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Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 103-88 victory over New Orleans Hornets

December 30, 2010 |  8:30 am

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Game stories

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan believes the Lakers moved in the right direction with their 103-88 victory Wednesday over the New Orleans Hornets.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding details the Lakers' dominance with Andrew Bynum back in the starting lineup.

--The Times-Picayune's John Reid looks at how the Hornets felt overwhelmed by the Lakers.

--The Daily Breeze's Elliott Teaford focuses on how the Lakers responded well to the lineup changes.

Notebooks

--The Times' Bresnahan highlights how Odom dealt with the return to the bench pretty well.

--NBA.com's Larry Holder breaks down a few nuggets from the Lakers-Hornets game.

--The Times-Picayune's Jimmy Smith highlights Phil Jackson's critical comments of the NBA's ownership of the New Orleans Hornets.

--The Daily Breeze's Teaford focuses on Kobe Bryant's "energizing force."

Sidebars

--The Times' Broderick Turner details how Trevor Ariza and DJ Mbenga remain friendly with the Lakers off the court, but dial up the intensity against them on the court.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr lists 10 ways the Lakers can maintain momentum.

Columns

--The Times' T.J. Simers' notices the Lakers having more fun.

--The Times-Picayune's John DeShazier notices the Hornets demonstrated similar characteristics against the Lakers as they did on their recent road struggles.

--The Orange County Register's Ding argues the Lakers played more as a team against the Hornets.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin credits Odom and Bynum for bringing the Lakers back to life.

--Fox Sports' Billy Witz wonders how long the switch to put Bynum in the starting lineup will work.

Blogs

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers' victory.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell highlights the game through a running diary.

--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore enjoyed the Lakers-Hornets game a lot more than say the one against San Antonio.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano argues the Lakers presented a winning formula.

--Lakers Nation's Daniel Buerge dissects each quarter of the Lakers-Hornets game.

Tweet of the Day: "I'm so proud of Lamar for being such a TEAM player! He can handle any role and he has played phenomenally! I am so PROUD of him!!" -- KhloeKardashian (Khloe Kardashian, reality t.v. star and Odom's wife)

Reader Comment of the Day: "Nice win, let's build on it. Bynum looked good, and certainly established a big man advantage early on. NO had no answers for LO, Pau and Drew. I liked the way we rebounded tonight. Those that thought Bynum should start tonight, good call." -- Laker J

--Mark Medina

Twitter.com/latmedina

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

Photo: Lakers center Andrew Bynum, left, shoots over New Orleans center Emeka Okafor during the Lakers' 103-88 victory Wednesday. Credit: Chris Graythen / Getty Images


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