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March 17, 2011 | 10:46 am

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--The Times' Broderick Turner explains how Lakers center Andrew Bynum has become a game-changer.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr explains why the Lakers maintain cautious optimism about Bynum.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky expresses indifference over Kendrick Perkins' critical comments about Pau Gasol and Phil Jackson.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin explains the Lakers' recent stretch of good play.

--Sports Illustrated's Britt Robson puts the Lakers at No. 1 in his weekly rankings.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford provides a medical update on Kobe Bryant.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell details what makes Jackson a good coach.

--Fox Sports' Billy Witz explains why Steve Blake is expected to have an increased role in the postseason.

Tweet of the Day: "Everyone wants what the Lakers HAVE....that would be the best fans in the world! Thank you!! #LakersLove" -- JeanieBuss (Lakers Executive Vice President Jeanie Buss)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "My favorite part is that time when Pau softly gathered 18 rebounds in the unimportant Game 7 of the Finals while Garnett beasted and snarled his way to pulling down 3 rebounds, destroying the entire Laker front line and leading his team to almost victory and an almost championship while Perkins dominated from the bench. BEAST" -- The Dude Abides

-- Mark Medina

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

Photo: Andrew Bynum has played a big role in the Lakers' 10-1 record since the All-Star break thanks to his rebounding and defensive skills. Credit: Larry W. Smith / EPA / Jan. 19, 2011


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