Blake's 'Podium Game' sinks Nuggets

Lakers' second-unit guard hits the dais, leaves Nuggets in daze after Game 4 win

Updated: May 7, 2012, 1:09 PM ET
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

DENVER -- In the NBA playoffs it's not necessarily about keeping players out of the paint or off the boards. It's about keeping them off the podium.

When the postseason arrives and the numbers of media members increase, the key players don't speak to reporters in the crowded locker rooms anymore. They're in the interview room, up on stage, with the logoed backdrop behind them, the cameras beaming their words on live television. Normally it's the province of the superstars, the one-name guys ...

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