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Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 96-85 victory over Utah Jazz

April 2, 2011 |  8:00 am

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Game stories

-- The Times' Broderick Turner credited the Lakers rallying for a 96-85 victory Friday over the Utah Jazz.

-- The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding details the Lakers' dominance.

-- The Salt Lake Tribune's Brian T. Smith focuses on the Jazz's dashed playoff hopes.

-- The Daily News' Elliott Teaford highlights the Lakers' second-half improvement against Utah.

Notebooks

-- The Times' Turner reports Lakers forward Matt Barnes sounded contrite over his one-game suspension.

-- The Orange County Register's Ding highlights Bryant's zingers on Kyrylo Fesenko.

-- The Daily News' Teaford details Barnes' suspension.

Columns

-- The Salt Lake Tribune's Kurt Kragthorpe mentions the Lakers' habit of ending Utah's seasons.

-- The Salt Lake Tribune's Gordon Monson argues the Jazz should draft Jimmer Fredette.

Blogs

-- ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin breaks down the Lakers' victory over Utah.

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

-- Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark calls the Lakers' effort "impressively mundane."

Tweet of the Day: "Man. This is crazy what the lakers r doing. 17-1 since all star break. 9 game winning streak. Wow. Spurs lead over lakers down to 1.5 games" -- BA_Turner (The Times' Lakers beat reporter Brad Turner)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "I love that PJ's getting the second unit primed for the playoffs by giving them more minutes, while at the same time resting the starters more but not disturbing the rotations. I also like that Barnes got to rest his knee and hopefully he'll make up for the lost day's pay with tee-shirt sales!" -- KobeMVP888

-- Mark Medina

E-mail the Lakers blog at mgmedin@gmail.com.

Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant applauds the effort of his teammates from the bench during the second half Friday night in Utah. Credit: Steve C. Wilson / Associated Press


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