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Caught in the Web: Lakers preparing for Milwaukee Bucks

December 21, 2010 | 10:45 am

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan provides a medical update on Lakers center Andrew Bynum.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr details Matt Barnes' contentious Twitter exchanges.

--The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Charles F. Gardner details Brandon Jennings' left foot injury that will keep him sidelined from four to six weeks.'s John Hollinger ranks the Lakers at fourth in his weekly power rankings.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky previews the Lakers' upcoming week.

The Lakers sing Christmas carols in the video below that may leave people with the same impression they might have after a grade-school Christmas pageant: The singing might be off-key, but it's still fun to watch.

--The Orange County Register's Jeff Miller wonders if the Lakers will experience a trap game tonight against Milwaukee.'s Marc Stein ranks the Lakers sixth for a simple reason: They have one win against a team with a winning record.

--The Daily Breeze's Elliott Teaford highlights the team's insistence it's not overlooking Milwaukee.'s Mike Trudell highlights in a must-read piece several interesting nuggets about the Lakers' recent trip.

--Fox Sports' Billy Witz details Ron Artest's art gallery.

--The Basketball Jones' J.E. Skeets features video on Artest's art exhibit.

--Penn State journalism student Ben Goldberg shares his experience at Kobe Bryant's court dedication at Lower Merion High with Forum Blue and Gold.

--Silver Screen and Roll's SoCalGal presents a few interesting facts about guard Derek Fisher.

Tweet of the Day: "Mavs snap Heat winning streak with win at Miami. Anyone think Dallas isn't for real now? ... I circled four meaningful games for Miami, games I'd care if they won: Dallas, LA Lakers (X-mas), Orlando (2/3), Boston (2/13). ... Heat are supposed to win lots of regular season games. Got to show they can beat the teams that will be standing there in May." -- ChrisMannixSI (Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix)

Reader Comment of the Day: "I would like to see our boys hit a nice stride...get some more chemistry, while PJ fine tunes his rotations. We already saw what a formidable second unit can do last game. My predictions of AB giving instant impact upon returning, especially on the defensive end, is looking good. I also said we would string double digit winning streak, which we are on pace to do..." -- LEWSTRS

-- Mark Medina

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