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Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 115-110 victory over Golden State Warriors

January 13, 2011 | 10:30 am

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Game stories

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan credits Lamar Odom's performance in the Lakers' 115-110 victory Wednesday over the Golden State Warriors.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding credits Kobe Bryant for the victory.

--The San Francisco Chronicle's Rusty Simmons focuses on Monta Ellis' performance.

--The Daily Breeze's Elliott Teaford chalks up the Lakers' win to a collective effort.

Notebooks

--The Times' Bresnahan details Ron Artest's improved offensive performances.

--The San Francisco Chronicle's Simmons looks at Andris Biedrins' lack of production.

--The Daily Breeze's Teaford highlights Artest's comments that the Lakers' recent struggles were just a glitch.

Sidebars

--The Times' Broderick Turner highlights Bryant's late-game heroics.

--The Orange County Register's Earl Bloom shares his NBA Western Conference All-Star picks.

Column

--The Orange County Register's Ding argues Bryant's performance against Golden State shows he still has it in him.

--Fox Sports' Billy Witz details how Bryant made the game against the Warriors fun to watch.

--The Orange County Registers' Randy Youngman explains why Byron Scott doesn't regret taking the Cavaliers job.

Blogs

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers' victory.

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

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell details the game in a running diary.

--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore argued the Warriors controlled the game for three quarters until Bryant took over.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Zephid compared the performances put on by Bryant and Ellis to a video game.

Tweet of the Day: "Day 2.. First Day of rehab, excited to start the recovery process started but I know its gonna be tough.. Ill keep u guys posted" -- Matt_Barnes22 (Lakers forward Matt Barnes)

Reader Comment of the Day: "Kobe came into the Lakers and had something in his mind which was to make it to the top. He had a goal in mind. He wanted to have a team. He knew he was gonna be influential enough to get things moving around the franchise and set the boat right. From the top office, Dr. Buss and Mith Kupchak did what they had to do. PJ kept the players steady. Kobe kept the rowers rowing. This line- up of power people is the reason why the Lakers is such an elite team.

They're familiar with a tradition of excellence... something which the Cavs don't know, which LBJ wanted but wasn't mature enough to understand what it took. He's a good player but he recognizes no one above him. It was a relief Dr. Buss had those championships with Fish and Kobe, he had enough ammo to hit some targets and then some." -- cp6

--Mark Medina

Twitter.com/latmedina

E-mail the Lakers blog at mgmedin@gmail.com

Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant celebrates after making a three-pointer over Golden State Warriors guard Monta Ellis during the final minutes of a game at Oracle Arena in Oakland on Wednesday. Credit: John G. Mabanglo / European Press Agency


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