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Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 98-91 victory over Chicago Bulls

November 24, 2010 | 11:27 am


Game stories

--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.'s Kevin Arnovitz reports that Orlando Coach Stan Van Gundy has taken offense to Jackson's comments about Miami.'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.'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.'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