Lakers lose in Orlando: The reactions

After focusing on one moment from the game, we share feedback on plenty, plenty more...

Game Reports

-Mike Bresnahan, LA Times

-Elliott Teaford, LA Daily News

-Kevin Ding, OC Register

-Gregg Patton, Riverside Press-Enterprise

-Brian Schmitz, Orlando Sentinel

Notebooks and News Items

-Kobe Bryant gives high marks for effort, LA Daily News

-Ron Artest's inner monologue lands in his hair, Press-Enterprise

-Magic make a stand they couldn't last June, LA Times

-Artest suffers a rough afternoon, LA Times

-Kobe was late to the game after suffering a stomach ailment, OC Register

-Bryant scrapped with Orlando's Matt Barnes, calls him "entertaining" after the game, OC Register

Blog Reports

-Forum Blue and Gold: Loss has familiar elements

-LA Times Lakers Blog: Sunday's loss was about execution, not effort

-Orlando Magic Daily: Magic show their grit in beating L.A.

-Orlando Pinstriped Post: Defense and aggressive play is enough to beat the Lakers

-Silver Screen and Roll: Wasn't such a fun trip, was it?


-Ding (OCR): Signs of life were demonstrated during the loss

-Kelly Dwyer (Ball Don't Lie): Among other issues for this game, the referees let it get too bonkers

-Dave McMenamin (ESPNLosAngeles.com): The fall in Orlando reflects an offense unbalanced upon Bryant's return

-McMenamin (ESPNLosAngeles.com): Barnes is the Magic's "edgy" guy

-Patton (PE): Oogly roadie.

-Tim Povtak (AOL Fanhouse): Pau Gasol's take on the offense.

-Charley Rosen (Fox Sports): Physical play messes up the Lakers