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Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 114-106 overtime victory over Houston Rockets

February 2, 2011 | 12:45 pm

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Game stories

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan details how the Lakers barely held on in a 114-106 overtime victory Tuesday over the Houston Rockets.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding mentions how the Lakers needed a team effort to secure the win over Houston.

--The Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen details how the Rockets folded in the final minutes.

--The Riverside Press Enterprise's David Lassen describes how the Lakers barely beat the Rockets.

Sidebars

--The Times' Broderick Turner highlights Lamar Odom's contributions.

--The Times' Bresnahan and Turner explain why the Lakers' trade options are slim.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr highlights Justin Bieber's planned appearance in the NBA Celebrity All-Star game.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding details how Kobe Bryant's advice inspired Pau Gasol.

--The Riverside Press Enterprise's Lassen highlights Jackson's contention that a trade isn't necessary.

--The Orange County Register's Randy Youngman offers some quick-hit thoughts on the Lakers.

Blogs

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

--Pro Basketball Talk's John Krolik explains how Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw motivated DeMarcus Cousins.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin lists 10 things to take away from the Lakers-Rockets game.

--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore believes a win was all the Lakers needed.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano didn't think the effort was pretty, but credited the Lakers for winning.

Tweet of the Day:""This worked in the trade machine" has replaced "hello" as the greeting in a bunch of e-mails I received today" -- mcten (ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin)

Reader Comment of the Day:"Mornin' peeps. Trade scenarios? With a proven championship team? It is to laugh. This team is NOT getting split up. Certainly no core player is going anywhere. Melo? The dude can't defend. At all. Jeeze - haven't you guys seen him play? He's also a big whiner - you think we need someone like that jerking the chemistry of this team around? Wow. Be patient, my friends. Please. This team will NOT let us down. Yes it may get ugly. Yes it will be frustrating here and there. But they will get 'er done. The Black Mamba and the Black Swan. Debuting this coming April for your basketball enjoyment! " -- justanothermambafan

--Mark Medina

Twitter.com/latmedina

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

Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is called for a foul as he tries to shoot over Houston center Chuck Hayes during the first half of Tuesday's 114-106 overtime victory at Staples Center. Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times


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