Lakers beat Nuggets: The reactions

March, 1, 2010
3/01/10
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We analyzed the heck out several moments and relayed some chatter about excessive chatter. Here's more reading material for the masses:

GAME REPORTS

-Mike Bresnhan, L.A. Times
-Kevin Ding, Orange County Register
-Andrew Feinstein, Denver Stiffs
-Benjamin Hochman, Denver Post
-Jeremy Wagner, Roundball Mining Company
-Elliott Teaford, Los Angeles Daily News
-Dan Weber, Press-Enterprise

NOTEBOOKS
-Bresnahan (LAT), on the second-half defense
-Hochman (DP), on the Nuggs' pursuit of Big Z
-Teaford (LADN), on Artest's defense
-Broderick Turner (LAT), on Ron Artest's defense
-Weber (PE), on Artest setting a tone and trying to lose weight

COLUMNS

-J.A. Adande, ESPN.com, questioning the Nuggets championship credentials
-Ding (OCR), on the Lakers conquering brawn with brains
-John Ireland, ESPNLosAngeles.com, on the Lakers' Jekyll and Hyde performance in victory
-Craig Kwasniewski, The Association, on the Lakers finally showing up for a big game
-Arash Markazi, ESPNLosAngeles.com, on Artest's effect on the game
-Dave McMenamin, ESPNLosAngeles.com, on the Lakers silencing the trash talking Nuggets
-Mark Medina, Lakers Blog, on Artest being the key to victory
-Jeff Miller (OCR), on Artest officially "arriving" as a Laker
-Randy Youngman (OCR), refuting those who think Kobe's bad shooting makes him a liability

NBA
-Allen Iverson's return to Philly remains up in the air.
-Big Z, according to his agent, hasn't made up his mind about returning to Cleveland. Plenty o' teams would love to enlist the services of the big lug. In the meantime, Cleveland could definitely use him, since Shaq is expected to miss 8 weeks after thumb surgery.
-The Rockets future plans still hinge on Yao Ming coming back healthy.
-The Timberwolves suspend an apologetic Al Jefferson after a DWI arrest.
-Dwight Howard remains a whistle magnet.
-Rook Dante Cunningham has grown up a lot this season for the Blazers.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Kobe Bryant
PTS AST STL MIN
25.2 4.8 1.4 35.4
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsJ. Hill 8.6
AssistsK. Bryant 4.8
StealsK. Bryant 1.4
BlocksE. Davis 1.2