As for the starters coming back in, I like it. The Lakers need as much practice as they can get within the offense. May as well get reps in while they're still warm and playing another team as opposed to having to practice tomorrow.
Kevin Harlan is like the only national tv announcer that gets this excited for Kobe/actually defends Kobe, I like him. Most others barely get excited when he does well, especially Mike Torico, who frequently creams his pants over LeBron.