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January 11, 2012 |  2:11 pm

Game stories

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan highlights Kobe Bryant's dominance in the Lakers' 99-83 victory Tuesday over the Phoenix Suns.

--The Arizona Republic's Paul Coro details Phoenix's unraveling in the fourth quarter. 

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding marvels at Bryant's 48-point effort. 

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford admires Bryant's ability to play through his injuries. 

Sidebars

--The Times' Bresnahan reports Lakers center Andrew Bynum doesn't plan to play in the 2012 London Olympics so he can rest his knees. 

--The Times' Ben Bolch highlights the emotions former Laker Shannon Brown felt on matching up against in his former team in the Lakers.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr relives some of Bryant's greatest performances. 

--The Daily News' Teaford highlights Brown's time with the Lakers. 

Columns

--The Times' T.J. Simers admires how Suns Coach Alvin Gentry has displayed class as a longtime NBA coach. 

--ESPN.com's J.A. Adande believes Bryant's 48-point performance was bred out of hatred for the Phoenix Suns, specifically Steve Nash. 

--The Orange County Register's Ding argues Bryant's performance should inspire others. 

--Fox Sports West's Joe McDonnell admires Bryant's ability to play through his injuries. 

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin explains how Lakers Coach Mike Brown remains more consumed with defense than Bryant's scoring. 

--Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski explores how Bryant and Mike Brown have communicated together late at night to improve his game. 

Blogs

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers' win over Phoenix.  

--Sports Illustrated's Zach Lowe breaks down Andrew Bynum's problems with making post passes. 

--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore argues Laker fans should simply appreciate Bryant's dominance while it lasts. 

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano breaks down the Lakers' victory. 

Tweet of the Day: "Since #NBARank is getting attention again, I'll explain what I said before: We were asked to rank every player in the league w/ a 1-10 mark ... Kobe ending up No. 7 only meant he ended up with a few more 8s & 9s instead of 10s compared to the six players in front of him" -- mcten (ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "Thank's for motivating Kobe. No changing of the guard yet." -- Peter Erb

--Mark Medina

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