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George Karl: Staples Center 'a stage'

Updated: May 1, 2012, 11:04 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- There might be 16 championship banners hanging from the rafters and Jack Nicholson sitting courtside, but Staples Center is not an intimidating place to play, according to Denver Nuggets coach George Karl.

"This is not a hot building. It's kind of a stage. It's a Broadway stage," Karl said before the Nuggets took on the Lakers in Game 2 of their first-round Western Conference playoff series on Tuesday. "It has a history and an energy to it, but it's not one of those ...

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