Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter )

Mike Trudell

Bio Beat reporter for @Lakers; @SpectrumSN 📺 sideline reporter/host/analyst; Host of @PC1LakersPod🎙. @NorthwesternU alum; Insta: @MikeTrudell.
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TweetDeck : LAL led by as many as 10 late in the 1st Q (getting 3’s from Kuzma, KCP and Dudley off the bench) before allowing a Nets run to close the quarter. The lead is down to 3 at 38-35.

TweetDeck : Like many teams, Brooklyn has no matchup at the 4 for Anthony Davis, who’s up to 8 points on 2 of 3 FG’s plus 4 of 4 FT’s, LAL leading 21-15 at the 5-minute mark.

TweetDeck : Not a sharp start for the Lakers, who’ve hit 2 of 8 shots, turned it over twice and not gotten back in transition twice, leading to a pair of Taurean Prince layups and an 8-4 deficit into the first time out at the 9:00 mark.

TweetDeck : Howard will have to be a bit more wary than usual of foul trouble in McGee’s absence. He and AD both have a foul apiece at the 10:45 mark of the 1st, BKN making 2 of their 4 FTA’s.

TweetDeck : Earlier this week, Aaron Larsuel and I broke down our Western All-Star teams on the Official Lakers Podcast, featuring LeBron + AD. Rest of my list out West: Kawhi; Doncic; Harden; Jokic; Lillard; Gobert; CP3; Mitchell; Ingram; Booker: apple.co/36k6ujg twitter.com/Lakers/status/…

Tweetbot for iΟS : Frank Vogel talks with Mike Trudell about the #Lakers continuing their next man up mentality with Javale McGee ruled out tonight vs. the Nets.

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Tweetbot for iΟS : Frank Vogel said he’s pleased with the Lakers effort and record to this point, but is taking no victory laps at this point of a season where they have much bigger goals: “We’ve accomplished nothing.”

Tweetbot for iΟS : Dwight Howard will start at center tonight for the first time this season in JaVale McGee’s absence (flu-like symptoms).

Tweetbot for iΟS : Anthony Davis will start tonight. Frank Vogel said AD tweaked the gluteus maximus area that kept him out recently last night vs. the Knicks, but he played through it and is good to play tonight as well.

Tweetbot for iΟS : McGee’s absence will also mean more small lineups for LAL with AD at center (provided he plays - he’s listed as “questionable” - to open up more PT for Kuzma and possibly Dudley (against his former team). Brooklyn is without DeAndre Jordan and will play smaller than usual.

Tweetbot for iΟS : JaVale McGee is out tonight in Brooklyn with flu-like symptoms. Would expect Dwight Howard to start at center opposite Jarrett Allen, but we’ll see what Frank Vogel says momentarily.

Tweetbot for iΟS : The Lakers come into this game 5th in defensive rating. They opened the season fluctuating between the top 3 spots before falling several positions as the offense kept climbing (currently 4th), but the defense has been better of late. They were 3rd before the Boston blowout.

TweetDeck : Injury update for LAL tonight at Brooklyn: Rajon Rondo (avulsion fracture of right ring finger) and Kyle Kuzma (sore left ankle) are probable, and Anthony Davis (gluteus maximus contusion) is questionable.