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Caught in the Web: Previewing Lakers-Clippers matchup

January 16, 2011 | 10:30 am

--The Times' Broderick Turner explains why Lakers Coach Phil Jackson isn't satisfied with the team's play.

--The Times' Jim Peltz details how a mid-December team meeting helped spark the Clippers' turnaround.

--The Times' Mark Heisler reports the tension between Clippers owner Donald Sterling and NBA commissioner David Stern. Heisler also reports the Lakers aren't interested in Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr features Matt Barnes' new tattoo.

--Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer shares his Western Conference All-Star picks, leaving out Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy and Brian Kamenetzky in their latest podcast discuss mid-term grades, the importance of home-court advantage and "karma-gate"

--The Riverside Press-Enterprise's David Lassen details the nuances between the alley-oops the Lakers and Clippers throw down.

--Lakers forward Ron Artest has a pretty fun photo shoot for Maxim in the video below

-ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne highlights Artest's desire for a Lakers-Clippers rivalry.

--The Daily Breeze's Scott Wolf details Artest's hope that the Lakers meet the Clippers in the playoffs.

--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark, Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano and Clips Nation's Steve Perrin preview the Lakers-Clippers game.

--Lakers Nation's Nadya Avakian believes Artest will fill in well during Matt Barnes' absence.

--Artest, Brown and Matt Barnes film the music video to Snoop Dogg's and The Game's "Purp & Yellow." Expect some blue language near the end of it.

Tweet of the Day: "I think I have the sweetest husband ever! I'm counting my blessings daily... Nothing like a low key Saturday night" -- KhloeKardashian (Khloe Kardashian, reality TV star and Odom's wife).

Reader Comment of the Day:"Well, Ron might not want to talk about it and Phil may not pinpoint an explanation but something happened between the two of them, calling out and responding to being called out and whatever it is, it's working -- Ron's back and playing well again and the Lakers pushed past that lousy stretch and it was only a couple weeks ago." -- dave m

--Mark Medina

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