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Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 106-101 overtime victory over Portland Trail Blazers

February 24, 2011 |  9:36 am


Game stories

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan details how Kobe Bryant helped carry the Lakers to a 106-101 overtime victory Wednesday over Portland.

--The Columbian's Matt Calkins extrapolates on Bryant's dominating performance.

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

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford explains how the Lakers rallied against Portland.

--The Oregonian's Mike Tokito details the Trail Blazers' inability to stop Bryant.


--The Times' Bresnahan highlights Phil Jackson's contention that the Sacramento Kings shouldn't move.

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


--The Times' Broderick Turner credits Ron Artest's contributions.


--ESPN Los Angeles' Arash Markazi argues an angry and motivated Bryant spurred the Lakers to victory.

--Fox Sports' Billy Witz wonders if the Lakers' win over Portland could have season-changing implications.


--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers' victory over Portland.'s Mike Trudell analyzes the game through a running diary.

--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore credits Artest's improvement.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano focuses on the efforts Artest and Bryant provided against the Blazers.

>Tweet of the Day: "It's not my decision. Hope not! >>RT @Cherrycloud98: @JeanieBuss do you see a trade happening for the Lakers in the next 3 hours?" -- Jeanie Buss (Lakers executive vice president Jeanie Buss)

Reader Comment of the Day: "Saw improvement from the last game and from the previous road trip. I'm sure a lot of people watched the KCAL Broadcast, well the NBA Package on Wednesday night featured the TrailBlazers feed. With the score 87-80 in favor of Portland, the TrailBlazers sideline reporter mentioned during the TV timeout that Nate McMillan told his players 'Kobe Bryant is going to put his head down and carry this team on his shoulders, meet the challenge on defense'. Well, the Lakers went on a 24-7 run, executing offensively and met Portland's offense with Defensive intensity. It's what they call a signature road win. Nothing better than sitting on that bus heading to the airport, with a hostile road win in your back pocket. Great effort, let's wait and see if they continue to improve upon their good habits and try to stifle the bad habits." -- Sean

--Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) is congratulated by forward Ron Artest after hitting two free throws in overtime to help clinch a victory over the Blazers on Wednesday night. Credit: Don Ryan / Associated Press