Lakers' 86-78 victory over Atlanta Hawks looked ugly
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan highlights the Lakers' struggling offense in their 86-78 victory Tuesday over Atlanta.
--The Atlanta Journal Constitution's Michael Cunningham details the Hawks' shooting struggles.
--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford focuses on the Lakers' improved second half.
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan focuses on Mike Brown's conversation with Metta World Peace about his frustration that Brown is a "stats guy."
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding highlights Kobe Bryant's high volume of minutes.
--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford details Brown's conversation with World Peace.
--I explain why Bryant plans to make adjustments on what will give him better looks at the basket.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin also details Brown's meeting with World Peace.
--Sports Illustrated's Britt Robson ranks the Lakers at No. 8 overall.
--The Times' Bill Plaschke remains bored with the Lakers.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding remains encouraged with the Lakers' progress.
--Fox Sports West's Joe McDonnell argues Pau Gasol continues to shed the soft label.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers' win over Atlanta.
--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell provides a running diary of the Lakers-Hawks game.
--Forum Blue and Gold's R.R. Magellan breaks down the good, bad and ugly in the Lakers' win over Atlanta.
Tweet of the Day: "Jeremy Lin can score on anyone without a ProbLIN." -- MettaWorldPeace (Lakers forward Metta World Peace)
Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "The team had better do something. Empty seats in the Staples Center show that fans are becoming unhappy. Every week we get a new carrot to hope about, every week we are disappointed. You would think that the front office would sign someone just to keep the fans happy and to fill seats. How the mighty have fallen." -- Jay Taylor
-- Mark Medina
Photo: Lakers center Andrew Bynum, left, hauls in a pass in front of Atlanta forward Marvin Williams during the first half of Tuesday's game. Credit: Alex Gallardo / Associated Press / February 14, 2012