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Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 108-95 victory over the Clippers

February 26, 2011 | 11:47 am

 

Game stories

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan explains how Kobe Bryant overcame an injury to his funny bone on his right elbow in the Lakers' 108-95 victory Friday over the Clippers.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding credits Bryant for playing through the pain.

--The Riverside Press Enterprise's David Lassen highlights Bryant's big third quarter. 

--The Daily Breeze's Elliott Teaford looks at the one-two punch Bryant and Pau Gasol provided.

Notebooks

--The Times' Bresnahan explains why Lakers Coach Phil Jackson is upset about New Orleans' trade that sent Marcus Thornton to Sacramento for Carl Landry.

--The Times' Lisa Dillman catches up with the newest additions to the Clipper family in Mo Williams and Jamario Moon.

--The Riverside Press Enterprise's Lassen highlights Williams' joke that the trade that sent him to the Clippers saved his marriage. 

--The Daily News' Teaford highlights Lamar Odom's belief that a Lakers-Clippers matchup isn't that big of a deal.

Sidebars

--The Times' Broderick Turner highlights Devin Ebanks' contributions

Columns

--The Times' Mark Heisler looks at the Lakers' four-game trip in two weeks that features game at San Antonio, Atlanta, Miami and Dallas.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Arash Markazi lauds Bryant's toughness. 

--Fox Sports' Billy Witz argues Bryant's near scare with his right elbow injury showed both how he can play through pain and that the Lakers' success rests on his health. 

Blogs

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

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

--Clips Nation's Steve Perrin describes the Lakers-Clippers contest as Bryant's "funny bone game"

--Silver Screen and Roll's Dexter Fishmore details how Bryant's gritty performance. 

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano looks at the matchup between Pau Gasol and Blake Griffin.

Tweet of the Day: "Lakers win, 108-95. I guess Kobe's funny bone should be the MVP. No. 24 had 24 points, 18 of them in the third quarter." -- Mike_Bresnahan (L.A. Times' Mike Bresnahan)

Reader Comment of the Day:"This year, getting outrebounded 45-39 at home, while giving up wide open 3's and not getting the benefit of the Free Throw scenario (Clips 25 FT, Lakers 16FT), would tell you it was another bad home loss. Not when Kobe Bryant and his Wolverine type pain threshold, amp up focus. 18 points in the third quarter, that took the Clippers heart and smothered it with determination. Throw in a super califragilisticexpealidocious efficient Pau and Drew. Only 6 turnovers. Timely defensive stops and the Lakers turned a dubious effort from one half into a determined victory, is the story of the 2nd half. And like everything else this season, this game wasn't the norm in the victory department. This is one where you had to dig deep or just give the ball to Kobe and let him work, either or is a good strategy." -- Sean

--Mark Medina

Twitter.com/latmedina

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


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