Lakers power forward Jordan Hill tries to block a driving layup by Nuggets… (Mark J. Terrill / Associated…)
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan reports on Lakers reserve power forward Jordan Hill being accused of choking a girlfriend and being charged with a third-degree felony on Monday. Bresnahan talked to Hill's agent, Kevin Bradbury, who said a court date in Houston hasn't been set yet.
--The Times' Ben Bolch highlights George Karl's dissatisfaction with his post players.
--The Denver Post's Chris Dempsey explains how the Lakers' bench diversified their offense.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding provides a glimpse of Andrew Bynum's off-season plans.
--The Denver Post's Benjamin Hochman explains how the Nuggets hope to improve their screens.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky lauds the Lakers' discipline in Game 1 against the Nuggets.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky explains in good detail how Mike Brown's playoff run will significantly depend on how successful he is in getting the Lakers to buy into him.
--The Denver Post's Mark Kiszla believes the Nuggets are using the NBA playoffs to find the center of the future.
--Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins explains how Bynum has retaken a crucial defensive role.
--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford says the Lakers don't expect Hill to miss any practice or games because of his pending court case. Teaford also passes along the Lakers' amusement over Karl's contention that Bynum played illegal defense.
Tweet of the Day: "Metta's elbow. Rondo's ejection. Then Amare's glass-breakage. Hopefully self-destruction comes in threes and no one tries to up ante tonight" -- ESPNSteinLine (ESPN.com's Marc Stein)
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