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Caught in the Web: Lakers avoid a trap game against Indiana Pacers

March 3, 2010 | 10:18 am

Kobe Bryant #7

Game Stories

--The Daily News' Vincent Bonsignore leads with how Ron Artest didn't want to talk about the team's trip before the Pacers game because he wanted to focus on that contest instead.

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan focuses on the how the Lakers rebounded from a slow first half.

The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding on the Lakers' third-quarter run.

Lakers.com's Mike Trudell on the Lakers dominating the second half.

The Riverside Press Enterprise's Dan Weber highlights that it was only a matter of time before the Lakers dominated the game.

The Indianapolis Star's Mike Wells on the Pacers' third-quarter failures.

Notebooks

--The Daily News' Vincent Bonsignore details Artest's conditioning program.

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan reports that the Lakers don't plan to pick up any recently cut players.

The Riverside Press Enterprise's Dan Weber on how Artest has been voted for among the dirtiest players in the league.

Columns

The O.C. Register's Kevin Ding on Artest's defensive presence.

--The Times' Mark Heisler explains how the Lakers-Pacers game wasn't the most intriguing matchup.

ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin on how the Lakers have plenty of things to improve upon during this upcoming three-game trip.

Sidebars

NBA.com's Bryan Chu on Artest's conditioning program.

ESPN Los Angeles' Arash Markazi on Lakers forward Pau Gasol "pitches in for cancer".

The Times' Broderick Turner on Jordan Farmar's strong play, despite playing with a jammed left pinkie.

Blogs

--Forum Blue and Gold credits the Lakers' complete effort against Indiana.

Indy Cornrows on how the Lakers left the Pacers "flattened on side of the road."

ESPN Los Angeles' John Ireland on how the Lakers are supporting George Karl's fight against cancer.

A game and video breakdown from ESPN Los Angeles' Andy and Brian Kamenetzky.

--Silver Screen and Roll on how Artest was "picking chunks of Danny Granger out of his teeth."

Other Lakers news

--The Daily News' Tom Hoffarth has a Q&A with Roland Lazenby about his new biography on Lakers legend Jerry West.

--The Times' Tim Rutten reviews Lazenby's book.

Tweet of the Day: "Fan after game "Nice game tonight Luke" ...um he didn't play" -- DuranLA (710 ESPN's Beto Duran).

Reader Comment of the Day:"Kobe took Phil Jackson's request for "more ball movement" a little too seriously." --Ryan Kane.

--Mark Medina

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Photo: Kobe Bryant runs into Indiana's Josh McRoberts, who scored 15 points in the Pacers' 122-99 loss to the Lakers on Tuesday. Credit: Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times.


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