Caught in the Web: Lakers prepare for San Antonio Spurs
--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr lists 10 things the Lakers need to fix before the playoffs start.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky looks at what would make a Lakers-Thunder playoff series so compelling.
--The San Antonio Express-News' Jeff McDonald wonders whether the Spurs will play with their full lineup Tuesday against the Lakers considering they have the No. 1 seed locked up. McDonald also mentioned Spurs forward Tim Duncan could use a good performance against the Lakers.
--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford looks at the different playoff scenarios the Lakers might face.
--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell also breaks down the team's playoff picture.
--Fox Sports West has a new Facebook app where you can vote for the top five Lakers of all time.
--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano mentions how the Lakers have been through similar struggles.
Tweet of the Day: "This Laker team takes me back to my '88 team when we had to win 3 7 game series to win the championship. Get ready for a tough playoff run." -- MagicJohnson (Lakers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson)
Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day:"OKC and Dallas both won tonight...GOOD! The Lakers don't need any wiggle room to hold on to the #2 seed. They need to beat SA and Sactown to hold on. Might as well simulate a wee bit of playoff pressure. SA will have motivation to beat the Lakers to try to hold on to the best overall record. If SA lose to the Lakers and finish tied with the Bulls then Chicago would win the tie-breaker between them. They split the season series and would have the same record within their conference, but the Bulls have a better record vs. playoff teams in the east than SA have vs. playoff teams in the west. (Of course, none of this matters because SA ain’t getting to the finals!)" -- LRob
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Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant comes up with a rebound in front of Spurs guard George Hill in a game in March at San Antonio. Credit: Larry W. Smith / EPA / March 6, 2011