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George Karl accuses Lakers of playing illegal defense (Web links)

April 30, 2012|By Mark Medina
  • Nuggets Coach George Karl argued that the Lakers often played illegal defense in their 103-88 Game 1 win Sunday over the Nuggets
Nuggets Coach George Karl argued that the Lakers often played illegal defense… (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles…)

Game stories

--The Denver Post's Benjamin Hochman examines George Karl's contention that Andrew Bynum played plenty of illegal defense in the Lakers' 103-88 win Sunday over the Nuggets in Game 1 of their playoff series.

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan credits Bynum's defensive effort for leading the Lakers to victory.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding believes the Lakers' success will depend on their defense.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford highlights Bynum's block party.

Sidebars

--My post highlighting Devin Ebanks' effort filling in for Metta World Peace.

--The Times' Ben Bolch details Denver's struggles on offense.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr calls Bynum a "monster" on defense.

--The Denver Post's Christopher Dempsey mentions how Danilo Gallinari's good game went to waste.

Notebooks

--The Daily News' Teaford mentions how plenty of Kobe Bryant's teammates provided contributions.

Columns

--The Times' Bill Plaschke credits Bryant for empowering his teammates.

--The Daily News' Vincent Bonsignore muses that Bynum's great performance didn't earn him a spot in the interview room.

--The Denver Post's Mark Kizzla criticizes Ty Lawson's disappearing act.

--Fox Sports' Mark Kriegal argues the Lakers are a better team this season.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin explains how Bynum controlled Game 1.

--The Orange County Register's Jeff Miller believes Bynum has no fear.

--Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowksi reports Bynum sat on the team bus during the Lakers' season finale Thursday against the Kings. Wojnarowski also tracks Bynum's progress in both his game and behavior.

Blogs

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers-Nuggets game.

--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark argued Bynum's performance proves he knows the blueprint for success.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano breaks down the Lakers' defense.

Tweet of the Day: "I've been told that Jordan Hill *must* appear in person Tuesday at a Houston court at 9:30 a.m. CT. The Lakers play host to DEN at 7:30 p.m." -- Mike_Bresnahan (L.A. Times Lakers beat writer Mike Bresnahan)

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