Found May 13, 2012 on Hoops Addict:
While the Lakers “bigs” got all the credit from ESPN and the major media outlets Saturday for stepping up in a 96-87 victory over the Denver Nuggets in Game 7, it’s clear defense was the difference. Specifically Ron Artest, or Metta World Peace, who completely shut down whoever he was guarding Saturday in his return from a seven-game suspension.

Nuggets feeling good about future

The Denver Nuggets are one-and-done in the NBA playoffs again. Only this ouster has a much different feel. The young team grew up in a hurry in taking the star-studded Los Angeles Lakers to the brink before losing a thrilling Game 7 at the Staples Center on Saturday night. They even impressed Kobe Bryant, who said the Nuggets ''showed a lot of heart.'' Along with...

Pau Gasol shines as the Lakers escape elimination by the Denver Nuggets.

LOS ANGELES—By all accounts the Lakers should not have been hanging on by a sliver in the fourth period of Game 7. There should never have been a Game 7. There should never have even have been a Game 6. So how does this happen? It happens when teams start to take their wins for granted. To read this story and watch a video recap please click the link below.

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Kim Kardashian and her boyfriend, rapper Kanye West, attended the L.A. Lakers-Denver Nuggets Game 7 playoff match-up Saturday night. Kim was seen by all in the Staples Center showing off a leather dress, while Kanye wore a regular -- high price -- white shirt, blue jeans and a pair of boots.Maybe Kim was the Lakers "good luck charm", as the team pulled off the win against...

The butterfly effect: JaVale McGee morphs into defensive stalwart

Maybe we didn’t notice JaVale McGee’s defensive prowess because he toiled away on a horrible Washington Wizards team for the first three and a half years of his career but now that he is with the Denver Nuggets, Denver’s interior defense has been much improved. McGee has taken his athletic, high-energy game and caused fits for the Los Angeles Lakers’ All-Star center Andrew...

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Think there isn’t any bad blood between the Thunder and Lakers? Think again. The dislike Thunder fans have toward Metta World Peace was evident prior to Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Monday when the forward was booed in warmups, intros, and every time he touched the ball during the game. The dislike toward MWP goes back to the regular season when he concussed...
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