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Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 112-110 victory over the Houston Rockets

October 27, 2010 | 10:14 am

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--The Times' Mike Bresnahan highlights the ups and downs of the Lakers' 112-110 victory Tuesday over the Houston Rockets.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding credits Shannon Brown with carrying his team to victory.

--The Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen details how the Rockets' tough effort fell short.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford gives the Lakers credit for coming back.


--The Times' Bresnahan highlights David Stern's contention that the league's new technical foul rule makes the game better.

--The Riverside Press Enterprise's David Lassen focuses on Stern's concern about the economy.

--The Daily News' Teaford mentions that Stern likes the idea of revenue sharing.


--The Times' Bill Plaschke enjoys the personal touch the Lakers' ring ceremony brought.

--The Times' T.J. Simers finds out that Jackson plans to write another book, this one about this past season.

--The Times' Mark Heisler reveals that Doc Rivers and Laker fans have something in common: They've both mocked "The Decision."'s J.A. Adande credits the bench's second-half effort.

--ESPN's Tim Legler breaks down the Lakers' victory over Houston in the video below.

--The Orange County Register's Jeff Miller believes the Lakers could have problems if they spend too much time this season looking ahead to the playoffs.

--The Daily News' Jill Painter explains why the Lakers enjoy the fact that everyone's talking about the Miami Heat.

--The Riverside Press Enterprise's Gregg Patton praises the personalized format of the Lakers' ring ceremony.

--The Orange County Register's Randy Youngman argues the ring ceremony led to the Lakers' sluggish start.


--The Times' Broderick Turner left impressed with the performances from Blake and Brown.

--AOL Fanhouse's Sam Amick notices how the Lakers-Rockets matchup contrasts with the Miami Heat.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr presents a photo gallery of the ring ceremony.

--Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins details Ron Artest's plans for the 2010-2011 season.'s Billy Witz credits the Lakers for overcoming adversity.

--In addition to labor talks and the league's new rule on technical fouls, NBA Commissioner David Stern jokes he's going to participate in Ron Artest's raffle in giving away his championship ring.


--Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer notices Lakers' special assistant coach Rasheed Hazzard gets overlooked during the ring ceremony.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers' matchup with the Rockets.'s Mike Trudell recaps all the memorable moments from the Lakers' season opener.

--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark believes the Lakers' victory marked a perfect start to the season.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano believes the Lakers pulled a role reversal on ring night.

--Lakers Nation's Nadya Avakian highlights the challenges the Lakers will face as they try to three-peat.

--The Dream Shake's grungedave provides five thoughts on the Rockets' loss.

--Why does Justin Bieber get to wear the Lakers' championship ring?

Tweet of the Day: "Lakers came back from 15 and won in a way that makes them ever more dangerous. The dudes have depth" -- BillPlaschke (L.A. Times columnist Bill Plaschke)

Reader Comment of the Day:"Yes we were rusty - and it certainly showed in the first half (yikes that was ugly) - but I'll take it! To borrow a phrase from Doc (and I can't believe I'm doing that) but they really did trust each other. This team is so talented and so deep that as long as they continue to look for each other, on any given night any one of them can go off. And that's a scary proposition for the opponent. How do you plan for that? How do you coach for that? Never knowing who's gonna have the hot hand and who's gonna come through in the crunch? WOW - this team is something special. Thank god we are finally underway - this season is gonna be one for the ages! Please put your trays in the upright position, put your luggage (or baggage as it were) firmly stowed away, and get ready for the ride people!! Cuz it's gonna be glorious!!" -- justanothermambafan

Mark Medina

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Photo: The Lakers' 2010 NBA championship banner went on display Tuesday night at Staples Center as the crowning moment of the ring ceremony before the season-opening game against the Houston Rockets. Credit: Jeff Gross / Getty Images.