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

January 17, 2012 |  2:25 pm


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.


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


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.


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


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

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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