Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 87-78 Game 2 victory over New Orleans Hornets
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan details how the Lakers overcame a poor shooting effort from Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Derek Fisher in their 87-78 Game 2 victory over New Orleans Hornets.
--The Times' Broderick Turner credits the Lakers for overcoming New Orlean's defense.
--The Times' Lisa Dillman looks at Aaron Gray's progression.
--The Times' Mark Heisler believes the Lakers showed heart.
Tweet of the Day: "@kristenblake2 I heard Steve briefly turned into a chicken before recovering. True or false? AK" -- ESPNLandoLakers (ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky to Kristen Blake, a tongue-in-cheek reference to TNT's claim that Steve Blake lost 25 pounds while having chickenpox.
Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "I was probably the most critical person of Lamar Odom in years past. And I won't say that I was wrong or apologize or anything like that. I was RIGHT. His performance this season proves that I was right... I'm very proud of Lamar and extremely pleased as a fan at what he has accomplished in the last two seasons, particularly this season. Once again, congratulations Lamar Odom for becoming the first Laker in history to win 6th man of the year! It's proof that hard work + talent does pay huge dividends" -- Tim-4-Show
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Photo: Lakers forward Matt Barnes fouls New Orleans forward Trevor Ariza on a driving layup in the lane in front of Lakers center Andrew Bynum on Wednesday night during Game 2 at Staples Center. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times / April 20, 2011