Caught in the web: Reactions to the Lakers' victory over the Spurs
News, notes and anecdotes following the Lakers' 99-83 dismantling of the San Antonio Spurs, who still have the NBA's best record but plenty of questions surrounding their effort Sunday.
Mike Bresnahan of The Times on how the Lakers stood up and knocked down the Spurs.
Kevin Ding of the OC Register reminds everyone who the cleanup hitter still is in the NBA.
Jan Hubbard of CBSSports.com on the Lakers regaining their championship form.
Brian Kamenetzky of ESPNLosAngeles.com's Land O' Lakers blog with his game breakdown.
Columns and sidebars
Mike Monroe of Spurs Nation explains how a familiar face helped shut down the Spurs.
Also from Monroe, on why Phil Jackson played his starters with the game decided.
Buck Henry of the San Antonio News-Express reviews the trade that never happened: Andrew Bynum for Carmelo Anthony.
Photo: Nothing came easy for Manu Ginobili and the Spurs on Sunday, when the Lakers' defense held them to 36% shooting. Credit: Larry W. Smith / EPA