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Lakers show they have a lot of work to do on defense in exhibition loss
Lakers show they have a lot of work to do on defense in exhibition loss

Kobe Bryant continued to play well. The same couldn't be said about the Lakers. Specifically, their defense. The Golden State Warriors shot an alarming 67.7% in the first half Thursday and cruised to a 120-105 exhibition victory at Staples Center. It isn't quite one-third into October, and the regular season is more than two weeks away, but some things still need fixing around here. And nobody can blame Mike D'Antoni. "I was a little disappointed," Lakers Coach Byron Scott said. "As I told our guys in the locker room, winning in the NBA is not easy. You've got to sacrifice, you've got to come to work every day, you've got to bust your...

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