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Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 102-84 victory over New Orleans Hornets

March 28, 2011 | 12:35 pm

 

Game stories

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan believes that the Lakers' displayed postseason form in their 102-84 victory Sunday over the New Orleans Hornets.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding also thinks that the Lakers are in playoff mode.

--The Riverside Press-Enterprise's David Lassen believes that the Lakers would have no problem matching up with New Orleans in the playoffs.

--The Times-Picayune's Jimmy Smith details how the Hornets couldn't keep up with the Lakers.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford believed that there was nothing exciting in the Lakers' win over New Orleans.

Notebooks

--The Times' Bresnahan mentions that Lamar Odom is in the running for the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year Award.

--The Riverside Press-Enterprise's Lassen highlights Coach Phil Jackson's contention that the Lakers aren't worrying about catching up to San Antonio.

--The Daily News' Teaford mentions that the Lakers might be able to catch the Spurs in the standings.

Sidebars

--The Times' Broderick Turner details how the Lakers' reserves overcame some of their struggles.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Arash Markazi reports that the Kings' possible relocation to Anaheim would hurt the Lakers' cable deal with Time Warner.

Columns

--The Times' Mark Heisler argues that the Lakers' recent success involves more than just flipping the switch.

Blogs

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers-Hornets game.

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

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

--Forum Blue and Gold's Phillip Barnett believes the Lakers simply beat New Orleans on talent.

--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark believes the Lakers securing home-court advantage remains a pipe dream.

Tweet of the Day: "Derek Fisher's 'incident' last week with Chris Kaman was retroactively upgraded by the NBA to a Flagrant Foul, Type 2. No suspension, tho." -- Mike_Bresnahan (L.A. Times' Lakers beat writer Mike Bresnahan

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "In my opinion, the Lakers are slowly tuning up and rounding into playoff form. Businesslike is a very appropriate term to describe their recent play. They still have another level they can reach. That is reserved for when the playoffs actually start and every game is so meaningful and momentum changing. The Lakers are still not in "every possession matters" mode. When they ratchet their game up to that level, they will be very hard to beat indeed." -- bronxlakerfan

-- Mark Medina

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