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Lakers-Clippers generate buzz (Web links)

January 26, 2012 |  4:09 pm


Game stories

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan highlights Pau Gasol's increased aggressiveness against in the Lakers' 96-91 win Wednesday over the Clippers. 

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding credits the Lakers for showing grit against the Clippers. 

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford focuses on the testiness surrounding the Lakers-Clippers game. 


--The Times' Bresnahan notes how rookie guard Andrew Goudelock took advantage of his increased minutes. 

--The Times' Broderick Turner focuses on Chris Paul's return to the lineup after nursing a hamstring injury.

--The Daily News' Teaford highlights the Forbes ranking the Lakers as the NBA's most valuable franchise. 


--The Times' Ben Bolch focuses on Metta World Peace's late-game contributions and energy. 


--The Times' Bill Dwyre loves the intensity in the recent Lakers-Clippers games. 

-The Daily News' Vincent Bonsignore credits Lakers Coach Mike Brown for having a defensive philosophy.  

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding argues Gasol needs to remain aggressive. 

--Fox Sports West's Michael Martinez believes the chippiness between the Lakers and Clippers is just starting. 

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin argues Gasol's production will mostly hinge on his own aggressiveness. 

--ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne believes the Lakers and Clippers have a rivalry. 

--Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski argues Gasol's head rub on Chris Paul sent a clear message. 


--The Times' Bill Plaschke argues the Clippers need to tone down their chippy play. 

--The Times' Melissa Rohlin highlights DeAndre Jordan's contention that there is no Lakers-Clippers rivalry.

--True Hoop's Kevin Arnovitz breaks down five things from the Lakers-Clippers game. 

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers' victory.'s Mike Trudell provides a running diary of the Lakers-Clippers game. 

--Clips Nation's John Raffo breaks down the Clippers' loss. 

--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark focuses on Gasol's hidden flame. 

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano wonders if Goudelock will now have an increased role. 

Tweet of the Day: "Saw Black Swan the other night but after all the references, was surprised to find Pau Gasol not actually in the film." -- EricPincus (Hoopsworld's Eric Pincus)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "I'm no lip reader, but it sure looked like Chris Paul was saying, "he's soft, he's soft," with Kobe behind him and Gasol within earshot. Good for Gasol, I would have smacked him over the head too. Gasol's been to three NBA finals and won two championships, what has Chris Paul, already declining at 26, won?" -- Fred Robledo

--Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers forward Pau Gasol, left, blocks a shot by Clippers forward Reggie Evans during the first half of Wednesday's game at Staples Center. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times / January 25, 2012.