Mike D'Antoni said he's been weighing whether to start Johnson or Meeks next to Bryant. Each has (different) skills that complement Bryant.
Yup. NBATV has you covered if you’re outside SoCal. RT @LPetro03
: Will Sunday be nationally televised so a Pennsylvania fan can see #24?
Whoever is going to the @Lakers
game on Sunday is lucky, Everyone is going to loose their voice because Staples Center is going to be loud.
Lakers win 106-100 and improve their record to 10-9. @therealsacre scored 11 points, grabbed 5 boards, and blocked 2 shots. @paugasol and @jmeekstreypiece had 19 points each. #GoLakers
Lakers win 106-100 and the cowbells lay silent in Sacramento. We'll see you Sunday at STAPLES for @kobebryant
's return. #GoLakers
Gasol gets in on the steal fun. Lakers will get the ball back with 19.5 remaining. Steve Blake heading to the line.
Wesley Johnson with another steal, his 5th of the game. Swaggy P makes it count on the other end w/ the 21-footer. 103-97, 30.1 to go.
Top of the key for Pau puts the Lakers back in the lead at 98-97. Then @Jmeeks20
makes the corner 3 count to push it to 101-97 Lakers. 1:09.
is back causing shot clock violations. Lakers will have the ball trailing 97-93 with 2:58 left to play.
LAL have 4 consecutive swats on defense, with two from Hill, one from Johnson and now one from just-returned Sacre. D'Antoni pleased.
Blake's 3-pointer caps a 7-0 run to start the 4th. Lakers lead 88-87. #GoLakers
Lakers get consecutive hoops from Hill & Henry to end the 3rd, trail 87-81 heading to the 4th. Four of five starters are in double figures.
An offensive rebound for the Lakers leads to Meeks' third 3-pointer. He is tied for a team-high 13 points & the deficit is cut to 74-67.
Gasol starts the scoring in the 2nd half for the Lakers with the old fashioned 3-point play. Deficit is 59-55 early in the 3rd.
The Lakers shoot 51% from the floor in the 1st half, but trail 55-52. Meeks has 10p, Gasol has 10p, 5r & 3a.
Lakers-Kings all knotted up at 39 midway through the 2nd. Meeks & Sacre check back in out of the TO, joining Blake, Johnson & Gasol.
Young buries a J to cap a 5-0 run & put the Lakers back in front at 33-32. #GoLakers
Henry, Meeks, Young, Williams & Hill are on the floor to start the 2nd for the Lakers.
Meeks snaps a 7-0 Kings run with a 3 to bring the Lakers within 30-28 after the 1st. Sacre had 7p & 4r to lead the team.
Blake comes around a screen, goes down the middle & finger rolls it in for his first pts. All five starters are in the box score. #GoLakers
& Nick Young are the first ones off the bench, replacing Meeks & Sacre. Lakers lead 20-14 with 4:30 in the 1st.
Kaman is suffering from back spasms, and will not play tonight. He's getting treatment in the locker room. LAL have just 9 bodies tonight.
Blake threads the needle and finds Sacre on the roll for an easy lay-in. Lakers with a quick 6-0 run to go up 8-2 in the early going.
wins the tip & we're underway in Sacramento. #GoLakers
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, or listen live on @ESPNLA710
, Wesley Johnson, @paugasol
vs. Vasquez, McLemore, Williams, Thompson & Cousins. #GoLakers
D'Antoni's hoping to re-energize Hill with this move, while taking advantage of Sacre's defense. Hill has totaled just 6 points in last 3.
: Robert Sacre will start for the Lakers tonight. Jordan Hill will come off the bench.
: In 2006 vs. Toronto, @kobebryant
dropped 81. Last year, he drained the 3 ridiculous 3's. This year, he returns. #canada
Kobe announced his return exclusively on Facebook: facebook.com/photo.php?v=10…
Shootaround in Sacramento. pic.twitter.com/LpdHtiEEcB
Shoot around in Sacramento. Tip at 7pm PT on @TWCSportsNet
Tonight's game will no longer be on NBATV, but... RT @NBATV
: UPDATE: @NBATV
will broadcast the Sunday, Dec. 8th @Lakers
The Lakers are in Sacramento tonight for a matchup with the Kings. Tip at 7:00pm PT on @TWCSportsNet
Thankful to @NelsonMandela
for having shown us so much wisdom and leadership. His legacy and example will always stay with us. RIP #Madiba
Kobe: "I’m going to try & get another hard session in (tonight). Tomorrow morning I’ll try to push it again & same thing tomorrow evening."
Full video of @kobebryant
's media session today: on.nba.com/1d0b9FD
Bryant Nears Return: on.nba.com/1coU7TE
Great pract now wheels up to Sac town! #Lakers
VIDEO: Mike D'Antoni gives an update on how @kobebryant
have looked in practice - on.nba.com/1coIdJl
Kobe. #SloMo. Dead on. Nothin' but net.
Kobe: “I feel pretty good. A little stiff right now after three hard days of work... My range of motion is a lot better (than last week). I don't feel like I have any limitations, really.” Pleased with where he’s at.
The one thing Bryant would like to find: more explosion. He's still building on that front. Mostly comes out of the ankle joint.
Kobe: “Feel pretty good. A little stiff right now after three hard days of work.” Pleased with where he’s at. pic.twitter.com/0vT5b6I9af
Bryant and Williams are still trash talking as they shoot FT's, just like they did when Williams was beating Kobe in ping pong last week.