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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

After kind of sleepwalking their way through much of the first half, the Lakers came to life in the third quarter. Julius Randle provided a major spark with eight points, four rebounds and one terrific block at the rim on a Bobby Portis dunk attempt. Trailing by as much as 19, the Lakers used a 30-12 run to get within one just before the end of the quarter.

Denny Alfonso ESPN 

El número 2 de los Lakers Lonzo Ball entrena en el Staples Center después de que su padre LaVar Ball declarará a la prensa que "el equipo está siendo muy suave con él" añadiendo que "no saben cómo entrenar a mi hijo, yo sé cómo hacerlo".

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who is close with Phil Jackson, was asked about Jackson's tenure in New York. "I felt bad for the way things ended," Kerr said at Warriors practice at St. John's University today. "I think Phil did some good things here. Drafting Porzingis and hiring Jeff Hornacek. I think Ntilikina looks like a good player. It feels like they're on a good path right now. It's a hard league, man. Things really have to fall (in your favor), you have to do a good job. But you also have to get some luck. Phil knows that better than anybody. You can be really lucky and inherit Michael Jordan and you can also be unlucky and things don't go your way. It's all part of it. We're all going to have our moments in this league - ups and downs. Phil had so much success as a coach. I don't know, maybe he was due for the down part of it."

Mechelle Voepel @

Lots of WNBA folks here tonight at Pauley Pavilion. And Kobe Bryant and daughter.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Denver is not eligible to apply for the Disabled Player Exception based on the timeline (3 months) for Paul Millsap to return.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The one thing that the Nuggets don't have a shortage of players at is power forward. Including Paul Millsap, Denver entered the season with 6 PF on the roster and could even add backup center Mason Plumlee to that mix.

Adrian Wojnarowski ESPN 

Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap's surgery will be to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist and could sideline him for three months, league sources tell ESPN.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

No surprise here. But Kawhi Leonard (right quadriceps tendinopathy), Tony Parker (left quadriceps tendon surgery) and Derrick White (right wrist fracture) are out for Tuesday's game at New Orleans.

Rachel Nichols @

#TheJump is on ESPN2 today but we're on for an HOUR so really you have no excuse not to tune in - come hang out and get NBA nerdy