Can the Lakers steal a road win at Denver? (Web links)

--The Times’ Ben Bolch explains how Andrew Bynum remains his own toughest critic.’s Henry Abbott believes Kobe Bryant might be contributing to Bynum’s frustration.

--The Orange County Register’s Janis Carr highlights Matt Barnes’ optimism that he’ll finally win an NBA ring.

--The Denver Post’s Chris Dempsey looks at where the Nuggets stand in terms of roster makeup.’s Scott Howard-Cooper mentions how Ramon Sessions feels ready for the postseason.


--The Denver Post’s Benjamin Hochman explains how the Nuggets are trying to find various ways to contain Bryant. Good luck. Hochman also looks at Danilo Gallinari’s success in the Lakers-Nuggets series.

--ESPN Los Angeles’ Brian Kamenetzky notes that Andrew Bynum can remain dominant both on offense and defense so long as he’s engaged.

--The Daily News’ Elliott Teaford notes the difficulty the Lakers have winning in Denver.’s Mike Trudell talks with the Denver Post’s Benjamin Hochman previewing Game 3.’s Adrian Wojnarowski believes the Knicks need to throw all the money needed to lure Phil Jackson to coach their team.

--Silver Screen and Roll’s C.A. Clark argues that playoff performances don’t carry over into the next series.

--Forum Blue and Gold’s Philip Barnett breaks down Bryant’s matchup with Denver guard Arron Afflalo.

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Tweet of the Day: “A comb-in-hair Bynum discussing how he’s intent upon growing out a full Afro. Could take a year, he says” -- LakersReporter (’s Mike Trudell)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: “Andrew Bynum is the best Center in the Playoffs. Centers and defense win Championships.” -- Jon K.