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Caught in the Web: Lakers monitor injuries

April 5, 2011 |  9:03 am

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--The Times' Mike Bresnahan explains how Andrew Bynum avoided injury thanks to his knee brace.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr details how Bynum survived the knee scare.

--ESPN Chicago's Melissa Isaacson details Tex Winter's exemplary coaching career.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky argues the minor injuries to Bynum and Gasol illustrated the fragility of title runs

--The Riverside Press Enterprise's David Lassen and The Daily News' Elliott Teaford provides a medical update on Pau Gasol.

--Basketball Prospectus' Kevin Pelton argues Bynum is putting up MVP-type numbers.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell details Monday's practice.

--Fox Sports' Billy Witz argues Winter's induction into the Naismith Hall of Fame is long overdue.

Kobe Bryant appears in a weird Sprite commercial featuring Chinese pop singer Jay Chou. (Tip to Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin)

--Silver Screen and Roll's Actuarially Sound breaks down the Lakers' play since the All-Star break.

--True Hoop's Matt Scribbins breaks down in Forum Blue and Gold how the Lakers need to match up defensively with certain opponents in the playoffs.

Tweet of the Day: "Dear NBA: please start scheduling games the first Monday in April so we have the option of watching real basketball." -- jaadande (ESPN.com's J.A. Adande)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "I don't fear the Spurs, the Mavs or the Nuggs... I don't fear the Chowds, the Cheats, the Magic or the Bulls... I do fear the X Factor... I don't look at the schedule and wish for 6-0, 5-1. or 4-2... I could care less about that... What I care the box score to look like... Injuries to Laker Players in the last 6 games: ZERO " -- LEWSTRS

--Mark Medina

E-mail the Lakers blog at mgmedin@gmail.com

Photo: Lakers center Andrew Bynum tries to block a shot by Nuggets center Nene during their game Sunday afternoon at Staples Center. Credit: Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press / April 3, 2011.


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