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Gregg Popovich: Lakers trump Spurs

Updated: February 3, 2011, 11:26 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The saying goes it takes one to know one, and so it was an informed opinion coming from the coach of the team with the top record in West, Gregg Popovich, when he dubbed the Los Angeles Lakers, and not his San Antonio Spurs, as the best team in the conference Thursday.

"I think they are the best team in the West," Popovich said during his pregame remarks before the Lakers hosted the Spurs. "I think the struggles are overblown by you guys and gals. They are who they are. They've ...

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