Caught in the Web: Previewing Game 1 of Lakers-Jazz series
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan details Andrew Bynum's small tear in some cartilage in his right knee, prompting the Lakers to list him as questionable for today's game against Utah.
--The Times' Bill Plaschke isn't excited about this Lakers-Jazz matchup.
--The Times' Mark Heisler details how Kobe Bryant is coping with his assorted injuries.
--The Daily News' Vincent Bonsignore has nothing but good things to say about the effort Oklahoma City gave in the first round against the Lakers.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding breaks down each matchup in the Lakers-Jazz series.
--NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper details his keys to the Lakers-Jazz series.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy and Brian Kamenetzky preview Game 1 of the Lakers-Jazz series in podcast format.
--The Orange County Register's Jeff Miller argues Lakers forward Lamar Odom needs to have stand-out performances against Utah.
--The Riverside Press Enterprise's Gregg Patton argues the Lakers shouldn't have too much problem with Utah.--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell has a comprehensive series preview.
--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford details the Lakers' familiarity with the Jazz.
--The Daily News' Gene Warnick has a position-by-position breakdown of the Lakers-Jazz series.--Yahoo! Sports previews the Lakers-Jazz series.
--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore expects the Lakers to breeze past Utah.
--The Times' Lisa Dillman highlights the value Carlos Boozer provides for the Jazz.
--Dillman also has details on Wesley Matthews and C.J. Miles.--Fox Sports' Marques Johnson breaks down the Lakers-Jazz series in the video below
--The Salt Lake City Tribune's Kurt Kragthorpe explains why Utah likes its chances against the Lakers.
--The Salt Lake City Tribune's Ross Siler details the Jazz's problems at Staples Center.
Tweet of the Day: "What I'm seeing is a lot of conflicted Laker fans who can't help but root for the Celtics - they're extremely conflicted" -- EricPincus (Hoopsworld's Eric Pincus)
Reader Comment of the Day:"By now I don't get disappointed anymore because of Bynum's assorted injuries since they are sort of expected to happen. This is somewhat related to consistency issue; he has not been consistently healthy." -- CTran
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