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Lakers' Blake, wife target of attacks on Twitter

Associated Press Modified: May 18, 2012 at 10:02 pm •  Published: May 18, 2012
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Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks concurred.

"Doesn't make sense," Brooks said. "It is an important game for both teams, but it's not that important. It makes no sense."

Blake was a Lakers hero when he hit a huge 3-pointer during a victory over Denver in Game 4 of the first round, and he scored a playoff career-high 19 points in Los Angeles' Game 7 victory over the Nuggets.

The veteran guard was taken aback by the online vitriol directed at him for just one shot.

"It is the unfortunate side of pro sports," said Blake, who won an NCAA title at Maryland. "Everyone is criticizing, and sometimes people cross the line. But you've got to move past it, be the positive person, and I think that's the approach me and my wife are trying to take with it."

Kristen Blake tweeted that she blocked 500 people from viewing her account. She tweeted Friday: "I am deeply grateful & humbled by the outpouring of love, support, & most of all prayers for our family in light of recent events-THANK YOU!"

Steve Blake said he isn't worried about the threats affecting his three sons. The oldest, Zachary, is only 5 years old.

"They don't know what Twitter is," Blake said. "There's nothing that will stop me from protecting my kids no matter what. We'll move past it and take the positive approach no matter what."