Lakers beat Grizzlies: The reactions

I already described a very important moment. How about some more coverage?


-Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Times

-Kevin Ding, Orange County Register

-Gregg Patton, Press-Enterprise

-Elliott Teaford, Los Angeles Daily News

-Ronald Tillery, Commercial Appeal


-Teaford (Daily News), on the Lakers and Cavaliers jockeying for best overall record

-Broderick Turner (Los Angeles Times), on Pau Gasol's game

-Turner (LAT), on the revamped Dallas teamhosting the Lakers this evening


-Ding (OCR), on Bryant's energetic return to action

-John Ireland (ESPNLosAngeles.com), on Kobe's status as the ultimate closer

-Dave McMenamin (ESPNLosAngeles.com), on the statistics of Bryant's scoring

-Tillery (CA), on the Gasol brothers swap that worked out for both teams


-Laker Blog's Mark Medina has clips of Kobe's six game-winners this season.


-League officials have found nothing to make them think Cleveland and Big Z colluded about a return.

-The Wizards bad luck continues, as new addition Josh Howard is out with a torn ACL. In the meantime, former Wizard DeShawn Stevenson's grudge against Jay-Z remains current.

-Go on with your bad self, Marcus Thornton!

-Chris Douglas-Roberts is out of the doghouse. We'll see if the same can be said for Spencer Hawes. For Joe Alexander, it's all about a new house, period. Ditto, Lil' Nate.

-Tony Parker may hit the court again this evening.

-J.R. Smith loves him the second half of a season.

-Michael Beasley wasn't amused by the "Tito" label, but his coach laughed.