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Caught in the web: Reactions to the Lakers' victory over the Spurs

March 7, 2011 |  2:57 am


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.

Game stories

Mike Bresnahan of The Times on how the Lakers stood up and knocked down the Spurs.

The Daily News' Elliott Teaford on the Lakers making a statement with center Andrew Bynum

Kevin Ding of the OC Register reminds everyone who the cleanup hitter still is in the NBA.

Jan Hubbard of on the Lakers regaining their championship form.

Brian Kamenetzky of's Land O' Lakers blog with his game breakdown.

Columns and sidebars

The Times' T.J. Simers (I know what you're thinking, but give it a try) on Andrew Bynum's impact in the middle.

The Times' Bresnahan on Derek Fisher and Matt Barnes shaking off injuries to play against the Spurs.

The Daily News' Teaford on Matt Barnes' happy return to the lineup.

Fox Sports' Billy Witz on how the Lakers showed little respect for San Antonio during their blowout win.

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.

--Dan Loumena

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