Game stream: Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers

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The Phoenix Suns (0-1) play against the Los Angeles Lakers (1-1) at STAPLES Center

Game Time: 10:00 PM EDT on Friday October 22, 2021

Phoenix Suns 0, Los Angeles Lakers 0 (10:00 pm ET)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Christian Clark @cclark_13
Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso. The new LeBron and D-Wade on the fastbreak. (At least when they play the Pelicans.) – 10:10 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Myles Turner career-high night:
40 PTS
10 REB
5 3PT
3 BLK
He joins LeBron, Harden, Durant, Boogie, Vince and T-Mac as the only players in NBA history to put up those numbers (or better). pic.twitter.com/vIJnFEvIEy9:55 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns #Lakers starters.
Landry Shamet (foot) is active. #NBA75 pic.twitter.com/16ADWUnLSH9:39 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Landry Shamet was listed as probable with right foot soreness, but it appears he’ll be playing tonight – 9:35 PM

Eliot Clough @EliotClough
As AD is saying — offense is playing through BI and remaining patient. I like this. – 9:28 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“It’s a skill to navigate uncertainty.”
That was Monty Williams message before the bubble. #Suns went 8-0.
The message resurfaced in my head when @Dan Woike asked Williams about maintaining team culture amid Robert Sarver allegations
“I’m confident in the people we have.” pic.twitter.com/yvu7HVY18o9:22 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“I’m not going to comment about it until I have time to process a lot of information and get everything I need to know about the situation, but I’m good. Don’t ever worry about me. Our team is good. Our guys get to hoop.” Monty Williams on Robert Sarver allegations. #Suns pic.twitter.com/aLC7FhdAeg9:09 PM

The Ringer @ringernba
Dwight Howard should have made the #NBA75 list. #TheMismatch pic.twitter.com/xJSdwy68He9:05 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Monty Williams answering @Duane Rankin’s question about the reports/allegations the Suns are dealing with: pic.twitter.com/ifgeUqHBY98:54 PM

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel said it’s “pretty surreal” to have four players from the #NBA75 list on his team.
If you don’t know already, those players are: LeBron, AD, Westbrook and Carmelo – 8:41 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Monty Williams, who coached Russell Westbrook as an assistant in OKC, says he’s confident that he will find his way with the Lakers because he’s done it every year. “He’ll figure it out. I hope it’s not tonight.” – 8:39 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“I’ve been through a lot in my life, and basketball is place I get to have great joy.” Monty Williams when asked about not allowing the Robert Sarver accusations to affect team culture.
He also said that he needs more information and process it. #Suns8:38 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Suns coach Monty Williams on why he believes the Robert Sarver accusations won’t affect the locker room pic.twitter.com/lWoB2zBgJg8:35 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Monty Williams on keeping the Suns focused despite what’s going on with the impending Sarver story: “I’m not gonna talk about any of that, and nothing will invade or erode our culture. That’s something that we’ve said from Day 1.” – 8:33 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Big difference between Rockets tonight and Wednesday: Jae’Sean Tate. Has 7 points, 4 rebounds, three assists in eight minutes. Usual defensive energy. – 8:32 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
The Phoenix Suns announce that coach Monty Williams will only be taking basketball questions tonight at his pregame press conference, and he won’t respond to the statement the organization released earlier today. – 8:31 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Suns spokesman said coach Monty Williams is only addressing basketball-related questions during his pre-game availability – 8:30 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Frank Vogel on the Top 75, regarding Dwight Howard: “He should for sure be on the list.”
Vogel listed a few of Howard’s credentials, including being a 3-time Defensive Player of the Year. Perhaps the most impressive part of Howard’s resume: 8 times on an All-NBA team (5X 1st). – 8:24 PM

Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Vogel said same starting lineup of DJ, Bazemore, Bron, AD and Russ. – 8:23 PM

Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA
Much better start for Houston, up 15-8 after 6 minutes. Rockets playing an aggressive brand of defense, getting the ball up the floor quickly on the other end. Jae’Sean Tate’s energy is infectious. – 8:23 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Lakers coach Frank Vogel taking issue with Dwight Howard and Klay Thompson not being on NBA Top 75 list. Vogel called it “surreal” that LeBron, AD, Westbrook and Melo are all on the list pic.twitter.com/fqfCdJ22KS8:23 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Frank Vogel said Dwight Howard should’ve “for sure” been on the 75 greatest players list. – 8:22 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Frank Vogel on Dwight Howard’s omission from the 75th anniversary team: “He should for sure be on that list. For sure.”
Says he doesn’t focus too much on those lists, but was also surprised Joy Thompson was left off. – 8:21 PM

Bill Oram @billoram
Asked Frank Vogel about Dwight Howard being left off the NBA’s 75th anniversary list: “He should for sure be on the list,” Vogel said. “For sure.” – 8:21 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Frank Vogel says Dwight Howard “for sure” should have made the NBA’s Top 75 list, citing Howard being a three-time Defensive Player of the Year and 11th all-time in rebounding. – 8:21 PM

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel on Dwight Howard snub on #NBA75: “He should for sure be on the list. For sure.” – 8:21 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Vogel said the Suns were a terrific team that didn’t get enough credit last year, and that it wouldn’t have surprised him if they had gone to the Finals against healthy opponents – 8:20 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Vogel on Kendrick Nunn’s absence (out for at least 2/3 weeks): “Kendrick is a hell of a player, and we had him penciled in as a rotation player … I loved the idea of him playing off Russ and LeBron … (tough) loss for us.” – 8:19 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Frank Vogel says the Lakers are going with the same starting lineup with DeAndre Jordan at the 5 alongside Anthony Davis. Mentioned Deandre Ayton’s size and how “he shot 80% against us in the playoffs” as part of his reasoning – 8:17 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
The Lakers will play the same starting five tonight: DeAndre Jordan, Anthony Davis, LeBron James, Kent Bazemore and Russell Westbrook. – 8:17 PM

Bill Oram @billoram
Frank Vogel said the starters will remain the same against the Suns as in the opener: LeBron, AD, Westbrook, Jordan and Bazemore – 8:17 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Lakers coach Frank Vogel keeping with same starting lineup vs Suns: LeBron, AD, Westbrook, Jordan, Bazemore – 8:17 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Same starters for the Lakers as the opener tonight: Westbrook, Bazemore, LeBron, AD and Jordan. – 8:17 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
The Lakers are going with the same starters against the Suns as the Warriors. – 8:16 PM

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel says he will go with the same starters as the season opener tonight when they face the Suns. – 8:16 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Frank Vogel said the Lakers are using the same starting lineup tonight. – 8:16 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
We’re at least getting Giddey vs. Green on one end. Green is defending Giddey, but Giddey is on Jae’Sean Tate. – 8:16 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Fun to see legends in other markets pull up to games. Ex-Eagles RB Brian Westbrook is in the house. – 8:13 PM

Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
Klay did not make the 75 Greatest Team. Because he’s not one of the 75 Greatest. He didn’t get snubbed. Resume: 5x All-Star, 2x All-NBA, 1x All-Defense. Way too thin. He’s only played 615 games. Only AD has played fewer. And he didn’t deserve to be on. – 8:03 PM

James Plowright @British_Buzz
A weird offensive foul, a stupid push off on Rubio, can’t have Melo getting into foul trouble every game, he needs to understand he’s too important for that – 7:51 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
After making #NBA75 greatest ever team, #Suns All-Star point guard Chris Paul 7 points shy of being first player in #NBA history to post 20K career points, 10K career assists (w/video interview with Paul). https://t.co/nT4aHdww6J pic.twitter.com/5DfFKF1T2B7:43 PM

Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
Same starters for the Rockets today:
Kevin Porter Jr.
Jalen Green
Jae’Sean Tate
Christian Wood
Daniel Theis – 7:35 PM

Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Russell Westbrook ball possession stats, Ja Morant channeling Derrick Rose, Bulls D’ing up and Mavs shot quality metrics.
10 wild overreactions from NBA opening week… 👇👇👇
sportingnews.com/us/nba/news/nb…7:18 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Suns, Sarver statements decry reported allegations of racism, sexual harassment by owner in forthcoming story nba.nbcsports.com/2021/10/22/sun…7:15 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Chris Paul, who was a member of the Clippers when the Donald Sterling recording blew up, has to be thinking “not this again.” – 6:59 PM

Lang Greene @LangGreene
Regarding Phoenix and Robert Sarver … I am very curious about the racism angle with a current black GM and black coach … And loads of former black coaches (Lindsey hunter, Terry Porter, frank Johnson, Alvin gentry, Earl Watson) since 2004 – 6:51 PM

Tim Cato @tim_cato
wow just read the suns statement pic.twitter.com/6aVZwoMF2J6:44 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Phoenix #Suns team owner Robert Sarver ‘wholly shocked’ by allegations of racism, sexism in upcoming story azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral6:40 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Suns play a basketball game in 3.5 hours – 6:27 PM

Jamie Hudson @JamieHudson_
Blazers Injury Report:
Tony Snell (right foot sprain) is out for Saturday’s game vs. Phoenix. – 6:15 PM

Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
So not sure I’ve ever seen this before. The Suns just sent out a press release denying claims found in a story…that hasn’t published yet – 5:55 PM

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
Official statement from the Suns: pic.twitter.com/nXTmMwMJsr5:55 PM

Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
The allegations are directed at Suns owner Robert Sarver, who in a three-paragraph response denies any misconduct, specifically racial or gender discrimination. – 5:54 PM

Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
The Suns, in response for what they say is a pending ESPN story, deny its contents. “Documentary evidence in our possession and eyewitness accounts directly contradict the reporter’s accusations,” team says. – 5:52 PM

Sean Highkin @highkin
The Suns just sent out an email – 5:50 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Phoenix Suns have released a statement on the story in the process of being reported on Robert Sarver. They are calling these “baseless claims.”
“Especially based on lies, innuendo, and a false narrative to attack our organization and its leadership.” pic.twitter.com/7AmewuQ7xN5:50 PM

DeAndre Jordan @DeAndre
#35 @TobiOye… – 5:49 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Statement from the Suns and Robert Sarver: pic.twitter.com/CMcMhzY8Lh5:49 PM

Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
Robert Sarver and his group bought the Suns for $401 million in 2004. That same franchise could probably sell for at least $1.7 billion now. Even if he loses, he wins. – 5:13 PM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Suns owner Robert Sarver to be in big troubles: NBA to accuse him of racism and sexism? sportando.basketball/en/suns-owner-…4:51 PM

Bill Oram @billoram
Avery Bradley feared his teammates felt like he quit on them. But as he watched from home as the Lakers celebrated the 2020 title, he got a call from Rob Pelinka. “That made me feel so good,” he told ⁦@TheAthletic⁩. “Like I was part of the team.” theathletic.com/2907155/2021/1…4:46 PM

Jordan Schultz @Schultz_Report
🚨 Breaking: The NBA is preparing for a massive story accusing #Suns owner Robert Sarver of racism, sexism and sexual harassment in a series of incidents, sources say. With enough evidence to support such claims, there’s a real chance the league would forcibly remove Sarver. – 4:31 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
With Chris Paul being named to the #NBA75 team, I asked Devin Booker if he’ll be on 100th anniversary team.
First, he said he’ll be old.
Booker 24. So he’ll be 49 and closing fast on 50 as his birthday is Oct. 30.
Then he said “We’ll cross that bride when we get there.” #Suns4:30 PM

Dave McMenamin @mcten
New story: Karl Malone’s scoring mark. Dirk Nowitzki’s 3s. Oscar Robertson’s assists. (And John Havlicek’s missed shots.) These are just a few of the milestones LeBron James is in range to pass this season. es.pn/2XAC8L94:22 PM

Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
I started covering the NBA during @Dwight Howard’s rookie year. I watched him develop into one of the NBA’s best players – an MVP runner-up – and he was DOMINANT in his prime. This piece is spot on.
Put some respect on Dwight Howard’s name (by @NekiasNBA): basketballnews.com/stories/put-so…4:00 PM

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