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Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 99-95 victory over Phoenix Suns

January 6, 2011 |  7:40 am

58617643Game stories

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan details the various contributions in the Lakers' 99-95 victory Wednesday over the Phoenix Suns.

--The Arizona Republic's Paul Coro focuses on the Suns' late-game rally falling short.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding credits Kobe Bryant and the Lakers' defense against Phoenix.

--The Daily Breeze's Elliott Teaford explains how the Lakers survived a test.

Notebooks

--The Times' Bresnahan explains why the Lakers were OK with Lamar Odom filming a reality television show with wife Khloe Kardashian. No, it wasn't because Coach Phil Jackson wanted airtime.

--The Orange County Register's Ding notes that Jackson considers the situation involving his practice confrontation with Ron Artest to be fully resolved.

--The Daily Breeze's Teaford also focuses on Odom's reality television show.

--NBA.com's Mike Tulumello breaks down a few nuggets from the Lakers-Suns game.

Sidebars

--The Times' Broderick Turner credits the Lakers' balance.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne reports that Magic Johnson's longtime agent Lon Rosen will work for him at Magic Johnson Enterprises.

--Fox Sports' Billy Witz explains why Odom believes his reality show won't be a distraction. Witz also measures Artest's value to the team. 

Blogs

--Ball Don't Lie's Eric Freeman pokes fun at Odom's reality show.

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

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell dissects the victory with a running diary.

--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore notices that the Lakers have done well this season on the second night of back-to-backs.

Tweet of the Day: "until the next loss. haha AK RT @bholmes011: @ESPNLandOLakers All is better in Laker Town" (ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky)

Reader Comment of the Day:"LO sacrificed his summer to play in the World games and he's having an exceptional year thus far. So if he wants to have a film crew follow him around when he gets home...and he believes he can handle it....more power to him. I'm sure this is something Khloe wants to do. And making the wife happy is a good thing." -- LRob

-- Mark Medina

Twitter.com/latmedina

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

Photo: Kobe Bryant enjoyed an accurate effort, going nine for 17 and finishing with 24 points to lead the Lakers past the Suns, 99-95, Wednesday night in Phoenix. Credit: Christian Peterson / Getty Images.


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