After downing the Mavericks on Sunday, the Lakers are in Denver tonight to try and get back to the .500 mark against the Nuggets. It'll be a tall order for Los Angeles as the Nuggets are an eye-popping 23-3 at the Pepsi Center this season, but things seem to be clicking for Kobe Bryant & Co. as of late. Here's more out of the Pacific..
- Guard Sebastian Telfair sounds happy be leaving the Suns behind, writes Eric Koreen of the National Post. “You’ve got a goal to win and if you’re not winning you at least want to be out there competing at the highest level. We weren’t doing that over there in Phoenix this year," said the newest member of the Raptors. "I’m happy to be a part of a team that got a goal for themselves and night in and night out they’ve got something to achieve.”
- A source close to the situation says that Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson will have a major announcement relating to the city's bid to keep the Kings by this Friday or sooner, tweets Aaron Bruski of NBC Universal. Johnson is reportedly readying his group of prospective buyers and presenting a final bid to the NBA's board of governors.
- Ailene Voisin of the Sacramento Bee argues that if a small market like San Antonio can successfully support an NBA franchise that the city of Sacramento can do the same. The Spurs are actually saddled with a smaller television market than the Kings – San Antonio ranks 36th in the country while Sacramento is 30th.