• The Lakers will erect "Kobeland" complete with games, a Ferris wheel and of course merchandise sales outside Staples Center on Monday before the team retires both numbers Bryant wore during his 20 seasons there. Bryant's jerseys Nos. 8 and 24 will be retired at halftime of a 9:30 p.m. game against Golden State on NBA TV.
• Oklahoma City's three-game trip last week took Paul George back to Indiana on Wednesday and Carmelo Anthony back to New York City on Saturday. Pacers fans booed George thoroughly in his return.
"I expected to be booed," George said. "I'm just happy we can put this behind. I had an amazing seven years here. I was blessed to play in front of a great Indiana fan base, which as you saw tonight showed up and showed out. I'm grateful to have played in this organization, but ultimately, I didn't achieve what I wanted to do here and I moved on. You know, both sides moved on and let's all move on."
• Philadelphia coach Brett Brown used the words "pretty frugal" to describe Tom Thibodeau's rotations that had been shortened to include just eight players until Marcus Georges-Hunt made it nine in Thursday's victory over Sacramento.
"Everybody coaches and teaches differently," said Brown, a former Spurs assistant to Gregg Popovich. "In my old life in San Antonio, it was all about how you deliver a team to May. Tim Duncan was playing 32 minutes come hell or high water. Then you go to a coach like (Houston's) Mike D'Antoni, who is kind of similar to what Thibs is doing, and then you get into people who are just fighting for their lives to get into the playoffs, like us, and we have a different approach lately, too."