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Lakers' 97-90 victory over Golden State Warriors looked ugly

Kobe Bryant

Game stories

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan highlights the Lakers' ugly execution in their 97-90 victory Friday over the Golden State Warriors.

--Oakland Tribune's Marcus Thompson II explains how the Warriors couldn't stop Kobe Bryant. 

--Daily News' Elliott Teaford credits Bryant's 39-point performance for overcoming the Warriors' rally. 

Notebooks

--Orange County Register's Janis Carr and Daily News' Teaford explain why Lakers Coach Mike Brown isn't concerned about Bryant's wrist injections. 

--The San Francisco Chronicle's Rusty Simmons details Dorell Wright's poor shooting performance. 

Sidebars

--The Times' Ben Bolch talks to 710 ESPN radio analyst and former Laker Mychal Thompson about his son, Klay, scoring a career-high 14 points against the Lakers.

--NBA.com's Fran Blinebury reflects on the Lakers' 33-game winning streak through their 1971-72 championship season. 

--Fox Sports lists Metta World Peace on its list of 10 most disappointing players to start the season. 

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin focuses on Kobe Bryant's belief that Andrew Bynum has surpassed Pau Gasol in the pecking order. 

Blogs

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers' victory over Golden State.

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

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano breaks down the good, the bad and the ugly from the Lakers' win. 

--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark credits the Lakers' work ethic despite their many struggles. 

Tweet of the Day: Kwame Brown on ex-teammate Andrew Bynum: "I taught him everything he knows. I told him if you can score on me, you can score on anyone.' -- Mike_Bresnahan (L.A. Times' Lakers beat writer)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "There is a psychological "pecking order" on the offense... but there shouldn't be. It should be about ball movement, creating space and as Jeff Kerns notes "let the open man score."" -- Jon Michael Philip

-- Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant tries to split the defense of Golden State's Chris Wright, left, and Klay Thompson on a drive in the fourth quarter Friday night at Staples Center. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times 

 
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