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Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 113-96 victory over New York Knicks

February 12, 2011 | 12:22 pm

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Game stories

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan credits the Lakers for picking up the pace in their 113-96 victory Friday over the New York Knicks.

--The New York Times' Howard Beck focuses on Kobe Bryant's dominance over New York.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding praises the Lakers' focus against the Knicks.

--The New York Daily News' Frank Isola argues the Knicks didn't have any defensive answer for Bryant and the Lakers.

--The Daily Breeze's Elliott Teaford also highlights Bryant's performance against New York.

--The Orange County Register's Ding mentions that Jackson talked to Andrew Bynum about the trade speculation involving him and Denver forward Carmelo Anthony.

--The Daily News' Teaford features Phil Jackson's reflections on playing for New York.

Sidebars

--The Times' Bresnahan highlights Bryant's consideration that he would play in Europe should there be an NBA lockout.

--The New York Times' Beck sits down with Jackson over lunch and talks about his days with the Knicks.

--The New York Post's Marc Berman highlights Bryant's beliefs the Knicks would be better off getting Anthony. Berman also talks to Lakers executive vice president Jeanie Buss, who wouldn't be surprised if Jackson coached the Knicks after leaving the Lakers.

--The Times' Broderick Turner details Shannon Brown's contributions against New York.

--I detail Jerry West's clarification on his comments about the Lakers' aging roster and why he believes the team doesn't always run its offense correctly.

--The New York Daily News' Ebenezer Samuel talks to Ron Artest, who says he wants Carmelo Anthony to join the Knicks. Samuel also highlights Raymond Felton's contention that the Anthony-trade reports are distracting the team.

Columns

--The Orange County Register's Ding credits Jackson for knowing how to keep Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum motivated.

--ESPN New York's Mike Mazzeo details Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's recent documentary on the Harlem Rens.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin explains how the Garden brings the best out of Bryant.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Ian O'Connor faults Mike D'Antoni's coaching.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne notices Jackson wasn't really waxing nostalgia about his possible last trip to Madison Square Garden.

--ESPN New York's Chris Sheridan argues the Knicks need to make a trade.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Stephen A. Smith argues Laker fans need to be more patient with the defending champions.

Blogs

--ESPN New York's Ian Begley dissects the Knicks loss to the Lakers.

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

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell provides a running diary.

--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark remains impressed with the Lakers' trip.

Tweet of the Day: "Kobe played sensational and the @Lakers are starting to look like the back to back champions that they are!" -- Magic Johnson (Lakers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson)

Reader Comment of the Day: "Great back to back by the Lakers. When I looked at the schedule for the roadie, I thought this would be a stern test. Well, the team passed with flying colors!" -- bronxlakerfan

--Mark Medina

Twitter.com/latmedina

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

Photo: Knicks point guard Raymond Felton fouls Lakers guard Kobe Bryant on a driving layup in the second half Friday night. Credit: Christopher Pasatieri / McClatchy-Tribune


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