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Mike Brown, Andrew Bynum take blame for Lakers' 99-90 loss to Denver Nuggets

January 2, 2012 |  8:00 am

Andrew Bynum

Game stories

--The Times' Ben Bolch focuses on Kobe Bryant's poor shooting effort in the Lakers' 99-90 loss Sunday to the Denver Nuggets. 

--The Denver Post's Benjamin Hochman outlines how the Nuggets guarded Kobe Bryant. 

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin explains why Lakers Coach Mike Brown and center Andrew Bynum took the blame for the Lakers' loss to Denver. Still, Brown made it clear he wished the Lakers utilized the post more and that his players, including Bryant, didn't take so many jump shots. 

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford faults the Lakers for not using enough of their inside game. 


--The Times' Ben Bolch explains how Luke Walton still provides informal advice to some of the players he coached during the lockout as a temporary assistant for the University of Memphis Tigers. 

--The Daily News' Teaford highlights Bryant becoming the youngest NBA player and sixth overall to score at least 28,000 points. 


--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers' 99-90 loss to the Denver Nuggets.'s Mike Trudell provides a running diary of the Lakers-Nuggets game. 

--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark blames the loss on Bryant. 

--Forum Blue and Gold's J.M. Poulard breaks down the good, the bad and the ugly in the Lakers' loss to Denver. 

Tweet of the Day: "Think Kobe was happy w/his 6-for-28 shooting night? He's currently breaking down the game film w/coaching staff on team plane." -- LakersReporter ('s Mike Trudell)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "Lakers would have won that game had kobe not shot the lakers out of it especially late in the game" -- Lorenzo Engracia

--Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers center Andrew Bynum pulls down a rebound between Denver big men Nene, left, and Timofey Mozgov in the first quarter Sunday. Credit: Chris Schneider / Associated Press