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Caught in the Web: Lakers prepare for Game 6 against New Orleans

April 28, 2011 |  9:08 am

--The Times' Mark Heisler explains the "Kobe rules."

--The Times' Lisa Dillman notes the changed optimism among the Lakers after their Game 5 victory over New Orleans.

--The Times' Broderick Turner talks to Lakers assistant Jim Cleamons about the keys to closing the series out in Game 6.

--The Daily News' Vincent Bonsignore highlights Monty Williams' complaints about the Lakers' physical play.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr details Trey Johnson's journey from the D-League to the Lakers.

--The Times-Picayune's John DeShazier argues the Hornets need to play more aggressive in Game 6.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding believes Kobe Bryant's killer instinct will come through in Game 6.

--Ball Don't Lie's Eric Freeman loved Kobe Bryant's dunk over Emeka Okafor. Didn't we all.

--NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper notes the irony in Ron Artest winning the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award

--The Riverside Press Enterprise's David Lassen expresses amusement over Williams' gripes about the Lakers being a physical team.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Arash Markazi highlights the improved play from Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin argues the Lakers' physical play in Game 5 sent a message to the NBA that they're not going to get pushed around.

--The Times-Picayune's John Reid highlights Okafor's struggles.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne mentions Kobe Bryant may play more minutes in Game 6.

--The Times-Picayune's Jimmy Smith focuses on the Hornets' need to improve in reducing turnovers and maximizing on second-chance points

--Fox Sports' Billy Witz explains the Lakers' sentiments toward Trevor Ariza.

--Silver Screen and Roll's Actuarially Sound credits Artest's playoff performances thus far.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano provides additional thoughts on The Lakers' Game 5 victory over New Orleans.

--Lakers Nation's Gary Lee looks back at Bryant's dunks.

--At the Hive's LSUHornet17 previews Game 6.

Tweet of the Day: "Our first close out game tonight, cant wait to get on the court!" -- AndrewBynum (Lakers center Andrew Bynum)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day:The game is won and lost inside. We need to keep making a concerted effort to get the ball inside to Bynum and Gasol, but also Kobe, and Ron. There are mismatches everywhere! On another note, I really cannot wait to see MIA and BOS. I hate BOS, but I just think that they will plow through the MIA Hype Machine. My pick is BOS in 5. Yep, in 5! I am also gonna call an early Finals (barring injuries), Bulls and Lakers. PJ will ironically beat the team that he started with, and LA will get revenge for '91!" -- TNTLakerFan


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