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Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 120-99 preseason victory over Golden State Warriors

October 22, 2010 |  9:00 am

56964814--The Times' Broderick Turner focuses on Brian Shaw taking over head coaching duties in the Lakers' 120-99 preseason victory Thursday against the Golden State Warriors.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr highlights Luke Walton's season debut before his hometown in San Diego.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky explains how Lamar Odom has proven effective in the paint.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding argues players will learn to adjust to the new technical foul rule.

--Fox Sports ranks LeBron James higher than Kobe Bryant as the league's best player.'s Scott Howard-Cooper ranks Bryant as the sixth best player of all time and doesn't believe Magic Johnson will pursue an NBA franchise.

--The Riverside Press Enterprise's David Lassen focuses on Sasha Vujacic's engagement with tennis star Maria Sharapova.

--San Diego Union Tribune's Tod Leonard details the struggles Luke and Bill Walton have gone through with various injuries. talks to Sacramento forward Carl Landry about accidentally knocking into Laker Girl Ashley.

--Sports Illustrated's Britt Robson ranks the Miami Heat at No. 1, the Orlando Magic at No. 2 and the Lakers at No. 3.

--ESPN's Shelley Smith writes a heart-warming story on Ron Artest's circuitous journey.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford highlights Shaw's first NBA head-coaching experience.

--Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen talks to six scouts, and many of them believe the Lakers will three-peat. But the results show it won't be easy.'s Mike Trudell details the Lakers-Warriors preseason game.

--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark previews the Boston Celtics.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano breaks down the Lakers-Warriors game.

--NBA Playbook's Sebastian Pruiti highlights a pretty sick play from former Laker Jordan Farmar.

Tweet of the Day: "Posted in my hotle room hmmm what to do now?? every1 is goin to the casino think i might join, i dnt gamble tho so imma jus watch!" -- DevinEbanks3 (Lakers forward Devin Ebanks)

Reader Comment of the Day: "Great to see the real second unit (Lamar, Blake, Barnes, Theo and Shannon) play fairly well together (even if it was the Warriors). This bodes well, as, aside from a little too hurry-up occasionally, they were playing team bball on both ends of the court for awhile there." -- 63 Footer

--Mark Medina

Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who didn't play Thursday night against Golden State, chats with forward Ron Artest. Credit: Lenny Ignelzi/Associated Press