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Can the Lakers close out series against Denver? (Web links)

May 08, 2012|By Mark Medina
  • Nuggets center JaVale McGee crashes into Lakers center Andrew Bynum, who was called for traveling on the play in the first half of Game 4 on Sunday in Denver.
Nuggets center JaVale McGee crashes into Lakers center Andrew Bynum, who… (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles…)

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan mentions how the Lakers have a 12-1 record since 2008 in closeout games.

--The Times' Ben Bolch explains why Lakers Coach Mike Brown is satisfied with how Matt Barnes and Devin Ebanks have done filling in for Metta World Peace.

--ESPN.com's Henry Abbott praises the Lakers' ball movement in their Game 4 win Sunday over Denver.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr explains how the Lakers have learned to trust one another more.

--The Oklahoman's Jenni Carlson says World Peace is trying to play the victim card.

--The Denver Post's Chris Dempsey highlights the importance that the Nuggets control the boards in Game 5.

--Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer takes serious issue with World Peace not apologizing to James Harden directly for giving him a concussion.

--The Denver Post's Benjamin Hochman believes the Nuggets need to get tougher against the Lakers.

--NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper appreciates the pressure Brown has faced as the Lakers' coach.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky highlights the Lakers' serious attitude about closing out against Denver early.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford also highlights Brown's satisfaction with Barnes and Ebanks.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell talks with Lakers play-by-play announcer Bill Macdonald.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano provides a few quick-hit thoughts on some timely topics.

--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark believes the Nuggets' decision to double-team Andrew Bynum at the expense of leaving Bryant open suggests they believe Bynum has surpassed Bryant.

Radio Interview: I talk all things Lakers with 1430 ESPN Radio' Guy Haberman.

Tweet of the Day: "Line of the night from Conan when Metta gives his 'I can't remember' answer when asked about his exploits: 'What's it like to be you?!' " -- mcten (ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin)


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