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Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum dominate in Lakers' win over Rockets

January 4, 2012 |  1:44 pm

Mike Brown/Kobe Bryant

Game stories

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan explores how Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum became a tough 1-2 combo during the Lakers' 108-99 victory Tuesday over Houston.

--The Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen notes how the Lakers took control in the fourth quarter against the Rockets. 

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding focuses on Bryant's aggressiveness. 

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford credits Bryant for playing through his wrist injury. 

Columns

--The Times' T.J. Simers argues Brown is being a pushover for deferring to Bryant.

--ESPN.com's J.A. Adande argues Bryant's still shooting too much. 

--Fox Sports' Joe McDonnell argues the Lakers have their own Big Three. 

Notebooks

--The Times' Bresnahan details how Metta World Peace has led the bench reserves.

--The Daily News' Teaford looks at how Brown's coaching staff spends one-on-one time with players watching film. 

Sidebars

--The Times' Ben Bolch notices Steve Blake is closing out the fourth quarter more than Derek Fisher.

--Hoopsworld's Eric Pincus examines how Brown defers to Bryant. 

Blogs

--Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer makes fun of Bynum's driving. 

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers' win over Houston. 

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin explores the dynamic in the Brown-Bryant relationship. 

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell keeps a running diary of the Lakers-Rockets game. 

--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore loves Bynum's potential, assuming he stays healthy. 

Tweet of the Day: "The only reasonable reaction to the release of the All-Star ballot today is to laugh and then ignore it." -- ZachLowe_SI (Sports Illustrated's Zach Lowe)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "Don´t like the turn that Coach brown has made in the way he see Kobe's game. By telling 'Kobe needs some freedom 'cause he's the star', more freedom than Morris, DFish or...Pau???, you're sending a clear message: things are going to remain the same, we're 4 guys on a system and Kobe doin' his own stuff." -- Felix Antonio Gutierrez Santolino

-- Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers Coach Mike Brown greets Kobe Bryant as he heads to the bench in the first half Tuesday night at Staples Center. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times


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