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Phil Must Have Lakers Poised for Game 7

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The one other time in the past 16 years there was a Game 7 in the NBA Finals – another Thursday night, but five years ago – Phil Jackson wasn’t watching. He did want to watch, which is why he had the TiVo set for when the Pistons and Spurs took the court. And he did have professional interest again, having just been re-introduced as the new old Lakers coach nine days earlier.

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