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Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 90-87 victory over Oklahoma City Thunder

February 28, 2011 | 10:30 am

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Game stories

-- The Los Angeles Times' Broderick Turner credits the Lakers' defense in their 90-87 victory Sunday over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

-- The Oklahoman's John Rohde details how the Thunder allowed a double-digit lead to get away.

-- The Daily News' Elliott Teaford looks at Ron Artest's role in the Lakers' victory.

Notebooks

-- The Times' Turner highlights Andrew Bynum's contributions against Oklahoma City.

-- NBA.com's Randy Renner provides a few nuggets from the Lakers-Thunder game.

-- The Daily News' Teaford explains what Lakers guard Kobe Bryant picked up from Elvin Hayes after Bryant surpasses Hayes on the NBA's all-time scoring list.

Sidebars

-- The Times' Jerry Crowe catches up with former Laker Horace Grant.

--The Times' Turner credits Ron Artest's defense on Kevin Durant

Columns

-- ESPN.com's John Hollinger wonders how the Thunder will match up with the Lakers once Kendrick Perkins returns to the lineup.

-- The Oklahoman's Darnell Mayberry notices how the Thunder is preparing itself for the postseason.

-- ESPN Los Angeles' Arash Markazi and Fox Sports' Billy Witz credit Ron Artest for his defensive performance against Kevin Durant.

-- ESPN Los Angeles' Stephen A. Smith explains why Bryant isn't worried about the Lakers

-- The Oklahoman's Barry Tramel argues that the Thunder's loss to the Lakers showed why it was necessary for the Thunder to acquire Perkins from Boston.

--The Orange County Register's Randy Youngman says the Lakers displayed a few troubling signs in their win against Oklahoma City.

Blogs

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

-- Lakers.com's Mike Trudell analyzes the Lakers' win in a running diary.

-- Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore believes the Lakers have their swagger back.

-- Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano says the Lakers are rounding into form.

Tweet of the Day:

"Just touchdown in minny. Damn dat cold air jus smacked da hell out of me in my face lol...Heard money grew on trees so i grew 1!" -- DevinEbanks3 (Lakers forward Devin Ebanks)

Reader Comment of the Day:

"This was a big win but the true test before the playoffs is on the horizon. Four huge away games in a row; SA, ATL, MIA, and DAL. If the Lakers can go 4-0 or 3-1 during that span, then they really have "flipped the switch" (I love over-used cliches!). Let's get it! On to the next one...." -- TNTLakerFan

-- Mark Medina
twitter.com/latmedina

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

Photo: Lakers center Andrew Bynum blocks a shot by Thunder center Serge Ibaka in the first half, Feb. 27, 2011. Credit: Mark D. Smith / US Presswire


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