Lakers Now

Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold

« Previous Post | Lakers Now Home | Next Post »

Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 97-82 loss to San Antonio Spurs

December 29, 2010 |  8:30 am


Game stories

--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.'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.'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.'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

--Mark Medina

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