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Lakers in trouble after Game 3

Updated: June 11, 2004, 4:08 AM ET
By Dr. Jack Ramsay | Special to ESPN.com

I think one of the big differences tonight was the playing level of Karl Malone. I don't think they can win if he can only play at this level, or not play at all. Their backups are not sufficient and I think an injured Malone affects the Lakers' game as a whole.

The other key was that the Pistons' guards just dominated the Lakers' guards, outscoring them 50-19. And Detroit's defense, along with the defense of the post players, was dominant throughout the game.

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