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Caught in the Web: Previewing Game 1 of Lakers-Jazz series

May 2, 2010 | 10:52 am

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Lakers links

--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.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin argues that the Lakers' familiarity with Utah should benefit them this series. He also lists five things to watch in the series.

--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.

--Forum Blue and Gold previews Game 1 as well as the entire series.

--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore expects the Lakers to breeze past Utah.

Jazz links

--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 Steve Luhm reflects on the Jazz' first-ever playoff series against the Lakers, and also analyzes the series' matchups.

--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

--Mark Medina

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