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Caught in the Web: Lakers preparing for San Antonio

December 28, 2010 | 10:10 am

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--The Times' Mike Bresnahan details the Lakers' current dysfunctions.

--CBS Sports' Ken Berger reports that Lakers forward Ron Artest suffered a cut below his right eye after colliding with Shannon Brown.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding highlights Artest's frustration with not playing in the fourth quarter.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky previews the upcoming week.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin wonders if the Lakers' recent slump will serve as a wake-up call.

--Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich says he believes reports of the Lakers' demise are greatly exaggerated.

--The Daily Breeze's Elliott Teaford details the Lakers' "feisty" practice on Monday.

--AOL Fanhouse's Chris Tomasson details Andrew Bynum's problems with injuries.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell previews the Lakers-Spurs match-up.

--Fox Sports' Billy Witz wonders how the team will respond to Kobe Bryant cracking the whip.

--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore breaks down the Lakers' poor defense against Miami.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano explains what the Lakers can do to turn things around.

--48 Minutes of Hell breaks down the Lakers-Spurs matchup.

Tweet of the Day:"Is there anything fun to don in bakersfield? not that im goin to do anything out here, but im jus curious?????? lol" -- DevinEbanks3 (Lakers forward Devin Ebanks)

Reader Comment of the Day: "The same thing that makes this Lakers team great is the same thing that drives a true Lakers fan nuts and terribly disappointed. That thing is their propensity to turn it on and off, which seems to happen at the right time at least in the last three years. However, one will find it hard not to question this team's sense of pride as far as losing back to back games in their homecourt and in front of their fans who pay a premium to see them play. They just give you the perception that they do not care. I have been a true and long-time Lakers fan and will always be. Nonetheless, I will not hesitate to say that such lackadaisical and complacent attitudes are not something we saw on Jordan and the dominating Chicago Bulls." -- ElCid94

-- Mark Medina
Twitter.com/latmedina

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

Photo: Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs shoots the ball during a game against the New Orleans Hornets on Nov. 28 in New Orleans. Credit: Chris Graythen / Getty Images.


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