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Lakers 2-0 series lead over Denver has mixed signals (Web links)

May 02, 2012|By Mark Medina
  • The Lakers and Denver Nuggets tip-off Game 2 of the Western Conference quarterfinals at Staples Center on Tuesday.
The Lakers and Denver Nuggets tip-off Game 2 of the Western Conference quarterfinals… (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles…)

Game stories

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan highlights how the Lakers equally dominated and struggled in their 104-100 Game 2 victory Tuesday over the Denver Nuggets.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding mentions how Denver never led against the Lakers.

--The Denver Post's Benjamin Hochman provides the best lede capturing the Lakers and the Nuggets.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford credits the Lakers for handling Denver's aggressiveness.


--I highlight Ramon Sessions' big fourth quarter.

--The Times' Ben Bolch is hardly impressed with how Devin Ebanks and Matt Barnes played in Game 2.

--The Denver Post's Chris Dempsey credits Ty Lawson's effort.

--Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins marvels at well rested Kobe Bryant appears.


--The Times' Bresnahan credits Jordan Hill for playing well off the bench despite his pending court case involving a third-degree felony.

--The Daily News' Teaford mentions how Hill was "shocked" about the allegations.


--The Times' Bill Plaschke praises Bryant's Game 2 dominance.

--Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski talks to Bryant, who admitted that he was worried he didn't have enough in the tank after the season ended last year.

--The Daily News' Vincent Bonsignore muses over Denver playing him single coverage.

--The Denver Post's Mark Kiszla mentions how the Nuggets often wilt in the playoffs.

--Fox Sports' Mark Kriegel argues Bynum's restlessness is good for the Lakers.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin believes the Lakers can win the NBA title so long as they stay healthy.

--The Orange County Register's Jeff Miler notices the Lakers are winning mostly on their defense.

--The Orange County Register's Mark Whicker explains how the Lakers are benefitting from feeling rested.


--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers' Game 2 win over Denver.

--Pro Basketball Talk's Brett Pollakoff mentions how Denver shows signs of life.'s Mike Trudell provides a running diary of the Lakers-Nuggets game.

--Forum Blue and Gold's R.R. Magellan breaks down the good, the bad and ugly.

--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore marvels at Bryant's dominance.

Tweet of the Day: "Jordan Hill's felony assault hearing rescheduled for June 8, The Times has learned. An attorney appeared on his behalf yesterday in Houston." -- Mike_Bresnahan (L.A. Times' Lakers beat reporter Mike Bresnahan)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "Andrew Bynum continues to improve... and impress. The fake season is over... and the real one begun. I believe." -- Jon. K

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