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Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 90-79 victory over Minnesota Timberwolves

March 2, 2011 | 10:39 am

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Game stories

-- The Los Angeles Times' Broderick Turner credits the Lakers' defense in their 90-79 victory Tuesday over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

-- The Daily News' Elliott Teaford believes the Lakers put forth minimum effort against the T-Wolves.

-- The Star Tribune's Jerry Zgoda argues the Wolves don't have the length or strength to match with the Lakers.

Notebooks

-- The Times' Turner highlights Kurt Rambis' belief that the Lakers are in good shape.

-- The Daily News' Teaford also focuses on Rambis' comments on the Lakers.

-- The Star Tribune's Zgoda looks at how the Lakers limit Kevin Love.

Sidebars

--Hoops World's Eric Pincus reports that the Lakers don't plan to pursue a swingman the waiver wire because Barnes is expected to return soon.

-- Fox Sports' Billy Witz focuses on the match-up between Lamar Odom and Love.

--Fanhouse's Elie Seckbach talks to Ron Artest in the video below about boxing.

Columns

-- ESPN.com's J.A. Adande predicts the Lakers will be ready come playoff time.

-- The Star Tribune's Patrick Reusse highlights what former Minneapolis Lakers Coach John Kundla brought to the organization.

Blogs

-- The Orange County Register's Janis Carr wonders if Ron Artest has figured out the triangle.

-- Pro Basketball Talks' Kurt Helin expresses amusement over Phil Jackson's suggestion that Artest runs the triangle offense more than Kobe Bryant does.

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

-- Lakers.com's Mike Trudell analyzes the game with a running diary.

-- The Star Tribune's Zgoda highlights the speech Sid Hartman planned to give.

--Silver Screen and Roll's Actuarially Sound faults the Lakers' offense.

--A Wolf Among Wolves highlights the differences between the Lakers and T-Wolves.

Tweet of the Day: "Wat up yall good rd trip, we seem 2b bak on track. Teams got the day off heading n 2 get some extra work. Hoping to b bak on the court soon" -- Matt_Barnes22 (Lakers forward Matt Barnes).

Reader Comment of the Day: "The rivalry with the Queens was great when they were good. Vlade's flops, obnoxious cowbells, Bibby draining big shot after big shot, Webber in his prime ... Sacramento provided some great playoff memories. Even if they became competitive again, I don't see the same environment for the Queens in Anaheim. Not sure if that same attitude (ok, hate) could exist against the Lakers so close to home. Combine Sacramento and New Orleans and then maybe it would work. Otherwise, they are better off in Tomato Town." -- Wilbur Post

-- Mark Medina
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Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant dunks during the second half of the Lakers' 90-79 road victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday. Credit: Jim Mone / Associated Press


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