderman
  • Maknusia

    Start off D had not been good

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I’d like to eat Mcdonald’s large fries dipped in hot fudge sundae with him lol

  • Alaingrvis

    boozer already easy lay up

  • joyce ward

    whose

  • Maknusia

    Nice 3 from Jeremy!!!!!!!! he needs to keep it going

  • John Lee

    Booze lazy under the basket, should’ve gone for Off Reb after Wes miss. I mean, you know Wes was gonna miss.

  • roberlin

    Nice three by Lin!

    1-1 3 points, 1 assist.

  • Alaingrvis

    boozer push every game

  • MoominFloren

    Yes! first 3

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Jeremy is a more efficient SG than Kobe… just have to let that out

  • David Kim

    2 3s!!!!

  • Maknusia

    2nd 3!!!!!!!!!!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    another 3 for an efficient SG

  • Maknusia

    lets go another jumper!!!!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    ..and a jumper…

  • Maknusia

    hope he keeps it up!!!

  • Maknusia

    come on hill…wide open board to hit!

  • sport

    Lin’s on fire, keep it up!!

  • Bearness

    Lin making it look like as if Lakers have a good offense.

  • Maknusia

    yes!!!!

  • David Kim

    linsanity today!!!

  • Maknusia

    so far good O from LAL

  • roberlin

    That was a Linsane first quarter of the first quarter. Lol.

  • nodomo

    On Fiyah!

  • sport

    Linsanity night woot woot!!

  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson

    Lin aggressive keep it up 10_2 run

  • nodomo

    Boozer is so lazy as a defender

  • anddan

    what a refreshing start of game… setting the tone… LIN, makes the difference!

  • John Lee

    Kobe letting Lin have the reins, good things happen. Lin with convincing performance from the get go.

  • sport

    That’s why I’m so glad he’s sitting.

  • Alaingrvis

    lin playing great so far. boozer can’t start any more his defense killed us. thank goodness for his fouls

  • Bearness

    Please don’t take him out with 3-4 min left in Q1….

  • Maknusia

    Yeah…lets keep the fire up!!!

  • sport

    Yes I was relieved when he got his second foul and went to the bench with Davis coming in!

  • blubell
  • Bearness

    He never boxes out, and then just push the other guy in the back for a foul. Does this every single game.

  • John Lee

    Here’s where we find out what happened at the FO meeting. LOL

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I’m eating some candies with messages on their wrappers. As I picked one on that timeout it said:

  • Rick Johnson

    Mitch must have told Scott and Kobe to unleash Lin!

  • Maknusia

    Davis the MAN!!!

  • John Lee

    Keep eating them candies for the remainder of the game. Take one for the team…literally! LOL

  • sport

    The “Real” starting lineup is in!! Lin, Kobe, Nick Young, Hill, Davis!!

  • blubell

    Jeremy responsible for all of Lakers points with scoring and assists!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    My candy agreed. I didn’t even see the message as I picked it. I just read it as I was about to open the wrapper.

  • spiderman

    Truly, Kobe’s doing awesome – I mean that

  • sport

    Ed Davis < Lazy Boozer! Nice put back!!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Lakers has only one legitimate big and that is Ed Davis.

  • Alaingrvis

    lin rushed it there

  • roberlin

    oops, airball by Lin.

    Cool how the Laker fans start to cheer when Lin is about to shoot, though.

  • Maknusia

    thats fine…it happens…as long as he is aggressive…good things happens to the team

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Young hustles more on the rebound than Jordan Hill…..

  • spiderman

    cant believe they’re actually leading early

  • sport

    Lin tired already? Not used to initiating the offense so much?

  • Alaingrvis

    agreed

  • IsabeliJane*17

    That’s bad.. he’s taken out…

  • spiderman

    uh oh – the ronnie show begins

  • blubell

    Price is in? booooo

  • Bearness

    Like clockwork, that BS.

  • Maknusia

    lol…its part of the rotation…which is fine

  • Alaingrvis

    normal time

  • sport

    Price in not Clarkson?! BOO…..

  • Nitron

    Keep the 3 raining

  • Nitron

    What a shot …Hill

  • sport

    Lin’s tired he needs his break it’s fine. Wish they played Clarkson over Price.

  • John Lee

    Hill showing some footwork!

  • Alaingrvis

    conley sat as well

  • sport

    LOL Hill with the crazy turnaround jumper!

  • Maknusia

    yeah, both went out the same time

  • Brent Yen

    Still teams go under the screen. They are so afraid of Lin going in to the paint.

  • sport

    Yea the “Price is not Right” show. ><"

  • Maknusia

    true…hence Jeremy been reading well, and taking those 3s!!!

  • Alaingrvis

    something i have learned about memphis if the game isn’t slow and muddy they will lose. this fast tempo favors the lakers

  • sport

    Lakers leading by 7 points in 1st quarter am I dreaming?!!! Please don’t wake me!!

  • Brent Yen

    Zbo has shown time after time that how to get rebound and put backs without jumping. It can be done at NBA level

  • sport

    Hill thinks he’s Dirk tonight.

  • Alaingrvis

    kobe sitting

  • roberlin

    3-5, 8 points, 3 assists, 2-3 from threes. Nice line so far, lol.

  • John Lee

    Announcers hyping up Price’s defense off a simple deflection.

  • sport

    Fk Price, stupid foul!!!

  • Alaingrvis

    first time kobe hasn’t finish the first

  • sport

    Yea after that dumb foul but that’s what home announcers does I guess.

  • blubell
  • IsabeliJane*17

    Discussing on the bench…

  • Brent Yen

    I think Lin can make this already super good MEM team to a really great team.

  • sport

    Kobe and Lin chatting on the bench about plays, Good!!

  • Alaingrvis

    conley has been there for years

  • Brent Yen

    Smart set by mem

  • IsabeliJane*17

    He can make them a dynasty for years and lead them out of being second round exits.

  • Bearness

    There is no way they’re taking Lin over Conley.

  • sport

    So much for 7 point lead, 2nd unit just threw that down the drain!

  • Alaingrvis

    where udrih go

  • Brent Yen

    Price is sensing the urgency here.

  • blubell
  • roberlin

    Ronnie Price actually scores! Wow. Start the fireworks. Lol.

  • Bearness

    About his job?

  • John Lee

    First step to save his job! 🙂

  • sport

    Urgency for his job!

  • Brent Yen

    I think so

  • sport

    Aww man! That could’ve been a nice fast break to end the quarter!

  • blubell
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Didn’t check in until 8 min mark. What happened to Kobe??? No FGA at all?

  • John Lee

    It just hit me…Kobe with ZERO FGA! OMG!

    Totally selfless, let’s see how this game goes, and the plot…thickens!

  • sport

    Lakers actually leading 1st quarter and playing with urgency with Lin setting the tone scoring and dishing out assists! He needs to do that every damn quarter!! Kobe and BS needs to keep telling him to shoot!

  • Bearness

    Kobe didn’t play entire Q1 and didn’t take a shot. Lakers leading. Probably just a coincidence…

  • spiderman

    truly shocking. Good strategy

  • sport

    Yes and it’s actually a good thing! Needs to save his legs for 3rd and 4th quarter!

  • spiderman

    BS and Kobe need to get out of the way

  • Maknusia

    Lets Go Q2

  • orLinaryjoe

    Wow, what happened? Kobe being like Lin?

  • John Lee

    First time I’m glad Lin’s not starting 2Q…gives me time to go hit the shower. 🙂

  • sport

    Thank goodness 2nd unit has Nick Young, I can’t handle watching Price handle the ball ><"

  • Maknusia

    Price on the Dunk!!!!1

  • Alaingrvis

    price really today is the day the price is finally right

  • IsabeliJane*17

    They’re setting up Price to score

  • Maknusia

    lol…selfish!

  • roberlin

    News flash – Byron Scott names Price starting point guard for forever!

  • sport

    Ronnie Price really doesn’t want to be fired lol.

  • Alaingrvis

    lol stop it

  • Bearness

    ROFL!

  • anddan

    who is the LA announcer all high on Price… but yes, credit to him, he plays quite well thus far tonight

  • Maknusia

    lets stop the mocking please, its fine to dislike a player

  • sport

    Kobe saving his legs for 3rd and 4th quarter. Didn’t take a single shot and let Lin run the floor while he was in.

  • Maknusia

    obviously, he is feeling the heat

  • blubell

    Stu Lance?

  • blubell

    Jeremy is on fire 🙂

  • Alaingrvis

    why

  • roberlin

    So, when is JLin going to come back in? I say at the 6:31 minute mark in the second.

  • Chipdip

    When Jeremy is allowed to lead the team to play team ball, everyone on the team plays well. Fact!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Fact for us, not for other coaches

  • Bearness

    I think that’s the usual.

  • Maknusia

    man….they are keeping the perimeter open

  • sport

    Hmm starting to think, Mitch told BS, he wants to waive Price during the meeting.

  • blubell

    Can we have the starters back now?

  • MoominFloren

    Maybe later as Price is playing good so far …………

  • sport

    Can we get the starters back at 8 minutes mark, Kobe can continue to sit.

  • Maknusia

    MEM, starters are not in yet

  • Alaingrvis

    not happening

  • Maknusia

    its bench vs bench

  • Bearness

    Young off tonight.

  • roberlin

    I agree, that should be about the time starters come back. But, not with BS in charge.

  • Alaingrvis

    he is taking bad shots. his shot selection has been bad

  • MoominFloren

    I want to see Lin NOW!!!

  • Maknusia

    Bench D need to be better

  • sport

    His shots hasn’t fallen for past 3 games including this one. :/

  • Bearness

    Some were makeable. I think he’s not really in game shape/rhythm.

  • Alaingrvis

    with boozer there well

  • sport

    Well so much for that 9 point lead.

  • Alaingrvis

    agreed

  • John Lee

    Took him long enough to realize this, but better late than never.

  • Maknusia

    bench, seems to forget there is such a thing called defense!

  • sport

    Grizz starters not back in yet so Lakers starters aren’t back in.

  • Maknusia

    Starters are IN

  • MoominFloren

    finally

  • Bearness

    But, bench has Price? LOL maybe I should give him a break since he’s doing semi-OK tonight.

  • Maknusia

    yeah at mid game mark

  • blubell

    wow… they almost didn’t call that.

  • sport

    Bias! The ref in front couldn’t see yet the ref from far away called a foul?!! Fk refs!!

  • CaliUSMC

    WOOOOOO 😀

  • CaliUSMC

    10pts already!? Niceeeeeee

  • Maknusia

    Finally some pressure on the defense

  • John Lee

    That ref was almost credited with a steal. LOL

  • Maknusia

    JL is reading and reacting quickly its a sign of good player….the comments from the announcers

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Jeremy can actually lead the Grizzlies out of being second round to semi-finals exits

  • sport

    Finally Lin is playing the way we want to see!

  • joyce ward
  • Maknusia

    Kobe is playing Jeremy today!!!! he is trying to give all his passes only to jeremy?!!!

  • blubell
  • IsabeliJane*17

    That was supposed to be an alley…. oh well

  • blubell

    dodged a TO 🙂

  • CaliUSMC

    lol

  • Rick Johnson

    What did Mitch say to Kobe? Playing very unKobe.

  • Bearness

    That was a terrible fast break spacing.

  • sport

    LOL Lin lucked out!!

  • Maknusia

    great pass from LIN

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Some J-Kobe action is VERY NEEDED!

  • blubell

    Team ball!

  • CaliUSMC

    Kobe played linebacker on that play

  • anddan

    Kobe1st field goal by Lin’s pass!!!

  • Maknusia

    If they keep this going…I see double double for Jeremy

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Grizzlies are loading up on Jeremy. If BS and Kobe will trust J, it will leave Kobe open and feast on scoring.

  • Chipdip

    Igf thye play like a team , they will get to playoff

  • Alaingrvis

    lol i would of taken lins stats at this point for the whole game he is dominating right now

  • sport

    More like what did Mitch say to BS? Let me guess, I’ll fire your golden boy Price and you if we continue to lose like we’re tanking?!

  • Rick Johnson

    Wow Lakers playing great team ball.

  • Weifang

    I cannot believe what I see, Kobe is playing like a true MVP tonight. Even just for 2 Qs, I give him thumbs up.

  • John Lee

    Kobe waiting to take over 4th quarter, saving his legs for last 5 min.

  • blubell

    Let’s finish strong!

  • Alaingrvis

    it s hard to defend him still he will either shoot a three or go by you. all effort are futile lol

  • Chipdip

    Yes… spacing is a problem… hopeful viewing game tape later can help them to improve, then Jeremy will be able to make more great passes to score

  • sport

    lol They completely forgot about Kobe when they loaded up on Lin! That was such a awesome play! Lakers can dominate any team if they continue to play like this every night!!

  • Maknusia

    yeah he deserve the credit

  • John Lee

    Credit where it’s due, Price playing like there’s no tomorrow…literally! 🙂

  • Bearness

    I think so too. But, I still admit he is doing great job so far. Restraining himself and passing a lot. In fact, he even forced at least 2-3 bad passes just to try to give it to Jeremy. Pretty surprising.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Playing like he’s about to be cut

  • CaliUSMC

    about to say the same

  • anddan

    Kobe’s passes are easily predictable by MEM

  • anddan

    perhaps… this could actually be the case…

  • IsabeliJane*17

    When you’re desperate, you tend to do something out of character 🙂

  • anddan

    well… the spacing are better.. LAL are less lazy

  • sport

    Then you better hope we are up by 10 points during 4th quarter!

  • anddan

    hmmm… Kobe…

  • anddan

    the refs are dubious…

  • Brent Yen

    On duty shopping with wife in the mall…….that’s hope Lin finish the game even stronger…

  • IsabeliJane*17

    J jumper…

  • CaliUSMC

    wow. Lin is playing great.

  • John Lee

    Is #70 reffing tonight?

  • Bearness

    Yeah, doesn’t feel like Lakers have home court advantage.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Lin on fire!

  • Maknusia

    LIN!!!!!!!!!1

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Do your husband duties well…

  • sport

    Either way Price will be cut, nothing he can do tonight will change that. Especially when Lakers just got 2 exceptions!

  • CaliUSMC

    25+pt game? Could it be?

  • Alaingrvis

    boozer has struggle today

  • Rick Johnson

    Conely fell down Lin should have kept going to the basket

  • Maknusia

    no wonder…we see JL playing well!…infact everyone is playing well…lol…good day mate

  • orLinaryjoe

    Wow, Lakers are up? Let’s keep old Kobe in a cage, or give him a biscuit.

  • blubell
  • sport

    Kobe still took over towards end of 2nd quarter but I’ll take this!

  • Maknusia

    Conley been doing well as well with his shots. Lin need to close those gap, when he shoots

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Barry Allen

    anyone got a link for the halftime report?

    ….

  • Maknusia

    Hope LAL keep the spirits up 2ndHalf

  • bolero

    awesome on O and need to contain Conley on D

  • Carol Tiu

    Maybe he heard it from BS who heard it from Mitch.

  • Brent Yen

    Did not watch the second q….but it is safe to say MEM will change their d

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • sport

    4-6 in first half. If he continues to play like this 2nd half he should have 12 FGAs with 26 points or more. 😛

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • bolero

    yup . too bad TO

  • golfhacker

    Preach it, preach it!

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • bolero

    agreed. as long Kobe let it happen and don’t Iso too much..

  • bolero

    yup.. he better show up..

  • CaliUSMC

    U DA WOMAN!

  • sport

    MEM are tough they have the best record in the West right now 12-2

  • blubell
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Maknusia

    Others are seeing what we see as well

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL

  • roberlin

    Steve Smith on NBA TV talks about Lin’s great game tonight and then trashes him by saying he’d make a fantastic back-up point guard.

    What? He needs to be bombarded with tweets to set his mind straight – throw at him all the stats that show tjat JLin is a legit starting PG and budding star PG in the NBA.

  • Maknusia

    thats was a great pass!!!

  • JW

    they are playing pretty tight on kobe though. lin doesnt have much chance to get ball to him unless forcing it.

  • sport

    Don’t know what Mitch said to BS but whatever he said, is the reason why Kobe took it easy in 1st quarter, letting Lin set the tone and score right out the gate! Of course Lakers got some lucky TOs from MEM due to their hustle and defense. XD

  • CaliUSMC

    I caught that too.. SMH

  • Alaingrvis

    i ignored it

  • sport

    They are also reading Kobe’s passes. That’s why Lin needs to keep shooting, when they double him, Kobe will be wide open to do some Major Damage.

  • roberlin

    You can’t just ignore it. You can’t let guys like him frame the narrative on Lin as a “great back-up poing guard.”

  • sport

    Haters will hate.

  • JW

    kobe was really tempted to force shot up in that 2nd qtr.

  • Maknusia

    brush them off…who cares

  • Alaingrvis

    if lin continue to play great it will stop

  • Alaingrvis

    exactly lins stats will shut them up

  • CaliUSMC

    I CARE. lol

  • roberlin

    It’s not about hating Lin, it’s about challenging the dominant narrative in the national media that Lin is not a starting PG. You cannot just ignore it. You’ve got to challenge it, as Lin fans. Through social media, Lin fans can help JLin out by helping him get the recognition that he deserves.

  • sport

    Thank goodness Lakers FO, and Mitch knows what they’re doing and laid down the laws! Offensive going through Lin is all Lakers need to win!! When he gets tired he can let Kobe do his thing for a few plays.

  • JW

    they might move tony allen on lin in 2nd half

  • golfhacker

    When you listen to his commentary, you can tell he is not that bright.

  • Brent Yen

    Like I said, being a starter is one thing Lin needs to keep fighting for..

  • Barry Allen

    thanks 🙂

  • Alaingrvis

    his stats will be the only thing that will stop that

  • Maknusia

    Thats something that Lin needs to keep fighting for as a starter

  • sws94

    Some guys will say stuff. You know what. Bleep them.

  • blubell
  • knibb

    Pay him a compliment. Let him know he’d make an excellent d-league broadcast announcer and we’d all be rooting for him.

  • 717

    That’s the best half I’ve seen in a long long time.

  • sport

    Let his stats do the talking, Lin needs to score and play well with nice season averages.

  • Maknusia

    Jeremy is in the mood!!!

  • CaliUSMC

    REally wish Lin got that alley to Johnson. I think he would of went Linsanity after that.

  • roberlin

    Of course Lin will do his thing, but, given his marginalization in the NBA, he can use all the fan help he can get to shut down people who constantly diss on his game.

    I mean, c’mon, they’re dissing on Lin when Lin is having a great game! Ridiculous.

  • Maknusia

    2nd half D from MEM gonna be tighter

  • 717

    I just hope Kobe isn’t planning to start the second half by busting loose with 50 shots in a row.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I don’t really care about what these guys from Spring Halftime are saying. Their comments are not affecting my thoughts about Jeremy anyway.

    What I’m really interested to know is what Kupchak and BS talked about in that meeting, what “or else…” did Kupchak laid down.

  • Maknusia

    Lets GO Q3…JLIN!!!!!!1

  • Maknusia

    Good job from Wes

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Dang it Boozer…..

  • Maknusia

    Darn…Off foul 🙁

  • Bearness

    Get him off the court. Seriously.

  • Maknusia

    come on…jeez

  • Alaingrvis

    booozer has been bad

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Again Boozer!!! For the love of peanut butter you just wasted 2 possessions!

  • sport

    What the F? Fk Refs Lin with 3 fouls?!!!

  • sport

    Refs now hijacking and rigging the game! Boo…..!!!

  • Maknusia

    Boozer ball watching

  • IsabeliJane*17

    These Lakers bigs should try finishing it with a strong dunk for a change!

  • Maknusia

    Even Kobe not getting the whistle

  • Maknusia

    Gasol starts to beast

  • Rick Johnson

    Jeremy got to start getting aggressive

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Imo, the Buss should have kept both Gasol bros. rather than trade one for the other.

  • Bearness

    Yeah, not looking for his shots.

  • Alaingrvis

    bigs are playing real bad right now boozer a big issue

  • sport

    No thanks to the refs for his 3 fouls!!

  • Rick Johnson

    Yay Davis in

  • sport

    Yes finally!!

  • Alaingrvis

    boozer can’t start

  • sport

    Crossing fingers for Marc Gasol to get 3 fouls as well!!

  • sport

    Mitch needs to put down the hammer, tell BS to start Ed Davis!!

  • Maknusia

    and Conley?!

  • real-dsb

    Exactly, it’s not about Lin padding his stats for the sake of padding his stats. It’s because that usually leads to a team victory.

  • Maknusia

    Yes…Kobe for 3

  • CaliUSMC

    Hill 1@#!@#1@#

  • Maknusia

    JL with another TO

  • Maknusia

    Another 3 from Kobe…good recovery from Jeremy

  • CaliUSMC

    Kobe passed up that jumper. amazing

  • Alaingrvis

    lakers got confused there for a stretch .

  • spiderman

    Does Lee have his number?

  • Maknusia

    JL out

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Clarkson deserves some burn….

  • blubell

    No more lead.

  • sport

    Damn Refs and their stupid fouls messing up Lin’s game!

  • Maknusia

    Kobe doing well, keeping the game close

  • real-dsb

    i’m afraid that the 4th quarter will be Kobe doing it all himself and giving MEM the game.

    hoping for Lin to come out strong 4th quarter and do his thing though!

  • blubell
  • Alaingrvis

    its ok this is memphis just fight through it they played great defense the third. boozer was terrible defensively

  • Rick Johnson

    Should rest Kobe. He will get tired again in the 4th start missing shots.

  • blubell
  • CaliUSMC

    Lin picks up 3to’s 1 foul 1 assist 1steal – 3rd quarter

  • Maknusia

    Hope Davis stays longer in Q4

  • sport

    I hope he stays for the entire 4th quarter! Boozer is such a liability on defense!

  • BuzzerBeater

    how did his TOs come about? offensive fouls, bad passes, how?

  • CaliUSMC

    real bad passes.

  • sws94

    OF, strip in traffic, one bad pass

  • sport

    Lets hope starters play entire 4th quarter. Those 3 fouls really messed up his rhythm!

  • sws94

    He’s made a lot of great ones with guys not converting them though. I don’t mind TOs if he’s playing aggressively.

  • sport

    Clarkson deserves the minutes Price’s been getting!

  • Maknusia

    MEM starters are trying to push it thru with LAL bench

  • CaliUSMC

    Yes. Just don’t want him to lose control.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • sport

    2nd unit better take back the lead!!

  • blubell
  • sport

    Down 7 points no thanks to 2nd unit!

  • Maknusia

    AGaints Gasol and MConley…gonna be tough

  • BuzzerBeater

    dangit! he always seem to get a string of them in a short time.
    Usually also gets hesitant to pass much and/or play aggressive, hope its not the case today cuz his aggressiveness is paying off it seems.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I’m sorry but LIN AND KOBE DON’T REST AT THE SAME TIME. You don’t rest 2 of the team best players together. BS is stupee.

  • Rick Johnson

    No Lin no Kobe no more offense.

  • blubell

    What is Sacre doing?

  • Maknusia

    agree…not when game is this close

  • CaliUSMC

    He should be cheerleading on the bench.

  • Alaingrvis

    boozer may have cost us the game

  • Maknusia

    6pt lead…for MEM; as 3Q closes

  • sport

    Giving FTs and free points to the other team SMH!

  • CaliUSMC

    He made some real good passes to Boozer and Hill. They just kept bricking.

  • nodomo

    agreed. Memphis still had their starters in and Scott sat all his starters. Dumb!

  • BuzzerBeater

    Its 4thQ time, y’all know what time it is.
    JLin’s got this.

  • sport

    Damn BS, get the starters back in!!!

  • CaliUSMC

    Word. Nice bulldog. Mine died few yrs ago :/

  • Rick Johnson

    Get Lin in Price out before it’s too late

  • CJSHYY

    I think BS will put Lin back as schedule around 6:30 min left.. smh!

  • Alaingrvis

    price beasting lol

  • CaliUSMC

    BS going to keep him in..

  • Maknusia

    Ronnie, playing well on offense today!

  • Alaingrvis

    don’t be insecure

  • orLinaryjoe

    Whoa, we must have woken up Price with our comments!

  • Rick Johnson

    Got to admit much better than last several games. All the rumors of being cut must be motivating him.

  • sport

    I walk away and the lead is down to 2. Price must really not want to be cut!

  • orLinaryjoe

    Naaa. Coming out for 4th.

  • sws94

    Price is good tonight.

  • Alaingrvis

    price looks like a viable backup today

  • LAJane

    He knows he’s on the chopping block, plus BS really giving him as much time as he can to help preserve his guy.

  • blubell

    Price is getting lots of love tonight. lol
    https://twitter.com/LakersNation/status/537839452274438144

  • John Lee

    Or it could’ve been Mitch through BS.

  • BuzzerBeater

    Ronnie was abused by Udrih last game, good on him for getting his revenge!

  • Carol Tiu

    Price played a la jeremy in those last two plays

  • CaliUSMC

    bahaha

  • Michael

    Hope the Lin+Price ( or Lice ) backcourt can continue to produce.

  • sport

    Mitch probably told BS, if Price continues to play like worst PG of the league he will be cut.

  • occupatio

    after watching from the beginning, im finally caught up with the game.

    lin’s turnovers — not too upset about them, as he was trying to make things happen and have to give memphis credit on defense.

    the ball is mostly moving well — even saw quite a few secondary assists tonight, esp kobe passing out of the post.

    lin doesnt play off the ball well. he doesnt move to spots that create easy passing angles to receive the ball when the ball is ready to move.

  • Maknusia

    LOL

  • Alaingrvis

    lol

  • blubell

    Scary…

  • CaliUSMC

    That was ugly swaggy

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Itchy.

  • LAJane

    Yikes! Lice? …noooo :p

  • Maknusia

    Man…dont let MEM to drain those 3ss

  • sport

    Starters should’ve been back when the lead was down 2! BS is so dumb now they’re down 7!!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lin started the game as the hottest player played 9 min then sit 9 min in the first half. What kind of coach sit his player while he’s hot to cool him down? SMH.

  • Maknusia

    Davis the BeST

  • blubell
  • Maknusia

    he got to be ready all the time

  • IsabeliJane*17

    This is not a test. lol

  • blubell

    What? No Jeremy?

  • occupatio

    scott’s lineups in the fourth always seem to have the starters enter the game from way behind

  • sport

    Lin still not back in?! W the F?!!!

  • CaliUSMC

    “don’t be inscure” says Alaingrvis

  • blubell

    BScott benches Jeremy when he is hot but not Price?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    He’s human. Shooting and passing need momentum and roll.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Some J-Ed Davis PnR could seal this game…

    WAIT! WAIT! WAIT!…..

  • MoominFloren

    %@#x&zy

  • LAJane

    I’m tellin’ ya…BS really, really wants to keep his guy.

  • Alaingrvis

    udrich is still out there

  • sport

    BS really wants to keep his guy! Price worst PG with the longest minutes!!

  • Maknusia

    I’m not disagreeing 🙂

  • BuzzerBeater

    going full McHale again smh

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    BS’ infatuation on Price is really becoming more and more infuriating each game.

  • blubell

    Jeremy is in

  • sport

    JLin back at the 6 minutes mark again FK BS!!!

  • sws94

    TIme to bring in Lin before he cools off too much. He needs to get it going in the 2nd half anyway.

  • Maknusia

    he should be coming in now

  • CaliUSMC

    Udrich is still out there.

  • occupatio

    lin back in at 6min mark. the regular time

  • CaliUSMC

    Uh. Mods- can I block people on here?

  • Maknusia

    need a stop

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lin is cold. That bench is not heated.

  • sport

    Lin needs to just shoot and take over the game, his teammates are out cold!!

  • occupatio

    lin isnt hot himself either.

  • Maknusia

    just report here…we are watching…

  • sport

    He hasn’t even taken a shot!

  • occupatio

    he just missed under the basket on a double pump

  • MoominFloren

    Thank you BS for that !

  • sws94

    Haven’t seen any good shots for him. Spacing isn’t great now.

  • sport

    Darn I missed that was checking the score.

  • LAJane

    Like, they can’t believe it either. (Though it should read “With Kobe and Lin resting…”)

  • occupatio

    stu was saying he should have tried to finish with left hand instead of double pumping

  • sws94

    Might have been fouled but difficult shot

  • Rick Johnson

    Hasn’t been aggressive in the second half.

  • real-dsb

    all right, cmon Lin, this is your time!

  • sport

    BS always leaves 2nd unit in for too long, Lin doesn’t get enough minutes cause of his favoritism for the scrub Price!

  • CJSHYY

    Just like BS said shoot 1st half, AS in 2nd half.

  • Alaingrvis

    why did you delete what i said.

  • occupatio

    price mostly played well to justify the minutes. lin came in at the regular time (too late as usual) but its not as if his minutes have been yo-yoed game to game

  • Maknusia

    I didnt…but lets enjoy the game and let it go

  • CaliUSMC

    Lin almost with the steal..

  • Maknusia

    COme D guys111

  • Bearness

    Did Lin take like 1 shot after half?

  • Rick Johnson

    Missed a layup

  • CaliUSMC

    LIN!

  • orLinaryjoe

    sadly no. not 1 attempt.

  • sport

    Lin was red hot 1st half but BS keeps him out longer with the 2nd unit! FK BS!

  • real-dsb

    I deleted it based on violation of Rules 4 (antagonizing) and 5 (labeling). All are welcome to disagree with another’s opinions, but don’t make it personal.
    http://www.jlinportal.com/website-rules-must-read/

  • CaliUSMC

    NICE STEAL LIN

  • What a great steal by Lin!!

  • Maknusia

    Nice finish by Kobe and good catch and shoot by Young…FT coming up

  • Come on, Lin!
    You can spur a run here.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    BS, you don’t sit your starter especially when he’s hot too long.

    Hot Hand Cold Hand. Have you heard of that?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I read it as you can Spurs a run here… ah well

  • Alaingrvis

    so i get everyone don’t like me because i don’t join the crowd. i don’t hate kobe or scott. or assume the worse of them. so yea of course some will not like me because i say the truth. if claims has a problem idk why he is in a public forum. where people of opposing view can comment and you ideas will be tested

  • pun intended 😀

  • occupatio

    the pnr coverage by laker bigs has been atrocious as usual. such an easy lane for conley. if only lin got that kind of coverage hehe

  • orLinaryjoe

    put some hot peppers in dem jock straps

  • sws94

    Lin is hustling. Conley has that change direction dribble go into the lane floater move. Nothing spectacular but it works.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Both times 1st and 2nd half.

  • Alaingrvis

    ok i got it

  • Maknusia

    I dont hate Kobe and Scott as well

  • occupatio

    have to give it to this team. they are making it a game against the best-record team in nba

  • Maknusia

    COme on lets go LAL

  • Maknusia

    Again Gasol

  • CaliUSMC

    Nice try by Lin.

  • Alaingrvis

    some do for no reason

  • Maknusia

    FT…Lin

  • real-dsb

    ahhh so close on the And 1, like the aggressiveness!

  • occupatio

    lin with 2 clutch FTs coming up again

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin’s FT not as good as usually is

  • Maknusia

    Agree, but its their perspective…

  • occupatio

    FUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Lakers hurrying their shots… come on!

  • Maknusia

    oh man should have nailed that 3

  • Alaingrvis

    refs screw lin there

  • real-dsb

    Nick with great defense on Conley! Conley got him in the air, but Nick avoided the contact and recovered to challenge Conley’s next shot.

  • occupatio

    refs

  • Bearness

    Wow, they call that foul on Lin? Really?

  • CaliUSMC

    I’ll take 50/40/80

  • occupatio

    refs are going to give the game away on a ticky tack foul like that? are you kidding me?

  • sport

    Lin always get those tick tac fouls! He needs to stop touching the players from the back when rebounding.

  • LAJane

    as usual?

    ooops…misread “as good as usual” my bad….sorry, sorry

  • real-dsb

    ugh Kobe with a horrible brick on his 3. pretty open look too

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Fathom call again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • LAJane

    they’ve got a fine tradition to uphold

  • Guest

    afraid to win

  • John Lee

    One ref has been bad since 1Q.

  • Maknusia

    yeah…thats bogus…

  • John Lee

    And BS never complains…

  • real-dsb

    yes, Lin with a clutch rebound.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Game over.

  • Maknusia

    yeah…its not going to cut it…

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lin has cold handdddddddddd. You don’t get in your rhythm whenever you want.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Agree!

  • occupatio

    lin didnt have balls to just take it

  • sport

    Lin should just chucked a 3 after that rebound! What was he doing dribbling the ball!!

  • Bearness

    Can’t turn it on and off. When he’s got it going, he needs to keep it going.

  • sws94

    Bad TO by Kobe.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    This loss is on BS…. same as other losses

    Lakers could have gotten this in the first half….until BS took over.

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin should have just shot it. Wasted too much time looking for Kobe.

  • Maknusia

    I was thinking the same…the paint was clogged, even Kobe couldnt get in

  • occupatio

    terrible time management. cant be bc he doesnt know — just didnt have the juegos to just shoot it

  • Bearness

    I think he felt hesitant because he didn’t take a jumper in so long.

  • Maknusia

    He should have brought Jeremy in early in Q4

  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson

    Left bench in too long. Should have had either Lin or Kobe in at all times.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Exactly.BS keeps doing the same rotation like a 9 to 5 job.

  • Alaingrvis

    griz defense has stopped everything lakers want to do. they are top in the west. so it expected they can play championship defense.

  • Maknusia

    For some reason Scott tend to keep JL minutes to 30…hmmm

  • BuzzerBeater

    Another moral victory lol 🙁
    I know it sucks when you can almost taste the win but they still battled their butts off and made the #1 seed work for their win.

  • CaliUSMC

    Only 1 point in the second half. Lin usually shakes opponents hands after the game. Tonigh- first one back to the locker room.

  • Maknusia

    As the 2nd option, he shouldnt hesitate

  • Bearness

    Yes, in fact, BS should bring him in early Q4 EVERY SINGLE GAME.

  • Alaingrvis

    yea i agree lin had a hard time getting going. but the griz defense did a good job.on kobe and lin.

  • occupatio

    ive been getting many such tastes this season heh

  • real-dsb

    hey, moral victories are pretty good for the Lakers right now

  • MoominFloren

    No matter how good or how bad…..always 30 min!

  • Rick Johnson

    Even when he was hot in the first half. Mitch going to have to have another meeting with Scott.

  • John Lee

    Calling it, loss on Swaggy, Kobe and of course BS.

    Edit: sorry I forgot to credit the refs,

  • 311
  • sport

    Whatever happened to Lin playing with 2nd unit as SG?!!! BS is all talk, his bias has been costing the Lakers games, Mitch please fire his axx alot with Price!!

  • occupatio

    it was lost on the defensive end. grizz get pretty much anything they want. open look for gasol all day

  • Bearness

    I agree. But he does.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Well at least Lakers weren’t smoked like some other team. They fought.They rattled the Grizz.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    BS is clueless coach. I was so wrong about him

  • Alaingrvis

    ohh i almost forgot happy thanks giving to everyone. hope you all get fat. lol jk

  • blubell
  • CaliUSMC

    Thanks!

  • real-dsb

    Bryant led all scorers with 10 FGM (tied with Nick Young).

  • Maknusia

    Or well, we know, this is a loss, but liked the way the team and Kobe
    played. Just couldnt close the game (as usual). And the Scott rotation
    not sound enough with the game flow.

    But we know Jeremy played WELL!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I figure him out over startergate:-)

  • IsabeliJane*17

    and they weren’t easily smoked by the Grizzlies like some other team.

  • sws94

    Lin lost his edge in the 2nd half for some reason. Liked his hustle but he could have shot more. Should have shot the 3, not give the ball back to Kobe who tried to force a pass and turned it over.

  • Maknusia

    On the brigher side, both Guards on MEM had 30minutes as well

  • John Lee

    Approaching McHale level at full speed.

  • sws94

    Little disappointed that he didn’t end up with 20 points the way he was going in the 1st half.

  • JJ Hui

    Why no one can fine the ref for $25K? They were so obvious to help Memphis Grizzers!

  • occupatio

    argh. lakers fourth quarters have been pretty awful all season. scott’s lineups in fourth a big part of it. and little adjustment it seems. just throws players onto the floor

  • sport

    Lakers could’ve won this game if Lin was given proper minutes with 35! BS always leave him out too long making him cold! What’s the point of Lin shooting so much in 1st half when he isn’t given the chance in 2nd half! Fk BS and his bias hidden agenda crap!!

  • LAJane

    McHale’s nicer twin…but apparently twin nonetheless. Only thing that keeps this from being “Groundhog Day” is Laker FO. (sigh)

  • BuzzerBeater

    so dang hesitant >_<
    I need Swaggy P to lend JLin some of his swag, look at him shooting away 4 of 14 without a care in the world. If JLin took that many shots, he'd easily end with 20+ every single time.

  • occupatio

    the grizz were keyed in on lin in 2nd half. they made the non-lin lakers try to beat them.

  • Alaingrvis

    he struggled on griz defense. he still has to work on something. he is really close his potential. still has a little to work on. kobe did a good job today. i think the offense just got confused. the first half i saw a lot of talking and sets. second haif there was a lot of broken plays

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Dear BS,

    Jeremy played like an efficient combo guard today. Deserves 40 minutes a game.

    Thank you.

  • MoominFloren

    Thank you for the good rotation from BS….never adjust no matter how well is Jeremy, still taking him out according to his routine rotation….is there a playing time limit set especially for Lin ??!!!

  • sport

    Starters should be playing most of 4th quarter yet BS leaves them out until 6 minute mark especially Lin! Lakers could’ve won if not for BS’s stupid rotations and minutes management!

  • JJ Hui

    Unbelievable and bias referee!

  • Brent Yen

    Just came back. Can someone explain why Lin did not have productions in 2H?

  • real-dsb

    Very frustrating that the Lakers and Lin haven’t figured out how to make the other teams pay for that.

  • Alaingrvis

    he struggled second half i meant. i also blame boozer for this loss

  • blubell

    He played exactly 30 min… smh.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes BS is very good in not letting JLin shines. Let him out when he is hot and doesn’t bring him back about 10 minutes playing times. Play around 6 minutes in 2nd or 4th qtr. He really hangs JLin out there dry at times.

  • roberlin

    IMO- defense tightened up on Lin, focus turned to Kobe-ball, and BS froze Lin out by bringing him in with only 6 minutes left in the fourth.

  • sport

    BS won’t even give him 35 minutes let alone 40!

  • JJ Hui

    Also BS still giving Price long min!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    5 Grizzlies starters + Grizzlies bench + Grizzlies coach + no adjustments on BS part + Other Lakers starters frozen like a statue on offense or blowing shots vs Jeremy Lin.

  • occupatio

    the great lakers defense in 1st half that turned into an unusual number of transition buckets for lakers melted away in 2nd half. memphis killed them, forcing lakers to play half court offense . grizz defense was keyed in to get ball out of lin’s hands. possessions by kobe were pretty bad, quite a few turnovers.

  • roberlin

    BS still has his infatuation with Price.

  • MoominFloren

    and no adjustment from BS…..sticking to his game plan (if any), no matter what happened on the court

  • LW

    Lakers last 5 mins belong to Kobe only, and it has always resulted in a loss. Kobe has not won a game in the 4th so far.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes I called him out weeks ago:-)

  • JT

    lets be honest, rox are 10x better than the lakers either way

  • Alaingrvis

    i agree lin deserves more then 30 minutes. 32 or so. his rest the 4th was too long

  • real-dsb

    Lakers must be showcasing Price for a trade (not! =p )

  • Brent Yen

    Thanks…as predicted….no surprises here.

  • occupatio

    lin also came in at 6min mark in 4th quarter, as usual. scott always has the starters play from behind. thats so hard.

  • Brent Yen

    Lol thanks

  • Brent Yen

    Thanks for the info!

  • Maknusia

    something that he needs to realize and improve on. He has been indeed…so i’m okay

  • sport

    Lin could’ve gone over 20 points if he had 35 minutes but BS with dumb rotations benched him for most of 3rd and 4th quarter!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Does he ever let that go? Never that I’ve seen thus far. BS’ infatuation on Price is really getting my nerve now.

  • Brent Yen

    So….althought I did not watch the whole game. It is safe to say…Lin needs to keep shoot at 80% rate for LAL to win the game…LOL

  • joyce ward

    what happened to swaggy p being fed the ball until he shoots his way out of the sluump?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    He can play 32-36 minutes. Not a problem at all!

  • Bearness

    Gives excuse for Kobe heroball in 4th.

  • Bearness

    Kobe was passing right into Griz’ hands all night.

  • sport

    He needs to keep shooting period. Lin could’ve changed the game if he chucked a 3 after that rebound instead of looking for Kobe!

  • blubell
  • Alaingrvis

    idk the team boggle down in the forth every game. lin used to be great in the forth so far he hasn’t had 1 good 4th quarter. kobe is to blamed for that but he tried today. there was just no opening. also he plays so little in the fourth.

  • Maknusia

    lesser than normal, today. He had 18min

  • sport

    Lin should be getting 35 minutes per game not this 30=31 minutes crap and sitting out until 6 minute mark!!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I queried about this with PFV a couple times now. PFV said it’s just “normal” BS rotation on JLin. Just didn’t buy into that. Very sick BS if this is the excuse.

  • sport

    Same with his BS talk about play Lin as SG when Kobe’s out!!

  • Alaingrvis

    idk thats spotted minutes he plays the least in the fourth it seems the most important quarter

  • occupatio

    scott said he needed like 10 games to reconsider the lineups. hehe, it takes some ridiculous amount of data for him to conclude that what hes doing is not working. how clueless is this guy to adapting?

  • MoominFloren

    why have to follow others? why not create a lead by putting 1 or 2 starters against their bench? Why always no Kobe no Lin????

  • blubell
  • sport

    What do you expect when Lin’s only put back at the 6 minutes mark!

  • Alaingrvis

    i was sure he was going to get 20. but after the third its usually is his end score

  • Maknusia

    true…

  • Rick Johnson

    Nobody would want Price. He’s been in the league a while and everyone but Scott knows his game.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    After this game, I will say BS and/or Lakers want to tank on purpose. This is the way to prevent a win in no time. BS and Lakers knows JLin shines in 4th qtr, why only plays him around 6 min and always Kobe ball???

  • CaliUSMC

    Lin 15GP (31 min)- 12.7PTS (48FG%/40%3PT/85%FT) / 4.9ASTS / 2.8REBS / 0.9STLS / 0.4BLKS / 2.9TO

  • LAJane

    Price got Swaggy’s spot at the buffet tonight.

  • Alaingrvis

    i agree

  • occupatio

    some people really are that incompetent — never underestimate incompetence. not to mention that kobe overrides scott too.

  • sport

    Just when I thought I couldn’t hate BS and his pet Price more!

  • blubell
  • JJ Hui

    I gave BS the benefit of the doubt at first but not anymore! The more games the more stupid he seems to me.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    The only reason I can come up with, BS doesn’t want JLin to shine and Lakers wants to tank in no time.

  • Carol Tiu

    If things don’t work out well for them in LA, they can move to NY and play for the Nits.

  • Alaingrvis

    scotts substitution has been questionable. but atleast people can’t say his stats are inflated by his minutes

  • MoominFloren

    and with the PT limit for Lin!

  • I read Voulgaris (professional gambler) bio on how he used to make money so easily in Vegas off NBA games.
    He said he liked BScott since he was so predictable.

    So expect BScott to be very slow to any changes. He likes predictability (even if it means losing)

  • occupatio

    interesting. thanks for tidbit. (i follow him on twitter but i do not read twitter regularly)

  • JJ Hui

    Because BS makes sure Price has his min! BS is not a smart coach!

  • yeah, check out the wiki.. it’s very interesting and revealing insights of NBA games

  • sport

    Whatever happened to BS saying starters will get 35 minutes?! Does that only apply if Lin was part of the bench?! Fk this coach!

  • JoeTeam

    Looks like MEM adjusted and started to double up and handle the first screen set for him with intense scramble to prevent Lin from getting anywhere but to release to the obvious open man. Prob on LAL is the open man cannot make anyone pay because you have no high percentage shooter (not even Kobe).

    Also, BSc letting 2nd unit handle Gasol for minutes on end was what lost the game for LAL. He sat Lin too long as well.

    What did you buy for me for Christmas, being at the mall and all?

  • JJ Hui

    But Lin only played 6 min in the 4th Q! Hate this coach!

  • LAJane

    LOL! High-5, sister!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yeah I know. Very infuriating to watch. Guess I should stop watching for now until things change. Guess the State of Union talk changed nothing!!!!!!!!!! BS is still BS and Kobe is still Kobe. Only watched this game to see whether there is any change in BS’ handling on Kobe…. Well, I get the answer. Leopard won’t change its spot. Literally about 2 minutes less for Kobe. With this rate, they will be 3-79 for the season.

  • Alaingrvis

    the offense broke down. scott needs to practice some offense. they got taken out of their rhythm easily again the starters return too late. young has to play better

  • MoominFloren

    McFlurry again….Lin’s gonna be Felton by the end of season

  • Alaingrvis

    he is annoying me a bit as well. slow to react and adjust.

  • LAJane

    you could get lost rooting around in BS’s brain…

  • JJ Hui

    Stupid coach plus bias referees! Plus Kobe too many mistakes and bricks flying!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    No cussing please in this site. It’s against the Rule #1.

  • occupatio

    kobe actualyl did a good job of moving the ball tonight for most of the game. he looked for lin on perimeter from the post.

    i dont even blame him for his 4th quarter. theres only so much you can do when the team has like two sets haha. its either call ‘chin’ or ‘elbow’ plays and the team also doesnt have the personnel to punish opponents. you cannot win games with horrible pnr coverage by bigs, while shooting long 2s all day.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    He won’t be. Felton is a glutton. Jeremy is just an emotional eater.

  • JoeTeam

    so true.

  • Brent Yen

    So….forget about Scott for a moment. This thing will just kept repeating itself. After all, the only player teams have to guard is Lin. Force him to give up the ball means a completely stagnant offense. The only difference among teams is when will they start to load on Lin in the game.

  • that was pretty crazy to see. Being inserted so late in the game, was it because Price got super-hot?

  • Alaingrvis

    yea boozer lost the game he has to be benched

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    the rotation was just beyond horrible.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Nop. This is always BS’ rotation on JLin except 1-2 games.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Unless Lakers win more with Jeremy leading the team, they they’ll they treat Jeremy as threat rather than Kobe. I still say until midseason (I hope) Kobe will still be target of opponent’s double teams

  • JoeTeam

    to me Kobe and Lin and one more can figure out their own triangle offense.

    Price did great – he had his little pricesanity with his job on the line. I’d give him 17 minutes.

    The loss was because of the Gasol on 2nd unit minutes where Gasol singlehandedly slashed LAL.

  • LAJane

    LOL, again. you’re on fire tonight 😀

  • Brent Yen

    No, my point is no more else can run a team at all. Not just dishing assists….so easy to guard.

  • JJ Hui

    Where is his priority? Not winning games? Sick of him now!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Kupchak and the Buss should beat himself up and should have just kept both Gasol bros rather than trade one for the other.

  • occupatio

    conley is good but he gets to play with marc gasol. that just opens up your game tremendously. even simple screening action with marc generates open shots consistently. what do the lakers have like that? only thing remotely comparable is lin-kobe two man action.

  • Alaingrvis

    younge has to play better to help that. lin has to find ways over that. what i saw is the teams sets broke down. lin plays his beast in a will functioned offense.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    George Karl is that you? 🙂

  • Brent Yen

    I love my hair…no thanks…LOL

  • LAJane

    Wow. Well that pretty much tells us all we need to know.

  • JoeTeam

    and did you notice Hill not-under-the-basket for offensive Re-s that Gasol just got so easily?

  • occupatio

    yes indeed

  • Alaingrvis

    they got a chip for it grizz don’t

  • Brent Yen

    Young can not run the play either. Young is just a super-upgraded Wes.

  • JoeTeam

    brother, you missed some good minutes by Price, srsly.

  • so BScott offensive system is basically too antiquated to win modern NBA games then, even with this personnel?
    They hit pretty good 3P% with 8-19 (42%) though tonight.

    I didn’t watch the whole game until late Q4. I wonder if the loose defense was the big factor to the loss.
    Kobe didn’t execute well towards the end too. It was so predictable for us and Memphis

  • JoeTeam

    key crunch time walks by Hill.

  • JJ Hui

    12 min is enough for Price.

  • Brent Yen

    OK….if that is the case. They need the Lin-Price lineup today.

  • occupatio

    btw i noticed the poor boxing out by hill you mentioned, that actually results in occasionally lucky offensive boards. if he gets offensive boards against gasol and randolph, its certainly not cuz he earned them the right way. one of them tonight was — indeed — when he got pushed under the basket.

  • Alaingrvis

    he is better then that. just has no rhythm

  • JoeTeam

    first half worth it. Everyone on the team clicked, down to swag and price.

  • blubell
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    We are losing so bad and BS still keeps doing the same rotation. Other coach would try many different match up by now. Kobe should be the one to rest 8 min after playing 8 min not Lin each half. If Price is hot then keep him in playing 2 guard with Lin. It’s shame that BS doesn’t see that.

  • MoominFloren

    Haha…sure he won’t be. But I remember he said he ate 100 chicken wings when he lose in a big game or undrafted…..that’s scary

  • JJ Hui

    Any smart coach will let Lin play at least 10 min at 4th Q!

  • blubell
  • joyce ward

    t think after Kobe’s beats MJ points Scottis gone. he will be no use to kobe after that.

  • Brent Yen

    I did not see today’s game. It seems like what Young does is to shoot after catching a pass. The only difference is if he shoots immediately or some ISO moves than shoot.

  • hm, good to know.. BScott and Kobe just need to understand they got to play the same way in Q4 then.
    All this going to Kobe is getting so predictable and ugly to watch

  • blubell
  • sws94

    Yeah, Price was playing well but BS lets JL cool off. That’s counterintuitive but BS tends to be that way. He doesn’t have a great feel for coaching

  • LAJane

    Never underestimate incompetence…so true!

  • bolero
  • Brent Yen

    His way is not gonna work when his match up is players like Gasol, Bogut…or even Patrick Beverley.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Blaiyan is back!

  • occupatio

    its a damn shame because lin was super hot in 1st quarter

  • Alaingrvis

    he average 17 last year now granted kobe wasn’t there. he is better then this his shot selection is bad

  • JJ Hui

    That means he is not fit for being a coach! This is a competitive games, strategy is a big part of it!

  • JoeTeam

    First and second units did what they were supposed to do first half. Very great play. Worth watching of you DVR’d. 2nd unit almost did ok 2nd run, but Gasol tore them up and BSc was stubborn because you could see it coming a mile away.

  • MoominFloren

    Stubborn and resistant to change.

  • Brent Yen

    That is what I am trying to say. Racking up pts is not equal to running the team. Young is a good scorer of course.

  • jolno

    The art of monitoring minutes by Bryon Scott!

    Lin played exactly 30 minutes. Not one second more, not one second less.

    On the other hand, Kobe again played a lot more than Lin at 35:16. When will Scott change and play Lin more than Kobe?

  • Alaingrvis

    i swear he was gonna end with 20 plus. but its memphis top in the west and great on defense. kobe had trouble as well. is ok. ill take it

  • golfhacker

    JLin in post-game interview: “the end of the game went really fast, I need to look at the film to see what’s what”. What he’s really saying is I only played 6 freaking minutes and didn’t have time to get back in the flow.

  • Alaingrvis

    well he did say he would play him the same minutes. but play him less in the 1st half

  • occupatio

    im not concerned about kobe minutes. its the pathetic 2nd unit with neither kobe nor lin guiding them. are you serious?–whenever i see huge stretches like that. yes he is.

  • blubell
  • bolero

    Price is guiding them.lol

  • Alaingrvis

    ofcorse he is a worse kobe. has to play better this offense is new to him. let him figure t out like lin had to.

  • blubell
  • Alaingrvis

    young was he played pg today

  • jolno

    From an outside point of view, the only logical interpretation on Scott’s rotation is that he is tanking HARD. How else can you explain his insistence on playing Boozer and Price so many minutes as well as some LOL worthy lineups he keeps running out there.

  • grover chang

    NOT LINS FAULT: lack of depth, bad defense, Jordan hill not playing like a big man, coach making him cold sitting on the bench. Kobe poor shooting, youngs poor shooting, Kobe turnovers.

    LINS FAULT: not making clutch free throws, overthinking in the fourth, deferring to Kobe in the third, not attacking, not communicating better with hill on defense rotations!

  • occupatio

    young is part of the long line of lakers shooting long 2s all day, including mostly contested jumpers. thats byron’s idea of offense

  • occupatio

    simple explanation is that byron is stupid.

  • Brent Yen

    Well for the moment Lin is the only player every team has to stop. Every team loves to see Kobe shoot it seems.

  • HY C

    I guess you guys saw everything that happened, I feel upset, too. It started so well for Lin, but BS didn’t bring him back earlier in 4Q, grrrrrr…..

    pic/vids taken today:

    http://instagram.com/p/v4oAFwIn1d/

    http://instagram.com/p/v5JjdDonxf/ – half time practice, hope you can see where Lin is

    http://instagram.com/p/v5J5H2onzy/ – timeout – BS didn’t seem to be able to tell players what to do right away, always discussed with other coaches first (any other HCs are like that?)

  • blubell

    Yup, Steve Kerr or Brian Shaw said they don’t mind Kobe shooting 25+ fgs…

  • Brent Yen

    They are all like that. I mean HCs

  • JJ Hui

    Wow! He got fired by three teams? That is bad!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    You, my lady, have a great life. 5 days vacation, 5 days watching Jeremy plays…

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lin was the first man out and the last man in, both half. Incredible coach.

  • Alaingrvis

    i agree. but he can make it at a high rate

  • SamC89

    Makes me think they really are trying to tank.

  • Alaingrvis

    kobe didn’t do that today.

  • occupatio

    if your offense has to take contested jumpers, im happy it is nick young taking them. but that doesnt mean your offense should be centered around those kinds of shots.

  • Brent Yen

    BTW…how was Lin’s D on Conley?

  • sport

    Incredibly horrible, clueless, bias, coach!

  • HY C

    hmmm….but I didn’t see MEM HC did that.

  • jolno

    To put it bluntly, I agree with you. It is hard to argue otherwise after watching how Scott managed to lead the Lakers to lose in so many different ways.

  • TTNN

    first half looks nice, second half not so much.

    I complain Boozer…… 🙂

  • occupatio

    id rather that wellington gets more sets for him to shoot. for example. and nick takes it as a last resort, not as the first option in a possession

  • Alaingrvis

    my issue with him is those shots are contested. he doesn’t create enough space. again its been 4 games for him. he hasn’t learn how to get his shots in this offense

  • real-dsb

    Loved the quick trigger on the 3s. Those reminded me of Curry. You lost him for a split second and the shot’s off.

    Has Lin had any “step on the 3 pt line” long 2’s this year? He seems to have cut those down significantly compared to the past.

    Also like the picking up the foul on the drive without hitting the floor. Earn the fouls smarter, not harder.

  • HY C

    only if LAL won the last 2, and will win the next 2 games I’m going, that will make my vac even better

  • jolno

    Can’t believe Lin got whistled for Boozer’s copyrighted push-off loose ball foul in the 4th quarter LOL.

  • Brent Yen

    It depends on how they communicate. Usually they will discuss for about 30 seconds, let players settle down. Then HC give the play while ACs focus on some players to single out some issues. In a 2min timeout i meant.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    3-11 now 3-14, and he BS still plays the same efking rotation. SMH. Boring and very predicted.

  • blubell
  • Alaingrvis

    look at the positive lin will at least average 15 ppg this year. we should of beaten denver. frizz are great so this result is expected. we can’t loss to the ok teams and have to beat the great teams

  • occupatio

    lin still doesnt get around the screen very fast, but the breakdown was with the bigs. conley was seeing open lanes for drives or floaters.

  • Alaingrvis

    if boozer start again i may loose my mind.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    The meeting today with Mitch Kupchak should have been the last for BS.

    This is why his initial is BS.

  • Brent Yen

    M interesting, I see Lin one of the faster for going over the screen.

  • occupatio

    its marc gasol. not easy going around that dude

  • Brent Yen

    I know, I mean Lin can get around him faster than a lot of other guard

  • nodomo

    First quarter, Lin was hot but Scott took Lin out with 4 min left. In the 3rd quarter, Conley/Gasol were hot so the MEM coach left them in which turned a 5 pt halftime deficit into a 6 pt lead. Difference in coaching…

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    We had a very good chance to beat the Grizzlies. Coach sat the best ball handler 9 min every 9 min playing.

  • occupatio

    i dont have a strong opinion about how relatively fast lin is on doing that. it doesnt stand out to me in either way, positive or negative.

  • Brent Yen

    OK….so…not bad either….LOL

  • Alaingrvis

    yea i agree lin plays so little in the fourth

  • blubell
  • Maknusia

    Personally, defensively he played GREAT.
    Offensively, he was great Q1 (Great) A+
    Q2: offensively he was slowing down a little (still was aggressive) but played great defense
    Q3: to many PF calls on him, (some bogus), to many TO in a Q, but still defensively he was good
    Q4: he came in late, and couldnt get the offensive going and but still great D

    DeffR:94.5 (on of the best on for the season) OffR:92.5

  • occupatio

    the 3-4 min mark in 1st quarter — basically mchale timing. am i right?

  • Brent Yen

    A good coach and player!

  • sport

    The so called changes, force feeding Nick Young, playing Lin as SG with 2nd unit with another PG were also BS!

  • sport

    Now always at the 6 minute mark, not like it makes much of a difference! BS is yanking Lin, except unlike Mchale he’s doing it consistently and benching him longer!

  • Brent Yen

    His DefRtg is 94.5? really?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    BS in a million years would never be able to say things like that.

  • JoeTeam

    Mem stepped it up and BSc didn’t have an answer so team lost their swag from 1st half.

  • grover chang

    The worst part about this season is expecting every game to be a lost.

  • occupatio

    considering that it was a low scoring game, a DefRtg like that for this game isnt standout either

  • sport

    Let Lin be the coach and player of this team instead of Byron!

  • Brent Yen

    Oh…I thought he said for the season.

  • CJSHYY

    BS is stubborn & his rotation on Lin just on his schedule time… smh! He just never thought about to change it…?!

  • occupatio

    i actually expect us to win or at least keep it close in the first three quarters each game. serious.

  • sport

    The worst part of this season is when he coach BS assumes every game is a loss!

  • blubell
  • Maknusia

    yup, thats the reason i posted the numbers, coz, many wont agree on def vs off points 🙂

  • blubell
  • occupatio

    nope, i checked the other day. his season defrtg is atrocious bc the team defense is atrocious.

  • Brent Yen

    What a leader!!

  • jolno

    MEM coach doesn’t need to monitor elder Lin’s minutes. Scott must have thought Lin is 40 years old with this season being his last one before retirement.

  • Brent Yen

    OK….thanks

  • Maknusia

    it matters bcoz they average for 100 possesion. Ronnie Price who normally does well on Def, was horrible, with 120!

  • jolno

    Or you can say BS manages to turn every game into a loss!

  • sport

    With 35 minutes per game, Lin could average 18 ppg this year! Lakers could’ve won this if starters and Lin played 35 minutes! I’ve never seen a coach like Byron playing his starters only 30-31 minutes while giving a scrub like Price an average of 21 minutes for the season! I’ve always noticed that out of all starters, Lin’s been the only one not given minutes with 2nd unit in any regular season game!

  • Brent Yen

    Oh…so you are citing per 100 possessions #s…

  • sws94

    Worthy said Lin is a major threat and wants to see him do more down the stretch. Seems he thinks Lin will get there.

  • Brent Yen

    It is pretty evident that Lin can lift this team.

  • sport

    If Worthy or Magic Johnson was coach, Lakers would be winning games, I’m serious!!

  • occupatio

    there were actually sets run for lin tonight. even kobe was part of it, in handing the ball off to lin.

    so things are a-changing, albeit slowly.

  • sport

    Lin can lift this team while BS pulls it back down!!

  • Brent Yen

    So…the problem is Scott is too heavy to lift…

  • occupatio

    its not in the highlights, the one im talking about, bc lin missed that double-pump layup attempt at rim near gasol.

  • Alaingrvis

    lin has taken the role of second option I’ve seen. boozer can’t play because of his defense. scott bench him the fourth but still why start him at all. he will average 15 atlas probably more once they figure out how to use him in the fourth

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    YOU finally NAIL IT. IT’S ON BS. BS is McHale’s twin.

  • sport

    Yes you’d think that Lin was the one about to retire instead of Kobe the way he manages their minutes! In fact the entire starting lineup must be 40 years old and can’t handle 35 minutes per game!!

  • Brent Yen

    Lol….Melody is a BSoH….LOL jk…

  • Alaingrvis

    scotts subbing is bad but boozer is the worse offender which can be blamed on scott

  • cali7

    THIS. People might say Conley is underrated but look who he gets to play with.

  • Alaingrvis

    with mchale ronnie would of finish the game

  • sport

    More like BS can’t let his pet get fired after that meeting with Mitch so decided to pad his stats!

  • Brent Yen

    BTW, Lin triggered his 3s pretty quickly. Who was that guy saying his release is painfully slow?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    You got it. They won the first 3 qtrs but always managed to have a loss on 4th qtr due to BS and Kobe. For this game, I put it on BS.

  • sport

    Sorry ust really really mad

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Watching the highlights those 3s kinda reminded me of Curry’s or Klay’s

  • sport

    Scott needs 20 losses before saying the starting lineup doesn’t work and needs changes ><"

  • Alaingrvis

    yea frustrating

  • Brent Yen

    Not that quick but pretty decent…

  • nodomo

    When he makes up his mind he’s going to shoot (eg, the first two 3’s tonight), his shot is quick. When he is probing or facilitate as a PG, it seems his shots go up much slower.

  • Brent Yen

    Not supposed to be different tho….

  • Brent Yen

    He is not stupid. I have no problem of letting Kobe shoot all the time. I just hope he can use some help

  • sport

    Same with why BS said he’s thought of playing Clarkson more since Price’s been struggling or playing Lin as SG with 2nd unit. All just talk.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I call it. BS wants to tank on purpose.

  • Alaingrvis

    did he say that today

  • blubell
  • sport

    The one about Lin was by reporter on Twitter and the Clarkson thing was during Laker Suitup interview.

  • Brent Yen

    Does this mean Lin is starting to take over? LOL

  • Alaingrvis

    if lin averages 15 plus points in only 30 minutes i would be really happy

  • Maknusia

    DefR=Number of Points per 100 possessions that the team allows while that individual player is on the court

  • Maknusia

    I meant so far comparing all the 14 games

  • Alaingrvis

    he is really starting to get the quarterback type role of a pg. its a chess match. frizz are so great defensively it can’t test the best of them

  • Maknusia

    LOL…seems like it

  • very true. BScott can’t help giving more chances to Price to not get cut

  • joyce ward

    I think Mitch told Scott today that the pecking order is kobe, then lin and he really doesn’t care about anybody else. I think he told Scottthat if Price does not produce he is getting cut. They have a 4.5 million dollar cap to bring in a much better PG bench player. You see how fast Scott putNick down on the ladder. just my opinion

  • sport

    Lin sounding more and more confident, instead of feeling bad about the loss he’s thinking how he can counter their attacks next time, great!

  • you’re right. losing gets really tough. I bet JLin is having tough time with it

  • Maknusia

    They were quick and during the game, I didnt expect for that play, he is gonna drain a three

  • joyce ward

    I think after Kobe surpasses MJ, Scott will be a goner. Kobe will not support anybody he doesn’t respect and I don’t think he respects Scott. JMP

  • Maknusia

    He is quick as usual

  • Maknusia

    not sure, both are correct…could be its just the way BScott does his rotation, or Bcoz RPrice was hot.
    Both explanation stands

  • JoeTeam

    yeah, he was given a layup by the interviewer to talk about God and thanks, and he pretty much said this is today, and tomorrow I’ll force myself to be thankful after practice lol.

  • spiderman

    The guy on the left looks like he’s going to cry lol

  • LAJane

    So hard to know. Kobe seems to have some compartmentalized personas with different agendas. He says stuff that he seems to believe, but doesn’t act on, at least with any consistent conviction. Then he does stuff that doesn’t mesh with his words. Sometimes he seems cerebral – clearly he’s a very smart guy. But then it seems like his most instinctive default position is lizard-brain dominance. Maybe doesn’t respect Scott because he can run him, but wants him there because he can run him. I think he’s kind of unreliable.

  • John Lee

    If only BS was half as good at winning as he is at keeping Lin at bay.,,

  • Cookiemole

    I thought he could have stayed a bit closer to Conley after going around a couple of those screens but without a big man hedging there was only so much he could do.

  • grover chang

    They have played better as a team and have been competitive. This is way better then those blow outs against teams like golden state and Dallas. But it’s hard to expect winning with a record of 3 – 12.

    Some Lin fans seem especially hard on Lin during all this losing. I could hear the frustration of losing falling on every mistake Lin may make in some posts. I know Lin could play better he has before. But somehow the whole team including coaches need to do something to stop all this losing.

    Losing sometimes is tolerable. Losing all the time is draining. I don’t know why philly fans even come to games.

  • sport

    Not as fast but hopefully Lin and Lakers continues play to his strength. His release was alot quicker last game which is great.