Last night wasn’t the kind of night that’s fun to write about, at least not from a Laker-centric point of view. I’m sure Denver fans are as pleased as punch. The other team brought it, and Kobe’s last ditch alchemy aside, this one’s best buried where no one will ever find it. For those who like to prolong the pain, here’s some links.
Ken Berger at CBS Sports reports that Kobe needs others to step up and play with a sense of urgency.
Matt Moore at Eye on Basketball writes about last night’s game – the JaVale McGee show.
Best video I’ve seen all day, from J.A. Adande, on Around the Horn.
Last night’s rapid reaction by Brian Kamenetzky at the Land O’Lakers.
Andy Kamenetzky at the LOL, interviews Mike Brown about back court choices.
Kevin Ding at the OC Register, Kobe’s 43 isn’t enough.
Dexter Fishmore at Silver Screen and Roll, on last night’s loss.
Bynum being Bynum by the Great Mambino at Silver Screen and Roll.
Marc Spears at Yahoo Sports, more about Bynum’s unwise remarks.
Suki Thind at Lakers Nation, the Lakers coming up short, along with video stuff.
By my count, MWP has one game left in the league’s time out corner. He’s been coming to practice and generally keeping himself involved and motivated and for that I applaud him. I’m not saying we would have won last night with his defensive intensity and occasional outside shot… actually strike that, I am saying we would have won. Next up, the mile-high city redux, once more without Peace.
– Dave Murphy