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Caught in the Web: Lakers preparing for matchup with Dallas Mavericks

March 30, 2011 |  9:02 am


--The Times' Broderick Turner previews the Lakers-Mavericks matchup.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding looks at Andrew Bynum's resurgence.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky reflects on Bynum's draft day.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin looks at the Lakers' chances of surpassing San Antonio in the standings.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford highlights Jerry West's hole in one at the Lakers charity golf tournament.'s Mike Trudell explains some of the bench's inconsistencies.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano argues Ron Artest should make the NBA all-defensive team.

--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark also looks at Artest's resurgence.

Artest also chooses the winners of a recent photo caption contest in the video below.


Tweet of the Day: "Watching TV w/Phil which means last 5 minutes of any NBA game gets priority over #DWTS elimination show. Life with a #Lakers coach. :-)" -- Jeanie Buss (Lakers executive vice president Jeanie Buss)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "It's interesting to notice that if the Lakers win the #1 seed in the West, they may have to play the #4 seed OKC in the 2nd round. I'd rather the Lakers play against Dallas than OKC in the 2nd round. And if SA gets #1 and OKC #4, then I believe OKC will win the series...So it could be easier for the Lakers to be in #2 seed, but to make sure they get the better records than any of the East teams to get HCA if the Lakers advance to the Finals..." -- LakerPeace

--Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, right, drives around Dallas guard Jason Kidd during a game on March 13. The Lakers are hoping to stay ahead of the Mavericks and secure second place in the Western Conference. Credit: Mike Stone/Reuters.