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Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 89-75 loss to Orlando Magic

February 14, 2011 |  8:45 am


Game stories

--The Times' Broderick Turner outlines the Lakers' sluggishness in their 89-75 loss Sunday to the Orlando Magic.

--The Orlando Sentinel's Josh Robbins highlights the significance of the Magic's victory over the Lakers.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford details the Lakers' disappearing act.

--The Orange County Register's Mark Whicker explains why the Magic dominated the Lakers.


--The Times' Turner criticizes the Lakers' poor free throw shooting.

--Fox Sports' Billy Witz highlights Bynum's effort against Howard.


--The Times' Turner credits Lakers center Andrew Bynum for holding his own against Magic center Dwight Howard.

--The Orlando Sentinel's Robbins credits Brandon Bass' contributions.

--The Daily Breeze's Teaford looks at how Bynum held up against Howard.


--The Orange County Register's Whicker argues Bynum performed well against Orlando.

--The Orange County Register's Randy Youngman argues the Lakers' loss to Orlando negated their win against Boston.


--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers' loss to Orlando.

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

--The Orlando Sentinel's Zach McCann credits the Magic for continuously feeding Howard.'s Mike Trudell outlines the game in a running diary.

--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore chalks up the Lakers' loss to just a poor shooting night.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Phillip Barnett also looks at the Lakers' poor perimeter shooting.

Tweet of the Day: "Taking valentine applications??? Lol HAPPY VALENTINES DAY to every1...hope every1 has that special sum1 2 spend it bad i dnt :-/" -- DevinEbanks3 (Lakers forward Devin Ebanks)

Reader Comment of the Day: "Why do the lakers have to come around during the play-off every year. Do they prepare at all for 82 game season. I keep hearing the same old tune each year over an over wait until the play-offs. Pro players should be ready for all the games, not meaning that they will win them all. Our team only play's hard maybe 30 games a year." -- Anthony Scott

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Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant pulls up for a short-range jumper over Magic guard Jason Richardson and center Dwight Howard in the first half Sunday. Credit: Preston Mack / EPA