Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 100-88 victory over New Jersey Nets
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan details the Lakers' so-so performance in their 100-88 victory Friday over the New Jersey Nets.
--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr explains why the Lakers struggled against New Jersey.
--The Riverside Press Enterprise's David Lassen focuses on the Lakers' problems with defending New Jersey center Brook Lopez.
--The Star-Ledger's Colin Stephenson credits Lopez's contributions.
--The Daily Breeze's Elliott Teaford expresses amusement over Kobe Bryant's sneaker falling off.
--The Times' Bresnahan looks at the Lakers' upcoming schedule.
--The Times' Broderick Turner catches up with Sasha Vujacic.
--AOL Fanhouse's Sam Amick highlights Ron Artest's progression.
--The Orange County Register's Carr highlights the ring ceremony for Jordan Farmar.
--The New York Post's Fred Kerber highlights Phil Jackson's belief that the Nets "lack an identity."
--The Riverside Press Enterprise's Lassen highlights Vujacic's and Farmar's homecoming.
--The Daily Breeze's Teaford explains why Vujacic enjoys his time with New Jersey.
--Fox Sports' Billy Witz looks at the Lakers' upcoming schedule.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers' victory over the Nets.
--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell recounts the Lakers-Nets game in a running diary.
--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore is amused that a dog was at the Lakers game.
--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano argues all that matters if the Lakers beat New Jersey, even if the effort was ugly.
--Lakers Nation wonders what would happen if the Lakers acquired Carmelo Anthony.
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Reader Comment of the Day: "when I saw the schedule for this season I was thrilled for the very reason the Lakers are now facing. This is a back-to-back championship team, and when MM posted a poll what the Lakers biggest concerns would be before the season started, I didn't hesitate to check the box next to "Complacency." The Lakers have a grueling schedule the rest of the way in, featuring about 30 games which they could win or lose, in my estimation. Fortunately, unlike last season, half of the remaining games are at home. The reason that a tough schedule is a very GOOD thing for the Lakers is because it will force good habits as they fine tune their game for the playoffs. They will not have the luxury of being complacent, which they seem to have taken complete advantage of during the first half of the season while nevertheless compiling a solid record." -- KobeMVP888
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Photo: Lakers forward Lamar Odom is surrounded by New Jersey defenders during play in the first half Friday night. Credit: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times