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Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 113-80 victory over Sacramento Kings

December 4, 2010 | 12:47 pm

 

Game stories

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan examines the Lakers' dominance in their 113-80 victory Friday over the Sacramento Kings.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr believes the Lakers are back on track.

--The Sacramento Bee's Jason Jones notices little goes right in the Kings' loss.

--The Riverside Press Enterprise's David Lassen credits the Lakers' defense against Sacramento.

--The Daily Breeze's Elliott Teaford argues the Lakers' win helped put them at ease with their recent struggles.

Notebooks

--The Times' Bresnahan highlights Ron Artest's interview with a Houston radio station where he pretended to be Rockets forward Luis Scola.

--The Orange County Register's Carr looks at the Lakers' forced shots in recent games.

--The Riverside Press Enterprise's Lassen also focuses on the Lakers' recent shot selection.

--The Daily Breeze's Teaford explains how Ron Artest is handling his reduced role.

Sidebars:

--The Times' Broderick Turner dissects a few statistics from the Lakers' game.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding believes the Lakers' White House visit on Dec. 13 will inspire them.

--ESPN.com's Marc Stein details what the 2010 FIBA World Championships did for Lamar Odom's development.

--Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen explains how Lakers forward Pau Gasol feels the burden in filling in for Andrew Bynum.

--Fox Sports' Billy Witz notices the team's mood improved after beating Sacramento.

Blogs

--Ball Don't Lie's Eric Freeman reports the Houston radio host didn't know it was Artest on the other line.

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

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky presents post-game video.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin breaks down 10 nuggets from the game.

--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore jokes the Lakers should play the Kings every time they're in a funk.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell provides a running diary of the game.

--Sactown Royalty's Tom Ziller calls the Kings' loss embarrassing.

Tweet of the Day: "It would be nice if the NBA had a flexible schedule. The Lakers could play the Kings whenever the team started struggling & cure their ills" -- mcten (ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin)

Reader Comment of the Day: "I think Kobe's years in the "wilderness" have made him very sensitive to lack of team effort and execution. I think he's a little fed up with how most of the team is playing right now, and yet he's somewhat holding back on simply going flat out, full-goose, take it on my shoulders mode (since, a., too early in the season, b., he's still not 100%, c., he knows it won't help the team get better). I think when the team gets back to actually playing hard, he'll be much happier and more forthcoming in what he says about them. He just wants them to do the work" -- 63 footer

--Mark Medina

Twitter.com/latmedina

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


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