Lakers show improvement in win over Utah Jazz (Web links)
— The Times' Mike Bresnahan remains impressed with the Lakers' 96-71 victory Tuesday over the Utah Jazz since it was their third game in as many nights.
— The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding says the Lakers received some reassurance after their win against the Jazz.
— The Salt Lake Tribune's Brian T. Smith notes how the Jazz quickly fell apart.
— The Daily News' Elliott Teaford provides a nuanced look on what to take from the Lakers' win over Utah. There's no reason to panic, but it remains to be seen whether order has been restored.
— The Times' Bresnahan explains how Josh McRoberts has fit in well with the Lakers.
— The Daily News' Teaford highlights Coach Mike Brown's contention that he wasn't worried about the Lakers' slow start.
— The Times' T.J. Simers says the Lakers will be fine once Andrew Bynum returns.
— Sports Illustrated's Sam Amick wonders how long it will take for the Lakers to grasp a new system and personnel.
— Sheridan Hoops' Mark Heisler says it's unrealistic to think the Lakers will win the NBA title.
— The Salt Lake Tribune's Gordon Monson believes the Jazz's development will take time.
— ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin focuses on Pau Gasol's increased aggressiveness.
— ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers' victory over Utah.
— Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin noticed that the Lakers played with lots of energy.
— Lakers.com's Mike Trudell provides a running diary of the Lakers-Jazz game.
— Forum Blue and Gold's J.M. Poulard contends that the Lakers' win simply relieves some of the pressure.
— Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark argues that the Jazz proved to be the perfect opponent for the Lakers.
Tweet of the Day: "Really enjoyed Pau's performance last night. Hard work. Active hands." — ZachLowe_SI(Sports Illustrated's Zach Lowe)
Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day:"It cracks me up how all the tv sports guys are saying the fans need to stop panicing now. It was those guys who were calling the Lakers dead after two games, not us fans." — Adam Johnson
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Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant drives past Utah center Enes Kanter during Tuesday's game at Staples Center. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times / Dec. 27, 2011