Caught in the Web: Lakers prepare for Game 4 against Dallas Mavericks
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan says the Lakers' struggles against Dallas has a similar feel to 2004 when the Lakers lost to the Detroit Pistons in the NBA Finals and then made significant roster changes.
--The Times' Broderick Turner explains how the Lakers are preparing for the difficult task in overcoming a 0-3 deficit to the Dallas Mavericks.
--The Times' Mark Heisler notes that the Lakers and Celtics are on the decline for similar reasons.
--The Daily News' Vincent Bonsignore says an 0-3 deficit will be too hard for the Lakers to overcome.
--The Orange County Register's Jeff Miller explores Ron Artest's off-beat comments.
--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford wonders if this is the last game for Jackson.
--The Orange County Registers' Randy Youngman lists 10 reasons the Lakers are about to get eliminated in the playoffs.
Tweet of the Day: "Just as you wonderful moms out there love your kids, love for this Lakers team is unwavering. Bring your best & no regrets. #Lakers" -- Jeanie Buss (Lakers executive vice president Jeanie Buss)
Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "No matter the outcome of game 4 tomorrow, I will always support my Lakers team and be a Lakers fan till the end. I live in Dallas, Texas, and I wear my Lakers t-shirt with pride whether they are losing or winning" -- Buddy
-- Mark Medina
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Photo: Mavericks point guard Jason Kidd forces a jump ball with Lakers forward Lamar Odom during Game 3 on Friday night in Dallas. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times