Morning Buzz

Now that we’ve been getting some of the blog issues resolved, we’ll be posting with a lot more frequently in this space throughout the playoffs.

With such a long break between games, today was a pretty light day for both the Lakers and Nuggets. Big things to look for in tonight’s Game 2, are the adjustments each coach makes. Look for the Nuggets to go big, with Linas Kleiza in the lineup in place of Anthony Carter, continue to mix in some zone defense, and try to be more physical with Pau Gasol. Look for the Lakers to try and get Kobe Bryant on track earlier in the game and slow the tempo down a bit, if Denver goes with a big lineup.

Anyway, here’s a quick rundown of today’s stories:

Elliott Teaford breaks down the chess game in the Daily News.

Jonathan Abrams explains how a new space-age treadmill is helping injured Lakers mend quicker in today’s Times.

Mike Bresnahan checks in on the team’s mood.

Brad Turner talks about the physical nature of Game 1 in the Press Enterprise.

Kevin Ding predicts that Derek Fisher could be th hero in Game 2 in the Orange County Register.

Benjamin Hochman reports on the Nuggets plan to use more zone defense tonight in the Denver Post.

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