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Caught in the Web: Lakers looking at the big picture, starting with tonight's game against Golden State

March 15, 2010 | 10:35 am

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Practice reports

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan looks at Lakers forward Pau Gasol suddenly becoming a tough guy.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr has an update on Jordan Farmar's left pinky.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin on why the Lakers want to end the season on a high note.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford on Ron Artest's assessment that the Lakers have put their sluggishness behind them.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell looks at the team's upcoming back-to-back against Golden State and Sacramento.

Blogs

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy and Brian Kamenetzky have an insightful Q&A with Lakers guard Derek Fisher on a possible post-playing career in coaching.

--Wanna quickly catch up on the Lakers' past performances against Golden State? Forum Blue and Gold has got you covered, providing highlight reels of each game.

More links

--If the Warriors had their way, the San Jose Mercury News' Marcus Thompson II says, they would vote Kobe Bryant to be the league MVP.

--Mercury News columnist Tim Kawakami lists his reasons why Golden State Coach Don Nelson should be fired.

--Dime Magazine put together a list of Kobe agitators.

Tweet of the Day: "Dear Peter Graves Rest In Peace fellow Palisadian. Condolences to his family" -- JeanieBuss (Lakers Executive Vice President of Business Operations Jeanie Buss).

Reader Comment of the Day: "Have you noticed that when Kobe Bryant does something spectacular (which is his nature) the first person he goes to celebrate with is Josh Powell? To me, that says something positive about Josh Powell. If Kobe enjoys and respects him, he deserves respect. Give the guy more minutes." -- Jon K.

--Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers center Andrew Bynum goes up for a dunk against the Suns in the first half Friday night. Credit: Mark J. Rebilas/US Presswire.


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