Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 109-100 loss to Dallas Mavericks
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan faults the Lakers' defense in their 109-100 loss Wednesday to the Dallas Mavericks.
--The Daily Breeze's Elliott Teaford believes the Lakers lost their composure.
--The Times' Broderick Turner explains what got Phil Jackson so upset at Lamar Odom over a missed defensive assignment.
--The Dallas Morning News' Eddie Sefko examines how the Mavericks ended their losing skid.
--The Daily Breeze's Teaford notices Jackson remaining mum about Dallas owner Mark Cuban.
--The Times' Bresnahan notices the Lakers have allowed leads to slip away in the second half for three consecutive games.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding details the Lakers' poor defense.
--The Dallas Morning news presents a pretty extensive photo gallery from the Lakers-Mavericks game.
--Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix devotes part of his NBA midseason report to Tyson Chandler's progression.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin explains what's ailing the Lakers' defense. McMenamin also highlights the back-and-forth between Jackson and Cuban as well as a medical assessment on Andrew Bynum's hyperextended right elbow.
--It's a telling sign that no Laker appears on any of Sports Illustrated's list of mid-season awards.
--The Daily Breeze's Teaford hands out mid-season report cards.
--ESPN Dallas' Jeff Caplan credits a team effort in the Mavericks' victory.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers' loss.
Lakers.com's Mike Trudell details the game in a running diary.
--Silver Screen and Roll's Dexter Fishmore faults the Lakers' perimeter defense.
--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano breaks down the Lakers' poor defense.
--Lakers Nation's Ramneet Singh details the game with quarter-by-quarter analysis.
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant appears in a Nike Kobe Zoom VI movie trailer with Bruce Willis
--I talk all things Lakers (prior to the Clippers game) to The Lakers Nation's David Brickley and Gregory Small.
Tweet of the Day: "In NYC and missing my boytoy Phil! Hahaha (thanks Mark for his new nickname) good luck in Dallas tonight babe." -- JeanieBuss (Lakers executive vice president Jeanie Buss)
Reader Comment of the Day: ""Just being lazy," center Andrew Bynum said. "I'm quite sure if you look at the tape, everybody's kind of stagnant, standstill. We were just playing lazy 'D.' ============ Ok, next question is why? If they are aware of this, then maybe a solution is to stop doing it. Have they lost the athletic ability to do so or do they just not want to do it? Guess they're just waiting for the playoffs to commit to expending that kind of energy. ============== So now the Lakers are 1-6 against winning teams on the road. That does not bode well for any playoff series where the Lakers don't have HCA unless they can improve in that area over these last 38 games. I hope they do. I think they can. I'm not sure they will." -- Art - FL Lakers Fan
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Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, right, tries to work his way past Dallas guards DeShawn Stevenson, center, and Jason Kidd during the first quarter of the Lakers' 109-100 loss Wednesday. Credit: Matthew Emmons / U.S. Presswire