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Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 93-84 victory over Memphis Grizzlies

February 8, 2011 |  8:45 am

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Game stories

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan credits the Lakers' defensive stops in their 93-84 victory Monday over the Memphis Grizzlies.

--The Daily Breeze's Elliott Teaford looks at how the Lakers grinded out a victory.

--The Memphis Commercial Appeal's Ronald Tillery details the Grizzlies' fourth-quarter collapse. Sidebars

--The Times' Bresnahan looks at how Ron Artest maintained his cool after getting hit by Marc Gasol.

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

--ESPN.com's Chris Broussard reports the Lakers and Denver Nuggets are in preliminary talks about acquiring Carmelo Anthony. Broussard reports the package would be built around Lakers center Andrew Bynum and that the Nuggets don't want Artest or Odom.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding highlights how the Lakers helped Artest calm down.

--The Daily Breeze's Teaford mentions how Artest had a short memory of the incident.

Columns

--The Memphis Commercial Appeal's Geoff Calkins wants the Grizzlies to play the Lakers in the playoffs because he believes it would be a competitive series.

--The Orange County Register's Ding looks at the on-court relationship between Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol.

--Fox Sports' Billy Witz credits the Lakers for playing with grit against Memphis.

Blogs

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

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

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

--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore likes what the Lakers are providing so far on their Grammy trip.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Zephid notices there were a lot of things that went wrong in the Lakers' win over Memphis.

Tweet of the Day: "oh my nose hurts. can someone get me some ice ... im thinking about getting botox. my noise will never be the same." -- RONARTESTCOM (Lakers forward Ron Artest)

Reader Comment of the Day: "I have Ron Ron on my mind this morning. That was quite a shot he took in last nights' game. I can tell you that when I have been struck in the face inadvertantly, I felt a rush of rage that is difficult to explain. Nice job containing that Ron. He knew that Marcs' shot was inadvertant but still, he is human and the urge to retaliate is a strong one. He has tried so hard to rebuild his image and I'm glad it didn't end there. Ron will have to face the music one day though. Players know that Ron doesn't want to make trouble. One day he may have to let the league know that it's not ok to bang on Ron Ron. I dunno, something simple like the Fish Scola maybe." -- Johnny V

--Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant drives to the basket against Grizzlies guard Tony Allen in the fourth quarter Monday night. Credit: Mike Brown / EPA


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