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Caught in the Web: Reactions to the Lakers' 102-95 preseason victory over Denver Nuggets

October 17, 2010 | 10:52 am


--The Times' Baxter Holmes dissects Kobe Bryant's improved shooting night. Holmes also highlights George Karl's road to recovery after battling last season with throat cancer.

--The Times' Mark Heisler gives the proper perspective in explaining why the preseason doesn't matter.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding looks at how Bryant looks and the substitution patterns Phil Jackson took at the forward position.

--The Denver Post's Benjamin Hochman details the different Nuggets' personnel that guarded Bryant. He also breaks down the Nuggets' loss to the Lakers.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy and Brian Kamenetzky take you into the Lakers' locker room, and Brian gives his quick-hit thoughts on the game.

--The Riverside Press Enterprise's David Lassen explains why Phil Jackson wants Pau Gasol to be more of a leader.

--The Orange County Register's Jeff Miller takes Michael Jordan to task on his ranking of Bryant.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford highlights the Lakers' contingency plans for their numerous injuries as well as Lamar Odom's hope that he gets invited for the 2012 Olympics.'s Mike Trudell details the game with a running diary.

--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark sizes up the Lakers' defense.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano breaks down the Lakers' win over Denver and previews tonight's game against the Utah Jazz.

Tweet of the Day: "My son is SO excited that daddy's team is winning. I told him to get used to it. ;) Right guys?!" -- kristenblake2 (Kristen Blake, wife of Lakers guard Steve Blake)

Reader Comment of the Day: "HEALTH will be the X factor... Other wise, I think we are well loaded for a run at a 3 can't say that Mitch and Dr. Buss didn't give us the best chance with the upgrades they accomplished during the off season...I can't wait" -- LEWSTRS

-- Mark Medina

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