Denver Nuggets WiretapApril 2012 Denver Nuggets Wiretap

Karl Insists Officials Missed Illegal Defense Calls On Bynum

Apr 30, 2012 10:18 AM

Andrew Bynum tied the all-time NBA playoff record with 10 blocks as the Lakers coasted to a 103-88 Game 1 victory over Denver.

George Karl suggested Bynum’s defense was helped by poor officiating.

"(Bynum) was playing nice illegal defense," Karl said. "He zoned up good. I think we got one illegal defense (called against the Lakers). I saw about 30."

Bynum was called for the infraction once, with 6:20 remaining in the third quarter and the Lakers up 64-47.

"It just isn't going to be called," Karl said. "We know it's not going to be called. It's just not a thing that's called. We play too fast sometimes and we don't let the call happen and then other times, the action creates the vision of the referees. (Bynum) was sensational defensively.Pau Gasol was good out front and they did a great job protecting the basket."

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Harrington To Keep Playing With Torn Meniscus

Apr 11, 2012 5:56 PM

Al Harrington will continue playing despite a torn meniscus in his knee.

Denver is clinging onto a playoff spot with nine games remaining in the season.

“You’re limited,” Harrington said. “You can’t really bend and explode. For me, the biggest thing it’s bothering me with is rebound. But I can move forward and laterally. 

“I want to finish this thing out. And this is the best part of the season when you’re in the hunt like this, trying to get a playoff spot. So I’m not going to leave the guys hanging.”

George Karl praised the importance of Harrington, even suggesting he would be in the conversation for team MVP.

“I think Al is going to fight through it, but how effective and efficient he’ll be (is unknown),” Karl said today. “I think Wilson Chandler (hip, groin) will probably be in a similar situation, if and when he gets back. His hip is not going to heal this year. But can he play and be effective?”

Benjamin Hochman/Denver Post

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Harrington Has Torn Meniscus

Apr 10, 2012 10:36 AM

Al Harrington revealed he has a torn meniscus following Denver's win against Golden State on Monday.

Harrington had played in all 57 games this season.

Harrington reportedly suffered the injury a few games earlier and wants to keep playing.

Christopher Dempsey/Denver Post

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