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Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 110-82 victory over Dallas Mavericks

April 1, 2011 | 12:15 pm

Game stories

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan details all the feistiness in the Lakers' 110-82 victory Thursday over the Dallas Mavericks.

--The Riverside Press-Enterprise's David Lassen credits the Lakers' domination over the Mavericks.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford also focuses on the fight.


--The Times' Bresnahan details Mark Cuban's comments about Ron Artest.

--The Riverside Press-Enterprise's Lassen and the Daily News' Teaford also highlight Cuban's comments about Artest.


--The Times' Broderick Turner praises Lamar Odom's performance.

--ESPN Dallas' Tim MacMahon highlights Jason Terry's comments that the emotions got the best of him during the Mavericks' loss.

Artest discusses in the video below what it means to be nominated for the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship award for his efforts with raising over $600,000 for mental health charities.


--The Times' Mark Heisler likes all the tension between the Lakers and Mavericks, but he doesn't consider them a rivalry just yet.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding details the value Matt Barnes brings to the lineup.

--Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins believes the dislike between the Lakers and Mavericks is real.

--Yahoo! Sports' Johnny Ludden credits the Lakers for standing tall.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin wants to see the Lakers and Mavericks square off in the playoffs.

--The Dallas Morning News' Eddie Sefko believes the Mavericks' loss of composure is a bad sign.

--Fox Sports' Billy Witz argues the Lakers sent a message with their physical play.


--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers' victory.'s Sekou Smith argues the Lakers are making a playoff push.'s Mike Trudell breaks down the Lakers' win through a running diary.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano believes the Lakers outclass the Mavericks.

--Silver Screen and Roll's Dexter Fishmore sums it up best in the headline: "Hell Breaks Loose."

Tweet of the Day:"SO MUCH FOR LAKES-MAVS RUMBLE: What rumble? As Kobe told Cheryl Miller, 'If this was the '80s, they'd take the ball out and keep going.'" -- MHeislerLATimes (Times NBA columnist Mark Heisler)

Reader Comment of the Day: "Mavs got TKO'ed on the basketball so they lost their cool by initiating a rumble. Too bad the small millionaires among the Lakers will shed a couple of thousand to Stern treasury chest. Kobe was right, this is nothing in the 80's today there is too much attention on the fight including that half naked lady who attack the Mavs. Was she looking for the billionaire?

Again, it is just half body covered, we're used to streakers running around in the sixties which adds more flavor to the show. Lake Show was superb, it's like the Showtime group aiming for 0 losses in the playoffs. There's really something to be scared about the Lakers. Should we be over confident and be euphoric with success. Not yet, it does count because the season is winding up. The best thing is to be tactically alert by avoiding injuries, spreading the playing time and a little rest on the veterans like Kobe, Fisher, Gasol who have been playing longer minutes during the year. We don't need to pour more points but just enough for victory, reserve that energy in the playoffs" -- Edwin Gueco

--Mark Medina

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