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Caught in the Web: Lakers enjoy day off before getting ready for Game 3 against Utah

May 6, 2010 |  9:24 am


Lakers links

-- The Times' Mike Bresnahan and Broderick Turner highlight how Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom have managed to play through their injuries.

-- The Times Mark Heisler believes the Lakers are in great shape.

-- The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding reports that the Lakers' rebounding against Utah has marked the NBA's best mark since 1985.

-- ESPN Los Angeles' Andy and Brian Kamenetzky has a podcast with Ice Cube.

-- The Riverside Press Enterprise's David Lassen has the latest on Bryant's injuries.

-- Hoopsworld's Eric Pincus explains why Game 3 will be difficult for the Lakers.

-- The Daily News' Elliott Teaford also details Bryant's improved health.

--'s Mike Trudell has a medical update on Sasha Vujacic.

-- Forum Blue and Gold's Darius assesses how the Lakers are different this series than in their series against Oklahoma City.

-- Silver Screen and Roll's wondahbap provides a Twitterized rundown of the Lakers.

Jazz links

-- The Deseret News' Tim Buckleywonders whether Utah has the confidence that it can beat the Lakers.

-- The Deseret News' Jody Genessy explains the value Andrei Kirilenko could provide to the team if he returns from a strain on his left calf.

-- The Deseret News' Buckley and Genessy detail how Utah plans to use the three-day span between Games 2 and 3 to its advantage.

-- The Salt Lake Tribune's Gordon Monson details the Jazz's upbeat attitude heading into Game 3.

-- The Salt Lake Tribune's Ross Siler details Othyus Jeffers' life struggles.

-- Siler also provides insight on Utah's determined attitude.

Tweet of the Day: "Gasol, Bynum, Odom had 10+ rebounds in both opening games vs. Utah. Last time 3 guys started series that way? 1985 Blazers." -- KevinDing (Orange County Register's Lakers beat reporter Kevin Ding).

Photo Caption Contest of the Day: "The inner 'Playoff Kobe' explains to the inner 'Playoff Lebron' exactly how it's going to end." -- Corner J

Reader Comment of the Day: "Already disappointed by the fact that the Lakers won in the first round against a good, young team Oklanhoma City team, many fans find this continued winning to be more than they can take." -- Tom Daniels

--Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is forced into a jump ball as Utah guard Paul Millsap tries to steal the ball in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals on Tuesday. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times.