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Caught in the Web: Lakers-Celtics links

June 12, 2010 | 11:29 am


Lakers links

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan reports that Andrew Bynum had his right knee drained.

--The Times' Broderick Turner talks to Lakers assistant Frank Hamblen, who details the keys to Game 5.

--The Times' Bill Plaschke talks to former Celtic Cedric Maxwell, who believes Boston is in good shape.

--The Times' Phil Willon reports the Lakers will pay for a city parade if they win the NBA championship.

--The Daily News' Vincent Bonsignore looks at why Kobe Bryant couldn't close out Game 4.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding wants Ron Artest to go crazy in Game 5.

--Fox Sports' Jeff Goodman wants more from Kobe Bryant.'s Scott Howard-Cooper credits the Lakers for not panicking.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky looks at how Bynum's limitation affects the Lakers.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin looks at how Chuck Person has positively influenced the Lakers.'s Shaun Powell argues Bryant needs a Michael Jordan moment during the NBA Finals.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford has more details on Bynum's knee.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius chops up each game of the NBA Finals into a mini-movie reel.

--Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen looks at five players who will decide the 2010 NBA Finals.

Celtics links

--The Times' Baxter Holmes focuses on how Boston's resiliency has paid off.

--The Boston Globe's Julian Benbow looks at Rajon Rondo's poor free-throw shooting.

--The Boston Herald's Steve Buckley looks at how Doc Rivers' dad influenced him.

--The Riverside Press Enterprise's Matt Calkins explores Boston and finds how passionate the city is about sports.

--The Boston Herald's Dan Duggan credits the Celtics' resiliency.

--ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg wonders if Game 5 will be the last game at TD Garden for Celtics forward Ray Allen.'s Scoop Jackson expresses relief that the officials didn't become a topic of conversation after Game 4.

--Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears likes the work the Celtics are doing on Bryant.

--The Boston Globe's Gary Washburn wants more from the Celtics' Big Four.

Celtics Blog's Greg Payne looks at Big Baby's most memorable moments.

Tweet of the Day: "A strong "Beat LA!" chant has started with the Red Sox taking a 12-1 lead on the Phillies in the bottom of the sixth inning." -- ArashMarkazi (ESPN Los Angeles' Arash Markazi)

Reader Comment of the Day: "Lamar has to show up every game for as long as the series continues. Somehow, this many years into his career, people are accepting Lamar for what he's been: about as reliable as a drug addict. He's as likely not to show up (or more so) than he is. It's time for Lamar to understand that he is indeed the Lakers' X-Factor; when he comes to play the Lakers win. They rarely do it without him. Phil tweaked Lamar today, but that's not the same as making him accountable. Damn it, Lamar, grow up and take responsibility." -- Rick Friedman

--Mark Medina

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Photo: Boston power forward Rasheed Wallace draws a foul from Lakers power forward Pau Gasol in Game 4 on Thursday night. Credit: Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times.