REMARKS: Embiid leads Sixers past Lebron-led Lakers, 143-120
“I thought they were going to be very good anyway before they made any moves, before the season even started, And they’ve made a bunch of moves to improve their club.”
“The East better watch out, This is a stacked team.”
“Trying to learn from somebody like that would be huge.”
“He texted me today that he might be here, So he and I are really good friends. And he helped me look good in Beijing and in London. So he's welcome to come around any time. But it was cool he was here.”
Kyle Kuzma came out on fire early today, dropping 23 of his 39 points in the first quarter. pic.twitter.com/JX5fPFtt88— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) February 10, 2019
Kyle Kuzma and LeBron James went off, but the Lakers couldn't get enough stops on the other side of the floor.https://t.co/QG9If7WgBF— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) February 11, 2019
ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo
Kyle Kuzma finished the first quarter with 23 points, the most by a Lakers player in a first quarter since Kobe Bryant in March 2008 against the Grizzlies (also had 23). Kuzma has three 20-point quarters this season; LeBron James has one.
Laker Film Room @LakerFilmRoom
The Lakers have been outscored 18-4 in the 4:33 they've played today without LeBron, Ingram, or Kuzma on the floor. Why they've played any minutes without any of those guys on the court is beyond me, especially when you have to integrate new guys.
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
LeBron and the starters have been fine. The bench has been decimated. Are these last years Cavs in Lakers jerseys?
Robin Lundberg @robinlundberg
LeBron is +6 in a game the Lakers trail by 16. Walton cost them a chance at the game with his rotations.
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
There tends to be a functional limit to how many good defenders teams can put on the court at any one time. With the Sixers having so many big, and skilled, offensive players, JJ Redick is going to benefit a lot from the Tobias Harris trade.
Kevin O'Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Only two games in, but the Sixers are already looking better than expected. Tobias Harris can fit with anyone, and he should only grow more effective as Brett Brown installs more P&R and off-screen plays for him. The Sixers are absolutely loaded. https://t.co/rQkYwYiFAC
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
@mcten Kuzma now 10-for-16 from 3 in his past two games. Clearly he's motivated by something. Can't imagine what.
GM LeBron putting in that work 🔥 pic.twitter.com/7lA2sXSTok— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) February 9, 2019
Anthony F. Irwin @AnthonyIrwinLA
Luke has a very principled stance on rotations. He wants a 10-plus man lineup and he wants distinct looks for each group. The thing is: The best coaches adjust to their roster. He never has. This, plus his ineptitude as an offensive coach, is enough to look elsewhere.