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Lakers drop one in Dallas: The reactions

Here was my reaction to Wednesday's 101-96 loss Wednesday night to the Mavericks in Dallas. See below for more opinions, reports, and news of the day.

Game Reports:

-Mike Bresnahan, LA Times

-Kevin Ding, OC Register

-Elliott Teaford, LA Daily News

-Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News

News and Notes:

-The Lakers will spend most of March on the road. Kobe Bryant isn't concerned. (You expected otherwise?)"

-Ron Artest is having the defensive impact the Lakers hoped for.

-Dallas was without Caron Butler, who missed the game because of a reaction to medication. Meanwhile, former Laker (and lifetime Kamenetzky favorite) Von Wafer is a Maverick. Still, Dallas wants more size.

-One guy who shouldn't be blamed for the loss is Lamar Odom, who was strong and aggressive throughout.

Good Numbers:

-Hoopdata.com Advanced Box Score

Columns, Opinions, and Other Stuff:

-Ding, OC Register- Kobe's fate could be in Fish's hands

-ESPN Daily Dime- Jason Kidd looks rejuvenated, hydrated

-John Ireland, ESPN Los Angeles.com- Lakers vs. Mavs in the playoffs would be a great series

-Calvin Watkins, ESPN Dallas.com- L.A. is impressed with Dallas, but aren't concerned about them

-Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News- Kobe missed, but give the Mavs credit

-Charley Rosen, Fox Sports- Win shows Dallas can contend in the Western Conference

-Mark Medina, LAT- An interview with Roland Lazenby regarding his new book about Jerry West

Around the Blogs:

-JET attack does in L.A.: Silver Screen and Roll

-Dirk and Terry sink the Lakers: Forum Blue and Gold

-Too many letdowns lead to loss: LA Times Lakers Blog

-Plenty of bright spots for the Mavs: MavsMoneyball

-Lakers.com Basketblog running game diary