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Another Pratfall by Slumping Lakers

EPA

The Los Angeles Lakers had stumbled and bumbled enough lately, and they really had to win Sunday night.

After all, had they lost, they would have had the same number of losses as those perennial losers, the Sacramento Kings, and twice as many losses as their upstart roomies down the hall, the L.A. Clippers.

Yet that's exactly what happened, the Lakers wasting a remarkable shooting effort from the three-point arc and, despite a late rally, falling to the Utah Jazz 117-110.

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