Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 112-95 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan details the Lakers' successful three-game trip, concluding with a 112-95 victory Friday over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding focuses on Matt Barnes' team-leading performance against the T-Wolves.
--The Pioneer Press' Ray Richardson reports T-Wolves forward and former UCLA product Kevin Love offers a personal apology for his play.
--The Daily Breeze's Elliott Teaford highlights Barne's spectacular play.
--The Star Tribune's Jerry Zgoda reports that Love described his scoreless performance as the "worst game" of his life.
--The Times' Bresnahan explains why Ron Artest isn't worried about his low offensive numbers.
--The Orange County Register's Ding focuses on Phil Jackson's dig at Minnesota forward Kevin Love.
--The Daily Breeze's Teaford focuses on Artest's contention that he'll be an NFL player once he retires.
--The Star Tribune's Kent Youngblood how Odom mentored Love on Team USA in the 2010 FIBA World Championships.
--The Times' Broderick Turner focuses on Lamar Odom's impressive defense on Love.
--The Pioneer Press' Tom Powers argues Minnesota's patience in Darko Milicic is paying off.
--The Star Tribune's Patrick Reusse looks at how Jackson tweaks various players.
--ESPN.com's Bill Simmons argues the Lakers are playing their best basketball ever.
--Fox Sports' Billy Witz argues too much has been made regarding Kobe Bryant's participation in the Call of Duty commercial.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers' victory.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin offers his 10 nuggets to take away from the game.
--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell breaks down the win with a running diary and postgame numbers.
--Forum Blue and Gold's Phillip Barnett breaks down performances from Barnes, Odom, Love and Bryant.
--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore breaks down Barnes' effort.
--Lakers Nation's Ramneet Singh each quarter of the Lakers' game against Minnesota.
Tweet of the Day:
"They just played "Brown Eyed Girl" when Shannon Brown got stripped by Sundiata Gaines. Weak jab when your team's down by 19." -- mcten (ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin)
Reader Comment of the Day:
"The feel of the team, the bench's play, the starters' teamwork, there was magic in the air. Right now I feel a veteran team that, barring injuries (knock on wood), feel like they can win it again. But more, they feel like their burden has been lightened because they actually got better from the previous two Championship seasons. There's more joy on the floor, and more joy on the bench (except for Sasha, of course). But it's not historic yet. Too many variables and the season's still young" -- 63 Footer
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Photo: Timberwolves forward Corey Brewer and Lakers guard Kobe Bryant scramble after a looe ball in the third quarter Friday night. Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn/US Presswire.