Nuggets from my notebook from Monday's series-clinching win over the Lakers.
- I said 90 minutes before the game that if Andrew Bynum scored 30, the Lakers would win. But if Kobe Bryant scored 30, the Lakers would lose. Bynum finished with 10 points. Kobe finished with 42. The thought process was simple and has shown itself to be accurate time and time again. When the Lakers play as a team, they're an awfully tough team to beat. But when Bryant goes one-on-five and plays hero ball, they're an easy out. That's what L.A. was tonight, and the writing was on the wall very early on.