Pau Gasol takes Clippers 'very seriously' (Web links)
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan and Broderick Turner explain why Lakers forward Pau Gasol takes the Clippers "very seriously."
--The Times' Turner reports it's possible Clippers guard Chris Paul will play Wednesday against the Lakers.
--The Times' Melissa Rohlin reports Blake Griffin's contention that he doesn't flop.
--True Hoop's Henry Abbott looks at the rare times the Lakers have functioned well on offense.
--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr focuses on Gasol's unhappiness with his role.
--Fox Sports ranks the Lakers at No. 15.
--The Daily News' Tom Hoffarth breaks down the differences between rooting for the Lakers and for the Clippers.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Arash Markazi argues that Dwight Howard wouldn't fit in well with the Clippers.
--Fox Sports West's Michael Martinez notes that the Clippers don't view their match-up with the Lakers as a rivalry.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin explains why Lakers Coach Mike Brown is "still searching" with his team.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky dissects how Gasol can balance scoring and facilitating.
--Sports Illustrated's Zach Lowe argues that the Lakers' main problem on offense has to deal with their lack of shooters.
--The Orange County Register's Jeff Miller wonders if the Lakers could win the title without acquiring Howard.
--Sports Illustrated's Britt Robson ranks the Lakers at No. 15, saying it's partly because they are squandering Gasol's skills.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Stephen A. Smith argues that the Lakers should keep the current roster intact and wait to sign Kevin Garnett via free agency this summer.
--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell compares and contrasts the low-post touches that Gasol and Andrew Bynum receive.
--The Orange County Register's Dan Woike notices that the Clippers are refusing to engage in any trash talk with the Lakers.
--The Orange County Register's Randy Youngman wonders why the Lakers remain horrible from three-point range.
--Clips Nation's Steve Perrin argues that the Clippers shouldn't have a hard time defending the Lakers.
Tweet of the Day: "Pau Gasol said today that the Clippers needed to be taken "very seriously." A year ago, people would have laughed at him. Not any more." -- Mike_Bresnahan (L.A. Times Lakers beat writer Mike Bresnahan)
Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "The team has an identity and its a winning one: 3 Finals, 2 Rings, 4 Playoffs. Its Brown and his coaching staff who don't know what they are. They're not teaching old dogs new tricks, they're telling the bulldogs they're now suppose to be greyhounds. Good luck with that." -- Pi Ang
-- Mark Medina
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Photo: Pau Gasol battles the Clippers' Blake Griffin on Jan. 14. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times