Melo Finish: Nuggets Win Triple-OT Thriller

In the DENVER POST, Adam Thompson writes that "Carmelo Anthony hit the floor three times in the final minutes of the Nuggets' 139-137 triple-overtime win over Phoenix on Tuesday night -- first in pain, then in joy, then in relief."

Kornheiser: There's No Defending The Wizards These Days

"Eddie Jordan's job may be safe for now, but it won't be forever if his team doesn't start to play some defense," writes Tony Kornheiser in THE WASHINGTON POST. "Right now the Wizards are like guys at a toll plaza just waving traffic through. The middle of the Wizards' defense is almost always open. For their opponents, it must seem like seeing a neon sign flashing "vacancy" when they go to the basket."

Popovich Laments Krstic Not Wearing Silver And Black

"Spurs coach Gregg Popovich liked New Jersey center Nenad Krstic when he was in the 2002 draft," writes Johnny Ludden of the San Antonio EXPRESS-NEWS. "The only thing he doesn't like about Krstic now is that he is not wearing a Spurs jersey."

Jackson Critical of Kobe's Scoring Style

In the LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS, Ross Siler writes that "as long as the Lakers keep winning, coach Phil Jackson will come along for the Kobe Bryant scoring show, which now has led to talk of an MVP season and the mention of Bryant's name among the NBA's all-time greats."

Shaq Has no Shortage of Sidekicks

In the CONTRA COSTA TIMES, Joe Stiglich writes that "no matter what uniform Shaquille O'Neal has worn in his NBA career, there's always been a talented co-star to make him even more dangerous."

Bobcats' Rush Could Miss One Month

In the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, Rick Bonnell writes that "Bobcats shooting guard Kareem Rush expects to be out a month with the latest recurrence of an injury to his left index finger."