--The Times’ Mike Bresnahan details the Lakers’ disappointing 102-93 loss Thursday to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
--The Daily News’ Elliott Teaford looks at how the Lakers couldn’t keep up with the Thunder.
--The Daily News’ Teaford quotes a Lakers insider who mentioned Andrew Bynum’s ill-advised three-pointer was just the “tip of the iceberg” that irked Coach Mike Brown.
--The Times’ Baxter Holmes documents Russell Westbrook’s speed.
--Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins explains how the Lakers hardly looked like a contender.
--The Times’ Melissa Rohlin highlights Derek Fisher’s return to L.A.
--I talk about Ramon Sessions’ recent struggles.
--Yahoo! Sports’ Marc Spears details how Fisher is overcoming the bitterness he felt regarding the Lakers trading him.
--The Times’ Bill Plaschke rips the Lakers for trading Derek Fisher and believes they have no chance in beating the Thunder in the playoffs.
--CBS Sports’ Ken Berger considers the Lakers a major threat.
--The Daily News’ Jill Painter mentions how Fisher has moved on since being traded by the Lakers.
--ESPN Los Angeles’ Ramona Shelburne argues the Lakers have faded in the Western Conference.
--The Orange County Register’s Mark Whicker argues the Thunder proved its superiority against the Lakers.
--Fox Sports’ Jason Whitlock argues Bryant is the Lakers’ problem.
--ESPN Los Angeles’ Brian Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers’ loss to Oklahoma City.
--Sports Illustrated’s Zach Lowe takes plenty from the Thunder-Lakers game.
--ESPN Los Angeles’ Dave McMenamin provides a checklist of things the Lakers need to master before the playoffs.
Tweet of the Day: “There have been no discussions about Magic Johnson quitting as Lakers VP. There may never be either. Mostly ceremonial post at this point.” -- SHowardCooper (NBA.com’s Scott Howard-Cooper)