Game stream: Los Angeles Lakers vs. San Antonio Spurs

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The Los Angeles Lakers (1-2) play against the San Antonio Spurs (2-2) at AT&T Center

Game Time: 8:30 PM EDT on Tuesday October 26, 2021

Los Angeles Lakers 50, San Antonio Spurs 48 (Q2 03:17)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL were +8 with AD sitting for the first 7 minutes of the 2nd Q. Important, particularly with no LeBron. – 9:27 PM

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Death, taxes, and the Spurs playing ZZ Top in their arena. AK – 9:25 PM

Mike Finger @mikefinger
Over the years the Spurs and Lakers have played some memorable halves of basketball and this is not one of them. – 9:22 PM

Michael De Leon @mdeleon
Gotta give the Lakers broadcasters credit for keeping the same energy regardless of which team is making the highlight plays – 9:17 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Pop has changed his rotation, Bryn Forbes doesn’t start the 2Q – 9:14 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Thad Young minutes after he got a DNP in the last game – 9:13 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Devin Vassell now with 8 points: 6 from three, 2 from mid-range
Murray up to 7 points: 6 in paint, 1 free throw
Spurs with 15 of their 35 points on the fast break – 9:12 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
First quarter: Spurs 29, Lakers 27
A sloppy end to the quarter cost the Lakers their early lead. Anthony Davis has been aggressive early, scoring 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting. The Lakers have 20 points in the paint already. Spurs have 7 points off of the Lakers’ 4 turnovers. – 9:08 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
After Q1: Spurs 29, Lakers 27.
San Antonio finish outscoring the Lakers 20-10 in the last 5:11. Turnovers hurting, with the Lakers giving up 7 points off of giveaways already. – 9:07 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
1Q: Spurs by 2, after falling behind by 8
Poeltl, Vassell 6 pts each | Davis 10 pts
SA +6 from three
LAL with 20 of their 27 points in the paint
Spurs 7 pts off turnovers
Spurs 13 fast break points – 9:07 PM

Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Lakers turn the ball over 4 times and trail the Spurs 29-27 end of first quarter. AD has 10 points, 6 rebounds, Russ 2 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists. – 9:06 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL looked great early with the starters tonight, but the game flipped with the bench units in, as SAS erased an early 8-point deficit to take a 29-27 lead into the 2nd Q. – 9:06 PM

Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Spurs with seven points off turnovers in the 1Q. It’s been a consistent part of their game so far this season. – 9:05 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Since ALMOST going down by 10, the Spurs have fought back and now hold a 4 point lead – 9:04 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
All due respect to Jakob, but the Spurs don’t have a player who really can consistently challenge the Lakers at the rim. The Lakers are responding with a million lob attempts. – 8:57 PM

Bill Oram @billoram
A 3 by Lonnie Walker, or, as I call him: “Walker: Texas Long-Ranger” – 8:57 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
I had a tweet ready to go, but then Lonnie drilled the Spurs’ first three of the night.
SA cuts the Lakers lead down to 5.
Lakers with 14 of their 17 points in the paint – 8:57 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Lakers guards doing a much better job competing defensively. They have 4 deflections less than 6 minutes in, continuing to compete getting around screens. – 8:56 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
This has been the best stretch of play we’ve seen from DeAndre Jordan this season. Two quick blocks, altered a couple of other shots, and is being the type of presence the Lakers need when they play bigger. – 8:56 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Westbrook is really feeding his bigs tonight. Five assists already, not including a missed dunk from AD that was over the rim.
LAL lead 15-9, with SAS shooting 3 of 15 on the other end as LAL’s length has bothered them inside. – 8:55 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Lakers now with 12 of their 15 points in the paint.
Alley oop and alley oop and alley oop – 8:54 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Not a lot of guys out there who can make this kind of play on Anthony Davis pic.twitter.com/nMAHixWqo38:53 PM

Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
LeBron beefs, ranked:
1) Comic Sans
2) 73-9 Warriors
3) Soulja Boy/Deshawn Stevenson
4) David Blatt’s end of game play-calling
5) Squid Game
6) J.R. Smith’s clock awareness
7) Larry Brown’s Athens rotation
8) Crab dribble whistle blowers
9) Joakim Noah
10) MVP voting since 2014 – 8:51 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Phenomenal play by Russ, poking out a steal on an inbounds and throwing up a lob to DeAndre Jordan. – 8:50 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL take an 11-8 lead into the first time out here in San Antonio, with @Anthony Davis getting a number of good looks, going 3 for 8 for 6 points.
With Jakob Poeltl on Jordan, SAS have had Keldon Johnson defending Davis, and Davis is getting what he wants. – 8:49 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
The budding two-man chemistry between Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook has been on display early against the Spurs. – 8:49 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
As much attention as the triple doubles have gotten, I still don’t think Russell Westbrook has got enough attention for what a good passer he’s turned himself into pic.twitter.com/O4lsSMi2jL8:47 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Lakers by 3 going into the 1st timeout.
Davis with 6 of the 11 points for the Lakers.
Any time he gets close to the rim, he’s get a good scoring chance.
Jakob and Keldon with all 8 points for the Spurs – 8:47 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Keldon Johnson starts off the game guarding Anthony Davis on defense.
SA has had Keldon guard bigs early this season like Wendell Carter Jr. in the first game – 8:42 PM

Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
Poku scores over former Finals MVP Andre Iguodala, who won that award based largely on his defense on LeBron James. – 8:42 PM

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
GP2 is about to be the first sub off the bench. Watching him get plugged in as a defensive stopper is reminiscent of the early days of Jimmy Butler in Chicago. Thibs plugged him in to cover Kobe, Carmelo, etc. and slow the tempo. That was his only job before his game blossomed. – 8:25 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
LeBron James out Tuesday night vs. Spurs with right ankle soreness nba.nbcsports.com/2021/10/26/leb…7:39 PM

Jim Lefko @jimlefko
This is some of the anti-semitic material a hate group has been spreading across San Antonio. More on the Jewish response at 10 on @News4SA and after baseball on @News4SA pic.twitter.com/iivafiD0wA7:29 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Plus-minus superstar rookie Austin Reaves warming up in San Antonio pic.twitter.com/epsizPzhuB7:23 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Wayne Ellington is dressing tonight but will most likely not play, Frank Vogel said. Vogel said he’s close to returning. – 7:12 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Pop said it’s a process when asked about the Spurs trying to get their individual defenders to transition into a team defense mindset.
“But it is a group that is very willing and they understand they have to be really good at that end of the court, so it bodes well,” he added. – 7:07 PM

Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Vogel said LeBron will be listed as questionable for Lakers at OKC – 7:05 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Vogel does not intend to use Wayne Ellington tonight as he continues to progress from the hamstring injury. – 7:04 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Coach Vogel says Wayne Ellington will be available but he probably won’t play. – 7:04 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Wayne Ellington will dress for the game today, but the Lakers don’t intend to use him. Vogel says he’s nearing a return. – 7:04 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Frank Vogel says LeBron James will be questionable tomorrow vs. OKC. He added that while this ankle injury is the same leg as LeBron’s ankle injury last season, the injury is in a different spot and of a different severity. – 7:04 PM

Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
No LeBron tonight against the Spurs (right ankle soreness).
Lakers’ active roster down to 40 combined All-Star appearances for this one. – 7:04 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Vogel confirmed it’s the same ankle that LeBron hurt last year, but a different injury in a different spot. He will be questionable for tomorrow’s back to back at OKC. – 7:02 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Malik Monk will start tonight, alongside Westbrook, Bazemore, AD and Jordan. – 7:01 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Frank Vogel says that LeBron didn’t go on the court today. Malik Monk enters the starting lineup, and Rajon Rondo will be the point guard when Russell Westbrook subs out. – 7:01 PM

Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Monk will start in place of Bron, per Vogel – 7:01 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
The Lakers are starting Malik Monk in LeBron James’ place, per Frank Vogel. – 7:01 PM

Dave McMenamin @mcten
Frank Vogel on LeBron James not playing today because of his sore right ankle: “We’re taking a marathon approach.” Malik Monk will start in James’ place. – 7:01 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Coach Vogel says Malik Monk will start with LeBron out tonight – 7:01 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
LeBron James is OUT in San Antonio tonight, the Lakers play the Thunder tomorrow in OKC. – 7:01 PM

Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Who should start with LBJ out? – 6:56 PM

CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Lakers’ LeBron James says leg ‘sore’ after scary collision, downgraded to out Tuesday vs. Spurs
cbssports.com/nba/news/laker…6:54 PM

Dave McMenamin @mcten
LeBron James will not play vs. San Antonio because of his sore right ankle, according to the team. – 6:53 PM

Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan
LeBron James (right ankle soreness) has been downgraded to out for tonight’s game in San Antonio.
Lakers play the second game of a back-to-back tomorrow night in Oklahoma City. – 6:50 PM

Bill Oram @billoram
Lakers say LeBron James will miss tonight’s game in San Antonio with right ankle soreness. Had a scary moment in the first half of Sunday’s win over Memphis but stayed in the game. – 6:49 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“It’s a group that’s very willing and they understand that you have to be good at that end of the court.” – Coach Pop on the Spurs wanting to improve on defense – 6:49 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Lakers have downgraded LeBron James as out for tonight’s game in San Antonio – 6:49 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron is now OUT tonight against the Spurs. – 6:49 PM

Brad Turner @BA_Turner
LeBron James out with right ankle soreness, per Lakers – 6:48 PM

Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Lakers star LeBron James (right ankle soreness) has been downgraded to OUT for tonight’s game against San Antonio. – 6:48 PM

Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi
LeBron James is OUT for tonight’s game against the Spurs. – 6:47 PM

Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
LeBron James is out tonight, per Lakers – 6:47 PM

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
LeBron James is officially OUT for tonight’s game against the Spurs. – 6:47 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Gregg Popovich on what LeBron James means to the younger generation: “Words wouldn’t adequately describe it. He’s an icon to so many people.” – 6:47 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron James is out tonight in San Antonio with right ankle soreness. – 6:47 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
#Spurs notebook leads off with a look at how Jakob Poeltl is handling a steady diet of marquee players to defend.
“He didn’t give an inch up to Giannis,” Devin Vassell says.
expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a…6:38 PM

Andrew Bogut @RogueBoguesPod
Basketball Pod Episode 39 – Andrew and Pro discuss Enes Kanter’s recent comments about China and if LeBron James will speak out.
Listen to it here 👇
https://t.co/u0OwdyEs2S
#LetsGetRogue #RogueBogues #NBA #China #EnesKanter pic.twitter.com/Y83WNgHgvR6:11 PM

Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
Larry Bird would have undergone a significant off-court change if he played the #Lakers‘ Showtime Era style of play.
#LakeShow #LakerNation #NBA75 #NBA
sportscasting.com/larry-bird-kne…5:56 PM

Jim Lefko @jimlefko
Jewish community leaders react to the hate speech and leaflets that an anti-semitic group has been spreading across San Antonio the past few days. Catch my story at 9 tonight on @KABBFOX29 and at 10 on @News4SA pic.twitter.com/HfeA3mlBh15:39 PM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
I’d probably be cautious with LeBron and sit him on both ends of this back-to-back. Not only does he get the rest, but you get two games of Melo playing big minutes at the 4, which is a nice chance to just spam the Russ-AD pick-and-roll with proper spacing and see how it looks. – 5:31 PM

DeAndre Jordan @DeAndre
#35 @TobiOye… – 5:25 PM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
“Have you seen Space Jam 2?”
Squid Game director Hwang Dong-hyuk fired shots at LeBron for critiquing his ending 👀
➡️ https://t.co/D2b8BPLuJ9 pic.twitter.com/r8TwSlCaam5:15 PM

Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
Dejounte Murray is headlining the upcoming 327 “Heat Up” collection for New Balance — with mis-matched colors throughout both pairs and nods to his hometown of Seattle.
Both pairs drop November 3rd. pic.twitter.com/4HP6XjkUSN4:49 PM

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
For the sickos who like to watch, Tuesday’s @LockedOnLakers pod, YouTube version. Among the topics, is the ire at DeAndre from Laker fans a) a bit overwrought and b) obscuring how Dwight hasn’t really played great so far, either? @LockedOnNBAPods
youtu.be/Tc5kWosPB_A?t=…4:23 PM

Alex Raskin @RaskinDailyMail
#Celtics center Enes Kanter blasts China and ‘hypocrite’ Nike over ‘SLAVE labor’ and offers to tour the country’s internment camps with brand icons LeBron James, Michael Jordan, and co-founder Phil Knight mol.im/a/10133427 via @MailOnline4:19 PM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
The @Marc D’Amico are the fifth team in NBA history to have two different players record a 40-point game within the first four games of a season:
✅ 1969-70 Lakers
✅ 1969-70 Sixers
✅ 2015-16 Thunder
✅ 2017-18 Magic
✅ 2021-22 Celtics pic.twitter.com/TS5KxrI5X13:31 PM

NBA Math @NBA_Math
Through games on Oct. 25, here’s how all members of the San Antonio Spurs have fared on both ends of the floor during the 2021-22 #NBA season, per TPA. pic.twitter.com/2Dk6GrqrHS3:20 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Lakers’ updated injury report: Wayne Ellington (left hamstring strain) is upgraded to questionable.
LeBron James (right ankle soreness) remains questionable. Trevor Ariza, Talen Horton-Tucker and Kendrick Nunn are out.
Sekou Doumbouya and Jay Huff are w/ the South Bay Lakers. – 2:47 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Waiting to see LeBron’s availability for tonight in San Antonio. pic.twitter.com/uW65L8RlMu2:40 PM