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Caught in the Web: Lakers prepare for Oklahoma City

April 10, 2011 | 10:00 am

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--The Times' Broderick Turner explains why the Lakers Coach Phil Jackson is concerned about the team's four-game losing streak.

--The Times' Mark Heisler believes it's hard to get a read on the Lakers.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr highlights Jackson's worries about the Lakers' losing streak.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky, Ramona Shelburne and 710 ESPN's Dave Miller debate a few Laker topics.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Arash Markazi explains how the Thunder has become a competitive franchise.

--Pro Basketball Talk's Matt Moore believes there's nothing to worry about the Lakers' recent losing streak.

--The Oklahoman's John Rohde highlights Scott Brooks' support for Thunder forward Kevin Durant winning league MVP since he's on pace to finish first in the NBA in scoring.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford looks at how Lakers forward Pau Gasol might match up with Thunder center Kendrick Perkins.

--The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel explains how Perkins' defense has been present long before playing with Kevin Garnett.

--Fox Sports' Billy Witz believes the Lakers are facing the perfect storm against Oklahoma City.

--Silver Screen and Roll's Saurav A. Das wonders if it might be a good thing the Lakers are going through a four-game losing streak.

--Yahoo! Sports talks about in the video below on what the Lakers need to do to turn things around

Tweet of the Day: "We dropped 4 in a row, now it's time to bounce back and get back on track. 3 games remain before play-offs start. It's been a long season..." -- ShannonBrown (Lakers guard Shannon Brown)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "Good news for Lakers is their trouble revolves around things that can be fixed. Turnovers, boxing out and moving sharply and decisively in the offensive sets. Defense has been ok and expect that will turn up a notch in playoffs. Bad news is that if the Lakers don't address above mentioned items, there are several teams that can beat them." -- dkwsfo

--Mark Medina

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Photo: Guard Kobe Bryant drives to the basket against Thunders forward Jeff Green, left, and Nenad Krstic in Game 2 of the 2010 Western Conference playoffs. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times


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