Lakers Vs. Celtics VIDEOS: MarShon Brooks, Kent Bazemore Impress Team

Lakers Vs. Celtics VIDEOS: MarShon Brooks, Kent Bazemore Impress Team


The Los Angeles Lakers finally snapped their longest home losing streak in franchise history with a win over the Boston Celtics at Staples Center on Friday night. Going into the game, Friday night seemed more like any other game than a rivalry. But, when the Lakers started a 19-5 run late in the third quarter that bled into the fourth, that rivalry spirit was back in the air. In their first game as Lakers, Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks impressed head coach Mike D’Antoni and their new teammates with their energy and enthusiasm, and their 15 and 14 points, respectively.

During the game, the Lakers got word that Kobe Bryant is still experiencing pain and swelling in his knee and will be out at least another three weeks. Pau Gasol and Mike D’Antoni react to the news. Plus, Chris Kaman talks about finally having fun out on the court and his latest episode of joking around with Lakers fans on Twitter.

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MIKE D’ANTONI: Impressed By Kent Bazemore And MarShon Brooks, Touches On Ryan Kelly’s Slump And Latest Injury Updates Of Kobe Bryant And Nick Young

PAU GASOL: Reacts To Possibility Of Kobe Bryant Being Out For The Rest Of The Season

CHRIS KAMAN: Laughs About Bazemore And Brooks Not Knowing Plays, Talks About Trolling Fans On Twitter Before NBA Trade Deadline

KENT BAZEMORE: Get To Know The Newest Laker

MARSHON BROOKS: Meet The Shooting Guard In His First Interview With Lakers Nation

  • Daryl Peek

    “Tonight you saw two guys both get their season highs and they haven’t had a practice, how did they do it?” –Lakers Reporter

    “Just energy. Our system is wide open, I mean it’s just about playing ball there’s not really too many complicated things about it out there, and guys just moved the ball, they were aggressive, they were confident, I can tell they were hungry for an opportunity, they got the opportunity and they did well.” –Gasol

    Perfect analysis but why couldn’t Pau have that attitude about the system instead of complaining most of the time?

    • LakersHeatBeef

      Guards and Wings love the D’Antoni sytem sir.But Big Men hate it.Dwight,Pau,Caveman,Hill have all been pissed off at MDA and openly bashed him when they played for him.D12 wanted him FIRED.Nuff said.BTW i like fast paced basketball as long it’s producing wins and a playoffs team that can win a championship.LeBron James would flourish in the D’Antoni system and if he wants to leave Miami this style fits him.

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      • Chrmngblly

        Interesting that you bring Miami up. The curious thing about Miami is they don’t really have a traditional center. I kept wondering, when it looked like Pau was going to be traded, if we could run an offense on 3 guards and two forwards—or a defense, for that matter—but Miami sort of has, for 2 championship runs. Whatever Bosch is, nobody really counts him as a center.
        Btw, small ball didn’t originate with MDA. He just had great success with it right after they moved the three point line. It doesn’t matter though.

    • e3bonz

      Maybe because everyone got their fair share of touches. Several Lakers were in double figures.

    • Chrmngblly

      There you go again. I was sure you were going to use these two guys decent play to prove that MDA was a hell of a coach or something. Don’t try it. We’re watching.

      I can’t believe that Pau simplified things for the reporter you quoted and then you took everything out of context. MDA was absolutely a moron for trying to change Gasol into a stretch 4. He won two championships for us as a CENTER. I cussed the man out myself, for that.

      You have to quit jumping on Gasol with your unjustified criticism all the time…:-)

      • Daryl Peek

        Never use the new guys as anything and never would. I don’t flip over one game like most. I’m not sold on Marshall yet.

        Gasol deserves all that kinda critique this season. Gasol admitted he needed to have a better attitude and said the MDA beef was not gonna be a problem anymore. When he did that he went on to put up monster numbers in January… 22/12/4/1.8.

        Pau is having the best season he’s had in almost three years. Hill is having his best season as a pro. Kaman is playing less minutes but putting up the same numbers as he did in Dallas last season. Scare is lucky to be in the NBA and did ok playing for MDA. It has noting to do with his coaching the bigs. It’s all about personality conflict because MDA will not sugar coat how he feels but he is flexible… see Jordan Hill next to Gasol early in the season and did so for a while til Hill ran out of gas from not being use to playing starter minutes.

        Hill is all energy like Kenneth Faried in Denver and cannot sustain that as a 30 plus minute starter. The only problem I have with D’Antoni is his ultimate small ball ISH like tonight starting Johnson at the 4.

        • Chrmngblly

          Before you threw up the Jordan Hill smoke screen, weren’t about to apologize for unfairly trashing Pau? Then you weaseled out of it even though you admit you did treat Pau unfairly. Correct?

          • Daryl Peek

            I never unfairly trashed Pau. I just called him out for his ISH, the BS he admitted he needed to temper and be more professional about.

            Pau was still seething and angry due to the brash way MDA was with him last season. I’ll say MDA went about the Pau thing wrong in the media given he had to feature Howard. Pau is not the type to hold a grudge and he did that with MDA and it affected his performance so he deserved berating.

            He’s playing good ball with his better attitude. Will he and D’Antoni ever be BFF’s? NO but a working relationship of professionalism is still expected.

  • richard

    Was watching the game on replay… really got my attention how the new lakers played this game… this is the first I really took notice them on the floor… Kent Bazemore and Marshon Brooks plays like Henry and Young but with more potential and I think more skills. I wonder if Henry and Young are going to be released this summer.

    • Daryl Peek

      I think Young opts out and is gone. X is different. I could see him sticking and I’m not sure if I’d say Brooks and Bazemore have more upside than him. X is stronger and more explosive than both it seems. He’s also a very good defender and had started to show better decision making as a quasi PG play maker. Keep in mind X is much younger than both at 22 even though he has more NBA experience. These last 27 games are gonna be very interesting on the player development .level.

  • richard

    There is our 2 first round picks of 2012. We just sent them over to GS to get some NBA experience. Not bad eh?

  • LakersHeatBeef

    MarShon Brooks and Kent Bazemore are two players that excel at pick up basketball.They are great at playing open court run and gun basketball.They dominate Summer League Basketball and they displayed open court skills in college and this system fits them perfectly.

    MDA loves small ball and he loves fast paced showtime basketball it’s all about scoring fast with the Lakers coach.Team with the most possessions has the best chance to win according to Mike D’Antoni.Well his record sucks this season and the injuries attribute to it in a big way,but he has a system that caters to guards and small forwards.

    Big men are not at all needed in the MDA system their sole purpose is to get out of the way and let the guards dominate and allow the small forward wing player to score the ball.This offense is designed to be a run and gun offense the inventor of 7 seconds or less is Mike D’Antoni.These two kids Brooks and Bazemore will do great for the Lakers.It’s up to the players to play defense and lock down their opponent and if they all do that Lakers will start winning games at a fast pace.

    • hookedonnews

      I disagree unless you don’t consider Amare Stoudemire a big man. He and Nash were the most potent part of that offense in Phoenix. There’s a place for big men who can roll to the basket and score. Gasol can play in the system even though he complains. And that quote from MDA about the team with the most possessions winning might have been his philosophy in 2004, but there’s a lot more emphasis put on defense now than there ever was back then. The Lakers don’t have that many great defenders. Would have been interesting to see what this team could have done if everyone had stayed healthy. Looks like Bazemore & Brooks will be good additions if last night is any indication.

    • Kay Carter

      A big man that goes by the name Kareem Abdul Jabbar will have to disagree with you there buddy