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Lakers' Winning Plan: Keep It Simple

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LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers fired their first coach just over a week into the season in large part because of the team's struggles running the Princeton offensive system.

Now, they're not even really running one.

"We don't have a system," coach Mike D'Antoni said before the Lakers cruised past the New Orleans Hornets, 111-106, at Staples Center for a third straight home victory. "We play basketball. The system is move the ball, play hard defense, space the floor and who's open shoots. It's not a difficult thing."

But it is working, perhaps better than anything that's come before it.

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