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Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 107-83 victory over Golden State Warriors

November 1, 2010 | 10:03 am

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--The Times' Mike Bresnahan notices the Staples Center crowd and the Lakers themselves performing the wave during L.A.'s 107-83 victory Sunday over the Golden State Warriors.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding credits the Lakers for not becoming complacent.

--The Riverside Press-Enterprise's David Lassen issued a memo to the Golden State Warriors: "As rules of engagement go, this may be right there with not bringing a knife to a gunfight. Letting the Lakers starters hit full stride in a run-and-gun game? Probably not your best option."

--The San Francisco Chronicle's Rusty Simmons explains how Stephen Curry's absence affected the Warriors in their loss to the Lakers.

--The Daily Breeze's Elliott Teaford argues that very little has slowed down the Lakers.

--The Oakland Tribune's Marcus Thompson II explains how the Lakers overwhelmed the Warriors.

Notebooks

--The Times' Bresnahan lists the things the Lakers are focusing on to prevent boredom.

--The Riverside Press-Enterprise's Lassen explains how the Lakers' bench still has work to do.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin notices that Lakers center Theo Ratliff has an energy drink bearing his name.

--The Daily Breeze's Teaford explains how Lakers Coach Phil Jackson is motivating his team.

Sidebars

--The Times' Broderick Turner explains how Pau Gasol has carried more of the workload thus far in the Lakers' season.

--The San Francisco Chronicle's Simmons reports that the Warriors haven't offered a contract extension to forward Brandan Wright.

--The Oakland Tribune's Thompson documents the shooting struggles of former Laker Vladimir Radmanovic.

Columns

--The Times' Mark Heisler looks at the difficulty the Lakers face in pacing themselves for a long season.

--The Orange County Register's Ding reports that Lakers owner Jerry Buss will support revenue sharing. 

--ESPN Los Angeles' McMenamin wonders why Earl Lloyd hasn't garnered more attention for breaking the NBA color barrier nearly 60 years ago.

--Fox Sports' Billy Witz argues that the Lakers already look like the best team in the Western Conference.

Blogs

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers' victory over Golden State. Andy and Brian Kamenetzky also feature post-game video.

--NBA.com's Sekou Smith details Kobe Bryant's growing relationship with Gasol.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell breaks down the team's victory.

--Lakers Nation's Daniel Buerge recaps the Lakers' victory.

--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore enjoys the Lakers' blowout.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Phillip Barnett credits Lakers forward Lamar Odom for setting the tone early.

Other links

--ESPN.com's Marc Stein remains impressed enough with the Lakers play to keep them at No. 1

--Golden State of Mind's Fantasy Junkie breaks down the Warriors' loss.

Tweet of the Day: "Artest can't resist. He just stood up from his seat on the bench as the Wave swung around to his side of the arena." -- KevinDing (Orange County Register's Lakers beat writer Kevin Ding)

Reader Comment of the Day:"I'm loving the maturity this Lakers team is showing so early in the season. They understand that their goals right now are to iron out all the bugs and chemistry issues before worrying about being tested by the bigger teams in the Western Conference" -- OCisMambaCounty

-- Mark Medina
Twitter.com/latmedina

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

Photo: Kobe Bryant, left, makes a pass in front of Golden State guard Monta Ellis during the Lakers' 107-83 victory Sunday at Staples Center. Credit: Jayne Oncea / US Presswire


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