Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 98-91 victory over Chicago Bulls
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan credits the Lakers' depth for their 98-91 victory Tuesday over the Chicago Bulls.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding details Kobe Bryant's presence in the Lakers' victory.
--The Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson has an interesting nugget in which Shannon Brown claims not to remember whether the Bulls showed any interest in him this off-season.
--The Riverside Press Enterprise's David Lassen credits the efforts of the Lakers' bench.
--The Daily Breeze's Elliott Teaford details how the Lakers survived Derrick Rose's impressive play.
--The Times' Bresnahan and Broderick Turner highlights Phil Jackson's belief that Miami will fire Coach Erik Spoelstra if the Heat doesn't turn things around.
--The Chicago Tribune's Johnson reflects on Jackson's first championship with the Bulls.
--The Riverside Press Enterprise's Lassen also focuses on the Heat's struggles.
--Hoopsworld's Eric Pincus breaks down the Lakers' victory.
The Daily Breeze's Teaford looks at the pressure Miami is facing.
--The Times' Broderick Turner focuses on Steve Blake's fourth-quarter heroics.
--ESPN.com's Kevin Arnovitz reports that Orlando Coach Stan Van Gundy has taken offense to Jackson's comments about Miami.
--ESPN.com's Maurice Brooks lists Bryant as the leader on the latest league MVP tracker.
--Sports Illustrated's Zach Lowe wonders whether Brown will be tempted to opt out of his contract after this season considering how well he's been playing.
--AOL Fanhouse's Brett Pollakoff lists the Lakers at the top of his power rankings.
---The Times' Mark Heisler looks at how the death of a 2-year-old boy at Sunday's Lakers game puts things into perspective.
--AOL Fanhouse's Sam Amick details a touching story on former Laker Trevor Ariza on why the recent tragedy at Staples Center hits close to home.
--The Orange County Register's Ding explains how Bryant's leadership has elevated the rest of the team.
--Fox Sports' Billy Witz looks at how the Lakers have avoided the kind of drama Miami is facing.
--Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer looks at how close Chicago came to beating the Lakers.
--ESPN.com's Nick Friedell examines how Brown's performance undercut the Bulls' effort.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers' victory.
--ESPN Los Angeles' McMenamin cites 10 things from the Lakers-Bulls game.
--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell highlights the key parts of the Lakers' win in a running diary.
--Forum Blue and Gold's Zephid credits the Killer B's.
Tweet of the Day: "The Nickname Winner is..@chris_Loves_LA with The "Rim Reaper" & he will join me on Dec.5 @ Westfield Mall-M.O.M at 3pm. Come by Meet & greet" -- ShannonBrown (Lakers guard Shannon Brown)
Reader Comment of the Day: "Enjoyed the win. Not worried about Gasol's 'bad' game at all. Chicago did a good job defensively on him. With Bynum in the lineup, there is no way they are that succesful. Gasol did appear a bit tired, maybe the long minutes are catching up to him" -- Laker J
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Photo: Kobe Bryant takes on the defense of Chicago's Luol Deng and Joakim Noah during Tuesday night's Lakers victory. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times