2:16 PM EST, Fri December 09, 2016
Silver Screen and Roll 3 hours ago
The Credits:

The Credits: "Friday" - Lakers Links

TGIF. Maybe the Lakers can halt their losing skid and get a win over the Suns. Fingers crossed. Lakers News Luke Walton searching for right combinations to spark Lakers' short-handed roster - The Orange County Register Lakers' Nick Young relied on Mike D'Antoni's support during tough times - The Orange County Register Lakers assistant Brian Keefe helps school young pros, and Kevin Durant sings his praises - LA Times Brandon Ingram's Basketball Life | Los Angeles Lakers Statement on the Passing of Video Coordinator Adam Cave - Los Angeles D-Fenders Practice Report: D'Angelo Russell...
Golden State Of Mind 6 hours ago
Explain One Play: Draymond Green to Kevin Durant backdoor dunk

Explain One Play: Draymond Green to Kevin Durant backdoor dunk

Video analysis of the play that created a thunderous Durant dunk in the Warriors-Jazz game on Dec 8, 2016. This is a quick look at two consecutive plays down the stretch of the Warriors-Jazz game. The Jazz to their credit kept the game within reach despite missing 80% of their starting lineup and getting pummeled in the first period and they had the Warriors’ full attention down the stretch. With less than 6 minutes left, the Jazz had pulled within 10 points. The Warriors, wearing down from the back-to-back and the altitude, needed a couple of scores to get a cushion they could ride to...
Silver Screen and Roll 9 hours ago
Lakers Podcast: Are D’Angelo Russell and Devin Booker rivals?

Lakers Podcast: Are D’Angelo Russell and Devin Booker rivals?

If so, this could be fun for a long time. With the Lakers and Suns set to tip of Friday night, Anthony and Harrison called on Scott Chasen of, well, basically everywhere to talk about the relationship between the two franchises. Madness ensued. Okay maybe not madness, but still. The conversation was a fun one. Can we consider D’Angelo Russell and Devin Booker rivals at such an early stage in each other’s careers? Chasen made an interesting point about what it would take for the Suns to consider any team a legitimate rival. They have quite a ways to go. Then, the guys look back on the...
Golden State Of Mind 13 hours ago
Quick Recap: Warriors use Team Effort to take care of Jazz in Utah, 106-99

Quick Recap: Warriors use Team Effort to take care of Jazz in Utah, 106-99

It wasn't pretty but the Dubs used every bit of their roster to handle the short-handed Jazz The Warriors headed into Utah on Thursday night to take on the junior-varsity version of the Jazz (without 4 out of 5 starters). They walked out with a victory after almost blowing a 25-point lead in the second half, looking exhausted after the tough back-to-back. Every Warrior who entered the game scored multiple baskets, including 5 players in double-figures. The Jazz were lead by Rudy Gobert (20 points, 17 rebounds) and the Aussie Bomber Joe Ingles (21 points, 5-9 from three). Utah was without...
Silver Screen and Roll 14 hours ago
Luke Walton hopes the Lakers’ style of play can help recruit free agents

Luke Walton hopes the Lakers’ style of play can help recruit free agents

Will Los Angeles’ free agency drought come to an end this summer? The Los Angeles’ Lakers’ struggles to recruit top free agents over the last several years have been real, if a bit overstated. The team didn’t sign any major names over the past several years prior to the summer of 2016, when they added Timofey Mozgov and Luol Deng at near max money. The prior several summers, Los Angeles had little to sell outside of the city itself. With a maxed-out and declining Kobe Bryant and little else on the roster (as well as an unappealing coaching situation) it would have been more of a...
Silver Screen and Roll 17 hours ago
Luke Walton says the Lakers are at their best when they’re having fun

Luke Walton says the Lakers are at their best when they’re having fun

Los Angeles’ head coach went on “The Vertical Podcast with Woj” to talk about his style of team building and more. It’s fair to say that Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton has been one of the biggest reason’s for the team’s success so far. Before injuries dealt a serious blow to their hopes of playoff contention, Walton had his young Lakers rolling, and when listening to him explain his coaching philosophy, it’s pretty easy to see why he has gotten such buy in from his players across the board. "I constantly make a point to remind myself to put myself into their shoes....
Silver Screen and Roll 18 hours ago
Spectrum SportsNet reloads with talent for a new era of Lakers basketball

Spectrum SportsNet reloads with talent for a new era of Lakers basketball

Spectrum SportsNet added two very familiar faces to their team that are making a big impact. EL SEGUNDO — Other than “phenomenal,” the word “competition” might be Luke Walton’s favorite phrase to utter with the Los Angeles Lakers so far this season. The surprising Lakers’ start has cooled a bit recently, but the team’s new head coach has spoken at length all year about how the open competition for minutes and roles has made them better. Spectrum SportsNet is in quite literally the opposite situation. The regional sports network is the only one carrying Lakers games, and...
Silver Screen and Roll 20 hours ago
Lakers News: Julius Randle’s success doesn’t surprise James Worthy

Lakers News: Julius Randle’s success doesn’t surprise James Worthy

Randle, young man, Randle. Or something like that. Few players have exceeded expectations the way Julius Randle has this year. Second-year players rarely win “Most Improved Player”, but he definitely deserves mention alongside anyone for the award. And before people #wellactually me, Randle is technically in his third year, but his rookie season was only 14 minutes long. Worthy has worked with Randle firsthand on and off throughout the last few years and has had quite the front row seat to this growth. On Thursday’s episode of the “Locked on Lakers” podcast, James Worthy said...
SLC Dunk 22 hours ago
Utah Jazz vs. Golden State Warriors: Five Things to Watch

Utah Jazz vs. Golden State Warriors: Five Things to Watch

Or not, if you feel the outcome is pretty much set already When the main title contenders are coming into town, obviously there are major story lines to watch out for. Key match-ups, Xs and Os, and, ehrm, who plays (if anyone)? Will Golden State rest some players? Aye, the Warriors are on the road, and they’re on the tail end of a back-to-back, and when you’re dominant, you start to exhibit Spurs like behaviour. Mind you, the “tonight” in this tweet meant last night (the Clippers game): Steve Kerr says Warriors will likely rest a couple players at some point on this road trip, but...
Golden State Of Mind 22 hours ago
Preview: Road Warriors take on what’s left of the Jazz

Preview: Road Warriors take on what’s left of the Jazz

Utah to sit four injured starters as Golden State comes to town Game Information Golden State Warriors (19-3) at the Utah Jazz (14-9) How to Watch? Date: Thursday December 8, 2016 Location: Salt Lake City, Utah Time: 6:00pm PST TV: CSN Bay Area Radio: 95.7 THE GAME Blog Buddy SLC Dunk Team Comparison PointAfter | Graphiq The Golden State Warriors This team hardly needs an introduction, but let’s give it a go. This will be the second game of a back-to-back in the Warriors’ brutal road stretch of four games in five nights. In case you missed it, check out our recap of the...
SLC Dunk Dec 8, 2016
Gordon Hayward, George Hill, Rodney Hood, Derrick Favors, Alec Burks all out for tonight’s game against Golden State Warriors

Gordon Hayward, George Hill, Rodney Hood, Derrick Favors, Alec Burks all out for tonight’s game against Golden State Warriors

Hooray! Wait, we’re not taking anymore. Boo! Tonight the Utah Jazz (14-9) will be hosting the NBA’s Best, the Golden State Warriors (19-3). The Dubs are 10-1 outside of Oakland and Utah is a steady 7-4 at home. Golden State has won three in a row, including last night’s thrashing of the Los Angeles Clippers (115-98). Tonight will be their second game of a five game road trip. Utah has also won three in a row, and this will be their third game in a five game home stand. So pretty cool game, huh? Not really. Why? Injuries. The only player missing from the Warriors’ 15-man roster is...
Golden State Of Mind Dec 8, 2016
Extended Recap: Warriors trounce Clippers 115-98 — what rivalry?

Extended Recap: Warriors trounce Clippers 115-98 — what rivalry?

Warriors stormed into this road trip with a 37-19 first quarter and never looked back, as they stifled the Clippers on defense all game. It’s important to remember that this is just one game, sure. But even within that framework, the Warriors passed the test with a resounding A+. It was all Warriors in the first quarters against the Clippers in Los Angeles. The 18-point advantage they earned during that period was more than enough to see them through the Clippers’ best counter-punch — sometimes literally so. This makes it seven straight wins against Pacific Division opponents and...
Sactown Royalty Dec 8, 2016
DeMarcus Cousins and Matt Barnes are being sued over their involvement in December 5th nightclub ‘brawl’

DeMarcus Cousins and Matt Barnes are being sued over their involvement in December 5th nightclub ‘brawl’

The “he said, she said” game is officially ON. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last several days, you’ve probably heard by now that DeMarcus Cousins and Matt Barnes ran into a bit of trouble in New York City on December 5th following their loss to the Knicks. TMZ’s original report - Sacramento Kings star Matt Barnes is wanted by NYPD for questioning after he allegedly choked a woman inside a nightclub early Monday morning -- and TMZ Sports got video of him right after the incident. Law enforcement sources tell us cops got a 911 call to Avenue Nightclub after...
The Credits:

The Credits: "Beatdown" - Lakers Links

It was a thorough beatdown the Lakers received at the hands of the Rockets yesterday. Thankfully they return home for a couple games to recover from that ugly loss. Lakers News Injury-plagued Lakers are routed by the Rockets, 134-95 - LA Times Shorthanded Lakers Stumped by Rockets | Los Angeles Lakers Russell Cleared for On-Court Activity | Los Angeles Lakers Eric Gordon fills role perfectly in pacing Houston Rockets past Lakers - Houston Rockets Blog - ESPN Hot-shooting Eric Gordon leads Rockets past Lakers, 134-95 - CBSSports.com NBA Rookie Power Rankings: Sixers' Saric, Lakers'...
The Dream Shake Dec 8, 2016
Rockets-Lakers: Eric Gordon’s career night earns game ball

Rockets-Lakers: Eric Gordon’s career night earns game ball

Gordon set a career-high in three-pointers Wednesday night, the Houston Rockets easily blew past the Los Angeles Lakers 134-95. The Rockets started off the game like they had been shot out of a cannon, scoring a season-high 43 first quarter points (they scored 42 against the Nuggets last week). The Lakers, desperate to keep pace, kept turning the ball over, doing so nine times in the quarter. The Rockets would take full advantage, scoring 15 points in those opportunities, a ruthlessly efficient conversion rate. The Lakers would make their run and pull within 12 at the half, but when the...
Golden State Of Mind Dec 8, 2016
Explain One Play: Stephen Curry’s 7 steals and the improving Warriors defense

Explain One Play: Stephen Curry’s 7 steals and the improving Warriors defense

Stephen Curry stole the ball a career-high-tying 7 times thanks to quick hands and excellent team defense in the Warriors-Clippers game on Dec 7, 2016. Let’s have a look at Stephen Curry’s 7 steals tonight, which you’ll see came thanks to quick hands and excellent team defense. Curry Plays Defense Stephen Curry does play defense and anyone who says differently is ignorant. During his stellar 14-15 season, I wrote the video analysis Steph Curry Is Awesome At Defense. In 2014-15, his defense as rated by ESPN RPM was +1.91, #2 out of 62 point guards (behind only Ricky Rubio). Last year...
Golden State Of Mind Dec 8, 2016
Explain One Play: Stephen Curry’s seven steals and the improving Warriors’ defense

Explain One Play: Stephen Curry’s seven steals and the improving Warriors’ defense

Stephen Curry stole the ball a career-high-tying seven times, thanks to quick hands and excellent team defense in the Warriors-Clippers game on Dec. 7, 2016. Stephen Curry’s seven steals against the Clippers came thanks to quick hands and excellent team defense. Let’s take a look: Curry plays defense Stephen Curry does play defense and anyone who says differently is ignorant. During his stellar 2014-15 season, I wrote this video analysis, Steph Curry is awesome at defense, which pretty much covers it. In 2014-15, Curry’s defense as rated by ESPN RPM was +1.91 — second out of 62...
Lakers Podcast: James Worthy on the biggest difference from last year to now

Lakers Podcast: James Worthy on the biggest difference from last year to now

Big. Game. James. The Lakers (despite their recent struggles) are off to one of the most surprising starts in the NBA. Few people have paid as much attention to the organization over the last few years as Spectrum Sportsnet analyst and former Laker James Worthy, so who better to judge how far these kids have come? Somehow, “Big Game” agreed to come on the show, even for a few minutes to talk about that progress. First, the conversation began with what the biggest difference might be from last year to now. Much has changed, but it was still hard to see this success coming, regardless...
Golden State Of Mind Dec 8, 2016
Quick Recap: Warriors rout Clippers, 115-98

Quick Recap: Warriors rout Clippers, 115-98

Los Angeles’ early mistakes prove to be their undoing as Golden State starts their road-trip with a win. The Warriors kicked off their five-game road trip with a 115-98 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. In what was sold as a meeting of the NBA’s best offensive team vs. the best defensive team, neither really held up to their end of the bargain. Golden State, of course, coming off of an offensive clinic of a game against the Indiana Pacers, was unlikely to repeat, but still managed to do enough to get the win. Whereas Los Angeles pretty fell apart early and could never quite get...
Clips Nation Dec 8, 2016
Final: Clippers humiliated by Warriors, 115-98

Final: Clippers humiliated by Warriors, 115-98

The Clippers failed to hold up their end of the bargain in this one and were obliterated by Golden State tonight at Staples Center. It was ugly. The Clippers’ 14-2 start to the season feels like it was five years ago now. LAC was embarrassed on their own floor tonight, as the Warriors came into Staples Center and routed them by a score of 115-98. Despite having two full days to rest and prepare for this game, the Clippers just didn’t have it. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin looked weirdly discombobulated, and, despite a few surges that made things temporarily interesting, this one was...

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