Caught in the Web: Lakers preparing for matchup with New Orleans
--The Times' Broderick Turner details the Lakers' reserves' recent struggles.
--Ball Don't Lie's Dan Devine pokes fun at the Lakers humiliating Clippers center Chris Kaman.
--The Orange County Register's Jeff Miller looks at how the Lakers stir drama no matter what the outcome.
--The Times-Picayune's Jimmy Smith looks at how the Hornets will try to overcome David West's injury.
--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford also highlights Jackson's defense of Fisher.
Tweet of the Day: "The key To hard work for me is no alcohol. Floyd Mayweather can party hard, have fun and not drink!! My body and mind has been good since!!" -- ronartest (Lakers forward Ron Artest)
Reader Comment of the Day: "Brown and Blake are probably dribbling around a bit much because the natural reflexes/triggers are not ingrained in their brains yet...an extra dribble or two, throws the other players off, worsening the offense...until it becomes natural, this is a result. Once they stop having to think, and just trust the flow of the offense, as long as the other players are making their rotations, then their "over-dribbling" will cease. Long live "The Fisher King"...." -- humanomaly
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Photo: Lakers point guard Derek Fisher cuts off a drive by Clippers point guard Mo Williams during a 112-104 victory Friday night at Staples Center. Credit: Kirby Lee / US Presswire