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Caught in the Web: Capturing reaction to Lakers' 92-83 victory over San Antonio Spurs

March 25, 2010 |  8:45 am

Game Stories

-- The Times' Mike Bresnahan explains how the "Lakers turned a near-flawless second half into a 92-83 victory over the San Antonio Spurs, extending their two-week run after getting commendable efforts from too many players to avoid a run-on sentence."

-- The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding says the Lakers are beginning to look like they're in postseason form.

-- ESPN Los Angeles Arash Markazi explains how Ron Artest's defense made the difference.

-- The San Antonio Express-News' Jeff McDonald highlights how Lakers guard Kobe Bryant gave the Spurs a knockout punch.

-- The Daily News' Elliott Teaford has more about Artest's play.


-- The Times' Bresnahan reports that both Lakers center Andrew Bynum and Lakers forward Luke Walton hope to return to the court after the team's five-game trip, either April 2 against Utah or April 4 against San Antonio.

-- The Times' Broderick Turner breaks down how Lakers forward Pau Gasol limited Spurs forward Tim Duncan.

-- The Daily News' Teaford has more on Bynum's improved health.


-- The five-game trip has started off so well for the Lakers that The Times' T.J. Simers says he may be getting lunch during the trip with Coach Phil Jackson.

-- The Orange County Register's Ding argues that the answer to the whole "Ron Artest or Trevor Ariza" debate is that both Houston and the Lakers benefited from the off-season switch.

--'s David Flores describes how the Lakers effort deflated the San Antonio Spurs.


-- ESPN Los Angeles Brian Kamenetzky argues that Artest's performance proves that his arrival with the Lakers is for the better.

-- Forum Blue and Gold says the Lakers provided a glimpse of what they could look like the for the rest of the five-game trip.

-- Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore breaks down how the Lakers' defense limited San Antonio.

--'s Mike Trudell never disappoints with his running diary.

More Lakers links

-- In a must-read feature story, Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins has an extensive feature on Gasol, with the focus on how well-rounded he is on and off and the court. There's no need for Lakers fans to worry about a jinx. Gasol isn't on the cover.

-- Ball Don't Lie has a funny photo caption featuring Artest and Ariza, making light of Artest's admission to The Times' Bill Plaschke that Ariza is a better basketball player.

Tweet of the Day:"Landed in san antonio, saw my boy d fish and kobe, it reminded me of .o4 shot, thanks d fish" -- THE_REAL_SHAQ (Cleveland Cavaliers center Shaquille O'Neal)

Reader Comment of the Day: "Good win....I want to see more develop out of this, but I got a good sense of satisfaction with the way they played and were able to solve problems on D. It is less important that they beat the Spurs." -- #4

--Mark Medina

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