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Caught in the Web: Lakers prepare for Boston Celtics

January 30, 2011 | 11:54 am


--The Times' Mike Bresnahan reflects on the Lakers' 2010 NBA Finals win over Boston.

--The Times' Broderick Turner details the Lakers' inconsistency.

--The Times' Mark Heisler believes Shaq has shown his true colors by joining the Celtics. Heisler also ranks Boston as the league's best team.

--The Daily Breeze's Vincent Bonsignore argues the Celtics game will be a good barometer of the Lakers' progress. Bosignore also details the extra work the Lakers put in Saturday's practice.

--Ball Don't Lie's Eric Freeman provides his take on Kobe Bryant's clutch shooting.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky talks to Lakers guard Steve Blake about how he didn't even watch Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals.

--The Riverside Press Enterprise's David Lassen looks at the challenges the Celtics bring to the Lakers. Lassen also highlights the progression of Lakers forward Luke Walton.

--Sports Illustrated's Zach Lowe lists five things to watch in the Lakers-Celtics game.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin argues the big men will make the difference in the Lakers-Celtics matchup.

--Pro Basketball Talk's Matt Moore lists 10 things about the Lakers-Celtics rivalry.

--The Orange County Register's Jeff Miller wonders how the Lakers' front line will match up with Boston.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Jeff Skibiski previews the Lakers-Celtics game.

--Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen explains how the Celtics kept their personnel.

--Fox Sports' Billy Witz argues the Lakers' laziness could cost them in the postseason.

--Silver Screen and Roll's Dexter Fishmore reflects on the Lakers-Celtics rivalry.


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Tweet of the Day: "Doc Rivers, done leaving $$ in Staples to reclaim in June: No. I don't trust the security here anymore. San Antonio? We're going to see."-- SHowardCooper ('s Scott Howard-Cooper)

Reader Comment of the Day: "I hope this game is taken seriously by our Lakers today. Let's face it ... the Lakers can't be 'the Lakers' unless our boys are motivated to play at that playoff level and that winning attitude they have during the playoffs.... I want to see a preview on how we will take advantage of our size...I want to see our domination over their bigs, Perkins, Shaq and KG.... We know how to beat this team, it's just up to see how much our team wants this game..." -- LEWSTRS

--Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant runs the length of the court to join his teammates for a celebration after defeating Paul Pierce (34) and the Boston Celtics, 83-79, in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times.