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Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 114-106 victory over Phoenix Suns

October 30, 2010 | 11:50 am

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--The Times' Mike Bresnahan highlights the high-tempo offense that defined the Lakers' 114-106 victory over the Phoenix Suns.

--The Times' Broderick Turner explains how Lamar Odom has remained effective thus far in the regular season.

--The Arizona Republic's Paul Coro gives the Lakers credit for finding multiple ways to beat the Phoenix Suns.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding revealed an anecdote that entailed Matt Barnes eyeing Ron Artest's championship ring.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky reports that Jeanie Buss believes Phil Jackson will retire after this season.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin focuses on how Kobe Bryant and Grant Hill play physical with each other.

--The Daily Breeze's' Elliott Teaford looks at how the Lakers and Phoenix have changed personnel since they last played in the West Finals. Teaford also highlights the contention from Suns Coach Alvin Gentry that the Lakers remain the team to beat.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell has a running diary of the game and a one-on-one interview with Lakers guard Steve Blake.

--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore isn't impressed with Phoenix's defense.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano explains how the Lakers' bench and front line made the difference against the Suns.

--Lakers Nation's Gary Lee ranks the team's top nine dunkers in history.

--Valley of the Sun's Seth Pollack gives Phoenix credit for its effort.

Tweet of the Day: Talked to Kobe about him and GHill testing foul limits w/ cagey tricks. Smiling Kobe said: "I know what I can get away with: bloody murder." -- KevinDing (Orange County Register Lakers beat writer Kevin Ding)

Reader Comment of the Day:"Yo, breatheren! - For the sake of parsimony, I will keep it brief... - Here's what I love about the first two games: - Our core are playing relaxed and giving enough space for our bench to "get" what being a Laker is all about and thereby learn the system... learn the spirit. - Everything is coming together. - Luke and Andrew get healthy with the right attitude and we are unbeatable. - The Celtics are a real team. - The Miami Hype are not. - The battle continues." -- Jon K.

Photo: Lakers center Pau Gasol pulls down a rebound against Phoenix center Robin Lopez in the first quarter Friday night. Credit: Matt York/Associated Press


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