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Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 103-90 win over Detroit Pistons

November 18, 2010 | 10:30 am

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-- The Times' Broderick Turner details how the Lakers took care of business early in their 103-90 victory Wednesday over the Detroit Pistons.

-- The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding looks at the Lakers' strong start.

-- The Detroit Free Press' Perry A. Farrell noticed that plenty of Pistons fans at the Palace of Auburn Hills cheered for Kobe Bryant.

-- The Ann Arbor News' Chris Iott documents the Pistons' troubles.

-- The Daily Breeze's Elliott Teaford credits Bryant for making sure the Lakers didn't mail in an effort against Detroit.


-- Among the nuggets The Times' Mike Bresnahan reports: Lakers center Andrew Bynum doesn't expect to play until early December. The Lakers are interested in Erick Dampier, though that might not happen because he wants a guaranteed contract. And the Lakers are also considering Jake Voskuhl and Paul Davis.

-- The Orange County Register's Ding focuses on the Lakers' turbulent flight into Michigan.

-- ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin talks to Lakers guard and National Basketball Players Assn. President Derek Fisher about his upcoming conference call with Commissioner David Stern, Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA executive director Billy Hunter regarding the upcoming collective bargaining agreement. McMenamin also explains why Bynum isn't concerned about the pushed-back timetable.

-- The Daily Breeze's Teaford reminds us that when Lakers Coach Phil Jackson and Bynum said Bynum  might be ready by Thanksgiving, that was an estimate and not an official timetable.


-- The Detroit Free Press' Drew Sharp says the Pistons should feel humiliated after their loss to the Lakers.

-- Fox Sports' Billy Witz notes how the Lakers enjoyed themselves during their win against Detroit.


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

--'s Mike Trudell has a detailed running diary of the game.

-- Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore examines Bryant's dominance.

-- Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano likes how the Lakers blew the Pistons out.


Bill Walton predicts to Sports Illustrated in the video below that the Lakers will win the 2011 NBA Finals.

Tweet of the Day: "Oh geez, just had to explain tattoos to my kids. "mommy why does Kobe have stamps allll over him?" Haha. Um those aren't stamps honey." --kristenblake2 (Steve Blake's wife, Kristen).

Reader Comment of the Day: "Just 6 yrs ago Piston fans were boasting how they broke up the Lakers dynasty, now you hear Kobe MVP chants at the Palace. Oh how the mighty have fallen." -- LRob

-- Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has his pull-up jumper challenged by Pistons guard Richard Hamilton in the first quarter Wednesday night. Credit: Julian H. Gonzalez / McClatchy-Tribune