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Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 100-95 loss to Sacramento Kings

January 29, 2011 | 10:00 am


Game stories

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan details how the Lakers were outplayed in their 100-95 loss Friday to the Sacramento Kings.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr faults the Lakers for looking ahead to Boston.

--The Sacramento Bee's Jason Jones argues the Kings' focus on building frontcourt depth paid off in their victory over the Lakers.

--The Riverside Press Enterprise's David Lassen notes Kobe Bryant's milestone in eclipsing Hakeem Olajuwon for eighth place on the NBA's all-time scoring list followed by the Lakers' poor performance.

--The Daily Breeze's Elliott Teaford wonders if the Lakers were looking ahead to Boston.


--The Times' Bresnahan highlights Phil Jackson's contention that it's too busy to think about home-court advantage.

--The Times' Broderick Turner details the Lakers contention that they weren't looking ahead to Boston.

--The Orange County Register's Carr notices how happy the Kings were in the locker room following their upset over the Lakers.

--The Sacramento Bee's Jones notes the Kings are gaining traction on the road.

--The Riverside Press Enterprise's Lassen notes Jackson's anecdote that he's receiving a ton of gifts from opposing teams to vote their players as All-Star reserves.

--The Daily Breeze's Teaford looks at how the Lakers fare in the Western Conference standings.


--ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg relives Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals.

--Sports Illustrated's Zach Lowe and Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer both agree with True Hoop's Henry Abbott's contention that Bryant's clutchness isn't as good as it seems.

--Fox Sports' Randy Hill looks at how Shaq's arrival with Boston adds further intrigue to the rivalry. 

--Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen focuses on the Lakers-Celtics matchup and talks to one scout who believes Phil Jackson likes the Lakers are struggling because it builds adversity they have to overcome.

--The Sacramento Bee's Ailene Voisin acknowledges unintentionally misquoting Carl Landry in a recent column.

--Fox Sports' Billy Witz also believes the Lakers were consumed with the Boston game. 


--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers' loss to the Kings.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin lists 10 things to take away from the Lakers' loss to Sacramento.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano argues the Lakers had the ingredients on how not to win a game.

--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark believes the Kings were simply the better team.

Tweet of the Day: "Kobe's doing a jaw jut in the 1st Q against the Kings? My man, you gotta pace yourself!" -- ESPNLandOLakers (ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky)

Reader Comment of the Day: "The Lakers never intended to play this game with any BB passion. Lets get this straight , The Lakers make up their mind as a team wether they want this game or not before they even get on the floor. That is why I have a lack of interest of watching the whole game. They put on a spurt like a candy bar and everything is so sweet then they say wait let me refrigerate the rest of this and keep it on ice. We'll get back to this later down the road. Up to this point I have given The Lakers a grade of C+ they do not care about the paying customer , they will only focus down the stretch run. " -- srafrank

--Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant gets fouled by the Kings' Omni Casspi on a layup in the final minutes of the game Friday night. Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times