Caught in the Web: Previewing Game 4 of Lakers-Suns series
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan explains how the Lakers plan to attack the Suns' zone defense.
--The Times' Broderick Turner details the Lakers' second-quarter breakdown in Game 3.--ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard reports that the Chicago Bulls have reached out to Phil Jackson.
--Yahoo! Sports Johnny Ludden believes it's in the Lakers' best interests to rest Andrew Bynum in Game 4.
--The Riverside Press-Enterprise's Matt Calkins discusses why the Lakers plan to play Bynum in Game 4.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding focuses on how the Lakers plan to sharpen their offensive execution.--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy and Brian Kamenetzky discuss the Lakers' Game 3 loss, Amare Stoudemire's improved play, Phoenix's improved defense and a look ahead to Game 3 in their latest podcast.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin credits the Lakers for taking an even-keel approach to the loss.
--The Orange County Register's Jeff Miller highlights Derek Fisher's physical play.
--Fox Sports' Charley Rosen wonders how the Lakers will respond to Phoenix's zone in Game 4.--Sports Illustrated's Dan Shaughnessy is looking forward to a Lakers-Celtics Finals showdown.
--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford examines the Lakers' decision not to rest center Bynum in Game 4.
--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell has a complete practice report from Tuesday's practice.
--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius documents what mental adjustments the Lakers need to make in Game 4.--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore previews Game 4.
--The Times' Turner highlights Phoenix's willingness to play zone again in Game 4.
--ESPN.com's J.A. Adande points to the Suns' loose and fun demeanor as a big reason they have stayed in contention with the Lakers.--The Arizona Republic's Dan Bickley argues that Robin Lopez serves as Phoenix's missing link.
--The Daily News' Vincent Bonsignore illustrates how Lopez's contributions caught the Lakers off guard.
--The Arizona Republic's Paul Coro details how the Sun's zone defense caught the Lakers off guard.
--NBA.com's Art Garcia credits the Suns for increasing their intensity in Game 3.--The Arizona Republic's Doug Haller reports Channing Frye will remain in the Suns' rotation.
--The Riverside Press-Enterprise's Greg Patton argues that it doesn't matter if zone defenses are "manly," so long as they work.--ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne credits Suns General Manager Steve Kerr for assembling the team's current roster.
--The Daily News' Teaford observes that Phoenix Coach Alvin Gentry became rather defensive about his team's zone defense.--The Arizona Republic's Bob Young showcases Steve Nash's heavy tolerance for pain.
--Valley of the Suns' Mike Schmitz breaks down the Suns' zone defense.Radio Interview
Tweet of the Day: "If Phil was to return to Chicago who should coach the Lakers? Kobe player coach" -- Rickafox (Former Laker Rick Fox).
Reader Comment of the Day: "I'm glad Bynum is going to play. The high/low game of his and Pau's will be just the recipe that we need to kill the zone." -- Rocky
-- Mark Medina
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Photo: Suns power forward Amare Stoudemire (background) grabs a rebound from Lakers forwards Lamar Odom (7) and Ron Artest (37) in the first half of Game 3 on Sunday. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times