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Caught in the Web: Lakers prepare for Game 4 against New Orleans Hornets

April 24, 2011 | 12:16 pm

61094470--The Times' Mike Bresnahan highlights the continual uncertainty surrounding Andrew Bynum's health.

--The Times' Broderick Turner talks to Lakers assistant coach Jim Cleamons about the keys to Game 4.

--The Times' Mark Heisler explains why an NBA lockout seems likely.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding argues that even with Bynum providing plenty of value to the Lakers, his uncertain health proves he's not reliable as a long-term investment.

--The Times-Picayune's Peter Finney looks at how the Hornets could duplicate their Game 1 performance. 

--The TImes-Picayune's Nakia Hogan details how Phil Jackson's keeps the Lakers on an even keel. 

--NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper wonders if Game 4 will be the last game in New Orleans.

--Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins has a must-read feature on Bynum.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy and Brian Kamenetzky talk to Jenkins about his feature on Bynum and Pau Gasol's recent struggles.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Arash Markazi notes how handy Bynum's brace has come for him in preventing injuries.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin explains how Ron Artest has filled in the gaps.

--The Times-Picayune's Jimmy Smith details how the Hornets feel the pressure now that they're trailing in the series. 

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell talks to several Lakers about Game 4. 

--Fox Sports' Billy Witz believes there's only so much the Lakers can do to keep Bynum healthy.

--Silver Screen and Roll's Saurav A. Das believes the Lakers are in a state of normalcy. 

--Forum Blue and Gold's Jeff Skibiski previews Game 4. 

Tweet of the Day: "I need these kids to fall asleep so I can hide their Easter eggs and lay out the baskets from the Easter bunny!! Go to sleep Nicholas!! Haha ... My 4 yr old just called me into his room to impatiently ask me when I'm going to go to sleep already so the Easter bunny can come. Haha. ... He also informed me that the Easter bunny lives w/Santa & uses his sleigh & reindeer to deliver eggs like Santa does w/presents. #makessense" -- KristenBlake2 (Kristen Blake, wife of Lakers guard Steve Blake)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "The hornets will be L.A.'s nice, easter basket present for the day! we're going back to L.A. 3 - 1. the Lakers need to pay attention to details, remember how they closed out game 3. TAKE NO PRISONERS! the playoffs are turning great for L.A. dallas will need to go at least 6 games, same with san antonio, meanwhile, denver can't seem to buy a win." -- Lakeshowinphx

Photo: Lakers forward Lamar Odom draws a blocking foul against Hornets center Jason Smith on a baseline drive during Game 3 on Friday night at New Orleans Arena. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times / April 22, 2011


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