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Caught in the Web: Reactions from Lakers-Pacers game and Joe Smith trade

December 16, 2010 |  6:30 am


Only four more days until the return of blogmeister Mark Medina. And Thursday starts a week's vacation for yours truly. Don't fret, live chats will continue on game days until MM returns. Our Lakers crew will keep posting breaking news, polls, etc., to keep you stocked with new threads.

I'll be back from the Pacific Northwest next week for the holiday run here in L.A., including that oh-so-important Dec. 25 Lakers-Heat game.

And now some samplings in the aftermath of the Lakers' 109-94 victory over the Pacers as well as the Sasha Vujacic-Joe Smith trade fallout:

Game coverage

The Times' Mike Bresnahan reports that the Lakers noticed Indiana's hallway celebration last month when the Pacers won at Staples.

The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding on the Lakers' focused and complete effort.

The Daily News' Elliott Teaford also examines the payback portion of the Lakers' win.'s blogging brothers Andy and Brian Kamenetzky give you tidbits on a variety of topics, including Andrew Bynum, Pau Gasol and Ron Artest.


The Times' Mike Bresnahan on Lamar Odom being prepared for his next new role: coming off the bench.

The Daily News' Elliott Teaford on the trade and Andrew Bynum's return as a starter.

Sasha Vujacic-Joe Smith trade's Dave McMenamin examines how Joe Smith will fit in.

The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding on Vujacic's fall from grace in L.A.

-- Dan Loumena

Photo: Lakers center Pau Gasol and Pacers guard Mike Dunleavy collide as they battle for position in the lane Wednesday night. Credit: Michael Hickey / US Presswire