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Lakers' 73-70 victory over Mavericks wasn't pretty (Web links)

 

Derek Fisher's three-pointer beats the Mavericks. 

Game stories

The TImes' Mike Bresnahan highlights how Derek Fisher's game-winner in the Lakers' 73-70 win Monday against the Dallas Mavericks overshadowed an ugly performance.

--The Dallas Morning News' Eddie Sefko credits the Lakers for winning ugly.

The Daily News' Elliott Teaford details Fisher's game-winner.

The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding gives credit to the Lakers' defense.

Notebooks:

The Times' Bresnahan explains why it was surreal for former Laker Lamar Odom to return to Staples Center.

Sidebars:

The Times' Ben Bolch calls Fisher "Mr. Big Shot."

The Times' Broderick Turner provides a behind-the scenes look of the TNT pre-game show with Shaquille O'Neal, Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith.

--ESPN Dallas' Jeff Caplan notes Lamar Odom's improvement.

Columns:

The TImes' T.J. Simers  says Kobe Bryant needs to get Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum more involved.

Blogs:

ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers' ugly win over Dallas.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell provides a running diary of the Lakers-Mavericks game. 

--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore sums up the Lakers' win this way: "Great dessert, awful meal."

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano applauds Fisher for his game-winning shot. 

Tweet of the Day: "Several tweeters note declining Kobe poll numbers. So what. Top 3 in several categories at 33 and w/ injuries. Results are a positive." — SHowardCooper (NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper)

Rick Friedman Comment of the Day: "Still waiting for a credible explanation on why Lakers traded Odom for NOTHING in return?  I fear Jim Buss (Tommy Boy) is merely a shadow of his legendary father and the GM Kupchak ... well he has until trade deadline to prove his mettle" -- Alan Castillo 

— Mark Medina

Email the Lakers blog at mgmedin@gmail.com

Photo: Derek Fisher celebrates after hitting a three-point shot with 3.1 seconds remaining to give the Lakers a 73-70 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night at Staples Center. Credit: Michael Nelson / EPA

 
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