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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Denver Nuggets still believe Andrew Bynum and the Lakers play illegal defense all the time.
The Nuggets also realize it's on them to make the 7-foot shot-blocker's job a whole lot tougher, or their playoff stay will be short.
"He's not going to shrink by tomorrow," Arron Afflalo said Monday before the Nuggets' practice.
After getting one-sixth of all their shots blocked in a Game 1 loss, the Nuggets are redoubling their efforts to force their speedy tempo on the Lakers in Game 2 on Tuesday night.
Denver figures it's the only way to prevent Bynum from camping out underneath the basket alongside fellow 7-footer Pau Gasol, who blocked two shots of his own. Yet Bynum also spends enough time parked in the paint to earn several parking violations, according to Denver coach George Karl, who claims Los Angeles played "about 30" illegal defense possessions against the Nuggets' layup-dependent offense.
"Yeah, but we...
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For a guy who just scored 27 points and found himself on the winning end of a second consecutive playoff game, Andrew Bynum was in a lousy mood.
His answers, most of them anyway, are not worth repeating. It's not that they were offensive, just conspicuously short. Finally, someone thought to ask him why.
"I left a lot on the court today," he said. "I worked way...
LOS ANGELES – Confidence. The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Denver Nuggets with sincere confidence. The win was seriously one step shy of the thumping that the New York Knicks took from the Miami Heat.
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For once, Kobe Bryant smiled. For once, Andrew Bynum frowned.
The Lakers' two best players appeared to trade roles. Bryant usually remains stoic and serious during the NBA playoffs. Bynum often appears carefree.
Yet, the circumstances surrounding their differing body language actually revealed how they are resembling each other.
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The Nuggets threw a dizzying array of double teams at the Lakers' Andrew Bynum, but he just punished them in their 103-88 Game 1 victory Sunday over Denver with his own block party. Denver Coach George Karl felt the literal and figurative rejection, causing him to try plan B. Work the officials.
"He was playing nice illegal defense," Karl told reporters, including...
Once Sunday evening arrived, the Lakers could relax. They had just coasted to a double-digit Game 1 victory over the Denver Nuggets. Andrew Bynum's 10 blocks tied an NBA playoff record. The Lakers raved about their team effort and Mike Brown's preparation. But the learning hadn't stopped.
No, Brown didn't hold a lengthy film session or practice. Instead, many of...
The Lakers were out for blood on Sunday in game 1 against the Nuggets. Lakers came out swinging and never let up the entire game. The Nuggets never led and ultimately lost 103-88. Andrew Bynum was particularly impressive setting several records. He tied the NBA playoff record for blocks (10), he also scored his first [...]
LOS ANGELES -- Andrew Bynum said after finishing the Lakers' final pre-playoff practice Saturday: "We're well aware we need to come out and make a statement in the first game." Bynum wanted the Lakers to re-establish themselves as a threat to win what would be a third NBA championship in four years by dominating the Denver Nuggets, and that's just what happened...
Kobe Bryant scored 31 points, Andrew Bynum posted the Lakers' first playoff triple-double in 21 years with an NBA postseason record-tying 10 blocked shots, and Los Angeles thoroughly controlled the tempo in a playoff-opening 103-88 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.
Bynum, the Lakers' All-Star center coming off his best regular season, also had 10 points and 13 rebounds...
EL SEGUNDO, CA -- Since the Lakers were embarrassingly swept out of last season's NBA Playoffs by eventual champion Dallas in the second round, nothing has been easy for the 16-time NBA Champions.
Following a work stoppage, the negated trade with New Orleans (at the time owned by the league and run by David Stern) for All Star point guard Chris Paulwho ended up down the hall...
LOS ANGELES -- Despite the fact that they head back home down 2-games-to-none in their opening round playoff series against the Lakers, the Denver Nuggets aren't going back as a thoroughly beaten basketball team.
Yes, Los Angeles took Game One convincingly, never trailing and finishing with a 103-88 win. Kobe Bryant scored 31 and center Andrew Bynum collected his first-ever...