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Lakers Daily Links: Thursday

Lakers end up short in more ways than one in 117-107 loss at Denver: Injuries began to take a toll on the Lakers on Wednesday night, leaving them short-handed and unable to overcome their sudden adversity during a 117-107 loss to the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. -- Los Angeles Times

Rookie Anthony Brown still struggling on offense: It has been a slow, uneven season for Lakers rookie Anthony Brown. Brown is not progressing the way he thought he would. But he admitted being unsure of what steps to take along the way. -- Los Angeles Times

Lakers suffer injuries to Kobe Bryant, Jordan Clarkson in 117-107 loss to Denver: The pleas grew louder and louder with each second that passed. “We want Kobe!!” Nothing happened. So the volume increased some more. “Kobe! Kobe!” Finally, the Pepsi Center scoreboard alerted fans that Kobe Bryant nursed more soreness in his right shoulder and would not play in the second half of the Lakers’ 117-107 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday at Pepsi Center. -- Los Angeles Daily News

Lakers’ Lou Williams out for at least a week with strained hamstring: Lakers guard Lou Williams will stay sidelined for at least a week after an ultrasound taken on Wednesday confirmed he has a strained left hamstring. Williams missed the second half of the Lakers’ 107-101 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday at Staples Center and did not travel for Wednesday’s game against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center. -- Los Angeles Daily News

Kobe Bryant 'hurting,' Jordan Clarkson hurt in Lakers' loss to Nuggets: Kobe Bryant spent most of the night at the end of the bench, engaging with fans and signing autographs. He pulled off his sneakers – he didn't need them anymore – scribbled his name, and handed them to two young boys sitting near him. -- The Orange County Register

Kobe Bryant plans to start showing up for home fans: The sheer number of road games the Lakers have played to this point brings into focus the emphasis Kobe Bryant has put on rewarding the fans of 29 other teams who spent 19 years booing him. The reward has been getting to watch him play one more time. -- The Orange County Register

Fans “earned” a pair of Kobe Bryant autographed sneakers during Denver finale: It was early night for Lakers guard Kobe Bryant as his farewell tour reached Denver Wednesday night. His aching shoulder injury got the better of him as he was limited to only 11 minutes of action. -- The Denver Post

Kobe Bryant lends advice to Peyton Manning on decision: When the clock hit zero, the crowd at the Pepsi Center gave a standing ovation. It wasn't for the Nuggets' 117-107 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. The main attraction was clear from the start. -- The Denver Post