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Familiarity should help Lakers

Updated: May 2, 2010, 5:20 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The Utah Jazz never stray too far from the minds of the Los Angeles Lakers.

After Game 4 of the Lakers' first-round series against the Thunder, when Oklahoma City came back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the series at two games apiece, Derek Fisher leaned on the experience of Los Angeles' win over Utah in the 2008 Western Conference semifinals as proof that the Lakers could win two games, lose two and then win two more to close out a series.

Kobe Bryant said that if there ...

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