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Lakers try to combat Thunder speed

Updated: April 27, 2010, 12:18 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- After the first game of the Los Angeles Lakers' first-round series with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kobe Bryant said the Lakers were like elephants trying to keep up with the deer-like Thunder.

Oklahoma City has outscored Los Angeles 72-17 in fastbreak points through the first four games of the series, but the elephants aren't conceding the footrace to the deer just yet.

"We got to get our [butts] back [on defense]," Bryant said after practice Monday. "Their ...

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