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Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 118-107 victory over Milwaukee Bucks

November 17, 2010 | 11:03 am

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Game stories

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan notes the weird developments that took place during the Lakers' 118-107 victory Tuesday over Milwaukee.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding credits the Lakers' defense against the Bucks.

--The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tom Enlund examines how the Lakers' found holes in the Bucks' defense.

--The Daily Breeze's Elliott Teaford describes the Lakers' win as a "bounce-back game."

Notebooks

--The Register's Ding details Andrew Bynum's timetable.

--The Breeze's Teaford writes that the Lakers acquiring free agent Erick Dampier would probably be too expensive because of the team's salary-cap issues.

Sidebars

--The Times' Bresnahan reports that the Lakers will try to acquire Dampier.

--The Times' Broderick Turner credits Brown's fourth-quarter run.

--The Register's Ding examines Brown's off-season work.

--The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Michael Hunt argues the Lakers pace themselves the right way.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Arash Markazi focuses on Kobe Bryant's leadership.

--AOL Fanhouse's Brett Pollakoff drops the Lakers to No. 4 in his latest league rankings.

--Fox Sports' Billy Witz focuses on the Lakers' poor defense.

--Singer Rihanna expresses her disgust in the video below that some gossip bloggers believed she was once dating Bynum (credit to yardbarker.com)

Blogs

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

--ESPN Los Angeles' McMenamin lists 10 nuggets to take away from the Lakers' win.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell presents a running diary and postgame numbers.

--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark sizes up the Lakers' defense.

--Silver Screen and Roll's Dexter Fishmore lists different options the Lakers could pursue to fill Theo Ratliff's absence.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano analyzes the Lakers' fourth-quarter effort against Milwaukee.

--Brew Hoop's Alex Boeder details how the Lakers found cracks in Milwaukee's defense.

Piston links

--The Detroit Free Press' Vince Ellis explains why Pistons Coach John Kuester has questioned his team's mental toughness.

--The Ann Arbor News' Chris Iott details the spat between Kuester and Tayshaun Prince.

--Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears looks at Ben Wallace's defense.

Tweet of the Day: "minutes dont matter only winning does ... last yr i didnt play much also at times in the end of games i even messed up alot remember? but in playoffs , all close out games ... i did what i had to do. its all about what the team needs then we win and laker fans are happy doesnt matter what five is out there" -- RONARTESTCOM (Lakers forward Ron Artest)

Reader Comment of the Day: " I am officially impressed with Shannon Brown. You can tell how much work he put into his game this summer - true. But you can also see just exactly how Kobe Bryant's work ethic and approach to the game has influenced this young man. Shannon is a sponge. He's soaking in the knowledge and experience he has at his fingertips and is making the most of it, as evidenced by his complete confidence out there on the court. Most improved? I should say so. His progression as a player is a joy to behold, and his maturity as a young man is also on display" -- justanothermambafan

-- Mark Medina

Twitter.com/latmedina

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

Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant moves to the basket against Milwaukee center Andrew Bogut, left, and guard John Salmons during the Lakers' 118-107 road victory Tuesday. Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images.


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