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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.'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.'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.'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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