Caught in the Web: Lakers prepare for Game 3 against New Orleans
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan highlights Pau Gasol's struggles, Kobe Bryant's defense on Chris Paul and Ron Artest's playoff consistency.
--The Times' Mark Heisler details Andrew Bynum's progression.
--The Times' Broderick Turner talks to Lakers assistant coach Jim Cleamons about the plan for Game 3 against the Hornets.
--The Daily News' Vincent Bonsignore highlights Bynum's optimism about his knee.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding believes Gasol will flop more in Game 3.
--Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer shares his observation on Artest scaling back his practice regimen.
--NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper notices that first-round difficulties are nothing new for the Lakers.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky on Thursday's practice.
--The Times-Picayune's John Reid spells out what the Hornets need to do to defend their home court.
--Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen says the Hornets have helped keep the NBA playoffs unpredictable.
--Logo Design Love tells the story behind the NBA logo.
--Silver Screen and Roll's wondahbap credits the Lakers' supporting cast.
--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano believes Gasol is taking too much heat for his performance in Game 2.
Tweet of the Day: "Can't wait for tonight, I know the NO crowd will be crazy! Is there going to be any Laker love in the building!" -- AndrewBynum (Lakers center Andrew Bynum)
Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "I think Kobe should DEFINETELY start off guarding CP3 and let D-Fish play about 6-7 minutes of the first quarter and then bring in Steve Blake because Blake and Kobe guard Paul the best. Blake was playing some tough aggressive defense on Paul (I was surprised I thought he'd be drained and lose energy fast because he just recovered from chicken pox.) Chris Paul is not a scorer but if teams play pick n rolls as bad as the Lakers did in game 1 then he can turn into a scorer." -- Jordan
-- Mark Medina
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Photo: Lakers center Andrew Bynum, who finished with 17 point and 11 rebounds, is fouled by Hornets power forward Carl Landry in the second quarter Wednesday night at Staples Center. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times / April 20, 2011