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Lakers not tough enough

The Lakers need to find the same toughness that wins championships.

Updated: January 25, 2010, 12:20 AM ET
By Steve Mason

The Lakers' season-long roadie is off to a rough 1-2 start as Hedo Turkoglu sank a pair of free throws and Kobe missed a ridiculously tough potential game-winner at the buzzer leading to a 106-105 loss to the Raptors at Toronto's Air Canada Centre Sunday.

Suddenly, the Purple & Gold are in a flat-footed tie in the loss column with Cleveland -- the Lakers are 33-11 while the Cavs are 34-11. That could give Mike Brown's hungrier LeBron-led team four home games in a potential championship ...

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