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Caught in the Web: Read all about the Lakers' 109-107 victory over Toronto Raptors

March 10, 2010 | 10:51 am

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Game stories

The Times' Mike Bresnahan highlights many of the struggles the Lakers had in a 109-107 victory Tuesday over the Toronto Raptors.

The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding details how the Lakers barely averted their fourth consecutive loss.

The Toronto Sun's Mike Ganter said the Raptors had no answer to Bryant's clutchness.

The Riverside Press Enterprise's Dan Weber notes Bryant's game winner, but indicates team's issues still remain.

The Daily News' Elliott Teaford goes through another one of Kobe Bryant's game winners.

Notebooks

The Times' Mike Bresnahan documents Bryant's increased playing time.

The Daily News' Elliott Teaford mentions how the return of reserve guard Sasha Vujacic bolster's the team's depth.

The Riverside Press Enterprise's Dan Weber notes that Vujacic is back, but is far from being fully healthy.

Sidebars

The Times' Broderick Turner explains what left Lakers forward Lamar Odom upset with Toronto.

Columns

ESPN's J.A. Adande thinks these Bryant game winners are becoming not only tiresome, but unhealthy for a team this late in the season.

The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding shows why Derek Fisher's presence is valued. His halftime speech helped the team focus.

Fox Sports' Randy Hill advises not to overreact to the Lakers' struggles.

ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin explained why hardly anyone on the Lakers was happy with the victory.

Blogs

Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer dissects the Lakers.

Andy and Brian Kamenetzky from ESPN Los Angeles has game analysis and video.

Forum Blue and Gold has become accustomed to Bryant's theatrics.

NBA Playbook has a frame-by-frame analysis of Bryant's game-winning shot.

Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore says it's nice to have Bryant on your team.

More Lakers links

ESPN's Scoop Jackson thinks Ron Artest should've kept his dyed hair.

Lakers Nation interviews Roland Lazenby on his new book on Jerry West.

Tweet of the Day:"Morning yall up early w/ the babies watchn Dora. Seems Lamar can’t keep my name out his mouth maby I need 2 put my sons (poopy) diaper n it" -- Matt_Barnes22 (Orlando forward Matt Barnes)

Reader Comment of the Day: "It's going to be a tough slog the next month or so. I hope the Lakers can pull out a few quality, dominating wins to change the vibe around the team. I think it is possible, just a little harder than we had hoped for." -- teamn

--Mark Medina

Follow the L.A. Times Lakers blog on Twitter. E-mail the Lakers blog at mgmedin@gmail.com

Photo: Kobe Bryant, right, finished with 32 points, none bigger than the two he got by nailing a shot with 1.9 seconds remaining to avoid overtime with the Raptors on Tuesday night. Credit: Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times.


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