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Lakers Tweetbag: Kobe on Twitter, Steve Nash and defense get credit for big win

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Welcome to the Lakers Tweetbag, where we compile a handful of the most interesting tweets from the Lakers beat writers throughout the Twittersphere. This is a prime cut from the people who follow the in's and out's of the purple and gold for a living. Enjoy the tweets, the create-a-caption, the goodies, and a wrap-up of all the writing here at Silver Screen & Roll after every game.

Tweetbag #7

The Tweets

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Btw I've decided to takeover nikes twitter handle for a few days. So yes I'm finally tweeting!! Mamba out</p>&mdash; Kobe Bryant (@nikebasketball) <a href="https://twitter.com/nikebasketball/status/283731423221915648" data-datetime="2012-12-26T00:30:17+00:00">December 26, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Dwight Howard talking to Pau Gasol about team clapping knees and then hissing when Kobe Bryant's name is announced</p>&mdash; Mark Medina (@MedinaLakersNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/MedinaLakersNBA/status/283649821338914817" data-datetime="2012-12-25T19:06:02+00:00">December 25, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Nash is gathering his teammates, pointing to his temple: "Let's keep our heads." One guy doesn't join as he jabbers to ref: Dwight</p>&mdash; Dave McMenamin (@mcten) <a href="https://twitter.com/mcten/status/283700493639897089" data-datetime="2012-12-25T22:27:23+00:00">December 25, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>D'Antoni summarized why LAL are confident moving forward: they get a pretty good shot most times down, even in crunch time.</p>&mdash; Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) <a href="https://twitter.com/LakersReporter/status/283710072171937793" data-datetime="2012-12-25T23:05:26+00:00">December 25, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Mike D'Antoni credits late LAL D (Knicks scored only 16 in 4th), &amp; of course Nash orchestrating everything. Can't deny his impact.</p>&mdash; Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) <a href="https://twitter.com/LakersReporter/status/283709586844811264" data-datetime="2012-12-25T23:03:31+00:00">December 25, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Keys to the Lakers' win: Defense (held NYK to 42.7 pct shooting, 16 4th quarter pts) and low turnovers (just 12 as a team)</p>&mdash; Dave McMenamin (@mcten) <a href="https://twitter.com/mcten/status/283709193020665856" data-datetime="2012-12-25T23:01:57+00:00">December 25, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Pau on his late-game slam: "I don't dunk as often as I used to. It felt good to go to the hole"</p>&mdash; Dave McMenamin (@mcten) <a href="https://twitter.com/mcten/status/283714908112162816" data-datetime="2012-12-25T23:24:39+00:00">December 25, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>D'Antoni on Pau all alone for that dunk: "So much attention on Kobe and Steve and Dwight ..."</p>&mdash; KEVIN DING (@KevinDing) <a href="https://twitter.com/KevinDing/status/283710506433384449" data-datetime="2012-12-25T23:07:10+00:00">December 25, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-left" width="350"><p>Asked about his tussle with Tyson Chandler today, Metta paused, struggling to remember it: "I got a lot of tussles. I don't even know."</p>&mdash; KEVIN DING (@KevinDing) <a href="https://twitter.com/KevinDing/status/283723317817532416" data-datetime="2012-12-25T23:58:04+00:00">December 25, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Kobe on @<a href="https://twitter.com/stevenash">stevenash</a> running end-game Lakers show: "It puts everybody in position to do what they do best."</p>&mdash; KEVIN DING (@KevinDing) <a href="https://twitter.com/KevinDing/status/283716644008783872" data-datetime="2012-12-25T23:31:33+00:00">December 25, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>No question LAL needed Kobe to facilitate more when Nash was out, &amp; sometimes his big scoring games made it tough to do both.</p>&mdash; Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) <a href="https://twitter.com/LakersReporter/status/283768246694453249" data-datetime="2012-12-26T02:56:36+00:00">December 26, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The whole "The Lakers were 1-11 when Kobe scores 30+ points" thing is dying. They've now won 5 straight in which he scores 30.</p>&mdash; Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) <a href="https://twitter.com/LakersReporter/status/283768097255616512" data-datetime="2012-12-26T02:56:01+00:00">December 26, 2012</a></blockquote>

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The Caption

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Darius: "Yo Steve, you believe Kobe took 41 shots?

Nash: "Well, he hasn’t broken enough records."

Kobe: "I’m sorry guys."

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The Goodies

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