Note: We will have a live chat today at 5 p.m. during the Heat-Celtics game. I figured it'd be a good forum for Laker fans to vent out their frustrations on the team's play, the opponents they're seeing on the screen and everything else in general.
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan details the Lakers' unraveling in their 98-92 Game 3 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, also reporting that the Lakers held their longest morning shootaround since the 2008 NBA Finals. Obviously, the extra preparation didn't work.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding notices the Lakers' emotions are getting the best of them.
--The Dallas Morning News' Eddie Sefko looks at Peja Stojakovic's defense on Lamar Odom.
--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford credits Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki and Peja Stojakovic for beating the Lakers in Game 3.
--The Times' Bresnahan focuses on Pau Gasol's disappearing act in the NBA playoffs.
--The Times' Broderick Turner highlights Phil Jackson's animated pressure on the Lakers' big men.
--ESPN Dallas' Jeff Caplan credits Nowitzki's leadership.