Lakers staying optimistic about Oklahoma City (Web links)
--The Times’ Mike Bresnahan explains why Kobe Bryant remained in high spirits following Tuesday’s practice.
--The Times’ Ben Bolch explains why Bryant and Derek Fisher have kept their friendship in check during this series.
--The Orange County Register’s Kevin Ding mentions that Bryant will still guard Russell Westbrook.
--NBA.com’s Scott Howard-Cooper mentions how the Lakers still have persisting issues guarding Westbrook.
--ESPN Los Angeles’ Brian Kamenetzky looks at the various issues the Lakers need to correct in Game 2.
--Sports Illustrated’s Zach Lowe dissects Andrew Bynum’s defense.
--The Oklahoman’s Darnell Mayberry provides five ways the Lakers might adjust in Game 2.
--ESPN Los Angeles’ Dave McMenamin explains why Bryant refuses to take charges.
--The Oklahoman’s Barry Tramel focuses on Metta World Peace’s weird comments about a number of topics. Tramel also highlights Fisher’s contention that he wasn’t trying to show up the Lakers’ bench after hitting a late-game shot in Game 1.
--The Daily News’ Elliott Teaford highlights Bryant’s contention that the Lakers are both “edgy” and “loose” during Tuesday’s practice.
--Lakers.com’s Mike Trudell highlights the adjustments the Lakers may make for Game 2.
--Silver Screen and Roll’s Ben R struggles to find anything positive to take from the Lakers’ Game 1 loss to Oklahoma City.
Tweet of the Day: “Pau accidentally hits the video coordinator in the face with a shot. Kobe w/ the tough love: “Aw, did he cut you? Shed a tear, chump”” -- mcten (ESPN Los Angeles’ Dave McMenamin)
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