Found May 02, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
LOS ANGELES -- Denver Nuggets coach George Karl has won the seventh-most games of any coach in NBA history, so he can tell when a team is ready for the playoffs and when one isn't. Karl's inexperienced Nuggets weren't prepared in their postseason opener Sunday against the Lakers, but they vowed to come back Tuesday night at Staples Center with more speed and aggressiveness. They did so only sporadically in a Game 2 that left the Lakers looking like NBA Finals threats again. Los Angeles never lost its early lead and won again, 104-100, taking a 2-0 lead in the first-round Western Conference playoff series. "We're young and we're learning," Karl said. The Nuggets started slowly but eventually found some playoff aggressiveness with the help of point guard Ty Lawson's 25 points on 11-of-17 shooting. That wasn't as much production as the Lakers got from Kobe Bryant (38 points on 15-of-29 shooting) and Andrew Bynum (playoff-career-high 27 po...

Mike Brown reacts to illegal defense accusation

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...

Lakers' Andrew Bynum critical of his own play

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. The Lakers' 104-100 Game 2 victory Tuesday...

Lakers fan videobombs Beckhams on Kiss Cam

Kobe steals the show to lift Lakers over Nuggets 104-100

LOS ANGELES – It was Kobe, Kobe and more Kobe. It was known that if the Lakers were going to keep Denver at bay for the entire series that Bryant would start having runaway games. Please click the link to read the rest of this story and watch recap footage of the game.

Nuggets' Chandler likely back by camp

The Denver Nuggets say forward Wilson Chandler is expected to be ready by the start of training camp next season after undergoing surgery to repair a labral tear in his left hip. The arthroscopic procedure was performed Monday by Dr. Marc Philippon. Chandler arrived in Denver last year as part of the blockbuster trade that sent Carmelo Anthony to the New York Knicks. He played...

Tyson Chandler dunks on Mike Miller

Yesterday, during the Lakers-Nuggets game I tweeted my reaction when Kenneth Faried was given a technical for taunting after a dunk he made. Seems as though he wasn’t the only one as Tyson Chandler was giving a technical for the same reason.

Report: Lakers' Jordan Hill charged

Los Angeles Lakers center Jordan Hill is facing assault charges in Houston after he allegedly choked a family member, reported Monday. The incident allegedly took place in late February when Hill was still a member of the Houston Rockets. The Houston district attorney's office charged the 24-year-old bench player with third-degree felony assault, according to the report...

Lakers' Hill charged in alleged choking incident

Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill, who played an important role in Game 1 of the series against the Denver Nuggets, was charged with a third-degree felony on Monday for allegedly choking a woman, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. The incident occurred in February when Hill was a member of the Houston Rockets, and he is scheduled to appear at a Houston court Tuesday...

Lakers draw lessons from Clippers' comeback effort

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...

Bryant, Bynum Have Grown Closer Since All-Star Weekend

Andrew Bynum has played excellent basketball over the second half of the season and into the playoffs for the Lakers.

Andrew Bynum talks after his big game

Hear from the Lakers center after LA takes 2-0 lead on Denver.

Kenneth Faried #1 Rookie play of the year

You could say it was the year of the Manimal in Denver, Colorado this year. After watching this, you can see why his play was chosen #1 out of all the rookie plays of the season. Rudy Fernandez who threw a no-look alley-oop to the Manimal was a thing of beauty!! Let’s see some of [...]

Nuggets hoping for fast start vs. Lakers

DENVER (AP) -- Speedy point guard Ty Lawson believes more running and better rebounding will get the Denver Nuggets back into their first-round series with the Los Angeles Lakers. And coach George Karl thinks it boils down to controlling the paint, preventing Lakers center Andrew Bynum from dominating down low. Or the trick to turning this series around could be something as simple...
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