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These Lakers aren't strangers to upsets

Updated: April 17, 2011, 10:56 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- While there seems to be no reasonable explanation for the Los Angeles Lakers' lackadaisical 109-100 loss to the New Orleans Hornets on Sunday, the outcome almost makes sense because logic doesn't really apply when assessing the state of these Lakers.

One would think with three full days since their regular-season finale, the Lakers would have an abundance of two things for sure: energy and focus that comes from plenty of preparation time.

They didn't have either.

They ...

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