Lakers look to shake '08 memories

After Game 5 debacle, things were looking bleak for L.A., but Game 6 turned it around

Updated: June 16, 2010, 4:08 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- There was little to be said after Game 5 of these NBA Finals. All the momentum the Lakers had built, all the stereotypes they'd spent two years trying to undo had been flattened in a puddle of green sweat.

They were back in the place they had no intention of ever revisiting, on the stage they'd nervously blinked on two years ago.

It is not a place these Lakers have been very often. Character and guts and hearts exposed to the masses and shoved up against a thick wall.

There ...

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