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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Lakers Late Night Replay, Game 5 vs. Denver (plus postgame video)

By the Kamenetzky Brothers

The Nuggets played Game 5 like their season depended on it (can't imagine why) and the Lakers played like they wanted one more view of the Rocky Mountains before next season.

As a result, there will be a Game 6 Thursday night in Denver. Lakers lose, 102-99 Tuesday at Staples Center.

On tonight's edition of Lakers Late Night, we get into a very disappointing loss, starting with ...
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Click below for postgame video from Bryant, Mike Brown, Bynum, Gasol, Jordan Hill, and more:

Kobe Bryant on the need for more contributions from the supporting cast:
Kobe, on the need for better outside shooting:
Kobe, on Andrew Bynum's comments about closeout games:
Kobe, on the impact of the team's offense on its defense, need to hit shots:
Kobe, on losing a chance to rest for OKC (good line on that) and his approach offensively, Q4 run:
Andrew Bynum on his comments about closeout games:
Bynum on his defense against Denver and Denver's defense:
Pau Gasol on the need to play better against Denver:
Gasol on Denver's pace and the need for improvement:
Gasol on the need to establish a better inside-game against Denver:
Jordan Hill on the Game 5 loss to Denver, Bynum and the inconsistent effort: