Lakers positive about title chances

Updated: June 14, 2010, 4:04 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

BOSTON -- If the Lakers are privately pensive about the predicament they find themselves in -- needing to win two straight games at home to capture the championship -- after Sunday's 92-86 Game 5 loss to the Celtics, they sure did a good job of masking it with their public proclamations.

The Lakers will play an elimination game for the first time all playoffs Tuesday in Game 6 at Staples Center and the defending champs exuded confidence about their chances.

"I thought we had ...

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