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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.

--Lakers.com'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 Peat...you 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

Twitter.com/latmedina

E-mail the Lakers blog at mgmedin@gmail.com.


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