Lakers News, Rumors, and Recap: Lakers Play Game 4 Tonight

The Lakers have a chance to redeem Friday night’s loss against the Nuggets in Game 3 tonight tonight in Denver. Still on the road, tonight’s game is crucial; either the Lakers will come away with a big two-game lead at 3-1 or the Nuggets will tie up the series, adding intense pressure to the next three games.

In a few hours, Game 4 against the Nuggets will start, and the Lakers need to be on top of their game. A key to tonight’s game is to not have as many turnovers. Friday night, the Lakers gave away 15 possessions with turnovers. They also need to improve their rebounding. With two 7-footers playing, it’s not acceptable to allow teams to out-rebound them. The last thing the Lakers need is heart; Friday night’s performance was a little lackluster.

I would love to see the Lakers win tonight on the road and show Nuggets fans that they can’t be intimidated. Kobe had a word or two about zealous game-watchers who taunt the Black Mamba. He seems to feel fan taunting just adds to his drive to win.

Series Results
Game 1: Nuggets 88, Lakers 103
Game 2: Nuggets 100, Lakers 104
Game 3: Lakers 84, Nuggets 99 

Game 4, First Round, Western Conference
Los Angeles Lakers (2-1) at Denver Nuggets (1-2)
May 6, 2012
6:30 PM PST
Pepsi Center, Denver, C
TV: KCAL, TNT
Radio: 710 AM (English) 1330 AM (Spanish)

Nuggets Projected Starting Line-Up: PG: Ty Lawson SG: Arron Afflalo SF: Danilo Gallinari PF: Kenneth Faried C: Timofey Mosgov

Key Reserves: G Andre Miller, F Corey Brewer, C JaVale McGee, PF Al Harrington

Lakers Nation News

Kobe: Why Taunt Me?

Lakers Biggest Strength is the Front-Court

Bynum Wasn’t Ready for Game 3

Video: Lakers Plays of the Week

Mike Brown Not Concerned with Metta World Peace

Lakers vs Nuggets PreGame Report

Lakers News

Game 4 Preview and Chat [Forum Blue and Gold]

Bynum’s Actions Still a Concern for Lakers [Fox News]

Bynum- Bryant Bond Grows [OC Register]

Lakers Success or Failure Largely Hinges on Bynum [LA Times]

Sessions Continues to Rise in LA [Fox Ohio]

Lakers Game 4: What to Watch [ESPN]

Lakers Playing a Dangerous Game by Giving Nuggets Hope [Silver Screen and Roll]

Bynum Deserved Most Improved Player Award [LA Times]

Hill Felony Hearing Rescheduled for June [Fox News]

NBA News

Joey Crawford, NBA Referee, Retires After 35 Years [NY Times]

Are the Bulls Totally Screwed [SB Nation]

Chris Paul Leading Clippers Comeback Story [Yahoo Sports]

Shaq Earns Education Doctorate [ESPN]

Stan and Dwight: We Talk [NBA.com]

Nuggets Fans have a Sunglasses Problem [SB Nation]

Thunder Sweep the Makericks [Sports Illustrated]

Back When the Knicks Won [NY Times]

Why I Want the Thunder in the Second Round [Loud City]

Baron Davis’ Knee Injury Makes Miami Heat Recoil in Horror [SB Nation]

Pacers Waste Big Lead, Beat Magic in OT [Yahoo Sports]

Stoudemire Wants to Play on Sunday [NY Times]

Playoffs: Knicks, Bulls Win [SB Nation]

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