The Lakers are starting to become believers in their playoff potential.
The Nuggets left an impression on the Lakers with the playoffs approaching.
The Lakers play the Suns in Phoenix on Friday and there's a chance that some key players from the 2010 Western Conference Finals series won't see playing time.
Lakers forward Ron Artest was fined for being late to practice on Friday.
The Lakers are taking a been there, done that stance going into Game 4 against the Suns.
Suns shoot 42 free throws (20 by Stoudemire) to the Lakers' 18.
Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum were still limited by injuries as the Lakers returned to practice.
Amare Stoudemire said that Lamar Odom was lucky to get 19 points and 19 rebounds in the Lakers' win.
Lakers coach Phil Jackson says Kobe Bryant had fluid drained from his right knee a while ago.
Three-point shooting figures to be a key when the Los Angeles Lakers face the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference finals.
Lakers coach says in reference to Nash: "You can't pick that ball up and run with it"
The Lakers use the extended break between series to rest and prepare to face the Suns.
The Lakers will learn a lot about themselves versus the Nuggets.