Lakers silence Denver as rivalry grows

Updated: March 1, 2010, 1:35 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Pau Gasol had heard enough.

Too much chirping from the Birdman. Too much nonsense from Nene. Too much mouthing off from Melo. Too many comments from Kenyon.

And so he did something about it, ramping up his aggression to grab a game-high 14 rebounds, which helped erase a nine-point first-half deficit in the Lakers' 95-89 win against the Nuggets on Sunday.

"They talk too much," the normally reserved Gasol said after the game. "Way too much. I don't listen ...

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