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Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 101-95 victory over New Orleans Hornets

February 6, 2011 | 11:10 am

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Game stories

--The Times' Broderick Turner focuses on Pau Gasol's increased aggressiveness.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding argues that the Lakers played like champions against the Hornets.

--The New Orleans Times-Picayune's Jimmy Smith notes that the Hornets had an injury-depleted lineup.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford looks at Gasol's contributions.

Notebooks

--The Times' Turner details Andrew Bynum's struggles as he tries to get back to full strength.

--The Orange County Register's Ding credits Ron Artest with doing the little things.

--The Daily News' Teaford provides a medical update on Bynum.

--The Times-Picayune's Doug Tatum breaks down a few numbers from the Lakers-Hornets game.

Columns

--The Times' Mark Heisler looks at the perfectionist that is Jerry West.

--The Orange County Register's Jeff Miller argues that it's premature to call the Lakers old.

--Fox Sports' Billy Witz looks at Kobe Bryant's insistence that Gasol be more aggressive.

Sidebars

--The Riverside Press-Enterprise's David Lassen details the logistics involving the Lakers' seven-game trip.

Blogs

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

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin lists 10 things to take away from the Lakers' victory over New Orleans.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell provides a running diary of the Lakers-Hornets game.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano explains why the Lakers prevailed at the end of the game.

--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore credits Gasol's performance as the main factor leading to a Lakers victory.

Tweet of the Day: "LO's fragrance ad reminds me of the Lennon/Yoko "Woman" video set to smooth jazz. And no, that is not a compliment." -- ESPNLandOLakers (ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky)

Reader Comment of the Day: "What's up guys- I'm sure a lot of you watched the local KCAL broadcast. Since I get the NBA Package, I got the Hornets broadcast. Gil McGregor had probably, the best definition of Kobe's (evolved) new rhythm within the offense. "He's a facilitator, who doesn't need help. He can find his shot, or take over a game if he feels he needs to. And, if he needs help, he has so many weapons and options, he can burn you in several ways, now, due to his offensively gifted big men. In a 7 game series, this team will wear down your will to a nub, if they want to." -- sean

-- Mark Medina
Twitter.com/latmedina

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

Photo: The Hornets' Marco Belinelli tries to get out of the way as Pau Gasol puts up a shot in the second half Saturday night in New Orleans. Credit: Chuck Cook / Associated Press


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