Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 96-94 Game 1 loss to Dallas Mavericks
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan highlights the Lakers' poor execution in their 96-94 Game 1 loss to Dallas.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding blames the Lakers' loss on Kobe Bryant peaking too soon, Bryant lacking any support and Dallas playing like a veteran team.
--The Riverside Press Enterprise's David Lassen details the Lakers' unraveling.
--The Times' Bresnahan explains Luke Walton's lack of playing time.
--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr wonders if Bryant is truly clutch.
--The Riverside Press Enterprise's Lassen highlights Phil Jackson's apology to the Maloof family.
--The Daily News' Teaford explains Kobe Bryant's practice routine.
--The Times' Broderick Turner details Andrew Bynum's poor night.
--The Times' Lisa Dillman credits the Mavericks' balance in Game 1.
--The Times' Bill Plaschke believes the Mavericks played tougher and with more will in Game 1.
--The Times' T.J. Simers believes Mavericks owner Mark Cuban would be a good choice to own the Dodgers.
--The Times' Mark Heisler faults the Lakers for not executing their game plan.
--The Orange County Register's Ding wonders whether the Lakers will come to work.
--The Orange County Register's Jeff Miller wonders if Bryant's teammates will help him out in Game 2.
Tweet of the Day:"The @Lakers threw the game away and did not execute well in the 4th. Gasol & Bynum are going to have to dominate more." -- Magic Johnson (Lakers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson)
Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "Memo to Team: YESTERDAY was time to flip the switch. " -- Jon K.
-- Mark Medina
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Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant reacts after missing a last-second three-pointer against Dallas, which took Game 1, 96-94, Monday night at Staples Center. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times / May 2, 2011