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The Denver Nuggets attempted to come back from a 13 point deficit with 7:09 remaining in their second game of their Post Season match-up against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center on Tuesday night. The visitors were able to cut the Lakers lead to four points; but could never get any closer and Los Angeles held on to win the game 104-100 and take a 2-0 lead in their best of seven first round series.
Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant was the leading scorer for the night as he notched 38 points while his fellow All-Star center Andrew Bynum scored 27 points in the victory. Ty Lawson had a team high 25 points for Denver while Kenneth Faried had another strong performance as he racked up a double-double including 14 points.
Bryant would knock down eight points in the final 1:44 of the first and the Lakers would be on top 32-25 at the end of the period. The Nuggets would tie the score at 36-36 with 7:07 left in the second when Faried tipped a shot into the cylinder. The Lakers w...
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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.
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As soon as he could, Kobe Bryant ditched the plastic mask.
He couldn't right away. Bryant needed it to protect his broken nose and relieve pain after suffering a concussion during the 2012 NBA All-Star game. Even if he scored 342 points through 11 games while wearing the gear, Bryant sounded eager to ditch it after describing wearing the mask as "like a sauna on my face...
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...
You know when Metta World Peace doesn’t have to pass the ball to Kobe Bryant? When he’s serving a seven-game suspension for cracking an opponent in the head with an elbow. Otherwise, the funny little clip you see above that I Am a GM shared with us is pretty accurate. And why shouldn’t it be? World Peace certainly isn’t a scorer, and the Lakers have done pretty well in the...
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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Andrew Bynum has played excellent basketball over the second half of the season and into the playoffs for the Lakers.
Hear from the Lakers center after LA takes 2-0 lead on Denver.
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 (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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kobe Bryant scored 38 points, Andrew Bynum followed up his playoff-opening triple-double with 27 points and nine rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers weathered Denver's late rally for a 104-100 victory over the Nuggets on Tuesday night, taking a 2-0 series lead.
Pau Gasol had 13 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for the third-seeded Lakers, who still haven...
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...
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...