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Caught in the Web: Previewing Game 2 of Lakers-Jazz series

May 4, 2010 | 11:52 am

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Lakers links

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan has medical updates on Andrew Bynum and Kobe Bryant.

--The Times' Mark Heisler compares this year's Lakers team to last year's Lakers team.

--The Times' Broderick Turner reports that assistant coach Frank Hamblen believes Game 2 might be a trap game.

--The Times' Lisa Dillman details how the Lakers plan to sharpen up in the fourth quarter.

--The Daily News' Vincent Bonsignore highlights Bynum's effort to fight through the pain.

--With everyone, including myself, dissecting Bryant's wardrobe in the L.A. Times Magazine's photo shoot, The Orange County Register's Janis Carr sorts through other players' fashion tastes.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding reports that Bryant believes LeBron James deserves the league MVP.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky breaks down the bench's inconsistency in Game 1.

--FoxSports.com's Mitch Lawrence believes the Lakers will do fine in the postseason so long as Bryant and Bynum hold up with their injuries.

--The Riverside Press Enterprise's David Lassen has more on Bynum's injury.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin explains part of Bynum's wanting to play through his injury entails putting off surgery.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford explains why Bryant feels like his normal self again.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell focuses on the difficulty Utah has in stopping Lakers forward Pau Gasol.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius debates the impact Ron Artest will have in the rest of the Jazz series.

--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark hits on some of the hot topics surrounding Game 2.

Jazz links

--ProbasketballTalk's John Krolik details Carlos Boozer's ineffective defense in Game 1.

--The Riverside Press Enterprise's Lassen details the possibility Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko could return in Game 2.

--The Salt Lake Tribune's Steve Luhm believes a healthier Bryant will just provide more problems for the Jazz. Luhm details Jerry Sloan's wanting  center Kyrylo Fesenko has a big presence in Game 2.

--The Salt Lake Tribune's Kurt Kragthorpe praises Ronnie Price's effort in Game 1 against the Lakers.

--The Salt Lake Tribune's Gordon Monson argues Gasol has Utah perplexed.

--The Salt Lake Tribune's Ross Siler details the Jazz's effort to remain confident and positive heading into Game 2. He also explains why the Jazz would value Kirilenko's return.

--Hoopsworld's Eric Pincus details what the Jazz need to do to steal a win in L.A.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Shelley Smith highlights Wesley Matthews' effort in guarding Bryant.

--SLC Dunk's clarkpojo details what Utah needs to do to win Game 2.

Tweet of the Day: "Stylist explains Kobe photos, says look he was going for in hat pic was Tupac (????) Um, fail." -- jadande (ESPN.com's J.A. Adande on stylist's explanation for Bryant's controversial all-white wardrobe).

Reader Comment of the Day on what Bryant's teammates really think about his photo shoot: "He lost a bet. A huge bet. I don't want to discuss it further." -- Jon K

General Reader Comment of the Day: "Not very good actually even if it's art. I've seen better art from Kobe Bryant." -- KB Blitz

-- Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant scores on a driving layup down the middle of the Utah defense in Game 1 on Sunday. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times.


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