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Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 116-108 overtime victory over Sacramento Kings

April 14, 2011 | 10:54 am

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--The Times' Broderick Turner details the Lakers' relieved feeling after a 116-108 overtime victory Wednesday over the Sacramento Kings.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding explains why the Lakers had difficulty beating Sacramento.

--The Sacramento Bee's Jason Jones credits Kobe Bryant's late game heroics in the Lakers' win over the Kings.

--The headline in the Daily News' Elliott Teaford calls the Lakers "bipolar."


--The Times' Mike Bresnahan details Kobe Bryant's $100,000 fine by the NBA for uttering an anti-gay slur.

--The Times' Lance Pugmire highlights the Kings' last game at Arco Arena.

--Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins previews the Lakers-Hornets series.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin previews the Lakers-Hornets series.

--Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears details the atmosphere at Arco Arena.

--The Daily News' Teaford also highlights Bryant's fine.


--The Times' Bill Plaschke argues Bryant needs to do more to make amends for his anti-gay slur.

--Sports Illustrated's Sam Amick highlights the Lakers' concern about Andrew Bynum. Amick also mentions how some in Sacramento still have hope the team won't relocate.

--The Times-Picayune's John DeShazier credits the Hornets for staying resilient through numerous adversities. 

--The Sacramento Bee's Peter Hecht credits the Kings for giving a good effort in seemingly their last game in Sacramento.

--The Daily News' Jill Painter wonders if Bryant's apology was sincere.

--The Sacramento Bee's Ailene Voisin shares her sentiments about the Kings.

--Fox Sports' Billy Witz highlights the Lakers' eventful end to a regular season.

--ESPN's Kevin Connors and Tim Legler analyze the Lakers in the video below


--Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer criticizes Bryant's gay slur and says it's inexcusable.

--Sports Illustrated's Zach Lowe wonders if the Lakers can flip the switch.

--Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin believes the Lakers will beat the Hornets in five games. 

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers' victory over Sacramento.

--Pro Basketball Talk's John Krolik writes a pretty well-reasoned take on Bryant's slur. 

--Silver Screen and Roll's Dexter Fishmore and C.A. Clark express tough love for Bryant.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano believes the Lakers' win over Sacramento epitomized the team's season-wide inconsistency.

Podcast: I hit on a number of Lakers-related topics with The Lakers Nation's David Brickley.

Tweet of the Day: "Sun-Wed start to Lakers-Hornets increases chance Bynum will sit G1. Phil Jackson said he might do it if Drew could get big rest. Now he can." -- SHowardCooper ('s Scott Howard-Cooper)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "I'm so glad this tortuous regular season is over - these last two weeks have been brutal. I don't think I could've taken one more practice season game. Bring on the playoffs! I really like the way things set themselves up for the Lakers - that upper bracket that the top seeded Spurs drew is a NIGHTMARE!" --- jefe101

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Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has the ball stripped by a Kings player as he's driving down the lane against center Samuel Dalembert in the second half Wednesday night in Sacramento. Credit: Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press / April 14, 2011