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Kobe Bryant overcomes fatigue [Web links]

April 02, 2012|By Mark Medina
  • Lakers guard Kobe Bryant drives to the basket against Golden State Warriors forward Klay Thompson and power forward David Lee in the second half of their game Sunday night at Staples Center.
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant drives to the basket against Golden State Warriors… (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles…)

Game stories

--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.

Notebooks

--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.

Columns

--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.

Blogs

--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

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