Lakers guard Kobe Bryant drives to the basket against Golden State Warriors… (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles…)
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan gives the Lakers credit for absorbing Andrew Bynum's absence in their 120-112 victory Sunday over the Golden State Warriors.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding mentions Bynum wore a compression sleeve on his right leg before the game to minimize the swelling.
--The San Francisco Chronicle's Rusty Simmons explains how the Warriors had no answer for Bryant.
--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford highlights the effort made by Kobe Bryant and Ramon Sessions during Bynum's absence.
--The San Jose Mercury News' Marcus Thompson II observed the Warriors aren't interested in tanking.
--The Times' Bresnahan mentions the possibility that Troy Murphy would start at center if Bynum has to miss games.
--The Daily News' Teaford explains how it's difficult for the Lakers rookies to get fully acclimated during a lockout-shortened season.
--The Times' Helene Elliott notes that Bryant overcame a poor shooting stretch and recent fatigue in the win over Golden State.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Arash Markazi mentions how Bryant laughs off his critics.
--Fox Sports West's Joe McDonnell hardly is surprised about Bryant's heroics.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers' win over Golden State.
--Sports Illustrated's Zach Lowe wonders if the Lakers are tired.
--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark notes how Bynum's injury coincided with the Lakers' fatigue catching up to them.
--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano highlights the good, the bad and the ugly in the Lakers' win over the Warriors.
--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell provides a running diary of the Lakers-Warriors game.
Tweet of the Day: "Caught Andrew Bynum (ankle) on the way out. He's sore, but told me he is "fine" & "definitely" playing on Tuesday vs NJ." -- LakersReporter (Lakers.com's Mike Trudell)
Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "This is good news and I'm sure we'd all feel better once we get the news that he'll be playing tomorrow. Having said that, we're really looking ragged on D these days. Bynum isn't crashing boards like he was earlier and he's not altering/blocking as many shots, either." -- Jamie Sweet