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Caught in the Web: Lakers' meeting with Oklahoma City serves as another playoff test

March 26, 2010 |  9:43 am

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Practice reports

--The Times' Broderick Turner> reports that Coach Phil Jackson didn't want to make too much of the win against San Antonio, the Lakers are impressed with Oklahoma City and backup guard Jordan Farmar should see some increased playing time in tonight's game.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding> highlights the fun some of the Lakers players and coaches had after practice.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford notes that Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is amused by the comparisons between him and Oklahoma City Thunder guard Kevin Durant.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell captures Farmar's half-court shot on video.

More Lakers links

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan offers his prediction on the Lakers-Thunder game.

--The Times' Turner explains how Farmar and reserve guard Shannon Brown made a difference in the Lakers' win Wednesday against San Antonio.

--Ball Don't Lie's Trey Kerby examine how Durant compares with Bryant.

--NBA.com's Fran Blinebury argues the concern over the Lakers' recent play has been one huge overreaction.

---Among the on-going debate about Ron Artest's acclimation with the team, the Orange County Register's Janis Carr says to count Oklahoma City Coach Scott Brooks as someone in Artest's corner.

--Fox Sports' Randy Hill reports on the Lakers' concerns about Andrew Bynum's injury history.

--ESPN.com's John Hollinger breaks down the Western Conference (insider subscription required).

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy and Brian Kamenetzky talk all things Lakers on their latest podcats.

Tweet of the Day: "Kobe Bryant doesn't want to believe the Donovan McNabb trade rumors. "I don't want to hear that. Don't tell me that." -- ArashMarkazi (ESPN Los Angeles' columnist Arash Markazi).

Photo Caption Comment of the Day: "I think this caption should be an audio. Pau: Mine. Mine. Spurs guy: Mine Mine. Both in the voices of the seagulls from Finding Nemo." -- justanothermambafan

Reader Comment of the Day:"The fact that Kobe Bryant is breaking records every month is an amazing thing. He continues to be the best and rise up every game to prove that he is the best player in the league. He has accomplished so much during his career and is still going to be playing for a while. Kobe and the Lakers are not going anywhere for a while and are always powerhouses. Kobe deserves all the different records and acknowledgment becuase he is the best and is very hardworking. Great amazing athlete." -- Gift Ar

--Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant pulls up for a shot over Thunder guard James Harden -- and the backboard. The shot went in. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times


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