Interesting take from Adande on Kobe’s free throws, or lack their of,  from game 2 in comparison to Billups/Melo:

ESPN: The Lakers could look at all the things that didn’t go their way, including the fact that Denver’s Chauncey Billups and Carmelo Anthony each shot more free throws than Bryant’s 10 even though most of Bryant’s foray’s through the lane went like this; and the “unfortunate situation,” as Jackson called the jump ball when Denver’s J.R. Smith clearly violated the rule book’s Section VII rule g: (“The eight non-jumpers will remain outside the restraining circle until the ball has been tapped.”), then Trevor Ariza lost the ball as he fell while trying to pass to a teammate.