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Lakers reportedly tried trading Pau Gasol for Kevin Love

January 12, 2012 |  8:15 am

Pau Gasol--The New York Post's Peter Vecsey reported that the Lakers offered Pau Gasol to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love after the league canceled the Chris Paul trade.

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Game stories

--The Times' Ben Bolch highlights the Lakers' big late-game plays in their 90-87 overtime win Wednesday over the Utah Jazz.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding highlights Kobe Bryant's comments that his wrist is healing.

--The Deseret News' Jody Genessy and The Salt Lake Tribune's Brian T. Smith notes the Jazz's progress despite blowing a lead in overtime. 

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford credits Andrew Bynum for his late-game block on Al Jefferson that helped secure the Lakers' win over Utah. 

Notebooks

--The Times' Bolch talks to rookie Andrew Goudelock about adjusting to the Lakers.

--The Orange County Register's Ding focuses on Metta World Peace's struggles. 

--The Daily News' Teaford explains how Luke Walton is making the most of his increased playing time.

Sidebars

--The Salt Lake Tribune's Tony Jones focuses on the Bryant-Raja Bell rivalry. 

--Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix talks to former Laker Lamar Odom about his frustrating year. 

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin features Mike Brown's comments comparing and contrasting Bryant and LeBron James.

Columns

--The Orange County Register's Ding agrees with Kobe Bryant's contention that his wrist will heal by the playoffs. 

--The Deseret News' Brad Rock argues the Jazz has a bright future. 

Blogs

--ESPN Los Angeles' McMenamin outlines 10 things to take away from the Lakers' victory. 

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

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

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano credits the frontline's big plays late in the game. 

--Silver Screen and Roll's Ben R. credits Bryant's performance and the Lakers' defense. 

Tweet of the Day: " FINALLY a day off 2maro, can't WAIT to hangout w/my baby boys 2maro" -- Matt_Barnes22 (Lakers forward Matt Barnes)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "An ugly win is still a good win as far as I'm concerned." -- Jon K.

--Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers forward Pau Gasol, right, hooks a shot over Utah's Al Jefferson during Wednesday's game. Credit: George Frey / EPA


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