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Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 86-85 loss to Utah Jazz

April 6, 2011 | 11:34 am

 

Game stories

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan explains the Lakers poor effort in their 86-85 loss Tuesday to the Utah Jazz.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding notes the irony that the Lakers want home-court advantage, yet have lost their past two games at home.

--The Riverside Press Enterprise's David Lassen notices the Lakers-Jazz game appeared as ugly as the Connecticut-Butler national championship game.

--The Daily News' Jill Painter highlights Kobe Bryant's turnover on the final play of the game.

--The Salt Lake Tribune's Brian T. Smith praises Gordon Hayward's performance.

Notebooks

--The Times' Bresnahan highlights Amare Stoudemire's comments on Pau Gasol saying that he's soft.

--The Daily News' Tom Hoffarth reports Joel Meyers will not have his contract renewed for next season as the Lakers' play-by-play announcer.

--The Riverside Press Enterprise's Lassen notes Phil Jackson's strong contention he would never coach high school.

--Hoops World's Eric Pincus highlights Bryant's praise for Hayward.

Sidebars

--The Times' Broderick Turner asks Meyers about reports that Spero Dedes will replace him at the end of the season, but he declined to say anything.

--Sports Illustrated's Britt Robson ranks the Lakers as No. 1.

--This for me is a pointless website considering the schedule magnets on my refrigerator, pocket schedules, TV listing and newspaper listings. But it still could be helpful for some fans so I'll pass it along. Are the Lakers playing tonight? explains the time, date and channel of the Lakers' next game. 

Blogs

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin breaks down the Lakers' loss to Utah.

--BBall Breakdown explains how to beat the Lakers.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano details the Lakers' poor execution against the Jazz.

--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark argues the Lakers should be embarrassed for their loss to Utah.

Tweet of the Day: "I got an offer to work with Roger Mayweather this summer I'm really looking forward it!" -- AndrewBynum (Lakers center Andrew Bynum)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "I have no words to describe what I saw: Kobe dealing with a rookie? I thought he was better than that, nah? Kobe, learn to pick your figths. Against a rookie? And the rookie looked good over KOBE? I'm glad my kid was sleeping and didn't see that..." -- Magic Phil

--Mark Medina

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