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Today's links, featuring the Lakers' own apprehension with how difficult Friday night's win was.
- We lead with the recaps from the road team's side to illustrate how the Lakers barely saw last night's game as a win. [LA Times | Orange County Register | ESPN Los Angeles | LA Daily News | Silver Screen and Roll | Forum Blue and Gold | Pro Basketball Talk]
- Now, home team recaps. [Us | WashingtonWizards.com | Washington Post | Washington Times | CSN Washington | Washington Examiner | Wizards Extreme | District Sports Page]
- Postgame interviews. [Bradley Beal | Martell Webster | Cartier Martin]
- The Wizards sent out a release saying John Wall can start "ramping up" his activity level with his injured knee. [Us | AP | Truth About It | CSN Washington | Washington Examiner | Washington Post]
- Ric Bucher writes that John Wall's injury is a less severe version of what Blake Griffin had during his rookie year, and the Wizards are being cautious because they suspect Griffin's cavalier attitude about the pain helped cause it to be a fracture. Bucher suggests that, best-case scenario, Wall is back by the new year. Worst-case: all-star break. [Sulia]
- Here's video of Randy Wittman flipping out at a reporter asking more John Wall questions (go to the 1:15 mark). [Wizards Extreme]
- Martell Webster was much more subdued when asked about the many Lakers fans invading Verizon Center. You may remember his aggressive response when the Wizards beat the Heat.
- Ted Leonsis issued a firm denial of the Washington Post report that he rejected a James Harden trade for financial reasons. [Ted's Take]
- Here's your annual "Welcome back, Antawn Jamison" story. [CSN Washington]
- Mike Wise's radio show is being cancelled. Holden Kushner and Danny Rouhier will now be on from 10-2 each weekday. [DC Sports Bog]
- The head of the D.C. lottery said this yesterday: "We're hoping our Wizards scratch-off ticket will be more successful than the actual team." [NBC Washington]
- This image of Kevin Garnett and Kevin McHale sharing a hug after the news of McHale's daughter's death and the events in Connecticut yesterday was something else. [SB Nation]