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Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 104-80 victory over Atlanta Hawks

February 23, 2011 | 11:05 am

 

Game stories

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan examines how different the Lakers looked in their 104-80 victory Tuesday over the Atlanta Hawks than before the All-Star break.

--The Daily News' Vincent Bonsignore details the Lakers' suddenly changed performance.

--The Atlanta Journal Constitution's Michael Cunningham criticizes the Hawks' lack of focus.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding credits the victory to teamwork.

Notebooks

--The Times' Bresnahan mentions why it's not necessarily too crucial for the Lakers to have the West's best record.

--The Daily News' Bonsignore points out that there aren't a lot of breaks in the Lakers' schedule.

Sidebars

--The Times' Broderick Turner previews the Lakers-Blazers matchup.

Columns

--ESPN Los Angeles' Arash Markazi notes how the Lakers responded to Kobe Bryant's "roll call."

--The Orange County Register's Jeff Miller says the Lakers are unpredictable.

--Fox Sports' Billy Witz argues tongue in cheek the Lakers frequently a five-day break.

Blogs

--The Atlanta Journal Constitution's Mark Bradley argues the Hawks passing of Chris Paul in the 2005 NBA Draft has continued to haunt them.

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

--Forum Blue and Gold's Zephid breaks down the Lakers' victory over Atlanta.

--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore highlights Andrew Bynum's contributions.

Hoopinion's Bret Lagree breaks down the Hawks' loss.

Tweet of the Day:"Great win for @Lakers but I won't get too excited until they win 7 or 8 in a row!" -- Magic Johnson (Lakers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson)

Reader Comment of the Day:"If you are Deron Williams you have all the right to be frustrated with the Jazz after letting go Carlos Boozer, Wes Mathews, Ronnie Brewer and Kyle Korver. Nets vs Knicks, Knicks vs Bulls, Bulls vs Miami, Miami vs Celtics, Celtics vs Lakers. All the young Superstars not named Kevin Durant have moved to the EASTERN Conference. Durant will rule the WEST for a long long time after Duncan and Kobe faze into sunset. Chris Paul should stay in NO and build a contending team. The West is getting much easier to get into the Finals than the East in a couple of years." -- Staples24

-- Mark Medina

Twitter.com/latmedina

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


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