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Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 95-87 loss to Golden State Warriors

April 7, 2011 |  8:30 am

60712682Note: We here at the Lakers blog know how important the fans are. You’re cheering them on in the stands, diligently watching the game at home (while you scream and yell, of course) and you're even sporting Lakers gear around the city. Now we want to see it!

Since the playoffs are around the corner, The Times is asking readers to submit their Lakers photos, whether it be you and your family at a game, or a pic of the guy on the Metro wearing his purple and gold wig on the way to Staples Center.   We want it all. Even Lakers flags on cars? Sure, why not.

Each week, the Lakers blog will feature a Lakers fan photo in one of the "Caught in the Web" posts so the rest of the city can see Angelenos' boundless dedication. Here's how to submit photos: Perhaps the easiest way is to upload a picture on the L.A. Times Lakers Facebook page. On the go? Send us your pics through Twitter. Just include the hashtag #latlakers when you create your tweet. And if you’re on Flickr, join the Lakers@L.A.Times photo pool.  

DISCLAIMER All photos must be: 1) original — because it is so uncool to steal other people’s work; 2) unaltered — you know what we’re saying. We’re looking for a real moment, no showing off every Photoshop skill you ever acquired. Of course, slight exposure and color correction are acceptable; 3) Recent photos, please – we’re talking current moments, not from your archive collection. Be sure to describe your photograph in detail, including where and when it was made. Photographers agree that The Times may reproduce photos in any format.

Another note: I'm also planning to ask Matt Barnes fan questions. You may recall I did something similar with Ron Artest in two separate posts (Part 1 and Part 2). Share your questions in the comments threads and I'll pick the 10 best to ask Barnes. Now onto the links below the jump

Game stories

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan explains the Lakers' poor effort in their 95-87 loss Wednesday to the Golden State Warriors.

--The San Francisco Chronicle's Rusty Simmons mentions how it was always a dream for new Warriors owner Joe Lacob to beat the Lakers. Well, he got his wish on his first day on the job. 

--The Oakland Tribune's Marcus Thompson II notices the Warriors had nothing to lose. 

Notebooks

--The Times' Bresnahan reports that Lakers color analyst Stu Lantz will be back next year.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding notes Lakers Coach Phil Jackson won't pay attention to the standings until the final week of the season.

Sidebars

--Fox Sports lists Bryant at the sixth spot for league MVP because he hasn't had many game winners and Bynum's been the main ingredient behind the Lakers' resurgence.

Blogs

---ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers' loss to Golden State.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell details the game in a running diary.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Jeff Skibiski analyzes the Lakers' turnovers.

Tweet of the Day: "Warrior Girls beat the Laker Girls in the dance contest and now Warrior Guys beat our Lakers... no bueno" -- BriBree (Laker girl Bri)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: ""I don't care who it is, but they should have a button they can press when a Chick-ism is appropriate during the game. Imagine after a horrible non-call by the refs with the crowd booing (e.g., Kobe or AB getting creamed without a call for a change), the play-by-play guy can just press a button and WE get to hear: "There are 20,000 referees in the building, but only three of them have whistles."

Or when LeBron does his crab crawl: "He did the bunny hop in a pea-patch." Or when we're getting blown out at the appropriate time in the game: "The Lakers haven't had the lead since Hector was a pup!" etc, etc, etc I wonder if Marge would sanction that. My guess is that she would say: "Your chances are slim and none and slim just left the building!"" -- Jason L

-- Mark Medina and Sarah Ardalani

mgmedin@gmail.com

Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant splits the defense of Warriors guards Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry in the first half Wednesday night at Oracle Arena. Credit: Ben Margot / Associated Press


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