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Lakers' Defense Bad, Effort Worse

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His first road game as Lakers coach is as good a time as any to lob out the first serious questions about Mike D'Antoni's ability to teach and preach defense.

More valid would be to wonder how Dwight Howard, D'Antoni's supposed defensive anchor, could be this non-existent in any game.

One night after their best victory of the season, holding off the hot Brooklyn Nets, the lethargic Lakers lost to the lowly Sacramento Kings, 113-97, on Wednesday.

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