Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 97-82 loss to San Antonio Spurs
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan looks at the Lakers' unraveling in their 97-82 loss Tuesday to the San Antonio Spurs.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding details the Lakers' frustration level.
--The San Antonio Express-News' Jeff McDonald argues the Spurs won a statement game.
--The Daily Breeze's Elliott Teaford focuses on the Lakers' frustrations.
--The Times' Broderick Turner highlights Pau Gasol's frustration the team is getting the ball inside more.
--The Times' Bresnahan credits Andrew Bynum's contributions.
--The San Antonio Express-News' Mike Monroe credits the Spurs' defense.
--NBA.com's Tim Price breaks down a few nuggets from the Lakers-Spurs game.
--The Daily Breeze's Teaford looks at the team's lack of energy.
--The Times' T.J. Simers takes Lakers guard Kobe Bryant to task for playing angry.
--ESPN.com's John Hollinger argues the Spurs made their case as the West's best team.
--The Orange County Register's Ding notices Gasol refusing to point the finger at Bryant.
--The San Antonio Express-News' Buck Harvey focuses on DeJuan Blair's progression.
--Yahoo! Sports' Johnny Ludden argues Bryant needs to be a better teammate.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin argues the Lakers need to communicate more.
--Fox Sports' Billy Witz credits Bryant for owning up to the loss.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers' loss.
--True Hoop's Ethan Sherwood Strauss argues Bryant isn't clutch.
--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell details the game through a running diary.
--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore argues tongue-in-cheek that the Lakers should trade everyone on their roster.
--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano wonders if the Lakers have hit rock bottom.
--Lakers Nation's Michael Goldsholl provides a quarter-by-quarter rundown of the Lakers' loss.
--48 Minutes of Hell believes the Spurs made a statement.
Tweet of the Day: "Real talk we are playing like..., BUT its a marathon not a sprint. You can hop off the bandwagon if u want to but ull be sorry..." -- Matt_Barnes22 (Lakers forward Matt Barnes).
Reader Comment of the Day: "Wow this is what its like in here when adversity hits. Yes, the Lakers were terrible AGAIN. Yes, if the playoffs started today they’d probably be looking at a first round exit. But there’s plenty of time to get back on track so excuse me if I don't abandon ship." -- LRob
Photo: San Antonio guard Tony Parker, center, chases after a loose ball in front of Lakers forward Pau Gasol, left, and guard Steve Blake during the Lakers' 97-82 loss Tuesday. Credit: Joe Mitchell / Reuters