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New year, same problems for L.A.

The Lakers don't learn from their mistakes and suffer another tough home loss

Updated: January 3, 2011, 2:07 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers played their first game of 2011 on Sunday and the result, a 104-85 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, was much the same as things had been before the ball dropped in Times Square.

Against Memphis, the Lakers dropped the ball in many ways. They coughed up 20 turnovers that led to 18 points for the Grizzlies, were outrebounded 44-37 and were outscored 50-36 in the paint, 28-5 in fast-break points and 13-10 on second-chance points.

It was the fourth ...

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