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Will JLin, Kobe and the Lakers be able to pull a win against the depleted Timberwolves?

It’s been a while since Lakers got a win so let’s hope for a little Linsanity on the Black Friday night!


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Let’s go, JLin!Lin_LINE_LetsGo

 

  • IsabeliJane*17

    hi! hellOOOOOO!!!!! Here’s to Jeremy giving a black Friday event for everyone!

  • Someone is ready for the game! :]
    Let’s hope your future hubby get some shooting spree tonight at the expense of the Wolves!

  • Alaingrvis

    lol more like once it hit 10 o clock she went to blogs and refreshed every 15 seconds lol jkjk

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Bitter… 🙂

  • Michael

    Haha no I really didn’t keep pressing F5..

  • Alaingrvis

    ……..

  • Michael

    I thought victory was supposed to be sweet.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I was talking about @alaingrvis:disqus lol

  • MoominFloren

    Let’s go Jeremy!!! No McFlurry tonight!!

  • Alaingrvis

    i could come in first if i wanted. I’m just too cool ;p

  • Michael

    Jeremy, let me handle the McFlurries, you concentrate on the win ヾ(*´∀`*)ノ

  • Alaingrvis

    what mcflurry

  • IsabeliJane*17

    We treat being “first!” here like those people in nasty previous Black Friday videos that fight over stuff. lol

    Kidding aside, I just hope those fighting over stuff on Black Friday shouldn’t happen again.

  • Alaingrvis

    lol then I’m the rich guy standing in the back like hahahah lol poor people lmao

  • MoominFloren

    I can help as well..haha

  • MoominFloren

    Lin once told reporter that he sooth the pain of losing with Mcflurry…..12 already..no more tonight

  • Alaingrvis

    we better win

  • Maknusia

    me too!!!!

  • Maknusia

    Go for a WIN!!!!! Jeremy 22/10!

  • Rene#17

    Let’s go JLin.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Me likey the jersey. Looks good on Jeremy.

  • Maknusia

    missed the 3!!!!…good try

  • Rene#17

    My favorite jersey.

  • MoominFloren

    I voted 22/10.. but I don’t mind he gets 38/10 ^.^

  • Maknusia

    Wes… being in right place…D need to step up

  • Maknusia

    Jeremy HITS!!!!!!!!!

  • Rene#17

    Nice jumper JLin. Way to go.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Go get those jumpers Jeremy.

  • Rene#17

    JLin assist to Boozz. Finally they convert JLin’s assist.

  • Lin is feeding Boozer inside a lot of stuffing 🙂

  • Brent Yen

    LAL is not looking good at all….

  • Lin is not getting his shooting rhythm yet, probably wise to get some layups to get hot first

  • Brent Yen

    Harder for a zone D

  • Maknusia

    agree, when he has 1-4

  • Maknusia

    its s till early…they need to settle down

  • Maknusia

    nice…from Hill

  • true, perhaps get a screen for short jumpers

  • Maknusia

    nice!!!!

  • Rene#17

    Yes that’s the way Lin. A steal and assist to Kobe.

  • Alaingrvis

    kobe steal

  • Rick Johnson

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    Kobe picked Wiggins – Lin passed it up ahead for a Bryant reverse dunk – LA up 21-15 with 4:10 left in 1st vs. Wolveshttps://twitter.com/EricPincus/status/538541842095022081

  • Maknusia

    that will pump up Kobe as well

  • Kobe pickpocketed Wiggins .. just a learning experience for the rookie

  • Brent Yen

    If they let TWOV to hang with them…..lol well…

  • Kobe steal but yes …Lin’s 3rd assist

  • Michael

    You make Boozer sound like a seasonal dish.

  • Maknusia

    leaving perimeter open is still a problem

  • Maknusia

    NYoung being aggressive…nice

  • Love Lin

    Wow.. show time 4 Kobe.. a few nice steal by him.. 🙂 Go Lakers

  • Maknusia

    Wolves are racking up their TO…good

  • Brent Yen

    Was TWolve being predicted as the 30th best in the league?

  • Maknusia

    KObe been hot Q1 with 5-6FG

  • Rick Johnson

    Price throws it right to Minn. SMH.

  • Brent Yen

    Stu said it, leave the floor to shoot

  • sport

    Still a problem, good thing TWolves can’t score.

  • Maknusia

    dumb pass…

  • sport

    Price really needs to be waived.

  • trying to draw a foul but failed, not a good move

  • Brent Yen

    The kobe we need!

  • orLinaryjoe

    No Lin?

  • Rick Johnson

    Don’t know what Scott see’s in him.

  • Maknusia

    Its bench time

  • Nick Young with a questionable shot selection on an unbalanced long 2

  • Maknusia

    yeah…sometimes he thinks he is Kobe…hope they dont giveaway the lead

  • orLinaryjoe

    Uggg.

  • Alaingrvis

    all year so far

  • JC

    Maybe just bad defense?

  • with a TO now .. not good at all

  • orLinaryjoe

    slop

  • Maknusia

    The bench is still far away from playing as a team

  • orLinaryjoe

    My gosh, hoe they get a lead with this slopiness?

  • Maknusia

    Davis early fouls are not good

  • roberlin

    Minnesota is really bad, lol.

  • Maknusia

    MIN is a bad team, as I said on last thread this is definitely a winnable game

  • Sacre seems very uncomfortable in shooting… well, scratch that..
    Make it everything

  • orLinaryjoe

    Take it anytime we can get it.

  • Brent Yen

    You allow middle drive….every players will be a one-pass away. Gonna be bad for your defense no matter what.

  • Maknusia

    The Bigs are popping up too many…they should only shoot they the defense falls back and make them pay, else they should take it to the rim

  • Alaingrvis

    winnable lol more like we won it yesterday

  • Promo Sports World

    Good time to bring Jeremy in but I says 6 minute mark

  • roberlin

    the game is boring without JLin in. Do we really have to wait until 6 minutes left in the second to see Lin play again this half?

  • Maknusia

    lol

  • John Lee

    Lakers bench cannot beat Wolves bench… SMH

  • Brent Yen

    T-Wolve have put better effort…

  • Promo Sports World

    Price should play 10-12 minutes a game at best

  • Alaingrvis

    thats really sad

  • I have to say, Mitch did a great job .. to select the bench personnel if the goal is tanking.

    I was hoping Price, Davis and Nick Young would get more chemistry but they don’t improve much at all.

  • sport

    We should thank Price for playing so horrible to make Lin look so great LOL. Looks like Price is going for his 0 points and 0 assist game again!

  • Promo Sports World

    Coach is a slow on the uptake….give Lin minutes without Kobe

  • John Lee

    Price back to his normal self.

  • sport

    Lin is the only player who hasn’t played with 2nd unit this entire regular season!!

  • Promo Sports World

    Right now sub in Lin now

  • Hm, Boozer came in to replace the ineffective Nick Young.
    Might work to score some points

  • Rick Johnson

    Usually comes in with 6 minutes left in quarter.

  • sport

    Kobe and Lin back YES!!

  • Promo Sports World

    At least he comes back at 7 minute mark

  • roberlin

    great foul by price.

  • Love Lin

    It looks like Scott’s pattern of rotations.. 🙁

  • Promo Sports World

    Sacre looking smooth

  • Maknusia

    Scott beats you by ONE minute…lol

  • wow, Sacre looked good with that hook shot there. pleasantly surprised :]

  • we’re all pleasantly shocked :>

  • orLinaryjoe

    nice reverse!

  • Lin with an acrobatic reverse layup! 😀

  • Maknusia

    reverse layup baby

  • Maknusia

    Hope he continues getting to the rim

  • Brent Yen

    Dr. J!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Lin

  • sport

    That’s Lin go to move he needs to make more reverse layups so he won’t get blocked.

  • roberlin

    stu calling the J-Lin reverse lay-up – that was noishe!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I like this hahaha:

    “Jeremy Lin, Jeremy Lin… show us what you got and take it to the rim”

    Stu you’re putting my fandom to shame..

  • Maknusia

    He has done that now, in couple of games…good sign

  • That acrobatic reverse layup by Lin there .. showed how much talent Lin has to score around the basket.
    That was just instinct, not premeditated at all :>

  • Skwo

    My goodness. That hangtime!

  • Michael

    Didn’t know stu was Japanese XD.

  • that’s all Linstinct, no thinking, baby! haha..

  • Maknusia

    I want to see 20pt lead the least

  • yup, just attack and score any ways he feels like to :>

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Jeremy should always wear that sleeved jersey.Dem sexy!

  • Maknusia

    4 pt lead?!!! smh

  • IsabeliJane*17

    rainbow Jeremy….

  • orLinaryjoe

    Rainbow 3 from Lin!!!!

  • Maknusia

    keep it coming

  • orLinaryjoe

    Oh yea.

  • Maknusia

    nice layup

  • Great ball movement Kobe-Hill-Wes for the 3!

  • Maknusia

    nice ball rotation

  • Alaingrvis

    boozer lin pissed

  • sport

    Lin discussing with Boozer about defending the screen and 3

  • Levine is hot. Lakers need to double-him and get the ball out of his hands

  • Maknusia

    bad rotation move by Lin, giving room to take the shot

  • Alaingrvis

    boozer stayed to long on him

  • Promo Sports World

    Lavvine looks really good wow

  • Alaingrvis

    more like boozer staying with the guard too long

  • Promo Sports World

    That Rubio contract looks silly

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Is that guy any way related to Adam Levine?

  • Brent Yen

    I will let him to shoot if being contested.

  • Maknusia

    yeah 6-7 is really really good

  • Promo Sports World

    No defense no wins

  • JT

    mmm this lakers team is really bad

  • Maknusia

    yeah, but lin should not ask Boozer to rotate, when the ZL is about to make his move

  • Alaingrvis

    well its one game. he hs potential though

  • Love Lin

    new player? never heard of him.. ha

  • he’s a bit taller than Lin, right?
    Hard to guard when a guy gets hot

  • Maknusia

    they are

  • sport

    Kobe’s legs tired already? Missing FT ><"

  • Promo Sports World

    Jeremy 15+ points me thinks

  • sport

    Nice fast break Kobe to Boozer!

  • Alaingrvis

    nice insight

  • Nice steal by Boozer and finish on the other end!

  • Maknusia

    yup rookie

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Boozer just wasted Jeremy’s block…

  • sport

    Lin should’ve taken that!

  • sport

    Wow all starters could be in double figures tonight, that’s a first!

  • Promo Sports World

    Such an undisciplined team

  • Brent Yen

    His FT was shaky this whole season so far….weird.

  • Alaingrvis

    why did davis get those fouls

  • Brent Yen

    Lack of focus

  • Promo Sports World

    Wolves been tanking since kg got traded

  • too many sloppy plays can bite them in the end

  • Maknusia

    a little too aggressive

  • sport

    Wes Johnson wasted that steal should’ve shot it himself or passed it to Lin right away. =/

  • Promo Sports World

    Johnson is little bit of a ball hog

  • Alaingrvis

    the laker play down to their opponent a lot. they stick with the grizz but fight with the timberwolves

  • Brent Yen

    Also if he is a star, he would have only 1 by now

  • Wes disrupted the Wolves final play.
    Then disrupted himself :>

    Good stop nonetheless

  • Arsenium12 .

    JLin’s reverse layup

  • Maknusia

    true… thats how NBA is… same goes to Lin

  • Alaingrvis

    lakers defense is crap today on the rookie timberwolves of all teams

  • sport

    Davis got called trying to block shots, one ticky tac foul was with his hands straight up. That happens when you’re not a star or starter.

  • Maknusia

    that was quick!

  • Lin-Air adjustment is so nice to see :]

  • Alaingrvis

    if i was scott since davis is in foul trouble i would think of a non davis boozer lineup. probably go small

  • khomphuong2

    Lakers head into halftime with a 58-54 lead behind 13 points from Kobe and 9 each from Boozer, Johnson and Lin. pic.twitter.com/8zy1gZqIoS— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) November 29, 2014

  • orLinaryjoe

    “That was NIICCEEEE!”

  • sport

    With who? Ellington? Lin, Kobe, Young, Ellington, and Hill?

  • Maknusia

    Lead yes…but not a good lead…they really need to step up on defense. Even Lin is slacking a little

  • Alaingrvis

    lin hs to stop the allyoops to kobe. he can’t jump that high anymore

  • sport

    Lakers not giving much effort on defense cause they’re underestimating their opponent, happens all the time and the better team loses because that.

  • Alaingrvis

    probably

  • Brent Yen

    It did not matter. Even if Kobe could, that ball was intercepted anyway.

  • Maknusia

    It was too crowded for that kinda pass

  • Brent Yen

    They just gave hime a pick then let him abuse Lin.

  • Alaingrvis

    i agree just saying wes ok i get it, kobe slow down grass hopper those days are here no more

  • sport

    Yea Kobe can’t jump like that anymore, Lin should do alley-opp with Johnson, Hill, or Davis.

  • Alaingrvis

    get this levine was averaging 6 points before the lakers

  • BobbyH

    Who prep the image with Lin? Lakers PR? Just wondering.

  • Brent Yen

    They did not play LAL b4…so….

  • Arsenium12 .

    Lin to Kobe for the dunk …

  • JC

    I remember lakers never even been decent on defense

  • joyce ward

    You can forget about that, lin is going to keep giving it to kobe until he catches it. How long how you been following lin to know that he won’t give up on a player. Kobe will eventually catch it, not worried.

  • Brent Yen

    Are you there?

  • Arsenium12 .

    Kobe steal and layup …

  • Alaingrvis

    lol you are right. every now and then kobe will feel 24 again lol

  • orLinaryjoe

    lol, but true

  • how come Lin rarely gets picks on the other end at all :[

  • Maknusia

    Lets GO second half for a killer

  • sport

    BS allowing Starters to actually start 2nd half?! It’s a Miracle!!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Wow, Jeremy is running and doing those layups… in his black Adidas Flux!

  • Promo Sports World

    Boozer my god

  • Promo Sports World

    Boozer is horrible

  • joyce ward

    No, the next game I will go to is the Lakers/Thunder. My niece will go to the game on the 30 November against the raptors

  • very interesting

  • Maknusia

    yes…

  • Maknusia

    Bad def by KObe

  • No .. interior defense .. *sigh*

  • JC

    Feel like a double-double otw

  • CaliUSMC

    Looks like Lin is doing great!

  • CaliUSMC

    Why?

  • sport

    Shows how bad Lakers’ defense are, they’re actually letting TWolves play along instead of blowing them out.

  • 9p/7a now.. yeah!

  • sport

    Against the TWolves he better be! XD

  • Maknusia

    Quiet so far in Q3

  • CaliUSMC

    Whoa nice move Lin

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Step back my man!

  • Maknusia

    There you go…LIN…keep it up

  • sport

    Told Ya! Lin needs to throw Alley-Opps with Wes Johnson!!

  • CaliUSMC

    Whoa..

  • Maknusia

    alley oop!

  • CaliUSMC

    I should miss the first half more often :>

  • Maknusia

    Thats the Wes we wanna see!!!

  • Maknusia

    nice 3 point play

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Jeremy making Wes look good…

  • Chipdip

    OMG!!!!

  • sport

    Bad foul by Lin SMH =/

  • Maknusia

    he is swing a little hard on 3

  • Love Lin

    that was a quite bold one..

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Joey Crawford….. sheesh!

  • Brent Yen

    Joey Crawford’s smile is weird. LOL

  • CaliUSMC

    Top Performers

    Min: Z. LaVine 18 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast

    LAL: J. Lin 11 Pts, 2 Reb, 8 Ast, 3 Stl

    via ESPN

  • IsabeliJane*17

    He reminds me of a vampire from Twilight

  • Promo Sports World

    If Jeremy had a career like Mo Williams any problems

  • IsabeliJane*17

    What a pass!!!!! Spurs like

  • Maknusia

    quick thinking

  • Promo Sports World

    Kobe man come on

  • Brent Yen

    This game worries me a lot…..

  • JT

    stop feeding kobe lin damnit

  • sport

    Kobe’s tired, he need to sit now!

  • orLinaryjoe

    Don’t feed the kobrick

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Time to sit down Kobe…. OH WAIT…

  • Maknusia

    it does…suppose to be a walk in the park

  • Promo Sports World

    Kobe playing like harden

  • Bearness

    Bouncing around teams? Doesn’t sound that great. Although that’s what has been going from now on until now on, I hope he finds a team to settle on next season.

  • Brent Yen

    Is brewer going to get 51 again?

  • JT

    what? Lakers have the same record, the only advantage they have is that they are at home

  • ok, since LAL is not playing defense, I’m pulling for a double-OT for a LIN Triple-Double!
    Who’s with me :>

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Harden’s not here…. OH WAIT…

  • Maknusia

    thats a lot of advantage!

  • LAL needs Harden to do so :>

  • orLinaryjoe

    Linlayup!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I love that “EYYYY!!!” lay up!

  • Maknusia

    another reverse!!!

  • Bearness

    Classic Lin move. Haven’t seen that in a while.

  • Maknusia

    bad pass…smh

  • IsabeliJane*17

    WHAT IN THE WORLD!?!?!??!!?!?

  • sport

    LOL announcers just said, “This is not NBA basketball. No defense on either end.”

  • Promo Sports World

    This ain’t nba ball

  • Bearness

    Harlem Globetrotters?

  • CaliUSMC

    DOUBLE DOUBLE TIME

  • Rick Johnson

    3 fouls, Price will probably be in.

  • Lin 13p/9a

  • JT

    two bad teams playing each other lol, don’t care, lin is getting his points though

  • orLinaryjoe

    who r the generals?

  • Promo Sports World

    Get your stats Jeremy

  • JC

    Even from just reading the ESPN score board I could tell how bad lakers defense must be…sign

  • CaliUSMC

    whoever played Lin on fantasy today getting good #’s!!!

  • orLinaryjoe

    floater, baby!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Floater!!!! Get your points J!

  • Maknusia

    yes..stat padding time with no D from both team!

  • Promo Sports World

    Kobe does not care who he passes to

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I’ve always had him in my fantasy… photo album

    Oh wait, you mean fantasy basketball?Sorry wrong post. lol

  • sport

    Lin already with 3 fouls ><".

  • Bearness

    Hopefully Timberwolves, but hard to tell at the moment. LOL.

  • CaliUSMC

    O_O TMI

  • Maknusia

    Both team playing bad D or rather no D like preseason games

  • Alaingrvis

    lol i laughed so hard on the defense today. its hahahahahahahahahahahahah. omg. is this the nba

  • sport

    Kobe wants to prove he’s better but his legs and old body just isn’t responding. Scott should just sit him.

  • yes, got to be careful. nice D challenging Lavine’s shot w/o fouling just now

  • sport

    That’s what happens when bad record teams meet.

  • CaliUSMC

    Can anyone tell me what the twins on access said during halftime?

  • Lin 15p/9a.
    Nice drive for the short midrange J after Lavine made a shot over him.

    Then Lavine missed :]

  • Maknusia

    seems like it

  • sport

    Double Double!! Wot Wooot!

  • CaliUSMC

    DOUBLE DOUBLE!

  • Maknusia

    10th ast!!!!

  • Double-Double
    Lin 15/10!

  • sport

    Another wasted fast break by Lin 🙁

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I like how Davis rolls to the basket with Jeremy feeding him the ball. Smooth game flow between him and J.

  • Promo Sports World

    Silly

  • JC

    Lol I was just thinking that Ed Davis will be the one getting Lin a dd

  • Maknusia

    double silly

  • Alaingrvis

    we can blow them out but never do

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Davis reminds me of a bigger Landry Fields who fouls too much

  • sport

    Yes Lin will finally ge his 20, 10 stat this game woot woot!!

  • Promo Sports World

    Yup 3 ball

  • CaliUSMC

    Lin playing all 3rd? Wow lin shooting great!!

  • JC

    Now let’s get a win

  • Maknusia

    jeez…ugly BB

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Lavine is lucky Lakers has a bad perimeter defense.

  • sport

    Awww…man if Lin made that 3 the crowd would’ve gone crazy!!

  • Maknusia

    should hv made the last 3!!!

  • JT

    perfect chance to stat pad lol, c’mon Lin

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Bounce on the rim then get in the basket… too bad

  • Bearness

    I don’t think that ugly. Just no D.

  • sport

    Yes BS finally changing and giving Lin more minutes! Happy Lin got to play the entire 3rd quarter!

  • Alaingrvis

    this defense is uuh man throw away the tape

  • Promo Sports World

    Rubio is a lucky guy doesn’t really have a spot with these young gunners

  • orLinaryjoe

    I know…dam. I mean darn.

  • Bearness

    What happened to Rubio?

  • Alaingrvis

    if there was a class on how to play defense they would use this game to show what not to do

  • Promo Sports World

    Hurt I think

  • Skwo

    Loosk like my 19pts/9ast prediction is going to be under if Lin keeps this up, which is great!

  • Alaingrvis

    yep turn acll i think

  • sport

    More like No Defense BB, but that’s the sole reason why Lin’s going to get a double double with 20, 10 tonight! XD

  • Alaingrvis

    he will pass that

  • CaliUSMC

    Same rotation in first half?

  • Lin with 18p/10a/4stls after 3 quarters!

  • JC

    I voted 22pt/10ast on pregame, let’s see if that comes true 🙂

  • Brent Yen

    We need a W now

  • Alaingrvis

    lin is playing great but the defense is so bad its distracting

  • Maknusia

    lets see how bench performs

  • Alaingrvis

    the bench was who got levine hot

  • Maknusia

    there goes the lead

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin out, lead gone.

  • orLinaryjoe

    common now, lousy bench.

  • sport

    I know why starters played so long, must be due to Ed Davis and Nick Young in foul trouble 4 already!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    This group needs Jeremy to lead them…

  • Alaingrvis

    ok looks like the bench will lose the game

  • sport

    Johnson having the best game of this season!!

  • orLinaryjoe

    coming back.

  • Brent Yen

    with 2 worst mis catch I have seen…But really good overall!

  • yes, desperately .. I;m very concerned with the bench

  • sport

    We need to see more of Lin to Johnson Alley-opp and dunks. Johnson really needs to cut to the basket more with his height advantage.

  • Bearness

    Only way they are going to win is if BS brings starters back very soon, like now.

  • Alaingrvis

    everyone having that type of night

  • Maknusia

    still no D

  • sport

    No d but Lakers playing with some hustle.

  • Maknusia

    at least we are having some offensive rebounds

  • Bearness

    Whoever can make at least 1-2 stops is going to win the game.

  • Rick Johnson

    Ellington is supposed to be a shooter. He better step it up or going to get cut. He and Price have the non-guaranteed contracts.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Ugh.. Ed Davis. Lakers should get that Spurs shooting coach who helped Splitter with his FT.

  • sport

    Nick Young having a bad game, his gf looks bored in the audience LOL.

  • Rick Johnson

    Iggy didn’t look too excited after Swaggy’s 3.

  • Maknusia

    good 3…NY

  • Alaingrvis

    1st bad game relax

  • Bearness

    LOL, she looks beyond bored.

  • orLinaryjoe

    she’s like, “is this over yet?”

  • sport

    lol Kobe and Lin always coming back in together hehe I like this means they are the most important players of the team.

  • CaliUSMC

    lin coming back

  • Maknusia

    kobe lin coming in

  • Rick Johnson

    Okay, put this away.

  • CaliUSMC

    Is she a singer or something

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Ed’s athleticism is being wasted with him not playing with Jeremy. He’s a like a big Landry Fields who can block.

  • Alaingrvis

    boozer gone

  • CaliUSMC

    11assists! bam!

  • Maknusia

    Good pass from Kobe

  • YEAHHH.. Great teamwork by the Lakers!

  • sport

    LOL what the heck was that? back to back, back door dunks by Nick Young?!!

  • Alaingrvis

    boozer got bench look like his days finishing games are over

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Lakers should play like this against top teams…

  • Brent Yen

    Not possible

  • Chipdip

    Nick! Good job!

  • ok, Lin with 4 steals.
    6 more for a triple-double? LOL

  • Alaingrvis

    i just want lin getting 20 ill be very very happy

  • Chipdip

    Yes!Play like a team.

  • JT

    they’re a bad team, they can only beat bad teams lol

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Why do you have to block me! smh Brent! lol

  • Bearness

    Haha, let’s just get a W and call it a game.

  • Maknusia

    i want triple

  • Alaingrvis

    lol yep

  • Yes, Black Friday win, baby!!

  • Rick Johnson

    Didn’t he get a 5th one? Seems like it was 4, I saw another steal and it was still 4.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL well….haha TOP teams will not give that passing lane to Kobe at all

  • greedy on Black Friday! LOL

  • Bearness

    You mean no D? If so, they do play like that against top teams…and lose. =)

  • Alaingrvis

    they seem to play up or down to the competition

  • sport

    LOl not possible unless Lin makes 8 rebounds in 5 minutes.

  • JC

    A win will make his stat much sweeter

  • CaliUSMC

    Kobe’s

  • Brent Yen

    Hill, why…why have you out of position like that..

  • Rick Johnson

    I see, thanks.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Play O. Look at top post.

  • orLinaryjoe

    buy 1, get 1 free?

  • sport

    Come on Lin make a 2/3 pointer for your 20,10 double double game!!

  • Arsenium12 .
  • IsabeliJane*17

    Jeremy getting his stats = sweet!

    Now all I have to get is that Surface Pro 3.

  • Bearness

    I was just teasing… But, Lakers offense is usually decent anyway. It’s their defense that gets them killed.

  • Maknusia

    lead is dismissing

  • JT

    ahhh another miss =/

  • Rick Johnson

    it’s okay stay aggressive, Keep shooting.

  • sport

    Lin missing his shots gr……..

  • Alaingrvis

    its ok

  • Brent Yen

    Missing shots is fine. Good thing was he took it.

  • Bearness

    I think he’s got to drive and score or dish it off. Wolves got no one to stop him.

  • CaliUSMC

    LIn and Kobe both combined for 16/30.

  • Lakers really need Davis in there to protect the lead

  • Bearness

    True.

  • Promo Sports World

    He has to play perfect for so many

  • Good job by Lin to call the time out to save the posession

  • sport

    Lin out 🙁

  • JC

    Why is Lin out?

  • Promo Sports World

    This is Not Real

  • Bearness

    What……

  • IsabeliJane*17

    tied… sheesh

  • John Lee

    Price needs 20 minutes. It’s all BS math.

  • orLinaryjoe

    lin out, tied game

  • JJ Hui

    Where is Lin?

  • Promo Sports World

    Not part of their future

  • Bearness

    It’s so sad that it’s true.

  • sport

    This game is just ugly.

  • Love Lin

    What kinda math class is Scott taking? man..

  • sport

    LOL Nick Young wanted FTs.

  • Promo Sports World

    Possessions like that cosh.

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin out, lead gone again.

  • sport

    Put Lin back in Dammit!!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    That’s ok. Mavericks seems to be keeping their eyes on Jeremy. Should also get Davis.

  • cali7

    Scott is desperate. Lin is not the problem.

  • joyce ward

    No , it is about kobe shining and being the hero of the game.

  • Promo Sports World

    Worse than Houston

  • LAJane

    subbed for Ellington – Price not in

  • John Lee

    BS head for Price love if Lakers lose this one.

  • Promo Sports World

    This is a losing team and he can’t play crunch minutes

  • Lakers without their best playmaker and rim protector in the game.
    BScott is playing with fire!

  • Maknusia

    Too much desperation while not thinking straight

  • sport

    OMG….><"

  • Promo Sports World

    Yup play Jeremy

  • sport

    BS put Lin back in!!!!

  • Bearness

    I guess they are tanking after all.

  • LAJane

    Lin was subbed out for Ellington…why?

  • Rick Johnson

    Fire Scott, starting it now.

  • Promo Sports World

    Foolish coaching

  • John Lee

    Not before trailing…

  • Riddick

    He sure isn’t playing w/his brain. smh

  • Brent Yen

    Hahaha instant Karma….

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Kupchak, you watching this?

  • JJ Hui

    What in the world is this ? Gees!

  • cali7

    Scott is pathetic. He knows he has to win this otherwise things are going to get uglier for him.

  • JT

    can’t help but root for the wolves here

  • Promo Sports World

    Put Jeremy in now but no

  • Alaingrvis

    no time out

  • sport

    PHewww.. Kobe actually made the shot, we will have OT!!

  • JC

    Doesn’t make any sense to sithe Lin and keep choker in there, if laker lose this one its clear lakers are tanking and BS is the chosen one to deliver it

  • Maknusia

    can they get a stop now?!!!!

  • Alaingrvis

    scott playing with fire

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Kupchak… if you don’t step in, you will lose your best playmaker and rim protector like REAL SOON…

  • Chipdip

    It’s the plan to save Lin for the overtime… just kidding!!!!

  • Maknusia

    need a D first

  • Michael

    This is what BS and Kobe have been waiting for XD.

  • I’m afraid of one wide-open 3 by MIN here

  • Brent Yen

    Given how easy TWolves got their points…..5 seconds like eternity?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Play will be for Lavine or Mo

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Go Min!!! Win the game for us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • LAJane

    Did SB think the last moments were the ones to sub Ellington in place of Lin and let Kobe be PG for himself?

  • Maknusia

    lol

  • yes, either one can make it .. Or Brewer

  • joyce ward

    This called kobe being the hero of the game.

  • JJ Hui

    Why end up this way? Urg! Cannot stand this BS!

  • Pete Roces

    Just like in Houston, coach doesn’t trust Lin and pull him out in the closing seconds of game. Is BS decision right or wrong?

  • JC

    Win by 2 pts please

  • cshot

    they are so lucky they even got into OT. they were playing without a pg to facilitate and they just looked silly….

  • Bearness

    Yep. So, they had to take out Lin first.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Anyone please win the game for Lakers!!!!!!!!!!

  • sport

    What?!!

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin out, Lakers lose. Scott needs to be fired.

  • joyce ward

    No this is about Kobe being the hero of the game

  • sport

    OMG please miss FTS!

  • cali7

    Scott deserves to lose

  • Alaingrvis

    wow refs actually called a fou

  • JT

    seriously no benefit on Lakers winning this game with Lin out anymore, they’re not makng the playoffs anyway

  • Maknusia

    there comes FTs 🙁

  • joyce ward

    glad lin got his stats…

  • sport

    ShxT ><"

  • Promo Sports World

    Double standard is real folks

  • Dorothy

    I want Lakers to loose this one

  • Michael

    Wow haven’t seen a foul called at the last second for a long long long time.

  • Rick Johnson

    Let me guess, Kobe takes the last shot. Triple team Kobe.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    1 is good for me!!!!!!

  • Brent Yen

    Last play…..Kobe get 2 screens and shoot a wild 3?

  • Maknusia

    No OT, its either take it or lose it

  • sport

    Refs want Lakers to lose.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Ah well.. as long as Jeremy gets his, next offseason teams will be knocking on his door.

  • fadeaway 3PT shot

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes!!!!!!!!

  • Maknusia

    dejavu

  • Promo Sports World

    They are a losing team makes no sense

  • JJ Hui

    BS should live in the moon! gees!!

  • Alaingrvis

    i honest can’t believe how bad the coaching was today

  • orLinaryjoe

    Yes, brick, and lose the game….sad

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Tell me why BS took JLin out?????

  • Michael

    That’s why he has no hair?

  • Carol Tiu

    BS made sure kobe gets the ball that’s why he took Jeremy out.

  • BuzzerBeater

    who was guarding LaVine all game?

  • John Lee

    So do I, it’s for the long term benefit to fire Scott.

  • Maknusia

    there goes Lin’s stat to waste

  • Bearness

    I hope so. I really don’t want him to stay as a Laker next year. On paper, it should be a good fit. Real life, not so much, thanks to things out of Lin’s control.

  • JJ Hui

    Now Bs talks to kobe, so all the Minn triple team him!

  • Promo Sports World

    You put up strong numbers you deserve to play

  • Dorothy

    LOL, game over

  • Rick Johnson

    Hope that is the end of Byron Scott. SMH

  • CaliUSMC

    hahaha figures..

  • Brent Yen

    hahahahahahaha exactly as I thought

  • JT

    bahahahah

  • Soooo.. predictable!

  • Maknusia

    There goes Black Friday!!!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    HAHAAHAH winnable game… and Scott lose it! Time to ask for his head on a silver platter

  • Carol Tiu

    Shame on BS.

  • sport

    Please fire BS, this is ridiculous!!

  • Promo Sports World

    None of this is good

  • Dorothy

    I am soooooo happy, karma

  • JJ Hui

    This is so retarted!! Unbelievable BS!

  • Alaingrvis

    scott i honestly. you have to be fired.

  • Brent Yen

    Never so happy to watch a lose game..

  • Maknusia

    There goes the season as well

  • Riddick

    This is becoming the routine. Winnable until Scott tries to coach.

  • sport

    Can we say no Lin no win?

  • John Lee

    For the 6th time.

  • I’m not even surprised anymore.
    This Lakers season is designed to support Kobe’s upcoming documentary.

  • Rene#17

    Hahaha. Kobe bricks. Guess Bryant decides to play JLin for all of 3rd but pulls out JLin at the end of the 4th. Time to fire coach BS.

  • LAJane

    Hero ball triumphs again….criminy.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Wonderful news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    No Lin, No Win

  • JJ Hui

    Bcause he is stupid and low IQ!

  • Briiick

    You could be right.

  • JC

    SMH

  • Maknusia

    Scott needs a break from coaching!

  • Singapore BB Fan

    He will blame it on the players

  • Alaingrvis

    like who takes a guy with 18 points 11 assist out the game what. like really. hahahahaha. its laughable. lin got his point so i don’t care but really

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    So happy Min won the game!!!!!!!!!!

  • kassiek

    That’s funny.

  • Maknusia

    No Lin No Win

  • Promo Sports World

    Coaching like this controls the Jeremy out of control no defense narrative….it impacts how the league sees him

  • sport

    Lakers are so tanking this season, that’s why they haven’t fired BS yet.

  • Bearness

    No Lin No Win.

  • MomentousPetey

    Different players, but he was not getting open shots, kid just got hot

  • Briiick

    A 10% winning rate to end the documentary.

  • orLinaryjoe

    like permanently

  • Promo Sports World

    Stats are good and let’s keep hoping for strong games but wow

  • Riddick

    I didn’t want to believe it, but it’s now getting hard to dispute.

  • Alaingrvis

    kobe played very well didn’t force it at all but scott substitution forces kobe to go iso lol

  • KL

    All benefit of the doubt for Byron Scott is hereby revoked.

  • Maknusia

    I dont think its even that high

  • joyce ward
  • Pete Roces

    LA is going for no 1 draft pick, keep on losing. 3-79 definitely helps!!!

  • Singapore BB Fan

    He is a fast learner. He has been watching how mchale close the games. Trying to beat .9 sec lost.

  • orLinaryjoe

    LaVine pulled a Curry. Red hot all night.

  • kassiek

    He got 18 points,11 assists, 4 steals with 4 TOs including one charge.. and Scott took him out while closing the game. That’s why they lost the game.

  • Bearness

    Wow, Lin played 29:30 min. BS really keeping Lin on a short leash and not even letting him stat pad properly.

  • Carol Tiu

    Wonder what BS has prepared for postgame interview.

  • Love Lin

    Was supp. 2 get a win. (sigh).. I’ll go buy McFlurry 4 the night snack..

  • BuzzerBeater

    The chances for wins are so slim and few with this team and they cant even take advantage of them, it really is an awful team.
    Oh well, JLin got his stats so that’s whats important lol 18pts/11asts

  • JC

    I don’t know rather I should be happy or what, I feel sorry for Lin putting in so much hard work for 3 qts, at the last min coach sit him down just to lose the game, seriously lakers could have won many games already if the coach sat Kobe down during the crunch time!

  • John Lee

    BS hidden agenda no longer so hidden, more like public agenda now.

  • David Kim

    Follow Robin Lundberg‏@robinlundberg
    Jeremy Lin has 18 points, 11 assists and 4 steals and got benched down the stretch by Byron Scott.
    LOL

  • sport

    blah blah blah blah, defense, blah blah blah blah blah.

  • Alaingrvis

    this is by far one of the worst coached games I’ve ever seen. this is saying a lot given mchale last year

  • kassiek

    Now I got the ans, Lin just reached his 30 mins that’s why he was out of the game. LOL

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Really Robin? Putting my Jeremy fandom to shame

  • Briiick

    Kobe has a lot to do with it I guess.

  • sws94

    Scott just miscalculated. His guys just didn’t execute down the stretch and Kobe missed 2 big FT.

  • JT

    18/11 says whats up!!! Laker L …don’t care!!!

  • sport

    29 not even 30, you’d think Lin was Kobe with limited minutes cause of his old age SMH!

  • Maknusia

    quota met…immaterial how well he plays

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I’m just happy Jeremy got his stats…. teams are watching like hawks…

  • JAD2456

    No Lin, no win. The coach is tanking!

  • Maknusia

    Scott thinks Lin is 36 and Kobe is 26

  • Carol Tiu

    Sadly neverending mcflurries until BS gets fired.

  • Bearness

    I don’t think it’s miscalculation. At this point, it has to be on purpose.

  • Alaingrvis

    we lose to the timberwolves. with no love or rubio or martin. enough said

  • Skwo

    JLin 30min. Like clockwork.

  • Byron Scott should take responsibility for the loss.
    He gambled and lost

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/538573126498791424

  • Promo Sports World

    Being an Asian Pg is so hard to accept…reminds me of POTUS

  • Bearness

    ?? Hawks are not happy with Teague?

  • MomentousPetey

    And the the other TOs were fumbled passes and miss communications

  • sport

    It’s on purpose, BS got the memo to tank and tank they will.

  • kassiek

    He doesn’t trust Lin at all.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Like hawks.. not Hawks lol

  • Michael

    Robin likes his game, there is no shame, BS to blame for the loss.

  • Lundberg saw through BS ineptitude :]

  • Maknusia

    This needs to be tweeted over and over again to LALFO

  • cali7

    Well Scott played Ellington and not Price but who on earth did he think was going to set up plays… then again, I guess there is nothing to set up..

  • Bearness

    Oh LOL. >.<

  • MomentousPetey

    4 steals…and playmaker

  • Promo Sports World

    Playing the best ball right now in Purple N Gold….someone should be noticing this

  • John Lee

    BS giving McHale tough competition, 0.9 loss record expected to be broken.

  • Weifang

    Now I understand why Lin was playing for the whole 3rd q, BS moves Lin’s minutes out of 4th q. So Lin can stay out of Kobe’s way for the last 3 minutes. Great plan! So genius! What a circus team!

  • Alaingrvis

    scott will get himself fired i just hope the replacement don’t change the system too much lin just got used to this one

  • IsabeliJane*17

    How come Nick got Iggy court side tickets but can’t get court side tickets for his parents? Really Jeremy?

  • BobbyH

    Before the game, no one will believe Lakers would lose the game except KHuang. Well, for the wrong reason, Lakers indeed lose this winnable game,

    Lin was out of the control before the 5 mins mark. But as a coach, it is to inspire the best performer to calm down and take over, not bench him. This alone, this coach should be let go.

  • sws94

    Anyone catching what the postgame guys are saying. I only heard Worthy say Lakers haven’t learn how to execute to close games. Anyone asking about Scott’s strategy to take Lin out in crunch time?

  • Brent Yen

    I get it…Scott thought Kobe will have the ball anyway. So he wants shooters and rebounders..oh well….now we now what Lin was doing when he was not doing anything on the court.

  • John Lee

    I’m surprise BS played Ellington instead of Price, because Ellington has “lin” in it. LOL

  • JC

    Rofl, coach of the year!

  • sport

    BS is just plan horrible crunch time, need defense yet you leaving both JLin and Davis out?

  • Alaingrvis

    well she likes the spot light

  • CaliUSMC

    WORD

  • sws94

    I think Scott put in Ellington for defense because of his length. Let’s see what he says.

  • kassiek

    I don’t get it. They played without THE point guard in the final 4 mins.
    How they can get the win without the best play maker on the team.

  • Maknusia

    Good job…do tweet that to all FO

  • cali7

    I think so too but who knows.

  • Brent Yen

    Small reminder, the last 5 minutes…..body have stopped moving. Every time that happens…Lin will rack up his TOV in the lane.

  • cali7

    I guess if Lin is out, Worthy can’t say Lin should have the ball or set up plays. haha

  • roberlin

    But if that’s the case, why didn’t Lin come in on offense?

  • Maknusia

    He dont trust anyone, except Kobe

  • JT

    Everyone look up BS’s record as a HC during his first two years coaching a new team and you will understand.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Well she wasn’t really in there to hog the spotlight, in jeans, Young jersey, and black shirt.

  • Love Lin

    Iggy still has her fame power, we see lots of Hollywood stars get VIP seats at court side 4 free.

  • BobbyH

    Whose body? Teammates?

  • MomentousPetey

    Lakers bigs “starters” got real stagnant and were slow to role to the basket, 2nd TO was a fumbled pass to Young in the paint(that lead to a timeout), no biggie

  • Bearness

    Lin should have drawn the last play for Kobe. =P

  • cali7

    So far no comment by Antwan or Worthy about lack of Lin in end of 4th

  • Briiick

    I agree that it seemed to be planned before the game.

  • Brent Yen

    Like I said. Logic was simple and idioxtic. Kobe would have the ball anyway. No needs for Lin

  • John Lee

    So you’re saying BS is dense AND has hidden agenda?

  • JC

    If this is a tank game, I feel sorry for BS

  • MomentousPetey

    ya

  • sport

    And here we thought Lin would finally get his 35 minutes per game! BS’s coaching, if it’s not purposeful tanking then he’s just plain dumb and horrible! I can see why he was let go from Cavs!!

  • Promo Sports World

    People act like pg are lock down defenders. Here is a short list of guys who play defense
    Conley
    Beverly
    Rondo
    Westbrook

    Everyone else gets scores on but Jeremy can’t defend.

  • Maknusia

    Sadly more McFlurry it seems… 🙁 darn! I’m pissed

  • Bearness

    It’s not BS’s tanking that worries me. It’s his 4-year contract. I really don’t want Lin to stay in LA with BS for 3 more years.

  • cali7

    Scott speaking with media: Scott says experiencing frustration and anger and lack of focus; “wasn’t ready to play”; bunch of mistakes; looked at them like they were inferior to us

  • MomentousPetey

    Well, Iggy did beat out Eminem and Drake to win a major rap award….

  • BobbyH

    Still as a PG, he should know his bigs in 4Q and play more controlled. I don’t mean to be rush, but I just hope he can watch the firm and learn from it and improve.

  • Brent Yen

    RWB plays D? you sure? LOL

  • JT

    maybe agenda maybe not, but no question he is **** as a HC

  • John Lee

    BS himself was THE mistake.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Westbrook plays defense?? When?

    You kinda tainted that list more by adding Beverly

  • Promo Sports World

    When he wants to lol

  • JC

    Maybe Lin asked to be benched because he knows it’s kobe time ??! Just some thought lol, in defense of BS’s idiotic rotation

  • Bearness

    Doesn’t matter if a pg is a lock down defender. One PnR and it’s negated.

  • Brent Yen

    I disagree…but indeed effort also matters…LOL

  • cali7

    Scott is basically blaming the players ONLY

  • kassiek

    ..so they lost. End of story

  • MomentousPetey

    I think it would been better to just pull up for a midrange jumper anyways,……………..Hill and Boozer are too slow

  • Maknusia

    LOL

  • Promo Sports World

    Westbrook can turn it on and Beverly plays good d foolish but good but my point is Jeremy gets this spotlight on him but 80% of pg play no d every night lol

  • Weifang

    Scott is a man of his word. 30 minutes is 30 minutes!

  • Alaingrvis

    this site is glitching on me. scott broke this website lol

  • Carol Tiu

    BS forced the ball into kobe’s hand this time, but if kobe is all about winning, he should refuse it; otherwise he’s in on the tank job.

  • JT

    Lin gonna go home and start beating himself up again =/. really hope he doesn’t play handcuffed from now on . I would rather see that Lin, than the 3/9 5 TO Lin

  • Brent Yen
  • sport

    Nick Young was cold entire game yet he was kept in while Lin was pulled out after his TO and missed shots?

  • LAJane

    I hadn’t been thinking beyond this season….now I’m alarmed.

  • Promo Sports World

    And the big man slacks off and can’t pick up the roller not does the 3 or 4 offer weak side help

  • JC

    He never ever blame himself for even once for lakers poor performance, these kind of people will never learn and improve. Glad Lin is not like them, he takes the blame like a man.

  • Pete Roces

    Byron Scott is the perfect choice for Mitch since it is a tanking season. No need to worry much, Lin will be fine.

  • John Lee

    Nothing screams great leadership like pointing fingers and evading blame. SMH

  • Brent Yen

    No he will not….this is very different from HOU actually.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Disagree on the Bev part, especially since I saw how his defensive highness plays defense in person…. but Westbrook most of the time just let his man fly by and have Ibaka cover his back.

  • sport

    It’s clear Mitch wants Lin to get “his” but still lose games and it’s working, BS is a genius!

  • Promo Sports World

    He locked up Conley in that playoff series and has given Parker fits….kids a head case but he “can” play d

  • cali7

    Scott saying the players forgot instructions, and had to call a timeout to repeat what players were supposed to do during the third quarter as if they were never told what to do

  • Maknusia

    Lin should answer to interview…” I did my job” you need to ask the coach why he made us to lose?!”

  • BobbyH

    The last 5 minutes play of this game pretty much sum up the Lakers season so far.

  • Brent Yen

    He locked Conley up because there was a guy called Ibaka…

  • roberlin

    C’mon, knock off with the tanking talk. Do you think Scott really wanted to lose this game?

    It came down to a really stupid coaching move – to go with no point guards at all down the stretch. Stupid.

  • Alaingrvis

    ha so funny not as funny as the defense and scotts coaching though

  • MomentousPetey

    I hope he meant defensive instructions

  • Brent Yen

    Well not really. If I am not a Lin fan, I would say the stupiist move was to ask Nick guarding……TY….

  • BobbyH

    As long as BS is the head coach, I am worried.

  • Promo Sports World

    Bev plays good d but my larger point is if Scott mentions defensive subbing its overstatement given the lack of d played all night by both teams and how the pgs in the league rarely stop the opposition

  • Maknusia

    Not having Lin and Davis…is one of the mistake.

    To me the biggest flaw of the game is…no D from the start!

  • roberlin

    okay, it came down to many stupid coaching moves, lol.

  • JoeTeam

    Watched game with friends. LOL, Scott so smart, Kobe misses 2, missed final with a no-play etch-sketch play. I mean, when has Kobe made an elevated long 3 all season? And, yes, SwagP got hot look at him ineffective in last 2 mins. Really enjoyed that loss not to be snide, but just because I didn’t care as Scott was trying to prove something to me and I thought I was right. You too, I think, right?

  • sport

    Lin should complain and say he should’ve been in during crunch time.

  • John Lee

    Waiving arms alone is NOT good D, stopping opponent scoring is. People blow past Bev at will.

  • Promo Sports World

    I agree with you….there is stubborn pride there…he is just not a good coach….got lucky with JKidd in his prime in Jersey

  • Maknusia

    I wonder why I didnt close the game when I had double-double?

  • cali7

    Davis had 10 rebounds and however many blocks. Hill seemed invisible today.

  • Alaingrvis

    we have to fire scott

  • JoeTeam

    you can’t expect D from these 2 teams. Lavine got v hot. His numbers this year are not that, that’s for sure.

  • Riddick

    Scott must truly think that fans are stupid to continue believing his nonsense. The excuses he repeatedly uses gets old & unbelievable after each winnable loss. smh

  • John Lee

    Then his instructions blow. Davis was iron-clad on D but didn’t get minutes when D mattered most.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL…oh well…anyway…it was just another loss I guess….

  • sport

    Lin kept putting a hand in his face yet he still scored, that guy was on fire!!

  • Brent Yen

    Nah…I kind of wanna know the whole book of “how to lose a game” tho….With Lin it is hard to see..

  • Bearness

    I hope he’s tanking on purpose. Otherwise, he truly cannot coach.

  • rookie75094

    now do you guys see why I like to see Jlin go to 1)dallas,2)san Antonio 3)any MDA coached team.

  • Promo Sports World

    Won’t happen for a while

  • sport

    if only it was up to us 🙁 Jeanie or Jim please tell Mitch to fire BS!

  • JoeTeam

    yes, look at his fantasy scores that take into account efficiency. He play out of his mind tonight.

  • JJ Hui

    Agree!

  • Brent Yen

    We ALL like the idea…but…

  • orLinaryjoe

    I know. Davis too? What the McHale? Oh wait, it’s BS!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    He didn’t mention much about defense. More like about players “,missing” instructions.

    Guards blow by Bev. That’s a good defender for you? Ok then

  • roberlin

    I don’t care if it was Lin or Price, they needed a point guard/facilitator in the offense. To go without one is like playing without a quarterback in football, and making the running back run plays.

    Stupid, absolutely stupid.

  • cali7

    Scott isn’t getting any team to the finals or a championship and it’s not about the players.

  • MomentousPetey

    Checked the boxscore again, Lin had 3 TOs not 4.

  • JC

    For that we will thank Mitch

  • Maknusia

    lol…we are getting use to it

  • Promo Sports World

    Unless you have lebron but your spot on

  • Alaingrvis

    scott will be fired if thiss continue. anyways lin is here for the year will have his chocies

  • Bearness

    You want to know everything in BS’ playbook? I guess it is a good way to know what not to do. Haha.

  • Riddick

    I honestly don’t think Lin will stay w/Lakers if things don’t change. Winning is in his DNA & the tanking goes against his nature. This constantly losing has to be killing him.

  • Promo Sports World

    Such a downer

  • cali7

    Kobe annoyed and shrugging shoulders.

  • Maknusia

    Lets see when the time comes…he would surely evaluate the options

  • Brent Yen

    pretty much so…lol

  • Promo Sports World

    Ellington to spread the floor for what…Kobe ain’t passing

  • Bearness

    Very unlikely.

  • jolno

    So this is what Scott was thinking in the 4th quarter.

    BS: Shoot I forgot to take that Asian guy out in the 3rd quarter because I was daydreaming.
    Better take him out before he hit 30 minutes or else the Asian guy is going to steal more
    player of the game from Kobe.

  • Brent Yen

    Kobe said boneheaded plays lost the game…on wow…really?

  • Promo Sports World

    It begins

  • JC

    No respect for any team that aims at tanking, even if they eventually win the champion with their lottery draft pick, develop your own players!!!

  • Maknusia

    Lets not bring the “Asian guy” thingy

  • CJSHYY

    He said himself or coach?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    1. Possible
    2. Possible
    3. I would prefer not to

  • JT

    lol lakers have a worse record than Minn..

  • Promo Sports World

    Kobe lights that fuse jeremy is toast in LA

  • roberlin

    Yep. The last three minutes sucked all the joy of Lin’s great game out the window.

  • MomentousPetey

    Price played nearly 15 minutes and put up a whopping 0 pts, 3ASTs and 2TOs. Just helpin a brutha out aye Byron?

  • rookie75094

    disagreed… will be more than likely … next year Jlin is a free agent…. unless bs get fired or the mamba get injured and the lakers had to depend on Jlin.

  • JC

    Seriously I am pride being an Asian

  • cali7

    Worthy saying that if Scott can’t get defense out of the players, then something wrong with the players.

  • HY C

    no word can describe how disappointed I am now 🙁

    why did the fre*king BS take JLin out the last few mins of 4Q, anyway? did the announcers say why?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    NOT Jim… but Jeanie

  • Michael

    Was he referring to the one turnover that Lin had on a 3on1 fast-break, or the botched alley-oop in traffic?

  • roberlin

    Price played 5 minutes less than usual tonight. That was at least an improvement for Scott and his lame substitution patterns.

  • Briiick

    The fact is that the coach perhaps wanted Kobe to get the credit
    of this winnable game against nobodies, but proved today’s Kobe is not
    any better than nobodies in NBA.

  • MomentousPetey

    Kobe called for the alley-oop though,… the 3 on 1 was a miscommunication

  • Maknusia

    lol…cheap shot

  • Alaingrvis

    i want to apologize. i defended scott all year. thought he had potential as a coach. but i was wrong. first he keeps boozer starting regardless of how he plays defense. supposedly a defensive coach. then he removes lin their best playmaker and second best player and also removes davis their best defender and best blocker. i am sorry. i have seen my ways. my eyes are now open on scotts crappy coaching abilities

  • jolno

    Edited.

  • JC

    In BS mind that’s enough to start him over Lin…smh. I just can’t understand these people, it seems their mind is so narrow.

  • MomentousPetey

    Lin got the steal that started it off too

  • roberlin

    Nope. No one thinks it’s a big deal that Scott benched Lin and went with a no point guard offense for the last 3 minutes.

    It is NOT going to be a big talking point as a reason for the Lakers’ loss.

  • Promo Sports World

    Never been a good coach….only fool to want lakers job

  • Brent Yen

    They are scrambling to produce a narrative/reason right now.

  • Bearness

    Every game is a deja vu. Rotations are predictable. Lin’s minutes are predictable. How the games end are predictable. I suppose it’s still better than McHale yo-yoing Lin’s minutes, but I’m starting to wonder if there is anything to look forward to this season.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I don’t care.. but if you say Patrick Beverley is a BETTER PLAYER THAN JEREMY, you deserve more than a slap on the wrist.

  • MomentousPetey

    raw potatoes are an improvement over stale yam

  • Riddick

    Why not…ignoring it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. smh

  • JC

    In danger of losing the game just to suck up to the superstar!?? That’s not a coach!

  • Brent Yen
  • Maknusia

    Its really stupid move from Scott, and not understanding the rotations and closing games

  • cali7

    So far interviews have been Scott, Kobe, Davis now

  • Bearness

    Unfortunately, that wasn’t because Lin played more.

  • Alaingrvis

    lol who said that

  • roberlin

    Look, Scott isn’t part of a tanking scheme, he isn’t out to make Kobe the star of the show, he doesn’t own stock in the Minnesota Timberwolves.

    Today’s loss came down to incompetency. Incompetent coaching tonight. Bad coaching.

    Let’s just call it what it is.

  • JT

    i think even BS is starting to see how atrocious of an NBA player price is though, thats why he didn’t replace Lin with him…if they had a competent backup…

  • roberlin

    A Kobe injury. I said it.

  • cali7

    Bad coaching every game, in the second half in particular

  • Brent Yen

    What ever it was…..Lin got a DD and move on

  • Bearness

    I thought it. Didn’t want to say it.

  • LAJane

    LOL

  • JT

    lakers suck, coaching sucks, this is definitely not a tanking a job…they just suck

  • JC

    Yes there is one thing to look forward to…Lin getting most of the Player of Game nominations from the Laker fans!

  • John Lee

    BS graduated from the “In-game adjustments are overrated” School of Basketball.

  • Promo Sports World

    Old Kobe will be the villain we all hate

  • Love Lin

    I could see how frustrated they were in the post game interview, so were the fans. Cuz they were able 2 take the win..

  • John Lee

    Nah, team is salvageable, coach is not.

  • roberlin

    Here’s where I would defend Price’s mediocrity. As mediocre he may be as a point guard, he still is a point guard, and the Lakers needed A point guard out there. If Scott was going to bench Lin, he should have put in Price.

  • rookie75094

    takes a big man to admits the error of his ways… lol

  • Alaingrvis

    who made bonehead plays. lol i don’t even remember the last 4 minutes i was so pissed lin was out can some tell me who made bonehead plays

  • Riddick

    …so he can get a great contract offer from another team who plays team ball.

  • JC

    Hmmmmm I don’t wish that to happen to anyone, at the end it’s just a game right? Hope he stays healthy.

  • Alaingrvis

    kobe wasn’t the issue scott forced him to play iso

  • LAJane

    part of the bad coaching – to re-post a comment psalm234 made a few days ago:

    “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)”

    A poster below called BS “stubborn”. Stubborn/predictable…not a guy who can create in the flow of the game.

  • John Lee

    There’s no such thing as jumping off a burning boat too soon…

  • JT

    Price can’t facilitate, he just hands the ball over to Kobe, any position can do that

  • roberlin

    That’s the PC thing to say, of course. But, c’mon, everyone thinks about it, but feels bad about thinking it.

    Just own up to it man, and be honest.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Team is ok. Give this team to a competent coach who is not afraid to reel in shot hoggers and manage minutes well.

  • Brent Yen

    What was the score when Lin left the floor?

  • Alaingrvis

    lol my behind got a little burned I’m at thee hospital for a few weeks

  • JC

    Definitely not hating him, but just don’t like his plays

  • Bearness

    I wasn’t sure about the team in the beginning, but now I would agree with that.

  • Alaingrvis

    up by 1 or two

  • Promo Sports World

    It begins the blame game

  • roberlin

    i agree here. Kobe wasn’t the problem in this game. He actually played well and didn’t ball hog most of the game. I put this loss squarely on BS’s shoulders.

  • John Lee

    One has to FORCE Kobe to play ISO? It’d be like having to FORCE Garfield to eat lasagna. LOL

  • Alaingrvis

    scott found a way lol he is genius

  • Maknusia

    [MIN 112-115]

  • Promo Sports World

    He is playing both sides of the fence with Jeremy watch you’ll see

  • Brent Yen

    OK…

  • Brent Yen

    Thanks…

  • Promo Sports World

    As I said below they are lighting that fuse with the Jeremy blame…look for cues “in control” not too fast” “not making the homerun play”

  • Brent Yen

    It does not matter anymore at this point. I officially gave up this team…

  • Alaingrvis

    they couldn’t be, happened once or twice the whole game

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Even MDA can actually salvage this team. If you give this team to someone like Hornacek or Carlisle, expect a complete overhaul.

  • Michael

    It’s like saying the two free throws that Lin missed in a previous game cost them the win. Maybe he is satisfied with showing a rookie Wiggins he can still pump fake him into the air to get a foul, cause that is the point of playing in the NBA, to show up your man. Not to win games. ( ̄ー ̄)…now about those McFlurries…

  • Maknusia

    I got to agree with this

  • Promo Sports World

    So mad….no other pg goes through this no other

  • SamC89

    I think they really are tying to tank.

  • Alaingrvis

    unless a new coach

  • rookie75094

    agreed…. I also gave up on the lakers… but still definitely believe in Jlin…. just keep getting DD, you will be fine J.

  • cali7

    Young interview – He says they have to stick with one thing… whatever that means.

  • SamC89

    I feel they want to keep Lin. But if they can devalue him slightly then they have more money to sign others.

  • Alaingrvis

    even worse lol

  • CJSHYY

    No Lin’s interview yet?

  • Promo Sports World

    Toronto next will be another butt kicking … Jeremy needs to go off on Lowry

  • Cookiemole

    1) he’d be an upgrade over jameer and Felton, and the mavs are a pick and roll/pop heavy team, it would be a good fit (if the money works out)

  • Brent Yen

    Not any coach. Need a coach that trust him. Does not have to give him the ball, but has to trust him

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Jeremy’s post game interview NOW

  • Maknusia

    Now, I starting to doubt if they can win 20 games!

  • Promo Sports World

    Let me know if he says bonehead

  • SamC89

    I just don’t think any professional coach can be this incompetent. So it must be on purpose.

  • John Lee

    Perhaps not so much devaluing, but definitely putting a lid on it so it doesn’t fly off the charts. Theory makes business sense.

  • sport

    Price can’t playmake, having him on court is like not having a PG, makes no difference what so ever!

  • Brent Yen

    If they play like this….They will win about 11 games I think…

  • cali7

    Jeremy interview – consistently bring energy and focus is something they can do but what they have not done

  • Carol Tiu

    BS obviously not sold on kobe becoming team player; makes you wonder about his agenda.

  • SamC89

    I don’t think Nick got Iggy the seats. I think Iggy got Iggy the seats. She’s more famous than him.

  • cali7

    Have yet to hear one question or comment about Lin being benched in the 4th; have been watching post-game

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Defense and keep on attacking on offense by playing coach Jeremy…

  • John Lee

    Keith Smart, Kevin McHale…

  • sport

    Defense was not there at all!

  • roberlin

    not going to hear it, because no one except Lin fans think it was a big deal.

  • Brent Yen

    They might not give him the chance

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    You are still too high! With BS continues to be the coach, then 3-79. He wants to tank the team on purpose.

  • sadly yes.
    Byron Scott turned out to be a disappointment.
    Tanking or not, he chose to lose by not playing Lin and Davis at crunch time.

  • Promo Sports World

    Nash saw the writing and booked it

  • HY C

    I have one more game to go to on Sun.
    I guess it will be bad, too, since Raptors are pretty good this season, right?

  • Love Lin

    save the best for last.. 🙂

  • JT

    Lin just needs to play well…thats all that matters

  • cali7

    That’s what is so odd. Lin is in the gray area everywhere he goes so they treat him accordingly… as second class

  • JT

    Lin plays well, everything else doesn’t matter

  • Michael

    I can hear all the yams weeping now = =.

  • Promo Sports World

    Toronto is a very good team

  • Hsc

    Jeremy Lin’s highlights
    http://youtu.be/t4WUK1hgU-c

  • JoeTeam

    I guess they mean that last drawn up play, the 2 missed FTs, Kobe’s earlier missed 1 FT, and if you want to blame JLin for that charge … I thought it was aggressive and right into Hill for the dunk. It’s about as boneheaded as a missed 3.

  • John Lee

    Wish I was in LA, time for an In-n-Out Double-Double!!!

  • Bearness

    Lin would have just stood in corner while Kobe took the shots anyway. So, whether Lin was in the game or a fire hydrant was in the game for Kobe to piss on, what’s the difference?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Sorry for you to watch all these stunts that were done by BS. Yep, it will be a blow out game. Just hope that JLin will continue to do well.

  • Promo Sports World

    If he keeps putting up numbers someone will take notice

  • cali7

    Where is George Karl?!?

  • Brent Yen

    Not gonna happen, like PFV said. A bad clock is correct twice a day.

  • Raptors is #1 in the East (13-3)

    Expect a similar game to Memphis, maybe worse if defense it like tonight
    Just hope for a good performance by Lin

  • John Lee

    In the bathroom. He laughed so hard he threw up.

  • cali7

    LOL

  • roberlin

    I just meant tonight, no one in the media thinks that it was a big deal that Lin got benched at the end of the game. So, no one is going to question Scott about the move.

  • cali7

    Wes Johnson interview – lack of focus; back door cuts, easy transition buckets.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    He laughed so hard he almost choked on his reheated turkey and pie

  • JoeTeam

    You must have had fun watching Lin’s double double in 29:30mins. Almost as good as a 3D off the bench last year.

  • Promo Sports World

    Seems like a coaching problem

  • John Lee

    Defense was right there…on the bench.

  • David Kim

    Ido Amir‏@IdoAmir
    I’m going to KEEP ASKING: WHY WAS LIN BENCHED with a DBL DBL in the MONEY TIME? @JamesWorthy42 @coachdavemiller @JeanieBuss @Lakers

    I like that Ido tweets to JeanieBuss.

  • Brent Yen

    He could have somehow got a loose ball and somehow the ball would slipped from his hands and went into the hoop. 2 more points.

  • Alaingrvis

    and to think lakers was favored in that game

  • Brent Yen

    He probably ate those cold..

  • Promo Sports World

    And that might be the par for the course for Awhile….it will change as Kobe % go down and Jeremy numbers stay up

  • Promo Sports World

    But if hill nor Davis is not in we must think Wesley will grab all the rebounds

  • John Lee

    Turkey warmed up by LaVine’s shooting.

  • JC

    to be honest, I really never thought or wanted Kobe to be injured, but I always wish Lin will force Kobe to willingly step down and let Lin take over the game!

  • Brent Yen

    Nah…what rebound? LOL

  • Love Lin

    Lin just had post game interview. Hes got good stats, but cant hear any joyfulness fm his voice at all. He said defense is def the main job they gotta work it on now, they’ll focus on the next gm 2 the Raptors. They r the top in the East conf.

  • roberlin

    This game reminds me of how I felt the first season with the Rockets when Lin got benched for Toney Douglas in OT against the Blazers. The Blazers won the game, of course. And ironically, in that game, Lin also had a double-double before getting benched.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • sport

    Worthy pointed out JLin was on the bench for 9 minutes down the stretch calling out BS to not force feed certain players and leave Lin on the floor more!! Seriously Worthy would make a better coach than BS right now!! Even someone like Kenny Smith would make a great coach for the Lakers!

  • Brent Yen

    M…..

  • cali7

    Worthy spoke. Said Lin distributing and playing well and sat for 9 minutes but got a double double. Said should look to see that Lin is on the floor as he has been playing well. Said that they get out of control when they keep force-feeding certain people.

  • roberlin

    Speak the truth, James Worthy! Lol.

  • Alaingrvis

    still don’t make sense

  • Bearness

    Only if. =( For once, I want to see a close Laker game NOT end with 50 Kobe isos. I’m not even saying give it to Lin, as they should. Simply, they are not making playoffs. They are probably not going to win. So, why don’t they try running a play in crunch time for once?

  • Brent Yen

    Worthy to listen to

  • roberlin

    definitely worth the money. lol.

  • bolero

    Young says Lakers turned away from what had them winning in 1st half: "Somehow we started playing too fast & it just didn't feel right."— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) November 29, 2014

    Looks like he’s blaming someone..

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    With BS, he is really like his initial indicates. BS is worse than McHale.

  • JT

    too bad he’s not HC

  • cali7

    Thanks for pointing this out. Scott may have seen this and gotten scared because he was desperate to win. Doesn’t make him a good coach or the right thing to do.

  • sws94

    Worthy sees how much of an impact Lin can be. I think he likes Lin’s game while knowing Lin hasn’t reached his potential and will improve in many areas.

  • LAJane

    Jeremy had an offensive foul with 4-1/2 min left and then missed a 3, so the press might not totally rag about him coming out…even though considering how well he played tonight plus that it left the team with no PG on the floor it was a BAD coaching decision. They might not YET be entirely piling on BS, but they’re not going to pile on Jeremy either.

  • Love Lin

    Worthy just said Lin was benched 4 9 min. he played VERY VERY well 4 his double-double. Scott’s better gotta take a close look at this.. Like Worthy’s comment.. 🙂

  • sport

    That was only 1 foul by a flopping player and that 3 was a wide open shot with great passing, Lin just missed!

  • Alaingrvis

    put bigs in like idk davis which slows things down maybe. idk jus saying

  • John Lee

    Not quite but getting there. McHale still current title holder of the 0.9s loss, give credit where it’s due. LOL

  • sws94

    Maybe he should talk to Byron. I noticed LIn is playing more aggressively and looking to score as well as distribute for a few games now. I wonder if Worthy talked to Lin. I know Green said he talked to him.

  • roberlin

    why is JLinNation justifying Scott’s benching of Lin???

  • cali7

    I love how Worthy STILL pointed out the lack of use of Lin. Before it was put the ball in Lin’s hands more and let him set up plays and now it is he should be on the floor more. At least someone said something.

  • Alaingrvis

    not yet but close.

  • 717

    No Lakers were leading 115-112.

  • Bearness

    BSNation?

  • Brent Yen

    Let’s say this. YES….that charge was a bad TOV. Not the worst Lin had tho. But the “solution” was to put out a worse lineup with a worst play of the game? I would rather see Ellington taking that shot.

  • Promo Sports World

    Worthy doesn’t like ISO play old ISO play at that…Scott was the only coach willing to lose with a chucking Kobe

  • JC

    Not true, I don’t think laker fans are blind to not see how well Lin did in the first 3 qts. People must be smoking something if they think Lin is not important for the team in crunch time especially when he just got double-double!

  • sws94

    Raptors are way better than the Lakers but DeRozen may be injured. Still, they are good. Lin plays Lowry OK and Lowry respects Lin’s game, but it is another tough assignment for Jeremy.

  • cali7

    Yeah, Green said he told him to be aggressive. Seems he became even moreso after Scott said they want Lin to be more of a combo-guard

  • Dorothy

    You know JLinNation is owned by a poster at the dot net site? I remember he started as a Lin hater then changed his tone gradually.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Lin’s comments post-game …

  • Maknusia

    Those are facts no doubt but from a grant scheme of things, it just doesnt make sense

  • Brent Yen

    Showtime was not about ISO tho…LOL

  • JC

    LOL

  • Promo Sports World

    Yes bad TO but didn’t break the back of the team…Kobe does that all by himself

  • roberlin

    Showtime was run by a POINT GUARD!

  • Brent Yen

    Exactly…and at a higher pace.

  • sws94

    Look, forgetting the results and the benching, it was good to see Lin and Davis connect on a good PnR and Lin now has exploited Wes’s athleticism with 2 big perfect passes to him to display it. A Lin to Wes connection will be wonderful if they can get it going. Wes doesn’t seem like the most confident guy in the world and you can tell he enjoyed those dunks.

  • Promo Sports World

    Exactly seeing Johnson get that alley brought him back memories

  • and Lin also fed Nick Young for that jam. So he was still orchestrating the offense despite being over-aggressive on the offensive foul.

    I guess BScott got burned for not trusting Lin to run the offense. Without Lin as the PG, Nick Young and Kobe offense stagnated.

  • Brent Yen

    This is true…..

  • JoeTeam

    kobe fumbles a fast break from Lin, 2 missed FTs, missed final shot. Ok, you have it Kobe. Lost.

  • John Lee

    Agreed. Lin is slowly gaining teammates’ trust, while BS is quickly losing it.

  • Promo Sports World

    They can get 1-2 lobs a game

  • LAJane

    Lin had played very well…the foul and the missed 3 with 4-1/2 min still to play and the Lakers still up by 3 isn’t enough to pull him and put NO pg on the floor. I’m not so sure he wasn’t trusting Lin but that he had some other boneheaded idea. Like it’s Kobe time and he can pg himself, plus a poster below thought Ellington for defensive purposes. BS being thick.

  • Brent Yen

    Last play was simply just ridiculous. Kobe took the shot that the whole MIN team wanted him to take…

  • roberlin

    Wes Johnson may become the Steve Novak for this team – the scrubby guy elevated by JLin’s playmaking magic.

  • yes, Lin-Wes developing connection is great to see.

    Despite BScott’s blunder, Lin has played ultra-aggressive. It might not be perfect but he got the offense running with easy opportunities for his teammates.

    Kobe on the other hand is running out of gas and misfiring. He just didn’t his legs out there.
    Maybe that’s the urgency to break MJ’s record sooner than later. Time is ticking

  • Bearness

    Yep, I thought he’d at least go for a two-pointer. But, nope…

  • sws94

    More like Fields. Ellington is closest to Novak but he doesn’t shoot the 3 as well but has better off-ball movement.

  • JC

    Sometimes an NBA team is just better off without a coach…

  • well, more like Landry Fields to slash-and-drive .. or super-athletic Novak who can dunk :]
    Shump maybe

  • Brent Yen

    No way…Novak was way smarter.

  • jolno

    I think both BS and Kobe are starting to feel uneasy because Lin is starting to win over the respect of his other teammates. I saw Wes Johnson actively looking to pass Lin the ball which surely did not happen in the start of the season.

  • roberlin

    My long term concern about the benching is if it becomes a trend, and/or it shows Scott’s lack of trust in JLin, something we’ll see throughout the season. We saw this happen with McHale for the past two seasons.

    With that said, I don’t get the sense that Scott sees Lin as a liability long term. He just thought Lin was out of control in this particular game.

    I hope.

  • JoeTeam

    and that massive alley oop!

  • roberlin

    Main comparison is the being elevated part, not the type of play part.

  • sws94

    He seems to be looking for his team mates more and having less bouts of tunnel vision. Kobe’s legs aren’t there anymore. I don’t know if he can build them up or he has too much mileage and age on them. He seems aware of it though.

  • LAJane

    He has not been joyful in postgame interviews at all…and especially when he has a great night, gets pulled in the crunch and they lose by one stupid point. Tiring, deflating. But…he is a WARRIOR.

  • 717

    The foul and TO were one play but appear as two line items. And then he missed a 3. So what?

  • Briiick

    Here is my speculation. Scott had planned to increase Lin’s PT from 30min to 35min per game, depending on the scores entering the final minutes—-if leading then Lin sits. That’s why Lin played the whole 3rd quarter.

  • cali7

    Agree. Seems more like a last ditch desperation move because everyone expected a win against this team, if anything, but now the Lakers’ record is worse than the Timberwolves. Yikes.

  • sws94

    Scott says different things all of the time, though. Mostly, Scott doesn’t seem to have much of a clue on how to run a modern NBA offense.

  • Brent Yen

    What good will it bring? if he arrange it like this?

  • sport

    Matters to Lin, he hates losing yet he’s on a tanking team.

  • In this game, he didn’t have the lift that he got in the first few games.
    So even with some rest, he’s not recovering well. If I were Kobe or BScott, I’ll be really concerned

  • LAJane

    The only thing not predictable about Scott is what comes out of his mouth. All over the place.

  • JC

    Who doesn’t miss wide open shot? Lin was still 8/15 after that missed shot!

  • cali7

    True. Simply put.

  • Brent Yen

    Out of the reason of respect alone….he should not have benched his starting PG in that situation. It is not like he played really bad D.

  • roberlin

    I agree. It was a desperation move that backfired big time.

    You win with Lin, Byron! Don’t you know?

  • Maknusia

    He was fine the first one and half quarter. I’m glad that he didnt go iso. Still I’m fine with Kobe’s game today, and little more rest and starting Lin a little earlier to cover for Kobe would have helped

  • CaliUSMC

    Is this another depressed post-game interview?

  • oh yeah :> more so on Wes part, I think ..
    Man, I wish we could have Novak here in the Lakers team

  • sport

    Exactly, Kobe can chuck 5 missed shots down the stretch, yet Lin can’t even have one charge foul and 1 wide open missed shot?!!

  • Alaingrvis

  • roberlin

    I didn’t agree with the move. But, I just don’t think it means Scott is turning into McHale. At least not yet.

  • Weifang

    No, not that depressing. Guess Lin is getting used to it.

  • Briiick

    Increase the chance of winning by playing Lin more in the 3rd quarter, and get more approval from Kobe by feeding him more during the crunch time if the game is winnable.

  • so Kobe can be the hero in crunch time?
    It looked very silly since MIN expected it to happen.
    2 missing FTs were so bad

  • Brent Yen

    He is much better than McHale. McHale is just having a better group of players.

  • roberlin

    Yeah, I saw that, too. Even that reverse dunk was kind of a lame dunk, really soft. Kobe didn’t have enough power to truly dunk the ball hard.

  • sport

    More like BS being stupid. 1 bad play and a missed 3 by Lin, instead of calling time out he just pulls Lin for Ellington?!! Not to mention that missed 3 was from great ball movement!

  • Brent Yen

    The way they are playing. It has to be a blowout at the end of the 3rd Q for them to win…lol

  • roberlin

    Yup, I agree with that.

  • JoeTeam

    This is how LAL won their wins, I think

  • Brent Yen

    Not sure….lol….a distant memory…

  • 717

    Scott brought Lin in the fourth with 6 min left and then benched him less than 2 1/2 min later. Because of a charge and a missed 3? That’s ridiculous.

  • JoeTeam

    I loved the loss because Lin was benched. Same feeling as when HOU lost PO game to Portland to be 1 and out.

  • sport

    Can we please have Worthy as Lakers HC instead? That guy always know what he’s talking about, points out dumb coaching by Scott, and ball hog by Kobe!

  • Brent Yen

    Lin seems pretty focused to me tho……IDK…maybe just me….

  • JoeTeam

    LOL, PFV says JLin out for Ellington on Mo, but Mo scored 5 pts from then on. And, Wolves outscored 8-4 without offense.

  • Brent Yen

    I did not check…But I bet Kobe shoots less than 20% on a pull up contested 3 from the top of the key. Simply not his shot to take.

  • roberlin

    Lin had a great game. The benching just took some luster off of what Lin accomplished tonight. Instead of talking about his great game, we’re all bashing Scott for his benching of Lin.

  • Briiick

    I was very angry when Lin had to sit through the final minutes. But after cooling down and reading some insightful comments here, I thought assistant coach Scott might be forced to come up with such a lame plan.

  • Maknusia

    Yeah, he know this is a winnable game and wanted to be aggressive thru out the game

  • LAJane

    I wasn’t gonna watch until you made this comment, ’cause it really pains me to see him down. Always very happy when he does not blame himself particularly. Do miss his smiles…

  • Michael

    Ronnie is a good shooter? Did I hear wrongly? Compared to me yes he is a fabulous shooter….

  • Brent Yen

    Because Lin was obviously one the the players played without focus per Scott

  • Maknusia

    word!

  • Brent Yen

    The fact that he increased the pace said that…

  • Alaingrvis

    the lakers will lose a lot this year. so my only focus is how lin plays

  • CJSHYY

    BS just needs someone or something to blame for the lose everyone but himself. Of course his boss Kobe can’t be the one was wrong either.

  • David Kim

    Tonight would’ve been a good night for Byron to say “this one’s on me”. Instead it was more “boneheaded plays” by guys “not ready to play”.
    1:36am – 29 Nov 14

    -Darius Soriano..

  • Brent Yen

    with no merit behind it at all…

  • Alaingrvis

    meant Ellington

  • JoeTeam

    yeah, he said that. Sometimes I think PFV says things to smooth out the listener. We don’t need the speed bumps – we can go faster 🙂

  • sport

    Lin really wasted some great fast breaks this game, wish he either took it to the rim himself or passed it earlier.

  • JoeTeam

    no, he was saying Price should have been in instead of Ellington for the shooting, so he concludes it was for Ellington’s length.

  • Michael

    Yeah he must have meant Ellington 😛

  • Acbc

    That’s like saying that a ball is better than a brick because it’s round.

    SOMETIMES A BRICK IS JUST A BRICK NO MATTER HOW ROUND IT IS. LOL

  • JoeTeam

    nope, see below. You can listen to it again.

  • Brent Yen

    yeah….I guess he should have…

  • Michael

    Do I have to = =….

  • Carol Tiu

    He flipflops.

  • Alaingrvis

    still it didn’t matter. it happens

  • roberlin

    the guy had a DD. stop tiger-momming Lin! lol.

  • JoeTeam

    TOV to Kobe with LeVine coming up, yep take it all the way.
    TOV by kobe was all kobe fumbling it.

  • JoeTeam

    nope, you can trust me, I’m in your team.

  • Brent Yen

    I know…right? LOL

  • sport

    In other words, Lin don’t pass to Kobe on fast breaks when you have 2 other guys.

  • MoominFloren

    What happened??!? Finished meeting with my client, and I find lakers lose by 1 pts?!? why lose it to rookie team?!?

  • Brent Yen

    because Lin sucks…..had 20 TOVs and was not focused

  • JoeTeam

    exactly, and Scott so earnestly drew it up in NBA feed!

  • Michael

    I give you three guesses.

  • JoeTeam

    take it home, you can climb the ladder on one guy easily or scoop at the last minute.

  • Maknusia

    Bcoz Lin likes MCFlurry

  • IsabeliJane*17

    #hatersgonnahate

  • sport

    It’s still sad to see Lin get great stats yet this team is in shambles ><" How does this team go from playing head to head with the best record, Grizzlies to playing at the worst record level with the TWolves?!

  • JoeTeam

    Kobe got mad, BSc panicked.

  • Brent Yen

    #trollhard

  • Brent Yen

    THis is it!!!! It was all McDonald!!!!

  • Alaingrvis

    lol Einstein would have no clue

  • IsabeliJane*17

    #hatersgonnahate #potatoesgonnapotate #tomatoesgonnatomate #trollsgonnatrollate

  • jolno

    You severely underestimated BS’s ability to will his team to losses.
    BS has lost 179 out of 246 games since becoming the head coach of the Cavs.

  • JoeTeam

    blamers gonna lose lose lose …

  • Brent Yen

    #IJgonnaIJate!

  • pero_square

    Sigh…looks like Lin will be eating McFlurry again.

  • Alaingrvis

    ok what ever you do don’t drive today

  • 717

    Are you jinxing all these games? Just kidding. You’re a sweetie.

  • Acbc

    Yes that’s a symptom of brain leakage. Scott definitely has shown his hand that his mind is playing checkers whiles Lin is playing speed chess.

  • MoominFloren

    @#?&zx%÷y
    Lost because Lin played only 29 min?

  • Maknusia

    lol…burp

  • jolno

    I would say it’s one of the main reasons. BS is just so good at inventing more ways to lose games.

  • Alaingrvis

    i just realized boozer played 22 minutes today 21 last game. if he is benched he will barely get 16 minutes a game

  • JoeTeam

    LOL, I totally thought LaVine was hot on Lin but I guess I was seeing Lin cover for Kobe:

    http://www.lakersnation.com/corey-brewer-on-zach-lavine-vs-kobe-bryant-he-beat-his-a/2014/11/28/

  • MoominFloren

    BS sucks
    Defense sucks
    BS + Defense suck?

  • Brent Yen

    #Driversgonnadrive

  • Alaingrvis

    talk about act like you’ve been there before. a lot of his shots was on ronnie and transition. when lin came back he was hot so it didn’t matter what lin did

  • This is my recollection of what happened in the last 6 min.

    Kobe/Lin checked in w 6 min left. Hill replaced Davis
    Lin assisted Nick Young on his dunk, got offensive foul being aggressive, missed 3PT.

    Byron panicked, brought Ellington for 3pt shooting.
    Kobe failed to take over. Made 2 shots, missed 3PT, missed 2 FTs, and missed a predictable 3pt shot at end of game.

    In the meantime, MIN outscored LAL 8-4 with layups and easy shots because there was no interior defense.

    So it’s really BScott blunder to:
    1. take out offensive flow by benching Lin plus
    2. take out any defensive presence by benching Davis the rim-protector with an ineffective Hill so LAL gave up easy points

  • Maknusia

    Yeah not his shot, especially if he havent taken one during the game. But thats Kobe. Stil I dont blame hum solely, game should have won much earlier with better D and better defensive plan from Byron on ZL (shootin at 78%)

  • Rick Johnson

    When a coach starts talking that way, it’s the beginning of the end for Byron Scott.

  • 717

    You found a silver lining for Scott’s decisions.

  • Alaingrvis

    he panicked like harden when he don’t get fouls

  • Acbc

    Predictability is a symptom of a weak mind. I’m beginning to believe that Scott should be driving a tractor instead of a f-1 racer like a bball team. His mind is just too slow.

  • JoeTeam

    I was so confused by BSc’s decision and then it was fun to cheer against a bad coach and win. That’s just it – if people are boneheads and then call others boneheads, I’m happy to cheer against them.

  • Alaingrvis

    ya all sound drunk

  • KHuang

    I disagree.

    The only reason Lin played the entire 3rd was that Price was utterly useless today.

    Scott “made up” for his overplaying of Lin in the 3rd quarter by benching Lin for the 4th.

    Scott was probably told by management to play Lin a minimum of 30 minutes per game, so Scott is REBELLING by playing Lin 29 minutes.

    Had Price not stunk up the game completely, Lin would have not even played the 4th quarter AT ALL.

    Then Lin would’ve played 26 minutes, which is still 26 more minutes than Scott can handle but is close enough to 30 to appease management.

  • I figure he had to live with the consequence of bad-decision.
    Bad loss in a winnable game vs the Wolves. Bad execution down the strength repeatedly is the coach’s mistakes for sure.

  • sport

    Really?! I seriously thought Lin was on LaVine cause he was the only one contesting his shots! So it was Kobe’s fault? Hmm bet BS doesn’t call him out for it!

  • JoeTeam

    LaVine was so frustrating to cheer against … sorta looks like KT too.

  • Maknusia

    only a drunken understands

  • Alaingrvis

    isn’t he always except for one game

  • bolero
  • 717

    I’d add that Swaggy missed two shots and then fouled with the score tied and only 2 sec left.

  • kassiek

    Highlights by footwearfoot

  • sport

    Who’s KT? Yea LaVine was on fire and showed his potentiall, hard to root for the Lakers who were playing so bad.

  • JoeTeam

    Yeah, that’s what I mean, I was confused and if this article is right, Lin was switching or helping and we just saw him with the challenge. LaVine seems a lot longer than Lin, though.

  • Alaingrvis

    will take 3-4 year to be good

  • JoeTeam

    Klay Thompson.

  • Brent Yen

    More like so wrong…not so bad. I can cheer for a bad team…no problem

  • JoeTeam

    gosh, maybe he’s brilliant if he’s being paid to tank idk.

  • Alaingrvis

    this lost is on scoot would be funnier if it was him. i blame scott for all of this

  • KHuang

    If Byron Scott could, he’d have Ronnie Price as the starting PG and Wayne Ellington as the backup PG while Lin is a DNP CD.

  • Alaingrvis

    no more like westbrooke

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    PLEASE if someone has the ability to check the game, 4Q Lin turnover on fast break after the steal 3 on 1…..please please watch the clip again, Lin has the ball on fast break, 2 players (Kobe and ???) were running behind Lin and I was like WTF? They were either clueless or gas-less? They were tooooooo slow for Lin on that fast break, pls watch again.

  • Briiick

    Yeah, BS thought Kobe would like to play without a PG in the last few minutes of a winnable game, but Kobe disliked losing to nobodies even more, LOL.

  • Alaingrvis

    it was lins fault a telegraphed the whole play levine reacted well to where he wanted to pass. anyways 3 tov it didn’t matter

  • Acbc

    There’s a problem with predictability and that’s like telling your opponent you’re playbooks and daring them to stop you. That’s why the New England Patriots had spies try to steal other teams signals and plays. Playing sports is like playing music, there’s a reason it’s call playing and not executing. “Play” is creative! That’s why hi tech companies encourage staff to have play time to juice up their creativity.

    The longer that Scott continues on this predictability, the more we must assume that he lacks the creativity to adjust to what the opponents throw at him.

  • JoeTeam

    kobe has to get some control of his anger because I saw him slam the ball down when Lin game him that fast break just out of bounds (Lin TOV), People say don’t get mad, get even. Kobe calm would have been a win.

  • Alaingrvis

    kobe can’t dominate anymore. idk why scott plays kobe as iff he is what he was. he can’t for four minutes win a games in the 4th. he is too old. he can make a clutch shot but kobe isn’t that kobe any more.we have lost 4-7 or so games where we was close the offense was handed to kobe to go nowhere

  • JoeTeam

    because Kobe’s anger is in charge.

  • Brent Yen

    Well…what ever it was……I guess always Lin’s fault.

  • Alaingrvis

    scott seem to force it kobe played off the ball all game. he tried a two man game with young but it failed.

  • JoeTeam

    hence Kobe’s efficiency tonight. He played well, don’t get me wrong. Just wasn’t going to win it angry.

  • JoeTeam

    Ok, time to rest. Thanks all. I’ve concluded with all the chatter here that LAL are not losing for any bball reasons. They aren’t even losing because of BSc’s coaching or Kobe’s bricking.

    LAL are losing because of Kobe’s emotions being out of control. His anger not managed right.

  • Briiick

    Yeah, this game has proved that it is still not enough. Kobe should play off the ball even during the last few minutes.

  • JC

    hmmm have to give you credit, that’s a good try 🙂 hope you enjoy Lin’s fan site. GN

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    This is tanking BS’ record. Now I can fully understand why Lakers is tanking by ignorant.
    https://twitter.com/IdoAmir/status/538598200849235968

  • Alaingrvis

    at this rate we will win 17 games

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    By this rate, I will say ONLY win 3 games!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Alaingrvis

    possible

  • Acbc

    No that’s not the solution, Lin needs a willing KOBE to share the ball and take this team to victory.

    While it is true that Lin maybe able to win some games by himself and turn a few heads, but it is even more true that Lin needs KOBE’s help to turn the national media into Lin fans.

    I am still hopeful that my prediction will come true. KOBE will help lin lead the team when he finally admits that he can achieve his own personal goals as well as ensuring his final positive legacy on the Lakers. In my mind at the beginning of the season, I expected things to be bleeck for the first 20-25 games.

    KOBE is someone who can really help Lin fight the prejudice and racial bias he’s faced forever. As much as Lin needs KOBE to change that bias, Kobe needs Lin to save him from himself.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Not gloom and doom but being very realistic here. With BS’ view of JLin and KObe, this is the end result. Might get a win here and there by accident because JLin is just too stubborn to have a loss. Since BS doesn’t trust JLin to close the game as he is known as Mr. 4th qtr and Mr. Clutch, we will see JLin’s playtime to be less and less in 4th qtr, well the end result is the same — LOSS.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I don’t know which is more for me tonight, crying or laughing? Joyce Ward has been right since day one about BS and Kobe. This is what exactly the same way as how the big 3s LBJ, CBosh and DWade were dealt together but the difference was one for the ring and the other for the points and $$$$$$$.

    Kobe said he respected Mr. Scott and Mr. Scott told us he will control and limit Kobe without bs@$%#. Mitch and the Busses bought it and they agree to pay even with so much of skeptical. As the season gone by, everything happened so far was totally opposite. BS and Kobe are the same. They work together to protect their own interest such as Kobe’s legacy and BS big contract even if he’s fired.

  • jolno

    Well, the 2014-15 record hasn’t been updated to include tonight’s loss.
    3-13 would drop the winning % to a blistering 18.8% i.e. 0.188 LOL.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Price 0 point and he keeps playing for Lin min. Ed Davis 3 for 3 and 10 rebound but still fighting for his. SMH

  • KHuang

    Actually, I don’t see today’s game as a Kobe loss.

    I see it strictly as a Scott loss.

  • KHuang

    There was NOTHING WRONG with Kobe Bryant this game.

    He played well and was a team player.

    The problem was Scott and his poor handling of Lin.

  • sport

    Which is why BS finally gave up on Price, notice he’s playing Ellington more over Price instead of playing Clarkson who’s also playing in D league.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    As I wrote just now, BS does not care whom, he needs someone to replace Lin so Kobe can have 100% of ball controlling in crunch time.

  • Alaingrvis

    at this rate lin will average around 15 ppg with a high efficiency rating. ill take it atleast people can’t say lins minutes made his stats

  • cali7

    Wow. Generally, teams that defend well, do well. For a coach who everyone says preaches defense to have a record like this, either all of the players he coached didn’t understand, listen and/or lacked focus, or it’s him. Clearly, it’s him.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    OUCH!

  • sport

    So much for the hype of BS being a defensive coach! It’s just all talk!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    That’s the only thing we can smile with but with this rate of losing, it might not be good for our health. smh

  • Alaingrvis

    lol it don’t matter to me. lin is still developing so I’m happy

  • Brent Yen

    I liked the floater Lin thrown up…good arc….nice 2 pts

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I hope you prepare for the worst, by May and playoff excitement without Lin and the Lakers in it? I hope you like baseball. lol

  • real-dsb

    Awesome highlights by footwearfoot, includes a lot of non box score plays.

    Another up and under reverse layup, beautiful!
    I like how Lin pulls the fast trigger on the 3s if he has daylight.
    Liked the left hand layup driving from the right side. I haven’t seen that one by Lin before. It’s nice to change things up, then the defender can’t predict.

    Too bad the game ended with Lin being benched with a Lakers lead. Some coaches just don’t learn.

  • Alaingrvis

    lol yea . but it is what it is. offseason will be interesting for lin

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lin, if you read this please do not try the alley-hoop with Kobe, he can’t jump that high anymore. In other word TO for you.

  • Brent Yen

    And for the record. I hate floaters…

  • Alaingrvis

    why what they do to you

  • Brent Yen

    I rather he does not read us at all. LOL Just go eat some McFlurrys

  • Alaingrvis

    lakers got bs’d today

  • spiderman

    Look out for that mcflurry belly soon

  • CaliUSMC

    Even D-Rose floaters..? They so purdee.

  • Brent Yen

    All about %age of the type of the shot.

  • CaliUSMC

    Any clips of worthy post game talking about Lins 4th quarter mins?

  • Brent Yen

    I should be precise. I meant one footed floater.

  • Acbc

    The Price was right for a bounce back to a nothing Price game…the bench needed the 11 pts from BS’s man but got none.

  • Alaingrvis

    why is it off balance

  • Acbc

    I used to love a soda float with ice cream. Don’t see them around anymore.

  • Brent Yen

    %age is too low to justify the use of it. I think it is less than 40% for 3-9ft from the rim. It just looks better.

  • real-dsb

    Novak can dunk. He just chooses not to. =)

  • Maknusia

    Nah, he is still under the calories, its burns out fast

  • Maknusia
  • IsabeliJane*17

    #BrentgonnaBrentate

  • that’s impressive .. for finding Novak’s dunk :>

  • khomphuong2

    Nick Young: "We should have stayed with what we [were] doing when we [were] winning." http://t.co/Xo4sygHMWM— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) November 29, 2014

  • livyrlife

    so viatish

  • khomphuong2

    So Nick Young was the one who messed it up?

  • I believe he was receiving the 11th assist from Lin for his dunk then another Kobe’s assist before Lin got benched with 3:45 left.

    When Lin left, Lakers were winning (115-112)

  • wu kong

    if they are not ready to play… uh it is on him. that is one of his biggest jobs as the head coach prepare your team mentally and physically for the game ahead. BS failed. EOM.

  • Rick Johnson

    “Last 3 minutes should have stuck with one thing”

  • Cookiemole

    And plus you have teammates around to clean things up even if you do miss

  • JoeTeam

    Kobe could not elevate that late in the game lol

  • JoeTeam

    KHuang, as a musician, you definitely know on a jazz ensemble when a respected leading person loses their cool how mess up everyone else plays. Just no flow in the music, and I’m not even a singer 🙂

  • JoeTeam

    he might have kept it up with Lin … anyway glad his efficiency is up and he still got his points. Proof Lin leading is good for LAL. Just not sure if all 5 positions can play well on O and D etc etc.

  • sport

    It’s fine we can all go root for the Spurs or Warriors for finals. Lakers are hopeless they’d have a chance at playoffs if they were in the eastern conference.