Saturday, May 12, 2012

Lakers game

  • When the Lakers won Game 4 in Denver to take a 3-1 lead, the odds that this series would reach seven games seemed long. L.A.
  • (What to watch - ESPN)
  • LOS ANGELES — Its a tense day in L.A. — Game 7 is tonight. The Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers are tied 3-3 in their NBA playoff series, with a one game between the winner and a new series against Oklahoma City.
  • (Denver Post)
  • Metta World Peace didnt just cost himself $348,000. He also hurt the Lakers chances at an easy first-round playoff series if not worse.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • The writing seemed to be on the wall after the Los Angeles Lakers edged the Denver Nuggets, 92-88, in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series to take a 3-1 lead. That writing seemed to say that the Lakers were moving on. Not so fast.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Former Laker legend Magic Johnson wasnt shy about the stakes surrounding Saturdays Game 7 against the Nuggets for the Lakers. He put it simply: Mike Brown is gone if the Lakers lose.
  • (CBS Sports)
  • LOS ANGELES — Yet another distraction greeted the Lakers before Game 7 as the organization felt the need to back coach Mike Brown in a statement released Saturday in response to comments made by former Lakers star Magic Johnson the day before.
  • (Denver Post)
  • Mike Brown will not be coaching the Lakers if they lose this game, Johnson said. There would be so much pressure on [team executive] Jim Buss and the Laker organization to get rid of him.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • The Los Angeles Lakers hadnt even taken the floor for Game 7 of their first-round series with the Denver Nuggets on Saturday but received a vote of confidence from the franchise -- win or lose.
  • (USA Today)
  • If the Lakers win Saturday night to advance to the second round with only the first two games' times set: Game 1 Monday: at Oklahoma City, 6:30 p.m. Pacific, TNT Game 2 Wednesday: at Oklahoma City, 6:30 p.m.
  • (Orange County Register)
  • The Los Angeles Lakers' Game 7 against the Denver Nuggets may be more significant than assumed.
  • (Sporting News)

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