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Caught in the Web: Reactions to 112-100 victory over Sacramento Kings

November 4, 2010 |  8:00 am

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--The Times' Mike Bresnahan reports that Kobe Bryant's rehabilitation surrounding his surgically repaired right knee is considered ahead of schedule, as indicated in his triple-double effort in the Lakers' 112-100 victory Wednesday over the Sacramento Kings.

--The Sacramento Bee's Jason Jones explains why the Lakers' strong start proved too much for the Kings.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding reports that those close to Bryant, including Lakers guard Derek Fisher, aren't surprised with his quick progress surrounding his knee.

--The Daily Breeze's Elliott Teaford focuses on Bryant's milestone.

Notebooks

--The Times' Bresnahan reveals that Lakers center Andrew Bynum's return by Thanksgiving is "reachable," according to Coach Phil Jackson. Bresnahan also reports that Luke Walton won't play in a game until he at least practices.

--The Sacramento Bee's Jones details how Jason Thompson is adjusting at the small forward position.

--The Daily Breeze's Teaford highlights Bynum's progress.

Columns

--ESPN.com's John Hollinger sizes up the Heat and Lakers (insider subscription required)

--The Sacramento Bee's Ailene Voisin reports Ron Artest wishes he brought more awareness on mental health issues to his stint with the Kings.

Sidebars

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin notes that Bynum will retain his starting job once he returns.

--Sports Illustrated's Britt Robson ranks the Lakers at No. 1

Blogs

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers' victory.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell provides a running diary of the Lakers' win over Sacramento.

--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore remains impressed with the Lakers' three-point shooting.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Jeff Skibiski looks at some of the key points of the game.

--Laker Nation's Daniel Buerge provides a quarter-by-quarter recap of the Lakers-Kings game.

--Sactown Royalty's Aykis16 ranks the Kings loss a B-.

Tweet of the Day: "Artest, popping head out of shower room and yelling with a smile into postgame locker room: 'Any soap?! Any soap?!'" -- Kevin Ding (Orange County Register's Lakers beat writer Kevin Ding)

Reader Comment of the Day: "Man, they look great! I love watching them. Hopefully they can keep this up all year. Kobe spent the first years trying to be Jordan, now, he thinks he's Magic. And looks good doing it. threepeat!" -- nay99

--Mark Medina

mgmedin@gmail.com

Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant reacts after hitting a shot during the Lakers' 112-100 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday. Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images.


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