--The Times' Mike Bresnahan notices George Karl is trying to imitate Phil Jackson by working the officials.
--The Times' Ben Bolch comes up with a to-do list for the Nuggets to correct.
--Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer muses about Matt Barnes shooting extensively after the Lakers' Game 2 win Tuesday over Denver.
--Sheridan Hoops' Mark Heisler argues many NBA players are playing too dirty this season.
--The Denver Post's Benjamin Hochman details how Nuggets reserve Corey Brewer has found inspiration from his late father.
--ESPN.com's Beckley Mason remains impressed with the Nuggets' bench.
--Grantland's Bill Simmons ranks the 20 most fortunate breaks an NBA champion ever received.
--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford highlights Pau Gasol's effectiveness this postseason.
--Silver Screen and Roll's TheGreatMambino wonders if the Lakers really miss Metta World Peace.
Tweet of the Day: "Kobe fans would be rioting by now if he ever absorbed the steady contact allowed in Clippers-Grizzlies tonight." -- ESPNLandoLakers (ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky)