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Kobe Bryant won't have medical procedure on right wrist

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Game stories

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan finds plenty to scrutinize in the Lakers' 90-82 victory Sunday over the Memphis Grizzlies. Bresnahan also reports that Kobe Bryant won't undergo the same medical procedure on his wrist that he had on his knee and ankle in Germany last year, for a variety of reasons. German doctor Peter Wehling won't travel to the United States. It's also unrealistic for Bryant to arrange an overseas trip during the regular season and NBA All-Star weekend. 

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding credits Kobe Bryant's hot hand against Memphis. 

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford explains how the Lakers beat Memphis despite committing 27 turnovers. 

Sidebars

--The Times' Bresnahan talks to Lakers assistant coach Darvin Ham about Andrew Bynum's development. 

--The Times' Ben Bolch explains how Memphis reserve guard and former USC player O.J. Mayo has progressed as a player. 

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin and The Daily News' Teaford note Matt Barnes won the starting small forward spot. 

--Hoopsworld's Eric Pincus ranks the Lakers at No. 12.

Columns

--The Times' Helene Elliott is impressed with Lakers forward Barnes' securing the starting small forward spot. 

--ESPN.com's J.A. Adande remains unimpressed with the Lakers' play.

--Fox Sports' Chris Tomasson talks to former Lakers of the 1971-72 team to reflect on that season's 33-game winning streak.

--The Orange County Register's Mark Whicker notices not everyone on the Lakers embraced the triangle offense. 

Blogs

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

--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark lauds the Lakers playing well despite the turnovers.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano looks at how Andrew Bynum must respond to double teams.

Tweet of the Day: "Lakers fans loving Bynum right now, but let me ask this: Does he put up the same numbers if you remove Gasol and replace Kobe with Turkoglu?" -- basketballtalk (Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: now that bynum gets doebleteamed, wonder whether he will keep the high stats...." -- Binsor Sitorus

-- Mark Medina

Email the Lakers blog at mgmedin@gmail.com

Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant gets tangled with Grizzlies center Marc Gasol and guard Tony Allen while trying to drive to the basket in the first half Sunday at Staples Center. Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

 
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