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Caught in the Web: Lakers prepare for Game 2 against Dallas

May 4, 2011 |  9:21 am

Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant doesn't seem too worried that the Lakers are off to a bad start in their Western Conference semifinal series against Dallas. Credit: Harry How / Getty Images / May 2, 2011 --The Times' Mike Bresnahan highlights Jerry Buss' visit to Lakers practice.

--The Times' Mark Heisler wonders if the Lakers are really in OK shape.

--The Times' Broderick Turner looks at the Game 2 adjustments the Lakers need to make.

--ESPN.com's J.A. Adande looks at the rivalry between Kobe Bryant and Dirk Nowitzki.

--Sports Illustrated's Sam Amick argues the Mavericks are a tougher team.

--The Daily News' Vincent Bonsignore believes the Lakers' game of chicken will eventually cost them.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr highlights the Lakers' optimism.

--ESPN Dallas' Jeff Caplan details how the Mavericks' mental toughness has improved.

--The Dallas Morning News' Tim Cowlishaw argues the Mavericks can upset the Lakers.

--Ball Don't Lie's Dan Devine provides a funny photo of Nowitzki.

--NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper believes it's plausible Ron Artest will guard Nowitzki in Game 2.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky breaks down Bryant's shooting in Game 1.

--The Riverside Press Enterprise's David Lassen faults the Lakers' human nature for having a situational attitude toward games. Lassen also explains what the Lakers plan to do to get their big men more involved in the game.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne believes the Lakers and Mavericks will soon come to blows.

--NBA.com's Sekou Smith notices the Lakers' calmness during their current struggles.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford examines the Lakers' Game 1 loss to Dallas.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell details Tuesday's practice .

--Fox Sports' Billy Witz wonders about Kobe Bryant's playoff clutchness.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano believes the Mavericks could pose a threat to the Lakers.

Tweet of the Day: "Lam needs to eat good for the game tomorrow. So I went a tad cray cray with dinner tonight." -- KhloeKardashian (Khloe Kardashian, reality T.V. star and wife of Lakers forward Lamar Odom

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "Despite everything, we should have won the game, but a lack of focus in the fourth quarter led to turnovers that literally cost us the game when it could have gone the other way. Beyond frustrating. The team needs to get the Eye of the Tiger back. " -- Jon K.

--Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant doesn't seem too worried that the Lakers are off to a bad start in their Western Conference semifinal series against Dallas. Credit: Harry How / Getty Images / May 2, 2011


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