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Time for distracted Lakers to focus

Updated: February 28, 2010, 12:08 AM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

If it looked as if the Lakers were sleepwalking through their 99-90 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, it's because they were. They won't admit it, but it was clear in every one of Kobe Bryant's behind-the-back passes and in every one of Pau Gasol's 21 quiet points. They were simply getting the job done; nothing more, nothing less.

"It was more like a cursory job getting that out there," Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. "I think the crowd was visiting with one another and having such ...

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